Tag Archives: President Obama

David Limbaugh shares Obama administration ‘scandal brackets’ [pic]

http://twitter.com/#!/DavidLimbaugh/status/445402208364806144

The NCAA Tournament match-ups were announced Sunday evening, and President Obama will no doubt be filling out his brackets very soon as he does every year.

David Limbaugh passed along a bracket Obama will definitely not fill out:

http://twitter.com/#!/DavidLimbaugh/status/445399796308656128

Ha! The entirety of Congress should be forced to fill that out.

http://twitter.com/#!/3arnhardt/status/445401529764171776
http://twitter.com/#!/timmyleach2/status/445400847929720833
http://twitter.com/#!/HarrietBaldwin/status/445400352066506752
http://twitter.com/#!/allovergirl/status/445402231886458880

There’s even room at the lower right for a few more “phony scandals” that might arise (larger version here).

[Update]

Here’s the new 2014 “Obama Scandal Bracket” created by Jon Gabriel and posted at Ricochet. The version featured in David Limbaugh’s tweet was posted in 2013.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/03/17/this-is-brilliant-david-limbaugh-shares-obama-administration-scandal-brackets-pic/

Rep. Paul Ryan wants amnesty first, border security second

http://twitter.com/#!/kausmickey/status/428609164231716864

Well, yes, that pretty much sums it up:

[Rep. Paul] Ryan confirms GOP “principles” will include legal status for the 11 million, but he also says this will be a “probationary status” to make sure the 11 million will not be “preferenced over people who did follow the laws.”

Ryan also says the undocumented will be allowed to work as part of “probationary” status before security benchmarks are met. “You can be on probation,” Ryan says, “while the border is being secured.”

So, legal status for 11 million illegal aliens, before anyone even pretends the U.S. borders are secured. Just the thing Americans need when long-term unemployment is at record levels in virtually every state.

http://twitter.com/#!/MaggioMatt/status/428556201287516160

No wonder Rep. Ryan, “the most pro-amnesty member of Congress,” rose to his feet to clap last night when President Obama urged Congress to enact immigration reform.

http://twitter.com/#!/Laurence4LiberT/status/428606252348764161

As for concerns about the poor and rising income inequality, well, never mind all that!

Twitchy readers may recall that Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., pushed a similar bill last year. That bill didn’t go over so well with conservatives. On the other hand, it did win the endorsement of “Homeland” terrorist Abu Nazir. So there’s that.

The Daily Caller’s Mickey Kaus, as usual, sees through the pro-amnesty smokescreen:

http://twitter.com/#!/kausmickey/status/428611504015814657

Bingo.

Related:

Buzzfeed says amnesty advocate Paul Ryan is on a mission to help the poor; Mickey Kaus calls BS

Washington Post: Paul Ryan called illegal aliens ‘exploited Americans’

Mickey Kaus: If Obama were really worried about rising inequality, he wouldn’t be pushing immigration bill

Want US workers to earn more? Mickey Kaus has an idea

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/01/29/rep-paul-ryan-wants-amnesty-first-border-security-second/

POTUS proud of NBA for joining Everytown’s gun control effort

Michael Bloomberg’s gun control group Everytown for Gun Safety has scored quite a coup by convincingseveral NBA stars to appear inits new video. The New York Times reportsthat the idea originated with director Spike Lee, who approachedESPN president John Skipper, who then took the idea toNBA commissioner Adam Silver.

We sincerely didn’t know the NBA had apresident of social responsibility, butKathleen Behrens, who holds the position, told the New York Times, “We know far too many people who have been caught up in gun violence in this country, and we can do something about it.”

The video is available for viewing on YouTube, but comments are blocked, so keep your opinions to yourself.

President Obama, currently on vacation in Hawaii, tweeted his thanks to the NBA for contributing to Everytown’s gun control effort.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2015/12/23/president-obama-proud-of-nba-for-joining-everytowns-gun-control-effort/

How hollow was MSNBC’s apology? Larry Elder nails the race-baiting network

http://twitter.com/#!/Matthops82/status/428739590426746880

Apologize we much?

Radio host Larry Elder notes one of many reasons MSNBC’s apology for its hateful, bigoted tweet is a total joke. That reason? Professional race-baiter Al Sharpton.

http://twitter.com/#!/larryelder/status/429139548006645761

Gee, where would a social media underling get the idea that it was cool to suggest the Right would “hate” a biracial family?

http://twitter.com/#!/deanriehm/status/429098531563896832
http://twitter.com/#!/JokerVDelta/status/428904280456962048

Unless MSNBC was apologizing for Sharpton …

http://twitter.com/#!/HollyRFisher/status/428750198253182977

Heh.

Related:

‘Self unaware overload’: Despicable MSNBC pounded by reality after saying ‘right wing will hate’ biracial family [pics]; Update: MSNBC deletes its tweet and apologizes (for the tweet, not the article)

LOL! MSNBC claims its conservative-smearing tweet ‘isn’t who we are’

Newsflash for MSNBC: Famous ‘rightwing’ biracial families you forgot about

75 tweets from biracial families who smacked down MSNBC [pics]

Slimy MSNBC fails to apologize for deleted claim of ‘conservative’ backlash against biracial family

‘Race Krispies’: These #MSNBCCereals are sure to leave you feeling full of it

RNC Chair Reince Priebus bans staff from appearing on MSNBC

‘Ka-ching!’ RNC boycotts MSNBC; Author Brad Thor blasts Sen. McCain with one question

This is how it’s done: Michelle Malkin leads crushing social media win against MSNBC smear [pics]

‘Busiest people in cable news’: @MSNBCApology parody account offers tomorrow’s apologies today

‘We love all families’: MSNBC could learn a lot from Cheerios’ reply to Michelle Malkin

MSNBC head apologizes for ‘outrageous’ bigoted tweet, but will anything change?

#BoycottMSNBC? Viewers angry that network president apologized for bigoted tweet

Greg Gutfeld, ‘The Five’ heap praise on Michelle Malkin for crushing ‘bigoted bug’ MSNBC

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/01/31/just-how-hollow-was-msnbcs-apology-larry-elder-and-others-nail-the-race-baiting-network/

‘Chuckling toadies!’ Greg Gutfeld notes worst part, ‘best reminder’ from #WHCD

http://twitter.com/#!/greggutfeld/status/462784471482507264

“Red Eye” and “The Five” host, Fox News’ Greg Gutfeld, took to Twitter to live-tweet the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. He’s a giver!

As Twitchy reported, President Obama and the disgraced Kathleen Sebelius let it be known that they find the epic failure known as Obamacare a reason to totally yuk it up. Greg Gutfeld noted that “a Sebelius” should become a new term. And not in the good way. But he (luckily) didn’t stop there.

http://twitter.com/#!/greggutfeld/status/462785638115586049

Heh. That does pretty much sum it up. But what was the worst part?

http://twitter.com/#!/greggutfeld/status/462786647181258752

Gasping! Gutfeld then offers up a bright side as only he can: At least the dreaded Nerd Prom was a good reminder of this:

http://twitter.com/#!/greggutfeld/status/462789468119109632

Bam.

http://twitter.com/#!/exjon/status/462789832192704512

So there’s that.

Related:

‘Cheering failure!’ Laugh or cry? #WHCD inspires new term: Pulling ‘a Sebelius’

Biggest joke of all at #WHCD: Kathleen Sebelius makes cameo to ‘fix’ Obama’s video glitch 

Twitchy coverage of the White House Correspondents’ Dinner

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/05/04/saggy-bags-of-chuckling-toadies-greg-gutfeld-notes-worst-part-best-reminder-from-whcd-as-only-he-can/

Bam! Sen. Mike Lee nails Obamacare with bumper sticker-worthy quote

http://twitter.com/#!/cpdavis4/status/428378392317423616

Heh.

Twitter users were buzzing about “inequality Godzilla” on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.

http://twitter.com/#!/The_real_MattS/status/428560599824728065

So do we! But what is “inequality Godzilla” and how did it come about?

http://twitter.com/#!/SenMikeLee/status/428411075084972032

Bam! Sen. Lee always cuts right to the chase with no craven equivocating. His Tea Party response to President Obama’s State of the Union Address was no exception and is a must-watch:

http://twitter.com/#!/charliespiering/status/428374068904341504

Bingo. No caving! Americans can count on Sen. Lee to stand strong with a firm spine.

http://twitter.com/#!/SenMikeLee/status/428380733334634496

You can read the whole text here (and you really must), but here is a quick fist pump-inducing snippet:

And of course, Obamacare – all by itself – is an inequality Godzilla that has robbed working families of their insurance, their doctors, their wages and their jobs. Many Americans are now seeing why some of us fought so hard to stop this train-wreck over the last four years.

Government-driven inequality is the reason why, as hard-working families across the country struggle to make ends meet, six of the ten wealthiest counties in America are now suburbs of Washington, D.C.

Throughout the last five years, President Obama has promised an economy for the middle class; but all he’s delivered is an economy for the middle-men.

And tonight his party cheered as he asked for more of the same, as if the solution to inequality were … well … more inequality.

Dead-on, sir! Twitchy founder Michelle Malkin offers an excellent idea:

http://twitter.com/#!/michellemalkin/status/428375552777400320

Make. It. Happen.

Citizens heaped praise on Lee:

http://twitter.com/#!/bakerlarry84/status/428556012937691137
http://twitter.com/#!/digiteri/status/428500684712194048
http://twitter.com/#!/ishapiro/status/428377253559300097

Amen.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/01/29/sotu-response-win-sen-mike-lee-nails-obamacare-with-bumper-sticker-worthy-quote/

‘Sure to scare hell out of ISIS’! Can you guess what Obama’s up to this week?

http://twitter.com/#!/england498/status/519240234517553152

What a relief it is to know President Obama doesn’t let a pesky little thing like global chaos keep him from what really matters in life:

POTUS now at DNC fundraiser at local restaurant. 65 donors paying minimum $10,000 per to attend. 1st of 7 fundraisers he's doing this week.

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) October 6, 2014

Hey, not like there’s anything else going on, right?

@markknoller Priorities.

— Barry Jones (@BDJonesInCO) October 6, 2014

@markknoller So glad there is nothing of importance he should be focusing on.

— Zombie Dachshund (@ZombieDachshund) October 6, 2014

President Obama is serious about stopping ISIS & Ebola @markknoller https://t.co/1qZua5dwiH

— The Right Wing M (@TheRightWingM) October 6, 2014

Sure to scare hell out of ISIS. MT @markknoller POTUS now at $10,000 per head fundraiser. 1st of 7 fundraisers this week.

— Roger Simon (@politicoroger) October 6, 2014

Oh yes. Definitely. Not to mention it really reinforces the idea that Obama has his finger on the pulse of the American people.

65 X $10,000 = #RaiseTheWage https://t.co/1qZua5dwiH

— The Right Wing M (@TheRightWingM) October 6, 2014

@markknoller Man of the people. Just looking out for the little guy.

— George M (@NJSpeechGuy) October 6, 2014

@markknoller I'm sure he will squeeze in a golf game or two between his 7 fundraisers..

— kerry (@Kerryepp) October 6, 2014

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/10/06/sure-to-scare-hell-out-of-isis-can-you-guess-what-obamas-up-to-this-week/

President Big Spender: ‘We can’t just keep throwing money at the problem’

http://twitter.com/#!/BarackObama/status/476063330310696962

Please. Says the guy who’s helped propel the national debt to over $17.5 trillion. Says the guy who spends our money like it’s going out of style.

http://twitter.com/#!/TheBrandonMorse/status/476063455250624512

Oh yeah. If there’s anyone who can “keep throwing money” at problems indefinitely, it’s Barack Obama. After all, it’s no skin off his Pinocchio nose.

http://twitter.com/#!/baldingschemer/status/476063603187933186

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/06/09/president-big-spender-we-cant-just-keep-throwing-money-at-the-problem/

Biden: If Congress doesn’t ‘see the Lord’ on immigration, they’ll ‘see lightning’

http://twitter.com/#!/newman_chris/status/514201066855231488

You heard it from Uncle Joe, folks: If Congress doesn’t give Obama what he wants, he’s gonna whip out his “big stick.”

Biden at Hispanic Heritage month event: If Congress doesn’t do imm., “the president’s going to do it, and he’s going to do an awful lot”

— Elise Foley (@elisefoley) September 22, 2014

Biden, keeping the bar high for Obama's immig exec actions: “the president’s going to do it, and he’s going to do an awful lot."

— Edward-Isaac Dovere (@IsaacDovere) September 22, 2014

On immigration reform, VP Biden says if Congress didnt act by year's end, Pres Obama will act "and he’s going to do an awful lot”.

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) September 22, 2014

Got that? He’s gonna do it. And not just a little bit, but “an awful lot.” Not right away, though:

After election of course MT @elisefoley: Biden: If Congress doesnt do imm. “the president’s going to do it, & he’s going to do an awful lot”

— Ashe Schow (@AsheSchow) September 22, 2014

President Obama is generously giving Congress another month or so to “see the Lord”:

Biden: “When this election [is] over…they just may see the Lord. It is possible. But if they don’t they will see some lightning.”

— Elise Foley (@elisefoley) September 22, 2014

And Lord Obama will be the one dishing it out:

Addressing his Hispanic Heritage event, Biden said if Congress fails to act on immigration after the election, "we will act for them."

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) September 22, 2014

Got that?

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/09/22/joe-biden-if-congress-doesnt-see-the-lord-on-immigration-theyll-see-lightning-instead/

Reports: Nelson Mandela has died at the age of 95

http://twitter.com/#!/AP/status/408715836896317440

Numerous sources are reporting that Nelson Mandela has passed away at the age of 95:

http://twitter.com/#!/nytimesworld/status/408720747977523202
http://twitter.com/#!/azcentral/status/408720651655335936

President Obama will speak about Mandela’s passing shortly:

http://twitter.com/#!/NBCNews/status/408720522520690688

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/12/05/reports-nelson-mandela-has-died-at-the-age-of-95/

Denver Post writer sees racism in the renovation of Union Station

Can architecture be racist? Well, according to the Denver Post’s Ray Mark Rinaldi, YES IT CAN! Here’s his piece from October 19:

And his headline:

Did diversity miss the train in Union Station’s architecture?
The urban playground at Union Station isn’t drawing people of color and it may be the building’s fault

People of color don’t like the way the building is constructed so they’re avoiding it? That’s kind of a racist thing to say. And tweeters were quick to point out the inherent racism in Rinaldi’s claim:

Ah! So this piece was written in the course of calling other people racist, so that makes it OK. Got it?

More outrage and mockery at Rinald’s assertions:

But, hey … what do we know. Maybe African-Americans do avoid coming to Union Station. Just last week Hillary Clinton and Sen. Mark Udall were busy shaking hands and campaigning at the station, or as Rinaldi described it in his piece, “Denver in 1950″ and we don’t  see any African-Americans in the photo:

And this:

Vanilla ice cream, no doubt.

And here’s Udall from back in May at a ceremony for the opening of Denver’s finest example of, again in Rinaldi’s won words, “architecture of exclusivity”:

Kind of odd for two of the top politicians in Democratic circles — Sen. Mark Udall and Hillary Clinton — to be seen at such a monument to racism, no?

Come to think of it, President Obama has been noticeably absent from the campaign trail in Colorado. We’ve assumed that it’s because Sen. Udall didn’t want to be tied to the president’s failed policies, but could it bet that it’s actually President Obama who doesn’t want to be seen with Sen. Udall because of Udall’s love of racist structure? We’re just asking questions…

Related:

‘Just what we need now’: Jesse Jackson all set to battle Ebola-induced racism [photo]

‘Racism?’ WaPo’s Dana Milbank asks why Obama commands ‘little loyalty’ from Panetta, Clinton and Gates

‘Django Unchained’ actress Daniele Watts cries racism, cops say indecent exposure

 

 

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/10/22/progs-of-pallor-alert-denver-post-writer-sees-racism-in-the-renovation-of-union-station/

Donna Brazile tells president’s critics to ‘stop the hate’

As part of its 25th anniversary, Housing Now hosted a panel discussion Monday afternoon on “Poverty and Housing Policy.” Democrat strategist Donna Brazile tweeted some of the highlights of the panel discussion, including a quote from Georgetown law professor Peter Edelman, who lamented that America has become a low wage nation.

Well, you could blame the guy at the top.

However, that would make you a “hater.”

Thing is, Brazile’s original tweet wasn’t about the housing crisis, but the number of Americans currently living in poverty. In either case, Brazile demands that people “stop the hate” toward Obama — which apparently extends to holding him responsible for the state of the union.

Is it still hate if we pin the blame for poverty on the Democrats in general?

 

 

 

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/10/27/the-alinsky-is-strong-with-this-one-donna-brazile-tells-critics-of-president-to-stop-the-hate/

You’ll love this adorable hand turkey drawing someone made for Obama!

We here at Twitchy don’t usually devote time to fans of Obama who do nice things for him. But this Thanksgiving “turkey hand” drawing was so well done, we just had to remark on it. Note the subtle balance of the colors, a gentle reminder of Thanksgivings past. The turkey is so lifelike as it happily looks ahead, “forward” if you will, into the future. Really, it’s masterful. We especially like the subtle textures created by the gentle marker strokes.

We hope you appreciated this short break from politics, in order to delve into a truly special work of art!

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/11/28/youll-love-this-adorable-hand-turkey-drawing-someone-made-for-president-obama/

Obama takes jabs at cable networks at White House Correspondents’ Dinner

Of course, the president was expected to take a few shots at the media during the White House Correspondents’ Dinner — that’s how it works. And the shots were pretty good.

http://youtu.be/apJk79aNozs

https://twitter.com/Bobblespeak/status/462780269863636992

https://twitter.com/tjholmes/status/462780365162422272

https://twitter.com/AlisaJass/status/462781576292495360

 

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/05/03/obama-takes-jabs-at-cable-networks-at-white-house-correspondents-dinner-video/

Voter suppression in action: President made to show driver’s license to vote

After searching on the golf course both Saturday and Sunday for a way to contain the Ebola crisis, President Obama chose Monday to fly to Chicago to vote early.

One frequently asked question: did the poll workers attempt to disenfranchise the president by asking for some form of ID?

Fight the power!

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/10/20/voter-suppression-in-action-president-made-to-show-drivers-license-to-vote/