If you had fallen asleep, say, last November, only to wake up this week, you might ask: “When did we stop thinking through the solutions to our problems?”
The answer, one might suppose, could be that if you have a Democrat in the White House and a huge Democrat majority in the House and Senate, no further thinking is required.
For example: after two years of preaching about the immorality of Gitmo, the Congress rejected the funding the White House requested to close Gitmo because they weren’t given a plan on where to put the prisoners.
So the President yesterday gave another hour-long sermon on Gitmo. To which Harry Reid said, “We still need a plan.”
Not only that, the plan in the speech hasn’t been well thought out.
“There’s a whole contingent of issues that have to be well thought out before we ever agreed to bring inmates of that caliber into our system,” said Bryan Lowry, president of the National Council of Prison Locals, which represents federal correctional officers.
The stimulus, which spread out $787 billion of taxpayers money like manure on the land wasn’t read by any “lawmaker” that any member of the media has found. Now Henry Waxman has offered to cure this problem on the Cap and Trade Bill: he’s hired a speed reader.
Rip van Winkle might just elect to go back to sleep fearing that this is going from really bad to really worse….
Here’s a thought: reactivate Alcatraz, put the Gitmo prisoners there and they can vote for Nancy Pelosi…..
Even Joe Biden says we aren’t thinking:
Biden on Obama’s Gitmo “Plan”: “It’s Like Opening Pandora’s Box”
Hezbollah to Obama: Please Take This Fool Biden Back
Bush Waterboarded Three Terrorists; Obama Shot Three Pirates — War is Hell
What California, Pelosi, Waxman, Feinstein and Schwarzenegger Can’t Ignore: Except They’ve Already Proven Stupidity
“Nobody liked it that we didn’t read the stimulus bill so we hired a speed reader for Waxman’s bill” – Congress
Was it Joe Biden, Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton that thought it was a good idea to encourage Russia to just hit the “reset” button? Well, whoever…..
The fact that American “lawmakers” are busy passing bills that they haven’t read seems to go hand in glove with a White House that hasn’t thought through the implications of many things. The Obama Bow to the Saudi King smacks of obeisance; defined as “bending the head or body or knee as a sign of reverence or submission or shame;” or “the act of obeying; dutiful or submissive behavior with respect to another person.”
Is this what the White House wanted? It is what they got.
The Brit Prime Minister got movies on CD from the President of the United States: not a very symbolic gift. One was “Star Wars.” And nobody in the White House even checked to see if these CDs can be watched in the UK (they use different digital formatting: the CDs given by Obama are “blank” on UK machines).
Don’t forget, many Presidents of the United States do their work in the Oval Office on the “Resolute Desk” which is made from the timbers of a Royal Navy Warship. That’s symbolism.
JFK among otheres used the “Resolute Desk” — a gift from the UK. Obama returned one gift from the UK: A Statue of Sir Winston Churchill.
The president gave the Queen of England an IPod — made in China.
The Secretary of State in this Obama Administration gave her Russian counterpart a giant red button which was supposed to be marked “reset.” But the word was not spelled correctly or was just flat out the wrong word. Besides: to most Russians a giant red button is for launching nuclear weapons…..
So what are we resetting to with Russia? Ask Joe Biden: it was his idea apparently to make the ‘reset” button. Joe “Advisor to Many Presidents” Biden should have asked the staff to discuss with him how Vladimir Putin might reset — back to his KGB roots?