Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Toddler In Chief Throws A Temper Tantrum

That would be Obama, of course. The title above may seem like hyperbole, but f you check out this one, you will see it is not: Barack Obama Threatens To Withdraw Support From Wavering Democrats; Barack Obama has said he will not campaign for any Democratic congressmen who fails to support health care reform.

See what I mean? How old is this guy, THREE? Here is more:
The president will refuse to make fund-raising visits during November elections to any district whose representative has not backed the bill.

A one-night presidential appearance can bring in hundreds of thousands of dollars in funds which would otherwise take months to accumulate through cold-calling by campaign volunteers.

Mr Obama's threat came as the year-long debate over his signature domestic policy entered its final week.

Mr Obama is personally telephoning congressmen who are still on the fence this week, in between several personal appearances devoted toward swinging public opinion.

Yesterday he visited Strongsville, Ohio, home of cancer patient Natoma Canfield, who wrote to the president she gave up her health insurance after it rose to $8,500 (£5,600) a year. Mr Obama repeatedly has cited the letter he received from the self-employed cleaning worker to illustrate the urgency of reform.

Though Congress has already ignored several deadlines set by the president, March 21 is being treated by all sides the final target date, at which time all options would have been exhausted. The president has postponed an overseas trip by three days to see reform through.

Apart from arm-twisting by the White House, an advertising blitz that could cost £20 million by the end of the week, about the same level of a presidential campaign, has been aimed at about 40 undecided Democrats in the House of Representatives.

God grief. Can this man possibly be more petulant, more childish? Or waste more money giving a speech we have already heard a gazillion times?? There is more to this article, which you can read HERE, but I really want to share some of the comments with you. They are hilarious:
This is a good thing because if he campaigns for them they will surely lose.....linda
What's the second prize? Tony Gee
In his hubris, Mr. Obama actually thinks that congressional candidates will WANT him to campaign for them. After his performances in Copenhagen, Virginia, New Jersey and Massachusetts, I have to think that Dems are figuring out that he is POISON, and they'll ask him to stay away. What a complete laughingstock this buffoon is.

Another reason to vote NO for socialized medicine. We don't have the money for this idiocy. Jim

I hope he comes to Louisiana to support Senator Landrieu. Oh Happy Day! John
I have to assume that those who vote NO will be popping champaign and celebrating over Obama's promise not to support their reelection efforts.

It's pretty clear that Obama has the reverse Midas touch. Everything he touches turns to c**p--even when he gets his way it turns to c**p. BMF
No surprise here, just more Chicago Strong Arm Politics. This will backfire though as Pres. Obama's "endoresment" has been the kiss of death for anyone involved so far.

This BIG BROTHER bill will get passed by deception, in the dead of night. It doesn't have, and will never have the votes to pass in the light of day. Reform is needed, but not at the expense of our children's children's future. DaDeO
Reminds me of the kid on the losing side of a game who threatens to take his ball and go home and then is surprised when the others tell him to go ahead.

In November and 2012, there is a real opportunity to put adults in charge again!
Patriotic Chicago
obama won'r campaign for any democRAT not voting yes? Consider that a VERY BIG PLUS! He'll throw anyone under the bus to pass his socialized POS! CONCERNED VETERAN
Obama is a Big Joke,Stupid Americans Voted for some idiot.Around the world he is alienating his friends like Israel & getting screwed by the chinese.When we were growing up as kids, i remember American Presidents were greeted with so much love & affection in our country,After Obama has become president we feel like throwing stones at him.Use your pea head brains properly & throw this joker out from your country. Maple
Somebody has to stop this insane legislation. It will be a catastrophe and the boondoggle of the century for fraud & corruption like we've never seen before.

There are many, many more good ones there, and the rest of the article is worth reading.

But Obama is not the only one in this party to act like a child regarding this legislation. Another one is Steve Hildebrand. Who, you may ask? This article tells it all:
Obama Campaign Guru Eyes House Seat, Senior Obama campaign official Steve Hildebrand is eyeing a Democratic primary challenge to South Dakota Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin, a decision he said hinges largely on whether she votes against health care reform later this week.

Hildebrand, deputy national campaign manager for Obama's presidential campaign, told CNN in an exclusive interview that he has been frustrated with Herseth Sandlin's voting record for some time, especially her decision to oppose the House health care reform bill in November. The House is expected to vote again on the issue later this week and a Herseth Sandlin spokesperson has said she plans to vote no again.

"I want to see how she votes on health care," Hildebrand said. "If the vote is very, very close and we lose it or come close to losing it, I will take a serious look at challenging her."

"She is on the wrong side of history," he added.

A Herseth Sandlin spokesman declined to comment on the potential primary challenge.

Wow, this is a page right out of Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr.'s playbook from the Primaries - "do what we want, or we will put a challenger up against you!"

What a bunch of thuggish toddlers this group is. Unbelievable:
Hildebrand said he has not spoken to the White House about a potential run, nor has he reached out to Sen. Tim Johnson, D-South Dakota, or former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, D-South Dakota. Hildebrand, a close political advisor to Johnson and Daschle, said if he decides to run he will have a "conversation with them."

"But I would not expect them to go against an incumbent within their party," he said.

On Monday, Hildebrand sent an e-mail to South Dakota Democrats urging them to pressure Herseth Sandlin to support Obama's health care reform efforts. He accused the Democratic congresswoman of "siding" with the GOP and "the big insurance companies" on the debate over health care reform.

"The bill may not pass the House without Stephanie's support," Hildebrand said in the email. "What a tragedy if we came this far in our fight to get health insurance reform, only to see the bill die because a few of our own Democrats stood in the way. We need Stephanie's vote. It's critical."

He made no mention of a possible challenge to Herseth Sandlin in the note.

Hildebrand is the highest profile Democrat to openly talk about challenging a specific member of his own party over the health care issue, although the idea is picking up traction in some corners of the party.

Prominent Democratic strategist Donna Brazile wrote on her Twitter feed Monday that "If a handful of Democrats decide to defeat this bill, they deserve to get a primary challenge to defend the status quo & insurance industry."

And sent an email to its members on the same day asking them to "pledge to support progressive primary challengers to House Democrats who side with Republicans."

Hildebrand said that if he decides to run, he will only accept contributions from South Dakotans and will cap the amount at $100. Widely credited with devising Obama's primary political strategy - including the Iowa caucus win - Hildebrand said he thinks he "could run a very credible race for about $150,000 to 200,000." Herseth Sandlin has more than $362,000 in the bank, according to her latest fundraising report filed with the Federal Election Commission.

The South Dakota primary is June 8.

At one time, Hildebrand said he "advised" Herseth Sandlin "on an informal basis" and even donated $500 to her campaign. But when she came on out in favor of a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage, Hildebrand asked for his money back. Hildebrand, who is gay, is the principal in Hildebrand Strategies, political consulting firm based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

"Do what I want or else." I feel like I am living inside an episode of "The Sopranos," for crying out loud.

Along those lines, a special shout out to Rep. Kucinich. So, a ride on Air Force One was sufficient to sway you from your deeply held convictions about this Healthcare Bill? I regret I ever gave you one thin dime back when I thought you really were a man with integrity and honor. I won't make that mistake about you again. But if I were you, I would have held out for that pony...

Blech - I feel like I need a shower. But I won't leave you on this downer note about our petulant Toddler in Chief, and Turncoat Kucinich. It is St. Patrick's Day, after all, so here are a couple o' tunes to lift your hearts and souls:


Anonymous said...

ROFLMAO at "Toddler In Chief"... brilliant! I can picture him now, screaming "gimme gimme what I want or I'll hold my breath until I turn blue". What a pathetic excuse for a leader. It would be funny if it wasn't so scary. And yet, the Dems are giving in to him, just like parents who'll give the tantrum-throwing brat anything he wants JUST to SHUT HIM UP.

I called Kucinich's office this morning, and told them how disappointed I was in Kucinich, that he'd proven himself to be just another politician with no integrity, and that he would forever now be known as the Congressman who was bought for a plane ride. I'm guessing they've gotten a lot of calls like that, because the person in Kucinich's office was very quiet as I spoke, and then at the end simply said, in a very tired voice, "thank you for calling".

I wonder what it will take for people to wake up and realize that when there is a bill that can only be passed through threats, intimidation, bribes, campaigning, advertising, and tantrums...well, perhaps there's SOMETHING WRONG WITH THE BILL???

Thank you for the Celtic Woman videos. Music indeed that can lift the heart and soul.

I notice you have another post up, gotta go check it out.

Montserrat in 2012!

Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy said...

Hey, SFIndie -

Thanks! It really does seem to be a fitting title. I understand now he is claiming his presidency hinges on this bill passing - and here I thought it was supposed to be abt US!!! Silly me - what was I thinking??

Sigh. You said it all, SF - when there has to be this much arm twisting, coercion, bribes, and backroom deals to pass something, you KNOW there are problems with it.

Then the Dems come out claiming the alleged non-partisan CBO came out with new dollar figures today - only $940 BILLION to integrate this bill over 10 yrs. And they are HAPPY with this number. Of course, there is still some question abt the figure since the CBO hadn't come out with the report yet. Anyway, since it is less than a TRILLION dollars, they think that is something to celebrate.

WTF is wrong with these people?!?!?!

WELL DONE YOU for calling Kucinich's office! I cannot believe he sold out so cheaply, or at all, for that matter. He is another one who always claimed to be different from the other congresspeople - he is worse because he is so damn CHEAP to buy off. With a backbone that flexible, he should work at Cirque du Soleil!

I bet his office did get a lot of calls. I wonder how his re-election campaign will pan out...

YES, Montserrat in 2012!!!