EXCERPT: "President Obama on Monday ordered that military commission trials be resumed at Guantánamo Bay. The move represents a defeat for Obama, who pledged to close the terrorist detention facility in Cuba within one year of taking office. The president had hoped to hold trials in federal court for many of the detainees, but ran into stiff opposition from both parties. The decision will be a disappointment for liberals already upset with Obama’s political compromises. That faction received a second blow Monday when Defense Secretary Robert Gates told The Associated Press that troops could remain in Afghanistan beyond the 2014 date advocated by Obama. The White House said Obama “remains committed” to closing the Guantánamo camp, but the president’s decision to direct Gates to rescind his suspension of new charges by military commissions signals it is unlikely prisoners will be successfully transferred anytime soon."
"I will promise you this, that if we have not gotten our troops out by the time I am president, it is the first thing I will do. I will get our troops home. We will bring an end to this war. You can take that to the bank. " - Barack Obama Campaign Promise - October 27, 2007
Y'all remember that movie, "Being There," with Peter Sellers, that came out back in 1979? Peter Sellers played Chance the Gardener, who'd never been off of the estate he worked on, and everything he spoke was TV rhetoric? Here is a quote from the movie and substitute Obama for Chance...
President "Bobby": Mr. Gardner [Obama], do you agree with Ben, or do you think that we can stimulate growth through temporary incentives?
Chance [Obama] the Gardener: As long as the roots are not severed, all is well. And all will be well in the garden.
President "Bobby": In the garden.
Chance [Obama] the Gardener: Yes. In the garden, growth has it seasons. First comes spring and summer, but then we have fall and winter. And then we get spring and summer again.
President "Bobby": Spring and summer.
Chance [Obama] the Gardener: Yes.
President "Bobby": Then fall and winter.
Chance [Obama] the Gardener: Yes.
Benjamin [Bernanke] Rand: I think what our insightful young friend is saying is that we welcome the inevitable seasons of nature, but we're upset by the seasons of our economy.
Chance [Obama] the Gardener: Yes! There will be growth in the spring!
Benjamin [Bernanke] Rand: Hmm!
Chance [Obama] the Gardener: Hmm!
President "Bobby": Hm. Well, Mr. Gardner, I must admit that is one of the most refreshing and optimistic statements I've heard in a very, very long time.
[Benjamin Rand applauds]
President "Bobby": I admire your good, solid sense. That's precisely what we lack on Capitol Hill.
This clown in the White house was elected by the MTV crowd, that much is certain. And what better example do we need in order to raise the voting age to 25 or maybe even 30! That will give this drug-addled college crowd time to patch that leaky seabag they call a brain before they decide the fate of us all. As he runs around mouthing platitudes and slogans, especially during the electioneering (of which he has never stopped doing), morons like David Brooks were taken in by his well-creased trousers and Chrissy Matthews was getting tingly feelings up his leg merely gazing at Lord Barry.
So is Barry more like Chance the Gardener, dispensing bumper-stickerisms while golfing and vacationing, that the Left thinks are pearls of wisdom, or is he more of the Peter Principle type?
The Peter Principle discusses how in a hierarchy every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence. "The Peter Principle," written in 1969 by Dr. Laurence J. Peter and Raymond Hull, states that in a hierarchy, employees are promoted as long as they can work competently however, they usually rise to a position wherein they suck, totally, and there they stay.
So has Barry risen, as a community organizer, to his highest level of incompetence? Maybe, but it was starkly apparent during the election that this idiot, who voted "Present" ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTY TIMES in the Illinois Senate, was already incompetent and only won his elections not by going "mano-a-mano" with his opponents but by getting them tossed off of the ticket and running unopposed. Not quite the American way but maybe the Sh*tcago Way. Maybe the NEA has succeeded in dumbing down the average American so that they CAN'T tell Sh*t from Shinola!
Oddly enough, Chance Obama the Gardener is toeing the SAME LINE that Bush 43 was toeing in regards to the terrorists at Gitmo only this time, Code Pink, moveyourbowels.org, PMSNBC, and the other liberal bobbleheads are suddenly AWOL. What Chance Obama whined and mewled about, as he rolled his eyes and rubbed his cheek with his middle finger (so 4th grade Barry), is what he is doing NOW, and yes, through yet ANOTHER Executive Order from on high. Where does Chance, er, Barry find the time between rounds of golf to sign piddly things like Emperor-Like Edicts!? Hey Chance, oops, Barry, why not give Dubya a call and apologize for acting stupidly. Oh wait, only white cops in Cambridge act stupidly. Mea Culpa Chance.
It is time for another Nobel Peace Prize for doing absolutely nothing about everything even as Barry expounds about everything with nothing as he lurches (no, not Hanoi John Kerry) from one crisis to another, without a damn clue as to where he is going, how he'll get there, or where the Hell he came from! In other words, your basic liberal who throws ideas out, hither and yon, seeing if they'll stick and if they'll work long enough for him to kick the can down the road for President Allen West to deal with.
One has to wonder at the cost of a Harvard AND Columbia education and that it returns so little for the cost. Chance, er, Barry STILL cannot figure out what Joe and Jane Sixpack have known ALL ALONG! Cut spending, stay the hell out of the way, secure the borders, crush the Islamofascists, lower taxes, balance the budget, etc. You know, the "low-hanging" fruit that our Peter Principled POTUS can't (or won't) grasp.
Getting back to the saps who voted for Chance the Gardener, they heard what they wanted to from a joke who descended from the clouds at Invesco Field, and MUST have been impressed by those styrofoam Greek columns. Their thimble deep beliefs in slogans, buzzwords, nice pecs, well-pressed trousers, celebrity status, and leftist media popularity contests has put this country solidly behind the eight ball and their housefly-like attention span never could grasp the alternative media and blogs who dug up Chance's BS autobiographies (TWO OF THEM NO LESS!), voting records, alliances with socialist groups in Sh*tcago, his partnership with Soros, etc, and EXPOSED this fraud for what he is. Thanks again Peggy the Moocher, may you, as the Chinese say, live in interesting times. Not that McShamnesty was any better, a pox on that scumbag, but the fact remains that it was school children, existing on Mommy and Daddy's dime, who elected a four-and-a-half month in term Senator. Dear Kiddies, the job of the President IS NOT the place for OJ-frigging-T! (PLEASE CONGRESS, RAISE THE VOTING AGE!) Just thought you should know that and NO, you WON'T be the CEO after a few weeks at your first job after college.
So in closing, one has to wonder if it is Chance the Gardener sitting in the White House (when he ain't out on vacation or golfing or playing hoops or bowing to a foreign potentate) or is it that Barry has risen to the highest level of his incompetence (and our misery) straight out of being a community organizer for ACORN? They [The Leftards] said Chance was OH SO SMART, OH SO INTELLIGENT, but as R. Lee Ermey would say, "Well, we're waiting! ANY FRIGGING DAY SWEETHEART!"
As one of the Gunny's buddies says, "the cream rises to the top but so does the scum."
JUST IN! February 2011 deficit RECORD - 223 BILLION(Hopey/Changey at work)