The Messiah Weeps.

In a video released by Team Obama last night, Mr. Obama cried while giving a speech to his faithful campaign minions.

Not for the victims and the devastation wrought by Hurricane Sandy.  Not about the 23 million Americans who are under or unemployed.  Not about 4 murdered Americans in Libya.  Not about 42 million people on food stamps.  Not about 1 in 6 Americans living in poverty.

But about this:

 

I saw no such emotion when, before jet-setting to his next campaign fundraiser, he breezed into New Jersey after Hurricane Sandy.  Obama met Governor Christie for his 15 minute photo-op, and let his apostles in the media spin it into good PR.

I live in Toms River, New Jersey.  We got pummeled by Hurricane Sandy.  I’m less than 2 miles away from our once beautiful barrier islands, including the towns of Seaside Heights and Mantoloking, both of which were among many Jersey shore communities which were literally destroyed.  (My Mother’s house is unlivable.  She is staying with us.)  We’ve been without electricity here for 11 days and counting.  Hundreds of thousands of people in the Tri-state area have been displaced, many with ruined homes, no power, no heat, no belongings, no semblance of the life they knew just 12 days ago.

But, Obama got his win.

Congratulations, Mr. President.

It’s all about you.

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  • warnertoddhuston

    I think he and Chris Christie outta get a room.

    • 914

      Oh, great! Now he’ll win an Emmy to go with his Nobel.

  • ackwired

    I am holding you and your fellow hurricane victims in the light. May your ordeal not last much longer, and may God Bless all of you.

    • warnertoddhuston

      I always love it when leftists pretend for public consumption that they believe in God. It’s so amusing.

      • ackwired

        I find all of your lies distasteful. It does seem to be a habit of yours.

      • ackwired

        I find all of your lies distasteful. It does seem to be a habit of yours.

      • retired.military

        Mr Huston
        A lot of folks on the left do believe in God. Most people dont mix their religion and their politics. My mother is a devout Catholic and democrat. if I asked her about Obama and abortion she would most likely say she doesnt know anything about his abortion stance. There is a lot of folks who live in those bubbles.
        As for Ackwired I have found him to be decent on the boards and generally pretty civil.
        This is not the first time that you have clumped folks into groups either. I well remember your column on govt civil service workers.
        May I suggest that you look within on your statements and maybe you will see that some are probably beyond the scale. In addition, making a statement about others belief in God implies that you care about a belief in God. Yet you make a statement like you did above. If you do care so much about God would He approve of the statement you just made. And yes I am also one who has made statements which He would disagree with as well. I recognize that fact. do you?

        • Brucehenry

          You tell ‘im, RM.

          • retired.military

            Bruce

            I need to know the charity to send the money to?

          • Brucehenry

            Again, RM, you and I didn’t bet. I thought you had a bet with Steve Crickmore or someone, but it wasn’t me. I didn’t bet on this election. I never felt all that confident Obama would win, to be honest.

          • retired.military

            Okay Bruce. I could have sworn you accepted it.

        • warnertoddhuston

          Of course, you are invited not to read my entries here, too. No one requires that you do. But the fact is I have no respect for anyone on the left. None. I don’t care who they are. The time to be nice to leftists ended when George McGovern became the Dem. nominee for President bak in the day. Leftists are enemies to this country. It’s time people fully realized that and acted accordingly.

          • Commander_Chico

            Cuckoo talk. McGovern?? I guess your mind was warped by that wily leftist Nixon – creator of the EPA and many other programs.

          • herddog505

            I understand your view. To borrow a phrase, I feel your pain. I, myself, have trouble NOT seeing lefties as a homogenous group of uniformly stupid and malicious people who, through a combination of low intellect, criminal tendencies and completely depraved morals, saddled us with four more years of Barry, four more years that I don’t think we can afford.

            However, quite aside from the fact that it does no good to drive away moderates and independents – potential allies – with such extreme rhetoric, it also flies in the face of common sense. Yes, we get some trolls on this blog (apparently, they can’t make the grade at MSNBC), but we also get right many thoughtful and polite commenters who, even though they are libs (and I generally disagree with them), are self-evidently NOT possessed of low intellect, criminal tendencies and completely depraved morals.*

            As the election, like Pearl Harbor, the Late Unpleasantness, and other national catastrophes, recedes into history, it will be more possible to take a calmer view of things. The fight goes on, and it is my belief that Barry, SanFran Nan, Dingy Harry, and the rest of the democrat gang will be the same malignant f*ck-ups that they have always been. When Americans who’ve been fooled by them finally realize it, it would be a better thing for them to know that our hand has been out to them all the time, ready to work together to throw out the trash and put our beloved country back on its feet, rather than see us as even more their enemy than the hateful cabal that is rapidly bringing the United States to irretrievable ruin.

            ===

            (*) You know: like they call us “baggers”, “reichwingers” and “RAAAAACISTS” who hate women, poor people, and minorities and are only interested in making rich people richer and invading other countries to steal their oil. When we’re not blowing up the Twin Towers and the dikes in New Orleans, letting bin Laden escape, and torturing innocent goatherders in Gitmo, that is.

            Say… do you suppose Barry will finally close Gitmo this term?

          • retired.military

            Mr Huston

            As you say I am free to read or not read your entries. I consider myself here as a guest of Kevin. As for leftists being the enemy of the country, I agree that some are and are to the point where stretching a few necks would not be out of line. However, I would say the majority are not. Simply because someone disagrees with what you feel to be correct politically does not normally make them enemies of you or the country. Last time I checked it is their country as well.
            I disagree with a lot the left stands for. Abortion, gay marriage, open borders, playing the race card for everything, etc. However, I will use my mother as an example here again. Lifelong democrat. Against abortion, against gay marriage and against open borders. Doesnt follow politics simply votes straight democrat time after time. This year she voted for Romney because I spoke to her about it.

            I storngly feel that the republicans will be out of power for the most part until the republican hierarchy realizes that candidates like McCain and Romney are not going to get reelected. That to the democrat politicians reaching across the aisle means republicans sacrificing their values.

            But republicans have to try to get their message across to the American idol watchers, the 18 year old tweeters and facebookers and folks who watch Honey boo boo. THeir votes count just as much as mine and there is a whole lot more of them than there are me. Until the republican establishment can do this, the dems have an open market for those votes. The dems have Jay Z ( I know he is a rapper and that is about it) and the republicans clint eastwood. Now I like Clint a lot but he doesnt speak to young voters.

            See I agree with a lot of what you say politically. But simply calling the “left” enemies isnt the answer IMO (You have yours). We have to find a way to get past the college professors (and for the most part high school teachers). The way to do that is through the parents of those kids not by throwing stones at the parents of them.

            The MSM is a problem and is a big one. It however is dying out.
            In 4 years, you will probably have half the newspapers today that you did and how many people under the age of 25 read a newspaper anyway?

            Immigrants. Can you name of one fiscally viable way of moving 20 million people out of the country even if they were in one spot and wanted to go? The only way is to turn off the free stuff for illegals and that isnt going to happen. No politician is going to have people dying outside of hospitals because they were illegal and couldnt pay for healthcare (and you know it only takes a few ). I am against amnesty and illegal aliens in general but at the same time I have to look at the reality of the physics of the situation. We have to live in the real world and not fantasy land.

            And last but not least we have to find a way to combat the democratic politician message of “I give you free stuff”. That is a strong message especially to folks who dont have much and work very hard to get what little they have. That is the majority of the working poor. I am not talking about the 1% of the poor who are the drug dealers, welfare queens and cheats, I am talking about the folks who have fallen on hard times and cant seem to get up or have been on hard times for all their life and for whatever reason things just dont work out. My dad worked all his life but never made more than 10k a year. He had a 3rd grade education becuase he had to drop out of school and work to help support the family (back in 40s you did that sort of thing). I could have easily fallen into that trap if I hadnt joined the military. The only way we can get past that message IMO is to provide opportunities. If you have specifics I would like to hear them because I dont have many that is for sure. Not everyone can join the military.

            lets look at what we can do to combat the stereotypes dems throw at republicans to the uneducated and or the young or folks like my mom who dont much attention to politics other than what she sees on Tv.

            PA (I think) just started a voter ID law. Are the republican politicians contacting minorities and saying “You know PA has this voter ID in effect now. We want to make sure you have an ID and are registered to vote. Do you need help? You know you can get free ID at XYZ, do you need help getting there? You voted for Obama? Not an issue, we just want to make sure you can vote”
            Now most likely that minority will vote democratic but maybe not. And maybe they talk to their neighbors and say “Hey the republicans did this “,
            Costly yes, but it would do wonders to combat the dem message.
            Do you think republicans were contacting minorities or sending busses through black neighborhoods on election day (or early voting) to make sure people voted. I bet democrats were.
            Did you as a republican offer to take a democrat to the polls so they could vote? I did.
            Next high school kids. Obama message – We want to make sure you get a college education and we are going to loan you money to do it.
            Republican message – “Shop around for an affordable education”
            Which one do you think the poor kid (who BTW their families make up about 50% of the country) is going to listen to?
            Now how about a message like
            “We want to help children go to college and get a job afterward. We want to fund programs that send kids through school to become doctors, nurses, IT guys, engineers, dentists, etc” “What’s that? you want to learn to become a multicultural specialist? How many people do you know can make a living like that? Yes there are some but not many. Look at the number of people who play college football and then go on to become pro football players. HOw many of those that didnt have a viable back up plan?”
            Tell them what you can do to help THEM improve their lot in life. It doesnt have to be “I want to give you stuff” but it can be :”I want to help you succeed”

          • Carl

            You know, I’d like to point out that your proposing “helping” college students in the example above while at the same time furthering a nanny state and stripping their freedoms by suggesting that the government should assist with some types of college education and not others.

            You’re ok with them becoming doctors, but not “multicultural specialsts”? Aren’t you stepping on their freedoms by telling a poor person what they can and cannot study?

            And if they become doctors with federal government assistance (loans. grants, whatever mechanism you choose) should the government tell them they can’t perform abortions? If so, isn’t that taking away freedom as well.

            I think you’re heading down a slippery slope once you put conditions and start restricting freedoms around government assistance.

          • 914

            Like fines for not purchasing health insurance through Obamacare for example? We are already halfway down the hill.

          • 914

            Like fines for not purchasing health insurance through Obamacare for example? We are already halfway down the hill.

          • retired.military

            Carl

            I am pointing out that we need doctors, nurses, mathematicians, IT specialists, etc. They produce things. We should encourage folks to become things that are needed and are in demand. We shouldnt throw money at the wall and try a splattershot approach. Why pay for someone to learn how to become a frycook when there is not a shortage of them. If you have a need for 5000 frycooks and 100000 doctors why not target money to the specialties that you need.

            What exactly do lawyers produce? Look through the want ads. How many law firms are advertising for lawyers? How many hospitals are advertising for help.

            We have LIMITED RESOURCES and guess what. We are $16T in the hole. If we were healthy financially I would say go ahead and pay for frycooks to go to school. But we arent. We are DEEPLY in debt. It is just like a family who only has $100 a month to spend on food for the month. Do you splurge and go to Red Lobster and then borrow money to eat the rest of the month or do you get the nescessities and make the dollar do as much good as possible.

            There are studies that show the most worthless degrees and how many folks go into those occupations. Why pay for someone to go to art school when you are starving and the chances of getting a job as an artist is very small.

            Your proposal is the typical leftist approach. Hey we need to make everyone happy and pay for it. Mine is we can only afford so much.

            If you have 30 students in a college class and the govt gaurentees to pay $1000 per student per class for everyone what do you think the tuition for that class is going to be. Chances are it will be over $1000. Now take away the govt subsidy and how much is tuition for the class. Whatever the market will bear to get 30 students in there. If that class is an art class how many students are going to go on and become artists and make a living at it? maybe 1 out of a 100 if we are lucky. Now do the same for RN classes. How many folks will make a living from being an RN? Out of a 100 I would say probably at least 10 if not more. When you are $16T in debt do you need an RN (bologna sandwiches for supper) or an artist (lobster at red lobster for supper).?

            No one is telling folks what they can and cant study. You are simply stating if you choose to study X than you get no taxpayer money for it. It is still their choice. Doesnt the govt offer incentives for things now? Pell grants to go to school? Same difference. If you dont go to school you dont get the grant. If you dont study XYZ than you dont get the financial aid.

            Doesnt the govt give incentives now for people to do things? IE Ethanol subsidies. THey pay companies to produce it to make it price competitive dont they?
            My proposal is to pay only for specific targetted classes in fields that need as a country. Art 101 would not be one of them. Hardcore math, science, medical. IT. THings like that. Humanities, PE, and art are nice to have but I dont think the govt should pay for it at all. If I am getting a degree in Network engineering why do I need an art class and psycology classes?

            You say “slippery slope when you start restricting freedoms around govt assist” Yet isnt that what the govt does now? Can you buy beer with food stamps? Dont you have to pass your college classes to continue to get student Aid? Arent these restrictions as well Carl? How about subsidies for hybrid cars? Is that the govt just encouraging certain behaviors?

            As to your loaded abortion question. Abortion is the law of the land. Even if ROE V Wade were overturned it would still be legal in most states in some form or another. Why dont dems ever tell people that? I am opposed to abortion and dont think my tax money should go to pay it. Nor do I think doctors and nurses who are morally opposed to it should have to perform them.

            Is abortion ever okay? I would have to say only in the case of when the baby would definitely die no matter what (my understanding is a tubal pregnancy).

            You say what about rape or incest? It is extremely difficult to say to a woman who have suffered these that you have to carry the baby to term. And I stated above the abortion option will always be open to them just maybe not as open as it is now

            If they asked my opinion I would say that 2 wrongs dont make a right. If they felt they couldnt raise the baby there is always the adoption option. My wife (prior to our being married) was raped by a black man and became pregnant. She kept the baby and we were married when the baby was about 6 months old. I love my daughter and have never thought of her any different than my son. So yes I do know at least some of the difficulties that women face in situations like that. The fact is though that very few women become pregnant as a result of rape.

            Nor do I think partial birth abortions are ever justified (yet Obama does). Nor infanticide when a baby survives an abortion (yet Obama does).

            Look at abortion statistics. % wise who gets the most abortions? Minorities. What was one of the goals of Margeret Sanger? Keep the numbers of minorities down. You dont ever hear the dems talking about that either.

            If you want to talk about a slippery slope talk about going further than $16T in debit.

            As I said before $16T in debt at 2% interest = $360B a year in interest payments.

            How long will interest rates stay at 2%. (aski those folks with adjustable morgages).

            $16T at 10% interest = $1.6 T in interest payments a year. That is $1.3T added on to a deficit of $1.3T we already have this year. And under Carter interest rates hit 20%.

          • Carl

            You know, I’d like to point out that your proposing “helping” college students in the example above while at the same time furthering a nanny state and stripping their freedoms by suggesting that the government should assist with some types of college education and not others.

            You’re ok with them becoming doctors, but not “multicultural specialsts”? Aren’t you stepping on their freedoms by telling a poor person what they can and cannot study?

            And if they become doctors with federal government assistance (loans. grants, whatever mechanism you choose) should the government tell them they can’t perform abortions? If so, isn’t that taking away freedom as well.

            I think you’re heading down a slippery slope once you put conditions and start restricting freedoms around government assistance.

          • Brucehenry

            You are a wise and good man, RM. I’m dead serious.

            Best comments you ever wrote here. Don’t agree with every word, you understand, but no one can say you don’t show both common sense and a WWJD attitude.

          • retired.military

            Thank you Bruce.

          • Brucehenry

            You are a wise and good man, RM. I’m dead serious.

            Best comments you ever wrote here. Don’t agree with every word, you understand, but no one can say you don’t show both common sense and a WWJD attitude.

          • retired.military

            Mr Huston

            As you say I am free to read or not read your entries. I consider myself here as a guest of Kevin. As for leftists being the enemy of the country, I agree that some are and are to the point where stretching a few necks would not be out of line. However, I would say the majority are not. Simply because someone disagrees with what you feel to be correct politically does not normally make them enemies of you or the country. Last time I checked it is their country as well.
            I disagree with a lot the left stands for. Abortion, gay marriage, open borders, playing the race card for everything, etc. However, I will use my mother as an example here again. Lifelong democrat. Against abortion, against gay marriage and against open borders. Doesnt follow politics simply votes straight democrat time after time. This year she voted for Romney because I spoke to her about it.

            I storngly feel that the republicans will be out of power for the most part until the republican hierarchy realizes that candidates like McCain and Romney are not going to get reelected. That to the democrat politicians reaching across the aisle means republicans sacrificing their values.

            But republicans have to try to get their message across to the American idol watchers, the 18 year old tweeters and facebookers and folks who watch Honey boo boo. THeir votes count just as much as mine and there is a whole lot more of them than there are me. Until the republican establishment can do this, the dems have an open market for those votes. The dems have Jay Z ( I know he is a rapper and that is about it) and the republicans clint eastwood. Now I like Clint a lot but he doesnt speak to young voters.

            See I agree with a lot of what you say politically. But simply calling the “left” enemies isnt the answer IMO (You have yours). We have to find a way to get past the college professors (and for the most part high school teachers). The way to do that is through the parents of those kids not by throwing stones at the parents of them.

            The MSM is a problem and is a big one. It however is dying out.
            In 4 years, you will probably have half the newspapers today that you did and how many people under the age of 25 read a newspaper anyway?

            Immigrants. Can you name of one fiscally viable way of moving 20 million people out of the country even if they were in one spot and wanted to go? The only way is to turn off the free stuff for illegals and that isnt going to happen. No politician is going to have people dying outside of hospitals because they were illegal and couldnt pay for healthcare (and you know it only takes a few ). I am against amnesty and illegal aliens in general but at the same time I have to look at the reality of the physics of the situation. We have to live in the real world and not fantasy land.

            And last but not least we have to find a way to combat the democratic politician message of “I give you free stuff”. That is a strong message especially to folks who dont have much and work very hard to get what little they have. That is the majority of the working poor. I am not talking about the 1% of the poor who are the drug dealers, welfare queens and cheats, I am talking about the folks who have fallen on hard times and cant seem to get up or have been on hard times for all their life and for whatever reason things just dont work out. My dad worked all his life but never made more than 10k a year. He had a 3rd grade education becuase he had to drop out of school and work to help support the family (back in 40s you did that sort of thing). I could have easily fallen into that trap if I hadnt joined the military. The only way we can get past that message IMO is to provide opportunities. If you have specifics I would like to hear them because I dont have many that is for sure. Not everyone can join the military.

            lets look at what we can do to combat the stereotypes dems throw at republicans to the uneducated and or the young or folks like my mom who dont much attention to politics other than what she sees on Tv.

            PA (I think) just started a voter ID law. Are the republican politicians contacting minorities and saying “You know PA has this voter ID in effect now. We want to make sure you have an ID and are registered to vote. Do you need help? You know you can get free ID at XYZ, do you need help getting there? You voted for Obama? Not an issue, we just want to make sure you can vote”
            Now most likely that minority will vote democratic but maybe not. And maybe they talk to their neighbors and say “Hey the republicans did this “,
            Costly yes, but it would do wonders to combat the dem message.
            Do you think republicans were contacting minorities or sending busses through black neighborhoods on election day (or early voting) to make sure people voted. I bet democrats were.
            Did you as a republican offer to take a democrat to the polls so they could vote? I did.
            Next high school kids. Obama message – We want to make sure you get a college education and we are going to loan you money to do it.
            Republican message – “Shop around for an affordable education”
            Which one do you think the poor kid (who BTW their families make up about 50% of the country) is going to listen to?
            Now how about a message like
            “We want to help children go to college and get a job afterward. We want to fund programs that send kids through school to become doctors, nurses, IT guys, engineers, dentists, etc” “What’s that? you want to learn to become a multicultural specialist? How many people do you know can make a living like that? Yes there are some but not many. Look at the number of people who play college football and then go on to become pro football players. HOw many of those that didnt have a viable back up plan?”
            Tell them what you can do to help THEM improve their lot in life. It doesnt have to be “I want to give you stuff” but it can be :”I want to help you succeed”

          • ackwired

            Mr. Huston, I believe that I have pointed out to you previously that I am a libertarian. Your insistence upon calling me a leftist indicates that you just don’t care and find it easier to refer to anyone with whom you disagree as a leftist. I would ask that you expend the mental energy necessary to reconsider that position.

        • herddog505

          retired.militaryAs for Ackwired I have found him to be decent on the boards and generally pretty civil.

          I agree.

      • retired.military

        Mr Huston
        A lot of folks on the left do believe in God. Most people dont mix their religion and their politics. My mother is a devout Catholic and democrat. if I asked her about Obama and abortion she would most likely say she doesnt know anything about his abortion stance. There is a lot of folks who live in those bubbles.
        As for Ackwired I have found him to be decent on the boards and generally pretty civil.
        This is not the first time that you have clumped folks into groups either. I well remember your column on govt civil service workers.
        May I suggest that you look within on your statements and maybe you will see that some are probably beyond the scale. In addition, making a statement about others belief in God implies that you care about a belief in God. Yet you make a statement like you did above. If you do care so much about God would He approve of the statement you just made. And yes I am also one who has made statements which He would disagree with as well. I recognize that fact. do you?

      • Commander_Chico

        God obviously wanted Obama to win, right, Warner? It is His will.

        OT, too bad about Petraeus; da pussy brings down another good man.

    • warnertoddhuston

      I always love it when leftists pretend for public consumption that they believe in God. It’s so amusing.

  • ackwired

    I am holding you and your fellow hurricane victims in the light. May your ordeal not last much longer, and may God Bless all of you.

  • davidt

    Probably an act, in competition with his current political opponent, weeping John Boehner.

  • Par4Course

    I’m only sorry he wasn’t weeping on Tuesday night.

  • Commander_Chico

    Aside from not having Rubio as VP in the presidential race, the Republicans shot themselves in the foot by nominating Tea Party clowns like Akin and Mourdock and forsaking rocks of the party like Richard Lugar.

    I was also glad to see that stooge Joe Walsh get beaten by Tammy Duckworth.

    • herddog505

      Absolutely. After all, nominating rocks of the party like Bob Dole and John “Yosemite Sam” McCain has worked out so well for us in the past.

      Say… Is Newt Gingich a “rock” of the GOP? How about Jim DeMint? Or are our “rocks” by definition a pack of squishes and go-along-to-get-along types that are acceptable to liberals?

      By the way, why is it that, when a GOP candidate says something stupid, he’s a clown or, worse, “divisive” or “extreme” but when a democrat candidate says something stupid (“voting is the best revenge”, “we have to pass it to see what’s in it”, etc.) they are statesmen?

      • Commander_Chico

        Look they lost the Senate with jokes like Christine O’Donnell, Sharon Angle, Akin and Mourdock.

        • herddog505

          Weird, isn’t it? The GOP can lose the Senate with people like that, but the democrats can win with people like Babs Boxer, Uncle Choo-choo, The Swimmer, Sheets Byrd, and our own absentee senator “Where’s Waldo?” Kay Hagen.

          The power of agitprop, I suppose.

          • retired.military

            You left out voting for folks like Jesse Jackson Jr (plea deal), Marion Barry after he was convicted on crack and cocaine charges, cold cash Jefferson, Cynthia McKinney, Mr Facebook nude photos, and self proclaimed socialist Benny Sanders.

      • Commander_Chico

        Look they lost the Senate with jokes like Christine O’Donnell, Sharon Angle, Akin and Mourdock.

    • http://opinion.ak4mc.us/ Scribe of Slog (McGehee)

      …rocks of the party like Richard Lugar.

      Which party was Lugar a rock of?

      • Commander_Chico

        The Sane and Knowledgeable Party. He knew his foreign policy.

      • Commander_Chico

        The Sane and Knowledgeable Party. He knew his foreign policy.

        • http://opinion.ak4mc.us/ Scribe of Slog (McGehee)

          He obviously didn’t care enough about that party to help it hold that seat in the Senate. He’s no better than Arlen Specter.

          • Commander_Chico

            Mourdock was not a member of the Sane and Knowledgable Party.

          • http://opinion.ak4mc.us/ Scribe of Slog (McGehee)

            Oh, I see. You’re describing a political system — and a Sen. Lugar — that exist only inside your own head.

    • http://opinion.ak4mc.us/ Scribe of Slog (McGehee)

      …rocks of the party like Richard Lugar.

      Which party was Lugar a rock of?

  • sabbahillel

    Actually he probably was given the report on Florida vote stealing (google Saint Lucie county Florida) and realized that it could still unravel. I expect that he will still get the next four years even if it is proven that enough states had enough honest votes for Romney to win. After all noone wants to admit that voter fraud takes place.

    It is interesting that the UN “observers” who thought that they would be protecting Obama actually saw enough to realize how dishonest his campaign was.

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