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Obama issuing memos of all sorts

By Ed O'Keefe

Eye Opener

Take a look back at the last few weeks, and it appears the White House is issuing new orders to federal agencies at a feverish pace.

There were this week's instructions to find ways to trim at least 5 percent from agency budgets. Officials bragged this week that the number of Freedom of Information Act dropped last year because Obama told agencies to post more information online. Last week President he ordered agencies to extend more employment benefits to the partners of gay federal workers. He's also mandated changes to the federal hiring process and there will be more later this week.

All of the changes have come through a series of memos -- not executive orders or legislation -- that the White House issued after months of review by lawyers and agency officials. (The budget memo with spending instructions comes every year, so it's not a huge surprise.) The orders appear to provide the White House with quick and easy ways to demonstrate change. (Remember how often we used to hear that word?)

By mandating budget cuts, Obama can get ahead of Republicans likely to push for deep government spending cuts and federal salary freezes as the midterm elections continue. Extending benefits to the gay partners of federal workers scores him points with liberals, gay rights activists and a generally supportive American public and helps meet his goal of making government a "cool" employer. Attempts to speed up the mundane federal hiring process also help achieve the "cool" goal and Obama's desire to attract a new wave of public servants.

But will any of this work? Depending on the mandate, we won't know for six months, a year, or more. Still -- amid an oil spill, two wars, a frustrating economy and tricky negotiations over Iran, these small changes may not score big headlines, but may one day help make big, fundamental changes to the government.

Leave your thoughts in the comments section below

Question of the Week: A recent report said theDefense Department's pay for performance system for intelligence employees is flawed and a Senate hearing on Wednesday will look at a similar system for other Pentagon workers that is being terminated. As the Obama administration considers a new performance management system for federal workers, do you think there is a role for pay for performance? E-mail your answers to federaleye@washingtonpost.com and please include your full name, home town, and employer (if you're a federal worker). We may use your answers in Friday's Washington Post.

Cabinet and Staff News: President Obama starts talking tough. Don't expect much from Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's South American trip as she tells countries to do a better job collecting taxes from the wealthy. James Clapper argued for a weaker DNI in April. Seats are still available on the White House intelligence board. OMB Director Peter Orszag thinks technology is key to government efficiency. Obama signs a law renaming Interior Department headquarters as the Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building.

DEFENSE DEPARTMENT:
Ike Skelton says he's open to defense cuts: The longtime advocate of a strong military with a robust budget is looking for ways to help the Pentagon cut costs.

FAA:
FAA issues tire-safety rules: The safety directive requires U.S. operators to conduct more-frequent landing gear inspections of Learjet 60 models, which are especially susceptible to takeoff hazards from under-inflated tires.

FDA:
Report says FDA struggles to keep food safe: The 500-page report says the agency lacks the vision necessary to protect consumers.

GOVERNMENT WORK/LIFE/OPERATIONS:
Security jobs come under scrutiny in insourcing debate: One of the most heated debates over which government tasks can be outsourced and which should be done by federal employees is centering on security jobs.

Lessons learned from pay-for-performance: The Pentagon's abortive pay-for-performance system might be fading away, but the suspicions it generated will linger.

INTERIOR DEPARTMENT:
Interior Department issues new safety requirements for offshore oil drilling: It allows operations in shallow water to continue but maintains a federal moratorium on drilling in water deeper than 500 feet.

NOAA:
NOAA: Presence of hydrocarbons found deep in gulf waters: The clouds are about 330 feet in height and fill in another piece of the underwater puzzle that various agencies and universities have been assembling over the past month.

STATE DEPARTMENT:
Embassies built with natural disasters in mind: The State Department's embassies are built to withstand terrorist attacks and other acts of aggression in an increasingly hostile world. Yet there's another aggressor that poses just as much of a threat: Mother Nature.

TREASURY DEPARTMENT:
U.S debt to rise to $19.6 trillion by 2015: The report that was sent to lawmakers Friday night with no fanfare said the ratio of debt to the gross domestic product would rise to 102 percent by 2015 from 93 percent this year.

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By Ed O'Keefe  | June 9, 2010; 6:00 AM ET
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Odumbo can issue all the memos, make all the teleprompter speeches and vent as much as he can, but it's too late.
The people, even some of the class envy nitwits who elected him, and the lapdog media who protected him, have figured it out.
The slug is just an incompetent, unaccomplished, inexperienced community organizer. No integrity, no leadership, and not a clue about much of anything.
A real embarrassing failure in all he attempts.
His so called health care overhaul is still opposed by the majority of Americans, and it will continue to be as unpopular as the phony Odumbo is.
November can't come soon enough to start cleaning out the democrat manure in Congress that supports this leftist nitwit.

Posted by: LarryG62 | June 9, 2010 7:55 AM | Report abuse


President Obama is doing a great job. How would you like to have all the things on your table that he has.

Federal hiring process - background checks could lighten up a bit. Just about everyone has a DUI. And then, if one takes the example of elected officials and what they do...heck, background checks should be outlawed for government jobs.

FDA - completely overhaul it. I thought this 9 years ago when they passed the Homeland Security Act. Out of the 8 agencies on the original list to be overhauled (while creating the Homeland Security Dept)--FDA was not on it. Should have been. Go see your doctor for something, one symptom, and one gets a prescription for a drug that cause 7 side affects. What is logical about that????

Pay for performance - as soon as they do a study on who is really doing their regular job. Government workers, and it is well known, only work 5 out of 8 hours. 3 hours spent on the Net, in email, chit chatting. Specially state government.
Cushy job, so they goof off.
Could re-visit that issue---then think about pay for performance. If performance is a true 8 hours to begin with.
Follow?

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | June 9, 2010 10:15 AM | Report abuse

I just wish Obama would keep one of his campaign promises about the wars. He was Mr. Critical sassy-pants during Bush's term. Now he's exactly the same as Mr. Bush. The war machine rages on and Obama is vacationing and being entertained by Hollywood stars. Talk about being out of touch!

Posted by: schratboy | June 9, 2010 11:20 AM | Report abuse

When Obama history is written (with the exception of fauning liberals like Doris Kerns Goodwin who will revise it), Obama will be judged as a posturing mediocrity, at best.

Posted by: big1 | June 9, 2010 11:27 AM | Report abuse

We tried to warn you morons.

Posted by: Superpower | June 9, 2010 11:28 AM | Report abuse

Obama has no executive experience, yet he is trying to take control of virtually everything. The Soviet Union collapsed under central planning. Greece, Spain, Portugal, etc. are all collapsing now. He is following a model that always fails eventually.

Posted by: HerbF1 | June 9, 2010 11:32 AM | Report abuse

5%??? What a joke! The federal budget needs to be cut 25% and no NEW HIRING, period! Does it now scare anyone else that the Federal government is now the largest employer in the United States???? Average wage, over $100,000? And we have real unemployment at over 18%?

We have government spending out of control, thanks to our clueless, delusional, naive leader. I guess it is what we should expect from a man that has NEVER HELD A REAL JOB or managed anything!

Hope this country can hang together until November 2012.

Posted by: magsthecat1 | June 9, 2010 11:33 AM | Report abuse

Just more attempts to appease liberal voters rather then create new ideas of achieving successful changes through the classic legislative process. Even with the liberal political votes he has in congress, Obama STILL has no clue and no successes.

Posted by: USAXXX | June 9, 2010 11:39 AM | Report abuse

I love the SMELL of Desperation and FAILURE of a Democrat Administration in the Morning!

Posted by: harpotoo | June 9, 2010 11:54 AM | Report abuse

I guess Obama realizes his time is running out and he's got alot to get done wrecking the country some more.

Posted by: dcunning30 | June 9, 2010 11:55 AM | Report abuse

LarryG62 has it wrong. Barack Hussein Soetero Obama should not be called a 'community organize' as he has NO experience in organizing ANYTHING. He should be referred to as a Community Agitator who studied Uncle Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals which he has memorized and he follows to the letter each and every day. Get yourself a copy and read it, then you will understand why The Big Zero is a danger to this GREAT country and the people who live here LEGALLY.

Posted by: cajun1 | June 9, 2010 11:55 AM | Report abuse

A good starting point would be to fire 50% (one half) of all federal employees off of the bloated governmental roles. These freeloaders do more standing around than working... like the old " one guy down in the hole and three guys up top watching scam." How 'bout we start with the IRS (terrorist organization that it is) and move on from there. Then renegotiate the excessive golden retirement plans that are bankrupting us. It looks as tho I will never be able to retire so why should they at my expense. The only thing Obimbo (Yes I have NO respect for this empty suit)is doing a great job at is outraging hardworking taxpayers so he can pander to his base....the lazy, shiftless, freeloaders and uneducated failures who need our "compassion and help" Sorry all out here, go suck an egg.

Posted by: rabiddog9 | June 9, 2010 11:57 AM | Report abuse

OBummer keeping his promises? Has too much on the table? Hell it's all of his making!

And he is so totally inept he can't even close Gitmo like he promised his star struck voters!

Posted by: harpotoo | June 9, 2010 11:57 AM | Report abuse

Odumb is doing everything he can until he's crippled this fall and ejected in 2012.

He knows that we know, now.

Posted by: Smarg | June 9, 2010 12:04 PM | Report abuse

Thank you President Obama for fighting the good fight, and turning this country around from the train wreck that you inherited. We support you.

Posted by: eric70 | June 9, 2010 12:06 PM | Report abuse

I got my "Next Time, Vote American!" and "We'll Remember Come November!" stickers at www.keep2theright.com

Posted by: NYC_CON | June 9, 2010 12:11 PM | Report abuse

The Babe: You are a fool. Not only is Obamao NOT doing a great job, he is he most certainly destroying this country.

As for doing away with background checks? Have you lost your mind? The census mess is a classic example of why these checks are essential.

Even democrats who voted for this clown are tucking tail and bailing. That should tell you something. IN 16 months, he has not accomplished one d*mn thing other that shove a health care plan down our throats that NO ONE, but welfare junkies wanted.

Out of 43 presidents, this interloper has spent more money on parties and traveling in a mere 16 months than the rest collectively. That is 43 men (actually 42 since Cleveland did 2 non-consecutive terms) together spending less than one Squatter Obamao. Don't forget Pelooser's $102,000+ alcohol and food bill for family and friends on board her plane. Obama has not done one positive thing for America.

Posted by: Rowdy1 | June 9, 2010 12:15 PM | Report abuse

What Obama did with the 'federal hiring practice' change is what all good Socialists do, ie he made it easier to put his cronies and fellow travelers into positions, The Chicago Way.

He took a huge group of federal hires that were formerly Civil Service and had to take tests and changed that to 'interviews' with his minions. Yea, we know what that means.

Ask all of Obama's new best friends (Castro, Chavez, A'jad, etc) the utility of that.

Posted by: swift_boater | June 9, 2010 12:24 PM | Report abuse

He's like a little boy, playing at "business". Unfortunately, we need some adults in charge, not the band of adolescents who are running the show now.

Posted by: Lilycat1 | June 9, 2010 12:25 PM | Report abuse

Memos? Sounds like Dictator-Speak.

Posted by: humelake1984 | June 9, 2010 12:30 PM | Report abuse

New Obama Memo: Keep a closed mind but keep your hand open My political agenda will ayou to surfdom.
Intitlements for all..The Goverment will take care of you, all you have to do is surrender Freedom..

Posted by: akeegan2 | June 9, 2010 12:34 PM | Report abuse

Any good magician will distract you to look away from what is really going on and then when you look back - Poof - the illusion of "magic"
Obama (and all politicians) are doing the same thing to the American People. Distract them from what is really going on by (1) blaming the Federal employee for the country's problems. Obama can NOT fix the hiring process in the Government. That must take an act of Congress as the laws are written and acted upon BY Congress, so instead of writing a worthless memo to the head of OPM, why isn't he bullying Congress to change the hiring laws (as he bullied them into voting for a health care bill that the majority of Americans did NOT want and still do NOT want).
(2) Mandate to Congress (in a memo of course) that each member MUST eliminate at least ONE of their Pork Barrel programs.
Congress creates Pork Barrel programs and Federal/State agencies have to hire people to run said Pork; and then report back to Congress how well the Pork is going - but, the Fed is the one that gets demonized for following the laws/mandates of those in power.
Obama mandated a 5% cut in Federal agency budgets - how about he as Commander in Chief mandate and create (remember transperancy?) a 10% cut in his staff, and the operating funds of the White House itself? Cut back on the costly parties he throws, cut back on the political white house staff, cut back on the upkeep of the Mansion, cut back on the number of trips he takes. How about he mandates to Pelosi (and others) that they take the low cost carrier (air/train) to and from their districts?
(3) How about he sends Congress a 'memo' telling them that they must eliminate at least 2 of the perks they get as Congressionals? Including the use of Government aircraft? Including staying home during recess, etc instead of going on a Junket overseas? (But, then how would Hillary ever be able to tell stories about dodging bullets in the Mid-East on a Senatorial "junket"?)
Come on people - wake up and smell the coffee and stop sucking up the slop they are trying to push at you -
Remember the rules of the magician - and apply them to the politicians...

Posted by: popcorn1163 | June 9, 2010 12:35 PM | Report abuse

New Obama Memo: Keep a closed mind but keep your hand open My political agenda will ayou to surfdom.
Intitlements for all..The Goverment will take care of you, all you have to do is surrender Freedom..

Posted by: akeegan2 | June 9, 2010 12:35 PM | Report abuse

I have to laugh, asking for a 5% cut in budgets is a sign of not knowing what to do, shows a lack of hard decision making ability, and a lame attempt at just "doing something" for show. "Take one for the team" folks, even if it may not do crap, but is an attempt to keep everyone happy in equally sharing the burden even if the workload is different and warranted or not. It is an example of an amateur attempt at managing costs and/or people. More of a little insight into his inexperience and poor leadership abilities; another bandaid that won't stop the bleeding.

Posted by: AZsparrow | June 9, 2010 12:36 PM | Report abuse

Barack Obama is a self-admitted youthful drug abuser who suffers from arrested maturity because of it. All of his edicts will have to be repealed because of his incompetence. This country elected a juvenile delinquent to be its president, and it will have to fix the damage that election caused to this country.

Pray for our president.

Psalms 109:8

Let his days be few; and let another take his office.

Posted by: RightStuff | June 9, 2010 12:38 PM | Report abuse

MOST OF THIS WAS CAUSED BY HIS RECKLESS SPENDING HIS FIRST FEW WEEKS IN OFFICE !!
NOW GETTING CONCERNED BUT STILL BUSY PARTYING AND TRAVELLING AROUND AT TAXPAYERS EXPENSE. THINKS HE OWNS THE U.S. TREASURY !
HAS NOT SOLVED A SINGLE PROBLEM YET...STILL "THINKING" I GUESS...

Posted by: astormcloud | June 9, 2010 12:49 PM | Report abuse

MOST OF THIS WAS CAUSED BY HIS RECKLESS SPENDING HIS FIRST FEW WEEKS IN OFFICE !!
NOW GETTING CONCERNED BUT STILL BUSY PARTYING AND TRAVELLING AROUND AT TAXPAYERS EXPENSE. THINKS HE OWNS THE U.S. TREASURY !
HAS NOT SOLVED A SINGLE PROBLEM YET...STILL "THINKING" I GUESS...

Posted by: astormcloud | June 9, 2010 12:50 PM | Report abuse

It does not matter who is President when it comes to the federal workforce/pay rates/hiring process/federal union rights/etc. It is all the Congress, codified in Title V of the US Code. The biggest single "reform" that needs desperately to be made is the ability to remove poor/non performers from their positions with but one appeal within 120 days. In my opinion after some 30 years in the federal gove ending in the Senior Executive Service, most agencies have what they call "turkey farms." That is where the poor/non performers go to serve out their retirement time. It is a travesty. One idea put forward in the eighties was to authorize each SES to have the ability to "fire" two people a year without recourse. One at the first quarter of the fiscal year, and one at the third quarter. The theory was, and I support it, that the second firing would likely not be necessary. Too simplistic? Not for me.

Posted by: coraltrace | June 9, 2010 1:08 PM | Report abuse

Kinda like Nero upping the tempo on his fiddle playing as the flames got nearer.

And never, ever forget: President Obama hates Cajun and Jewish people.

Posted by: MDDem1 | June 9, 2010 1:10 PM | Report abuse

Of course he is doing it now. That way at the next election he will stand before the american people, and read from the teleprompter that he has tried to cut costs, and put things on line just like he promised. And the said part is the kool aid drinkers will bow and worship this idiot and vote for him. anyone pick up on his announcement of 1/2 billion dollars in aid to palestine today? I hope he loses every jewish vote in the country, how could they possible vote for this under-qualified blow hard.

Posted by: jet202 | June 9, 2010 1:10 PM | Report abuse

It is so obvious that Obama can't make a decision without his extreme liberal bias getting in the way. In his view it is always big businesses fault or the U.S.'s, no matter what the problem. They actually delayed building sand barriers to protect the marshes in Louisana, because they needed to do a environmental impact study! Which is why spending is out of control. They would delay so someone can go out do a study to see what harm a barrier may cause. Versus what? The oil? He is such a wimp and he knows it which is why he went on TV talking about kicking butt.

Posted by: Rams495 | June 9, 2010 1:15 PM | Report abuse

TheBabeNemo says:

"President Obama is doing a great job. How would you like to have all the things on your table that he has."

=====================

Truly nauseating.

You still see these pandering gushing shill comments here and there. A zombie-like, unconditional adherence to a narcissistic hack, as our country is sent spiraling down the metaphorical toilet bowl.

What's obvious is obvious: we have a self-important, pathetically unqualified, cozening windbag HACK in the White House.

And TheBabeNemo tries to sell: "President Obama is doing a great job...."

*GAG* *BLECCH*

Posted by: finsher771 | June 9, 2010 1:20 PM | Report abuse

Wish that ONE of these memos could be the needed permission Gov. Jindahl has been begging to get to build the sand barriers.

Posted by: ensignbay | June 9, 2010 1:20 PM | Report abuse

The man is a disaster...please don't fool yourselves. Every President faces challenges. The good ones rise to the challenges and lead. The bad ones revert to petty politics and the "blame game".

Sorry, Barack, this isn't Chicago. The Machine isn't here to cover your tracks.

Posted by: Axion | June 9, 2010 1:38 PM | Report abuse

OILYBAMA'S PRESIDENCY ENDED WITH THAT PRESS CONFERENCE WHEN HE DIDN'T KNOW IF THE HEAD OF THE MMS WAS FIRED OR RESIGNED.

AND NOW TO HEAR THAT THE FACIST HAS NOT EVEN SPOKEN TO THE HEAD OF BP - WHEN THIS FREAK WILL TALK TO EVERY TERRORIST ON THE PLANET.......THAT IS ALMOST CRIMINAL....

THIS OIL ENDS HIS PRESIDENCY..........AND HIS POLICIES MEAN THAT HE IS BEING WATCHED AND ANY OF THESE SIDE GAMES WILL BE REVERSED, ANYTHING HE IS DOING NOW IS BEING WATCHED CLOSELY BY THE ADULTS.

PETER PRINCIPLE - THIS MAN IS IN OVER HIS HEAD.......I EXPECT A RESIGNATION BY CHRISTMAS...........

THEN WE WILL LOOK TO THE PARTY AND MEDIA THAT ALLOWED THIS FREAK TO TOUCH THIS COUNTRY AND THEY WILL HAVE TO GO AWAY TOOOOO.

Posted by: CATHERINE10000 | June 9, 2010 1:39 PM | Report abuse

When WILL the lying OBAMA END THE WARS!! He is worse tham LBJ...another War monger. He has, with the blessing of the news media, extended the wars and another 4 US soldiers killed for nothng today alone! Where is the nightly body counts on TV we had under Bush highlighting the losses!! Where is the coverage of the missles strikes in Pakistain!! This man is a lier and a losser...he is a DICTATOR!

Posted by: Vicky4 | June 9, 2010 1:40 PM | Report abuse

The Obama Crime Family really pulled a fast one on us.

Posted by: conbuenafe | June 9, 2010 1:45 PM | Report abuse

Looks like he is trying to tie up loose ends before he resigns. To all you that voted this container of composted manure into office, have you figured it out yet? Sure, you had good intentions and you wanted a change...but you forgot a couple of things: (a) Congress will spend 150% of all available cash, (b) the news media lies about everything, (c) nothing of value ever came out of Chicago politics, and (d) the road to 7734 is paved with good intentions. Even the Cheny/Palin ticket would not have hurt so much, and you wouldn't be so embarrassed by 'one of your own' being such a putz.

Posted by: jubalharshaw | June 9, 2010 1:58 PM | Report abuse

This incompetent example of "The Peter Principle" obama should RESIGN NOW. PERIOD

Posted by: bobojake | June 9, 2010 2:09 PM | Report abuse

Obama removed the last combat troops from Iraq by May 21st 2010, just as he promised to do all throughout the campaign...NOT!

Suckers!

Posted by: maliknidal | June 9, 2010 2:11 PM | Report abuse

Nothing this inept buffoon can do from this point forward will have any effect on his political position. He's awakened the American people and so enraged us that all we want to do is rid ourselves of this leaderless man-child and his administration. He's done nothing for this country but insult it, bankrupt it and abuse the perks of the office, at our expense. We see through him (he is transparent!) and we want nothing to do with this arrogant, narcisstic un-American 'citizen of the world'.

Posted by: ExoticTraveler | June 9, 2010 2:21 PM | Report abuse

Like putting a GLOVE on a THEORETICALLY BLISTERED HAND academically speaking, good are we on the same F%#$ING Wavelength??

SIR, SIRS, DUDES, DUDETTES, ITS, SHIMS, GAYS, Straights ALL CREEDS & COLORS, reptiles AMPHIBIANS in short EVERY DAMN BODY.

WAS I DIVERSE ENOUGH SO AS NOT TO OFFEND anyone up there in DC.

I NEED A GD JOB

You dipschticks have had your chance. Can AMERICA come back to REALITY NOW.

YOU PEOPLe are killing this country &
me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
NO, no no no no no GDIT IT IS NOT bush's fault

Posted by: marvcazm | June 9, 2010 2:22 PM | Report abuse

Obama sucks in a way that amazes me. When I first came in contact with his non resume and his connections I knew the guy was a quantum idiot. But no debate proof at the time he was elected, so if an opponent was adamant (all libs are) what could you do but resite his non res and Ayers etc. modus.
But now with the nation domestic policy reeling and us on a foreign policy track that is untenable and frankly dangerous (look at the history post Roman Empire Collapse ie DARK AGES). How can one dismiss the possibility that Mr. Obama is doing this consciously?
Look I'm a conservative but I'm also an American. As far as I'm concerned he can shove his socialism and Cloward Piven where the sun don't shine. Fail Obama Fail on your domestic agenda. But the opposite is true for me in foreign policy. I want him to be doing the right things. Ihope that he can perform, and protect US interests.
I mean if your Gay, or of color, or a pacifist, or any other type of energized voter, fine!!! But at this point you see nothing wrong with what he's doing? Is it really all good? Do you really see unity in this country? Are we as American's getting on with our differences better? Or are we beginning to loose each other? Hate each other? Because if we wind up there (and IMHO we seem to be headed there). The American empire is dead. We'll be counting on the benificence of the next rising empires namely Russia, Iran , and or China. It's not about rhetoric guys , it's about performance. It's not about left or right, IT'S ABOUT AMERICA!!!

Posted by: bubbahercules | June 9, 2010 2:23 PM | Report abuse

Re: Budget cuts. They must be Draconian. The pain must be immediate and sustained. Great Britain, Canada, Greece et have all been told to privatize their medical system; it is unsustainable currently and for the foreseeable future. DoD could be cut by 10% per year for the next 5 years. All open positions not filled should be eliminated. In DoD, the only programs that should not be cut are those that are directly supporting current combat ops; those programs not directly supporting current combat ops should be cut to make up DoD's 10% cut. All other executive agencies should be cut by the same 10% except for those efforts that directly support combat ops. VA care as well as Social Security and Medicare/Medicaid should be means tested. Cut congressional operational funding by 10% per year for 5 years. Freeze congressional and staff pay for the next 10 years. Cut congressional staffs by 10%. Stop government funding of FFRDCs and have them compete for programs as other non-FFRDCs must. Cut corporate taxes; cut capital gain taxes; do not fund any part of the just past Obamacare (let it wither on the vine), and stop the additional taxes passed under that healthcare insurance law. Stop all grain-based ethanol R&D and production subsidies; it is expensive, wasteful, lowers gas mileage and yeilds higher pollution. Fannie and Freddie are NOT too big to fail; no more bailout funds to them, and have them repay what they have received. Stop all bailouts, icluding all union subsidies. There are no sure things in the market; if they want to make high risk investments, they must notify their brokers and shareholders for due diligence; if not, the suffer criminal prosecution. Bonuses to be taxed as regular income. No, there is no point where one has earned enough contrary to what BHO says.

Posted by: BeanerECMO | June 9, 2010 2:25 PM | Report abuse

Re: Budget cuts. They must be Draconian. The pain must be immediate and sustained. Great Britain, Canada, Greece et have all been told to privatize their medical system; it is unsustainable currently and for the foreseeable future. DoD could be cut by 10% per year for the next 5 years. All open positions not filled should be eliminated. In DoD, the only programs that should not be cut are those that are directly supporting current combat ops; those programs not directly supporting current combat ops should be cut to make up DoD's 10% cut. All other executive agencies should be cut by the same 10% except for those efforts that directly support combat ops. VA care as well as Social Security and Medicare/Medicaid should be means tested. Cut congressional operational funding by 10% per year for 5 years. Freeze congressional and staff pay for the next 10 years. Cut congressional staffs by 10%. Stop government funding of FFRDCs and have them compete for programs as other non-FFRDCs must. Cut corporate taxes; cut capital gain taxes; do not fund any part of the just past Obamacare (let it wither on the vine), and stop the additional taxes passed under that healthcare insurance law. Stop all grain-based ethanol R&D and production subsidies; it is expensive, wasteful, lowers gas mileage and yeilds higher pollution. Fannie and Freddie are NOT too big to fail; no more bailout funds to them, and have them repay what they have received. Stop all bailouts, icluding all union subsidies. There are no sure things in the market; if they want to make high risk investments, they must notify their brokers and shareholders for due diligence; if not, the suffer criminal prosecution. Bonuses to be taxed as regular income. No, there is no point where one has earned enough contrary to what BHO says.

Posted by: BeanerECMO | June 9, 2010 2:25 PM | Report abuse

"Looks like he is trying to tie up loose ends before he resigns." Jubal: If only that were true! It would be the best thing that ever happened to this once great country. We'd have to deal with Biden for 2 years, but I'd take that over Obozo. Biden may be clueless but Obummer is dangerous and un-American.

Posted by: ExoticTraveler | June 9, 2010 2:29 PM | Report abuse

In the old testament (Bible) there is a story of the Peshian king named "Xerxes I". He fancied himself devine and his word was as good as done by the time he thought it up! Now 480 BC is along time ago, and maybe it's only a slight stretch, but I can see some similarities between "Obomalus the wonderful" and "Xerxes the great".

Posted by: gadjotman | June 9, 2010 2:39 PM | Report abuse

While Obama is at it could he please issue a memo on this government mess???
If Chief A.D. Ellis Can Do It, Why Can’t The Bureau of Indian Education?


“A.D. Ellis, the chief of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma, recently fired the top two executives at the tribe's economic development enterprise and dismissed four board members”. (Link: http://64.38.12.138/News/2010/020174.asp)

We, applaud, Chief A.D. Elllis, for what was a hard thing to do.

Should, it really be this hard to get rid of people who need to go?

Apparently it is.

We have been calling for Haskell Indian Nations University Board of Regents President, George Tiger, to be removed for nearly a year (Hello, The Five Civilized Tribes who appointed him), and he is not the only person who needs to go.

Bureau of Indian Education( BIE), Washington, DC.,(Senior Executive Service) Stephanie Birdwell-Bighorn needs to be sent back to social services, from which she came and where she can really help people. She will be the end of the two BIE colleges( Haskell Indian Nations University and Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute) , if left in charge of them much longer. Maybe, it is already too late.

How, hard is it for BIE people like Larry Echohawk, Keith O. Moore, and Michael Black, to call for an investigation of Haskell Indian Nations University and Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute? Not just one department, the entire operations of both schools.

They sit back and make deals with Nike, hold a P.R. campaign for Haskell ( that's really going to fix things),and let Stephanie Birdwell-Bighorn hold leadership conferences at Haskell (now there’s a joke) while their schools are falling apart.

Are they are that afraid to get rid of people who need to go? If so maybe they should be enlisting some help from Muscogee (Creek) Nation,Chief A.D. Ellis, Senator Pat Roberts, Senator Sam Brownback, Congress persons, Dennis Moore, Lynn Jenkins and New Mexico, Senator Tom Udall.

This morning haskellnews commentary received an e-mail from Congressman Chuck Grassley, in part it said this: "Chuck Grassley was named the hardest working Member of Congress in The Hill newspaper today, based on a survey of lawmakers, aides and other officials. The Hill wrote that Grassley’s “work on government oversight remains consistent regardless of which party controls 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.” Maybe he can be added to the list of people who might help clear The BIE and Haskell of people it does not need.

In his book Standing for Something, former, LDS, President Gordon B. Hinckley said, “The problem with most of us is that we are afraid to stand up for what we believe, to be witnesses for what is true and right. We want to do the right thing, but we are troubled by fears. So we sit back, and the world drifts about us . .. " (Link: voicesofcourage.byu.edu)

haskellnews commentary 6/09/2010.
Link:http://www2.ljworld.com/weblogs/haskellnews/2010/jun/09/if-chief-ad-ellis-can-do-it-why

Posted by: haskellnews | June 9, 2010 2:44 PM | Report abuse

He has got to be stopped, as soon as possible.
before he does more of what's "best for us".
traitor, lie after lie, broken promise after broken promise, spending like a drunken sailor, mrs should be held accountable also, 26 personal aides, lobster and caviar lunches, this is a travesty.

Posted by: allwornout | June 9, 2010 2:51 PM | Report abuse

What an incredible feckless poor bastard this guy is. What's even more disturbing is that so many Americans fell for his line of BS... and after his year and a half of poor performance in office about 26% still strongly support him.

Posted by: jasonn13 | June 9, 2010 2:59 PM | Report abuse

Now on top of all the memos executive orders of oppression he's giving 400 million to Hamas to buy arms from Iran and Korea. Before you say I'm crazy then who is running palestine? That’s right Hamas all others are shills. Of course Obama says it’s going to build Palestine schools and water. The typical left wing garbage they always put out to disguise the truth. It's always for the children and drinking water. When they start lobbing bombs over the boarder again they should have thank you Obama written on them. The left are tired old political hacks who do nothing but destroy and kill. Their policies have no purpose then to inhance their's and their pals power.

Posted by: tri5 | June 9, 2010 3:10 PM | Report abuse

Obama is grossly incompetent and a disgrace.His primary task is to destroy this country and it is clear and evident.
How does one handle one as malignant as Obama?He is a traitor to this country and is guilty of treason.He has failed to fulfill his duty as President,has failed to see that the laws are faithfully fulfilled,has undermined our safety and national security,destroyed our economic sector,is a pathological liar,sabotaged every aspect of our common good and welfare,and the list goes on and on and on.
He has perjured himself repeatedly and is guilty of committing high crimes and misdemeanors.
He is unfit and unsuited.He is a Chicago thug.
Hopefully in Nov.he will be impeached.

Posted by: bbarron2 | June 9, 2010 3:45 PM | Report abuse

Obummer.....do you think that 90% of the American people are as stupid as YOU, Pelosi and Reid say we are?? Well, guess what buck-o..just look around yuo and what is happening...the American people are wasking up in time to thrown all ofyou friggin Democraps out of office n November, period. And you can go and blow your BS about howmuch you LOVE Harry 'Dweeb' Reid, Barbara Boxer, Nancy Piglosi....ha ha ha..what a freakin' bunch of crap...just look at a small sample of what happened lat night, Super Tuesday...the only one saved what that hillbilly Arkansass blow hole, but, only until November, 2010...we WILL make you a freakin lame duck President, for sure

Posted by: bodygrinder | June 9, 2010 3:46 PM | Report abuse

Why didn't the voting idiots even slightly, ever so slightly, question his qualifications??? He couldn't have gotten a private sector management position at any higher level than a trainee with his abysmal experience. And now the entire nation.....heck, the entire WORLD....is paying for his ineptitude.

Way to go, you stupid bozos. If you voted for him and lost your job, you deserve exactly what you got. If you voted for him and still have a job, just wait until tax time next year and you'll see what his healthcare debacle will do to your paycheck.

I'm disgusted that America did exactly the opposite of what MLK told people to do: "Judge a man by the strength of his character, not the color of his skin." Well, electing Obumble was the most racist thing ever done in the history of this nation and MLK is turning over in his grave.

Suck it up, folks. November 2010, and November 2012, will determine the fate of this once great nation.

Posted by: rneville1983 | June 9, 2010 3:53 PM | Report abuse

Why didn't the voting idiots even slightly, ever so slightly, question his qualifications??? He couldn't have gotten a private sector management position at any higher level than a trainee with his abysmal experience. And now the entire nation.....heck, the entire WORLD....is paying for his ineptitude.

Way to go, you stupid bozos. If you voted for him and lost your job, you deserve exactly what you got. If you voted for him and still have a job, just wait until tax time next year and you'll see what his healthcare debacle will do to your paycheck.

I'm disgusted that America did exactly the opposite of what MLK told people to do: "Judge a man by the strength of his character, not the color of his skin." Well, electing Obumble was the most racist thing ever done in the history of this nation and MLK is turning over in his grave.

Suck it up, folks. November 2010, and November 2012, will determine the fate of this once great nation.

Posted by: rneville1983 | June 9, 2010 3:54 PM | Report abuse

obama is not worth these keystrokes I have entered that were captured by my OS and sent to your server. He is slowly fading into oblivion as fewer and fewer pay any attention to what he says.

Posted by: vikings4123 | June 9, 2010 4:03 PM | Report abuse

From Wikipedia...
"According to Tacitus, upon hearing news of the fire, Nero rushed back to Rome to organize a relief effort, which he paid for from his own funds.[6] After the fire, Nero opened his palaces to provide shelter for the homeless, and arranged for food supplies to be delivered in order to prevent starvation among the survivors.[6]"

Hey barry, as the fire of the rage of the American people consumes your presidency think about taking some of your ill-gotten book gains and give that money away as a testimony to your redistribution religion.

Posted by: vikings4123 | June 9, 2010 4:19 PM | Report abuse

Let me explain something to all you Obumbler koolaid drinkers: This President is the biggest Spender and Debtor in U.S HISTORY! He has spent more money than it cost to fight WWII, he has SPENT MORE MONEY THAN ALL 43 Presidents BEFORE HIM COMBINED!! Ronald Reagan came into office with a 21% interest rate, 12% unemployment, and double digit inflation! Solution: CUT THE TAX RATES FOR ALL AMERICANS, RESULT: DOUBLED REVENUE TO FED. GOVT. and an economic boom that continued into the first two years of George HW Bush's presidency, brought to a trickle by Bush's decision to RAISE TAXES to offset DemocRAT spending in Congress dominated by DemocRATS. George W. Bush gave us a tax cut to offset the Clinton Recession that begin in late '98 and ended with the Bush tax cuts. Watch the economy come to a halt next Jan. when Obumbler lets the Bush tax cuts die, it will be the largest tax hike in history.

Posted by: Shavager1 | June 9, 2010 4:37 PM | Report abuse

Years ago, Obama said changes in the government won't come through the Congress and Supreme Court, but through "administrative" actions (of the President). Looks like that's what he's doing now.

O'Keefe writes, "these small changes may . . . one day . . . make fundamental changes to the government". That is exactly what I'm afraid of.

Bringing a neomrxist government to the US by Presidential "memo" (decree), bypassing Congress--the lawmakers--and the Supreme Court, which rules on the constitutionality of what Congress and the President do.

Obama is disastrous for our government and society.

Posted by: rphillips1 | June 9, 2010 4:41 PM | Report abuse

RESIGN...That's a laugh. Thing is you haters have no real alternative (Sarah Palin, huh! what a joke). I think you better get ready to settle in for four more years...of envy, because you don't have anyone who can defeat him in the 2112 elections :-)

Posted by: PracticalIndependent | June 9, 2010 4:47 PM | Report abuse

This a what a failed Obozo does when he is going down, 14 trilion dollar deficit in 2 years. Obozo should be removed for treason and every spending package, all his employees, everything must undone including trillion dolar diaster Healthcare. This Kenyan born slime bag needs to go back to his village in Kenya, by 2011 he won't have more that 5% aproval. Say good bye to the first black foreign born illegal alien Islamic fraud President that was funded by the Islamic terrorist communists and the extreme raidical left and the UNION thugs!F---- him impeach this piece of kenyan mokey dung!

Posted by: thscd | June 9, 2010 5:13 PM | Report abuse

The man knows his days of ruling are numbered-thank goodness. If all his little goodies pass, the Republicans will repeal plenty leaving an wide opening for Libs that are now beginning to be afraid, the opportunity to gleefully bash Republicans. Everyone, including Libs are beginning to feel stirs of fear but like 2 year olds, once they're saved from themselves, they'll start all over again. Never trust them as they have the attention spans of gnats.

Posted by: thebink | June 9, 2010 5:18 PM | Report abuse

Barack Hussein Obama is nothing more than a leftist, socialist, Chicago thug politician and flim flam man. He pushed and pushed and has found the tipping point of the American people. From his obscene tax increases to lying to the American people about the cost of health care "reform" to his plan to completely destroy what remains of our economy via cap and trade, the American people are on to him and his extremist allies. He and his ilk are on notice.

Posted by: stanrhintx | June 9, 2010 5:21 PM | Report abuse

Just shortly after setting up the then new United States Postal Service top management issued a couple of memos that became known as:

(1) The Act of God directive

(2) The Tanned Genitals directive

The first one was understood to require field managers to blame everything they could on God. The second one was taken as a protent for how bad Employee and Labor Relations (or Employee Relations and Labor) were going to perform in the coming years.

We were never disappointed.

I think of the US government today as being remarkably similar to the USPS under Elmer Klassen and Benjamin Bailar

Posted by: muawiyah | June 9, 2010 5:29 PM | Report abuse

Obama is completely delusional now, and he is like a Marxist dictator that knows his time is becomming short. The majority of working and tax-paying citizens are fed up with this Marxist/Socialist, closet Muslim, and traitor to the US Constitution.
The election of this man is the greatest mistake this nation has made since the Vietnam War.

Posted by: walterndebby | June 9, 2010 5:31 PM | Report abuse

WE TOLD YOU SO!!!

Posted by: houston123 | June 9, 2010 5:34 PM | Report abuse

The only ones who can legitimately complain are the ppl who did NOT vote for O-Traitor!

Posted by: houston123 | June 9, 2010 5:36 PM | Report abuse

Barry S.E.I.U ACORN Soetoro and his very shady Administration are not to be trusted.

Posted by: FraudObama | June 9, 2010 5:58 PM | Report abuse

The big question is will Obama even make it through to 2012, let alone think about another run. The Democratic National Committee and Obama will face the same vetting questions that remain unanswered to this day.

Hopefully Mitch Daniels the governor of Indiana will run and we will have someone with actual experience in the White House in 2012.

Here is a road map of what needs to be done to cut the size of government and the debt from the CATO Institute:

http://www.downsizinggovernment.org/

Posted by: Bubbette1 | June 9, 2010 6:05 PM | Report abuse

Obama is NOT incompetent!!! He knows exactly what he is doing and that is to destroy this country as we know it. We will not be special or any better than any other country. I believe that he really despises the USA.

Posted by: roryp | June 9, 2010 6:24 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: PracticalIndependent | June 9, 2010 4:47 PM
RESIGN...That's a laugh. Thing is you haters have no real alternative (Sarah Palin, huh! what a joke). I think you better get ready to settle in for four more years...of envy, because you don't have anyone who can defeat him in the 2112 elections :-)

PracticalIndependent??? WHAT??? You are certainly neither but I’m just wondering how you had the time to get away from A-Huff long enough to enter your absurd opinion here. In any event, I am glad you’re laughing. One of the only things that is laughable is what you have written.

Personally, I am extremely satisfied that so many of us have either had their Obama fears validated or evidently now “get it.” This guy, his ilk and those with whom he has surrounded himself are a multi-level unmitigated disaster. The only people remaining in the electorate who still support his ludicrous policies are microscopic in numbers and shrinking everyday. Even if you once agreed with his empty rhetoric, you must know by now that it cannot work. If you did not read and history until yesterday, you’d know that his policies/fantasies cannot work. The Obama administration makes the Carter presidency look messianic in nature. Unfortunately, the damage they are doing will soon be irreparable which is why he is working as fast and as covertly as possible in full understanding that there are already too many of us who understand what is happening. While his massive ego will never allow him to resign, it would be great if they caught him with an impeachable offense. However, the practical solution is to get off the damn couch, go to the polls and change the mix in Congress. The only chance we have to save this country is to take away his majority, clean out ALL the self-interested vermin (yes, both parties) and render him a lame duck. Once completed, he can have all the parties he wants. Oh, and to call those who disagree with this empty suit, haters and racists is pathetic; if people who think like you had functional brains, we’d be insulted.

Posted by: solutions2 | June 9, 2010 6:38 PM | Report abuse

The average compensation of federal civilian workers in 2008 was $120,000 a year.

Defenders of the current system argue that the generous pay is deserved because the federal government has a unique high-end workforce.

Truth is, it isn’t just rocket scientists that are earning high levels of federal compensation, it is also workers in many run-of-the-mill, do nothing, bureaucratic jobs.

Most people don't mind government employees making a decent honest living, but this is greedy, arrogant, theft of taxpayer money, anyone who has ever had to deal with a government agency knows, they think they are our masters, not public servants,and they are the major source of votes for Obama "Big Brother" government policies cut, cut, cut !

Posted by: jjoyce6018 | June 9, 2010 7:12 PM | Report abuse

Obama will try to implement Saul Alinsky and George Soros' plans for the American takeover no matter what anyone says. I expect there will be some criminal trials down the road for these Marxists. Money has been funneled to unions and GE and special interests....our money. When we get the proof, Obama will be enjoying the same hospitality as Rezko and Madoff.

Posted by: betspotter | June 9, 2010 7:17 PM | Report abuse

It would seem that by now President Obama would be willing to own whatever, except the oil spill, that he has to deal with now. He fought tooth and nail to get the job and it is trying that he is complaining about getting the responsibility. He knew going in what he would likely encounter and he needs to buck up.

Posted by: mlh741 | June 9, 2010 7:33 PM | Report abuse

Most of these posts looks like they were copied and pasted by someone paid to post all this trash.
Number one the President is doing a really fine job managing a multitude of mess he inherited. He is also making major reformers in education and areas of consumer protection. Now if all you see is a disaster then you will never see any good.
All of you naysayers will see not only in November but you will see the true supporters of President Obama come out in 2012. As a professed registered Republican I will be campaigning for President Obama, etc.
Good Luck with you lie's and trash! I am more smarter than that to believe or listen to all of this BS you all are saying without absolutely no credible reference etc.
Oh and on the war front: Iraq has taken over there own security and the troops are coming home. Iraq is a strategic location for middle east peace (understand we will always have a presence there its a matter of National Security). Duhhh, Iran! Afghanistan also considering Pakistan is a Nuclear power with Extremist in the country. Access to Nuclear materials should never find there way into the hand of Extremist.

Posted by: KBrustmeyer2003 | June 9, 2010 8:06 PM | Report abuse

"I am more smarter than that"
Posted by: KBrustmeyer2003 | June 9, 2010 8:06 PM

Ok then.

Posted by: bmorrison5 | June 9, 2010 8:30 PM | Report abuse

Wake up America. You really don't want to be living in Amerika. These people are out for nothing but themselves. They know we the people are on to them. Vote Vote Vote. Get all the incumbents out this time. Then we will watch their replacements and if they do the same thing they will be gone in 2012. Lets try to handle this by law. If this does not work the other option will be much harder on us but worse on them.

Posted by: Americannnnn | June 9, 2010 8:53 PM | Report abuse

Mr. Obama can make all the little, meaningless changes he wishes to. We've all seen that he refuses to make the fundamental changes he promised when he was electioneering. We need sweeping, fundamental change, beginning with our government listening to its people instead of the plutocrats who line our Senators' pockets. I voted for Mr. Obama, hoping for real change. I got four more years of George W. Bush on steroids. For the plutocrats, Mr. Obama has proven to be their best friend and ally. For the people, he has proven to be their worst nightmare.

Posted by: ftro | June 9, 2010 9:55 PM | Report abuse

Obamutt is a friggin' nitwit. Moron. Idiot. Retarded, affirmative action, incompetent, corrupt, criminal, socialist, America Hating, American-Enemy-Loving, Non-Citizen President.

Clear enough? It's amateur hour in Washington DC, folks, and we have a completely corrupt and incompetent reprobate in the White House. You Democrats are SO going down this Fall. No generation of the Democrat Party was EVER as bad as this one.

Posted by: JamesChristian | June 9, 2010 11:07 PM | Report abuse

Well, it's a start with the cutting. Next to the bloated defense budget. How about social security and medicare? Those are the 3 biggest pieces that take up most of the budget. How come the republicans haven't come up with any cuts or a balanced budget amendment if they are so serious about reducing the deficit? I really wish there was a strong republican leader out there on a national level but there isn't at this time. If there was, s/he could beat Obama in a minute. Looks like an Obama win in 2012...

Posted by: mchllcoles | June 9, 2010 11:33 PM | Report abuse

OVERBAMA.

Posted by: Fazsha | June 10, 2010 12:56 AM | Report abuse

I actually heard that Red idiot Ruch Galen on CNN today say that DUHbya and Gang didn't change a federal budget surplus to a deficit - it was the Demo-rats when they took control of the Congress!!


There is no data to back up this partisan propaganda, this revision of recent history, so I'm assuming the Reds think their followers are SO stupid and SO deluded they'll swallow ANYTHING!


That idiot who refused to budget one damned dime for his failed wars, who destroyed tax revenues by handing out money to his wealthy friends and expanded the federal government more than anyone had in decades SHOULD BE HELD ACOUNTABLE FOR WHAT HE DID.

The Reds aren't real great at that whole "accountability" thing.

Posted by: lquarton | June 10, 2010 2:00 AM | Report abuse

The accident of history in the white house thinks that we are all so gullible and stupid that he can make a few teleprompter speeches and manufacture a phony paper trail to supposedly demonstrate his credentials as a deficit hawk. Never in history has such monumental incompetence and charlatanism been so embarrassingly on display for all the world to see. I find it laughable that there might be people out there who would vote for him solely on the gay/lesbian issue while ignoring his headlong march over the socialist cliff in his fervor to catch up to the Greeks. It is the great shame of our nation that we empowered him to be the instrument of our destruction.

Posted by: polonius1 | June 10, 2010 2:50 AM | Report abuse

First, the 5% cuts he wants the different departments to come up with: Guess what? The deal is if they find 5% to cut they will get to keep 1/2 of the money. So any cuts will really only be 2-1/2%. Carrots and sticks at once???

Go back to Civil Service Exams. Oh, oops, that's racist. How silly I must be to want federal employees to have the capabilities to perform their duties. I know, as long as they are Democrats, all is well.

Finally, want a real solution? Take all the internet access away from every gov't employee and only authorize it on a need to access basis. Most government work is word processing. People working on documents only need internet access or fax machine access when they need to send or receive documents. I know all the employees would need to go to rehab for their internet addiction; however, millions of man hours per year and taxpayer dollars are wasted on the inefficiency caused by workers who would rather be on the interet than actually do their jobs.

Check the cell phones, ipads, blackberries, and PDAs at the door when you report to work. Turn off the music and do the darn job.

Porn viewing can cause catastrophes in the Gulf of Mexico.

Posted by: auntpittypat | June 10, 2010 4:41 AM | Report abuse

It will take years to undo the damage this bafoon is causing...

Posted by: eddieknoll | June 10, 2010 5:03 AM | Report abuse

What an idiot! He has his head in a place where the sun does not shine. He should be taken out in a straitjacket, but that would leave us with Foot in the Mouth Joe as President, who is even more stupid, followed immediately by Crazy Nancy, the next in line.
God save the United States of America!

Posted by: Hellothere | June 10, 2010 6:26 AM | Report abuse

Every generation or so, it seems we have to elect Democrats so that we can see firsthand how corrupt, incompetent, foolish, and useless they are. Looks like it will once again be "un-cool" to be a liberal for another 20 years or so...

Hopefully. We can use the change...

Posted by: rdamurphy | June 10, 2010 6:37 AM | Report abuse

It all seems very dictatorial to me Hhmmmmm...

Posted by: jon60 | June 10, 2010 7:24 AM | Report abuse

Obama--our first post-American president. He's bent on destroying this nation.

Posted by: judithod | June 10, 2010 7:36 AM | Report abuse

Obama = epic failure
thank you BHO voters for creating the worst disaster this country has ever endured. I swear this guy is the epitome of a domestic terrorist

Posted by: rdb2 | June 10, 2010 8:13 AM | Report abuse

Obama bashes insurance companies, Wall St., coal & oil, doctors, anyone with money...yet last year he spent $10 million on entertaining, a fortune to entertain President Calderon, who bashed our Country, and paid Paul McCartney to sing!

So much on his plate? He is the one that put most of it there!

Kneejerk reactions without thinking things through has put our health care in peril, the country at peril, both economically and safety....

I hate elitists like him and his cronies, that think they can social engineer societies and economies!

Posted by: dareisay | June 10, 2010 8:33 AM | Report abuse

This administrration is a joke; it's sad that they have made politics more important than America. The inexperience, arrogance and hands off approach on almost everything is just astounding. If you really look back over the past 19 months it's like we've been through a crisis management seminar on how not to do things. We know what works and what doesn't, but, this administration continues to take the wrong road. The arrogance is just pathetic.

Posted by: jimtoledo | June 10, 2010 9:06 AM | Report abuse

We have been told how to react when the major terrorist attack hits us in the late summer or fall. Apparently it will be a dirty bomb with believable threats that others are pending. The idea of a biological attack has been tossed around, but it would too easily get of hand.
A straight forward coup was favored by some, but a more subtle solution makes that seem childish by comparison. Obama is out of country of course at zero hour, ready to fly back in like Mighty Mouse. Martial law will be declared, the limited to certain areas. Much noise is made about cancelling or postponing the elections, but Obama comes back and a compromise where the elections go ahead, martial law is ended and the only sort of big change is an expansion of the courts including changing scotus to 11 justices is rammed through. By comparison this seems like nothing. Once again, the McCains and Obamas etc SAVE AMERICA. Well, the buildings at least.

Posted by: flyingtree | June 10, 2010 12:16 PM | Report abuse

All this inability to manage the country i any facet whatsoever, is what comes of being a puppet of the Global Elite!

Obama does not work for America, he works for: David Rockefeller, Maurice Strong, George Soros, Henry Kissinger, Edmund de Rothschild, Vulcker, Larry Summers,Hank Paulson, Ben Bernanke, Timothy Geithner and all of the Global Elitists who want,"One World Government"!

The man is a born dictator in a fascist style!

Posted by: PaulRevere4 | June 10, 2010 2:03 PM | Report abuse

Obama has brainwashed more people than anyone in history. How people can not see through his lies and B.S., is beyond reason. Now he's giving benefits to "partners" of gay people. Gay lifestyles usually include switching "partners" frequently. It's immoral, disgusting, and an abomination before God. I don't think this man is a Christian as he claims, considering he supports homosexuals and abortion (or the cold blooded murder of babies, which is what it is). He is power hungry and caters to liberal ideals to a point where he's going to absolutely destroy this country. We are indebted to a degree that demands the devalue of the dollar. Wait and see, the change he promised is coming, and it's going to make the 1930's depression look like a wealthy time, and Hitler look like a saint. The worst is yet to come.

Posted by: chief46 | June 10, 2010 4:31 PM | Report abuse

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