Monday, March 12, 2012

HERE WE GO LOOP-TI-LOOPHOLE

The following comes from a post by by Ed Morrissey.

As a candidate, Obama pledged that lobbyists “will not run my White House.” But on Monday, the president brought in one of this town’s most prominent lobbyists to run his White House — or at least a nice piece of it.

Steve Ricchetti, whose long list of lobbying clients included Fannie Mae, General Motors, the American Hospital Association and Eli Lilly, was tapped to be counselor to Vice President Biden.
Ricchetti achieved this feat — getting around the ban on lobbyists serving in the administration — by using one of Washington’s most-honored traditions: the loophole. Just as Obama won the presidency, Ricchetti de-registered as a lobbyist for his various clients. But he remained president of the lobbying firm that continued to work for many of those same clients, as well as a few more, such as the American Bankers Association.

Only in today’s Washington could a president circumvent his own ban on hiring lobbyists by hiring the head of a lobbying firm.

(End of Article)

Turns out, President BO (the child president) is not as good at what he does as these kids are at what they do. And like the kids, he usually does not know his right from his left.



And the kids are much cuter.

30 comments:

sue hanes said...

Joe - Thank you so much for that
Really cool video. I absolutely LOVED the little boy - front and center - who was most likely not interested in doing the dumb Loopty Loo - but rather was planning which little girl he would hit on later.

Loopholes/Snoochholes.

Joe - don't ya know that in the Vicious/But Wonderful World Of Politics - anything goes?

And if Our Really Cool Guy Prez can get away with hiring Steve Ricchetti - a lobbyist in a big way - then more Power - to him.

And further more - MR. HOT AIR
HIMSELF - put that in yer pipe and smoke it.

Btw - Joe - I hope you and the missus had a GREAT weekend.

And what do YOU think about the pipline - Joe?

jus' wonderin'

Lone Ranger said...

Obama pledged, Obama pledged, Obama pledged. So what? Surely we all (except liberals) should know by now that Obama lies every time he opens his mouth. The only campaign pledge he's kept is the one to make gasoline prices skyrocket.

Word-Drum said...

Surprised? Why?

voodookobra1 said...

Liberals are not bad people they are trusting people and really believe that government will save them in some way. They are victims of schools that teach them and have no clue how to balance a check book or how to really get their own hands dirty. I am not staunch conserv rather moderate and I can see that liberals have the feeling that they need to save the world until they have to open their own wallets and pay for it.

As a hardcore believer in Capitalism, I am starting a business out of my home. *I* can make a woman who wishes to be known as a proud slut– in one session between sunset and sunrise! Naturally, there are *minimum physical & age requirements that I require for all candidates. Also, bring adequate amounts of cash (…to pay for 1/2 dozen bumper stickers you will be awarded as a graduate….) Call: 1-999-PRD-SLUT for an appointment. [appointments only on Saturday, Wednesday weekly. The other daze are for research & rest..

Lone Ranger said...

Rapists and serial killers are not bad people. They were just abused as children. Pfft. Evil is evil and Whenever given a choice between good and bad, liberals ALWAYS come down on the wrong side of the fence.

sue hanes said...

Hey voodoocobra1 - How ya been?

MY CONSERVATIVE PERSPECTIVE said...

So, how's that hope and change treating you? Let's look at the video tape. Just off the top of my head, a few of these concerning issues include: a debt crisis that has us hurdling towards a Greek-style collapse, entitlement programs going bankrupt, a credit downgrade for the first time in our history, a government takeover of the health care industry that makes care more expensive and puts a rationing panel of faceless bureaucrats between you and your doctor (aka a “death panel”), $4 and $5 gas at the pump exacerbated by an anti-drilling agenda that rejects good paying energy sector jobs and makes us more dependent on dangerous foreign regimes, a war in Afghanistan that seems unfocused and unending, a global presidential apology tour that’s made us look feeble and ridiculous, a housing market in the tank, the longest streak of high unemployment since World War II, private-sector job creators and industry strangled by burdensome regulations and an out-of-control Obama EPA, an attack on the Constitutional protection of religious liberty, an attack on private industry in right-to-work states, crony capitalism run amok in an administration in bed with their favored cronies to the detriment of genuine free market capitalism, green energy pay-to-play kickbacks to Obama campaign donors, and a Justice Department still stonewalling on a bungled operation that armed violent Mexican drug lords and led to the deaths of hundreds of innocent people.He is lobbying Israel not to launch on attack on Iran, but to sit around and wait from them to attack first. So, all and all, I'd say that this current administration is in deep doo-doo. Is it no wonder that this mornings paper showed that Obama's approval rating sunk to new low?
Oh what a tangled web we weave, when we endeavor to deceive.
That's the way these J a c k a s s e s of the lewd and lascivious Left show their honesty.
And the only thing good that I see coming out of all this is that Obama will be going

Aquarians Love To Cuddle said...

"........[President Obama]is not as good at what he does as these kids are at what they do........."

Oh yeah?
Let's see any of these kids get elected President of the great U.S. of A.!
Then again, time will tell!

".....And like the kids, he usually does not know his right from his left......"

Politically speaking or physically speaking?

There is a reason why the Romans defined the Left as 'Sinistra' and the Right as 'Dextra' you know.

TEST

Aquarians Love To Cuddle said...

MY CONSERVATIVE PERDITION said,

".....That's the way these [Yankees] of the lewd and lascivious Left show their honesty......"

You forgot 'licentious'. Not to mention sordid, seedy and untoward.

The Serpentdove Said said...

Aquarians Love To Cuddle said...

MY CONSERVATIVE PERDITION said,

".....That's the way these [Yankees] of the lewd and lascivious Left show their honesty......"

You forgot 'licentious'. Not to mention sordid, seedy and untoward.




Amen to that.

Ducky's here said...

My Conservative Perspective --- try a paragraph. It will make it easier for the fringe right short bussers who might try to read your rant.

Aquarians Love To Cuddle said...

Dearest Serpentdove,

Before you start 'amen-ing' me, know that, from my political perspective, I consider all 330 +/- million known Yankees to be Librul scum.
Except Joe - he's a slightly left-of-centre moderate.

Aquarians Love To Cuddle said...

As a former 'short-busser(sic)' myself (granted it was a short donkey cart from whence I came), I can attest to our lack of literary acumen.

In fact just today I learned about the subtle difference in meaning between the words 'tragedy' and 'calamity'.
I'll explain it for you:

If, for instance, our friend Bojangles Drakelet's here was walking along the banks of the River Charles and happened to fall in, well, that would be a tragedy. Now if one of his Sand-Hog buddies were to pull him out? Well, that would be a calamity. See the difference?

"Well I love that dirty water...
Oh, Boston, you're my home (oh, yeah)

The Serpentdove Said said...

Dearest Aquarians Love To Cuddle.
I am honored and grateful that you quoted me, but frankly I couldn't care less what the hell you think.

Knuckledraggin said...

Bojangles is either a Chicken and Biscuit joint or a black-faced tap dancer, in either case who care?

Aquarians Love To Cuddle said...

Dearest The Serpentdove Said,

Goodness gracious!
Do you eat with that same mouth?

If you care not for my neural-synaptic cognition, take back that 'Amen to that' riposte then. Or is your 'caring what I think' incumbent upon what I might write and whether you concur/understand?

Aquarians Love To Cuddle said...

Dearest Knuckledraggin,

"Bojangles" is my diminutive term of endearment for our ever present canardic Canard - aka - 'Ducky's here'

Do keep up.

Joe said...

You guys (and/or gals) have just as much fun without me.

I think I'll just sit back and watch.

The question man said...

Here yoy go again with your slanted views and lies. Socialism is a form of government that nationalizes private property, and controls the means of production. No private property, and no private ownership of businesses.

Marxism is the transitional state between capitalism and socialism. You must have the nationalization of private assets and industry as your goal before anything that you do can be called “marxism”

Raising taxes is not socialism. Bailing out auto manufacturers is not socialism. Passing healthcare reform isn’t socialism. Establishing a single payer healthcare industry is not socialism.

If Obama had socialism socialism is his goal, everything he does would be marxism. Obama hasn’t declared that socialism is his goal….so nothing he does is marxsim.

I can keep writing the facts about Right-wing racism, and the lame defenders will ALWAYS resort to character Assassination, because they can’t refute my facts or the obvious. The Right-wing of America are the biggest racists, bigots, extremists, homophobic people in the world.

Another fact, Most people are STILL racists and hate having a black man as President…because he’s black! The proof is in the pudding!

Exactly HOW did President Obama ruin this country. I hear you conserves talk about he’ll ruin this country but don’t mention how Bush ALREADY ruined it and you want to “take our country back”……FROM WHO? What freedoms have you lost since Obama’s been President? NONE!!!! Think for yourself instead of repeating racist republican rhetoric!
Now, once again we are seeing this "Birth Certificate story" pop up again.
No he was not born in Kenya and not a muslim nor a fraud.
Same thing with the birthers. Just admit it. Be honest. You guys can’t stand that a black dude got elected to be President. It doesn’t make your viewpoint any less idiotic, but at least you’re being honest with yourself.

Joe said...

QM: "Bailing out auto manufacturers is not socialism. Passing healthcare reform isn’t socialism. Establishing a single payer healthcare industry is not socialism."

It is when forced on you by the government with penalties and fees to madate coverage.

It is when it comes with stipulations such as "Now you have to make battery powered cars that don't work, catch fire and nobody wants."

Maybe there is a step between pure Marxism and the introduction to Marxism.

At any rate, the government has absolutely too much control over our lives now, and more is not going to decrease it one bit (to state the obvious).

Our direction is Marxism and Socialism and if you can't see that you are blinder than the proverbial bat.

Wake up!

Aquarians Love To Cuddle said...

The questionable man said,

".....If Obama had [socialism as] his goal, everything he does would be marxism....."

Curious logic. If President Obama had Marxism as his goal, would:

A) he shoot an elephant in is pajamas?
or
B) everything he does be defined as socialism?

".....The Right-wing of America are the biggest racists, bigots, extremists, homophobic people in the world....."

Not true!
We Mongoloids make you Caucasoids look like Teresa of Calcutta when it comes to xenophobic bigotry - and we don't know nothin' 'bout political correctness neither.

"....No he was not born in Kenya and not a muslim nor a fraud....."

I've no idea where President Obama was born, nor do I care. I cannot attest to whether the President has a reputation for fraud or one of probity, but I can assure you that according to the tenets of Islam, any issue of a male Muslim, regardless of whether the issue practices Islam or not, is a Muslim.
Sorry.

Joe said...

TAM: "Another fact, Most people are STILL racists and hate having a black man as President…because he’s black!"

That is the most stupid statement I have ever read.

It is impossible to verify and is a total figment of your mindless imagination.

If it is true, then most blacks are racist, too.

Ar you too dumb to understand that's exactly what your statement asserts?

Aquarians Love To Cuddle said...

".....It is impossible to verify and is a total figment of your mindless imagination....."

Statements which are neither falsifiable nor verifiable are the 'stock in trade' of the Librul dialectic.

Query?
Regarding statements about race and emotions based on race, could we not instead use the following?:

".....is a total pigment of your mindless imagination...."

Or is that a pun too far?

Joe said...

ALC: Sounds off color to me.

Aquarians Love To Cuddle said...

And off colour to me!

Lone Ranger said...

When did this turn into a gay chat room?

Aquarians Love To Cuddle said...

Upon your arrival it would seem Mr. Ranger.

Lone Ranger said...

I'm polymerized tree sap and you're an inorganic adhesive, so whatever verbal projectile you launch in my direction is reflected off of me, returns to its original trajectory and adheres to you.

Joe said...

LR: The real question is: Is the angle of incidence really equal to the angle of reflection?

Aquarians Love To Cuddle said...

Well Joe, I'm so bent that the two angles will reciprocate!

Lone Ranger,
Oh yeah? Well my dad can beat up your dad!