You mean that Obama's staff can take Air force ONE on a joyride over Manhattan without his knowledge?
At 4:39 p.m. Monday, the White House issued an apology for the flyover. Louis E. Caldera, director of the White House Military Office, who served in the Clinton administration as secretary of the Army, said in a statement:
Last week, I approved a mission over New York. I take responsibility for that decision. While federal authorities took the proper steps to notify state and local authorities in New York and New Jersey, itís clear that the mission created confusion and disruption. I apologize and take responsibility for any distress that flight caused.
When President Obama learned of the episode on Monday afternoon, aides said, he, too, was furious. Senior administration officials conveyed the presidentís anger in a meeting with Mr. Caldera on Monday afternoon.
This looks more like pointing the finger of BLAME than any form of apology or taking responsibility to me dude. But then, I don't wallow in denial either trying to defend this Community Organizers gross incompetence.
Carry on; it is comforting to know that the smartest man on the planet, our dear leader, is so well informed by his OWN staff and has such good control over his OWN aircraft.
You just cannot fabricate the level of denial and spin we are now getting from the same Liberal Bush Bashers who spent every waking moment impugning Bush for everything from Natural Disasters to terrorist attacks planned during Clinton's Presidency.
I know when you are a rabid hyper partisan who wallows in denial and spends every waking moment avoiding reality; it would be difficult to comprehend simple FACTS like these.
Democrats, since taking over the Congress, have taken this nation from a deficit of less than $200 billion to a deficit now suggested to be around $1.8 trillion.
I think we can put the notion that Democrats are fiscally responsible to rest.
Carry on; it is amusing watching hyper partisans like you attempt to carry the water for such gross incompetence.
I cannot imagine how some educated economists can even argue the case for what this Government is doing without chuckling or laughing out loud.
NOTHING good can come of such spending when they won't even be transparent and honest enough to have an HONEST public debate about HOW they are going to pay for it all.
Doesn't it strike you as suspect that we have yet to talk about who is going to pay for this stuff? Do you realize that if you taxed the richest 2% of people in the USA 100% it would still be insufficient?
Do you still believe that carbon taxes on polluting industries, taxes on businesses and increasing the costs of manufacturing will have no impact on YOU personally?
Do you think that businesses do not pass those costs and taxes onto YOU the consumer?
Do you honestly think that the few hundred dollars Obama is giving to those who earn less than $250,000K AGI will make a dent on the economy?
Do you honestly think that State Governments, typically in Liberal States, are increasing the taxes on their citizens to cover for their own lost revenue and Liberal programs?
Where in all these denials have you even asked who pays for all these wonderful Government green programs and vast expansion of the Federal Bureaucracy and Federal Debt; which will soon surpass 25% of the Federal budget?
It is obvious that the fawning supporters of the Community Organizer, much like him, wallow in blissful denial thinking that there will not be a BILL at the end of the day to pay for all these wonderful programs and vast expansion of Government intrusion into every aspect of our lives.
It is almost as laughable as the notion the poorer among us have that there will be no cost for Government managed healthcare and that somehow, OTHERS will be paying for it.
Consider this a REALITY check and hardly anything remotely partisan because if Republicans were doing this I would have the exact same response.
Last edited by Felicity; 04-29-09 at 01:55 PM.
Do you not see the blatant hypocrisy it takes to make the arguments you do?
You are beyond irrelevant. I just like pointing it out from time to time when I am bored.