Obama’s Town Hall sham

Presidents are free to stage their conversations with the American people however they choose. But some members of the White House press corps, including CBS’ Chip Reid and press room fixture Helen Thomas, are among those upset that this President is using stage-managed “Town Hall” events as pretend press conferences.

President Obama’s hug for the cancer victim, an Obama volunteer, gets the media attention, but of the seven questions he addressed, four were selected by his staff from groups supportive of his health care agenda, including  the Service Employees International Union and Health Care for America Now. One of the questioners came from a group that is a part of the Democratic National Committee.

At the Town Hall, Obama waved hugged Debby Smith, who said she had kidney cancer and had been unable to get insurance,  saying, “I don’t want you to feel like you’re all alone.” He promised help and offered her as the “perfect example” of the sufferer his efforts are intended to help.

It’s fair enough for Presidents to hold Town Hall meetings and to pretend that he’s taking questions from something other than an infomercial audience.  But it is phony, the stuff of campaign commercials.  The White House press corps is right to challenge the pretense that a legitimate give-and-take represented as a news event is being held when it’s a sham.

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Peter

July 2nd, 2009
9:01 am

Yes Jim…….. Something Like “Mission Accomplished” on a Aircraft Carrier..is that what you mean ?

Jackie

July 2nd, 2009
9:25 am

The Repubs should have a profound understanding of stage-managed events.
Dubya and his cohorts perfected the function to the point of where it almost became scientific.

Mac

July 2nd, 2009
9:28 am

Good for the White House press corps and you, Jim for pointing out the deceptiveness. Where’s all the transparency Obama promised? It hasn’t shown up yet.

AH

July 2nd, 2009
9:30 am

Henrietta Hughes must be thinking “The new messiah is going to cure this woman’s cancer, and all I got was a house. Damn. I got ripped off”

Shameless

July 2nd, 2009
9:34 am

Looks like “W” os managing Obama’s town hall meetings. Way to go..

Daedalus

July 2nd, 2009
9:36 am

Wow.

Jim did you miss all those years of stage-managed Bush Town Hall Meetings where only the party faithful could attend?

Or what about McCain tossing a librarian from his campaign events for holding a sign that says Bush = McCain?

http://www.wikio.com/video/310216

Does freedom of speech only apply to conservatives Jim?

You never complained about that nonsense. Do you know what the word “hypocrisy” means?

Way passed time for retirement Jim.

Hopefully Kyle Wingnut or whatever his name is will be able to admit that, just maybe, freedom of speech applies to both sides.

Joan

July 2nd, 2009
9:40 am

I never for a moment believed that his town hall meetings were anything but a set-up. He is the most media savvy, lying President we have ever had, and it irks me that he gets a free ride from the press. Mark Twain, I believe, said it best “There is no over estimating the ignorance of the American public”. Given today’s schools and the level to which our education system in this country has shrunk, the time is ripe for a huckster like Obama and his cronies.

Chris Salzmann

July 2nd, 2009
9:44 am

I agree that these Town Hall meetings should include (intelligent) critics of the program, by which I mean, not just idiots who claim we are heading into “socialism”. However, I don’t recall Jim Wooten raising his voice when George Bush was doing exactly the same to push his various initiatives. Here’s something I dug up from Minnesota Public Radio from 06-17-2005:

“President Bush’s focus early in his second term has been on promoting his plan for Social Security reform. He’s settled into the town hall forum format he used often during the 2004 presidential campaign. The events are typically filled with Bush supporters, whom the president can count on for wild applause as he outlines his agenda.”

I didn’t hear you objecting then, Jim.

Stan

July 2nd, 2009
9:46 am

My wife had Kidney Cancer 6 years ago. She has medical insurance today. She has changed jobs 3-4 times since she had Cancer, yet she has insurance. She has struggled with her health a few times throughout the years, yet she has insurance.

How is this possible? We worked our butts off to make sure she ALWAYS had insurance. We paid ~$500 monthly for her COBRA last year when she left her job at a company that she hated. She was let go suddenly by a company that soon after folded a few years ago but she went straight back to work elsewhere and got insurance there. We made sometimes hard choices so that she ALWAYS had insurance.

We did it, we don’t need a public option.

jconservative

July 2nd, 2009
9:46 am

Jim, I agree it is a sham. But anyone with average intelligence will know that when he sees/listens to the meeting. The George W. White House really perfected this on their Iraq tall hall meetings.
It is a sham but it is an issue really not worth
your efforts.

Chris Salzmann

July 2nd, 2009
9:50 am

Joan July 2nd, 2009 9:40 am SAID: “There is no over estimating the ignorance of the American public”.

CHRIS SAYS: Yes, Joan. And you’re a classic example. Of course our school system sucks, especially when conservatives have been more concerned about teaching creationism than the actual sciences. And when the sciences do get taught, ensuring that there is a disclaimer sticker in every text book (recall Cobb county?) . Maybe the Bible should have disclaimer too stating “Based on myth, not fact”.

MoHoward

July 2nd, 2009
9:51 am

Maybe schools and education are at the level Repubthugs want. Uneducated poor kids with no place to go other than joining the military to die for whatever Neocon-plotted get rich scheme they can think up. Cynical? (Hi to you Haliburton) You bet. After suffering through eight years of arrogant, ignorant, evil, greedy Bush/Cheney(or is he really the Penguin? wah wah wah), I’ve seen what the republicans want. Screw them, let the Dems take a shot and we’ll see what happens. With the giant sh*thole bushie left its going to be a hard slippery stinky climb out. Hopefully Cheney can shoot himself in the face soon.

Big Bucks GOP doing the Lords work

July 2nd, 2009
9:54 am

After several days of high-volume trading of G.M. shares, the automaker
warned traders on that its stock would have no value when it emerges
from bankruptcy.

Big Bucks GOP doing the Lords work

July 2nd, 2009
9:55 am

The Wall Street Journal reported that Beijing Automotive
Industry Holding plans to present a detailed bid for G.M.’s Opel unit
in Europe within the next few days.

Howard

July 2nd, 2009
9:55 am

Jim…no surprise that this happened in the world of Obama-nation. If this dictator gets his stupid cap and trade and national health care…then kiss this country good-bye. Paraphrasing Obama’s mentor and pastor and confidant Rev. Wright…”It’s not God bless America…but God HELP America. I still cannot believe 50% of this country is that stupid, lazy, naive and moronic that they put this bunch of 1960s Katzenjammer Kids in control of this country. Then again, maybe I can. But after all, the Republicans had the chance to right things and get rid of these liberals…but W. Bush tried to play nice guy and “preserve the integrity” of the office…and then along came John McCain to hand Obama and his brown-shirts the keys to the country. You can’t really get mad at Democrats…they’re like rattlesnakes…they’re always gonna survive and bite and kill you if you get too close. But you can get mad at the mongoose (GOP)…instead of biting the snake in the neck and killing it, it lay down beside the snake and licked it and tried just to get along.

Big Bucks GOP doing the Lords work

July 2nd, 2009
10:02 am

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation plans to issue new rules that
could make it slightly easier for private equity firms to buy failed
banks,

Big Bucks GOP doing the Lords work

July 2nd, 2009
10:03 am

A U.S. bankruptcy judge denied Delphi’s request to pay private equity
firm Platinum Equity up to $30 million in expenses tied to the firm’s
bid for the bankrupt auto parts maker.

Big Bucks GOP doing the Lords work

July 2nd, 2009
10:05 am

California prepared to issue i.o.u.’s to pay its bills, a move that
raises questions about its ability to make timely payments on the
billions of dollars in state bonds now outstanding.

WTF

July 2nd, 2009
10:06 am

HAHAHAAHAHAHHAHAHAAHHAHHAH W and the word integrity never belong in the same sentence, let along the same room. Please see the dictionary and you’ll understand that W and his ilk were the exact opposite. Republicans are like Satan incarnate. Killing folks in mad Neocon my d*ck is bigger than your d*ck wars and endless greed compounded by a holier than thou attitude make for very little “integrity” Hell they even shoot their friends in the face. F*ck them. I’m no fan of either party but eight years of a puppet president and a Batman villan VP is enough.

Big Bucks GOP doing the Lords work

July 2nd, 2009
10:06 am

On Wednesday, the S.E.C.’s inspector general released suggestions for
improving the agency’s oversight after it missed the Madoff fraud,
including an expanded bounty program that awards tipsters.

Chris Salzmann

July 2nd, 2009
10:07 am

Howard July 2nd, 2009 9:55 am SAID: Jim…no surprise that this happened in the world of Obama-nation. If this dictator gets his stupid cap and trade and national health care…then kiss this country good-bye……………But after all, the Republicans had the chance to right things and get rid of these liberals…but W. Bush tried to play nice guy and “preserve the integrity” of the office…and then along came John McCain to hand Obama and his brown-shirts the keys to the country.

CHRIS SAYS: LMAO!!! And the way you conservatives are going, we liberals are going to keep wining for a long. long time. You idiots shot your own candidate in the head, if I recall Limbaugh’s daily rants against McCain. The Republican Party is growing SMALLER. Its a party of EXCLUSION and not inclusion. Get rid of these liberals??? On the contrary, its extreme conservatives like you who have become the endangered species. Enjoy your many years wandering in the wilderness.

Big Bucks GOP doing the Lords work

July 2nd, 2009
10:07 am

James Davis, the chief lieutenant of R. Allen Stanford, will plead
guilty to fraud and conspiracy after reaching an agreement to cooperate
with prosecutors in their case against the Texas billionaire, his
lawyer said Wednesday.

Big Bucks GOP doing the Lords work

July 2nd, 2009
10:08 am

Federal prosecutors filed criminal conspiracy charges against Beazer
Homes USA, one of the nation’s 10 largest home builders, and reached a
deal that allows it to clear its record after it pays millions of
dollars to borrowers defrauded by its former mortgage arm.

Big Bucks GOP doing the Lords work

July 2nd, 2009
10:10 am

Crabtree & Evelyn, the purveyor of specialty soaps, fragrances and
lotions, became the latest retailer to fall victim to the economic
downturn, filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the United
States.

The Baron

July 2nd, 2009
10:29 am

Interesting how the shoe pinches on the other foot. The widespread notion that Republicans are bigots and hypocrites has been given huge impetus since Obama’s emergence. If commentators like Wooten and his cohorts at Fox News are really concerned about the issues they now raise, they would have raised them under ‘W’, who perfected all the ills that plague Washington today- intolerance of differing viewpoints, railroading of ideologically based agendas despite bare majority status, etc etc.

I haven’t heard anything from Jim about ‘Mission Accomplished’, or about the idiotic, short-sighted and blustery foreign policy of ‘W’s first term that plunged us into the worst period for America’s global image in our history, when in fact we had the greatest opportunity to forge a global front for our national interests after 9-11.

Obama has the right to enlighten Americans about his agenda. He asked them not to listen to him or to the fearmongers either, but to avail themselves of the facts of the matter and make up their minds from an informed perspective. Is this too much or wrong to ask?

At least we have a president with a support base that doesn’t thrive on ‘red meat’…

Chris Salzmann

July 2nd, 2009
10:43 am

HAHAHAHA………….Rush blaming Obama for Michael Jackson’s death!!!

Did Democratic presidents kill Michael Jackson? It appears that Rush Limbaugh may think so.

“I have an observation about this Jackson thing,” Limbaugh began on his radio show Wednesday. “Jackson’s success paralleled the rebound of the United States under [Reagan]. Jackson’s biggest successes took place the in 80s … He flourished under Reagan, he languished under Clinton [and] Bush, and he died under Obama.”

Then he added, cryptically: “Let’s hope this parallel does not continue.”

Arguing, presumably, with his producer off-screen, Limbaugh asked: “What about what I said is not true?”

And then, as if turning Jackson’s death into a partisan issue wasn’t enough, Limbaugh went after the race angle.

“Michael Jackson died during the era of the first black president,” he said. “How about if I say it that way?”

Th

July 2nd, 2009
11:05 am

Another day – more dishonest crap from Wooten. Don’t count on Kyle to be any better. Notice his column today was about Europe’s just beginning cap and trade and never mentions our very own and hugely successful cap and trade to cut sulfur dioxide produced acid rain. We met our 2010 goal in 2007 at a fourth of the projected cost. It is amazing what Americans can do when they have incentive and the freedom to come up with their own solutions. Too bad conservatives have so little faith in us.

Pubtards Continue to Lose

July 2nd, 2009
11:07 am

Wooten, a complete stranger to fact once again illustrating why we take pleasure in stomping you in nearly every political race.

The issue is health care, and Wooten has no facts to back k any position he holds.

In the first place, Obama has already held more press conferences in 6 months than Bush held his entire last 3 years. Count ‘em. He excels at taking questions from the press.

He doesn’t wink and say “I’m not going to answer any questions but I’m going to deliver my Borderline Personality word salad to the people” like your idiot Palin did nor does he duck interviews the way your idiot Palin does and did.

You won’t hear Wooten address recision. Recision is painful for the doctors trying to literally save a patient’s life and the patients who face death. There were 20,000 plus of them in the last 5 years from the Big 3 Insurance companies. Recision is when the patient did not lie about a pre-existing condition which will soon be revised anyway in the Health Plan that happens, but gets their policy cancelled as punishment for getting sick–and often cancer is the sickness.

This impacts small businesses that Pubs always claim they care about, (but don’t) because the insurance companies cherry pick the patients who get ill who work in small business, and cancel their policies and/or raise the premiums by as much as double or more for the business.

Wooten, who has always had insurance paid for by a news outlet, and for most of his life Wooten and his wife and children were covered by Cox News, doesn’t give a damn about the health of others as long as he and his country club friends are taken care of.

Obama never ducks press conferences. He has huge failings, but they aren’t any Wooten is aware of or apparently the MSMedia.

Obama’s DOJ is taking orders from Emanuel and Craig because they are trying to asuage the 40 Pubs in the Senate and Blue Dog Dems (de facto Pubs) with even worse human rights and civil rights stances in the appellate courts. They have supported all Bush filings or made worse ones, and they are losing most of them. They have muffled former Bush DOJ dragon slayer Neil Katyal who is the point guard who litigates for the US in the Supreme Court as Principal Deputy SG. Katyal won Hamden v. Rumsfield and served as National Security advisor at DOJ.

Dawn Johnsen’s confirmation to come soon after the holiday, should help put a stop to this.

Worse, the bills that are passed are pieces of pure crap watered down to assuage the pubs and would be better simply never passed like the Cap and Trade in the HOuse that sucked that Wooten has yet to read or comprehend.

1984

July 2nd, 2009
11:23 am

Better question: WHERE ARE ALL THE JOBS OBAMA HUSSEIN PROMISED WHEN HE AND THE DEMOCRAPS PASSED THE STIMULUS BILL?

1984

July 2nd, 2009
11:28 am

Obama Husseins poll numbers are dropping like the Hiroshima bomb in WW2. People are waking up to the reality that this guy a complete clueless politician. Unemployment is up to almost 11%, 600,000 jobs were lost last month and the economy has shrunk 5.5% in the last month. 2012 can’t come soon enough.

Oh, and sense the blog topic is the town hall sham, MSNBC reported on Morning Joe, that the fat lady who hugged Obama Hussein is non other than a campaign worker. Talk about idiocy.

1984

July 2nd, 2009
11:30 am

Obama Husseins Socialist Utopia. CHAINS WE CAN BELIEVE IN!

Payrolls Fall More Than Forecast, Unemployment Rises

uly 2 (Bloomberg) — Employers in the U.S. cut 467,000 jobs in June, the unemployment rate rose and hourly earnings stagnated, offering little evidence the Obama administration’s stimulus package is shoring up the labor market.

The payroll decline was more than forecast and followed a 322,000 drop in May, according to Labor Department figures released today in Washington. The jobless rate jumped to 9.5 percent, the highest since August 1983, from 9.4 percent.

Unemployment is projected to keep rising for the rest of the year just as the income boost from the stimulus package fades, undermining prospects for a sustained rebound in household purchases, analysts said. As companies from General Motors Corp. to Kimberly-Clark Corp. cut costs, the lack of jobs will restrain growth.

“This will be another jobless recovery,” said John Silvia, chief economist at Wachovia Corp. in Charlotte, North Carolina. “We may get positive economic growth driven largely by federal spending, but people on the street will say, ‘Where are the jobs?’”

Stocks slid after the report, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index dropping 2.2 percent to 903.43 at 10:16 a.m. in New York. Treasuries rose, sending yields on benchmark 10-year notes to 3.512 percent from 3.538 percent late yesterday.

Unemployment Claims

The number of Americans filing claims for unemployment benefits last week fell in line with forecasts, Labor also said, indicating firings remain elevated. Initial jobless claims dropped by 16,000 to 614,000 in the week ended June 27, from a revised 630,000 the week before.

Revisions added 8,000 to payroll figures previously reported for May and April.

A separate report today from the Commerce Department showed that orders placed at U.S. factories climbed for a third time in four months in May on rising demand for aircraft, machinery and computers. Bookings gained 1.2 percent, the most since June 2008, after a 0.5 percent increase in April.

Payrolls were forecast to drop 365,000 after a 345,000 decrease initially reported for May, according to the median of 79 economists surveyed by Bloomberg News. Estimates ranged from declines of 150,000 to 500,000. Job losses peaked at 741,000 in January, the most since 1949.

The jobless rate was projected to climb to 9.6 percent from 9.4 percent. Forecasts ranged from 9.3 percent to 9.7 percent. By the end of the year, unemployment will reach 10 percent, according to the median forecast of economists surveyed last month.

6.5 Million Jobs

The world’s largest economy has lost about 6.5 million jobs since the recession began in December 2007. That’s the biggest drop in any post-World War II economic slump.

Today’s jobs report showed factory payrolls fell by 136,000 after decreasing 156,000 the prior month. Economists forecast a drop of 150,000. The drop included a decline of 26,500 jobs in auto manufacturing and parts industries.

More firings are in the works following the bankruptcies of GM and Chrysler LLC as shutdowns ripple through auto-parts makers and car dealers.

Payrolls at builders fell 79,000 after decreasing 48,000.

Service industries, which include banks, insurance companies, restaurants and retailers, subtracted 244,000 workers after falling 107,000. Retail payrolls decreased by 21,000 after a 17,600 drop. Financial firms reduced payrolls by 27,000, after a 30,000 drop the prior month.

Government payrolls decreased by 52,000, the biggest decline since July 2007, after dropping 10,000 the prior month.

Temporary Workers

The decrease reflects the layoff of workers hired on a temporary basis to prepare for the 2010 census. The U.S. Census Bureau has said it will hire more than 1.4 million people over the next year to conduct the population count that happens once every 10 years.

Unemployment will “remain painfully high for several more years,” Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President Janet Yellen said this week. “I expect that we will turn the growth corner sometime later this year, but I am not optimistic that the economy will spring back to normal any time soon.”

Tax cuts and Social Security payments under the stimulus plan propped up incomes last quarter, supporting household purchases. Consumer spending rose in May as earnings climbed 1.4 percent, the most in a year.

Still, the wealth destruction caused by the housing and stock-market slumps prompted Americans to rebuild nest eggs. The savings rate in May surged to a 15-year high.

Household Purchases

Household purchases, which account for about 70 percent of the economy, dropped at a 0.6 percent annual rate last quarter before growing again in the second half of the year, according to the median forecast of economists surveyed by Bloomberg in early June. Purchases rose at a 1.4 percent pace in the first three months of 2009.

The auto industry isn’t alone in trimming jobs. Kimberly- Clark, the maker of Huggies diapers and Kleenex tissues, plans to cut 1,600 jobs worldwide by year-end. About 800 salaried employees will leave Deere & Co., the world’s largest maker of agricultural equipment, under a voluntary program.

“These actions, while difficult, are necessary to help us emerge from this demanding economic environment,” Kimberly- Clark’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Tom Falk said in a June 25 statement. The company’s net income has declined for six straight quarters.

3M Co., the maker of Post-it Notes and Scotch Tape, reduced positions and offered early retirement to workers, while Dow Chemical Co., the largest U.S. chemical maker, is cutting jobs following the acquisition of Rohm & Haas Co.

Government, Services

Service providers and government agencies are also looking to lower costs. Gannett Co., the largest U.S. newspaper publisher, yesterday announced it will eliminate about 1,400 jobs by July 9. California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger said he’ll force state workers to take a third unpaid day off every month to conserve cash and will order lawmakers into an emergency session to tackle the state’s growing budget deficit.

Today’s report also showed the average work week fell to 33 hours, the lowest level since records began in 1964, from 33.1 hours in May. Average weekly hours worked by production workers rose to 39.5 hours from 39.4 hours, while overtime held at 2.8 hours. That brought the average weekly earnings down to $611.49 from $613.34.

Workers’ average hourly wages held at $18.53 for a second month. Hourly earnings were 2.7 percent higher than June 2008, the smallest gain since September 2005. Economists surveyed by Bloomberg had forecast a 0.1 percent increase from the prior month and a 2.9 percent gain for the 12-month period.

Jackie

July 2nd, 2009
11:38 am

The follow-up question relating to jobs and the stimulus package would be “how long has it been since the stimulus package passed Congress and signed by the President?”

1984

July 2nd, 2009
11:38 am

Correction: 467,000 jobs in June were lost. Unemployment is at 9.5%. Still, worst in 26 years. My apologies for the number mistakes.

retiredds

July 2nd, 2009
11:39 am

Dear Jim, thanks for the missive that is going to change the world. I don’t recall your hero, GWB, or any other Republican in the last ten years appearing before any crowd that wasn’t screened to make sure that a question wouldn’t come up that would “stump the stars”. As usual you have nothing constructive to say about Obama and that is to be expected by you and your conservative right-wing buddies. You play well to your 22%. Again, you, Rush, Hannity, et. al. are continuing to be rather pathetic.

1984

July 2nd, 2009
11:40 am

Jackie, a few months. Problem is, no one has said, including the President, how long it would take for it to kick in. GM is bankrupt. Millions and millions down the drain to pay off the unions. Mitt Romney was 100% correct in his GM assessment last summer.

1984

July 2nd, 2009
11:41 am

retiredds, you same trashy libs, including every nightly news anchor, trashed W over stuff like this. I guess you can call it payback and guess what, payback is a bitch! I do think that we need a system similar to Great Britain where people can ask any question and rail on public officials without it being scripted.

retiredds

July 2nd, 2009
11:52 am

1984, I agree with your Great Britain statement. Your beginning is lame because you don’t know me or anything about me. I could be Libertarian, Conservative, Liberal, far left or far right, middle of the road, etc., for all you know. If you and others would quit labeling others your comments would carry more credibility.

Jackie

July 2nd, 2009
12:17 pm

@1984

Since it took longer than 6 months for this calamitous event to occur, do you not believe it will take more than 2 months for the stimulus package to take hold?

GM is bankrupt because of poor management decisions. They continued to produce the Hummer, SUV’s and other inefficient vehicles as their primary profit maker.

I say to you, the three most pernicious words in our financial lexicon are Return On Investment(ROI). Many believe the “markets” will regulate itself without understanding the “markets” are a product of the demand/supply equation.

I would counter that Mitt Romney had nothing right. I believe that GM will emerge from bankruptcy leaner and stronger within the next year. Many, many corporations have and still file for bankruptcy because of cash flow problems. Has to do with getting net income curve ahead of net expenses.

1984

July 2nd, 2009
12:36 pm

Jackie, GM is 90% owned by the government and the unions. It’s dead. And no, even Joe Biden said he didn’t think the stimulus would work. When a number of Obama people don’t pay their taxes there is no way you can convince me to trust them.

retiredds, sorry about calling you trashy. You’re right, I don’t know where you stand. My apologies.

Says Me

July 2nd, 2009
12:38 pm

You know what’s so ironic about those Teleprompter “Town Hall” meetings? The libtards defecated themselves over Gannon during W’s term as being a plant with pre-released questions; the libtards drooled and spit their toxins and accused the Bush administration of having closed meetings without the press. Guess what The Teleprompter In Chief and Nanny Pelosi are doing and nobody calls them on it? Well, what do you expect in libtard land. We just had the worst bill passed for the US economy in HISTORY, and what are the mindless media troglodytes reporting over? Michael Jackson.

And now that we are on the eve of the greatest holiday for the US, why celebrate Independence Day? For what? What the hell “independence” do we have to celebrate anymore with the Dimlibs running Washington these days? “Independence” from the tyranny of government? “Independence” from the Nanny Pelosicrats nanny state? “Independence” from draconian imperial federal government global warming Dunce Cap & Traitor laws that will put limits on home ownership upgrades (yeah, have any of you mindless Obamabot numbnuts on the left even READ any of the bill)? “Independence” to choose your own private health care provider (eventually)? “Independence” to make your own decisions in life and buy what you want and make as much money as you want without having both confiscated for the “greater common good?” Maybe one of you mindless libtards out there can help us out here on what the hell it is exactly we are supposed to be celebrating these days, because between and under the (true) fascist Pelosicrats and The Teleprompter Administration, I can’t find a damn thing to be happy about on this all express runaway train to socialist hell. Yeah, how are you liking your “change” America?

1984

July 2nd, 2009
12:38 pm

Back to the Obama Sham socialist show. Does it bother anyone that the fat lady who hugged Obama Hussein is a DNC staff member?

Says Me

July 2nd, 2009
12:41 pm

Any blog libtard idiot who thinks that an Obama “car czar” who self-admittently knows ZERO about the automobile industry is, well, just that. A libtard. And how about the EPA hiding alternative opinions to the junk science of man-made global warming? Does this really surprise you? It shouldn’t. This is the kind of draconian bull squeeze we will be dealing with. You think you’ll have freedom down the road with these fascist goons running the show? Better get ready:

http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=15567

1984

July 2nd, 2009
12:44 pm

Jackie, would you buy a government designed car?

I sure would not.

retiredds

July 2nd, 2009
12:50 pm

1984, thanks for the apology, much appreciated.

1984

July 2nd, 2009
12:53 pm

On a lighter note, Bobby Cox was voted best manager to play for by a large survey of MLB players.

dave

July 2nd, 2009
12:59 pm

Pubtards Continue to Lose – “He excels at taking questions from the press.” As long as he tells them what questions to ask and the answer is on his teleprompter.. give me a break

Matilda

July 2nd, 2009
1:03 pm

Wow….. Did OBAMA’s people plant a MALE ESCORT (prostitute), working for a phony “news” organization under a PHONEY NAME in the audience of dozens of press conferences to ask leading questions, and then give the admitted, aliased hooker nearly unlimited access to the White House AFTER HOURS on days with no press conferences? Wow. If Obama is indeed behaving like Bush, then I can certainly understand the outrage, Mr. Wooten, what with your commitment to transparency and all.

You did cover the Gannon/Guckert story in detail, after all. That was you, right?

1984

July 2nd, 2009
1:06 pm

Matilda, yeah that was stupid but guess what, that W press conference wasn’t about pushing socialist government health care on people.

Billy Bob

July 2nd, 2009
1:07 pm

You can trust the government to manage your life or you can own your own life! I choose the later.

HERE’S ONE MORE REASON WHY.

Jackie

July 2nd, 2009
1:10 pm

@1984

Whether you realize it or not, any car that you buy is partially designed by the “government.”

Think of all the style and safety features the government mandates be incorporated into vehicles. Would you want to be without seat belts, anti-lock brakes, catalytic converter, safety glass, rollover protection, crash and impact protection, speed ratings on tires, etc., etc.,etc.