Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Is the President working his ass off?

April 27, 2009
Obama declares Swine Flu emergency; plays golf

The Obama administration has declared a public health emergency as a result of the increasing number of Swine Flu cases being reported around the country and the danger that the virus could become a pandemic.

Meanwhile, the Democrats are blaming Republicans. And the president went golfing.

For those of us who are somewhat rational and take reality seriously, we might ask how in the name of all that is good and holy can the Democrats blame Republicans?

Because no Republicans voted for the president's stimulus bill which, as Don Surber of the Daily Mail blog explains, contained $900 million for flu preparedness:

Actually, Republicans voted against the entire spending bill, which was 874.44 times as large as that single appropriation.

If we follow this silly Democratic talking point, then for every dollar spent on fighting swine flu will cost taxpayers $874.44 using Nichols example.

What is more, Republicans were right. An emergency appropriation could be made after the fact - as we do every disaster be it hurricanes, tornadoes or blizzards. Is he saying by not appropriating money for these certain disasters that Democrats favor hurricanes, tornadoes and blizzards?

Nichols is just mouthing the White House words.

Indeed. This tactic is being used to cover up the gross negligence of the White House in naming people to posts who are desperately needed to deal with this crisis.


Lee said...

Whew! I was worried they would be unable to blame this on the Republicans but they've found a way. I swear, if I hear the word "pandemic" one more time I'll throw a shoe at the TV.

VoteNovember2008 said...

Lee, Go ahead and do it. The technology economy needs to be stimulated! What better way for the "administration" to stimulate it! I knoe exactly what you mean. I have my SARS mask on right now. VN8/BB

Anonymous said...

If this was George w. Bush they left would be screaming "He is out of touch and uncaring." But it is the Obanamation nothing is being said critical of him.

VoteNovember2008 said...

FD, That you are two for two today! Specter just said on a press conference about Federal Judges that there should be an uprising! Well guess what, it's happening! I'm glad I'm alive and still have some fire in the furnace! Start the revolution! VN8

Anonymous said...

Didn't the left complain about how many vactions Bush took? I thought they did, yet the same folks are strangely silent now...huh.

Anonymous said...

His hot air ain't nowhere NEAR as hot as what comes off that TelePrompTer! That poor guy needza break!

VoteNovember2008 said...

Scalawag, somewhere along the way your mother must have taught you about fairness! There is no such thing when it comes to Conservatives! LOL VN8

VoteNovember2008 said...

OM1, have you checked out the Teleprompter's Blog! OMG, I love it! VN8

Anonymous said...

Oh yeah....I regularly check out TOTUS! I really think BO is like the guy in that movie with the fake spray-on sweat. I think it was Steve Martin - trying to impress the girls. Anyhoo ... we're seeing the illusion of a lot of work, but historically there are other presidents who "inherited" much more than this guy, but they didn't do the "Hey, look at ME, I sure am working hard!" stuff. They just did the freaking job!