Presidentin’ is Hard

mad as hell

Obama is President Passive over the Veterans Affairs scandal

It doesn’t inspire great confidence that President Obama, on the day he finally decided to comment about excessive wait times for veterans’ medical appointments, showed up late to read his statement.

The White House briefing room is only about 100 feet from the Oval Office, but Obama arrived 13 minutes after the scheduled time for his remarks, the first since the day the scandal broke late last month with a report that 40 veterans had died in Phoenix while waiting to see doctors.

Over the weekend, the president’s chief of staff assured the public that Obama was “madder than hell” about what happened at the Department of Veterans Affairs, but in person Obama didn’t seem very angry. Like VA Secretary Eric Shinseki, Obama wasn’t entirely convinced something bad had happened.

“If these allegations prove to be true, it is dishonorable,” he said. “If there is misconduct, it will be punished.”


Same shit, different day. How many different crises and scandals get the same “all talk – no action” response from the White House? As with everything else, you can only count on Obama doing one of two things:

1. Evading responsibility

2. Claiming credit

You can practically write his speeches ahead of time:

“Nobody is more _________ than I am. I will not rest until _________ is __________.”


Yet another new scandal which Obama — perhaps the most passive and reactive president in history — did nothing to avert, and now wishes to do nothing to solve it, except to let the bureaucracy work through its routine processes.

He claims to have an extraordinary level of anger about each new scandal, and yet then orders the bureaucracy to engage in ordinary CYA procedures in response to each.

Is not extraordinary interest usually matched by extraordinary actions?

Always he says the same things:

1. He’s “mad. Or “angry.” Or “madder than hell.” Or even “apopleptic.” Obama vows he’s much, much angrier than you are — “no one is angrier than I am” — despite having no appearances of actual anger. Rather like a very controlled, uptight WASP Hulk.

2 He vows to “get to the bottom of this.” He says this in a way to suggest that he, personally, will be getting to the bottom of this. Of course he doesn’t. Within a week he’s playing golf and parcheesi with the White House motor pool.

3. Despite pronouncing this newest scandal extraordinary, he then demands that we… allow the routine, ordinary Bureaucratic Process to fix everything.

“Putting something in the process” is standard Bureaucratic jargon meaning that “nothing is being done and go f*** yourself raw.”

At no point does he ever captain some kind of serious investigation. He continues doing what he always does — playing golf, fundraising, giving partisan speeches about trivial matters.

In fact, after his obligatory hemming about how goshdarn “angry” he is, he and his minions work extraordinarily hard to change the subject and distract the public, which is dumb and easily distracted, and also distract the press, which is even dumber and even more easily distracted, with some Very Important Twitter Meme that the White House Communication shop came up with 30 minutes ago.

Pick a White House scandal – any White House scandal – now tell me who got fired.

{{Final Jeopardy music}}

Five and a half years in and I’m still waiting for the media to admit the obvious – Obama is epically incompetent. He ran on competence, uniting the country and government reform.

Fail, fail, fail.

We’ve learned the hard way that Mr. Obama’s skill sets are far more oriented toward community organizing than they are to governing. On every front, he is overmatched by events. It’s painful to watch a man who is so obviously in over his head. And more and more Americans are suffering because of it.

If only someone had seen this coming.

Oh, wait . . . we did!


We told you so

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122 Responses to Presidentin’ is Hard

  1. The Klown says:
    • The Klown says:
    • swanspirit says:

      I read the entire piece . He compares the reparations from Germany to the Jewish State of Israel to reparations that should be made to African Americans , but is not clear as to whom should receive them ; from whom the reparations should come, and how they are to be distributed . I guess those details are not important . He also neglects to discuss the difference between making reparations for war and genocide , to the people upon whom the war was made , and “reparations ” for slavery, that took place three generations past.

    • Constance says:

      Well my first Scots relative in the United States (before it was the United States) was shipped here against his will and sold as an indentured servant. I suspect the conditions on the ship he was sent on were appalling. My family would be classed as white trash and treated with scorn and contempt by the east coast elitists. So if reparations are being paid I’m getting in line, with all my relatives, until recent times if there was one thing my family did well it was breed more relatives so expect a lot of us in the reparations line.

      • Somebody says:

        I was going to bring up that point Constance, that there were white people and native Americans and Chinese that were enslaved, probably others too. Somewhere along the line history has been changed, most Americans think A) the only slaves were African and B) the only country that ever had slaves was the US.

        If you trace my heritage some of my ancestors were enslaved, some owned slaves and some came here after slavery ended. I still end up being owed 1/4 reparations so I expect 10 acres and 1/4 of a mule……..I’m sure I’ll get the ass end, LOL!

        *****I want to be perfectly clear that my statement is not in any way meant to minimize the Africans that were shipped here, families torn apart and enslaved against their will. That would be wrong, just as it’s wrong to minimize those of other ethnicities that experienced the same.******

        I make that clarification because, so I’ve been told by libs, somehow to mention others that were enslaved is somehow to minimize or legitimize Africans that were enslaved. That is not my intent and quite frankly I don’t understand that logic.

        • swanspirit says:

          The author of the piece : Coates was raised in a working-class family in Baltimore, Maryland. His father, William Paul Coates, was a Vietnam War veteran and former Black Panther. His mother, Cheryl, was the breadwinner in the family and his father was a stay-at-home dad where he ran a small publishing house which published books on African American studies[2] during Ta-Nehisi’s childhood.[3] Ta-Nehisi’s father had seven children.[4] Ta-Nehisi is an Egyptian name for ancient Nubia.[5]

          Coates attended a number of Baltimore-area schools, including Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, before graduating from Woodlawn High School.[6] After high school, he enrolled in Howard University but dropped out to become a journalist.[7][8] He currently resides in Harlem with his wife and son.[9]

          For me , the entire point of the piece and why he avoids specifics is clear , let us indict whitte America , and keep the guilt / anger /divisiveness going to infinity ; because no payment will ever be enough, and no resolution is possible , beyond some mythological maturation of America by means of “payment ”

          The crime with which reparations activists charge the country implicates more than just a few towns or corporations. The crime indicts the American people themselves, at every level, and in nearly every configuration. A crime that implicates the entire American people deserves its hearing in the legislative body that represents them.

          John Conyers’s HR 40 is the vehicle for that hearing. No one can know what would come out of such a debate. Perhaps no number can fully capture the multi-century plunder of black people in America. Perhaps the number is so large that it can’t be imagined, let alone calculated and dispensed. But I believe that wrestling publicly with these questions matters as much as—if not more than—the specific answers that might be produced. An America that asks what it owes its most vulnerable citizens is improved and humane. An America that looks away is ignoring not just the sins of the past but the sins of the present and the certain sins of the future. More important than any single check cut to any African American, the payment of reparations would represent America’s maturation out of the childhood myth of its innocence into a wisdom worthy of its founders.

  2. Lulu says:

    I don’t think Bronco is incompetent. He is very lazy. He has lots of time to get himself elected or to run scams. He has plenty of energy to keep up the cult of personality or raise money. Most of the hard work of government is tedious, detail oriented, grind work like budgets and personnel management. When has Bronco ever done stuff like that. Never. He likes big stuff. Obamacare, destabilizing the Middle East, green energy scams, global climate change payola, and assorted other Democratic Progressive policy failures. Progs and the media have come to the conclusion that they have to say he tried and failed. He didn’t fail as he has kicked their policies into practice. They won’t say their policies are shit. They won’t say he is lazy and has been negligent in implementing their shit policies. The policy failures are so egregious the Progs have to blame someone so Bronco is the goat. They will continue to defend their horrible, irrational policies while backhandedly blaming Bronco. But he is their guy, put in place by them, adored and worshiped publicly as a vehicle for their plans. Things must be extraordinarily bad for them to turn on him. I would like to see the Dem’s internal polling as it is scaring the devil out of them.

    • Propertius says:

      I don’t think Bronco is incompetent. He is very lazy.

      He may or may not be incompetent – we’ll actually never know because he can’t be bothered to even try to do the job.

  3. leslie says:

    And today bronco is coming to Chicago at the height of rush hour for TWO fundraisers for Sen. Durbin so he can eff up traffic and meet with more of his peeps – the ones with money. The AA population who thinks he is in their corner will neither see him nor be aware of his presence any more than the VA will.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Not only Chicago today….

      10:00 am || Receives the Presidential Daily Briefing
      10:45 am || Meets with travel and tourism executives; Roosevelt Room
      1:05 pm || Departs White House
      2:30 pm || Arrives Rome, New York
      3:25 pm || Tours the National Baseball Hall of Fame; Cooperstown, New York
      3:55 pm || Delivers remarks; Cooperstown
      4:55 pm || Departs New York
      5:50 pm CT || Arrives Chicago
      7:00 pm CT || Attends fundraiser for Senate Democrats; private residence, Chicago
      8:25 pm CT || Attends second fundraiser for Senate Democrats; private residence, Chicago

      He’ll come home tomorrow, in time for his 3 day weekend of golf I’m sure. I know Michelle and the girls like to use 3-day weekends for fun getaways, no word on that yet.

  4. swanspirit says:

    Bronco was never that great of an organizer either . He got bored with it and moved to politics as fast as his long legs could carry him .
    Also fundraisers = party . He likes to party . Dan Bongino said it accurately . He never saw so many people that enjoy the ” trappings of power ” , without having the expertise or will to exercise it. Bronco, and Michelle , like the good stuff and the good life .

    • The Klown says:

      Being POTUS is the longest continuous full-time job Obama has ever held.

      • Propertius says:

        Wasn’t his only other full-time gig as US Senator? You know, the job he never showed up for because he was campaigning for President?

    • fif says:

      Yea, while hypocritically pointing their fingers and blaming the horrible, evil 1%! (btw: can I stay at your mansion on the Vineyard this summer?)

    • Propertius says:

      Given that his “organizing” was primarily GOTV for the Washington campaign, he was in politics from the beginning.

  5. The Klown says:
  6. DeniseVB says:

    This is getting good.

  7. DeniseVB says:

    This is about a year old, but the first time I’ve seen it. Wow! Don’t let the length fool you, fastest 13 minutes I’ve spent in my life. Whittle !

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  9. Constance says:

    “If these allegations prove to be true, it is dishonorable,” he said. “If there is misconduct, it will be punished.”

    Yeah right like we “got” the guys who carried out Benghazi or the guys on our side who set it up to happen. Like the people responsible for the IRS harassment of conservatives got disciplined. Yeah sure the Dems will punish the VA misconduct.

    At best they will round up a couple of people who would retire in the next few months anyway and send them out early with full retirement and benefits. That’ll show them!

    • Somebody says:

      They haven’t even done that, hell forcing someone to retire a few months early would be extreme by their measures. The IRS guy and the VA they “fired” were both going to retire at the end of the month in which they were “fired”. They put them on administrative leave until the end of the month effectively giving them free time off. It was in fact a parting bonus of sorts, it was not in any way a punishment.

    • leslie says:

      “Dishonorable” “Misconduct” those are words he only knows from his TelePrompTer. He makes me want to throw things every time I hear his voice. or see his image. or read his words.
      I remember how I felt about GWB. It never, ever was as extreme as the way I feel about TehOne. And as so many have said, I never, ever thought GWB didn’t love this country. I have never, ever thought Obama did.

  10. helenk3 says:

    well some people voted for him twice and some a few times more

  11. votermom says:

    • Constance says:

      I believe that because I have many friends who are women over 55 that have been laid off for years now. They barely get by. The thing is they were making around $60K per year and now they are giving up on even finding a minimum wage job. But there is even more to this story, the young people who have been hired into the jobs the older women were removed from are only being paid about half of the salary my friends used to make so there has been sort of a wage compression in the economy too. I honestly don’t know how these kids live in the city on $30K a year. And actually the old broads were offered jobs similar to the ones they worked for decades for $30K but didn’t take them because it wasn’t enough to pay the mortgage on their underwater homes, their car payment and other obligations they took on when life and their old jobs looked secure.

      • votermom says:

        I thought I saw a story a few years ago that we are actually getting wage competitive with China in manufacturing. Yeah, that bad.

      • Somebody says:

        Constance my neighbor in his mid 40’s is in basically the same boat, except he had a much higher salary. He worked globally for a BIG name tech company. He managed to hang on to his job, (I think due to seniority), through much of the economic downturn and only recently lost his job in February. In essence he was grossly overpaid because all of his co-workers that had been laid off over the past years were replaced with workers at half the pay.

        He’s looking at starting his own consulting business because he can’t find a job in anything approaching his previous salary. He said he’s been applying for director and VP jobs to stay in the same salary range. He’s living off savings, but he’s also stopped paying his mortgage payment in hopes of getting government assistance through one of those mortgage programs set up.

        • Constance says:

          “He managed to hang on to his job”
          Sometimes it’s not so bad to be the first one laid off as there is still some flexibility in the economy and you can get a job. But this last recession it just kept getting worse and the ones that were laid off late in the game were dumped in a stagnant job market.

    • foxyladi14 says:

      Romney’s 47% Keeps popping up. 🙂

  12. Constance says:

    The Dems are the party of bureaucracy so this VA outrage of the day will just be another good reason to pump up the spending. After all if current levels of funding produce a corrupt and inefficient system then more money given to people in the current corrupt system will surely make the system effective right?

    I really think the whole VA thing is sort of taking the spotlight off Benghazi again. I mean the Democrats displaying unified outrage over veteran neglect has to be better press than the Democrats stonewalling and obviously trying to cover up something Benghazi related (but we aren’t sure what). the Dems can all unite around the Vets but they must be seriously divided about Benghazi with the Kennedy/Obot faction seeking to pin the while thing on Hillary and the Clinton faction ready to sell out the Obots. I hope Gowdy actually interviews some of the people who were present at the attack who have been made to sign silencing papers.

  13. 1539days says:

    El Presidente is in my neck of the woods today. That explains the gloomy skies that have settled in since the morning. Not to mention the traffic blockades likely to come.

    “Hey Obama, we just found out that dozens of veterans have died due to mismanagement in a department you claimed to have fixed. What are you going to do now?”

    “I’m going to the Baseball Hall of Fame!”

    • votermom says:

    • DeniseVB says:

      Last Obama came to our area was for the 2012 campaign, his motorcade shut down both directions of the interstate from the airport to the oceanfront (about 22 miles?). Then Romney came into town, his venue was about 30 miles from the airport in a two lane rural area that became even more backed up with traffic. Romney and his staff had to walk about 2 miles to the venue to get there on time when they realized they were in the parking lot. People had just abandoned their cars to walk also. Romney had drawn a bigger crowd and he stayed til everybody who wanted to be there got there. As one local reported, hundreds more gave up when they hit the backup…..about 10 miles away…because they were turning around in his field.

      It must be nice to be the incumbent and have a city shutdown for you, because you care about them /sarc. Of course local media never mentioned this.

  14. votermom says:

    • Somebody says:

      If you read it he expressed his condolences to the families of the victims and a speedy recovery to the injured.
      His message was sent to the President of China, I would think that would be protocol. The rest of his message was specific to the Chinese President expressing his condemnation of the crime and desire to work with China to combat terrorism.

      • DeniseVB says:

        I noticed that too. Not sure what the “official” protocol is with a Russian sending China condolences. We’re just so used to our Little King being “mad as hell” because I Won, so whatever I say, shutup. Something like that? It could just be Putin is following China’s official thing.

        I think we do more of a compassionate “Prezzy and Mrs. AND the people of the US, send our condolences to the Dictator/President/Ruler and Mrs/Mr AND the People of their country …..” We’re pretty cool like that 😉

      • votermom says:

        You got me – I just skimmed it.

  15. helenk3 says:

    the head line says it all

    backtrack—-the super hero of excuses

  16. votermom says:


  17. foxyladi14 says:

    Like Moo said he is pathetic. 😎

  18. helenk3 says:

    Victor Davis Hanson sums up the backtrack ethics problems

  19. DeniseVB says:

    Now a word from Chelsea Clinton ….. Motivational Speaker !

    Need to keep the liberal base angry so they vote against Republicans? Heh.

  20. helenk3 says:

    $2billion to make fed bldgs energy efficient on top of the $2 billion spent in 2011

    what the hell it is only money

  21. The Klown says:

    Guy falsely claims to have a degree to get job as high school district IT manager. Fraud is exposed. Guy keeps job as IT director.

    Jump ahead to 36:04:

    • DeniseVB says:

      WHD is a must stop on everyone’s daily blog driveby’s. KK understands the belly of the beast known as the White House Press Corps.

  22. helenk3 says:

    Iran’s “moderate” president demands US compensate Iran for past policies.

    he does have iron ones doesn’t he

  23. helenk3 says:

    isn’t this just peachy

    al qaeda terrorists at gitmo get better treatment then our vets

  24. DeniseVB says:

    Every now and then I hit a nerve on Twitter, just to share….gotta love that one tweet equals more hits than I get on my blog 😀

  25. votermom says:

    OT cute baby announcement

  26. helenk3 says:

    video of the everything we can administration

  27. helenk3 says:

    VA’s report challenges backtrack’s talking point

  28. votermom says:

  29. votermom says:

    Goes with the earlier thread

  30. helenk3 says:

    33 dems opposed bill to make VA bureaucrats easier to fire


  31. helenk3 says:

    schumer threatens boehner
    you have 6 weeks to pass amnesty or backtrack will start issuing executive orders

    I am thinking about starting a fund raising drive everyone contribute 1 penny to move the whole democratic party to Mexico. I think they would be a lot happier there

    • Somebody says:

      I’ll donate more than that especially if we can throw in a bunch of the republicans too. Basically anybody that’s been in DC more than a decade or two needs to be on the list. Hasta la vista, baby!

    • helenk3 says:

      you have heard of the march of dimes to get rid of polio.
      well this will be the parade of pennies to get rid of government corruption

  32. DeniseVB says:

    Meanwhile, over on the TCH FB page ….and if the link doesn’t work, just got to the TCH FB page 😉

  33. helenk3 says:

    well at least after a lot of public interest kerry talked to mexican government about jailed marine

  34. foxyladi14 says:

    Big Zero and his mighty Pen. :puke:

  35. helenk3 says:

    DOJ admits fast and furious docs should be released,
    Judicilal Watch had requested the docs. If they are released it will just add to the ungodly mess this administration has been since 2008

  36. The Klown says:

    Police Officer stops traffic for ducks crossing the road:

  37. The Klown says:

    Al Sharpton Defends Racist Rants:

    ‘It Was Only One Jew’:

  38. The Klown says:
  39. helenk3 says:

    backtrack is going to be ” so mad” when he reads about this
    nothing done on IRS scandal after all this time

  40. helenk3 says:

    more than energy to worry about in this alliance

  41. The Klown says:
  42. helenk3 says:

    senator bernie sanders kills bill that would make it easier to fire VA workers. government union owned maybe?

    • helenk3 says:

      the senate had time to send a letter to the NFL to change the name of the Washington Redskins. Nice to see they have their priorities straight

    • Lulu says:

      He said it was because he did not have time to read the legislation. The bill is two and half pages long. Most adults could read it closely in about 3 minutes or less. He has also received a truly huge amount of campaign contributions from public unions. He is not up for re-election until 2017.

    • Constance says:

      It should be interesting, the Dems are going to have to decide if they cover for the Obots having political operatives making decisions regarding national security or if they cover for Hillary. I’m sure the Obot instinct is to toss Hillary under the bus but she doesn’t seem like the type to go quietly. This could be flat out war on the Dem side.

  43. helenk3 says:

    stolen from Rev Amy’s place

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