Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Obama the Cowboy

I know this isn't an original thought- but it's what's in my head.

If George Bush would have flown Air Force One 1,000 some feet over Manhattan to get a picture of the Commander-in-Chief's plane by the Statue of Liberty- we'd NEVER hear the end of it.

We're actually supposed to believe that Barack Obama had no idea where Air Force One was yesterday- that nobody in The White House knew they were doing this?

But this is the most intelligent team we've had in the White House since the Kennedy years- right?


Cool Gal said...

I'm still in shock. The images of people running and screaming over something as stupid as the White House wanting a picture of Air Force One flying over the Statue of Liberty is an outcry.

Obama and all the rest of his "puppets" are the biggest bunch of dumbases I've ever seen.

I really don't think the guy is very smart(Obviously since he can't think on his feet as evident from the teleprompter "gaff" yesterday. Didn't that "stupid" Sarah Palin give her speech at the RNC without a teleprompter? Wasn't working. Got screwed-up...whatever. Now who looks like the stupid one). I think he lacks common sense, too!

And, NO, I don't believe he didn't know where his airplane was yesterday. Do they think were that stupid?

Love to know how much it cost! Is this really what we are paying for? Sheesh...

Scarlet O'Kara said...

I am just so angry about this...

Princess Freckles said...

How irresponsible of him! Disgusting.

Goose said...

"I have more than enough on my plate already."

"The buck stops with me."

Yeah, right, we all believe you...

The man who had to have his Blackberry in the White House, can't figure out how to use Photoshop. Probably cost more than $1M to pull off this stunt with the AF1 and fighter jet wingman. Unreal.

Jim said...

Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday morning he has advised his family to avoid "confined places" such as aircraft, subways and classrooms because of the swine flu risk.CNN Story LinkThat sounds like good advice, but what about your money-losing, expensive, tax-subsidized trains? Should we avoid those, too? Yes? So only avoid public transportation when there's swine flu, but when there are unscreened illegal aliens full of tuberculosis and the general population full of colds, normal flu, and whatever else, it's a good idea?

I also love the "don't close the border because it's already here" logic from BO and others. Why close the door after the horses are out? Hmm, how about closing the door after two out of ten horses are out? If it turns out to be a non-event, you've closed the border for a few days/weeks, big deal. If it's actually a pandemic and Americans start dropping like flies, maybe it wouldn't have been such a bad idea to prevent more cases from arriving. Contain what's here as best you can, but also try to stop/slow the inflow of new cases.

There might be better reasons for not closing the border (like we can't control it anyway, so "closing" it might encourage more people to come illegally and it's easier to screen/treat people for the flu when they go through the normal ports of entry), or worse reasons (like they don't want to offend Mexico even if it saves American lives), but the provided "why bother when it's already here" excuse is pretty weak. Why plug the hole in our raft when there's already water in it?

Another reason not to close the border or worry too much is maybe this is a giant ball of hype. In that case, however, public officials shouldn't be saying things like stay off of public transportation if all you do is get sick for a few days like any old flu (that kills tens of thousands of people a year without much notice/panic). The "wash your hands" and "cover your mouth" advice is valid year-round.

It sounds like the spin-meisters are already working to correct ol' Joe's big mouth by saying "he meant" that you should stay off public transportation if you're sick. Of course, that's not what he said, but they'll spin it how they like anyway.