Obama's daily failure review

Posted by: Barthélemy Barbancourt

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Obama is such a piss poor President that one can do a daily review of new things Obama has fucked up.

President Barack Obama's health care law would let several million middle-class people get nearly free insurance meant for the poor, a twist government number crunchers say they discovered only after the complex bill was signed.

The change would affect early retirees: A married couple could have an annual income of about $64,000 and still get Medicaid, said officials who make long-range cost estimates for the Health and Human Services department.

Up to 3 million more people could qualify for Medicaid in 2014 as a result of the anomaly. That's because, in a major change from today, most of their Social Security benefits would no longer be counted as income for determining eligibility. It might be compared to allowing middle-class people to qualify for food stamps.

Read the article, the administration is admitting that they want as many people as possible on the govt. dole.

Home sales fell 3.8% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.81 million, down from a revised rate of 5 million in April, the National Association of Realtors said Tuesday.

Sales fell more than 6% in the South and were down over 5% in the Midwest. By contrast, sales fell 2.5% in the Northeast and were flat in the West.

(NAR chief economist Lawrence Yun) warned, however, that existing home sales are being held back by "restrictive loan underwriting standards."

I hope no one plans to sell their home for another 10 or 15 years.

The White House bypassed the administration’s own written guidelines for resolving major legal disputes when it overruled the Justice Department’s advice that the president seek congressional approval for U.S. military operations in Libya, according to some legal scholars.

It is also provoking debate among legal scholars, some of whom told NBC News that they were unaware of any recent precedent for the way the White House reached its legal conclusions about Libya. One top former legal adviser to Obama, Dawn Johnsen, called the accounts of the White House's handling of the matter "disturbing." 

"There may be a precedent for this, but I can't think of one," said Robert Chesney, a University of Texas law professor who specializes in national security law. "This is not the way the process is supposed to work." 

Bush asked Congress for approval on Iraq and Afghanistan, regardless of what candidate Obama said. I don't think I'll hold me breath waiting for the left to call Obama a 'war criminal".

CORRECTION: Both Noam Chomsky and Ralph Nader have already called Obama a war criminal. This means that the mainstream left should either dismiss them both as crackpots or agree that Obama is a war criminal.

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written by Woody , June 22, 2011

I'm looking forward to todays post. You should also counter this with a good idea or policy position from one of the GOP candidates that would correct the Presidents "fuck ups". This would be a nice feature for this blog on the drive to 2012.

I'll get the ball rolling with Rep. Bachmanns solution to the Libya situation.


I greatly admire her concern for the loss of civilian life in the NATO bombing I just wonder where this compassion was in 2003 when 10's of thousands of Iraqi citizens were being killed in coalition bombings. I admit this does not offer much of a solution from Rep. Bachmann to fix the Presidents "fuck up" but its the closest thing I could find.

Barthélemy Barbancourt
Killing Obamacare would help
written by Barthélemy Barbancourt , June 22, 2011

It has become obvious that Obamacare is a disaster, so just killing that legislation would help.

As for Libya, I think we kill Quaddafi and split.

written by Woody , June 22, 2011

How can you claim something a disaster that has not come close to being fully implemented yet? I'm with you on the Libya, finish and get out with minimal civilian or military casualties.

written by TomC , June 22, 2011

Obamacare is like Katrina for the whole US. You know it's coming, and you can see it is huge, but you don't bother loading people on the buses and getting them out. Instead you let the buses drown and the disaster continue for years.

written by Woody , June 22, 2011

Huh Tom??

don't be dense, Woodie
written by Elmer , June 22, 2011

Tom's simile is quite good. A storm is approaching, a lot of people are sitting around waiting for leadership to do something, a lot of politicians seem to be standing around in stunned silence, a lot of the residents are confident that a magic government solution will appear. And there are hundreds of entitled people still bitching six years later that "Nobody rebuilded ma house". Oh, yeah, the house is a metaphor for current healthcare.

Barthélemy Barbancourt
"We'll have to pass the bill to see what's in it"
written by Barthélemy Barbancourt , June 22, 2011

Pelosi was right, the Dems had no fucking clue what was in that bastard and the more we learn the worse it gets.

Businesses and the Public know that Obamacare is going to be bad. They already had their insurance go up and in some cases outlawed. Now it's a wait to see what other shit is in there that will fuck up people.

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