Obama Continues His “Do As I Say, Not As I Do,” And The Not-So-Nice Candidate *Open Thread*

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President Obama is already scolding Republicans on his Supreme Court nominee even though he hasn’t named one yet. He’ll get to that, though, and you can just rest assured that Obama is going to pick the best nominee EVAH. Yeah, sure. Whatever.

Until then, though, the Lecturer-in-Chief made this statement yesterday, as reported by The Hill:

[…] “The Constitution is pretty clear about what is supposed to be happen now,” he said in remarks at a press conference following an international summit in California.

“When there is a vacancy on the Supreme Court, the president is to nominate someone, the Senate is to consider that nomination and either they disapprove of that nominee or that nominee is elevated to the Supreme Court,” the president said. “Historically, this has not been viewed as a question, there is no unwritten law that says it can only be done on off years.

“I intend to do my job between now and Jan. 20, 2017,” Obama said. “I expect them to do their job as well.” […] (Click here to read the rest.)

Uh huh. Apparently, Obama is suffering from amnesia, along with Senator Schumer and other hypocritical as hell Democrats, about how he acted when HE was a US Senator.

Now I realize this was SO 2006, but Obama has his own very clear record on not just one, but TWO Supreme Court nominees. From Front Page Mag:

[…]

Obama admitted that Roberts was eminently qualified. He praised him highly.

“There is absolutely no doubt in my mind Judge Roberts is qualified to sit on the highest court in the land. Moreover, he seems to have the comportment and the temperament that makes for a good judge. He is humble, he is personally decent, and he appears to be respectful of different points of view. It is absolutely clear to me that Judge Roberts truly loves the law. He couldn’t have achieved his excellent record as an advocate before the Supreme Court without that passion for the law…”

But, no he wasn’t going to vote for him anyway.

“I ultimately have to give more weight to his deeds and the overarching political philosophy that he appears to have shared with those in power than to the assuring words that he provided me in our meeting. The bottom line is this: I will be voting against John Roberts’ nomination.”

In short, Obama chose to vote against Roberts because of his perceived conservative politics. Nothing else.

Because that is how Obama rolls when it comes to ACTION. But that was just on John Roberts. Check out what he did with Samuel Alito:

[…]

Obama joined a filibuster when he was a U.S. senator to delay the confirmation of Judge Samuel Alito, one of President Bush’s nominees to the Supreme Court.

“I will be supporting the filibuster because I think Judge Alito, in fact, is somebody who is contrary to core American values, not just liberal values,” Obama said in January 2006.

Obama has no idea what American values are. His only values are leftist values. Here’s what he said about Justice Alito.

“While I certainly believe that Judge Samuel Alito has the training and the qualifications necessary to serve as a Supreme Court Justice,after a careful review of his record, I simply cannot vote for his nomination.”

Obama claimed that, “Judge Alito simply does not inspire confidence that he will serve as an independent voice on the U.S. Supreme Court.” […] (Click here to read the rest.)

Yes, once again, our Dear Leader is chastising and exhorting Republicans to “do as I say, not as I do.” That seems to be a theme not just for him, but a number of the Democrats.

When asked how the Democrats get away with this on “Fox and Friends” Wednesday morning, Newt Gingrich responded, “Democrats lie better than Republicans tell the truth.”  Sadly that seems to be the case far too often.

But there is one Republican candidate who is most definitely lying about who he is. That would be Ohio Governor, John Kasich. I have mentioned before that I am not a fan of his, though I had a hard time putting my finger on why. As I have continued to watch him in the debates and in interviews, though, it is becoming increasingly clear. He is sanctimonious and passive aggressive, pretending that he is the, “Ah, Shucks, I’m just a nice guy from Ohio” after he has made some derogatory comment about someone else on the stage with him. He then gets on his high horse claiming he won’t run a negative campaign like all the other losers on the stage (in essence).

But I am not the only one who thinks this about John Kasich. Bre Payton of The Federalist had a great piece on Kasich today, “John Kasich Os Just Pretending To Run A Nice Guy Campaign.”  Here is a bit from Payton’s piece:

[…]

Kasich has been trying to convince voters that he is Mr. Nice Guy, and he’s been pushing this narrative pretty hard, too. In a recent interview with Hugh Hewitt, Kasich referred to himself as “the prince of light and hope” while likening his opponents to Satan. “I don’t spend all my time getting people riled up about how bad everything is,” he told Hewitt. “I acknowledge the challenges, but then I say, ‘Look, come together, as Americans first; we can solve these problems.’”

When thanking a crowd of voters in New Hampshire after he placed a distant second behind Donald Trump in the primary, he claimed that his campaign has never gone negative. “We have had tens and tens of millions of dollars spent against us with negative advertising,” he said. “See that’s the old politics. We never went negative because we have more good to sell than to spend our time being critical of someone else.”

[…]

In the most emblematic moment of his campaign so far, Kasich criticized Jeb! last week for being too negative. While at a pancake diner in South Carolina, Kasich smilingly chastised his opponent for not being nice enough, while telltale veins were protruding from his forehead and neck. […] (Click here to read the rest.)

There are more examples in this piece, and I recommend reading it in its entirety, but you get the idea. Kasich isn’t as nice as he would like voters to believe.

I don’t really think Kasich stands a chance. And while I disagree with Obama on a LOT, make that MOST, things, I hope he is right when he says this:

I know Obama is thinking Hillary or The Bern, but I am hoping it is Rubio or Cruz myself.

Bottom line, though, when it comes to the Supremes, it is imperative that the Senate takes its time and gets it right. Same with the election, I have to say.

That’s what I think. How about you? This is an Open Thread.

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30 Responses to “Obama Continues His “Do As I Say, Not As I Do,” And The Not-So-Nice Candidate *Open Thread*”

  1. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    Yet another reason to like my Governor, Nikki Haley. She will NOT be endorsing Trump: http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20160216/PC1603/160219492

    When we drove up to Winston Salem to see my ailing aunt this past weekend, we stopped in at an Indian restaurant for lunch. They had a photo up of the two owners and Gov. Haley. I asked the woman abt her, and she said she comes in fairly often, and is very nice. Good to know!

  2. GinaR Says:

    All I can say is this: If the polls are correct, if Allen West’s prediction – along with many other pundits – is correct, then Donald Trump will be the Republican nominee for president. In which case, Hillary Clinton will be president, our grand old republic will forever cease to exist, the Republican party will dissolve, and the generations to come will never know what America once was because history will continue to be revised until children are taught complete and utter fiction. I don’t know if Israel will be able to survive in the face of world hatred – led by the US – and chances are the Middle East will explode into all out nuclear war. And we will deserve what we get because the voters in this country made a decision based on feelings and emotions only, with no logical or rational thought, about who they wanted to represent this country – a narcissistic, ego maniacal, petty, petulant, vindictive bully. My heart weeps for what has happened to this great country, and I weep for the young ones who will have to grow up in this way. And I, for one, will be done with politics.

    Yeah, I’m feeling rather dark and gloomy about what is happening in this country.

    • foxyladi14 Says:

      Gina I really think Trump can beat, Obama’s third term.
      that is what Hill is running on.
      And here is why.There is a huge anger in America against Obama and his polocies. 🙂

      • GinaR Says:

        I believe Trump is as dangerous as Hillary, and if he becomes our president my vision of the future of this country remains the same. Trump or Hillary, this country will never be the same. I, for one, will NEVER cast my vote for either of them.

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Gina, I fear you, and West, are right. It amazes me that Trump supporters are so keen to point out perceived wrong-doing of the other candidates, but refuse to acknowledge or see ANY of the flip flops, twists and turns of Trump, not to mention his so recently being very pro-Choice including partial birth abortions, his friendships with Pelosi, Reid, and the Clintons themselves, or his crass, rude, bullying behavior.

      I understand there is anger in the country, but there also has to be REASON to temper the anger. Just reacting out of that place doesn’t help anyone, nor does it solve any problems. It just puts people into office who have NO business being there and who will do further damage to our nation. Then what, try to get some adult in to pick up the pieces?

      I hate to disagree with you, Foxy, but if Trump is the nominee, Hillary/Bernie will win. Obamacare will never be repealed, our borders will be WIDE open, and Obama’s policies will be firmly in place. Down the rabbit hole we will go as a nation…

  3. piper Says:

    Sick and tired of all the blustery spew coming from Trump and his supporters who are acting just like the bots have acted for years about their precious parter of the seas, Obama.
    Will be taking some time off from political news to regain some clarity and sanity in my life. Also have moved 2 of my fav. blogs to the bottom of bookmarks since the trumpkins take over.

    This quote sums up my current state
    ‘There Are None So Blind As Those Who Will Not See’

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Piper, I completely understand. I will miss you and your input here, but I completely get it.

      Please keep us posted on how you are doing when you get a chance!

  4. foxyladi14 Says:

    Great post as always Amy.
    I agree with Piper.
    Sometimes we just need to take care of ourselves and our sanity.
    After all it won’t amount to a hill of beans any way, What will be will be,
    Weather we like it or not. 😀

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Thanks, Foxy. I appreciate that!

      And yes, yes we do need to take care of ourselves. Our well being is not worth putting at risk over the insanity of the day. Heaven knows, it can change, and then we will have spent all that angst and worry for nothing. At least I HOPE that is the case – that things change.

      But mainly, we all need to engage in some self-care. I’ll be doing a bit of that myself today when I go in to get an epidural for my back. Fingers crossed that it helps this time around…

  5. foxyladi14 Says:

    Keep remembering, that old opinions, and belly buttons thingy. 😆

  6. kenoshamarge Says:

    Obama and Senate GOP’s Supreme Courtship

    Senator Barack Obama not only voted against Bush’s chief justice nominee, John Roberts, but also supported a filibuster — that is, he tried to block an up-or-down Senate vote — against now Justice Samuel Alito, who nonetheless was confirmed with bipartisan support.

    Taking on McConnell in the Washington Post, Minority Leader Harry Reid wrote that Democrats in the Senate “always guaranteed Supreme Court nominees a fair hearing and a floor vote.” Well, not really. Reid also supported the Alito filibuster. Likewise then-New York Sens. Hillary Clinton and Chuck Schumer.

    http://townhall.com/columnists/debrajsaunders/2016/02/17/obama-and-senate-gops-supreme-courtship-n2120521

  7. kenoshamarge Says:

    Whoopi Wallops ‘View’ Crew for Scalia Murder Theories Involving Family

    The View’s Whoopi Goldberg on Tuesday furiously denounced fellow co-host Joy Behar for suggesting that the family of Antonin Scalia might know of a conspiracy theory to kill the justice. Goldberg went ballistic at her fellow panelists on the show for speculating on such possibilities, condemning, “We don’t actually know what happened! This just happened over the weekend. Let’s hold off before we decide that somebody murdered him!”

    http://newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/scott-whitlock/2016/02/16/goldberg-goes-ballistic-behar-says-scalia-family-might-know

    One of the few times I can remember actually agreeing with Whoopi about anything. I hate the constant “conspiracy” nonsense. Men of Scalia’s age and weight die every day and no autopsy is done. And trust scumbitch Behar to put Scalia’s family as a part of the conspiracy.

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Holy smokes – WHOOPI said that?? Wow. Is it possible that she is finally recognizing some of the craziness spewed on that show?

      And yeah – Behar is just nuts, and mean at that…

  8. kenoshamarge Says:

  9. kenoshamarge Says:

    If Obama Really Wants to Reduce ‘Meanness,’ Now Is His Chance

    By Jonah Goldberg

    As my National Review colleague Jim Geraghty has pointed out, Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) gave a blistering speech in 2007 vowing to do everything he could to prevent President George W. Bush from appointing any more conservatives to the bench. Schumer said John Roberts and Samuel Alito were quite enough for one president. Switch the names in that speech from Roberts, Alito and Bush to Elena Kagan, Sonia Sotomayor and Obama, and you have McConnell’s position now.

    Any claim that Republicans are the first to break the peace is as absurd as the suggestion that Obama is blameless for the polarization and meanness in our politics.

    http://townhall.com/columnists/jonahgoldberg/2016/02/17/if-obama-really-wants-to-reduce-meanness-now-is-his-chance-n2120254/page/full

  10. kenoshamarge Says:

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      OHMYGOSH – that is SO true!!! They are COMPLETELY ignoring the $19+Trillion in debt we are now. Yeah, those Wall St. people are the problem – that’s the ticket! Ugh…

  11. kenoshamarge Says:

    I am NOT a fan of Newt Gingrich but sure agree with him that, “Democrats lie better than Republicans tell the truth.”

  12. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    A friend had this up at Facebook. It says SO much abt Trump using his own words: http://therightscoop.com/im-just-gonna-put-this-2014-donald-trump-tweet-right-here/

    No doubt, he’ll sue them for doing so. Ahem.

  13. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    And this from the students at the esteemed George Mason University:

  14. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    This story is beautiful, moving, and sad, all at the same time: http://thefederalist.com/2016/02/17/watch-this-unborn-child-hold-his-dying-twins-hand

  15. piper Says:

  16. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    To go along with this post, now Obama regrets his filibuster before since it is impacting how people are reacting to choosing a new Justice now: http://www.bizpacreview.com/2016/02/18/white-house-says-obama-regrets-his-justice-alito-filibuster-vote-now-that-tables-are-turned-307380

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