Urbin Report

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Insight into BHO

Some our Dear Leader's recent actions give some valuable insight into his policies and priorities. Here are three examples.

Wanting disabled vets to pick up their own tab at VA hospitals. That Jon Stewart jumped on him over this, is a clear sign that this was an incredible stupid idea. It also gives an insight into BHO’s priorities. Money for Disabled military veterans is OK to cut from the budget. $900 million for the terrorist group Hamas and billions for the vote fraud specialists at ACORN is a good place to spend US tax payer dollars.

His “gift” for the British Prime Minister. The British PM gives a thoughtful and historically significant gift designed to honor the new President. BHO gives the Prime Minister, who is blind in one eye and in danger of losing sight in his other eye, a set of DVDs. To further demonstrate the lack of thought in this gift, the DVDs are not encoded in the regional format for the UK, i.e. they won’t play in most UK DVD players. The only thing more insulting would to have included Netflicks return envelopes.

Picking Hillary Rodham Clinton as Secretary of State. From a political standpoint, it was smart move. It got her out of the Senate, where she was seen as a strong party leader. From a governing the country standpoint, it doesn’t seem that smart. How many fluent Russian speakers are there in the State Department? Enough to get the word “reset” translated properly is a pretty safe bet. HRC couldn’t find one though. The Russians have to be questioning her basic competence now. HRC is infamous for selecting staff for their personal loyalty to her above all else. Is she letting that go down to the level of picking a translator on that basis rather than competence in the Russian language? It appears so. HRC is certainly smart, and politically savvy, but foreign policy was never her strong point. BHO it seems, was more concerned about removing a political rival from a position that threatened him, than selecting a qualified individual for an important foreign policy position.