Biden Wooing Florida Seniors: And Don’t Forget About the Free Colonoscopies We Gave You!

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Every day for the past nearly four years has felt like a colonoscopy, except not free (it cost about $5 trillion) and it feels as if it was performed with a rose bush on the end of a giant fish hook.

Plugs has been busy working the room in Florida with his Mediscare shtick, and is reminding everyone of all the free stuff Obama gave them, which is why everything now costs so much or something:

In Florida this afternoon, Vice President Joe Biden reminded supporters that thanks to President Obama, they could now get colonoscopies without a co-pay.

During his speech, Biden reminded the audience that some of their Republican friends would distort Obama’s record on Medicare.

“Everyone knows, everyone in this room knows that President Obama has increased the benefits available to people on Medicare by the action he took,” Biden said. “You are now able to go get a wellness exam, and guys, if you conclude you need a colonoscopy because of the feeling you had or you need a breast health examination, you don’t have to pay a co-pay for that.”

Joe will even perform it personally! Trust him, he knows what he’s doing — how do you think he retrieves his head every morning?

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Serial Liar Warns Mitt Romney About Upcoming Debate: Facts Will Matter

David Axelrod and “facts” are like Donald Trump and Rosie O’Donnell — they just don’t get along. That’s why it’s so funny that Greasy Axel is telling Romney he’s going to be challenged on the facts at the debate next Wednesday:

The Obama campaign on Friday previewed their plan to hammer Mitt Romney on “facts” during the upcoming presidential debates, at the same time raising the stakes for the GOP nominee’s performance in the first debate Oct. 3.

In a memo that sets out attack strategy heading into the debates, President Obama’s senior adviser, David Axlerod, wrote that “facts will matter” in the debates, suggesting Romney might not be up to the task of getting specific about policy.

“If he doesn’t,” Axelrod wrote, “he will leave the debate no stronger than he arrives.

Axelrod listed reasons why the debate is slanted in Romney’s favor in the memo:

[D]ebates — and particularly the first debate — generally favor challengers. Five out of the last six challengers were perceived to win the first debate against an incumbent president. Most profit from having debated throughout the primary season, as Gov. Romney will. And it is natural for a challenger to gain simply from standing on the stage, toe-to-toe with the incumbent. Finally, the challenger, unencumbered by the responsibilities of being the President, has more time to prepare — a benefit of which Gov. Romney has taken full advantage.

This is rich: “the challenger, unencumbered by the responsibilities of being the President, has more time to prepare”

That’s true… when you’re the challenger, you don’t have to go to intel briefings all the time, whereas the president’s time is consumed by… wait, nevermind.

Here’s Obama’s schedule today — an entire afternoon and evening loaded with fundraising “responsibilities”:

9:45 am || Receives the Presidential Daily Briefing

10:15 am || Meets with senior advisers

4:20 pm || Delivers remarks at a fundraiser; Capital Hilton, Washington

6:05 pm || Delivers remarks at a fundraiser; private residence, Washington

8:25 pm || Delivers remarks at a fundraiser; Capital Hilton, Washington

The title of the above story at The Hill is “Obama campaign raises expectations for Romney in first debate.” That’s just a long way around saying what it really is: “Obama campaign lowers expectations for Obama in first debate.”

Obama Saves the NFL!

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At least that’s the spin at the top of this ESPN story about the regular NFL officials getting back to work as of Thursday evening:

The negative backlash from the Green Bay Packers’ loss to the Seattle Seahawks on “Monday Night Football” pressured the NFL into getting this deal done. With President Obama expressing his disappointment with the replacement officiating and poor officiating being the lead story of network news coverage, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell had to act — and he did.

Gutsy call. Chris Matthews will no doubt be fondling himself over this for the next several weeks. Obama is reported to be pleased, though I don’t know why — there’s now one less thing not related to the lousy domestic economy or the Middle East powder keg with which to try to distract voters.

Take an anti-nausea pill, because I expect a large chunk of the MSM (and select sports outlets) to run with the “Obama saves the NFL” angle all weekend. It beats talking about things that really matter.

(h/t Ace of Spades)

Obama Ad: A New Economic Patriotism

To me this comes across no different than Captain Smith coming out after the Titanic hit the iceberg and saying to the passengers, “new maritime protocol: everybody except the captain goes down with the ship — can I count you in?”

The guy who had a hand in adding $5 trillion to the national debt in less than four years — who called Bush “unpatriotic” for adding $4 trillion in eight years — now wants to be re-elected on a platform of “economic patriotism”?

(h/t Weasel Zippers)

Student Wearing ‘McCain for President’ T-Shirt Denied Entry to FLOTUS Speech

A confusing move by the Obama campaign, considering the crux of their plan to retain the Oval Office revolves around tricking everybody into believing that it’s still 2008. This guy was just trying to help them do that, and this is the thanks he gets?

A student was denied entry into a rally featuring First Lady Michelle Obama at the University of Florida on Wednesday because he was wearing a T-shirt supporting Republican John McCain’s 2008 campaign for the White House.

The student, Matt Pesek, said he had a ticket for the event but was pulled out of the line by an Obama staffer who said the speech was for supporters only, the Campus Reform website reports.

“I was waiting in line wearing a ‘Gators for McCain’ shirt when a guy comes up to me to just intimidate me,” Pesek told Campus Reform. He said the representative for the Obama campaign then “asks me for my ticket, saying… this is an event with only Obama supporters.”

Pesek said he even turned his shirt featuring the Arizona senator’s likeness inside out and assured the staffer he had no intentions of disturbing the event.

“I just kept explaining that I just want to see Obama,” added Pesek. “[I] said I would even applaud for her.”

At this point, the Dean of Students, Jen Day Shaw, approached Pesek and reportedly told him that the Obama officials “can refuse entry to whomever they want” because it was a “private event.”

A university spokesman appeared to corroborate part of Peskek’s story on Tuesday. He confirmed that the Obama campaign was given complete control of the event and the crowd.

It would be deliciously ironic if the first lady’s speech that day included a topic she often speaks out about: promoting tolerance for the views and expressions of others.

NYU Prof: Conservatives Don’t Like Obama Because He’s Black

Hey, here’s a new allegation that I haven’t heard before: Conservatives are racist!

Can you imagine listening to this smug, arrogant faux-intellectual nut case ramble for an hour and a half? Even the birth control straw man she constructed walked out of the room:

Always a special treat when a person whose entire argument is race-based accuses somebody else of being anti-intellectual.

I’ve never heard anybody ask these people a simple question: If conservatives didn’t vote for this particular left-lib Democrat because he’s black, would they have voted for the same left-lib Democrat if he were white? I won’t bother though because I could engage in a more intelligent and rational debate with my dog.

Conservatives don’t vote for liberals. Period. No matter what color they are. Whiffle-brained profs like this woman are forced to create alternate universes so their weak theories can take flight on the updraft of prog fantasy, because in the real world it would come crashing to the ground — no survivors. Which is why you’ll find most of them wrapped in the protective cocoon of the university or in politics where their idiocy costs somebody else a lot of money.

Update: The wacko profs are crawling out of the woodwork now.

Dueling Headlines: ‘POTUS Priorities’ Edition

Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu is in the U.S. this week, and he wanted to meet with President Obama, but you know how busy the life of a president can be:

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President Obama has his priorities:

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Obama did still have a meeting with Egypt’s new Islamist president scheduled this week, but that’s been quietly canceled. I wonder why…

Also, Obama won’t meet with any of the leaders attending the U.N. meetings this week. This all probably has something to do with the old saying “Keep your enemies close and your friends really far away if it’s an election year.”

Golf Lovers Democratic Lobbyists Ask Republicans to Stop Making Jokes About Obama’s Golfing

It was his 100th round of golf since taking office … Obama’s staff is a little concerned. They’re concerned all this golf is cutting into his fund-raising.
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At the GOP convention in Tampa, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio said the following: “Our problem with President Obama isn’t that he’s a bad person. By all accounts, he too is a good husband and a good father and — thanks to lots of practice — a good golfer. Our problem is not that he’s a bad person. Our problem is that he’s a bad president.”

A few days ago, “We Are Golf,” which is a pro-golf lobby group, wrote a letter urging Senator Marco Rubio (and others) to stop cracking wise about President Obama’s “passion for golf”:

“As we enter the final stretch of campaign season,” the group writes, “we write to make a request we hope you will receive in the same spirit in which it is offered. Please reconsider your political strategy of criticizing President Obama’s passion for golf.” (Emphasis theirs.)

Have you ever heard anybody say “I’m not going to the course today because Marco Rubio made a joke about Obama’s golfing”? Me neither. Besides, if “We Are Golf” wanted to help the industry, they should have sent a letter to President Obama last year after he advised people forced to cut back during this “recovery” to skip going out to dinner and put off taking vacations — which would presumably in many cases include a few rounds of golf. If anything’s a detriment to the golfing industry, it’s the Obama economy. Before too long the only way golf courses will be able to make money will be if they start accepting food stamps.

But this might help explain the real motivation behind the laughable effort to put the kibosh on more “Obama golfing while the world burns” mockery:

The Daily Caller has learned that Tony Podesta, a well-known Democratic lobbyist with strong ties to the Obama White House, is behind the We Are Golf coalition of golfing organizations that has sent letters to Republicans such as Florida Sen. Marco Rubio asking them to cut out the criticism of Obama’s golfing habits.

Melissa Low, a spokeswoman for the Club Managers Association of America, confirmed to TheDC on Thursday that Podesta was hired to help with the coalition. Other groups supporting the coalition include the PGA of America, the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America and the National Golf Course Association of America.

“The Podesta Group was retained to assist with advocacy and public relations for the coalition in early 2010,” Low said in response to an email from TheDC.

Tony Podesta formed the Podesta Group in 1988 with his brother, John Podesta, who led Obama’s transition effort.

I’m thinking about starting an organization that would more effectively help the industry: “The Coalition of People Seeking to Defeat Obama and Improve the Economy so More People Can Afford to Play Golf.” On November 6th, join the CPSDOIESMPCAPG in making a real change that will be beneficial to all industries, including golf. That’s no joke.

Podesta can rest easy, because there will be no “Obama is golfing again” jokes to be made today. Instead, cue the “Obama’s got more fundraisers today” jokes.

‘We’re Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, and We Approve This Apology’

They’re still pretending this is all about some stupid video. Yes, our Middle East policy — or lack thereof — is now being based on full blown delusion, ignorance and incompetence. Assign a little of the responsibility for the backlash, protest and terrorist attacks to Obama’s continual spiking of the ball about killing Bin Laden? Never!

Instead, they’ve actually spent taxpayer money to air ads in Pakistan apologizing for freedom of speech:

Trying to blunt protests surrounding the YouTube film trailer that mocks the Prophet Muhammad, the Obama administration paid $70,000 to buy ads on Pakistani television disavowing the video, the State Department said Thursday.

The ads, featuring President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, were airing on seven networks even as mobs tried to rush the diplomatic enclave in Islamabad housing the U.S. Embassy and other embassies Thursday. Pakistani police kept about 2,000 protesters at bay.

The ads and a broader effort to solicit and promote pro-U.S. testimonials on YouTube are an effort by the State Department and the Obama administration to counter the pervasive view in Pakistan and other Muslim-majority nations that the crude video is either the work of the U.S. government or is condoned by it.

Anti-American sentiment runs high in Pakistan, and suspicion of U.S. motives runs deep.

And the U.S. gives Pakistan on average $2 billion a year in aid.

Here’s the ad that the Obama administration bought time for to air in Pakistan:

So far protesters in Pakistan seem real impressed by that explanation:

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Remember though, Jay Carney says these types of things aren’t protests against the United States writ large.

Axelrod, Debbie Downer Join the ‘Pledge to Obama’ Creepy Clown Parade

Yesterday, Obama’s campaign manager Tweeted a restraining order-worthy picture of himself participating in the “Pledge to Obama” embarassment that many celebrity Obamabots have already participated in. That level of nutty blind devotion to The One makes Marshall Applewhite’s Heaven’s Gate cult look like a bunch of Shriners.

David Axelrod and Debbie Wasserman Schultz also got in on the act. I’d say you should have a shot of Jäger before looking at these to ease the pain, but it probably wouldn’t make much of a difference if you drank the whole bottle:

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Would you buy a used car from these people?

DWS has a 100 percent rating from the NARAL abortion peddlers… you know, for “our kids.”