Thursday, December 31, 2009


Like an old shoe with holes in its soul [intended], Obama and his ilk have worn out the "Blame Bush" excuse. However, that will not prevent him from using it again and again to preserve his ego. But, as Vice President Cheney said, Obama is “trying to pretend we are not at war” with terrorists, and that “[W]e are at war and when President Obama pretends we aren’t, it makes us less safe”. This blame stuff is getting serious when it comes to the security of our country.

Now Obama and his staff are seriously taking time to investigate whether Bush had similar security breakdowns, so Bush will look worse than man-child Obama. In Obama's eleven months, eleven days, five hours and 52 minutes, has this man ever looked presidential? He's still campaigning, still pontificating, still lying, still campaigning, still golfing, still tele-prompting before the camera, still campaigning, still Bush bashing, and still apoligizing for America.

Rather than taking steps to secure our safety, Obama is more interested in one-upping, making nice with our enemies, collecting self-promoting awards, selling un-wanted government run health care, and promoting his image with staged interviews and a slobbering news media.

The Washington Prowler write an excellent piece about this self promoting man in American Spectator:

The Politics of Incompetence
by The Prowler, December 31, 2009

On December 26, two days after Nigerian Omar Abdulmutallab allegedly attempted to use underwear packed with plastic explosives to blow up the Amsterdam-to-Detroit flight he was on, and as it became clear internally that the Administration had suffered perhaps its most embarrassing failure in the area of national security, senior Obama White House aides, including chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, David Axelrod and new White House counsel Robert Bauer, ordered staff to begin researching similar breakdowns -- if any -- from the Bush Administration.

"The idea was that we'd show that the Bush Administration had had far worse missteps than we ever could," says a staffer in the counsel's office. "We were told that classified material involving anything related to al Qaeda operating in Yemen or Nigeria was fair game and that we'd declassify it if necessary."

The White House, according to the source, is in full defensive spin mode. Other administration sources also say a flurry of memos were generated on December 26th, 27th, and 28th, which developed talking points about how Obama's decision to effectively shut down the Homeland Security Council (it was merged earlier this year into the National Security Council, run by National Security Adviser James Jones) had nothing to do with what Obama called a "catastrophic" failure on Christmas Day.

"This White House doesn't view the Northwest [Airlines] failure as one of national security, it's a political issue," says the White House source. "That's why Axelrod and Emanuel are driving the issue."

Axelrod, who has no foreign policy or national security experience beyond occasionally consulting with liberal or progressive candidates running for political office in foreign countries, has been actively participating in national security briefings from the beginning of the administration. He has also sat in on Obama's "war council" meetings, providing Obama with suggestions in both venues based on what he knows about polling and public opinion data, say several White House sources.

"[Axelrod] isn't sitting in the meetings telling the President, 'Do this because the polling shows that,'" says one source. "But we know that in less public settings, or on paper, David does provide guidance to the President that gives him added context to the recommendations and information our foreign policy and national security teams give him."

Axelrod's presence in the meetings has raised some eyebrows, as previous political advisers in the White House have typically not participated in such meetings. Bush Administration sources, for example, say that political adviser Karl Rove was not present at national security meetings.