Taking the weekend off from the Obamacare disaster, Barack Obama jetted westward aboard Air Force One to beg for money and push for support for immigration reform in the blue states of Washington and California. Stopping off in Seattle, attempting to portray himself as reasonable, Obama said that he is â€œnot a particularly ideological person.â€
Sorry, but Barack Obama perceiving himself as non-ideological is like Alec Baldwin believing heâ€™s â€œnot a particularly aggressive personâ€ or Lady Gaga swearing that she only wears sensible shoes.
But then again, maybe the president just doesnâ€™t see himself as being all that sociopolitical. It could be that Barack Obama considers being in favor of big government, massive spending, socialized healthcare, unrestricted abortion, illegal invasion, as well as being non-patriotic and secular all tempered points of view.
While manipulating his Seattle supporters, the president blamed national dissatisfaction, otherwise known as his 37% approval rating, on the NSA spying scandal, gun violence, and ongoing upheaval in the Middle East, none of which he assumes any liability for.
As for the myriad of mishaps that everyone knows heâ€™s responsible for, nary a word.
For example, Obama chose not to talk about his Obamacare lies, the abysmal health insurance marketplace, the website security breaches, and certainly not the five million people, some of whom are gravely ill, who will be canceled from individual insurance plans as of the first of the year.
While on the moneymaking junket, Americaâ€™s â€œhistoricâ€ president also chose not to mention the â€œhistoric mistakeâ€ his administration just made concerning pre-nuclear Iran. Nor did he broach touchy subjects like the national debt, â€œFast and Furiousâ€, the IRS, unemployment figures, or the suspicion that the White House was in cahoots with the Census Bureau, which allegedly â€œfudgedâ€ the job numbers just prior to the 2012 election.
Instead, Obama kept the fundraiser upbeat by steering clear of the 30 million illegals he hopes to beckon out of the shadows, his out-of-control spending, his administrationâ€™s lack of transparency, government overreach, or how progressiveness run amok impacts ballooning entitlement programs.
According to Mr. Moderate, the only reason things are not going well right now is because that vexatious House of Representatives insists on obstructing his noble vision to â€œfundamentally transformâ€ America.
Barack did let on that his dream come true would be for the ideological Republicans to be sent packing, and for the Democrats to regain control of Congress. If such a fantasy should come to pass, Obama believes his self-described pragmatic approach to politics could finally be used to move the nation FORWARD.
If the president had his way, Democrat control of all three branches of government would bring with it the much-needed unanimity he claims the American people long for.
Moreover, one-party rule could pave the way for the socialist-style, non-ideological future Barack Obama envisions. Once and for all, the bane of a contentious three-headed government would be exorcised and Obama could finally institute non-ideological dominion over 300 million people, give or take 14 or 15 million.
So itâ€™s very likely that while Obama is out trawling for cash, on behalf of the common good, the Democrats will spend the better part of next year conjuring a way to finagle a win in the 2014 midterms. That way, their Democrat president will have stripped away all opposition, and have a broad consensus among liberals.
Finally, starting with the 22nd Amendment, the hindrances posed by the pesky U.S. Constitution could also be stripped away, clearing the path for Barack Obama, Americaâ€™s non-ideological president, to single-handedly create and enforce every law and enact every decree.
Originally posted at BIG Hollywood
Barack Obamaâ€™s approval rating is presently a rousing 42%. That means the largest portion of the sane American public would love to see the first family pack up the SamsoniteÂ® and head back to the Winfrey City, famous for deep-dish pizza, Mayor Rahm, and the type of thuggish politics the head of the house is obviously comfortable with.
However, President Barack Obamaâ€™s latest fundraising report cites an â€œA-list of Hollywood stars, with donations from some of the top celebrities in the entertainment industry.â€ Apparently, left-coast liberals want to see to it that the best script reader since Martin Sheen has another shot at practicing lines on set while acting the part of President.
Itâ€™s not surprising that Hollywood is smitten with the â€œYes We Canâ€ manâ€™s refusal to admit he canâ€™t.Â Those in the acting profession are impressed by amateurs like Barry Soetoro (stage name Barack Obama), who has proven to have a professional-level ability to make believe heâ€™s something he is not. Heck, for a season, even Paul Giamatti was convinced he was John Adams.
What could be better for Hollywood than a President who swims around in a policy cesspool similar to the one they refuse to empty in Tinsel Town, overflowing with the squalid water of loose morals, abortion rights, angry feminists, racial indignation, class warfare and overall elitist hypocrisy?
By and large, actors, comedians and entertainers pride themselves on being pro-choice, pro-gay marriage, pro-free Mumbia, pro-promiscuity and pro-anything non-traditional. Hollywood is full of left-wingers whose â€œHope [is to] Changeâ€ America into a nation where the likes of Bill Maher and Jane Fonda are symbols of empathy and truth.
The fact that big name stars contribute to Barack Obamaâ€™s 2012 reelection bid proves once again that ideological liberals lack intelligence and common sense.Â Little do they know that if Obama gets another four years, itâ€™s certain heâ€™ll drive a stake through the heart of the nation that has bestowed fame and fortune on ignorant people who like to play pretend. It doesnâ€™t take Will Hunting to figure out that people who canâ€™t afford gas and groceries arenâ€™t likely to drop $10 on a movie ticket to watch Julia Roberts fake-giggling while riding on the back of a moped driven by a middle-aged Tom Hanks in a leather jacket.
Yet, despite the inevitable looming catastrophe if Obama is reelected, according to the latest Federal Election Commission report the list of Whoâ€™s Who of Obama aficionados includes usual suspects such as Darfur defender George Clooney, Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Gump, and cancer survivor Michael Douglas â€“ a man who would have already succumbed to throat cancer had Obamacare already kicked in.
Campaign contributors also include Schindlerâ€™s List director Steven Spielberg and wife Kate Capshaw. The Spielbergs, despite their supposed brilliance,Â fail to realize theyâ€™re supporting a president whose feelings for Israel are at best questionable and whose lack of action could result in the need for another list if an unrestrained Iran eventually has its way.
Another contradictory campaign contributor is newly discovered country singer and proud part-time Londoner, the multifaceted Mrs. Chris â€˜Coldplayâ€™ Martin, Gwyneth Paltrow.Â Gwyneth likes living in England better than the US, which may be why she decided to punish the colonies by contributing to Obamaâ€™s â€œWe Bent the Air Hose in 2008 – Letâ€™s Pull the Plug in 2012â€ campaign.
Other Obama star contributors include: Monk star Tony Shalhoub, the man who made OCD a respectable disorder; Gleeâ€™s glib lesbian gym teacher Jane Lynch; 24â€™s president Dennis Haysbert, a man who knows firsthand how to pretend to be a president; and sci-fi star (which explains a lot) Scott Bakula.Â The eclectic group joins cantankerous political wannabe (who should also be in the sci-fi category), 30 Rock actor/Ã¼ber-liberal aspiring NYC mayor Alec Baldwin, who prides himself on being diversified in every area except liberalism.
The July quarterly report for the Presidentâ€™s reelection campaign touts $47 million in donations, while the Democratic National Committee raised $38 million through Obamaâ€™s joint committee. According to Barack Obamaâ€™s campaign, about 40% of the Presidentâ€™s record-breaking take came from â€œbig-money bundlersâ€ and top Hollywood heavy hitters like Rahmâ€™s sibling Ari Emanuel and Dreamworks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg.
Obama continues to practice governing the nation with the finesse of a jackhammer operator doing a kidney transplant. Yet, never once have Fruit of the Loom grape man Wayne Wilderson or Brenda Strong of â€œDesperate Housewives,â€ colleague of esteemed â€œbrainstormingâ€ border security advisor Eva Longoria, questioned the craven cynicism of demonizing the rich while stuffing Hollywood capital into his campaign coffers.
Seems that even after chastising Americans for failing to â€œshare the wealth,â€ a selectively philanthropic Barack Obama is more than willing to accept the â€œadditional incomeâ€ of well-to-do Hollywood supporters, if doing so finances his glitzy billion-dollar bid for reelection that should be coined: Take two.
So once again, America is witnessing the unbridled ignorance of affluent individuals who choose to support a President who decries prosperity but has little trouble siphoning off the wealth of a community too clueless to understand who theyâ€™re really supporting and too committed to liberal ideology to really care.
Originally posted at BIG Hollywood
In an effort to further promote the message of love, peace and the type of compassion intrinsic to all dedicated liberals, Alec Baldwin, a paunchy comedian with anger issues, called attention to what he feels is Michele Bachmannâ€™s inability to articulate by inarticulately spewing obscenities in the Minnesota congresswomanâ€™s direction by way of Twitter.
Within seconds of Michele announcing sheâ€™d decided to launch a bid for the Republican nomination for President of the United States, it became clear that not one iota of liberal negativity toward conservatives has abated.
Over the past few days, the rock world has joined the fun by publicly stepping forward in an effort to send a message to the latest object of targeted political ridicule, Michele Bachmann. The goal is to drive home the point that liberal rock musicians disapprove of both Bachmannâ€™s politics and audacity in thinking she actually has a chance to send honorary rock star Barack Obama back to Chicago.
Following Alec Baldwinâ€™s Twitter tirade, Tom Petty, a Mad Hatter in sunglasses, decided it was his turn to deny Bachmann, without explanation, the use of one of his hit songs. Petty is so anti-GOP he forbade Michele Bachmann from playing Â â€œAmerican Girlâ€ as a musical backdrop to her announcement to run for president.
Apparently, the last thing Tom Petty wants to be associated with is writing the signature anthem that could accompany a female Republican candidate on the trip from Minnesota to the White House.Â So, to prevent that from happening, the rocker sent a three-word message to Michele: â€œCease and desist.â€
Itâ€™s doubtful that Tom Petty would decline $275 per person ticket proceeds based on who concertgoers supported in the last election. Yet, rock musicians who refuse, due to partisan politics, to let conservative candidates use songs for campaign backdrops forget that many of their fans are conservatives.
Itâ€™s no secret; Tom Petty isnâ€™t a fan of the Right. When George W. Bush ran for governor of Texas, the genial GW pulled a Michele Bachmann and complimented the songwriter by using â€œI Wonâ€™t Back Downâ€ as a campaign song. The unappreciative Petty had his publisher warn the campaign that using the ballad could send a false impression (Heaven forbid) that Petty endorsed Bush, and ordered the gubernatorial team to pull the song.
Tom Petty is one of a large herd of liberal singers and songwriters who sell their wares like capitalists on steroids to anyone and everyone, but when a conservative candidate identifies with one of their songs, out of fear of being perceived as leaning to the right hawkers of concert T-shirts and tacky glassware suddenly become all partisan and possessive.
Yet when Democrats like Black Socks Spitzer of New York and John â€˜My-Wife-Has-Cancer-While-Iâ€™m-Having-an-Affairâ€™ Edwards used Heartbreaker music as campaign anthems, Tom the Perpetually Petty fully endorsed both Lotharios using the extremely apropos â€œWonâ€™t Back Downâ€ ditty.
The â€œYou Can Call Me Alâ€ and â€œDonâ€™t Stopâ€ crews are proud to have signature songs associated with Al â€˜Crazed Â SexÂ Poodleâ€™ Gore and impeached adulterer Bill Clinton, but Sarah Palin shaking hands and hugging babies in time to â€œBarracudaâ€ irked female rock group Heart so much the duo threatened a lawsuit if Sarah didnâ€™t pick another tune.
Truth is, in the world of rock and roll, the liberal malady is endemic. In the 1980â€™s Bruce Springsteen took on the Gipper over Reaganâ€™s use of the song â€œBorn in the USA.â€ During the 2004 presidential election, in an effort to save the USA from a second Bush term, Bruce partnered with Ã¼ber-liberal left-wing group MoveOn.org to headline a star-studded caravan of whiners in a Vote for Change Tour.
The 2004 MoveOn.org/rock-and-roll effort failed and Bush won reelection, which proves there are more Republican voters than liberals realize.Â If, as a group, conservatives boycotted downloading music from iTunes and stopped buying concert tickets, many artists who feel comfortable insulting Republicans for sport would definitely take a hit in the pocketbook.
Then again, one has to wonder if someone like Bruce Springsteen even comprehends the concept that the people he slurs with his political invectives have the monetary power to affect The Bossâ€™s bottom line.Â After all, didn’t Springsteen say Obama â€œspeaks to the America I’ve envisioned in my music for the past 35 years?â€
Even still, the liberal Step Away From the Song list goes on and on: Pretty boy Jon Bon Jovi told Sarah Palin not to use â€œWho Says You Canâ€™t Go Home.â€Â The Foo Fighters and Van Halen dissed John McCain; Bruce Hornsby felt Sean Hannityâ€™s use of his song â€œThe Way it Isâ€ shouldnâ€™t be the way it is; and rock group Rush informed Rand Paul heâ€™s no â€œTom Sawyer.â€
By now, Republicans should know better than to provide ammunition for the left by failing to stringently follow copyright laws and respect property ownership rights. Yet, a politically partisan situation still presents an opportunity to learn a profound lesson for those on both sides of the political aisle.
Liberal musicians should understand that having a fan base largely made up of those without the ability to pay $1.99 to download a song or lay out close to three bills for a concert ticket isnâ€™t going to ensure their rock star lifestyle for very long.
For those heartbroken by Petty Heartbreaker, conservatives must take their eyes off the â€œYes We Canâ€ free-for-all where liberal politicians sway and wave in time to music amidst showers of balloons filled to capacity with Democrat hot air.Â Itâ€™s time to realize the same standard does not and will never apply to Grand Ole or Tea Party candidates. Just because liberal musicians become gazillionaires with the help of Republican fans doesnâ€™t mean those same rich rock stars will show appreciation by treating conservative candidates with respect.
For those on the right, the salient point is this: liberal politicians are never denied rights to artistsâ€™ theme songs; quite the contrary, they are encouraged to use them. Conservatives politicians should not be so naÃ¯ve as to assume similar rules apply to the likes of Herman Cain and Michele Bachmann.
With that in mind, Bachmann and Harley-riding Barracuda Palin should rethink forgoing the mud wrestling fight Michele claims the media is itching for and hit the ring to work out which lady will seek permission to claim Carrie Underwoodâ€™s â€œAll-American Girlâ€ and whose anthem will ultimately be conservative rocker Kid Rockâ€™s â€œBorn Free.â€
Originally posted at American Thinker
Recently, Venezuelan President Hugo ChÃ¡vez praised Barack Obama for making both him and Fidel Castro look conservative by comparison. Â ChÃ¡vez enthusiasticallyÂ called Barack “Comrade Obama!”Â Hugo’s affectionate approval was based on Obama “nationalizing … GeneralÂ Motors.” Â In fact, Hugo even gave a shout-out to Castro about Barack, saying, “Fidel, careful, or we are going to end up to his right.”
Hugo gushed when Obama suggested anÂ Air Force One stopover in Caracas.Â President ChÃ¡vez said he would love to team up with Obama to “construct a new world order” and treat him to a hug and a large helping of “socialist arepas.”Â An impromptu landing in Venezuela comes with benefits besides lunch because the Venezuelan dictator successfully “abolishedÂ term limits and shut down independent media outlets,” two potential techniques for Obama to consider prior to the next few election cycles.
For that reason, the recent blow to Hugo and Barry’s solidarity couldn’t have come at a more inopportune time.Â In a matter of seconds, theÂ relationshipÂ went from ChÃ¡vez inviting Obama to join him for corn-based pancakes to laying down the ambassadorial gauntlet by forbidding Obama’s nominee for envoy to Caracas from setting foot in Venezuela.
The cause of the dispute?Â Larry Palmer told a “Senate confirmation hearing that Venezuela harbored leftist guerrillas from Colombia and that its military was under Cuban influence.”Â Those candid observations caused the Venezuelan president to react in an extremely inhospitable way toward Mr. Palmer, leading to the announcement that ChÃ¡vez would “veto” Obama’s nominee.
Mr. ChÃ¡vez interprets criticism as discourteous and expressed that “[i]t would be an indignity if [he] allowed [Palmer] to come to Venezuela.”Â ChÃ¡vez emphatically swore, “Well, [the U.S.] can do whatever they want, but this man is not coming.”Â ChÃ¡vez evenÂ challenged Obama, asking, “How do you expect me to accept this gentleman as ambassador? He disqualified himself, he cannot come as ambassador.”
OneÂ dares not express an opinion that would indicate that the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela is anything less than an earthly Eden.Â In fact, in response to Palmer’s comments, Hugo dared Washington to “cut diplomatic relations” with his country and to “expel” Venezuelan ambassador Bernardo Alvarez Herrera.Â Consequently, Herrera’s visa was promptly revoked, and the diplomat was sent back to South America.
Let’s remember that ChÃ¡vez “packed [Venezuela’s]Â Supreme Court and the army with his supporters, seized control of the country’s wealth, and introduced a penal code that criminalizes dissent.Â Anyone who opposes ChÃ¡vez faces violence or prison.Â Hence, it would be in Mr. Palmer’s best interest if he steered clear of Caracas lest he meet with an untimely, albeit certainly accidental, end.
State Department spokesman Philip Crowley expressed “regret” over the Venezuelan government’s decision to withdraw consideration of Palmer’s post and “hinted it may name a new ambassador, noting that Palmer was never approved by the Senate.”Â According toÂ Philip Crowley, “[w]e will have to renominate an ambassador candidate.”Â Asked if there could be a nominee other than Palmer, Crowley replied, “These are issues that we will be evaluating, you know, with the New Year.”
Well, the New Year has arrived, and an opportunity to mend fences with the Venezuelan dictator has manifested.Â In lieu of Larry, ChÃ¡vez submitted a list of formidable candidates that would reignite high-level diplomatic communications with the U.S.
ChÃ¡vez’s personal favorites for ambassador include “alternate candidates … Sean Penn and Bill Clinton.”Â In addition, ChÃ¡vez suggested the U.S.-hating anarchist and his special friend, linguist Noam Chomsky, as well as controversialÂ Marxist directorÂ Oliver Stone.
ChÃ¡vez said, “I hope they name OliverÂ Stone. I’ll suggest a candidate … Sean Penn, or [Noam] Chomsky.Â We have a lot of friends there.Â Bill Clinton!”
Consider the diplomatic possibilities.Â “Dead Man Walking” Sean Penn could address Caracas being one of the most dangerous cities in the world and speak about the futility of maintaining an “annual murder rate … in excess of 135 per 100,000 population.”Â Sean, aka “Harvey Milk,” could also address Venezuela’s ongoing discrimination against the GLBT community.
Despite Venezuela’sÂ human rights abuses,Â Noam Chomsky could continue to promote “survival” over what he perceives to be the U.S.’s “quest for global hegemony.”Â In addition, Chomsky could succinctly articulate with superior linguistic acumen the “better world” in which Venezuelans reside.Â Noam has said that visiting Venezuela is “exciting” because it is there that he “can see how a better world is being created.”
OliverÂ StoneÂ is anotherÂ ideal pick.Â Friend-of-Hugo Oliver could gain further insight from ChÃ¡vez on improving the American economy and in turn assist Obama in advancing the socialist agenda atÂ home.
Oliver directedÂ South of the Border, “a film that [drew] attention to the social improvements ushered in by Chavez, who … nationalizedÂ partsÂ of Venezuela’s economy, including important bits of the oil sector and big chunks of the banking, electric and steel industries.”Â The Marxist film director believes that “[y]ou hear all the criticism, all the exceptions to the rule, but generally speaking the economy has surged in Venezuela from 2003 to 2008 … This is a story that people don’t know.”Â Thus, Oliver’s primary role could be remediating the reputation of misunderstood “Leftist Menace” Hugo ChÃ¡vez.
“Slick Willy” is a gregarious type whose name usually evokes spontaneous affection from women as well as international tyrants.Â This is not for nothing, but if diplomatic efforts fail, at least cigar aficionado Clinton can assist Venezuela’s endeavor to resurrect theÂ Crispin Patino line of fine Venezuelan cigars here in the U.S.
Missing from the ambassadorial assemblage was bloated up-and-coming politician and star of “30 Rock“Alec Baldwin.Â Although ChÃ¡vez didn’t mention Alec, the Long Island native told CNN’s disgraced New York Governor Eliot Spitzer that he’s “very interested” in a political run.Â When asked about a foray into politics, left-winger Baldwin said, “It’s something that I’m very, very interested in.”Â Baldwin maintains that elected leaders should be “people who have not lost sight about what the middleÂ classÂ in this country is.”Â What better way for a labor union/ACORN/progressiveÂ Working Families Party coalitionÂ favorite like Alec to break into politics than by acting as an emissary to “working family”-friendly Venezuela?
Baldwin, although not “diplomatic” in the traditional sense, is fearless when it comes to verbal reprimand.Â If the United States does not comply with ChÃ¡vez’s edicts, Baldwin could administer authoritarian correction and, on behalf of Hugo, rebuke America for being a nation populated with capitalistic pigs, or what Baldwin might define as “a rude, thoughtless little pig” with no “brains or … decency.”
In the end, removing Larry Palmer from contention for envoy to Caracas may ultimately benefit Venezuelan-American relations to a level never imagined.Â A contingent of potential ambassadors made up of Marxist actors, pudgy liberal comedians, communist apologist/directors,Â libertarian socialist linguists, and an impeached ex-president with a penchant for fine cigars could provide the opportunity for Obama to rekindle a beloved friendship and finally share that steamy pile ofÂ totalitarian tortillas with like-minded comrade and reconciled socialist/soul mate Hugo ChÃ¡vez.