Ah, yes! Another day, another round of finger-pointing and blame-gaming by the White House.

CBS’ Mark Knoller has the scoop:

When in doubt, repeat speech it out! Pivot!

Oh dear. Take a look in the ideological mirror, cupcake.


Most transparent administration evah!

Knoller once again does the job that few in the media will do: He holds President Obama accountable for his own words and actions. Knoller tweeted a series of flashback quotes that blast the president.


Oh, the halcyon days of innocence.

So there’s that? Some truth for once!!

And a great exit point:

Indeed. What say you, GOP?

  • nc

    BHO is probably at his weakest point since he took office. GOP, strike NOW!

    • Randy Somers

      “Strike” how?

      • nc

        Ask Ted Cruz.

        • Ziv Bnd

          nc, I am afraid that our strikes in the recent past have been about as terrifying as that cute little dog in your avatar screen.

          • nc

            Heh, Ziv, you don’t want to get between my little 6 pound chihuahua and her food bowl at dinner time! (j/k)

          • Ziv Bnd

            LOL, I would be more afraid of irritating a 6 pound chihuahua than of crossing Boehner or the other Repub lap dogs.

    • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

      The GOP are too busy bending over for him.

    • walterc

      Unfortunately, so is the GOP.

      • ObamaFail

        Only the RINO’s. If we had more guys like Ted Cruz they’d be going for the jugular.

        • walterc

          Actually I was referring to McConnell, Boehner, Cantor etc in leadership, and the usual RINOs.

          We need more guys like Cruz, Paul, Lee, and Chaffetz etc.

          • Ziv Bnd

            I agree to some extent, walter, but if we get $5 of spending cuts I would be willing to back a Republican who voted for a $1 of increased revenue. This shouldn’t be a monomaniacal pursuit of negotiating perfection. We will need to give a little, as long as amount that we give is much less painful than what we get in return. And yes I know spending has skyrocketed in the past 13 years, but we have to play the hand we have, and we have one house, they have the Senate and a feckless President.

          • BajaBert

            Ziv: If I’m not mistaken virtually none of those spending cuts in trade for the concessions of “increased revenue” (i.e., tax hikes) from the time of Reagan to the present have ever been realized.

          • Ziv Bnd

            Bert, our spending has been going up like a drunken sailor with someone elses credit card this past 5 years, but the 8 before that wasn’t that great either. I think Pork Busters was on it long before the Tea Party even existed. But what I was trying to say is that we need to give an inch to get a foot, so to speak. We hold just the House and if we say “our way or the highway!” we are going to lose. We can not afford to lose too many more battles.

            If we get a true reduction in spending, we should be ready to give a little to get the job done. Let the dem clowns boast about getting a tax increase as long as it is a small one and the spending cuts are real. None of this “we will increase taxes now and next year we will reduce spending” sort of deals, but if the actual spending gets cut $5, we should throw $1 in increased revenue at the spendy bast***s to seal the deal.

            If we win on points, we can afford to give an inch. Because if we don’t give an inch, we will get our clocks cleaned. Again.

      • AmericanMom

        And the RNC. Their attempts to be democrat-lite are going over like lead balloons with the republican/conservative/independent voting base.

    • TocksNedlog

      Attacking a black guy, eh? What are you, a white Hispanic?

      • therealguyfaux

        Would that be a white black guy he’s attacking?
        “If I had a psychotic brother who would go on a murder spree, he would look like Aaron Alexis”– haven’t heard that one yet.
        Not enough racial solidarity from Super Barry-O. Must be the white half keeping him from talking about it.

      • rabidfox2

        I’m only attaching his white side.

    • cscape

      that’s a mistake, according to Sun Tzu…… When Hitler’s Armies invaded a weak and demoralized Soviet Red Army, it would take less than 2 years for the sleeping giant to turn the tables on them!…. the rest (as they say) is history

  • Randy Somers

    Yet again, neither side sees their own baseless finger-pointing as a problem – what a blessing it would be if people would think and offer a civil and productive idea!

    • Acethepug

      I’d probably lend this more credence if we didn’t have a complicit and corrupt Media that bludgeons Republicans and alternately lies about or simply doesn’t cover the same issues when they involve a Democrat.

      When the Media does nothing but go after the Right (look at how they treated GW Bush) and coddles the Left (Obama, Clinton), I’m more inclined to be harder on the Party getting a free ride for their actions.

    • jetch

      hardly the same. Obama and the dems are proposing more massive debt which is not only unsustainable but is wrecking our economy!! plus, Obama has said he won’t compromise on the raising of the debt ceiling. so, is it really the conservatives job to offer solutions to this problem?
      every time we reach the debt limit, it gets raised and nothing changes except for the amount of debt. so maybe we try something new and not raise it!

      • BenTheGuy

        I love it when they say tthe GOP won’t compromise. If the debt ceiling always gets raised, then compromise would involve not raising it. The Democrats’ idea of compromise is to let them keep doing what they always do. They are the ones who don’t compromise.

    • BenTheGuy

      Give me a break. People, including Obama and the GOP are offering ideas daily. The issue is that one person’s productive idea is antithetical to another person’s. If we all agreed on what was productive, we wouldn’t be having this conversation.

    • Randy Somers

      These comments prove my point:

      The “massive debt” is “wrecking our economy”
      Obama “won’t compromise on the raising of the debt ceiling”
      The Democrats are “getting a free ride for their actions”

      These generalizations use info taken out of context and skew opinions farther from the truth resulting in more partisanship. BTW, the debt would be lower if Congress would consider reasonable proposals and refrain from adding complication by mixing issues in the same bill, dooming them to failure.

  • tops116

    “So Obama says Obama is a failed Leader!”

    Liberals immediately denounce Senator Obama as a racist for calling President Obama a failed leader.

    • Tigerspike

      Or they call him racist names.

    • SideTraKd

      Don’t you know that we’re only supposed to care about fiscal responsibility when a Republican is in the White House..? When a Democrat is in, reigning in spending is the same thing as throwing grandma off the cliff.

      • rabidfox2

        Although we could have used some fiscal responsibility during the Republican control of Congress under Bush. Frankly most of our current politicians are too addicted to free gubm’t money for my taste.

        • SideTraKd

          I agree, but many of the loudest voices so concerned with Bush spending have fallen silent, now that Obama is spending even more.

          • Ronald Green

            Yep, Bush added two trillion to the debt over eight years and Barry has added seven in five years. Two was bad enough but for crying out loud, Seven Trillion in five years and the idiot can’t see that all this new spending hasn’t helped. Well. I guess I should say ‘idiots’ ’cause all them fiscally responsible liberals are oh so silent now that it’s their side screwing it up. In truth many of them want even more spending, it’s insane.

          • SideTraKd

            It’s the same thing they did to George H. W. Bush, in a way. The Democrats pushed and pushed for higher taxes, and when Bush gave in to a few minor tax increases, they complained bitterly about him breaking his “no new taxes” pledge. During the election, you would have thought that the Dems HATED taxes!

            Then, when Clinton won, they immediately passed one of the largest tax increases in history.

            Deception is the primary political tool of the liberal.

    • E Quilibrate

      Fully expect to see that soon.

  • SJ’s Dad

    Has anyone Retweeted Knoller to Cruz yet?
    If not, GET ON IT!!!!

    • WhoMeToo

      Roger That! ~_^

  • http://paulswansen.com paulswansen

    And where are the flashback quotes?

  • aztectrumpet

    “Obama’s smoke and mirrors economy is not a reckless game, its magic!”

    No, it is “magic” Only problem is we can see right through it.

    • mike_in_kosovo

      In his case, the hand is *NOT* quicker than the eye…

  • Stephen L. Hall

    Constitutional Lesson for Mr. Obama:

    1) No Congress can be bound by the acts of a previous Congress. (The same applies to state legislatures.)

    2) Promised future spending is an illegal attempt to bind future Congresses to spend.

    3) All such promises are, de facto, meaningless. No Congress can be so obligated.

    4) Ergo, no “social contracts”, pension funds, or promises of future expenditures are legally binding.

    The only thing which is morally (not legally) binding is to pay the accumulated debts, not the accumulated “liabilities” because such liabilities are unconstitutional obligations of a prior Congress.

    P.S.: All appropriations bills must originate in the House, which is controlled by republicans. It is their Constitutionally mandated duty to restrain overspending by the Executive or by any previous Congress.

  • Mr_Popular

    Will ObamaCare cover cloning? Specifically, cloning of Mark Knoller? We need more of him stat!

  • RightFinShark

    This proves Obama is full of s**t. If someone would beat it out him, he would become transparent.

    • E Quilibrate

      We needed more proof?

  • walterc

    I just don’t get the default argument if we don’t raise the limit. If I max out my credit card, I don’t quit paying my mortgage. I cut my spending in other areas and pay the mortgage, car loan etc. And I don’t ask the bank to double my limit while promising to cut 5 cents a month out of my budget. Twenty minutes and I’ll have the budget balanced, including paying the debt without incurring more. Like my household budget, it will be painful, but we’ll get through it.

    • Christian Collins

      You’re using reason and logic. Anathema to statists and leftists of all parties. (repeated myself, didn’t I)

    • Guest

      . . . you failed to factor in your ‘entitled’ neighbor, who is due their ‘fair share’ from your monthly paycheck, and as you attempt to cut your expenses, their allotment, and your mandated obligation to them, steadily increases.

      • http://www.IKnowbo.com/ Slam1263

        I always factor in the parasites.
        The factor has a name; Louisville Slugger.
        Buy American.

  • dba_vagabond_trader

    Wonder if Mark Knoller received state permission to use those quotes. If not, he will be receiving a harsh phone call from Jay Carney.

  • Ruth

    Even if Mumbles (aka Boehner) wanted to come at the President with his hypocrisy, I doubt if he could get the words out.

    • $24698634

      Maybe after a merlot and a cigarette.

      • TocksNedlog

        And a good cry.

  • Clete Torres

    Senator 0bama approves of president 0bama’s campaigning on debt and budget. After all, Senator 0bama supports president 0bama – because he’s a Democrat.

    • E Quilibrate

      Actually I prefer to think of him as the person who currently occupies
      the office of the president. Can’t get my head around him even acting

  • arttie

    A reckless and feckless president Obama is.

  • ObamaFail

    Obama’s reckless behavior and spending is why we keep having a debt ceiling crisis every time we turn around. For him to blame Republicans for his refusal to allow them to get the budget under control is a sign of weakness on his part. It shows he’s too weak to admit to his own failures. And as Mark Knoller pointed out, in Obama’s own words it shows a failure of leadership on Obama’s part that this keeps happening every year.

    WhoDat or someone will come here and blame the GOP for Obama’s failures, but they have compromised multiple times and let him raise the debt ceiling a few times and raise taxes twice this year alone. We need a balanced budget, and without one we will be hearing about the debt ceiling in another year or so.

  • TocksNedlog

    And WHAT, pray tell, does this mean?
    Well, it means that in 2006 Sen. Obama was lying for the sake of displaying opposition to a Republican administration, that’s all. He never really meant it.

  • BrotherMatthias

    The March 16, 2006, speech by Obama on refusing to raise the debt limit has magically disappeared from YouTube.

    I’d love to see someone find it and post it.

    • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

      Wow, that IS creepy. Not gone, just tagged as “private’ and inaccessible is what I’m seeing. I’ll see what more I can do.

      • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

        Found one!


        Download & share & repost !

        • mschmidt48

          That was an Obama 2011 speech trying to get the debt limit increased further. That’s not the same thing as Obama bashing another administration. It’s just another Obama pep rally for Obama.

          • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

            Whoops! Never mind. Sorry, I was rushing for the door to get my daughter to work.

  • http://tokenwhiteguy.net Token White Guy

    Does anyone else wish we could pluck Senator Obama from 2006 and bring him forward to 2013 so we could see him call President Obama a leadership failure?

  • Acethepug

    Shorter Obama: It’s different when *I* do it.

    Really, that’s all that needs to be said.

    Morals, ethics, intellectual honesty? Not for the Left. Pretty much everything they complained about GW Bush doing has magically and mystically become awesome now that Boss Obama is doing it.

    But for Double Standards, the Left would have no standards at all.

    • Randy Somers

      Replace “Left” & “Obama” with “Uninformed” (which includes both Left & Right) above and you’re onto something.

  • http://paulswansen.com paulswansen

    The tweets were not available on the Twitchy Android app.

  • http://discus.com yourmamatoo

    The flip flop president continues displaying his incompetence.
    I was against it before I was for it. Obama motto.

  • socalcon

    Against it, before he was for it.
    psssh. SSDD.

  • Bemani Dog

    Obama claimed he would “restore our reputation worldwide”. Instead, he’s embarassed our nation on the international stage more often than Jimmy Carter.

    Obama claimed he would run the most transparent administration ever. Instead, his government’s shadows run longer and broader than those cast by Richard Nixon.

    Obama claimed he would fix the economy. Instead, with workforce participation at record lows and full-time employment crashing, he’s got his head stuck deeper in the economic quicksand than Herbert Hoover.

    Obama claimed he would be the great uniter. Instead, no president has been as divisive since James Buchanan. And we all know how that ended.

    He has been historic. And not in the ways he and his sycophants imagine him to be. This is the worst presidency in history. Whoever replaces him will have a huge mess to clean up.

  • jukin

    The question is then, was senator Obama lying or is president Obama lying?

    Trick question, both senator and president Obama are lying.

  • simplebob26

    Psalm 55:21

    • https://www.facebook.com/pages/Captain-Americas-Wife/162958907243936 Captain America’s Wife

      Thank you. I just looked it up, then posted it on Facebook.

  • CrashFroelich

    Is there any height of conceit or obliviousness higher than Obama displaying his abject ignorance in front of real leaders who will be too polite to laugh or catcall?

  • WisconsinPatriot

    Official GOP response: Duh, doh um yeah well.
    Errrr,*sigh* dee dee dee, look…..*clearing throat* HA!
    And then there’s,yes. To conclude,oop-ack-thpth!
    Good Day!

  • rodomontade

    Per the last tweet, doesn’t Knoller say he got this stuff from Boehner’s press secretary??

  • GirlRaisedInTheSouth

    The GOP won’t use the Senator’s own quotes as talking points against the President’s stance today because…. RACIST!!!!!

  • TheLibertyDefender

    So if the debt is a “hidden domestic enemy”, and Obama is now trying to raise the debt limit, isn’t he aiding and abetting the enemy? Isn’t that treason?

  • txglenda

    Karl Rove is still telling GOP “leadership” how to roll. He/they represent the LOSING,ballooning,corrupt federals in DC. They (across party lines) get rich, their campaign donors get richer, and Kstreet welcomes them to continue the cycle of ruining small business and the middle class. Any politician, PAC, corporation–including the non-conservative FOX news; that listens to or fronts Rove, et al–are NOT for we, the people. Name one exemption, bailout, federal program that has put taxpaying middle class first. None?

    What good will come of voting R instead of D if this cycle of cronyism continues? Leadership is the courage to make the hard decisions of cutting spending, protecting the middle class, enabling job growth, restrict lobbying, term limits, energy independence..protecting and serving America and it’s citizens–First, foremost !

  • D.I.

    It’s the usual for President Unexpected down at Prevarication Station.

  • travis690

    What are the odds that Obama will remember what he said then, and compare it with what he says now?

    Answer: Between slim and none. And slim has already left town.

    For a person who never made his own decisions about where to invest his own money in his lifetime, I want to know what qualifies him, from an economic standpoint, to make decisions about where to invest my money?

    The answer to this is the difference between economics and politics. Economics is describing who gets what; Politics is describing who DECIDES who gets what. And political decisions are always the wrong ones, because the person making the decision is never responsible to whom s/he makes the decision on behalf of.

  • LD

    Where is a commercial from the GOP highlighting President Obama’s own speeches and words on government spending and raising the debt limit? What does Reince Preibus do all day…he certainly isn’t working!!!

    • DrDean

      The post-2012 election GOP is changing it’s name to the “Wannabe-Democrat” party – and they need the money to change all the letterhead and business cards.

  • LD

    Start writing letters and making phone calls. The GOP needs to be rescued from its current leadership before it implodes. Karl Rove really needs to go away…he is becoming part of the problem!

  • Rich K

    All they need to dismiss him is sitting on a nice shiny clean plate thanks to Knoller and still the Stupid Party does nothing.

  • bflat879

    The divider in chief will say anything as long as the sycophant media refuses to call him on it. Just look at what he’s gotten away with the past 3 days. No president, especially one with a free press, could get away with that. Perhaps Putin, with only Pravda and Izvestia, could get away with it, but Obama shouldn’t.

    If you really want to read the truth, subscribe to the British newspapers.

  • bflat879

    The divider in chief will say anything as long as the sycophant media refuses to call him on it. Just look at what he’s gotten away with the past 3 days. No president, especially one with a free press, could get away with that. Perhaps Putin, with only Pravda and Izvestia, could get away with it, but Obama shouldn’t.

    If you really want to read the truth, subscribe to the British newspapers.

  • Bill Gryan

    Somebody’s asking for an audit.

  • Tanker74

    Wow, Knoller reminding Obama of his past bluster. This is a turning point in the Syrian War.

  • http://www.accentrisllc.com/ Dan

    President? We haven’t had a president just a usurping squatter in the WH illegal alien communist dictator want to be.

  • http://www.accentrisllc.com/ Dan

    Indonesian by adoption never became a US citizen and most likely got his college funded by foreign student programs.

  • DrDean

    RE: K. McKinley: “Why is it Mark Knoller that reminds us that O said to raise the debt
    limit is a leadership failure? It should be a GOP talking point.”…

    They’re busy – the GOP “leadership” is in bed with Schumer and Obama pumping out “Immigration Reform”.

    Moving the Republican party to the center-left so they get all them “Latino votes” Chuck *promised* them is a bum-load of work ya know.

  • Michael Rice

    If it was a Republican talking point the answer from Dems would be “racist”.

  • vetgal1970

    If we were paying our bills, we wouldn’t be needing to raise the debt ceiling every year.

  • farhan842003

    Not to interrupt your little “PWNAGE” (as I hear the kids are saying nowadays), but you guys are aware that the Democrats didn’t control congress during 2006, right?

    • mambome

      That’s not really relevant to the point, though.

    • YouGoGirl

      And you are aware our country was in much better shape financially, more employment, half the national debt….

  • Zach Smith

    “playing a reckless game …for an ideological agenda.”
    A very good description of Obamacare.