Obama the Snarky, Childish, Playground Bully

Obama the Snark

David Victor Hanson over at National Review Online calls Barack Hussein Obama “Snarker-in-Chief.’ I thought I heard all of the insults coming out of Obama’s filthy, arrogant yap but some new ones mixed with old one’s so let’s have a look.

On Russian President Vladimir Putin:

“My sense is that’s part of his shtick back home politically as wanting to look like the tough guy,” Obama snarked. Putin has has “got that kind of slouch, looking like the bored kid at the back of the classroom.”

On Mitt Romney:

“[Romney is] changing up so much and backtracking and sidestepping we’ve got to name this condition he’s going through. I think it’s called . . . Romnesia. I’m not a medical doctor, but I do want to go over some of the symptoms with you because I want to make sure nobody else catches it.”

On Democrat voters in Pennsylvania:

“It’s not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy toward people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.”

On American Christians:

Advising them not to get on their “high horse,” given the moral equivalence between the millennium-old Crusades and the present epidemic of radical Islamic terrorism.

On Obama’s Staff:

“I think that I’m a better speechwriter than my speechwriters. I know more about policies on any particular issue than my policy directors. And I’ll tell you right now that I’m gonna think I’m a better political director than my political director.”

On Washington DC culture:

“What Washington needs is adult supervision.”

On Michael Jordan:

When chided the golf-obsessive Obama as in fact a “hack” and a “shitty” golfer. Obama quickly fired back:

Jordan “was not well informed. He might want to spend more time thinking about the Bobcats — or the Hornets. But there is no doubt that Michael is a better golfer than I am. Of course if I was playing twice a day for the last 15 years, then that might not be the case.”

On Nancy Reagan:

“I didn’t want to get into a Nancy Reagan thing about, you know, doing any séances.”

On Obama’s bowling skills:

“No, no. I have been practicing. . . . I bowled a 129. It’s like — it was like Special Olympics, or something.”

On Obama’s white mother:

“But she is a typical white person, who, if she sees somebody on the street that she doesn’t know, there’s a reaction that’s been bred in our experiences that don’t go away.”

Referring to lawmakers:

“I’m presenting a fair deal, the fact that they don’t take it means that I should somehow do a Jedi mind-meld with these folks and convince them to do what’s right.”

On opponents during Obama’s reelection campaign:

“And you can pretty much put their campaign on . . . a tweet and have some characters to spare.”

Responding to Romney criticizing the down-sizing of the US military:

“Well, governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets, because the nature of our military’s changed. . . . We also have things called aircraft carriers that planes land on and submarines that go under water.” Note the snark “that planes land on” and “that go under water.”

Responding to Romney’s statement that Putin is America’s chief worry:

“The 1980s — they’re now calling to ask for their foreign policy back because, you know, the Cold War’s been over for 20 years.”

At Obama’s last State of the Union address Republican’s applauded when he noted he had no more campaigns to run:

“I know. Because I won both.”

To Senator Jon Kyl, who once questioned the newly inaugurated Obama about the proper mix between tax hikes and budget cuts:

“I won.”

To his Republican House opponents of his agenda, Obama snarked:

“Middle-class families can’t wait for Republicans in Congress to do stuff. So sue me.”

On proponents to the Keystone Pipeline:

“Let’s set our sights higher than a single oil pipeline.”

But, but, wait……….

“I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy, I mean, that’s a storybook, man. And he’s fresh. He’s new. He’s smart. He’s insightful.” ~ Joe Biden


“I remember distinctly an image of–we were sitting on his couches, and Iwas looking at his pant leg and his perfectly creased pant,” David Brooks says, “and I’m thinking, a) he’s going to be president and b) he’ll be a very good president.”

Obama the Snark would agree with the erstwhile Brooks:

“Obama sees himself as a Burkean,” Brooks says. “He sees his view of the world as a view that understands complexity and the organic nature of change.”

Brooks went further:

“I divide people into people who talk like us and who don’t talk like us,” he explains. “Of recent presidents, Clinton could sort of talk like us, but Obama is definitely–you could see him as a New Republic writer. He can do the jurisprudence, he can do the political philosophy, and he can do the politics. I think he’s more talented than anyone in my lifetime. I mean, he is pretty dazzling when he walks into a room. So, that’s why it’s important he doesn’t f**k this up.”

To quote Michelle Malkin: “They don’t make drool buckets big enough…”


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Posted by Don Anastas - February 10, 2015 at 8:22 pm

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Gary Indiana – Hope and Change? Not So Much



I grew up in Gary and recently visited this disaster. Since the film at the bottom of this post brings up race I might say Richard G. Hatcher did in fact bring his brand of racism to the city under the guise of equality.

The federal government and their housing practices, making demands on whites selling their homes, to make unreasonable upgrades under FHA rules.

And yes, white real estate people also played into this “white flight” through scare tactics which are illegal but made people not qualified to sell anything star “sales people” in the real estate business. Listings was like taking orders for a hot commodity. And just like the Fannie/Freddie debacle we’ve seen with the financial meltdown of 2008 the lady who purchased my mothers home did so with $50 down, the balance on loan.

Territorial expansion may have helped but economic planning could have been diverted if you had a mayor that really cared about Gary but was too busy traveling, particularly with frequent trips to the Virgin Islands. When Dutch elm disease hit Gary the federal government supplied equipment and millions of dollars to contend with the problem via tree removal. That money quietly disappeared for a different purpose and urban economics was not one of them.

I also remember the hatred and violence that ensued with the election of Hatcher. Why would whites wish to stay in a city engulfed in threats to property and life with a mayor who quietly promoted it? Certainly people were willing to give up their property and upend their lives to escape for something better and safer. Hatcher wanted Gary turned over to the black citizens lock, stock and barrel and worked feverishly to that end. There is no mystery here, and territory expansion is not an excuse. Take a look at the photos here –>> Urban Exploration: Gary, Indiana – Ghost Town which tell a story unto itself as a supplement to the film below.

On my trip through Gary, Lew Wallace H.S., once known for higher education and a model in Gary and the USA, is now closed and merely lurking in the snowy climate. Expanded since my days one really has to wonder if that was necessary with dwindling class sizes compared to a graduating class of 511 in 1967 and standards to academic adherence that could never be met today. The new caretakers under Richard G. Hatcher wanted power but couldn’t handle that and they attached greed with total mismanagement and blamed the steel economy. It’s always someone else’s fault. Some things never would change in Gary. Did I say corruption?

My home was “intact” but the garage was gone, the huge backyard maple tree gone, and the white picket fence gone! No, I didn’t take any pictures but my mood was one of gloom and sadness as I drove up and down streets getting from one destination to another. I drove past my brother’s home in the Morningside area which was still standing but the house next door (on the corner) once occupied by pathologists has given in to ply wood window treatments and is abandoned.

Gary, Indiana where my very large church was burned to the ground and my priest beaten to a pulp with baseball bats by four thugs – two men, two women – and for a paltry $2 and an old wrist watch. The perpetrators were not white. My grandmothers home, once of the first built in East Glen Park, had been burned to the ground also and has been replaced with an overgrown empty lot.

It actually took me several days to recover from this short day trip. I expected as much but to see it in person didn’t leave me speechless (surprise) but I won’t print my exact feelings here.

Gary was a terrific town to live in but people wanted something they couldn’t afford and Hatcher used federal law to accommodate them. The current mayor is as corrupt and ignorant as any before him, white or black, although this time they elected a female. I carefully listened to her speak and she doesn’t have a grip on reality or a genuine plan.

Politicians work for their own survival and blame others when things don’t go well. Richard G. Hatcher has no further to look than his own face in a mirror. Now teaching law at Valparaiso University he is still blaming everyone else for what he helped initiate. Hatcher’s failed “Black Utopia”, indeed.

And to the IUN professor and the producer in the film concerning danger – the statistics don’t lie so quit making excuses and calling it “racism.” The money that has continued to “disappear” is what we in economics call – good money chasing bad. Ask the politicians and hear the lie.

Racism in any fashion is poison to society. We used the term “reverse racism” and Hatcher turned it into an art form. Racism has now hit the highest echelons of government, particularly in the White House and Attorney General’s office.

Hope and Change – where have we heard that before? Stagnant promises and more lies. Develop your own hope and change – G.O.Y.A!

I encourage you to spend some time (1.5 hours) watching the well done documentary below. I will update with some comments I’ve made with friends concerning this post and the film as updates.

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Posted by Don Anastas - February 6, 2015 at 4:45 pm

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Gas Tax Is Back – Shovel Ready Jobs Lie Returns

Gas Taxes

I never liked Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) as he’s a loud mouth RINO and a liar. Now I like him even less.

You see, Mr. Corker is now joined at the hip with two Marxists from the Democrat party – Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) in his zeal for a new gas tax now that private industry has succeeded in lowering the cost of a gallon of gasoline as well as the price of oil.

Politician generally create an environment that destroys jobs through the regulation and tax process. They rarely do anything that enhances the ability of private industry to create jobs, expand, create economy and increase profits which generally lead to reinvestment and more jobs.

Nancy Pelosi is so bold she doesn’t think the average consumer will even notice a hike in gas taxes or the price at the pump.

“If there’s ever going to be an opportunity to raise the gas tax, the time when gas prices are so low — oil prices are so low — is the time to do it,” she explained.

Your Federal government wishes to do for you what OPEC can’t. Competition makes the world go round and economies not politicians.

But wait, there is an excuse for higher gasoline taxes. Remember Obama’s shovel ready jobs, the one’s where hundreds of orange barrels show up blocking lanes to your highway with warning signs concerning worker safety? One problem is I have yet to see the workers or equipment.

Whoa’s me – the infrastructure is crumbling, the bridges are falling, the potholes are growing, airport runways are dangerous and need repair.

Mr. Corker adds that we are:

“…just stealing from future generations out of the general funds to pay for infrastructure because Congress is going to fund infrastructure but not in the appropriate way.”

Newsflash to Corker: you bastards have been stealing our money for decades, let’s examine social security and it’s so-called trust fund.

At 18.4 cents and $34 billion annually one would think there is plenty of money to go around so states can repair their “crumbling” infrastructures.” One major problem is this money is never devoted to just infrastructure, it finds it’s way into bankrupt projects like California’s high-speed railway which is setting records each day for overruns.

While the Marxist-in-Chief, Barack Obama, touts the fact he will veto any bill approving the XL Pipeline which will further lower gas prices and create thousands of jobs at zero taxpayer expense he wants $100 billion for infrastructure. Pelosi and Durbin are vehemently against the pipeline also.

One solution would be to use tax money more efficiently while not robbing from other sources to fund pet projects doomed to failure. Lower taxes and really watch the economy approve and the creation of jobs.

Politicians like to take credit for lower gas prices although they have nothing to do with this American success story while at the same time they plot to increase taxes which will destroy the goose laying the golden eggs.


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Posted by Don Anastas - January 13, 2015 at 12:47 pm

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