Sunday, March 22, 2009

Obamisms


- Michelle Malkin and her commenters have some ideas about what to call "enemy combatants" now that the Obamadministration has done away with the term:

“Undocumented Protagonists”
“Next Life Enablers”
"Jihadis Without Borders"
“Future Democrats of America”
“Freelance foreign policy activists”
"Theological Pyrotechnicians"
"Targets of the Great Jewish Conspiracy"
"Community Disorganizers"
"Graduates of the William Ayers Academy of Societal Realignment"

- First, the Obamadministration insulted the Brits, and this week they continue their classy streak of treating allies with respect, this time from Brazil: "His meet and greet with the U.S. president was bumped to Saturday, and when the White House announced his official visit, they misspelled his name."

- This my favorite headline of the week: "Obama White House bars press from press award ceremony."

- The Teleprompter in Chief compared AIG executives to suicide bombers: “It was the right thing to do to step in. Here’s the problem. It’s almost like they’ve got — they’ve got a bomb strapped to them and they’ve got their hand on the trigger. You don’t want them to blow up. But you’ve got to kind of talk them, ease that finger off the trigger.” Then why are we negotiating and giving into to them to the tune of hundreds of billions of dollars? Just goes to show Obama's foreign policy weakness.

If I was one of the common workers at AIG and the government wanted me to return my bonus, I would say, not necessarily in these words, "Up yours, pricks," and tell the populists feigning outrage at legally protected contracts that Congress signed off on last month, "Don't make me the scapegoat for your incompetence and overspending."

I'd tell the AIG guys to nod and take the reprimands at the hearing, then do nothing, because in one week there will be another distraction created by the Obamadministration to distract from the spending spree currently going on and increasing government control of our lives.

I would also point out that as a senator, Obama "earned" $101,332 in bonus money as Congress's second-biggest recipient of donations from AIG employees.

- Few, if anyone at the big four networks is excited to have Obama interrupt primetime sweeps programming for yet another primetime address: "I believe in the president and his policies, and as broadcasters we have a responsibility to provide the airtime," said another network insider. "But these frequent primetime requests are wreaking serious havoc with our schedule and our advertisers. Ratings are down everywhere and the airtime is costing us all significant dollars when we can least afford it."

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