President Crankypants Throws A Hissy Fit

POUTUS and his human props

POUTUS and his human props

Daily Mail Online:

Furious Obama blasts Senators for blocking background checks as last hope for gun control proposal fails 54-46

The U.S. Senate has voted a bipartisan plan to expand background checks for gun buyers, rejecting the last viable gun control proposal put forward by President Barack Obama after the Newtown school massacre.

The measure failed by a vote of 54-46, six Senators short of the 60-vote hurdle needed for passage.

A furious President Barack Obama blasted the Senate shortly after the vote. He called the failures to pass a bill that ’90 percent of Americans support’ shameful.

Families of Sandy Hook Elementary School victims, who had pushed for tougher gun laws, looked on as the Senate voted down the deal and stood with the Obama during his impassioned Rose Garden speech.

‘A majority of senators voted yes to protecting more of our citizens with smarter background checks, but because of a continued distortion of Senate rules, a minority of senators was able to block it from happening,’ Obama fumed.

I’ve seen hissy fits before. I’ve even pitched a few over the years. But I don’t recall ever seeing a POTUS pout in public like that before. I’ve heard about presidential temper tantrums before, but I never got to see one.

Somebody needs his binky and a cigarette.

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92 Responses to President Crankypants Throws A Hissy Fit

    • SHV says:

      Described as a procedural move so that the amendment could be re-introduced if he so chooses….BS?… I don’t know.

    • piper says:

      He wants gun control laws. Perhaps the hypocrite should explain ‘fast and furious.” Milwaukee had some ding dong FBI or maybe that was ATF operation in the third ward area using a mentally handicapped man to snare ‘illegal guns.’

  1. DandyTiger says:

    Funny thing is, he didn’t do what you have to do to win the vote. He didn’t work the phones. He didn’t shake hands, meet, negotiate. He didn’t even try to make a deal. Of course that’s because he doesn’t do that. He doesn’t know how. He doesn’t really care too. But when he didn’t get his way, which he is not used to, he got mad. Funny as hell.

    Hey Prezzy CrankyPoutyPants, you suck and you are a loser. Apparently you’re the last to know.

  2. votermom says:

    Is Biden sucking on a lemon?

  3. 49erDweet says:

    I’m gonna call it. “The First 48” have come and gone. Y’all know what that means. No one’s currently officially in custody. They’ve got one more week to make righteous arrests or this becomes another “Benghazi” – I’m sorry – cold case.

    • elliesmom says:

      For those of us who are “up close and personal” to this, the roller coaster ride the media has been putting us through needs to end. I don’t think this will be a “Benghazi” in that I don’t think there will be a coverup. The Boston law enforcement agencies, both local and federal, are tenacious. Whitey Bulger is in custody, and 23 years later they finally found the guys who stole the paintings from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Even after the statute of limitations had run out, they kept looking. Like Robin Williams said people here endured the Big Dig for 16 years. Murderers and crooks can run and hide, but we won’t stop looking for them.

      • 49erDweet says:

        Absolutely agree about BPD folk. Even though it’s been taken out of their hands they will keep on keeping on. I’m talking about “the professionals”. The (in their own minds) Big Dogs. The talking heads of which are anything but professional. Once it became a fed issue everything went sideways. IF they run it out and the real “do-ers” are ever charged and convicted, it will almost be accidental or “because” of local input, not “in spite of”. But I’m biased..

  4. votermom says:

    I wonder what the rest of the world is thinking – this ranty guy has nukes?

  5. DandyTiger says:

    So no gun control and the pictures we’re seeing of the probable suspects look middle eastern after all. I guess the Dems and MSNBC are having a bad day.

    • 49erDweet says:

      DT, which pics (besides 4chan’s)?

      • DandyTiger says:

        Some of the ones in 4chan’s, also similar pictures from others. The two guys with black backpacks with pretty much the same outfits on.

        • Somebody says:

          I think the two guys in similar outfits are law enforcement of some kind.

        • 49erDweet says:

          Agree 4chan has done some amazing work, and indeed the guys they’ve highlighted might be the ones – but they might not, too, and we obviously want answers but I’m gonna hold off saying it was them. Could be ones just like ’em, too – or not. I’ve worked lots of big events with huge crowds and those guys are not that unique for a marathon finish line area, imo.

  6. votermom says:

    I’m really disgusted at how the Dems prey on the families’ grief and survivor guilt.
    But I don’t respond well to emotional blackmail, no matter who does it.

    • DandyTiger says:

      Funny how the emotional blackmail and non logic didn’t work. And otherwise with working the congressional crowd correctly, they could have done something with background checks since it’s pretty popular otherwise. Apparently if you scream the world is going to end if you don’t do this thing, people step back and think, these people are crazy. Maybe we’ll take a pass just in case there’s something crazy in the bill.

  7. driguana says:

    He gets more difficult to watch with each passing day. I thought his demeanor was demeaning. They guy really has become a parody of the presidential office. All words, absolutely no substance.

  8. HELENK says:

    when backtrack comes on the TV I either turn down the sound and read or switch channels.
    that person turns my stomach on a good day, and on a day with all that happened in Boston he just makes me sick.

    So using dead children and teachers did not work and he is unhappy. Ask me if I care that he is unhappy.

  9. votermom says:

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  11. elliesmom says:

    Which 90% of the people wanted this bill to pass? Was he using an MSNBC poll?

    • yttik22 says:

      To make matters even sillier, this bill sure looked like it would have loosened many gun restrictions. It was kind of baffling, but then again, the goal isn’t to solve problems, it’s to engage in political grandstanding. So what if your anti-gun bill is a pro-gun bill? Our healthcare bill really had nothing to do with providing people with healthcare, either.

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  15. Underwhelmed says:

    Maybe, at long last, people are starting to realise that this is not a man whom they can trust, or to whom any more power should be given. By all means, Mr President, continue to show us who you really are. Maybe now people are at last willing to see.

  16. votermom says:

  17. DeniseVB says:

    Good ! I’m attending a Kennedy Center concert performance of “My Fair Lady” on May 5 and wouldn’t want this ricin thing to determine what I wear that night, or, heaven forbid, stand in a faux security line.

  18. swanspirit says:

    Maybe now he knows how “the majority of Americans ” felt ,when he shoved Obamacare down our throats .. naah probably not

  19. DeniseVB says:

    Frasier marathon on til midnight on Hallmark. Gave up on the FBiBostonPD briefings. C’ya’s in the a.m.

  20. votermom says:

    via Drudge
    “Obama meets with Saudi Foreign minister; was not on public schedule”

    ace commenters are speculating that this means bombing does indeed have some tie to SA

  21. LMAO! Vile Progs are FREAKING OUT because this picture was posted to Mitch McConnell’s FB page (likely by a staffer):

    McConnell Gun Control

    Beware clicking on the picture. It’s linked to the Daily Kos diary wherein VPs freak out, but the freak outs on the FB page itself are also priceless.

  22. Somebody says:

    On Hannity they are confirming it is the guy in the blue track suit with the bag next to the guy in the white hat with the black backpack. Those photos are on the hanchan site

  23. Somebody says:

    Correct myself from above 4chan here in the link 3rd photo down and then scroll down more for close ups

    Third down guy in blue suit next to him guy in white hat

  24. Constance says:

    Now with Obama throwing a hissy fit today and the FBI canceling their press conference I’m thinking the Boston attack must have been done by Islamic terrorists. Obama is pissed about that and there is some mop up operation going on before public acknowledgement of it. Of course I have always been attracted to crack pot theories. And if it is Islamists are they here legally.

    • Somebody says:

      I agree I think they called off the press conference because they were told to……..politics going on behind the scenes

      • mcnorman says:

        No matter how much I dislike CNN, I don’t believe for one minute that they would go to press with something that wasn’t true. It would be suicide.

  25. HELENK says:

    maybe nothing
    Saudi man that was questioned on Boston bombing to be deported.
    backtrack has unscheduled meeting with Saudi official

  26. yttik22 says:

    Al Sharpton has complained that “Dark skinned male” is “coded, offensive language.”

    I was trying to find a politically correct way to say the same thing? “Off white, penis bearer?” Nah… “Melanin endowed, Y-chromosoned human?”

    • Constance says:

      How about swarthy testosterone secreter.

      • Swarthy has already been dubbed racist. It’s the elegant way to say “n***er.” And by “elegant way” I mean the “old, rich way.” See Fitzgerald, Hemingway, et al.

        I should think “unidentified non-caucasian not of the female gender” would work. 😉

  27. Constance says:

    I’m clicking around among the cable news shows. CNN and MSNBC talking heads look grave and talking about how the Boston investigators can’t say anything about what they know as it isn’t the “right time”. Definitely a clean up operation going down. So are they expecting to get by with another Benghazi style stonewall? They already have lost most of their viewers because they sacrificed their integrity.

  28. Somebody says:

    And heeeerrrrrreeee’s Mr. Paul Kevin Curtis, apparently democrat

  29. OMG, this thread has become a clusterfuck of shifting comments as Tweets and pics load. My apologies for contributing.

  30. FWIW – I watched NPR News at dinnertime. Local NPR Boston Radio host was on and told Gwen or Judi or whoever (wasn’t really watching, just listening) that he was told by TWO Federal judges to come to the courthouse because there was going to be something big. He repeated this twice, and was somewhat perplexed when everyone backed down on the arrest headline and then suddenly they had a “bomb scare” at the courthouse and evacuated (and made ALL the reporters leave)

    Yep – I would say we have our guy – and either to get more info (maybe) OR (and more likely in my cynical mind) we DO have a “clean up” operation going on by Holder and his boss. The fact that ALL Networks and AP (all except Ah-hem…NBC – Obama’s personal press arm) reported an arrest and ALL had to back off (except NBC) seems a little too unlikely. Poor John King may be vindicated yet.

  31. HELENK says:

    major explosion at Waco fertilizer plant. many injuries

  32. OMG, I never thought I’d live to see the day. Self-identified “Black Kossacks” have released a letter calling other Kossacks racist.

    Their complaints center around three agenda items:

    1. The President is “Not Black”
    2. The President of the United States, who is a Black man, is not a “boy”. Ever.
    3. References to President Obama’s genitalia, or lack of same, are anathema.

    I can understand #2, and that’s about it. #1 depends on the usage. # 3 is batshit insane, considering the actual content of the protest:

    Any reference to President Obama as lacking “balls”, lacking a “dick”, “having no nuts” or anything similar is deeply offensive to us as Black people. It harkens to a period of lynching and castration that ended only within many of our lifetimes.

    • angienc (D) says:

      1. The non-black Kossacks *are* racists. The black Kossacks must be slow to have not realized that until now.
      2. I’m going to love seeing the various prog factions turn on each other. Reap what you sow, assholes.

  33. Constance says:

    Maybe the FBI is just parsing words. The Saudi who is in the hospital under guard probably is one suspect, he is under heavy guard but is not arrested or charged, possibly he is not conscious and so they can’t process him? But I do believe a political clean up is going down. And a bomb threat to the court house…Seriously? That is suspicious. Maybe they were seeking more search warrants?

    In college I worked as a blood drawer in a hospital. Occasionally they had patients under guard and it was really frightening to have to go in to get blood. They had the criminal in multiple buckled leather cuff restraints on both arms and legs that went under the mattress and there were guards in the hall as well as in the room which didn’t stop the criminal from talking at me. So sure the guy may not be arrested or charged but he is likely overwhelmingly detained.

  34. myiq2xu says:

    Obama Responds to His Gun Control Defeat With Self-Righteous Solipsism

    “There are good people on both sides of this thing,” President Obama said in a gun control speech a couple of weeks ago, “but we have to be able to put ourselves in the other person’s shoes.” He worried that “both sides of the debate sometimes don’t listen to each other” and wondered, “How do you build trust?” Not this way:

    There were no coherent arguments as to why we wouldn’t do this. It came down to politics—the worry that that vocal minority of gun owners would come after them in future elections….They caved to pressure, and they started looking for an excuse—any excuse—to vote no….This was a pretty shameful day for Washington.

    That is how Obama explained the Senate’s refusal to approve the gun control measures he supports. According to the president, no one honestly questioned the merits of his proposals; the opposition all “came down to politics,” meaning a desperate desire to retain power. His opponents not only failed to make a convincing case, he says; they offered “no coherent arguments” at all. Since Obama’s case for gun control consisted mainly of invoking dead children and grieving parents, that charge displays an astonishing lack of self-awareness. Here is how Obama responds to critics, such as Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who fault him for using victims of gun violence as props:

    Are they serious? Do we really think that thousands of families whose lives have been shattered by gun violence don’t have a right to weigh in on this issue? Do we think their emotions, their loss, is not relevant to this debate?

    Of course they have a right to speak their minds. But no, their emotions are not relevant when it comes to empirical questions such as the impact of background checks, “assault weapon” bans, and limits on magazines. Their pain tells us nothing about the effectiveness or constitutionality of such measures. To the contrary, it obscures those issues with an impenetrable emotional fog.

    Obama does a fine job of empathizing with the parents of Adam Lanza’s victims. But that is something any decent human being should be able to manage. Where he has trouble, despite his lip service to the idea of putting himself in the other guy’s shoes, is in empathizing with his opponents. He not only says they are wrong, which is to be expected. He refuses to concede that people who disagree with him about gun control are acting in good faith, based on what they believe to be sound reasons—that they, like him, are doing what they think is right. His self-righteous solipsism is striking even for a politician.

  35. HELENK says:

    backtrack not having a good week. the cracks are beginning to show and it ain’t pretty

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