Saturday, June 05, 2010


Bustin' on Barry

One of Barry Obama's biggest cheerleaders, the Associated Press, is startin' to bust on him:

Barack Obama, being from Chicago, knows there are two basic ways to play foul in politics.

One is to break the law.

The other is to keep it legal, if shadily close to the line. It may not stink to high heaven, but it smells a little.

In the 2008 campaign and after, Obama said he'd tolerate neither as president, and he set the bar high.

How's he doing now?

Well, it's not all smelling like roses on the political front.

In a couple of known cases, his operatives tried to game the system ahead of Democratic congressional primaries, dangling job possibilities in front of challengers in hopes they would get out of the way of Obama's preferred incumbents. (They didn't.)

This appears to be mild stuff in the canon of political manipulation, the kind of puppeteering that leaders in both parties have done for generations.

For truly conniving, ego-driven, potty-mouthed machinations from the belly of the Chicago Democratic machine, tune in to the corruption trial just under way of Rod Blagojevich, the former Illinois governor accused of scheming to profit from his ability to fill Obama's old Senate seat.

Even so, dispensing favors for political ends was a specialty of the old ward bosses, not to mention some bare-knuckled presidents. Obama presented himself as above that sort of thing.

Read the rest here.

For the first twelve months of his presidency, ol' Barry Obama had on him a crust of Teflon that Ronald Reagan couldn't have whacked through with one of his ranch's post hole diggers.

Finally -- finally -- folks at the AP, and elsewhere, are starting to discover that Obama is a left-wing pol/hack straight outta Chicago's stinky basement of left-wing political hackery. I mean ...

Whilst campaigning, Obama said he wouldn't let lobbyists serve in his administration. He lied 'bout that. He also said that he wouldn't support a gov'ment mandate to require folks to buy health insurance. He lied about that, too.

And then came news that Obama and his minions -- illegally -- dangled political plums in front of folks they preferred not to see running for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania and Colorado. Obama says that non-paying, only-kinda-important political plums were so dangled ... but I believe that about like I believe that the moon is made out of cheese.

After all, we're not talking about President Barry Obama, D-Central Illinois, after all. We're talking about President Barry Obama, D(aley Machine)-Chicago.

2012 can't get here soon enough for me.

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