Tag Archives: Obama

DERP: Obama lapdog Michael Skolnik FEELS Trump used Syria strike to distract from Russian investigation

Well this is disconcerting.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/samj-3930/2017/04/07/derp-obama-lapdog-michael-skolnik-feels-trump-used-syria-strike-to-distract-from-russian-investigation/

Sheila Jackson Lee: GOP lawsuit against Obama a ‘veil for impeachment’

http://twitter.com/#!/laspinks/status/494600488625516544

Democrats in DC are jumping at any opportunity to work their base into a frenzy by talking about supposed Republican threats to impeach President Obama.

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee is doing her part to perpetuate the “impeachment” fears:

http://twitter.com/#!/ChadPergram/status/494599788956897281

Is “veiled impeachment” mentioned in the Constitution?

http://twitter.com/#!/CaswellTTU99/status/494600407553806336

And for those who have made a game out of how much the Dems talk about impeachment:

http://twitter.com/#!/whpresscorps/status/494600520699752448

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/07/30/drink-sheila-jackson-lee-gop-lawsuit-against-obama-a-veil-for-impeachment/

Obama to hit the beach after next inauguration

http://twitter.com/#!/GPollowitz/status/476471030014541826

Tackling the tough questions about college affordability and student loan debt today on Tumblr, President Obama was asked what he’d be doing once he was out of office. It looks like any charity work will have to wait a few days at least.

http://twitter.com/#!/samsteinhp/status/476469970964983808
http://twitter.com/#!/Emily_DeRuy/status/476470104629063680
http://twitter.com/#!/LoganDobson/status/476470763751763968
http://twitter.com/#!/MikeUehlein/status/476470850838069249

Obama will be dreaming from his prison cell about
drinking from a coconut on a beach after R's capture
the Senate midterm and prosecute him— Federal Spy Guy (@FederalSpyGuy) June 10, 2014

 

 

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/06/10/vacation-time-obama-to-hit-the-beach-after-next-inauguration/

Obama, CDC won’t like S.E. Cupp’s key question about Ebola-exposed docs

http://twitter.com/#!/BiasedGirl/status/525471081956925440

What seems reasonable? Well, this surely does:

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Bingo times ten.

Plus, there was that whole “felt sluggish” thing. Hey, you treated Ebola patients and now feel run-down? Time to hit the town!

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And let’s not forget Dr. Nancy Snyderman:

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Yep. Common sense is hard, apparently.

Related:

Self-monitoring snafus. Again: Fox News’ Julie Banderas has key questions for Obama, CDC

‘Why wouldn’t we?’ Martha MacCallum asks ‘common sense’ question about returning Ebola doctors

Bravo’s Caroline Manzo has HAD IT with Ebola ‘self-monitoring’ idiocy; Slams CDC

Ebola in NYC? Time for douche-spin! Here’s Paul Begala being a jackass and causing ‘mental image’ horror

Ron Fournier: For the record, nobody is panicking about Ebola

‘Start spreading the news’: America reacts to Ebola in NYC

Outrageous: Here’s when subway-riding, bowling Ebola-positive doc reportedly felt ill (Hint: Not today)

ABC News’ chief medical editor declares New York City doctor with Ebola a ‘hero’

‘Self-monitoring’ snafus: Is THIS the most enraging aspect of latest Ebola case? (Boy, it’s up there)

That awkward moment when CDC claims Ebola ‘protocol breach’ or something. Then ‘forgets’ to mention it HERE

It takes just 4 little letters for this singer to sum up news of Ebola-positive doctor

‘Can’t make this up!’ Guess where Ebola-positive NYC doctor may have gone bowling; Alley closed?

NYC doctor who went to a bowling alley last night has tested positive for Ebola

Twitter unloads on quarantine-breaking Dr. Nancy Snyderman for ‘lame’ apology

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/10/24/obama-cdc-wont-like-s-e-cupps-truth-snark-question-about-ebola-exposed-docs-so-lets-ask-it/

Crimea votes to secede; Obama reiterates committment to diplomatic resolution

http://twitter.com/#!/Matthops82/status/445320361107009536

As expected, the vote in Crimea went overwhelmingly in favor of secession.

http://twitter.com/#!/CBSNews/status/445318653970776064

During a phone call at the request of the White House, President Obama told Vladimir Putin that the U.S. will not recognize the results as a referendum but remains committed to a diplomatic solution:

http://twitter.com/#!/markknoller/status/445328594349207553

“Additional costs”? Is the White House going to try to subject Moscow to the Obamacare mandate?

http://twitter.com/#!/markknoller/status/445329010759716865

Maybe Obama should convince Putin to continue the discussion on “Between Two Ferns”:

http://twitter.com/#!/tahDeetz/status/445331412548591616

It’s possible that President Obama will change his tune, because he might have been distracted during the call:

http://twitter.com/#!/thenormalmiddle/status/445330292124176386

Good question.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/03/16/fernworthy-crimea-votes-to-secede-from-ukraine-obama-tells-putin-u-s-committed-to-diplomatic-resolution/

Obama Administration Shying Away From Full Ban On Combat Gear For Local Cops

Public statements from top officials indicate the White House will keep sending military hardware designed for the battlefield to local police forces after Ferguson.

Gary Cameron / Reuters

WASHINGTON — In the end, the Obama administration believes cops need their armored personnel carriers.

The final chapter of the post-Ferguson debate about federal programs that put combat military hardware in the hands of local law enforcement likely came Tuesday, when Attorney General Eric Holder told a lunch crowd at the National Press Club that military hardware is a necessary part of the police force, especially in the big cities.

“If you’re in New York City and you have to deal with a terrorist incident, I think that some of the military equipment that has been made available to state and local authorities, in fact, can be useful,” he said. “Now, again, it depends on the kind of equipment. Abrams tanks I don’t think should be shared with our state and local counterparts. It’s hard for me to imagine a situation in which that would be useful. But armored carriers and things of that nature I think can be useful if deployed in appropriate ways.”

Holder said pretty clearly what Obama administration officials have been more careful about in public statements for months now: The White House is not embracing legislative efforts launched by libertarian Republicans and liberal Democrats to end so-called “police militarization” programs outright. Instead the administration will push a series of smaller changes to the programs aimed at changing the way local police are given surplus combat hardware from the Pentagon or helped to purchase it by federal grant programs run out of the Department of Homeland Security.

Militarization will still be a main focus of the Obama administration’s post-Ferguson policing efforts, but the changes proposed will likely fall far short of the Commander-In-Chief-ordered end to the Pentagon program anti-militarization advocates hoped for last August. The administration plan shaping up as the president’s 21st Century Policing Task Force deliberates is for strict new training and data collection requirements for police who use military equipment.

Those are changes long-sought by anti-militarization activists, who say police often turn to combat equipment and weapons without understanding their danger. There’s been very little in the way of official centralized data collection on the use of military equipment by local police, leading advocates like the ACLU to compile it themselves from meticulous examination of local and state police reports. A June 2014 ACLU report found raids featuring military hardware were disproportionately carried out in minority communities. Mandated data collection, advocates say, will provide invaluable insight into how federal police militarization programs work and could provide fuel for further regulation of them.

There was hope among some advocates that the White House would go farther, however. That faded in the months after Ferguson when a promised White House review of militarization programs resulted in some small changes to how military surplus weapons are sent to police forces but not much else. (The administration declined to comment for this story on the record.)

That was followed by a series of administration statements that supported equipping local cops with combat hardware. In November, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest pointed to the police response to the Boston Marathon bombing as evidence that combat gear was needed by local cops (it was something of an apocryphal tale). In January, Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey — appointed by Obama to lead the federal task force examining police-community relations — forcefully defended combat-equipped police at a gathering of mayors in Washington.

“If you have a situation like we had in Paris, you don’t want a cop to show up with a flashlight and a baton,” Ramsey said. “The term ‘militarizing the police’ sounds so bad, but to take away equipment just because someone thinks it looks military-like is a problem.”

Ramsey also called for police to be “clear about under what circumstances should the equipment be deployed and guidelines about how to deploy it properly in those cases.”

Holder offered a similar take Tuesday.

“Then the question is, what kind of training do they have? What kind of training do they have with regard to how it should be deployed? When should it be deployed?” he said. “I think… that the deployment of at least some of that military hardware in Ferguson exacerbated what was a pretty difficult situation.”

Holder said more mundane details — like how military vehicles deployed by police look — were worth looking at, too.

“I think there are even some fundamental things about how do these things get painted? What do they look like? If it looks like the military is, in fact, occupying American streets during civil disturbances, that I think is not a good thing for the American people or for the world necessarily to see. So there are a number of questions I think that have to be worked through,” Holder said. “So I wouldn’t really disagree with Chuck Ramsey from Philadelphia. I think there is the need for it, but we just need to use, deploy this equipment in a way better than we have in the past.”

Read more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/evanmcsan/obama-wont-end-militarization

Obama plays the fool in this tarot deck [Photoshop]

http://twitter.com/#!/irishspy/status/445988740717355009

Yeah, what’s the holdup with that? Someone should have Photoshopped President Obama’s face onto a tarot card by now.

http://twitter.com/#!/RexHarrisonsHat/status/445990871721201664
http://twitter.com/#!/irishspy/status/445998248847998976

Thanks for taking care of that, Twitter.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/03/18/obama-plays-the-fool-in-this-tarot-deck-photoshop/

Obama chewed out for chomping gum at D‑Day ceremonies

http://twitter.com/#!/David_Verghese/status/474993307429658625

President Obama was to be on his best behavior at the  70th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy today. He almost passed muster, but was that a big wad of gum in his mouth during the solemn ceremony? Twitter seemed to think so.

http://twitter.com/#!/drumcorpsminis/status/474996394219278336

Judge for yourself (via Weasel Zippers):

chew

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http://twitter.com/#!/RobertsDan/status/474925440722026496
http://twitter.com/#!/RufusKings1776/status/475029191004413953

This time the president managed to offend the French as well.

http://twitter.com/#!/__Beatrix__/status/474913639636692992

 

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/06/06/obama-chewed-out-for-chomping-gum-at-d%e2%80%91day-ceremonies/

Carney: Obama won’t decide Shinseki’s fate until reading report from Shinseki

http://twitter.com/#!/DontDieOnline/status/472080138772180992

“A definite maybe” might be the best way to sum up some of Jay Carney’s responses at today’s press conference when being pressed about the future of VA secretary Eric Shinseki.

There have been bipartisan calls for the resignation or firing of the VA secretary, but Carney said that Obama will base his decision on whether to fire Eric Shinseki at least in part on an investigative report about corruption at the VA that will be compiled and submitted by … Eric Shinseki:

http://twitter.com/#!/lindsaywise/status/472079638475591681

It remains to be seen what recommendations Shinseki will give to Obama regarding Shinseki’s future at the VA.

Anybody looking for straight answers from Jay Carney didn’t get what they were after at today’s presser:

http://twitter.com/#!/KatiePavlich/status/472070253347098625
http://twitter.com/#!/HollyRFisher/status/472081006322003969
http://twitter.com/#!/DLoesch/status/472071627677507584
http://twitter.com/#!/tsjennings1247/status/472083717700067328
http://twitter.com/#!/jensan1332/status/472082390903320576

Jay Carney never ceases to amaze.

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Related:

‘Is he in a time out?’ Obama reportedly placed VA secretary Shinseki ‘on probation’

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/05/29/jay-carney-obama-wont-decide-va-secretarys-fate-until-reading-report-from-va-secretary/

As another Obama scandal breaks, Newsweek devotes cover to … Watergate?

http://twitter.com/#!/Dannypace/status/520319456023556096

As Twitchy reported, Rolling Stone, the magazine for “Boomer fossils” that was once obsessed with the Watergate break-in, is now running a cover story by Paul Krugman calling President Obama “a historic success.” As if that weren’t enough, the magazine is promising a list of “55 numbers that prove President Obama has accomplished more than you may realize.” Good lapdogs!

In the meantime, while the Washington Post is breaking news on the latest secret service scandal and its suppression by the White House until after the election, Newsweek has decided to devote its latest cover to … Watergate?

All the scandals in the Obama WH & what does Newsweek do a cover on? Watergate. Smh http://t.co/ydKXFkCq92

— Kathleen McKinley (@KatMcKinley) October 9, 2014

The Watergate scandal was a whole lot wider and Deep Throat a whole lot deeper than you think — http://t.co/KStFA5IMpY

— Newsweek (@Newsweek) October 9, 2014

Timely.

@Newsweek hello 1973 wants their news stories back!

— Curtis Ohl (@omniohl) October 9, 2014

"Remember when the press was still willing to do investigative reporting rather than being Administration lapdogs? We do." @KatMcKinley

— BattleSwarm (@BattleSwarmBlog) October 9, 2014

 

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/10/09/as-another-obama-scandal-breaks-newsweek-devotes-cover-to-watergate/

Obama and Putin have 6th phone call since start of Ukraine crisis

http://twitter.com/#!/NoahWehrman/status/455851917940629504

President Obama and Vladimir Putin had another phone call today in regards to the situation in Ukraine.

CBS News’ Mark Knoller has the details:

http://twitter.com/#!/markknoller/status/455851512275935232
http://twitter.com/#!/markknoller/status/455851999905710080
http://twitter.com/#!/markknoller/status/455853392624369664

Obama and Putin have spoken by phone a reported half dozen times since the start of the Ukraine crisis:

http://twitter.com/#!/markknoller/status/455853830992044034

With that out of the way…

http://twitter.com/#!/GlennCarswell/status/455852614966460416

Heh.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/04/14/concern-level-grave-obama-and-putin-have-6th-phone-call-since-start-of-ukraine-crisis/

Biggest joke of all at #WHCD: Kathleen Sebelius makes cameo

http://twitter.com/#!/HuffPostPol/status/462783949723295744

President Obama and disgraced former HHS secretary Kathleen Sebelius actually think their job-killing, innovation-undermining, market-distorting, website-choking, insurance-sabotaging Obamacare failure is funny.

http://twitter.com/#!/HouseCracka/status/462784016056594432
http://twitter.com/#!/ryankath/status/462784330155053056

These people really have no shame.

Word:

http://twitter.com/#!/WSJPolitics/status/462784550251532288

Update: Here’s the video.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/05/03/biggest-joke-of-all-at-whcd-kathleen-sebelius-makes-cameo-to-fix-obamas-video-glitch/

Chill out, guys! Obama’s off to fundraise, but he can do his job ‘wherever’

http://twitter.com/#!/eriContrarian/status/491279154361290752

Critics of President Obama have rightfully blasted him over his warped priorities. With everything that’s been happening, you’d think he’d show at least a little more interest in dealing with world affairs.

But alas, after giving brief, ineffectual remarks on the situation in Ukraine, Obama once again got set for a busy week — of fundraising, natch. But White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest would like to reassure us that POTUS has totally got things under control. No need to throw a wrench in his plans!

http://twitter.com/#!/markknoller/status/491278471457701888

Good to know. However:

http://twitter.com/#!/markknoller/status/491278683123232768

It’d have to be one hell of a development! Neither rain nor snow nor sleet nor dark of night nor international turmoil shall stay this president from the not-so-swift completion of his appointed fundraising rounds …

http://twitter.com/#!/baldingschemer/status/491279723574460416
http://twitter.com/#!/TheH2/status/491279043119951872
http://twitter.com/#!/confusedabout/status/491281244890480640
http://twitter.com/#!/trogdor8768/status/491281003684438018
http://twitter.com/#!/DanL_nitweets/status/491281151135203328
http://twitter.com/#!/EdMorrissey/status/491285045328756736

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/07/21/chill-out-guys-obamas-off-to-fundraise-but-he-can-do-his-job-wherever-he-happens-to-be/

Garry Kasparov: No, Obama isn’t like a champion chess player

http://twitter.com/#!/jamestaranto/status/492485357737631744

President Obama’s approval ratings are dismal. Five and half years ago, of course, it was all so different. Back then, Obama was popular, and many political commentators were convinced that he walked on water. Remember?:

Mr. Obama is like a championship chess player, always several moves ahead of friend and foe alike. He’s smart, deft, elegant and subtle. While Lindsey Graham was behaving like a 6-year-old on the Senate floor and Pete Sessions was studying passages in his Taliban handbook, Mr. Obama and his aides were assessing what’s achievable in terms of stimulus legislation and how best to get there.

That was written by Bob Herbert, a columnist for the New York Times at the time.

Today brought this rebuttal from former world chess champion Garry Kasparov:

http://twitter.com/#!/Kasparov63/status/493060733379166208

Checkmate!

Editor’s note: We have corrected the spelling of Garry Kasparov’s first name. We apologize to Mr. Kasparov for the error.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/07/26/garry-kasparov-no-obama-isnt-like-a-champion-chess-player/