By Jeff Danziger

Sequester Day

February 24, 2013 8:21 pm Category: Cartoon 51 Comments A+ / A-
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  • CPAinNewYork

    Good cartoon. We are led by donkeys but we lack the elephant’s memory.

    • metrognome3830

      Elephant’s memories are greatly overrated.

      • CPAinNewYork

        You’re familiar with elephants are you?

        • metrognome3830

          I don’t remember.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/HFYZP2APYPP7H6PWS2ZDQRWFEQ Hillbilly

        Especially when it comes to Republican elephants.

  • http://www.facebook.com/gary.graves.18062 Gary Graves

    Yes John Henry it has been way from the start, Lincoln freed the slaves from the Conservative party of the southern states, the party of money.

  • ObozoMustGo

    And now…. The REAL Cartoon of the Day!

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    Have a nice day!

    Sen. Barack Obama’s Floor Speech, March 20, 2006 — “The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. Government can’t pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies. … Increasing America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that “the buck stops here.” Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.”

    • metrognome3830

      Well, well, nearly a decade and a half of inept governance and you can still blame Obama for everything that’s wrong. Admit it, OMG, you need Obama. Who will you blame once he is out of office? Are you hoping for another Democratic win so you can continue to blame the Democrats. Glad to see you haven’t become discouraged, my friend.

      • ObozoMustGo

        Hey Metro! How was your weekend? Mine was too busy. In response to your post, I will say the following:

        Obozo is not totally to blame for where we are today. However, he is the face of the problem and, in truth, IS the problem wrapped up into a single person on steroids. In other words, the out of control spending, the lies, the unconstitutional acts of our government against the liberties of the people, the growing imperialism of the Executive branch, etc. etc. have not started with Obozo. But he’s the champion of them. And as such, is deserving of America’s ire.

        The root of this evil emboddied in Obozo is what is called “progressivism”. That is the real threat to America. In the Woodrow Wilson era, they called themselves socialists until they realized that label was non-starter with Americans. So they changed the label, not the philosopy. I’ve always wondered what exactly it was that they were “progressing” toward. Still can’t get a good answer to that. And by the way, Metro, for 100 years we have had many progressives in the DemonRAT AND Republican parties.

        One other point on the Danziger cartoon: This is the cartoon today precisely because of Bob Woodward’s article over the weekend in which he proves 100% that the Sequester was Obozo’s idea, and that Obozo bald-faced lied to American when he said it was Republican idea. This, and the leftist freak media, now realing from the truth being exposed, is nothing more than a way for the Obozo apologists to start a new narrative about how it doesn’t matter that Obozo lied. It’s not a big deal. They all voted for it. To steal a phrase from Cankles Clinton, what difference, at this point, does it make that Obozo lied to America (yet again) when everyone approved of the Sequester? You see, that is the message they are playing on MSLSD and the rest of the leftist freak media today.

        One of the biggest problems of the left is their complete abdication of any integrity. They will make themselves into abject fools in defense of the defenseless. There is no low that is too low for them that they will finally say “no, we cannot defend that” and then to criticize the figurehead of their progressive ideology. Instead, what do we get? A flooding of the airwaves of distractions, excuses, and “so whats”.

        Anyway, I hope you are well, Metro.

        Have a great day!

        “Individual actions, individual dreams, are not sufficient. We must unite in collective action, build collective institutions and organizations.” ~ Barrack Hussein Obozo in a 1995 interview with a leftist Chicago journal

        • adriancrutch

          AH! YEAH! IT WAS OBAMA’S IDEA TO GET CONGRESS TO MOVE A YEAR AGO! NOW IT’S TIME AGAIN! THE HOUSE AIN’T GETTING THE ENTITLEMENT CUTS! SCREW THEM RICH DONOR MIDDLEMEN!

        • RobertCHastings

          If it weren’t for Progressives,like Wilson, FDR, Lyndon Johnson, JFK, Theodore Roosevelt, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, just where do YOU think this country would be? Wilson and FDR got us through two World Wars that we HAD to fight, both men dying under the strain of the office of the President, having given their country everything they could. While it is apparent that from Jimmy Carter on you have little or no use for ANY president who is a Progressive, try to look back to the time before FDR and put yourself in the place of the average working man. Everything that has improved for you and for me since 1929 is the result of the honest efforts of Progressives, not reactionaries like McCarthy, Goldwater, Reagan. One thing can be said for Reagan, and that is that, after reducing taxes on the wealthy, he had the good sense to realize he had reduced them too much, and raised taxes several times during his presidency. Believe it or not, the budget was closer to being balanced and the debt was practically non-existent PRIOR to Reagan, whose non-wartime military budget is what began to put us in the poorhouse.

          • ObozoMustGo

            Robbie… you have bought the lies over the years. Our problems in America can all be traced to progressives. Every single one.

            > Progressives are those who believe in the primacy of government.
            > They believe in Marxist philosophies of wealth redistribution.
            > They believe in big government.
            > They believe that the economic pie is fixed and that any person who gains does so at the expense of others.
            > They believe in Marxist economic theory reborn and relabled as Keynesian economics.
            > They believe that government can be the solution to all social problems.
            >They believe that mankind can be perfected through government social policy. This is what they mean by “progressive”.
            > They don’t believe in individual sovereignty, liberty, fiscal responsibility, free market economics, or private property.
            > They don’t believe that mankind has natural rights that are God-given, but instead believe rights come from government. Like the right to life or the right to self defense.

            These are just basic things I have put together in 2 minutes. There are many more.

            The fact is that “progressivism” requires coercion of individuals into behavior patterns approved by the state. Progressivism requires individuals to subjugate themselves to the “collective good”. These so-called “progressive” beliefs and ideology are 100% antithetical to the principles of freedom and liberty upon which America was founded. Progressivism is just another word for tyranny.

            While you can romanticize the gains of the “average working man” all you want, there is no basis in reality that America’s growth has more to do with government policy than it does with the benefits of free markets where individuals, free to pursue their dreams, come up with the infinite number of ways in which to serve the interests of others. It is freedom from government tyranny that drives economic development, not government oversight and wealth redistribution. You live in a fantasy if you think otherwise.

            Have a nice day, Robbie!

            “Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else.” — Frederic Bastiat, French economist (1801-1850)

          • RobertCHastings

            So, you came up with these right off the top of your head? Amazing what a little brainwashing can bring out. Keynsian economics is not IN THE LEAST akin to Marxism, and Progressives do NOT believe in big inefficient government any more than Republicans do. The Progressive movement, as personified in the person of Gov. LaFollette of Wisconsin, envisioned a government that met the needs of all of its citizens, while leaving the individuual the personal freedom to make his own choices and assume his own responsibility, “They don’t believe that mankind has natural rights …”? Is that what you believe? Who do you think wrote the Declaration of Independence, a bunch of conservatives who didn’t want to break from the British king? Thomas Jefferson, et al, may not have gone by the title of “Progressive”, but they represent one of the most progressive things that has happened in the history of the world, and that is the birth of this nation. Perhaps you should read it, apparently you have forgotten what it says and who wrote it.

          • RobertCHastings

            And once again, the quote you choose from Frederic Bastiat clearly demonstrates that you have no earthly idea of what you are saying. Look him up, even in something as mundane as Wikipedia, and you can in a short space of time and a minor expenditure of energy get the gist of what his views were. Your quote, apparently taken out of context, makes him sound like an anarchist, which he definitely was not.

          • ObozoMustGo

            Robbie, the quote from Bastiat absolutely has NOTHING to do with, nor does it even insinuate, that he or I are anarchists. There you go again. Putting words in people’s mouths that don’t exist. But that’s typical leftist freak. Assuming the worst of what someone else thinks or believes because they do not agree with you. After all, in leftist freak world, anyone that disagrees with you about big government MUST be an anarchist. Simply not true. Not about me, nor about Bastiat. BTW… I am impressed that you even went to Wiki to look him up. Nice work!

            Below is one of my favorite quotes of his. It precisely sums up you, and the leftist freak propensity to be disingenous in their tactics. Even then, he figured it out. How true it is. How true it is.

            Have a nice day!

            “Socialism, like the ancient ideas from which it springs, confuses the distinction between government and society. As a result of this, every time we object to a thing being done by government, the socialists conclude that we object to its being done at all. We disapprove of state education. Then the socialists say that we are opposed to any education. We object to a state religion. Then the socialists say that we want no religion at all. We object to a state-enforced equality. Then they say that we are against equality. And so on, and so on. It is as if the socialists were to accuse us of not wanting persons to eat because we do not want the state to raise grain.”

            ― Frédéric Bastiat, The Law

          • RobertCHastings

            Your claims regarding Progressives and their lack of respect for the rights of individuals is, at best, disingenuous. The two WORST assaults on individual freedoms in the history of our country have beenThe Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798 which, for the brief time on their existence, greatly stifled the rights of free speech, especially in print. This wasJohn Adams’ claim to fame,making him possibly the MOST conservative of the signers of the Declaration. It also made him the precursor of the sponsor of the second most dangerous piece of legislation for the rights of individuals in this country, The Patriot Act, signed into law by another conservative, George W. Bush. Both of these CONSERVATIVES have done more than the entire panoply of Progressives to restrict and suppress the Constitutional rights of individuals. That is history, that is fact, and that is not something I dug up on the Internet. I certainly hope you haven’t already forgotten about The Patriot Act, since it was your darling W that signed it into law. However, John Adams may be a little obscure for you, even though, as a signer of the Declaration of Independence and the second president of the United States, his name should be familiar.

          • ObozoMustGo

            Robbie… there you go again. How do you know I suuported/did not support the Patriot Act? Yes, the very one that Obozo has reauthorized? There you go again, again… Complaining about Bush for one thing while ignoring the same thing, only worse, in Obozo. Just what the hell do you call the NDAA? Has the issue of indefinite detention of Americans IN AMERICA without due process been a non-issue for you? You bitch about bush putting water on a terrorists face, but it’s OK for Obozo The King to have a Kill List that he, and only he, can determine and send drones to kill those very same people that you did not like having water in their faces. Water in the face bad, death by drones OK. That is the way you see it, don’t you? Hmmm….

            And John Adams and the Aliens and Seditions Acts? Really? That was bad law no doubt, but it was used by BOTH the Federalists and the Democratic-Republicans against one another. So it’s not really something that proves your point, now is it? Adams and Bush were the worst assaults on individual freedoms? You are really grasping at straws now. Perhaps you seem to forget about that little WWII thing with FDR rounding up Japanese Americans, confiscating their property, and putting them into detention camps against their will? Yeah, right. Sure, sure. Nothing to see here. Move along. Move along. Hmmm…

            And what the hell do you call Obozocare FORCING Americans to purchase a private product and service or pay fines that esacalate annually? That’s not an infringement on individual freedom? What the hell is it, then?

            Just finishing my taxes for 2012. More than 40% of every dollar I earn… that is 40% of my time and labor, are being confiscated by all levels of government. There are many that are paying over 50% of their time and labor. At what point is having forced confiscation of my earnings, the fruits of my time and labor, not a restriction on my freedom? At what point does it earily begin to resemble slavery in a different disguise? Where do high taxes and wealth transfer payments get the most support, Dems or Repubs? So who is it that eroding my freedoms? The progressives. That’s who. I don’t here you bitching about that. In fact, you are a supporter of that.

            I smell the burning pot of rancid hypocrisy with you, Robbie. Common amongst the leftist freak set.

            Have a nice day!

            “But how is this legal plunder to be identified? Quite simply. See if the law takes from some persons what belongs to them and gives it to other persons to whom it does not belong. See if the law benefits one citizen at the expense of another by doing what the citizen himself cannot do without committing a crime.” ― Frédéric Bastiat, The Law

        • WhutHeSaid

          You really are one of the biggest idiots to post at National Memo. The United States wouldn’t exist without progressives. The very formation of the US was a progressive experiment, and everything that you enjoy in modern life (with the possible exception of your sister) owes it’s existence to a progressive thinker.

          Most humans outside of your trailer park like to make ‘progress’. Ever notice the similarity between ‘progress’ and ‘progressive’? Just wondering.

          • ObozoMustGo

            what’s up whut, you racist pig? I’d ask how it was that you could be so stupid as to believe that lables of political ideologies don’t change over time, but then again, we already know how stupid you are… and that’s EXTREMELY stupid.

            I keep reading your posts and think to myself that you’ve hit rock bottom. And in the very next post, I learn that not only have you hit rock bottom, but you’ve started to dig again reaching new levels of foolishness. I think the only person on The Memo that’s more stupid than you is Fern Woodfork, and that’s saying something!!! Calling her dumb as a rock is an insult to rocks. You are in her category.

            Our founders were not progressive in the modern sense. “Progressive” in the modern sense means “collectivism”, or more adequately expressed, socialism. That is 100% in direct opposition to the principles of individual freedom, individual sovereignty, liberty, free market economics, and very limited government. To say that they are the same is the statement of a complete fool. That’s you, you racist pig.

            Remain oblivious, and have a nice day, you racist pig!

            “The difference between being stupid and being a fool: A stupid person at least has an idea about their own inadequacies. The fool is oblivious to them, and is more inclined to believe their own fantasies and lies as truth.” – ObozoMustGo

          • WhutHeSaid

            The fact that you are a drooling bigot is ample evidence of your stupidity. If you were any dumber you might forget to breathe.

            Progressive doesn’t mean ‘collective’ or ‘socialist’. See, let me explain something to you: The reason that we have different words is because we want to be able to express different things. If we need to express one thing we only need one word to do it. Progressive, collectivist and socialist all have distinctly different meanings. Since I doubt that you are capable of understanding any of them, I won’t waste my time explaining them to you. Suffice it to say that you are simply wrong (as usual).

            This country was formed by progressives. Progressives continue to make advances despite the furious opposition of the less evolved humans among us who have still managed to remember how to breathe. These knuckle-dragging throwbacks to earlier stages of human evolution know how useless they are in the modern world (just barely able to grasp the concept), and thus they fear that any advance may finally leave them totally out of the ‘evolutionary loop’. What they don’t realize is that they are already out of the loop, and the rest of the human race is just waiting for them to die off.

            You may squeal and snivel all you like, but you and your sordid kind are destined to fade into history, soon becoming no more than a curiosity to read about in history books or perhaps view at the local museum as the Homo Bigotus Assholius exhibit.

          • WhutHeSaid

            When dealing with drooling bigots (such as you), stupidity is expected. In your case, however, it’s surprising that you’ve somehow managed to remember how to breathe.

            Allow me to explain something to you: The reason we have different words is to impart different meanings. Progressive, collective and socialist all have their own meanings. Naturally you don’t understand any of the meanings, so to you the terms are interchangeable.

            It’s understandable that throwbacks to earlier human evolution (such a you) fear progress, because any given advance could mean that they now find themselves out of the ‘evolutionary loop’ (so to speak). What they (and you) don’t realize is that you are already out of the loop, and the rest of humanity is just waiting for you knuckle-draggers to die off. No matter how much you whine, snivel and squeal, the day will soon come when you and your kind are mere curiosities to read about in a history book, or perhaps to view at the local museum as part of the Homo Bigotus Assholius exhibit.

            So squeal all you want — I don’t mind. And don’t go away angry — just go away knowing that Obama has made you obsolete.

          • ObozoMustGo

            what’s up whut, you racist pig?

            What does “progress” mean? Obozo seems to agree with me on the definition. What’s yours, you racist pig?

            Have a nice day, you racist pig!

            “Individual actions, individual dreams, are not sufficient. We must unite in collective action, build collective institutions and organizations.” ~ Barrack Hussein Obozo in a 1995 interview with a leftist Chicago journal

          • WhutHeSaid

            Because you are a drooling bigot, it’s only natural that you should be confused. Since the vast majority of your limited intellect is preoccupied with the effort required to remember to breathe, you have little left to spend on word definitions.

            It’s rather unlikely that you and Obama agree on the definition of any word. It’s far more likely that Obama understands the meaning of ‘progress’ while you more or less stumble upon the same meaning by accident.

            Frothing racists like you are usually more reactionary than conservative — even if you don’t really understand the meaning of either term (since you must commit most of your effort to remembering to breathe).

            I won’t waste my time attempting to explain the meaning of ‘progress’ to you: suffice it to say that it’s not a part of your past or future, and therefore you shouldn’t waste your time worrying about it. You have enough to do trying to remember to breathe and pondering the virtues of soap. If you can conquer those two subjects you will exceed all expectations for you.

          • ObozoMustGo

            what’s up whut, you racist pig?

            I did not expect you to answer. Each of the 2 questions I have asked you, you have avoided answering because you know to do would prove me right, and you wrong. SHOCKER!!!! NOT!!!! You are a small minded little moron with nothing but a chip on your shoulder about race. Funny how a idiot like you can claim to be “progressive” when all you do is focus on a time long gone past in history when there was actual racial discrimination. There is virtually none today. Skin color doesn’t matter to the rest of the world, just race hustlers and racist pigs like you.

            Have a nice day, you racist pig!!!

            “I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, that’s a storybook, man.” –Joe “Plugs” Biden on Barack Obama

          • WhutHeSaid

            Skin color matters to you, which is why you spend so much time and energy writing ridiculous, shrill, and simpering posts that do nothing but attack Obama. Why do you do this? Because you are a redneck bigot LOSER, of course, and it both infuriates you and causes you great pain that a black man is currently the President of the United States — YOUR LEADER.

            Why does it infuriate you and cause you pain that we have a black President? Because you are a redneck loser, and you wish that somebody was inferior to you so that you could feel better about yourself. Because you were taught that black skin means inferiority, you become angry and frustrated to see that a black man (Obama) has achieved far more than you ever will, and is better than you in every way. Because you want to believe that you aren’t the very bottom of the barrel, you become unhinged when you are forced to see that you ARE, in fact, the very dregs of society. You react to this realization by attacking Obama at every opportunity.

            Nothing is lower on the evolutionary scale than a slobbering, slack-jawed, sister-humping redneck bigot. You are despised and ridiculed throughout the world, and even those living near your trailer park wish a stray SCUD missile would suddenly drop from the sky and clean up your little cesspool by vaporizing you AND your pickup truck. Some people understand that you actually have a useful purpose, either as living warnings to their children about the heartbreaking consequences of humping your sister or as God’s gift to normal people who need somebody to slap around without worrying about hurting REAL people.

            But your heartache will never go away, that is, at least not until you do. Drooling redneck bigots are dying off (because God doesn’t hate us that much), but they just make such an awful racket doing it. Squealing and snorting, stamping their feet, whining, sniveling, crying and flapping out endless lies through their toothless gums.

            When you finally do go to that big trailer park in the sky, Obama will still be here. He’ll still be better than you. He’ll still be more successful than you, and wealthier than you, and more popular than you. And…

            … he’ll be black the WHOLE TIME!!

            (hee-hee)

            Have a nice day!

          • ObozoMustGo

            what’s up whut, you racist pig?

            Still yapping about this fantasy that anyone who disagrees with Obozo must be a racist eh? You just can’t learn, can you? And you’re a liar just like your messiah. If you weren’t such a liar with a race chip on your shoulder, you’d answer my questions:

            1) Who would I vote for, a black conservative or a white progressive?

            2) Define “progress” from your perspective. What does progress look like to you?

            Now you can keep imagining all the things about me you want. It’s your fantasy, make it as big as you wish. But your insistence in playing the racist bigot line is nothing short of glaring view into the vile and empty head of yours that cannot be fixated on anything other than race.

            A racist and a bigot is someone that is biased negatively against another because of their race or culture of which they are a part. You clearly are a racist against white people and a bigot against anyone you think lives in in the south. Presumably, that’s what you mean with your redneck and trailer park comments. This is why you are a racist pig. Odd how that which you are most guilty of is that which you most accuse others of being. Funny how real life experiences with another over a period of time bring out your true nature. Then again, one as stupid, shallow and vapid as you can’t be any more complex than a grape, and are thus easily spotted like a turd against the bottom of a white toilet. (sorry for the insult to the turds)

            Have a nice day, you racist pig!

            “In the first place God made idiots. This was for practice. Then he made WhutHeSaid.” ― Mark Twain, Following the Equator: A Journey Around the World

          • WhutHeSaid

            Oooo … ‘vapid’ — you must have forgotten to breathe for a minute while straining to come up with that one!

            Funny how you like to assert that a person must be guilty of the very things they accuse others of — how does that fit in with your continuous and never-ending barrage of accusations that Obama is a ‘liar’, ‘socialist’, ‘communist’, ‘demagogue’, ‘incompetent’, etc., etc.?

            I can’t say that I possess your expertise in ‘spotting turd[s] against the bottom of a white toilet’ — so I’ll just take your word for that one. Perhaps you have the occasional incident with family members who have wandered off and become lost — I don’t know. The funny thing is that you have no idea what the color of my skin might be or where I might live, so although you obviously chafe with the urge to hurl a racial insult at me, you are just barely intelligent enough to realize that you would look like more of a fool than you already appear by doing so.

            Only a drooling bigot would create a screen name for the sole purpose of disparaging a person who they don’t even know. Your deeply-rooted hate for Obama tells us more about you than about him. A person who personally hates somebody who they don’t know has a character defect the magnitude of which is proportional to the expression(s) of hate. In other words, you have a GLARING character defect as evidenced by your excessive personal hate for a man you don’t even know. What could possibly be the root of that character defect? I know the answer, but feel free to explain it yourself.

    • RobertCHastings

      In 2006, Senator Obama was not the President, nor was he Speaker of the House, in fact nothing more than the junior senator from Illinois. Having been elected in 2004, he had already gained great insight into the workings of the George W. Bush administration which, by 2006, had invested in two costly wars (without plans to pay for them), had enacted the “No Child Left Behind” Act (without enacting any legislation to pay for it), had given an $800B payday to the pharmaceutical industry for a medical program added to Medicare (with no provisions for payment), etc.,etc. Bill Clinton left office in 2000 (really, Jan of 2001)with a budget surplus of $160B. By the time of Bush’s second budget, there was already a$400B budget deficit, which, along with all the other things stated above, more than doubled the national debt by the end of his administration, which really doesn’t even take into account the $800B”stimulus” that bailed out Wall Street (before Obama took office). I would say that while you think your point may be well-taken, you totally MISSED the point. Bush’s wars, stimulus, NCLB program, tax cuts for the wealthy, etc. are STILL serving to drive the budgetary deficit, for none of those have been paid for, yet, and, thanks to the Republicans who refuse to accept responsibility for what they did from 2001 – 2009, they will probably continue to drive the budget deficit for years to come.

      • ObozoMustGo

        Robbie… more demonstration of the fact that you are a habitual crack smoker. I think you cut and paste those lies above from the Obozo campaign propaganda points on Media Matters or some other leftist freak pile of lies. It astounds me how you morons on the left can see the economic and fiscal trouble America is in, and your dumb but not dumb enough to know that Obozo has been running the ship for 4+ years, yet you still do not attribute what is happening around you to the results of what Obozo has been doing. He goes around pi$$ing on everything and you morons think it’s rain that George Bush magically pulled from the sky. You leftist freak, Obozo zombies, are stone cold idiots. There’s not a double digit IQ in the whole lot of you combined.

        You keep saying “____ that was not paid for” meaning just about every single thing Bush did when it’s simply not true. You and I have had this discussion in the past and I have proven to you that you are wrong. Because an appropriation is done OUTSIDE OF THE BUDGET PROCESS does not mean it is not “paid for”, you dummy. That means that you are lying deliberately. You are a liar like your messiah. And you know it.

        Besides, by your standards of claiming that spending that is not authorized in the budget process is “not paid for”, well then every single dime of Obozo’s profligacy in 4+ years IS NOT PAID FOR because the loser piece of sheet has not done a single budget. In fact, the one budget he proposed did NOT get a single vote, not even from a single DemonRAT. NOT ONE VOTE.

        BTW… Obozo voted for TARP so he gets the blame like he deserves. Nevermind that TARP is almost completely paid back. Don’t think I supported it, I did not. But Obozo did support it and in fact was an outspoken supporter during his election cycle.

        You leftist freaks just like to have it both ways. Too bad, you can’t. Below is a quote from Obozo that typifies his lies and deceipt that you so eagerly swallow.

        Have a nice day!

        Sen. Barack Obama’s Floor Speech, March 20, 2006 — “The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. Government can’t pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies. … Increasing America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that “the buck stops here.” Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.”

        • RobertCHastings

          What’s amazing is that you on the far fringe right think this country got where it is right now ENTIRELY after January of 2009. It’s like there is nothing you want to own prior to the date Obama was first inaugurated. In spite of what Glen Beck or Rush Limbaugh have to say, the ills this country faced prior to January of 2009 were NOT the responsibility of Barack Hussein Obama, nor, for that matter,of the Progressives in Congress. Glad to see you keep repeating Obama’s March 2006 Senate floor speech, even though it apparently had no effect on George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz, Mitch McConnell, or any of the other baron robbers who ran the country at that time. But then, I guess you haven’t read that far back in history, or you have caught that part, you know, the part where Obama wasn’t president until January of 2009. Yes, Obama voted for TARP, just like the majority of other senators (note, I said “senators”), however, he wasn’t the president that signed it into law. Do you even know what TARP was, and what purpose it serves? I didn’t think so, for you it’s just another one of Glen Beck’s talking points. In fact, everything you have said above is just some other fringist’s talking points, none of it being anything original of yours, nor based upon any factual research from a reputable source. Once again, you were apparently not listening when your teachers in HS tried to teach you some Critical Thinking skills, so you could differentiate between truth and propaganda. Goebels would have a fine time with you, and the rest of your BFF right wing non-thinkers.

          • ObozoMustGo

            Robbie, you apparently have not read many of my postings over the past year. Clearly, I am no defender of Bush and his profligate spending. But you cannot blame Bush for being a big spender and let Obozo off the hook for it when he has been 2x as bad. The whole reason Obozo hasn’t done a single budget in his tenure is precisely so it gives him the ability to blame Bush and let all you leftist freaks believe his lies. Once he does a budget, he owns the spending. Further, you obviously have comprehension problems in reading what I wrote. There is no segregation between “progressives”, which is an ideology based on Marxist philosophy, and Republicans, which is a party as you know. Like I said, for the past 100 years progressives have existed in BOTH parties. Conservatives have as well, but the tide turned beginning in the 60′s where progressives began the complete takeover of the DemonRAT party and have infiltrated the Republican party even more. Herbert Hoover was a progressive. Bush 1 was a progressive. Bush 2 was a progressive on many issues, and that was his main problem. Our fiscal mess is NOT only Obozo’s fault. But like I said, you cannot criticize the prior president and let the current one off the hook for committing the same generational theft at a rate that is 2x the prior. Further, you leftist freaks love to forget that the DemonRATS controlled Congress since Jan. 2007. THAT little piece of forgetful information absolutely had an effect on spending. Look at the graph below of actual spending deficits under Bush and Obozo. DemonRAT control shows up in the 2008 spending. Also, since Obozo was the guy that signed the continuing resolutions for spending, by your rationale, he owns it even if it wasn’t a formal budget. The other little tidbit you leftist freaks fail to understand is that the so-called “Stimulus” bill of $890 BILLION in Feb. 2009 that Obozo signed became baselined into the annual federal spending as virtually everything in the federal budget is handled. That spending is a major chunk of Obozo’s annual deficits as can easily be seen below in the graphic.

            One more point… I find it hilarious that you cite Obozo’s 2006 floor speech as having no effect on Bush. For Pete’s sake, Robbie, OBOZO’S OWN SPEECH HAS HAD NO EFFECT ON OBOZO!!! Of course, he didn’t really mean what he said when he said it. He was running for the presidency at the time and every word from his fetid pie hole was LIE. Just like it is today. Just like he bald-faced lied about the sequester being the Republican’s idea and which Bob Woodward proved his lies in his piece in the Wash Compost last weekend. I think your making of that statement is more of an indictment on your lack of critical thinking skills than mine, my friend. Typical. Leftist freaks always try to have it both ways, don’t you?

            Have a nice day, Robbie!

            “Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example.” ― Mark Twain, Pudd’nhead Wilson

          • RobertCHastings

            You are a pig’s bung masquerading as calamari. Look up “Progressive” in a Webster’s dictionary or an encyclopedia, or even a philosophy dictionary. Even an idiot like you should be able to understand that “Progressive” and “Marxism” bear no resemblance, one to the other, except, perhaps, in the mind of such an adorer as you of Rush Limbaugh. Get a life and find a brain, although that means a poor monkey would probably have to give his up, and die in transfer.

          • ObozoMustGo

            Robbie… that’s a good insult. I like it. Re “Progessive” definition. I certainly must have hit a nerve with you by linking your ideology to Marx, haven’t I? You probably don’t like it because it’s true. You love Obozo’s class warfare politics as evidenced by this false belief that the “rich don’t pay their fair share” kind of rhetoric. But dude, that’s nothing different than Marx’s “proletariat vs. bourgeois” garbage. It’s the same exact crap. You can’t run from it. You’ve writtenand echoed the same things in your posts to me. There is NO DIFFERENCE. You may not like it, but it’s true. Examine your own beliefs and write them down. Post it, and I will translate them into Marx-speak for you. Then you will see how closely related your thougts are. You will also see how true it is that Obozo resembles much more of Karl Marx than he resumbles of George Washington. Of that, there is no doubt. Obozo believes in collectivism which is just another strain of socialism.

            Havee a nice day!

            “Individual actions, individual dreams, are not sufficient. We must unite in collective action, build collective institutions and organizations.” ~ Barrack Hussein Obozo in a 1995 interview with a leftist Chicago journal

    • RobertCHastings

      “The Federal Budget Deficit is Rapidly Shrinking” is the title of a previous article in this issue of The National Memo. What are your comments on that article, or have you read it? I am sure you will disagree, but please don’t quote someone like Stephen Gutowski or Professor Barber.

      • ObozoMustGo

        Robbie, to say the deficit is shrinking may be true since Repubs took the house 2 years ago and TOOK IT AGAIN in 2012. That means there aren’t any idiots like Piglosi that give Obozo the blank check that he wants. But it doesn’t really matter. To talk only of a “budget deficit” is nothing more than distraction and a misleading narrative to keep us from the real issue:

        GOVERNMENT SPENDING HAS EXPLODED UNDER OBOZO AND THE NATIONAL DEBT IS CORRESPONDINGLY EXPLODING. AND IT IS CONTINUING TO GROW. FURTHER, THE SEQUESTER ISN’T EVEN BUDGET CUTTING. IT’S ONLY A SLIGHT REDUCTION IN THE RATE OF GROWTH. ONLY A MORON THINKS THAT’S A CUT. THEN AGAIN, ALL OF YOU LEFTIST FREAKS ARE MORONS.

        So all this propaganda crap written by the useful idiots of The Memo is nothing more than a religious worship of your messiah Obozo. There is no basis in reality for any of it.

        Have a nice day!

        “A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.” — George Bernard Shaw

        • WhutHeSaid

          Liar.

          Barack Obama holds the record for the lowest rate of growth in federal spending among all Presidents in the last 30 years. In fact, ALL Republican Presidents increased federal spending faster than ALL Democrats.

          Republicans (and drooling bigots like you) always CLAIM to be fiscally responsible, but history proves that Republicans are the kings of runaway federal spending. They just have a habit of lying about it.

          • ObozoMustGo

            what’s up whut, you racist pig?

            Dude, you really are a crack smoker, aren’t you? That or you are just really THAT stupid. Or both. Me bet is BOTH!

            Now let’s see. Obozo comes into office. Debt at just over $10 TRILLION. Obozo passes so-called “stimulus package” for $887 BILLION in Feb. 2009 and that is baselined into his annual spending. Of course he adds more spending on top of that and has annual deficits from 2009 to 2012 of $1.4T, $1.3T, $1.3T, and $1.3T, respectively. The largest deficit under Bush was $465B. Obozo TRIPLED the profligacy of Bush. A hard feat to accomplish, no doubt. But when it comes to spending, Obozo is the king.

            Those are the numbers. The numbers are the facts. Look at the graphic for visual proof. For you to conclude anything else indicates how absolutely STUPID you are. What an idiot!!!

            Remain oblivious, and have a nice day, you racist pig!

            “The difference between being stupid and being a fool: A stupid person at least has an idea about their own inadequacies. The fool is oblivious to them, and is more inclined to believe their own fantasies and lies as truth.” – ObozoMustGo

          • WhutHeSaid

            Liar!

            FY 2009 started under George Bush’s watch — do you dispute it? That’s OCTOBER 2008. That’s when the federal fiscal year for 2009 started, and Barack Obama wasn’t in office until a full 4 months later. Hell, he wasn’t even elected yet when that budget started.

            The 2009 deficit was a whopper, and it was created by Bush’s financial policy disasters. Only a lying bigot would even TRY to blame Obama for the 2008 economic collapse. Everyone knows that this was Bush’s mess — EVERYONE.

            But that’s only part of the story. Since taking office, Obama has lowered the deficit steadily as follows:

            2010: $1.3 trillion
            2011: $1.3 trillion
            2012: $1.0 trillion
            2013: $0.9 trillion

            And all of this progress was made during a period of weak economic growth no less. And who was responsible for the weak economy? You guessed it — the last Republican President.

            Remember the last Democratic President? Yes, that’s right, Bill Clinton left the country with a federal SURPLUS. Bush pissed that away in short order, and then the federal deficit climbed and climbed until the economic collapse of 2008 almost wrecked the entire world economy. Clinton gave Bush a booming economy and surplus, and Bush turned it into an economic fiasco and ballooning deficit.

            Are you seeing a pattern here? Every time a Republican gets in the White House we get an economic mess and an increase in the federal deficit. Forbes did a interesting story on all of the Presidents over the last 30 years and their respective increases in federal spending. ALL Republicans increased the federal budget at a faster rate than ALL Democrats. Don’t like that fact? Too bad — it’s part of history. Visit Forbes and read it for yourself if you dare.

            Lying bigots like you hate it, but Obama has a LOWER rate of federal spending growth than ALL Presidents in the last 30 years — it’s a historical fact. President Clinton was the next lowest. Ronald Reagan comes in dead last — he was the all-time king of runaway federal spending increases. Bush II ALMOST beat Reagan for the all-time spending increase champ — almost.

            Lie all you want, drooling bigot — it’s a matter of public record and history.

          • ObozoMustGo

            what’s up whut, you racist pig?

            Dude, you are a crack smoker. No question about it. Only an idiot like you can think that the addition of $6 TRILLION in debt under Obozo’s watch is a reduction in spending. And only and idiot like you can say something like Obozo’s $890 BILLION so-called “stimulus” did not add $890 BILLION to the deficit. Only a stone-cold moron like you does not understand that the so-called “stimulus” has become baselined into annual spending ON TOP of already existing budget deficits.

            You see, numbers never lie and liars use numbers, and damned liars use statistics. And that is exactly what you are doing. By focusing on the fact that Obozo started with a $1.5 TRILLION deficit in yr. 1 and the fact that it would be nearly impossible to increase that number year after year (though if anyone can do it, Obozo can), because the following years’ deficits are lower than $1.5 TRILLION, that this is somehow a good thing.

            ONLY AN ABSOLUTE SLACK-JAWED IDIOT ACTUALLY BELIEVES SUCH PROPAGANDA. You know you’re lying and decieving, but continue doing it with some fantasy in mind that you’re influencing someone else. Only people that are as stupid as you can be influenced by your stupidity. Any rational thinking person knows how full of sheet you are.

            Corrections are in order for your decieved and clouded pea brain:

            1) Reagan’s spending went up WITH DemonRAT Tip O’Neill. And it was entirely related to the fact that the Reagan tax cuts resulting in a BOOMING economy that grew at 5% to 7% year over year. This of course is going to result in a flood of revenues into the Treasury. Only an idiot like you does not recognize this. Unfortunately, Reagan believed the liar Tip O’Neill when he promised future spending cuts of $3 for every dollar in revenue increase. And just like Obozo’s outright lies, O’Neill’s outright lies never came to fruition.

            2) The housing bubble was 100% engineered by government. And it was Slick Willie that did it through the Community Reinvestment Act and the authority over banks to force them into lending to people that could not afford loans in the first place. Remember the term “Red Lining”? Remember the whole government push to increase homeownsership in the mid 90′s? Well, they forced banks to loan in areas that they would not otherwise do. In fact, B. Hussein Obozo repreesented ACORN in the first lawsuit against a bank for “red lining”. Betcha didn’t know that did you, you moron. Banks were resistent, so politicians agreed to have the taxpayers take on the risk through Fannie & Freddie. Greenspan did his part by making money lower cost to borrow. New loans that let anyone qualify for much more than they otherwise would have and now we have a bubble. Bush and the Repubs in 2004 and 2005 tried to regulate Fannie & Freddie more tightly. Even Greespan testified in Congress about the looming dangers of the housing bubble in 20004. But the DemonRATS in Congress blocked the attempts. Bush and the Repubs were to feckless and weak to overcome the opposition. Mostly that was Barney Frank and Chris Dodd, both of whom were cozied up to the parties of this debacle. Barney was screwing some dude at Fannie (pun intended) and Dodd was getting sweatheart deals on properties with his buddy Angelo at Countrywide, the mortgage company at the heart of the blow up. Countrywide and others made horrible loans and then sold them off to Fannie and Freddie who guaranteed them, bundled them up, and sold them to Wall Street either directly or through the lenders with government backing. And what does Wall Street do with government “guaranteed” mortgages? They buy them. Lots of them. And that money floods back to the lenders to in turn create more mortgages. Increase supply of easy money into any market will drive prices higher. This is EXACTLY how the bubble was created. It’s 100% the fault of meddling politicians with a social goal that skewed an otherwise very stable market and drove the bubble. Of course there were some bad actors in the private sector as well, but the scenario that allowed them to thrive was driven by government. You can go watch C-SPAN recordings of the hearings yourself on YouTube.

            There, now you have the truth about Reagan and the housing bubble.

            Have a nice day, you racist pig!

            “Socialism, like the ancient ideas from which it springs, confuses the distinction between government and society. As a result of this, every time we object to a thing being done by government, the socialists conclude that we object to its being done at all. We disapprove of state education. Then the socialists say that we are opposed to any education. We object to a state religion. Then the socialists say that we want no religion at all. We object to a state-enforced equality. Then they say that we are against equality. And so on, and so on. It is as if the socialists were to accuse us of not wanting persons to eat because we do not want the state to raise grain.” ― Frédéric Bastiat, The Law

          • WhutHeSaid

            Haha — my how you gyrate when presented with facts! Bigots confronted with truth are more nervous than whores in church.

            If you need to find the seeds of the housing bubble that collapsed in 2007-2008, you need look no further than ex-Democrat, 11-time tax increasing, gun control advocate Ronald Reagan. Yes, the champion of runaway federal spending growth also laid the groundwork for the housing bubble way back in 1982 when he started the whole process of banking deregulation. Ever heard of the Garn–St. Germain Depository Institutions Act? This laid the groundwork for the Savings and Loan crisis of the 1980s, and was also instrumental in relaxing regulations that helped foster some of the shady financial practices that wreaked havoc in the mortgage industry later on. Specifically, this act gave birth to the very Adjustable Rate Mortgage loans that were later used by Countrywide and others in their infamous ‘bait and switch’ transactions.

            I’m not going to try to pretend that the Clinton Administration, Congress and others didn’t bear responsibility in the whole housing collapse debacle — especially the predatory lenders and the so-called ‘shadow banking’ participants. There’s plenty of blame to go around.

            The notable exception here is the President who was in a position to alter the course of the whole mess as the bubble was getting ready to burst: George Bush. Or is it? Where was George? Why, he was blissfully spending trillions on unfunded wars started under false pretenses, handing out tax refunds, and lining the pockets of Halliburton and other defense contractors often directly related to his buddies like Dick ‘The Dick’ Cheney. Otherwise, he was blissfully unaware and unconcerned with mounting signs of pending disaster. But hey, he did manage to duck shoes thrown at him with alacrity!

            But Bush and the GOP TRIED to do something you say, only those horrible Democrats stopped them? Let me remind you that Bush enjoyed a House majority for 6 of his 8 years, and BOTH the Senate and House for 4 of those years. Not only that, but the Republicans controlled Congress during the latter part of the Clinton Administration as well. If anyone was asleep at the wheel while economists were sounding warnings of impending disaster, it was George Bush and the Republicans who were in a position to actually do something about it.

            So you’ve once again failed utterly to lay the blame on the black man. Maybe you’d settle for another Democrat in lieu of any good arguments to blame Obama, but that doesn’t really matter and doesn’t help your original argument. It’s perfectly clear that Republicans always make a mess of the US economy that the Democrats then have to clean up. So trying to associate blame to Obama by attacking other Democrats just doesn’t cut the mustard. I know that it hurts you — being a bigot must be painful. Just remember that you can always stop being a bigot whenever you want, but a black man can’t change his skin, and there’s no real reason he should want to anyway. It’s merely a character defect of yours, nothing more.

          • ObozoMustGo

            what’s up whut, you racist pig? Boy, you are steeped in the Kool-Aid, aren’t you? You’d make Jim Jones proud.

            The plain fact is that the CRA was an Act passed and signed into law by the now 2nd worst president in history, Jimmy “peanut brain” Carter in 1977. That was the law Slick Willie used to give community organizations (read ACORN) standing to sue banks for lending practices referred to as “red lining”. This is 100% accurate.

            The S&L crisis was a crisis of regulation. The problem was that they only deregulated 1/2 of the balance sheet, liabilities, and not the other half, assets. It’s not that they need more regulations, it’s that they needed less regulation on their assets to counterbalance what they were doing with their liabilities. You’re too stupid know what that means, I am sure. Once again, we have government meddling screwing things up. Of course when the politicians screw up, they blame the businessmen and then let the taxpayers pick up the tab for their screw ups.

            The plain fact of the matter is that you believe in government, I believe in freedom. Who the hell is dumb enough, besides you, to believe that some politician or bureaucrat knows more about runnign a business than the owners and managers of those businesses? Who made the bureaucrats the masterminds? And nothing is wrong with a business failing because of bad decisions. But politicians cannot be stopped from their endless efforts to meddle and control that which is not theirs to control.

            Aside from the fact that you have this unjustifiable belief in government, you also are a racist pig and see everything through the prism of skin color. I don’t.

            Have a nice day, you racist pig!

            “The man of system . . . is apt to be very wise in his own conceit; and is often so enamoured with the supposed beauty of his own ideal plan of government, that he cannot suffer the smallest deviation from any part of it. He goes on to establish it completely and in all its parts, without any regard either to the great interests or to the strong prejudices which may oppose it. He seems to imagine that he can arrange the different members of a great society with as much ease as the hand arranges the different pieces upon a chess-board. . . .” —Adam Smith, The Theory of Moral Sentiments, 1759

            “Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.” – C. S. Lewis

          • WhutHeSaid

            Liar — you don’t believe in freedom at all. If there was no government to protect you, then somebody would just come and snatch away all your goodies — and you’d be the first one to squawk and squeal over it.

            Remember one thing, lying bigot: It wasn’t the government making the risky investments that failed during the economic collapse — it was business. And it wasn’t the private sector that bailed out the failing banks — it was government.

            In this country the government IS the people. So what you are saying is that you oppose democracy. Or is it just when the leader of said democracy has black skin?

          • droptheBS

            “If there was no government to protect you, then somebody would just come and snatch away all your goodies” whuthesasid

            Easy to say, impossible to prove. This hypothetical somebody didn’t account for the 305 million guns or that the government doesn’t have them all.

        • RobertCHastings

          Thanks for reading the article I suggested. Apparently you have no more respect for me than I do for you. If you don’t approve of The Memo, then why do you read it, and contribute your balderdash? One could reasonably assume that a reasonable person who spends so much time reading something he has such extreme distaste for might pick up some smidgeon of wisdom, some pearl, some diamond in the rough, some sense of the truths that guide the world, but, that’s what one woould get for assuming.

          • ObozoMustGo

            Robbie, you are correct. It’s hard for me to generate respect for leftist freaks, aka idiots. It is possible, just difficult. As to why I am here??? Why go to places where I agree with everyone? It’s far more fun to be in battle than to be on the sidelines. Besides, what would you leftist freaks do without me or Montanabill and the scant few like us that show up ar0und here to give you all a schooling in common sense and liberty? You may hate me, but I make it fun for you. It’s why you keep responding.

            Have a nice day!

            “If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” ― George Orwell

          • RobertCHastings

            FINALLY, you came up with an appropriate quote!

          • WhutHeSaid

            Respect coming from somebody like you means very little. What you need to do is look around you and see who and what the American public respects — that’s what counts. Why do you think that you and the rest of the Tea Bigots are reviled throughout the country and getting booted from office in droves?

            It’s reality that you have a beef with — not ‘leftists’. We have a black President — that’s reality. Your whole online persona is a knee-jerk reaction to that reality, but it hasn’t changed things one little bit. As long as you don’t mind being the proverbial fart in the wind, by all means keep whining and sniveling. Obama will still be here for the next 4 years regardless, and yes…

            …he’ll be black the WHOLE TIME!!

            (hee-hee)

            Have a nice day!

  • RobertCHastings

    What did I say about the Bastiat quote that ruffled your feathers. I DID NOT say he was an anarchist, I said, essentially, that the quote you cited could very easily be interpreted as coming from an anarchist. Read the quote, which I don’t think you did, and I will be very surprised if you cannot see my point.

    • ObozoMustGo

      Robbie… I always see your points and understand them completely. That’s why I almost always disagree with you.

      Have a nice day!

      “Everyone wants to live at the expense of the state. They forget that the state lives at the expense of everyone.” ― Frédéric Bastiat

  • droptheBS

    “All we can do here is point to the correct figures for how much debt has piled up on Obama’s watch, and note that there is ample blame to go around. When the partisan deceptions on each side are disregarded, the plain fact remains that the debt has increased, for many years, under both Democratic and Republican presidents. And it is currently increasing rapidly, reaching historically high levels, while partisans continue to struggle over what to do about it” – factcheck

    This topic has been talked to death already.

    whuthesaid – The deficits you list by FY for Obama don’t look correct. Those values look more like the added deficits by fiscal year. Can you clarify?

  • droptheBS

    I can never remember which one is which, the ass or the fat ass. Bottom line, “Off with BOTH of their heads!” Thanks for conserving the bullets.

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