Sunday, October 10, 2010

Slurpees and Golf

President Obama hit the links yesterday for the 52nd time since taking office less than two years ago.

Before leaving for the course Obama took time to slam Republicans for their "obstructionism" -- despite Democrats holding super-majorities in both houses of Congress:

"To hear President Obama tell it, Slurpees are the beverage of choice of obstructionist Republicans.

In each of 20 political speeches over the last two months, Mr. Obama has included a riff in which he portrays GOP leaders as sipping Slurpees while hard-working Democrats struggle to pull the economy out of a ditch.

“We’re down there. It’s hot. We were sweating. Bugs everywhere. We’re down there pushing, pushing, pushing on the car. Every once in a while we’d look up and see the Republicans standing there. They’re just standing there fanning themselves — sipping on a Slurpee."

A spokesman for Slurpee refused to comment, fearing retribution from HHS head Kathleen Sebelius, who has a history of threatening those who speak out.

Hat tip: iOwnTheWorld. Linked by: Michelle Malkin. Thanks!


Anonymous said...

Embrace the Slurp(ie)


heir2freedom said...

"Power is the ultimate intoxicant. And nothing is worse than an intoxicated liar."

"We" @


Bohemian said...

Is it just me or is it just absolutely mind blowing (no pun intended) that the POTUS would use urban slang for a particular sex act (hello, Bill Clinton) to demean his opposition in public; on multiple occasions? What a classless POS!!!! He is a disgrace!!! And let me say, plausible deniability is not plausible!

Help The 99ers said...

In the House of Representatives, Democrats hold 253 of the 435 seats, which is less than a 2/3rd supermajority.

In the Senate, Democrats hold 59 of the 100 seats; Republicans hold 41. A supermajority here would be 60 seats for a filibuster-proof majority, or 67 seats to override a Presidential veto, adopt a treaty or propose a Constitutional amendment. They did hold 60 Senate seats briefly, when Al Franken was seated in July 2009, until Scott Brown was elected and took his seat in February, 2010, but they do not now hold a supermajority in either the House or the Senate.

Have Senate Republicans been obstructionist? Look at the number of cloture motions since 2001:

107th Congress (2001-2003), 71 cloture motions.
108th Congress (2003-2005), 62.
109th Congress (2005-2007), 68.
110th Congress (2007-2009), 139.
111th Congress (2007-present), 123 cloture motions filed to date.

It would be hard to argue against the evidence: Since Democrats won the majority at the beginning of the 110th Congress, Senate Republicans have indeed been obstructionist.

Finally, Golf Digest published a 2005 article "Profiling The Power Players" and identified this politican as someone who "still putts left-handed and plays 100-plus rounds a year."

That politician? John Boehner.

Phil said...

Mr. President, why Slurpees, and not something that "Rich, White Republicans" would be drinking, like mai tais or cabernet?