By: Jeffrey Klein
Political Buzz Examiner
The hypocritical irony just keeps flowing from the White House to the point where I am certain that the Chicago Gang, the “White House,” and Jay Carney have no credibility left whatsoever, when trying to “spin” negative facts into pluses for President Obama’s reelection campaign.
The “eye” of the latest perfect storm hit today, with President Obama giving a speech before 900 editors and publishers after The Associated Press’ annual meeting, wherein he attacked and demonized the second annual budget produced by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), according to a FOXNews article today.
“It’s a Trojan horse. Disguised as deficit reduction plan, it’s really an attempt to impose a radical vision on our country,” Obama said. “It’s nothing but thinly veiled social Darwinism.”
He went on to say the plan is “antithetical to our entire history.”
On Monday, before the speech today, when the text of the speech was released, Congressman Ryan’s spokesman, Conor Sweeney, wasted no time in returning fire:
“For four years the president has refused to honestly confront the most predictable economic crisis in our history.”
“Instead, he has accelerated the nation toward this looming debt-fueled crisis with reckless budgets, always accompanied by partisan speeches that seek to divide the nation, in order to distract from his legacy of broken promises.”
“If he thinks there is no political price to pay for this total abdication of leadership, he is due for a rude awakening.”
President Obama’s indictment of the House Republican’s budget seems incredibly audacious, especially as his Administration has never passed a budget, and their own financial legerdemain has been a certified failure.
And, this past month is no exception.
Next up, President Obama’s elder daughter, who is just 13 years old, was caught in full spring break mode, hosting 12 girlfriends on a junket to Oaxaca, Mexico, ala Paris Hilton, except that hers included the full protection of 25 secret service agents, as well as local Mexican law enforcement–no doubt because the U.S. State Department has warned all Americans to stay away from 14 out of 31 of Mexico’s states due to drug cartel violence, according to a March 19th Daily Caller article.
Since the March 19th Agence France-Presse article, it appears that many of the news outlets that picked up the story and pictures have since scrubbed it, according to research by the Daily Caller, including The Huffington Post, International Business Times, The Australian, The Telegraph and Global Grind.
One blogger postulated that the trip cost more than the average American earns in a lifetime.
Yesterday, President Obama took it on the chin again, when Solar Trust for America–another California green energy start up he championed–declared bankruptcy, just a year after having received $2.1 billion in conditional loan guarantees from the Department of Energy, which Energy Secretary Steven Chu described as, “the largest amount ever offered to a solar project,” according to Joel Gerhke’s Washington Examiner article yesterday.
Finally, the monthly grand prize winner is the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA).
The GSA manages all government property and entities around the country, through 12,554 employees and a $20.9 billion annual operating budget–presumably with an eye to austerity.
Accordingly, it is incredible that upper management ‘self-planned’ their annual convention with such opulence that it rivaled Simon Cowl’s (creator of American Idol) 40th birthday party.
When it was all said and done, their own Inspector General reported that they had spent a whopping $820,000 wining, dining and otherwise pampering their top 300 employees ($2,733 pp) at the M Resort Spa and Casino–located in Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s hometown of Henderson, Nevada, according to a FOXNews article today.
The report lamented…
“As the agency Congress has entrusted with developing the rules followed by other federal agencies for conferences, GSA has a special responsibility to set an example, and that did not occur here.”
In the end, Martha Johnson, GSA chief, could not save her own job, even after sacrificing Public Buildings Service Chief Robert Peck, and her own top adviser, Stephen Leeds.
Ms. Johnson included these parting words in her resignation letter…
“I feel I must step aside as administrator so that the agency can move forward at this time with a fresh leadership team … Collectively, the people of GSA now must review, repair and rebuild.”
Seems like a perfect prescription for President Barack Obama and his Administration too.