Rep. Waters on Obama: “I think he just got a little bit off the teleprompter”



Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) said President Obama got carried away in an address to a Congressional Black Caucus dinner where he said supporters should “stop complaining” and start fighting.

“I think [Obama] got carried away. He got fired up,” Waters said Monday in an interview with MSNBC. Obama “got off script and got a little bit beside himself, but I certainly don’t believe that he thinks the Congressional Black Caucus is sitting around in house slippers and bed slippers and whatever those things are — I don’t own them and I don’t understand the image that was described there.”

Waters added that Obama just went off his planned remarks in his speech.

“I think he just got a little bit off the teleprompter,” Waters said.

Waters’s comments were in reference to a speech Obama gave to the CBC on Saturday, where he told the crowd to “take off your bedroom slippers. Put on your marching shoes,” and to “shake it off. Stop complaining, stop grumbling, stop crying.”

Great advice! Too bad our Juvenile in Chief won’t take his own advice, though …

Obama cracks jokes about devastating Texas wildfires


**Posted by Phineas

You know, beneath the cool exterior of the basketball-playing hipster president, behind the facade of the partisan class warrior, there lurks a core truth — Barack Obama is a jackass:

While at a highdollar fundraiser San Jose, California, President Obama ridiculed Rick Perry.

“You’ve got a governor whose state is on fire denying climate change.” Obama said to laughter and applause, and added, “No, no, it’s true!”

Perry was understandably angered: Obama repeatedly refused to issue a disaster declaration for last spring’s wildfires, in which thousands of homes were destroyed. I bet the families whose houses have been reduced to cinders thought it was really funny. Just as Texan Bryan Preston:

Once again, Barack Obama has shown that he is unworthy of the office he holds. Droughts are just part of nature. They happen, no matter what mankind does. This year Texans have had 1,500 homes burn, thousands of acres torched, livestock and crops and even lives lost, and Obama turns that into a craven partisan hit on the state’s governor. What an idiot. What a partisan jacksnipe.

Leave aside Obama’s scientific ignorance (1) that ascribes all bad weather to the demon “Climate Change,” this need to use the genuine suffering of fellow Americans to mock a political foe is more than just callous or insensitive; it show a basic lack of empathy (2). In fact, referring to a recent foot-in-mouth moment the President had in front of the Congressional Black Caucus, PJM’s Spengler wondered, perhaps only half-satirically, if Barack Obama isn’t a sociopath, one of the marks of which is an inability to empathize with others.

I’ll leave that to people with psychology degrees; for me, this is just further proof that Obama not only is incompetent, he’s not even a likeable person.

Our president is a jerk.

(1) As Preston says, drought happens. Far from being the fault of “greenhouse gases” and Man’s sins against Gaea, droughts in Texas are a normal part of the La Nina phase of the recurring El Nino/La Nina cycle in the Pacific.
(2) Ironic, for a guy who made a big thing about appointing judges with empathy.

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

Obama: a billionaire should pay the same tax rate as a Jew?


**Posted by Phineas

Don’t look at me like that. That’s what the man said:

In fairness, he meant to say “janitor,” not “Jew,” and immediately corrected himself. Still, it’s an interesting mistake to make, given that he spent 20 years in the church of a racist, antisemitic pastor.

Perhaps his Freudian slip was showing?

via Jim Geraghty’s Morning Jolt.

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)