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I HOPE HE FAILS [Feb. 11th, 2009|09:17 pm]
Tomas Gallucci
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As many of you know, I'm not a big fan of the Bamster. In fact, I think his policies suck and have stated as much publicly and will continue to do so. I haven't been as aggressive about this on my blog as I have wanted to be--keeping up with the Left takes too much energy sometimes.

Last month, Rush Limbaugh was asked to contribute 400 words on his "hope for the Obama presidency" to which Rush responded, I don't need 400 words, I need 4: I hope he fails. Ever since that event, I've been calling for I HOPE HE FAILS buttons, much like suspoo's button:


Now, for those of you who didn't hear about the town hall meeting yesterday in Florida, I'll hit the highlights for you.

First, there was Henrietta Hughs who had this plea to Lord Barack Obama:

I have an urgent need, unemployment and homelessness, a very small vehicle for my family and I to live in. The housing authority has two years’ waiting lists, and we need something more than the vehicle and the parks to go to. We need our own kitchen and our own bathroom. Please help.

To which Obama responded:

Well...I...listen, I...uh, what's your name? Ok Miss Hughes, well, we're gonna do everything we can to help you, but there are a lot of people like you. And wer're gonna, we're gonna do everything we can...but, I--I'll, uh. have my staff talk to you after the uh Town Hall.

So Obama promised her a hand out, not a hand up. Henrietta Hughes is a winner of life's lottery because she was chosen to ask The Messiah for what she wanted...and he came though...despite the fact that Lord Barack Obama, The Most Merciful was there to flog Nancy Pelosi's bill.

Then we had a guy ask for full salary on his unemployment check so he'd never have to work again. Lord Obama said he was going to raise unemployment benefits by $100 "wich doesn't sound like a lot, but that means an extra bill that you can pay." This unnamed diciple went away sorrowful that Obama wasn't going to pay him to sit on his ass henceforth at full salary.

Then the pièce de résistance: Julio Osegueda rambles on and on about how he's worked at McDonald's for four and a half years and how he wants better benefits.

Lord Obama:

The fact that you are working as hard as you're working at a job that doesn't always pay as well as...some other jobs, I think that's a source of pride for you...we're going to offset your payroll tax.

BUT JULIO GOT NOT MONEY! He has, however, been given a one-time shot at being a color announcer for the Fort Myers Miracle some 59 days from now when everyone has forgotten all about him.

[For an in-depth analysis of the Q&A at the Fort Myers Town Hall Meeting, check out these links. Also, you can keep up with whatever undisclosed handout Henrietta Hughes' receives compliments of your tax dollars here.]

But Obama's no answers and burning through taxpayer money isn't the biggest problem, it's what he and Congress are trying to sneak into the stimulus porkulus bill: National Health Care.


No, I'm not talking about the government just spending your money and you getting shitty care, we're talking about a national electronic database of health records that are used to asses how much treatment for your ailment will cost, divided amongst the life expectancy post-treatment. If you're above the cost threshold, you don't get treatment.

This bears repeating: This National Electronic Health Record Database isn't a separate piece of legislation, it is in the stimulus porkulus bill.

Chuch Schumer thinks that you won't care:

But I think that you do. I don't for a moment think that any of my readers seriously think that Lord Barack Obama is going to give them a new house or a new car or a job. I don't think you're going to call the White House and ask for a handout.

And I think that you didn't need this little post to tell you what you already knew. But I do think that you want to vent your frustration and amazement at how lawmakers on the Hill are ignoring your phone calls and emails and letters. I think you want change that you can believe in.


I'm not one to sit around hoping that Lord Barack Obama The Most Merciful gives me a better job or a larger check or some other kind of government handout where I'm going to have to keep voting my meal ticket back into office. I get up off my ass and go to work every day to earn my keep.

And I take initiative and this issue is no exception. I said I wanted my buttons, so I commissioned them. Here's the prototype:


Now, if you want to have the government decide what kind of healthcare you can and can't receive, please ignore this post. If you are marching to Washington to get a better job from the President, this isn't for you. But if you're already sick and tired of being hoodwinked and treated like you're too stupid to take care of yourself, then please download this button and put it on your blog. Email it to everyone you know so that it will make a difference. Let those of us who pay the bills in this country have our voice heard.

If you're against the stimulus porkulus bill, spread the word.


Note: I'm currently in negotiations to having this be not just some .png graphic, but turned into actual buttons that you can buy from Cafe Press. Stay tuned.

[User Picture]From: celtmanx
2009-02-12 12:38 am (UTC)
He's the bomb!!!
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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2009-02-12 12:42 am (UTC)
Obama? Puhlease!
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[User Picture]From: reboot_kid
2009-02-12 02:21 am (UTC)
I don't hope he fails.
I never want anyone to fail.

I'm not sure that his policies are going to be the ones that "save" everyone, but I'm quite sure that McCain wasn't going to be able to do it at all.

I voted Libertarian, because frankly, both parties are too free with taxpayer money to me. (My beliefs in short: Legalize all "victimless" crimes, regulate them, and tax the crap out of them. You want a revenue stream? You've got one. Yes, it is more complicated than that, but things like the war on drugs are a waste of taxpayer money. They don't work, and then law enforcement spends a bunch of time cleaning up the illegal activity that spawns around them)
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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2009-02-12 02:35 am (UTC)
I totally agree with you here.

I don't care if Obama fails or not. That's not the point. He's my President and as such I have to live with his decisions. But all we know about the President is that he's the junior Senator from one of the most corrupt places in the country and he's hoodwinked a lot of people into thinking that he has the answer for our problems. Thus far, he's shown that he knows how to murder the Great Experiment. I can't abide that.

I further agree that McCain was a very weak candidate. Ron Paul was my guy. He disappointed me when he didn't fight in the primaries for what he believed in. If he would have fought, his number one opponent would have been John McCain, not Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama.
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[User Picture]From: ehowton
2009-02-12 02:50 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2009-02-12 02:54 am (UTC)
Now that's truly illustrating absurdity by being absurd!
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From: hiro_antagonist
2009-02-12 10:17 am (UTC)
"I hope he fails" always struck me as quite possibly the most ignorant thing Rush has ever said, and he's said a lot of things that sound ignorant to me, even as a conservative.

Mostly because if Obama 'fails', who pays the highest price for his 'failure'? It sure as hell isn't Obama, it's the citizens of the USA.

"Fuck up as little as possible" is an understandable sentiment, but "I hope he fails"? Just ignorant rhetoric.
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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2009-02-12 11:23 am (UTC)
I think it's one of the most brilliant things that he's said. If Obama fails to push his socialistic agenda, the country is all the better for it. If Obama succeds in socalizing the country, the country suffers for it.

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[User Picture]From: fabrizzo
2009-02-12 02:06 pm (UTC)
I disagree with your use of the sickle and hammer image for when you're complaining about socialism.
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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2009-02-12 02:08 pm (UTC)
It's not my image. It's supsoo's button. But I take your point.
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[User Picture]From: ehowton
2009-02-13 05:42 pm (UTC)
Despite the many times on his blog and my own that myself, and other's have outlined to him the differences between communism and socialism, he refuses to acknowledge the distinction, usually claiming something along the lines of, "The people don't care which type of oppressive government they're under when they're under an oppressive government."

I know its not my place to apologize for him, but this has been a sticking point with me for a very long time, and I honestly believe that anyone who fancies themselves a political pundit ought to at least attempt to shrug off ignorance before they speak.
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[User Picture]From: joey_glover
2009-02-12 06:16 pm (UTC)
He's our commnder-in-cheif. Quite simply stated; if he fails, we fail.
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[User Picture]From: ehowton
2009-02-13 05:39 pm (UTC)
Agreed 100%. I wish him nothing but success. (I just don't want him to succeed using money from my pocket.)
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[User Picture]From: lesabre500
2009-02-23 10:01 am (UTC)

Lord Obama

Reading this was really enlightening. I'm up in Canada and didn't see all of these things about Obama and his plans. Good stuff.

Thanks, Steve T
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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2009-02-23 10:49 am (UTC)

Re: Lord Obama

Look who's on LJ! Is this a permanent move from Xanga? What gives?

Reading this was really enlightening. I'm up in Canada and didn't see all of these things about Obama and his plans. Good stuff.
There are plenty of Americans who haven't seen any of this either. The mainstream media here in America has a political agenda that is in lockstep with Liberalism. Because of this, public figures like Obama are always presented in a positive light. That is why there are people like Rush Limbaugh around to tell you what is really going on. I do my part in my own small when when I can by writing on my blog.
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