From Peter Funt at The Moderate Voice:
First, President Obama accused Americans of being “soft.” Then, he said we’re “lazy.” How dare he!
If you’re a undisciplined campaigner who’s willing to take unrelated quotes out of context and combine them in one thoroughly bastardized attack, you come up with: President Obama thinks we’re all soft and lazy!
On the GOP campaign circuit, “lazy” and “soft” have quickly become the go-to words for 2012.
It’s the latest example of how unprincipled political behavior in an age of instant communications is wrecking government as well as the process of electing people to run it.
Here’s exactly what President Obama said in Honolulu the other day during a conference on international business:
“I think it’s important to remember that The United States is still the largest recipient of foreign investment in the world. And there are a lot of things that make foreign investors see the U.S. as a great opportunity — our stability, our openness, our innovative free market culture. But we’ve been a little bit lazy, I think, over the last couple of decades. We’ve kind of taken for granted, well, people will want to come here and we aren’t out there hungry, selling America and trying to attract new business into America.”
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Well, kids, in parts 1, 2, and 3, we’ve covered wannabes and motherhood, a few first ladies, and Rethuglican women in the Senate. Since we’ve paid homage to those in the Senate, I would be remiss to ignore the Ladies of the House. Let’s start with my fave, Michele Bachmann. From The Minnesota Independent:
U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann’s ranting has the blog world buzzing yet again this week. Late last week, in an appearance with KTLK’s Chris Baker, the Minnesota Republican said, “We’re running out of rich people in this country.” She said she thinks Obama will lower the “rich” threshold to couples making $65,000 a year.
Oh, Michele, you are indeed a Barbie doll!
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From the Orlando Sentinel:
Two Florida women on the “Palin Truth Squad” set up by the John McCain campaign have added their voices to the McCain-inspired controversy over Barack Obama’s “lipstick on a pig” comments. You’ll recall that the insult — a longtime Southernism — was addressed at McCain. Efforts to depict the four-term senator as an agent of change are, Obama said, “like putting lipstick on a pig.”
It didn’t take long for former Massachusetts Gov. Jane Swift to accuse him of a “gender-based” remark that must have been directed at Sarah Palin — she being the only person in the campaign, Swift helpfully explained, who wears lipstick.
Yes, kids, a Palin Truth Squad. The woman who is supposedly ready to be President needs
bridesmaids an entire squad to watch over her and make sure nobody insults Captain Underpants’s little Princess Sarah. Don’t tell anyone, but I got a photo of one of the squad’s secret meetings!
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From Online Journal:
David Iglesias, the former U.S. attorney for New Mexico who was one of nine federal prosecutors fired two years ago for reasons that appear to be politically motivated, said a recent House vote to hold former White House counsel Harriet Miers and President Bush’s chief of staff, Josh Bolten, in contempt for refusing to testify before Congress about the matter was encouraging. But he said questions related to his dismissal remain unanswered.
In an interview following the historic vote, the first time in 25 years a full chamber of Congress voted on contempt of Congress citation, Iglesias called upon the White House to “do the right thing.”
“Congress is exercising its legitimate oversight role in this unfinished matter,” said Iglesias, who has written a book on the ordeal, “In Justice: Inside the Scandal that Rocked the Bush Administration,” that is due to be published in June. “I implore the White House to do the right thing and produce Ms. Miers and Mr. Bolten to the Congress.”
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From the Tri-City Herald:
WASHINGTON The House voted Thursday to hold two of President Bush’s confidants in contempt for failing to cooperate with an inquiry into whether a purge of federal prosecutors was politically motivated.
Angry Republicans boycotted the vote and staged a walkout.
(Oh, how I wished the steps of the Capitol had been really, really icy!)
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