When The Going Gets Tough….

….The “tough” goes fundraising. The Campaigner-In-Chief hits the road again for a shakedown of guilty white, RICH liberals in New York.

And to think, these fools are STUPID enough to give him the loot. From The Daily Caller.com

 

Obama becomes President Absent-On-Campaign as Obamacare, economy and foreign  policy sink.

9:50 AM  10/26/2013

Neil Munro

White House  Correspondent

As THIS tumbles, THIS asshat goes on a shakedown tour.

        

Got to keep that GRAFT train rollin’……

Yep. About sums it up. Hard to believe so MANY fools and their money are parted by this asshole.

 

President Barack  Obama is distancing himself from the critical task of repairing his crippled  Obamacare website so he can return to the campaign trail.

“The President is a very interested observer in this [repair] process [and]  is being regularly updated on it, and is holding that team accountable for  results,” Josh Earnest, his deputy press secretary told reporters Oct. 25, while  flying with the president to three fund-raisers in New York.

Obama’s departure Friday from the White House illustrates his focus on  electoral and ideological gains for progressives, rather than on economic and  practical gains for actual Americans.

Obama’s aides say neither he nor they paid enough attention to the website  development program during the summer to realize the site, HealthCare.gov, would  crash once it was put online. So far,  they have repeatedly refused to explain Obama’s management failure.

In the last few weeks, he’s also distanced himself from the budget impasse  that temporarily shut down part of the federal government. He’s walked away  from upcoming budget negotiations with the elected GOP majority in the House,  from the high-stakes national debate over immigration, and from the unfolding  crash of his Middle East Foreign policy.

He’s also kept his distance from economic policy. In September, the nation  added fewer jobs than it added workers.

Obama’s effort to revive the Obamacare software is now being run by Jeff  Zients, a former management consultant at Bain & Company. “Jeff and his team are responsible for sort of the day-to-day  monitoring of all this,” Earnest said about the rushed effort to repair the  crippled website.

The website’s failed Oct. 1 rollout has crippled Obama’s primary political  prize — establishing federal control over the industry that helps the  nation’s 330 million citizens manage their health and lives.

Obama did stage a high-profile but widely criticized appeal Monday in the  Rose Garden, asking the public to have patience while the website is  rebuilt. The criticism of his “ShamWow” speech, during which the president  of the United States was reduced to repeating an 800 number for citizens to buy  their legally required health  insurance, stung.

“Some people have poked fun at me this week for sounding like an insurance salesman…  that’s okay. I’d still be out there championing this law even if the  website were perfect,” Obama said in his Oct. 26 weekly address.

While he champions Obamacare, he’s left the task of resurrecting his primary  legacy to others. “We are going to get it working as smoothly as it’s  supposed to.  We’ve got people working overtime, 24/7, to boost capacity  and address these problems, every single day,” he said in the weekly  address.

The president’s weekend speech, unsurprisingly, included a political pitch  tuned for the 2014 election. “We did [create Obamacare] to cement the principle  that in this country, the security of health  care is not a  privilege for a fortunate few, but a right for every one of us to enjoy,” he  claimed.

Prior to Obamacare, the privileged few with health-care benefits included  roughly 100 million Americans getting government-funded health  services, and 167  million Americans who bought health insurance from private sector companies.

Obama is  increasingly focused on what he’s really good at — running political campaigns,  specifically,  the 2014 mid-term election.

On Friday, while Zients announced a complete management overhaul of  his flagship Obamacare website, and promised to get the system mostly working by  Nov. 30, Obama was heading to three fundraisers in New York.

At the fundraisers, he promised ideological victory for the progressive  donors, regardless of the public’s preferences.

“The one thing I’m absolutely confident about is that if we work hard, that  we can make a case to the American people and we can win,” he told a group of 50  donors gathered at a private home in New York.

“Because what we care about… is what this country is all about,” he told the  donors.

“What I also know is, is that when Nancy Pelosi is Speaker of the House of  Representatives, she acts on behalf of that vision, even when it’s hard and even  when it’s inconvenient, and even when it runs contrary to the politics and the  polls,” he continued.

“I’ve seen it before and I’ll see it again. But I’ll only be able to see  it because of all of you,” he concluded.

The speech was given to donors assembled by Karen Mehiel, the wife of  Dennis Mehiel, a major donor at McCain’s campaign, and the chairman of a  company that manufactures cardboard. Earlier, Obama had met with 60 more  donors at an Upper East Side event organized by Kathryn Chenault, the wife of  Kenneth Chennault, the CEO of the  American Express company. Later, he met more donors at an Upper West Side  home of David Shaw and his wife, Beth. Shaw is a wealthy hedge-fund manager.

Obama’s focus on the campaign trail also takes precedence over crafting a  popular compromise on the nation’s immigration policy.

In June, Senate progressives worked with business groups to  pass a bill that would double immigration of low-skill workers, and double the  population of university-trained workers, despite the country’s accelerating  automation, stalled wages and 20 million unemployed or underemployed  Americans.

Numerous polls show the public is opposed to an increased inflow of workers, but Obama told a  campaign-style White House rally Thursday that “the American people support  this — it’s not something they reject, they support it.”

“If there’s a good reason not to pass this common-sense reform, I’ve yet to  hear it,” he  insisted, shortly after citing a Congressional Budget Office  report. The June report, however, showed the increased immigration would  transfer more of the nation’s income from ordinary workers to wealthy  investors.

But polls and data haven’t dented Obama’s identification with  immigrants. “We still have a chance to get immigration reform done and a  chance to affirm that we’re a nation of laws and a nation of immigrants,” Obama  told his Oct. 25 donors.

In fact, America is a nation of Americans. Only 10 percent of American  citizens and residents are legal immigrants.

Obama has also  minimized efforts to negotiate budget compromises with the elected GOP majority  in the House. During the October budget impasse, Obama sent Vice President Joe  Biden — who is liked by many GOP legislators — off to Camp David to demonstrate  his opposition to any political compromise with Republicans.

Throughout that crisis, Obama and his Democratic allies also rejected  a series of GOP mini-funding bills that would have funded more government  agencies, but weaken his effort to shield the ambitious Obamacare project.

As soon as the budget impasse  ended with a victory for Obama and his allies, his spokesman said the president  would distance himself from negotiations intended to avert another budget crash,  likely due in December and January.

“The president will be as  involved as he and members of the Congress believe to be useful,” White House  spokesman Jay Carney said Oct. 17. But, he added,  “the president has already demonstrated a level of seriousness through the  budget he put forward [in April]… which includes tough choices for Democrats and  Republicans.”

That hard-edged political strategy won him a victory in the budget fight, but  undermined  efforts by some GOP politicians to push through an immigration bill that  Obama supports.

Obama is also apparently absent from his collapsing foreign policy in the  Middle East, where Iran has consolidated its power in Syria and continued its  development of nuclear weapons.

That expansion threatens to ignite a regional war and a nuclear-arms race  with Saudi Arabia, which has begun bankrolling Egypt’s new government after it  deposed the U.S.-backed Muslim Brotherhood government in Egypt.

“The strange thing about the crackup in U.S.-Saudi relations is that it has  been on the way for more than two years, like a slow-motion car wreck, but  nobody in Riyadh or Washington has done anything decisive to avert it,” David  Ignatius, a Washington Post foreign-policy columnist, wrote Wednesday.

“The administration’s lack of communication with the  Saudis and other Arab allies is mystifying at a time when the U.S. is exploring  new policy initiatives, such as working with the Russians on dismantling  chemical weapons in Syria and negotiating a possible nuclear deal with Iran,”  Ignatius wrote.

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So, this is what the term “leading from behind” must mean. Have problems with the agenda? Big-ticket items falling apart? Foreign policy non-existent? Say, here’s a GREAT idea. Go to RICH, guilty white liberals, and shake them down !!! That’s the ticket.

All this shit falling apart, and all he can think of is to fly off on Air Force 1, at MUCHO expense, to go shake down wealthy, guilty white liberals in New York, and elsewhere, the nation be damned.

If THIS is what making an “historic” election is all about, you can KEEP it. This guy is an unmitigated DISASTER. Brought to us by the SAME people he is NOW shaking down, to “further” the progressive cause.

Too bad these dumb bastards don’t realize, that when THEIR money runs out, or if THEY are no longer of use to HIM, THEY will be tossed under the bus as well.

Personally, I’ll be PLEASED when that day comes. Serves these stupid assholes right.

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Clyde

 

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8 Responses to When The Going Gets Tough….

  1. Garnet92 says:

    Good one, Clyde! Obamaumau has gone back to his roots, the only thing that he’s ever been good at – fleecing contributions from wealthy liberals. If things were better, I’d be worried about our president not being in DC taking care of business, but in his case, we’re better off without him doing even more damage to the country. Leave him on the campaign trail, he won’t sign any worthwhile legislation so what can he do in DC except cause more trouble.

    • Clyde says:

      Thanks, Garnet, and I agree. At least when he’s shaking down rich, guilty white liberals, or golfing, he’s not wrecking something else.

  2. Kathy says:

    He’s doing the one and only thing he’s good at – campaign. He’s horrible at foreign policy and his people management skills are in the toilet. Campaigning is the only area where he’s not in over his head.

    • Clyde says:

      Good point, Kathy. Of course, getting guilty white liberals to give up their money to a glib, smooth talking sort of black guy is like shooting fish in a barrel.

  3. bullright says:

    Good piece Clyde. Remember Benghazi, and “the show must go on.”

    • Clyde says:

      Thanks, Bull, and indeed the show must. Or, at least until the stupid guilty white liberals figure out they’ve been flim-flammed. Not to worry, though, it won’t happen in OUR lifetimes!!

  4. Terry says:

    “…“Some people have poked fun at me this week for sounding like an insurance salesman… that’s okay….”

    Wrong you POS.
    Snake oil salesman at best.