Finding the "O" in Contempt

@debrakcarey (19924)
United States
October 10, 2012 8:17pm CST
http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/finding_in_contempt_UBzipClXhMVtHA9XE4prcK/1 Tellingly, he rejected Republican suggestions over the stimulus with a conversation-stopper: “I won.” And his decision to leak the details of how he personally decides who will live and die during drone attacks reeks of madness. The program put him as close to absolute power as a man can get, but instead of humility, he pounds his chest. These are not stray episodes. His politics are intensely psychological and the key to his governing. People who have met with him report that he doesn’t listen or engage in substantive conversations. His ideas are immutable to facts or fresh thinking. “A stubborn worldview” is how one Democrat described it. Romney, in so many ways, embodies Obama’s worst nightmare. His life story explodes Obama’s crude assumptions of the wealthy, which is essentially that behind every great fortune lies a great crime. Romney did build his fortune. Romney also has the nerve to challenge the president’s statist philosophy. By attacking dependency and government power, and promoting individual opportunity and capitalism, Romney might as well be arguing that the world is flat. Even more offensive, the election is close, and the would-be usurper thrashed him one-on-one. This means war. Therein rests the truth of Obama’s disdain. It’s not really personal, it’s business. It is the business of a king clinging to power, for the simplest, most human reason of all. As Mel Brooks said, “It’s good to be the king.” But as so many have said, the emperor has no clothes..... And now Obama, is attempting to embarass Romney using Sesame Street Icon Big Bird as a campaign mascot, implying that Romney thinks doing away with PBSs subsidy will cure the countries economic ills. And ONCE AGAIN the attack backfired, just like the dog on top of the car, just like the accusations of murder, tax cheat and felon. We learned today pollsters will not bother polling in key states because they are so solidly in Romney's camp. Meanwhile PBS tells Obama to take the ad down. And Romney quips; “You have to scratch your head when the president spends the last week talking about saving Big Bird,” The Republican National Committee circulated a memo featuring “Sesame Street” character Count von Count, which counted up Obama’s mentions of Big Bird (8), Elmo (5), Libya (0) and plans to fix the economy (0). You think talking about Big Bird, Elmo, and Oscar the Grouch takes Obama's mind off the Congressional hearings on Bhengazi today?
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@dragon54u (31605)
• United States
11 Oct 12
It's about time someone pulled the plug on PBS. I don't like my money spent to help people make millions. Who gets the revenue from Bill Moyers' DVDs? He does. He uses my money to make millions. Who gets the revenue from the Sesame Street DVDs and merchandise? The billionaires who run the show, that's who. Not me. Not my children. The government forces me to give money to PBS so they can make money and pocket it--not help children or the country, just get rich at my expense. Romney is right, Big Bird doesn't need our money because he's living in a 24K gold nest. I've probably missed the point of your post but PBS gets me so darned mad, and has for years, that mention of it just infuriates me.
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@debrakcarey (19924)
• United States
11 Oct 12
That's fine dragon. I threw in the part about his using Sesame Street because it shows the childishness of this man who thinks he is unbeatable, who admitted he did not prepare for the debate, who treats people as underlings, who throw temper tantrums when he is crossed...he behaves like a spoiled child and not the leader of the free world. Personally, I think he has serious mental issues stemming from his childhood abandonment by his parents. I'm seriously thinking we need a pshychological test as well as DEEP VETTING from now on when someone runs for office.
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@dragon54u (31605)
• United States
11 Oct 12
I've always felt kind of sorry for the man. Rejection all his childhood, shuffled off from one country to the next for the sake of his mom's love life. I'm sure he has a lot of issues, I just wish WE didn't have to suffer for them.
@debrakcarey (19924)
• United States
11 Oct 12
http://www.westernjournalism.com/classmate-obama-told-us-he-was-a-indonesian-prince-or-kenyan-royalty/ A classmate from Hawaii says he told everyone he was an Indonesian prince who would return to rule Indonesia one day. He told a similar story to his fifth grade class about being a Kenyan prince. BTW... http://godfatherpolitics.com/7417/obama-family-foundation-training-jihadis-report/#.UHb3TFnIlq4.twitter His Kenyan cousins and grandmother are working to bring Kenya under complete sharia law. The things you find when you dig. lol
@laglen (19782)
• United States
11 Oct 12
Debra, I think you nailed it. Obama has to fixate on the small stuff because when it comes to the big stuff, economy, foreign policy, he looks like an idiot. So I guess saving Big Bird is his platform which by the way, I can't say it enough, Romney NEVER said to end Sesame Street, just OUR money being snatched from us and given to them. There is absolutely no reason PBS can't make it as a private company. Romney is speaking about the important stuff. This is why he is leading in the polls.
@debrakcarey (19924)
• United States
11 Oct 12
The CEO of PBS makes close to a million dollars. Tax funded, privated individual funding, AND corporate funding. And Obama is sticking UP FOR THEM? I thought I heard his say that at some point you've made enough money?
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
12 Oct 12
hhhmm must be a campaign contributor, they can never make enough
@debrakcarey (19924)
• United States
12 Oct 12
@peavey (16487)
• United States
11 Oct 12
Mitt Romney has a good sense of humor that I wasn't aware of until recently. It certainly helps put things in perspective. ("This is fun, isn't it?") You painted a picture of Obama that's right on. He can't deal with the big things because he can't think past his own nose. It's easier for him to fixate on things that he can jeer at - or try to, anyway.
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@debrakcarey (19924)
• United States
11 Oct 12
Everything he's tried, the dog on top of the car, calling Romney a murderer, a felon, and the attacks on his religion from supporters, has backfired on him. NOW, PBS is telling him to stop using Big Bird. FB is full of crazy pics mocking the campaign's use of Big Bird...the one I liked the most was the Count counting the trillions wasted by Obama.
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@peavey (16487)
• United States
11 Oct 12
I didn't see that one!
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• United States
15 Oct 12
I never thought about the people behind PBS and their programs such as Sesame Street and the like being millionaires. They don't get any money from me anyway. I mean I don't give donations. I didn't know the government supported Sesame Street or PBS. that is a shocker to me. As you know I don't watch much news or politics. It's all Greek to me. I learn most stuff from you Deb. keep em coming. I get educated every time I read one of your posts.
@debrakcarey (19924)
• United States
16 Oct 12
Paul Ryan's budget suggestions say $455 million dollars, which is about 12% of its revenue. The rest comes from private and corporate donations. The CEO of PBS makes about $600,000 to $700,000 a year. If it does loose its government subsidy it is in no danger of going off the air. The liberal pundits are saying it is not enough to balance the budget, but they neglect to tell you this is just the tip of the iceberg in proposed cuts by Ryan. Obama's campaign has made this more than it amounts to because of the emotional factor.
@clrumfelt (5421)
• United States
13 Oct 12
This administration, talking about killing Big Bird while 4 Americans have been ruthlessly murdered in Benghazi, hasn't got a clue about what it means to be a public servant or to govern effectively. With what they have so far discovered about the Benghazi scandal, I don't understand why Congress hasn't impeached Obama already for his ineptitude during the crises and the coverup, because it is scandalous. Instead they are busy throwing the State Department and CIA under the bus for their own failures. (BTW Obama is the boss of both the State Dept. and CIA, so why wasn't he on top of this? He is still responsible.) If anyone in the private sector had his record of performance on the job they would have been fired a long time ago.
@debrakcarey (19924)
• United States
16 Oct 12
The rot and corruption goes deeper than we know. Not just in this administration, but in the previous ones leading up to it from both parties. I believe it began in earnest in Wilson's day.
@flowerchilde (12520)
• United States
11 Oct 12
His campaigning takes his mind off of everything else having to do with the office! Evidenced by his Vegas campaign trip the evening our Libyan ambassador and three other Americans were abused (I heard sexually assaulted! not sure if it's true..) and murdered!!! ThAt I know is true! And it was a planned terrorist affair! And our traitorous liberal media didn't utter a peep did they? I guess I'm assuming they didn't. I could be wrong I suppose..
@debrakcarey (19924)
• United States
11 Oct 12
Arab news sources (last time I checked) said he was raped. Here's a Beck video on the time line of lies. http://www.theblaze.com/stories/beck-walks-through-libya-timeline-and-describes-massive-cover-up-bigger-than-watergate/ And I'm sure you know C-SPAN is covering the Congressional Hearings into the cover up by the administraton. LOTS OF GOOD INFO coming out on just how deep the lies go. Check it out on C-SPAN. And you are correct, even Hillary has been absent the public view since it broke that the Ambassador begged over the course of months for more security and then WHAT WAS THERE was taken from him. He wrote in his diary that he feared for his life. There is NO WAY, no that Congress is probing, that Obama or Clinton can brag on their records.