Friday, January 02, 2009

President-Elect Obama Votes "Absent"

“If someone was sending rockets on my house where my daughters were sleeping at night, I would do everything to stop it, and I would expect Israelis to do the same thing.” President-elect Barack Obama

President-elect Barack Obama motions for the crowd to be quiet as someone in his group hits onto the 18th green at the Mid Pacific Country Club in Kailua, Hawaii on December 29, 2008.
REUTERS/Hugh Gentry

By way of Chuck Thinks Right, from a CNN poll:
Seventy-six percent of Americans questioned in a CNN/Opinion Research Corp. survey released Wednesday said Obama is a strong and decisive leader
What is so "strong and decisive" about the future leader of the free world who hasn't hesitated to hold press conferences from his president-elect podium for the last month-and-a-half, giving his cerebral pearls of ponderance on the economic challenges ahead, the auto bailout, Iran, etc; yet when a major foreign policy issue looms large just around the corner of his presidency, he now thinks to vote "present" "absent", and is too busy vacationing in Hawaii? For Obama, this amounts to "recharging his batteries"; but for Bush escaping away to Crawford during times of crisis, he is roundly criticized.

Barack "Can't I just finish my waffle" Obama can go back to enjoying his flavored ice before it melts; and contemplate deep thoughts about the next 4 years of decision-making. In 18 days, vacation times over for the president-elect. And it won't be "just words" without consequences he'll have to answer for.

President-elect Barack Obama walks out of Kokonuts Shave Ice with a bowl of shave ice at Hawaii Kai shopping center on December 26, 2008.


REUTERS/Hugh Gentry



Flopping Aces related reads:
Dems blame Obama for stimulus delay
Al Jazeera: Obama’s Gaza silence condemned

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8 Comments:

Blogger Gayle said...

"Obama is a strong and decisive leader"? How do they know that? I'll judge him on what he proves to be, not on what I hope he might be. I'll be fairer to him than the libs have been to President Bush, and it won't take any effort on my part to accomplish that.

Friday, January 02, 2009 12:04:00 PM  
Blogger christian soldier said...

WS-Hope the year 2009 is good to you...
Re:BHO's signal to the golfing crowd...
Is it Big Brother is Silencing You as apposed to ---Big Brother is Watching You ... or both..?

Couldn't resist--have a great day...
C-CS

Friday, January 02, 2009 12:20:00 PM  
Blogger Marie's Two Cents said...

Great Post Word :-)

He has been elected the next President of this Country (God Help Us All)

He can really hide in plain site now!

Friday, January 02, 2009 12:29:00 PM  
Blogger Bob said...

A bowl of shave ice?

Do they still eat that crap?

Friday, January 02, 2009 12:39:00 PM  
Blogger Chuck said...

For Obama, this amounts to "recharging his batteries"; but for Bush escaping away to Crawford during times of crisis, he is roundly criticized.


Good point. It's going to be an interesting 4 years.

Friday, January 02, 2009 12:58:00 PM  
Blogger cube said...

BO, the penultimate empty suit, is getting his water carried at every opportunity.

Friday, January 02, 2009 5:09:00 PM  
Blogger Average American said...

Seventeen days left until "buyers remorse" starts to set in for the other half of the voters. Our half have had it since Nov. 4th.

Friday, January 02, 2009 10:02:00 PM  
Blogger Dee said...

The Drive By Media's bias is astounding. I was thinking the same thing that whenever Bush took a trip (it was never really a vacation for him) that he was criticized but I couldn't believe how the media was talking about how Obama was keeping one eye on the economy and the other on the Gaza situation while relaxing in Hawaii. Unbelievable!!!!!! Its almost too much to take. Is there anyone still in existence that thinks there isn't liberal media bias anymore?

Monday, January 05, 2009 10:33:00 PM  

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