The President gave another Speech, Yada, yada, yada

I found it interesting that President Obama stated he could not stand idly by and do nothing as thousands of innocent civilians were being slaughtered in Libya.

I guess what I find the most interesting was that as the Senator from Illinois , Obama voted against the Iraq War.   I am really just getting sick and tired of all the speeches coming from this President and the magnitude and scope of all his double standards.

Seems to me,  he and the Liberal Media are all on the very same wave length of denial in the face of reality.  In fact,  most if not all Liberals in this Country seem to follow the very same pattern.

I was for some unknown reason watching Wolf Blitzer over at cnn and heard him say that he considered himself an expert on the Middle East and that if someone had told him a few months ago what was going to be happening over there he never would have believed it possible, hmm? ………… maybe he and his fellow journalists should be watching Glenn Beck.

Fox News and Glenn Beck have been warning of this scenario for months now and have been criticized by the Left and the Liberal Media the whole time.

That old double standard has become tiring for the majority of US Americans and it is time for the Left to take ownership of their errors and failures.  I am guessing if they did own up to the Truth it would keep them quite busy well into the next Century.



28 responses to “The President gave another Speech, Yada, yada, yada

  1. Good Morning America….yada,yada,yada……. :D

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  3. AP‘s ’Fact Check‘ Hammers Obama’s Speech

    WASHINGTON (AP) — There may be less than meets the eye to President Barack Obama’s statements Monday night that NATO is taking over from the U.S. in Libya and that U.S. action is limited to defending people under attack there by Moammar Gadhafi’s forces.

    In transferring command and control to NATO, the U.S. is turning the reins over to an organization dominated by the U.S., both militarily and politically. In essence, the U.S. runs the show that is taking over running the show.

    And the rapid advance of rebels in recent days strongly suggests they are not merely benefiting from military aid in a defensive crouch, but rather using the multinational force in some fashion — coordinated or not — to advance an offensive.

    Here is a look at some of Obama’s assertions in his address to the nation Monday, and how they compare with the facts:

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    OBAMA: “Our most effective alliance, NATO, has taken command of the enforcement of the arms embargo and no-fly zone. … Going forward, the lead in enforcing the no-fly zone and protecting civilians on the ground will transition to our allies and partners, and I am fully confident that our coalition will keep the pressure on Gadhafi’s remaining forces. In that effort, the United States will play a supporting role.”

    THE FACTS: As by far the pre-eminent player in NATO, and a nation historically reluctant to put its forces under operational foreign command, the United States will not be taking a back seat in the campaign even as its profile diminishes for public consumption.
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    NATO partners are bringing more into the fight. But the same “unique capabilities” that made the U.S. the inevitable leader out of the gate will continue to be in demand. They include a range of attack aircraft, refueling tankers that can keep aircraft airborne for lengthy periods, surveillance aircraft that can detect when Libyans even try to get a plane airborne, and, as Obama said, planes loaded with electronic gear that can gather intelligence or jam enemy communications and radars.

    The United States supplies 22 percent of NATO’s budget, almost as much as the next largest contributors — Britain and France — combined. A Canadian three-star general was selected to be in charge of all NATO operations in Libya. His boss, the commander of NATO’s Allied Joint Force Command Naples, is an American admiral, and the admiral’s boss is the supreme allied commander Europe, a post always held by an American.

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    OBAMA: “Our military mission is narrowly focused on saving lives.”

    THE FACTS: Even as the U.S. steps back as the nominal leader, reduces some assets and fires a declining number of cruise missiles, the scope of the mission appears to be expanding and the end game remains unclear.

    Despite insistences that the operation is only to protect civilians, the airstrikes now are undeniably helping the rebels to advance. U.S. officials acknowledge that the effect of air attacks on Gadhafi’s forces — and on the supply and communications links that support them — is useful if not crucial to the rebels. “Clearly they‘re achieving a benefit from the actions that we’re taking,” Navy Vice Adm. William Gortney, staff director for the Joint Chiefs, said Monday.

    The Pentagon has been turning to air power of a kind more useful than high-flying bombers in engaging Libyan ground forces. So far these have included low-flying Air Force AC-130 and A-10 attack aircraft, and the Pentagon is considering adding armed drones and helicopters.

    Obama said “we continue to pursue the broader goal of a Libya that belongs not to a dictator, but to its people,” but spoke of achieving that through diplomacy and political pressure, not force of U.S. arms.

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    OBAMA: Seeking to justify military intervention, the president said the U.S. has “an important strategic interest in preventing Gadhafi from overrunning those who oppose him. A massacre would have driven thousands of additional refugees across Libya’s borders, putting enormous strains on the peaceful – yet fragile – transitions in Egypt and Tunisia.” He added: “I am convinced that a failure to act in Libya would have carried a far greater price for America.”

    THE FACTS: Obama did not wait to make that case to Congress, despite his past statements that presidents should get congressional authorization before taking the country to war, absent a threat to the nation that cannot wait.

    “The president does not have the power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation,” he told The Boston Globe in 2007 in his presidential campaign. “History has shown us time and again … that military action is most successful when it is authorized and supported by the legislative branch.”

    Obama’s defense secretary, Robert Gates, said Sunday that the crisis in Libya “was not a vital national interest to the United States, but it was an interest.”

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    OBAMA: “And tonight, I can report that we have stopped Gadhafi’s deadly advance.”

    THE FACTS: The weeklong international barrage has disabled Libya’s air defenses, communications networks and supply chains. But Gadhafi’s ground forces remain a potent threat to the rebels and civilians, according to U.S. military officials.

    Army Gen. Carter Ham, the top American officer overseeing the mission, told The New York Times on Monday that “the regime still overmatches opposition forces militarily. The regime possesses the capability to roll them back very quickly. Coalition air power is the major reason that has not happened.”

    Only small numbers of Gadhafi’s troops have defected to the opposition, Ham said.

    At the Pentagon, Vice Adm. William Gortney, staff director for the Joint Chiefs, said the rebels are not well organized. “It is not a very robust organization,” he said. “So any gain that they make is tenuous based on that.”

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    OBAMA: “Some nations may be able to turn a blind eye to atrocities in other countries. The United States of America is different. And as president, I refused to wait for the images of slaughter and mass graves before taking action.”

    THE FACTS: Mass violence against civilians has also been escalating elsewhere, without any U.S. military intervention anticipated.

    More than 1 million people have fled the Ivory Coast, where the U.N. says forces loyal to the incumbent leader, Laurent Gbagbo, have used heavy weapons against the population and more than 460 killings have been confirmed of supporters of the internationally recognized president, Alassane Ouattara.

    The Obama administration says Gbagbo and Gadhafi have both lost their legitimacy to rule. But only one is under attack from the U.S.

    Presidents typically pick their fights according to the crisis and circumstances at hand, not any consistent doctrine about when to use force in one place and not another. They have been criticized for doing so — by Obama himself.

    In his pre-presidential book “The Audacity of Hope,” Obama said the U.S. will lack international legitimacy if it intervenes militarily “without a well-articulated strategy that the public supports and the world understands.”

    He questioned: “Why invade Iraq and not North Korea or Burma? Why intervene in Bosnia and not Darfur?”

    Now, such questions are coming at him.

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    Associated Press writers Jim Drinkard and Robert Burns contributed to this report.
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    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/aps-fact-check-hammers-obamas-speech/

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  4. That video clip is a good find, thanks

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  5. If his mouths open he is lying, now that is the gospel truth.

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  6. I saw this piece on the Blaze this morning.
    It’s about time the media has started torquing the screws down on this imbecile.

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  7. Good Morning Everyone!!! I could not watch the teleprompter parrot last night. I ran out of barf bags and didn’t want to mess up my carpet. How anyone can stomach that lying a$$hole illegitimate president anymore is beyond me. I hope he has overstepped his authority in Libya and gets impeached. The sooner that a$$hole is thrown out of office the better off I will sleep. BTW, Donald Trump is pushing the birth certificate issue again. Donald has shown his BC. Now where is yours Odumba? Keep up the pressure Donald. We have got to get this lying fraud out of office. THANK GOD!!! for wireless remote controls!!!!!

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  9. Good afternoon Samiam,

    These words describe Obama to the hilt:

    LIAR
    TRAITOR
    HYPOCRITE
    CRETON
    DICTATOR
    B.S. ARTIST
    A$$WIPE
    SLUG
    SNAKE OIL SALESMAN
    UNWORTHY

    Well, you get me.

    I apologize if my words offend. I’m just so sick of that PIG.

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  10. By the way, great post Samiam, very informative. Obama and his shell games. It is never as he portrays, the SKUNK!

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  11. Hey Tellit, I totally feel you. Fell asleep while he was yakking and darn near ruined another remote control when I threw it across the room.

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  12. bydesign001, That is a nice laundry list on Obama. Let me add a few to it. How about fake phony, fraud, d*ckhead,imbecile, moron, idiot, communist,jackass,dirtbag. God I could just go on forever.

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  13. SAMI, hope you’re feeling well. Big victory for Gadaffi today, rebels on the run. Obombya–wrong again. A Cook County community organizer just don’t cut it when it’s nighttime on the perimeter line.

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  14. Great minds think alike Tellit. Good evening everyone.

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  15. Good Evening my Fellow American Patriots and Friends :D It is time to Rock this House………….. :D

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  16. Yeah, he can’t pick the final four either Bob.
    Last I heard, all his picks are out.

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  17. I am the one that is sorry Tellit. I hate to remove someones post knowing the effort that was put into it. Thank you just the same for trying to bring this to our attention. I have made similar mistakes myself and in one instance was called out on it and forced to remove it. Don’t feel bad, Sh!t happens.

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  18. Get ready America!!! The lies are like top 40 hits. They just keep coming from this whitehouse. The new speech will be called. “Obama’s fantasy collides with reality.” Lets all strap a government subsidized windmill on the tops of our cars. “Yea” That’s the ticket!

    Obama to Speak on Energy Policy

    By LAURA MECKLER

    WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama, under pressure to respond to rising gas prices, will outline Wednesday a series of initiatives to cut the nation’s reliance on foreign oil, including new initiatives to expand oil production, increase the use of natural gas to power vehicles and increase production of ethanol.

    Mr. Obama’s latest attempt to take the initiative on energy policy comes as Republicans in Congress are stepping up criticism of the administration for not allowing more oil and gas drilling in the United States. On Tuesday, House Republicans said they would introduce legislation requiring the administration to sell more offshore leases and to issue drilling permits within a set time frame.

    The political heat over energy policy is rising in tandem with the price of gasoline and diesel fuels at filling stations, in a ritual that has become familiar in Washington since the oil price shocks of the mid-1970s. “We’ve been having this conversation for nearly four decades now,” Mr. Obama said during a March 11 news conference. “Every few years, gas prices go up; politicians pull out the same old political playbook, and then nothing changes.”

    The White House will cast the new effort, a combination of new ideas and previously announced initiatives, as an effort to deal with the nation’s long-term energy challenge, not just the high gas prices of the moment.

    Mr. Obama will put forward an overall goal of reducing oil imports by one third over a decade, with half the reduction from decreasing consumption and half from increasing domestic supply, according to two people briefed by the White House.

    Driving the debate now is consumer grumbling about gasoline prices that are up nearly 15% on average since Feb. 7, according to the Energy Department. In some parts of the country, including southern California, gasoline prices have hit $4 a gallon — the highest levels since the gas price spike of 2008. Worries over rising prices for gasoline, food and other goods contributed to a sharp drop in consumer confidence in the economic outlook, which had been rebounding since the depths of the recession in 2009, the Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers said in a report last week.

    The administration on Tuesday sought to focus attention on oil companies, releasing a report from the Interior Department that said more than two-thirds of the offshore oil leases in the Gulf of Mexico and more than half of onshore leases on federal land are not in use. These leases give companies the right to drill, but are neither producing oil nor under active exploration, the agency said.

    “This report shows millions of acres that have already been leased to industry for oil and gas productions sit idle,” Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said in a statement. Mr. Obama also raised the issue of unused leases in his March news conference, and his 2012 budget plan included an extra fee on oil companies that hold idle leases. That proposal would need congressional approval.

    The plan being announced Wednesday will include “new and better incentives” to rapidly develop these areas, according to one person who was briefed.

    Oil industry representatives say the administration’s complaints about unused leases ignore the reality of the oil exploration business, in which companies scour large areas in order to find the relatively few tracts with oil and gas reserves worth developing.

    Republicans also have complained that the administration has dragged its feet in issuing permits for new domestic production since it formally lifted a deepwater drilling embargo in the Gulf after the BP oil spill.

    “These bills will directly reverse Obama administration actions that have locked-up America’s vast offshore oil and natural gas resources,” Rep. Doc Hastings (R., Wash.), chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, said in a statement accompanying the bills Republicans outlined on Tuesday.

    As part of its effort to reduce oil demand, the administration plans to propose that the nation break ground on four new bio-fuel refineries to produce ethanol in the next two years, according to two people briefed on the plan. It’s not clear what incentives or financing the administration will propose for the bio-fuel initiative. The administration is also expected to back new subsidies for governments or companies to purchase vehicles that run on natural gas for their fleets, they said.

    The administration has previously said it would continue ratcheting up fuel efficiency standards for cars and establish standards for heavy trucks.

    Mr. Obama is expected to reiterate a proposal contained in his State of the Union address that the U.S. adopt a clean energy standard that would require that 80% of electricity be generated from clean energy sources by 2035. The administration has defined “clean energy” as nuclear power, natural gas and clean coal, as well as renewable sources such as wind and solar.

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704471904576231251741448010.html

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  19. Obama’s energy policy, drill baby drill!!! anywhere but the USA. The only reason Obama is upset over high gas prices is that some other entity(The Oil and Gas companies) are f*cking the American consumer/taxpayer besides the government. How dare they compete with the almighty federal government!

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  20. Thanks for understanding Tellit. I appreciate your patience

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  21. The percentage of each past president’s cabinet who had worked in the
    private business sector prior to their appointment to the cabinet. You know
    what the private business sector is???a real-life business, not a government
    job. Here are the percentages.

    T. Roosevelt……….38%

    Taft………………….40%

    Wilson ……………..52%

    Harding……………..49%

    Coolidge………….. 48%

    Hoover ……………..42%

    F. Roosevelt………50%

    Truman……………..50%

    Eisenhower………..57%

    Kennedy……………30%

    Johnson…………….47%

    Nixon………………..53%

    Ford………………….42%

    Carter………………..32%

    Reagan………………56%

    GH Bush…………… 51%

    Clinton ……………..39%

    GW Bush…………….55%

    And the winner is:

    Obama…………… 8%

    This helps to explain the incompetence of this administration: only 8% of
    them have ever worked in private business!

    That’s right! Only eight percent—the least, by far, of the last 19
    presidents! And these people are trying to tell our big corporations how to
    run their business? They know what’s best for GM, Chrysler, Wall Street,
    and you and me?

    How can the president of a major nation and society, the one with the most
    successful economic system in world history, stand and talk about business
    when he’s never worked for one? Or about jobs when he has never really had
    one? And when it’s the same for 92% of his senior staff and closest
    advisers? They’ve spent most of their time in academia, government and/or
    non-profit jobs or as “community organizers.” They should have been in an
    employment line.

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  22. More good economic news!

    Inflation worries push consumer confidence lower

    Rising prices at the gas pump and in grocery aisles are starting to crimp shoppers’ outlook.

    The Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence Index fell sharply from a three-year high in February, reversing five straight months of improvement.

    The decline raises questions about Americans’ ability and willingness to spend in coming months.

    The index fell more than expected to 63.4 from a revised 72.0 in February. Economists expected 65.4, according to FactSet.

    The drop was the steepest since the 10.1-point plunge from January 2010 to February 2010, when the U.S. stock market was hammered by worries about Greece’s national debt.

    “Rising food and gasoline prices are starting to take their toll on the consumer psyche, and Japan’s triple calamity — earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster — has been very unsettling,” said Chris Christopher Jr., senior principal economist at HIS Global Insight.

    The index measures how Americans feel about business conditions, the job market and the next six months.

    It has hovered in a tight range from the high 50s to low 60s over the past year, far below the 90 that indicates a healthy economy. The index hasn’t approached that level since the recession began in December 2007.

    A housing slump that isn’t over and won’t be for a while isn’t helping.

    Home prices are falling in most major U.S. cities, and the average prices in four of them are at their lowest in 11 years, according to Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller report released Tuesday. On Friday, the Commerce Department said new-home sales plunged in February, the third month in a row.

    The falling Consumer Confidence Index is in line with Gallup Poll’s weekly surveys, which have registered a slide in confidence since mid-February.

    Economists monitor confidence because consumer spending, including big-ticket items such as housing and health care, accounts for about 70 percent of U.S. economic activity and is critical for a strong rebound.

    “Consumers’ inflation expectations rose significantly in March and their income expectations soured, a combination that will likely impact spending decisions,” Lynn Franco, director of The Conference Board Consumer Research Center, said in a statement.

    Signs of financial strain emerged Monday in February’s consumer spending report, which showed that most of the 0.7 percent jump in spending went to cover higher gas prices.

    The government’s February jobs report, released this month, showed companies added more workers in February than in any month in almost a year. Unemployment fell to 8.9 percent, the lowest in almost two years.

    But higher oil prices, violence in the Middle East and North Africa and Japan’s nuclear crisis could frighten U.S. companies out of taking any risks, says Mark Vitner, a senior economist with Wells Fargo.

    As for consumer spending, analysts say March has been uneven after strong holiday spending continued into January and February.

    Rising prices are showing up in several noticeable ways.

    The national average for a gallon of gas hit $3.584 Monday, the highest ever for this time of year, according to AAA, Wright Express and the Oil Price Information Service. Gasoline prices have jumped 25.1 cents in the past month and 78.1 cents from a year ago.

    Food prices are expected to increase 3 to 4 percent on average this year, with the steepest increases in dairy, meat and coffee. Clothing retailers are also raising prices as they face soaring costs for labor in China and raw materials like cotton.

    The Conference Board survey, conducted by The Nielsen Co., is based on a random survey mailed to 3,000 households March 1-March 16.

    Consumer reactions to overseas events like the Japanese earthquake are typically short-lived, Franco said. The quake hit Japan on March 11, five days before the end date of the survey.

    Often, consumers’ reactions to big calamities aren’t rational.

    U.S. Airways Group Inc., which doesn’t even fly to Asia, reported bookings were fell than 20 percent on the Friday of the earthquake and stayed there over the next few days. That business has already mostly bounced back.

    What really affects confidence more is “what’s happening in the home front,” says Franco. Higher prices for necessities are “daily, constant reminders to consumers,” she added. “There is a sort of diminished sense of purchasing power.”

    Read more at the Washington Examiner: http://washingtonexaminer.com/news/nation/2011/03/inflation-worries-push-consumer-confidence-lower#ixzz1I2quKYK8

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  23. That is it for me tonight Tellit, good night to all…….. ;)

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