It is hard to attain this level of multi-dimensional, coordinated hypocrisy. It takes real talent.
- BHO: "Republicans are devils."
Obama says GOP making life harder for the jobless
Jun 19, 6:07 PM (ET)
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama on Saturday pinned blame on Republicans for making life harder for the unemployed and for those who could lose their jobs without new federal intervention.
- BHO: "British Petroleum chief is a devil."
White House chief: Yacht trip another gaffe by BP
Jun 19, 2:26 PM (ET)
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama’s chief of staff says BP chief executive Tony Hayward has committed yet another in a “long line of PR gaffes” but attending a yacht race in England while the Gulf oil spill disaster continues.
Hayward faced a fresh avalanche of criticism as news circulated Saturday that he was at a yacht competition around the Isle of Wight.
White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel is mocking Hayward’s infamous statement that he wishes the crisis were over so could have his life back.
- BHO: "Five hours of golf. Nice."
Obama hits golf course with Biden on another hot, humid weekend – The Hill’s Blog Briefing Room.
By Bridget Johnson – 06/19/10 03:37 PM ET
President Barack Obama hit the golf course Saturday with Vice President Joe Biden.
The White House pool report noted that Obama left at about 1 p.m. for the course at Andrews Air Force base, and his golfing parters included White House Trip Director Marvin Nicholson and David Katz, the energy efficiency campaign manager at the Department of Energy.
Obama left the course shortly before 6 p.m.
Meanwhile the shrimpers down in the Gulf of Mexico see their livelihood vanish, but it’s no concern of the Oval Office on its golf outing.
Karl Rove mentions another piece of hot info from CBO boss Elmendorf, concerning the tax increases built into the Senate health care takeover bill.
Under questioning at a Senate hearing Tuesday, CBO Director Douglas Elmendorf admitted that the $500 billion in tax hikes in the Baucus bill would be passed onto consumers, jacking up insurance premiums. That undercuts the argument that Democratic reforms will make health care more affordable.
– Karl Rove, Wall Street Journal, Obama Hasn’t Closed the Health-Care Sale
However, you cannot find Elmendorf’s actual testimony anywhere. Not on this topic.
Meanwhile, the Senate and White House controllers meet behind closed doors, the Death Überpanel.
WASHINGTON (AP) – White House officials and Senate Democrats are meeting in private to iron out differences on a health care overhaul that could affect every American. In public, they’re united by a common enemy: the health insurance industry.
ERICA WERNER, Democrats work to finalize health legislation
Oct 15, 3:12 AM (ET).
That’s a lot of transparency: yeah, a lot of negative transparency.
These guys are getting to be better than Bill Clinton at playing Hide The Salami.
Obviously, the U.S. Senate is having difficulty getting a harmonious outcome from health care “reform" that, first, does no harm.
Instead, it looks like higher insurance premiums, government efficiency and deficits. That is mayham, my friend.