BULLY BOY PRESS & CEDRIC'S BIG MIX -- THE KOOL-AID TABLE
CELEBRITY IN CHIEF BARRY O, IN HIS DAVID BECKHAM PANTIES, AIR FORCED ONE INTO THE BAY AREA LAST NIGHT TO GRAB SOME CASH AND HIT THE DOOR. IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN BARRY O'S NATURAL STOMPING GROUNDS.
BUT AS THE SIGNS AND CHANTS MADE CLEAR, IT WASN'T.
"STOP THE WAR, STOP THE DRONES!"
"FOUR MORE WARS!"
AND IF THAT'S HOW IT'S GOING DOWN IN OAKLAND, JUST IMAGINE HOW IT IS IN AREAS THAT AREN'T 95% DEMOCRAT.
REACHED FOR COMMENT, BARRY O STATED, "SCREW THEM! I DON'T NEED THEM! I DON'T NEED ANYONE EXCEPT ME! LOOK AT MY SMILE! I'M SO PRETTY!"
FROM THE TCI WIRE:
As noted this morning, US President Barack Obama decided to grandstand on the Iraq War. His re-election campaign released a ridiculous video featuring Tom Appelbaum (and his wife) talking about the St. Louis veterans parade earlier this year. Appelbaum and Craig Schneider were the organizers of that event -- one which was billed as non-political and non-partisan, one that was fundraised on with the promise that this was about the veterans and not some political stunt. Today Appelbaum turned it into just that whoring for Barack's campaign and the use of footage of that parade in Barack's commercial is offensive. To be clear, they had to fundraise because the Barack Obama administration refused to stage a parade or fund a parade. That's why private citizens had to donate in St. Louis and across the country where such events have been held. Barack was too busy to attend the St. Louis welcome home or any other across the country. But Tom Appelbaum wants to play cheap whore for Barack and take an event that Barack did not attend or contribute to and pretend like Barack Obama was part of it. That lousy whore ad shouldn't pass a fact check but watch the enablers of Barack, as usual, look the other way. In the media, Kevin Lipstak (CNN) was the first to note the ad. He was not the last.
Charlie Spiering (Washington Examiner) notes the use of parade footage in the ad and points out that "President Obama's own Defense Department advised against Iraq victory parades, warning that they were inappropriate as troops were still in Afghanistan." Spiering quotes NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg from last January stating, "The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Dempsey, and Army Secretary McHugh and Army Chief of Staff General Odierno made it clear -- we talked about it -- they do not think a parade is appropriate now."
At the conservative National Review, Mario Loyola argues, "It was President Bush who ended the war in Iraq -- by winning it. For Obama to claim that he ended the war in Iraq by bringing the troops home is as ridiculous as if he claimed credit for ending World War II by bringing troops home from Germany and Japan." While we disagree that Bully Boy Bush won the Iraq War -- the war continues as news out of Iraq makes clear today -- it can be argued that Bush did end the Iraq War. Barack Obama campaigned on all troops out in 16 months and then, to Tom Hayden's joy, 10 months. As soon as he was sworn in, he stated, it was the first thing he would do. Instead, the thing that got most US troops out of Iraq last December was the Status of Forces Agreement that the Bush administration negotiated.
So people voted for a liar named Barack who spent the primaries tearing apart Hillary Clinton and other opponents, waxing on about his 'fabeled judgment' and pretending to be against the Iraq War (he was only against it before it started) while insisting that "change" was needed, that the US needed a new path. And then he's sworn in and he offers America the same withdrawal Bush had negotiated. Where in all of that did Barack do a damn thing?
Julie Pace and Thomas Beaumont (AP) report Barack told the VFW today of Iraq, "When you're commander in chief, you owe the troops a plan." Well then we should all be glad George W. Bush came up with one before he left office since Barack was unable to. (And, no, "we should all be glad George W. Bush came up with one" does not flow easily from my mouth.) The only thing more outrageous than his ridiculous claims is how far so many in the press are willing to go along with him. Thankfully not all.
Jake Tapper (ABC News) probably captures the unfettered ego out of the Oval Office best with "President Obama Praises Self for Ending War in Iraq on Bloodiest Day of the Year in That Country." At the conservative News Busters, Scott Whitlock notes Iraq's bloodshed received two sentences on NBC's Today ("Today marks the single bloodiest day in Iraq so far this year, as nationwide attacks have killed at least 89 people. The wave of violence comes just days after al Qaeda issued a warning that it is regrouping.") as did ABC's Good Morning America, while CBS' This Morning ignored the Iraq attacks completely. Whitlock writes:
A 2005 study by the Media Research Center found that (under a Republican president) the networks were eager to report bad news relating to Iraq:
Network coverage has been overwhelmingly pessimistic. More than half of all stories (848, or 61%) focused on negative topics or presented a pessimistic analysis of the situation, four times as many as featured U.S. or Iraqi achievements or offered an optimistic assessment (just 211 stories, or 15%).
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