Thursday, February 5, 2009

"When we criticized Barack Obama’s lack of executive experience, even we didn’t think it was going to be this bad."

From Ed Morrissey of Hotair.

Yet another Obama pick with tax problems...

That makes 25% of Obama’s original Hope and Change Cabinet picks comprised by tax evaders. Add that to the fourth scandal of Bill Richardson’s pay-for-play federal grand jury investigation, and we have a full-blown vetting disaster. And that doesn’t even count new Attorney General Eric Holder’s politicization of Justice ten years ago on behalf of Bill Clinton in the FALN and Marc Rich pardons, or the dozen-plus lobbyists hired by the President Who Hates Lobbyists.

And what happens when someone asks an Obama spokesman for some transparency, something that Obama is nominally all for...

Video at the link. This also shows more of Obama's stellar, stellar quality in picking staff.

Meanwhile the Speaker of the House has no idea how many people live in the US
500 million jobs lost a month.

And Glen Reynolds notes the rampant double standards.
So in a way we have found a new kind of politics. We've gone from a "culture of corruption" in which people who figured in scandals (can you say "Duke Cunningham"?) faced actual consequences, to a culture of impunity, in which it's taken for granted that the rules for big shots are different.

Don't pay your taxes? If you run a dry cleaning shop in Cincinnati, the IRS will come down on you like a ton of bricks. But if you're a congressman or a former senator or a Treasury nominee, you can just sheepishly pay up, perhaps even , as in Daschle's case, without being assessed any penalties.

Ironic given the pap that Obama fed the American populace. Feeling conned yet?

And then there's this:
Mr. President, I'm sure your life has been a whirlwind since Election Day—since the day you announced your campaign, really—but, uh, the work is just getting started. Two weeks into the job seems a bit early to be getting "tired of being in the White House."

And then there's his stance on heating the Oval Office. Nevermind how living in a greenhouse is a bit tin eared when Americans are freezing to death do to lack of power...

How does the President react to mounting criticism to a bloated pork-filled bill? One that will double the size of the US gov?

With campaign rhetoric and threats of course!

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