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Huckabee Isn’t the Only One Who’d Like to Know

In Civil Lefts, Weekly Rant on 03/03/2011 at 18:44

As soon as Mike Huckabee is finished wiping the egg off his face, maybe we can get down to the questions all Americans should be asking their presidents.

“Where do you come from?” “How did you do in school?” “Have you ever been addicted to drugs?”

Huckabee’s statement this week that Obama grew up in Kenya was a potentially disastrous political faux pas, but otherwise much of what he said was perfectly reasonable; he asked questions any American should ask of anyone who aspires to the U.S. presidency. Unfortunately no one in the media asked these questions before he was elected.

“I would love to know more,” Huckabee told radio host Steve Malzberg. “What I know is troubling enough.”

It is remarkable that Huckabee would allow himself to be drawn into such hazardous waters for a potential presidential contender, especially since the left-wing media brands anyone who dares question Obama’s past as a wacko, but the former governor did draw attention to the proverbial $64 question.

The number one googled question in respect to the 44th President of the United States is: “Was Barack Obama born in the United States?” Even many who believe that Obama is a natural-born US citizen wonder what is so mysterious in the President’s background that would cause him to spend millions keeping his birth, education and health records from the public.

Of course Hillary Clinton did the same, even before she ran for office. And George W. Bush had his secrets in 2000; even after the release of his DUI records some still believed he had a drug problem. Rumors abounded that Bill Clinton spent time in rehab when his half-brother Roger infamously claimed, “Bill has a nose like a Hoover.”

If any these public servants were to apply for a civil service or private sector job with a Fortune 400, they would be obligated to make these records available. No ifs ands or buts, they would not be employed without signing a form allowing their employer complete access to their birth, education and health records. The President of the United States has his finger on the “nuclear football” and the ability to literally destroy the world, yet anyone who has had a minor drug violation cannot own a firearm in most states. Does that make sense?

Huckabee was busily rounding the circuit yesterday doing damage control for his bizarre interview with Malzberg; the former governor has a warm, self-depreciating sense of humor and his explanation came off well.

But should that be the end of it?

Just why is it wrong for Americans to know about their presidents what the government would demand to know about them, were they to seek employment in the public sector? It is a question that should transcend any single presidency.

We ask this question of virtually everyone in whom we place any degree of trust.

Who are you?


O’Reilly-Obama Super Bowl Interview: Yawn

In Disappearing Ink, Harvard Math, Obamarama on 07/02/2011 at 18:29

If we had any doubts about Barack Obama’s determination to exert his will over the American people, whether they like it or not, they vanished in his token interview with Bill O’Reilly last night. Thank God the Green Bay Packers didn’t let me down.

O’Reilly promised a no-holds-barred interview with questions we have not heard before. Maybe, if we wanted to know about Obama’s pick in the Super Bowl game. The fact is we learned absolutely nothing new.

The President is not backing down an inch on Obamacare and he is positive the American people really want it. Which is exactly what he said all summer long when tea parties were marching the streets telling him to get his hands off their pocketbooks. And of course he was also still non compos mentis on the Islamic threat with both the current Egypt situation, as well as Iran.

The rest of the interview was typical Chicago southside homeboy flimflam and nothing more. Apparently O’Reilly is saving a couple of tidbits for tonight’s broadcast but they better be real zingers because last night sucked. I was expecting to hear O’Reilly say, “How about that Elena Kagan?” any minute.

Of course the Left is promoting this as gritty, raw edged stuff—Obama in the Lion’s Den—ha! ha! Which is good fluff for the President’s “I’m a moderate, I’ve always been a moderate” campaign moving into the 2012 election cycle.

In fairness to the Factor host, though, he hardly had time to get his seat warm before Babu was off to the pregame party. The President is masterful at running out the clock on interviews and he did a better job on Bill than I expected.

There is a scary element to all of this. Polls do not reflect widespread public outrage at Obama’s juggernaut-like move to own the U.S. economy. Granted the tea parties gained major traction on health care last summer, but health care is merely one aspect of a multi-pronged attack on our freedoms.

While it may be tempting to chuckle about Michelle Obama’s intrusion into national nutrition, we will shortly be paying more for less at restaurants due to the First Sister’s pressure on the National Restaurant Association to reduce portion sizes in children’s meals.

There is virtually no area of American life that this administration has not attempted to regulate in one-way or another. Can’t you just see the Happy Meals flying off the shelves once McDonald’s replaces French fries with apple slices?

What is perhaps most disturbing after an interview like this is that Republicans on the Hill gave O’Reilly little fodder with which to pin Obama down.

Does anyone in the GOP have the balloons to hold this president’s feet to the fire on the issues, or are we simply going to see more bipartisan BS in coming days?

The mainstream party leadership is petrified at the idea of Sarah Palin gaining steam going into the new year, but so far she is literally the only one in the entire Republican apparatus who is attacking the guy head on.

Obama Hates Us, He Really Hates Us (and Fox News!)

In Obamarama on 29/09/2010 at 00:58

So President Obama was just interviewed in Rolling Stone magazine, that thinning pamphlet for our country’s dwindling supply of pony-tailed pensioners. (AARP skews younger.)
by Greg Gutfeld

When asked about Fox News, this is what our Commander-in-chief had to say.

I think Fox … is part of the tradition that has a very clear, undeniable point of view. It’s a point of view that I disagree with. It’s a point of view that I think is ultimately destructive for the long-term growth of a country that has a vibrant middle class and is competitive in the world. But as an economic enterprise, it’s been wildly successful.

Okay. So, you’re the President of the United States, with both Houses under your control. You also have the most fawning press of any president in the history of the universe. And yet you let FNC get under your skin, because it’s the only network that doesn’t have a thrill up its leg?

Obama is like a sports team who owns the ref, the fans and the field- but refuses to play until the kid in the tenth row stops chewing gum.

So let’s indulge Obama’s fantasy: and imagine if FNC didn’t exist. Yeah, it’s the good old days, when the only media was a liberal one.

Well, Obama would still be in trouble. See, it wasn’t Fox who started the tea parties. It was Rick Santelli – and then America ran with it.

In fact, it would be far worse for Obama if there was no Fox, because then he’d only have the American people to bash. There is no Republican adversary, and without FNC – who’s left? You.
And this is why the Whiner-in-Chief needs us. It provides cover, so Obama can criticize Americans without ever saying “America.” He can just say Fox News instead.

I don’t mind. We’re happy to help.

And if you disagree with me, you’re a racist, homophobic, taurophobe.