Riding high on victories in the Alabama and Mississippi Republican primaries, the Rick Santorum presidential campaign sent senior strategist John Brabender (who looks like he might, at any moment, glower and say “I have nipples, Greg. Could you milk me?”) on to CNN’s Starting Point to talk about his candidate’s path to victory, and to take a few shots at former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, the delegate leader. Brabender called on conservatives to rally around Santorum rather than nominate “Barack Obama Lite,” and threw in a gratuitous shot about Gov. Romney’s infamous “dog-on-car” road trip.Anchor Soledad O’Brien asked Brabender, “The polls were not in your favor, and I got a sense everybody was tamping down expectations leading up to these two races, and then you won. What happened?”“Everybody thought Romney was going to win Mississippi,” Brabender replied, “and everybody thought Gingrich was … [Read more...] about Santorum Adviser Calls Mitt Romney ‘Barack Obama Lite,’ Whacks Him Over Dog On Car
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President Barack Obama really, really loathes right now.In a Tuesday speech in front of the Key Bridge in Washington, D.C., Obama wondered why on earth Republicans would want to block his proposal to make up a budget shortfall in the Highway Trust Fund (responsible for maintaining highways and roads) by increasing taxes on gas companies.“It’s not crazy. It’s not socialism. It’s not the imperial presidency,” he said with clear exasperation. “We’re just building roads and bridges, like we have for the past 50 years, 100 years.”The speech coincides with a letter from the Department of Transportation released today, in which Secretary Anthony Foxx warned Congress that, should they not act before August 1st, the shortfall in funding would mean that reimbursements to states for highway construction projects would be delayed. While gas taxes have been financing the Highway Trust Fund for decades, they have not been raised in that time — … [Read more...] about Obama Exasperated: Building Highways Is Not ‘Socialism’ or ‘Imperial Presidency’
During Tuesday’s White House Press Briefing, reporter Wendell Goler, sitting in for Fox News’ Ed Henry, decided to use his time to poke fun at President Barack Obama’s assertion last week that he’s “not interested in photo ops” when it comes to the crisis at America’s border with Mexico. “Is President Obama enjoying himself at his photo op this afternoon?” Goler asked White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest, prompting chuckles from the rest of the press corps. He was referring to a speech the president delivered on the economy from the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center in Virginia. “And is he likely to be just as unhappy with the photo op he has planned later this week on infrastructure?”Earnest answered, well, earnestly, saying, “The president seemed to be in good spirits today,” before realizing exactly what Goler was getting at.“I’m getting back to his blowing off photo ops on the … [Read more...] about Fox Reporter to Earnest: Is Obama ‘Enjoying His Photo Op’ Today?
The Fox & Friends troika warned their viewers Thursday morning not to be fooled by President Barack Obama’s conciliatory tone at yesterday’s press conference, which they believed hid an agenda as uncompromising now as it was Tuesday morning.“As you’re listening to the tone and his delivery, you think wow, he seems so reasonable,” Brian Kilmeade said. “But if you listen to the words and actually read the transcript, he says things like, ‘I’m going to get things on my desk and I’m not going to sign them, and I’m going to sign things that are going to tick you off.’ Wow! How about that for compromise?”“Yesterday we were expecting him to have a conciliatory tone,” host Steve Doocy said. “But essentially the president said it’s either my way or the highway.”Can’t get anything past those two. Watch the clip below, via Fox News:[Image via screengrab]——>> Follow … [Read more...] about : Don’t Be Fooled by Obama’s ‘Tone’
Bruce Springsteen has played a private acoustic set for Barack Obama and his staff at the White House.According to Springsteen fansite Backstreets, via The Guardian, The Boss performed 15 songs for around 200 people last week (January 12), showcasing a career-spanning set of material.After a short reception, staff and guests were called into the East Room, where Barack and Michelle Obama entered from the Green Room, followed by Springsteen, who first thanked the outgoing President and his staff.Much of his set was understated, with Backstreets’ correspondent writing: “The mood in the room the whole night — both reception and concert — was not exactly sombre, but it wasn’t festive, either. It was elegiac, I’d say. There was a clear sense of something ending, both with the conclusion of an adventure for the staff and the silent presence of the coming political transition. Bruce’s demeanour was definitely in line with that overall … [Read more...] about Bruce Springsteen plays private farewell gig for Barack Obama