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President Obama has had a tough week

Original post made by Potomac Fever on May 17, 2013

This week will mark the 37th time House Republicans have tried to repeal Obamacare. If Republicans really wanted to do away with Obamacare they should just endorse it as a conservative non-profit and let the IRS take it down.

President Obama announced the appointment of a new acting commissioner of the IRS — the other guy was fired. See, they're called "acting commissioner" because you have to act like the scandal doesn't involve the White House.

A lot of critics are now comparing President Obama to President Nixon. The good news for Obama? At least he's no longer being compared to President Carter.

It has not been a good week for President Obama. You've got Benghazi, the IRS scandal, this AP records scandal, and, worst of all, his Chicago Bulls got eliminated by the Miami Heat. Do you know what that means? LeBron James is going to get audited by the IRS.

Today the White House released 99 pages of emails on trouble in Benghazi — and one shirtless tweet from Anthony Weiner.

I was outside today for a little bit. I was sweating like President Obama at a press conference.

That last joke has been seized by the Department of Justice.

The IRS has a new boss after it came out they unfairly targeted tea party groups. The president says the new IRS chief is not only good with numbers, but he has more integrity than the last guy. The new guy is Bernie Madoff.

Eagles' offensive lineman Evan Mathis posted a picture on Instagram that shows him relieving himself on an IRS building with a caption that says, "Audit this!" Or as the IRS said, "OK, see you tomorrow at noon."

Comments (19)

Posted by Hmmm, a resident of another community
on May 17, 2013 at 5:10 pm

Potomac Fever - you're referring to the IRS chief appointed by Bush, which is interesting, or not, that you failed to mention that. Perhaps you should also reframe your your POV on the issue since it doesn't really involve the White House. Schulman had already announced that he was going to step down - he made that announcement in late 2012. Further, if the Tea Party-related groups actually hadn't been trying to avoid paying taxes, they wouldn't have come under the scrutiny of the IRS, as wrong as the *specific* scrutiny was.


Posted by stolen punch lines, a resident of Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
on May 17, 2013 at 5:29 pm

Too bad the original poster cannot credit the authors of the lines she posted: Leno, Letterman, Conan, etc.. copied directly from newsmax and breitbart.

Personally, I didn't think you picked the best ones, but humor is obviously subjective: Conan - "JC Penny has a new ad out. It thanks customers for coming back to them. And then the customers explained they're coming back to return crap from JC Penny."

Want really funny? Try to figure out why newsmax and breitbrat won't use Jon Stewart or Stephen Colbert material!

Stewart: "Well congratulations President Barack Obama. Conspiracy theorists that can generally survive in anaerobic environments have just had an algae bloom dropped on their @@@@ing heads. This has in one seismic moment shifted the burden of proof from the tin-foiled behatted to the government."


Posted by Ich bin ein Berliner, a resident of another community
on May 19, 2013 at 3:28 pm

The IRS campaign against conservatives reminds me of the Goebbels campaign against the Juden in the incipient stages of the Third Reich. All you have to do is substitute Conservative for Jew and you have the Obama Administration game plan for silencing the conservative voice.

Of course President Obama would never go so far as to endorse the ultimate solution but he is hell bent on silencing the conservative voice in the United States. He has out Nixoned Richard Nixon.


Posted by GODWIN ALERT (no surprise), a resident of Menlo Park: Stanford Weekend Acres
on May 19, 2013 at 3:51 pm

and we have a GODWIN WINNER!!!!!

Of course, Berliner states no facts, such as the IRS boss was a Bush appointee, so we'll just have to beleive someone who states: "All you have to do is substitute Conservative for Jew and you have the Obama Administration game plan"

Whew! Must be really AWFUl to live in such a paranoid, fearful and factfree world!

Seriously, Godwin winner, go talk to someone.


Posted by Dale Bowen, a resident of Woodside: Woodside Heights
on May 19, 2013 at 4:44 pm

Bringing any American President into a discussion involving the Holocaust, is exactly the reason Americans are afraid of the right wing and the so-called 'conservative movement'.

When we see the Republican party allow, even encourage the fringe that equates Obama to a discussion involving Nazi's, we see why so many Americans chose to vote against Republicans in the last election - Democrats picked up seats in both the House and the Senate, and handily won the presidency again.

The lunatic fringe right scares mainstream Americans. Many thanks to the 'berliner' poster who just highlights the extremism that is today's conservative 'movement'.


Posted by Annie Gray, a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on May 19, 2013 at 11:32 pm

I may never vote for certain democrats, but these days I will not vote republian again until they throw out the hate groups. Never. I would rather not vote at all or waste my vote than support a party which allows this filth.


Posted by Potomac Fever, a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on May 20, 2013 at 10:27 am

There is no proof that Berliner is a conservative. Sometimes liberals pose as conservatives to post an indefensible blog to stultify the opposition. Berliner could have been a liberal or a conservative; no one really knows except Berliner.

The extreme elements of both party engage in hate speech. To say that only conservatives do this is disingenuous. Below is a short clip by CNN's Lou Dobbs on liberal Janeane Garofolo's hate speech

Web Link


Posted by POGO, a resident of Woodside: other
on May 20, 2013 at 10:57 am

Whenever a Democrat points to Republican hypocrisy, waste and corruption, it's remarkably easy to show IDENTICAL examples from the opposite perspective. A pox on both.

So put away for party affiliations for the moment because it's not D's or R's that are the problem - it's big, over-reaching, intrusive, insatiable government. Remarkably, even David Axelrod made that admission this weekend. Of course, they'll keep inciting you about abortion, gun rights, school prayer and welfare to keep you in their line at the voting booth.

What's that Lord Acton said about the relationship between powere and corruption? Once you see that, the scope of our problem becomes much clearer.


Posted by false equivalency, a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on May 20, 2013 at 10:57 am

what's a garofolo? Some has-been? A never-been? Compare her words to Ted Nugent, another has-been nobody, but who gets invited by a republican congressman officials to the SOTU: "Obama, he's a piece of ****. I told him to **** on my machine gun ... Hey Hillary, you might want to ride one of these into the sunset, you worthless *****."

Anyone invite a garofola to SOTU?

Well, since Potomac agrees berliner's hate speech, let's pull down berliners post as it violates terms.

Don't have to look into the distance like garofolo for repiblicons to give us the hate talk.

Today, Virginia governor candidate Ken Cuccinelli has on his ticket to take his current Lt Gov job a freak that goes around like this - "Republican nominee for lieutenant governor of Virginia once compared Planned Parenthood to the Ku Klux Klan and bemoaned black voters' "slavish devotion" to the Democratic Party"

Current repbilcon politicians vs some entertainment never-been; yup, real equivalency.



Posted by POGO, a resident of Woodside: other
on May 20, 2013 at 10:57 am

Whenever a Democrat points to Republican hypocrisy, waste and corruption, it's remarkably easy to show IDENTICAL examples from the opposite perspective. A pox on both.

So put away for party affiliations for the moment because it's not D's or R's that are the problem - it's big, over-reaching, intrusive, insatiable government. Remarkably, even David Axelrod made that admission this weekend. Of course, they'll keep inciting you about abortion, gun rights, school prayer and welfare to keep you in their line at the voting booth.

What's that Lord Acton said about the relationship between powere and corruption? Once you see that, the scope of our problem becomes much clearer.


Posted by Obama popularity RISES, a resident of Menlo Park: Suburban Park/Lorelei Manor/Flood Park Triangle
on May 20, 2013 at 4:08 pm

Potomac Fever gets his news from Leno and Fox, whom he copies verbatim. Everyone else works on facts.

Such as: Obama's popularity has been rising the last few months (2 points the last month,) along with the Democrat Party (11 point swing.)

The GOP, according to CNN, is at it's lowest level since 92, specifically, Republicans, at 59 percent unfavorable, are at their highest unpopularity level since CNN started the poll question in 1992.

The GOP appeals to their limited base with Benghazi and Darryl Issa's not reporting that he knew about the Bush appointee and the IRS since June 2012.

The GOP offends the independents and moderates along with the left.

CNN: "But views of the GOP have moved in the opposite direction. Fifty-nine percent of Americans have an unfavorable opinion of the Republican Party, tying the all-time record for negative views of the GOP. That's a five-point increase since March... Favorable ratings for the Democratic Party are up six points in that same time."

Obama a tough week? Ha! More months like that and Hillary can measure curtains.

Betcha he'd love the GOP to continue their stupid investigations, while everyone yawns and wonders when John Boenher will fulfill his 'Jobs are #1' promise from years ago.


Posted by Joe, a resident of Menlo Park: Suburban Park/Lorelei Manor/Flood Park Triangle
on May 20, 2013 at 7:14 pm

Just goes to show you -- it's time for a complete house cleaning -- D, R, I, ?, W, M, x, everybody.

My vote is for George Washington or Abraham Lincoln, but I'll bet there would be sufficient dissenters to keep them out of office today.


Posted by Carrie, a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on May 20, 2013 at 7:52 pm

Couldn't have had too tough a week he is coming to the bay area in June to fill up his cash register. Then heading off to Africa. Getting in all the trips he can on the American people. Too bad he can't do his job he was elected for.


Posted by C Parker, a resident of Menlo Park: Menlo Oaks
on May 21, 2013 at 9:51 am

Obama was elected for JOBS, as were the Republicans in 2010.

Who can't do the job they were elected for? John Boehner!

Jobs bills from Boehner = 0

Abortion votes = dozens!

ACA healthcare repeal votes in vain = 37

Job chart for the last 6 years = Web Link

Whee are the jobs you promised, John Boehner?

Those are the reasons that polls show the GOP brand at an all time low (see above posters poll)

Those are the reasons Obama blew Mr 47% out of the water by 5 million votes.


Posted by Norman, a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on May 21, 2013 at 6:05 pm

Obama had a bad week? How about all of those non-profits that have been tyrannized by Obama's IRS? How about those reporters who have found out that they have been spied upon? Now we have the head of the IRS's tax exempt division about to plead the 5th Amendment. Our Constitution is having a bad week.


Posted by C Parker, a resident of Menlo Park: Menlo Oaks
on May 21, 2013 at 6:36 pm

"that have been tyrannized by Obama's IRS" It was a couple years ago, under a Bush appointee. Keep listening to Michael (Weiner) Savage, though .

Darryl Issa knew about this in July 2012 and did nothing, because he knew it was no big deal, just a couple bad apples in the thriving megalopolis of, uh, yeah, Cincinnati.

Even some in the GOP are now slowly getting that they overreached. Those hollering about impeachment look like idiots, or worse.


Posted by Potomac Fever, a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on May 21, 2013 at 11:56 pm

Doug Shulman is a Democrat who made contributions to the Democratic National Committee. President Bush, in the interest of bi-partisanship appointed Shulman as IRS Director. Contrary to what liberals will tell you, Bush Administration did not target leftist groups. Shulman actually performed well under Bush because he knew that Bush would not tolerate and IRS abuse of power including targeting of any kind. So Shulman had to be politically neutral because he would have been immediately fired if he were caught using the IRS to intimidate anyone.

But once Obama took office the fox was watching the hen house. Shulman quickly adopted the corrupt persona of the Obama Administration. It is a well known fact that Obama hates Republicans and will do anything in his power to crush them. And like a bunch of bootjack thugs, the IRS under the auspices of the Obama Administration, targeted Christians and Republicans.


Posted by C Parker, a resident of Menlo Park: Menlo Oaks
on May 22, 2013 at 9:53 am

Bush appointee "Shulman actually performed well under Bush because he knew that Bush would not tolerate..."

What a baseless load of hooey. Bush had his fingers on everything?!?! Like being told on Aug 6, 2001 that "Bin Laden Determined to Attack in US" and staying on vacation for weeks afterward, kind of fingers on everything?

Keep peddling it all you want, but no one's buying. Potomac's a big Alex Jones/infowars fan, I see...


Posted by C Parker, a resident of Menlo Park: Menlo Oaks
on May 22, 2013 at 10:07 am

- "...adopted the corrupt persona of the Obama Administration"

Potomac is deeply confused and misspelled the word REAGAN, as in

- The Bush appointee "...adopted the corrupt persona of the REAGAN Administration"

because, even looking at the criminal Nixon administration, the record for criminal indictments and convictions belongs to the Reagan administration:

- "The presidency of Ronald Reagan in the United States was marked by multiple scandals, resulting in the investigation, indictment, or conviction of over 138 administration officials, the largest number for any US president"

For an abbreviated review: Web Link

When the GOP and partisan hacks use phrases like "the corrupt persona of the Obama Administration" you know several things:
- they're liars, without facts
- they have no sense of history
- they have lost all focus and balance
- they have nothing to prove any of their so called scandals, as we have seen for years now, from fictional "death panels" to false emails about Libya, etc...


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