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The Feckless Hypocrite Returns Home Empty-Handed

October 3, 2009

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President Obama made a fool of himself and of America by his fly-by visit to Copenhagen to plead Chicago’s bid to host the 2016 Olympics.   Chicago, Obama’s home town and power base, was knocked out in the first round of voting.   Rio emerged triumphant.

Obama was still out of the country when it was announced that the unemployment rate reached 9.8% in September, the worst since June 1983.   Given the utter failure of his economic stimulus package, which we were promised would keep unemployment from rising above 8%, the president probably did himself a favor.

Obama did manage to give General McChrystal, his choice as his commander on the ground in Afghanistan,  some face time on Air Force One.  But evidently nothing of substance was decided.  We are still adrift in Afghanistan

But while the cable and radio talk show pundits who complained about Obama’s priorities in wasting his time on the Copenhagen visit are right, considering all of the big problems the country is facing,  maybe we got a break since he only makes the problems worse when he sticks around.   He could not even persuade the International Olympic Committee to see things his way.  There is no chance that he will have any success where it counts.

What bothers me more about President Obama’s failed trip than his lack of judgment about the right priorities is the sheer hypocrisy he demonstrated in going to Copenhagen in the first place.

Ironically, the negotiations to finalize a new global warming treaty are set to take place in the very same city – Copenhagen – this December.   Taking his usual swipe at the Bush administration, President Obama boasted at the United Nations Climate Summit meeting last week:

 “I am proud to say that the United States has done more to promote clean energy and reduce carbon pollution in the last eight months than at any other time in our history…We understand the gravity of the climate threat.  We are determined to act. And we will meet our responsibility to future generations.”

So what does Obama actually do?  He flies to the host city of the negotiations on a global warming treaty for a frivolous purpose, leaving an enormous carbon footprint in his wake.

The distance from Washington D.C. to Copenhagen, Denmark and back is 8,100 miles.   The total warming effect of CO2 for the president’s own flight on Air Force One (Boeing 747 / VC-25A) has been estimated by a researcher of climate change to be 2,785 tons of CO2, which must be multiplied by two since a spare plane accompanies the president on his Air Force One trips.

Then we have to add in the carbon emissions from (1) the First Lady’s separate flight plus (2) what we can assume would have been at least two cargo planes that fly ahead of Air Force One to provide the president with such items as vehicles for his motorcade.   These three planes are estimated to have a warming effect of CO2 of 2,178 tons  – a  conservative estimate because it assumes the use of the more fuel  efficient Boeing 737-800.

Using these estimated figures and conservative assumptions, the GRAND TOTAL FOR THIS ONE PRESIDENTIAL TRIP TO COPENHAGEN ALONE COMES TO 7749 TONS OF CO2 EMISSIONS.

To put this carbon fuel spewing extravangaza in perspective, the average family in the United States has an estimated carbon footprint of 19.5 tons of CO2 per year.   This means that President Obama’s fruitless trip emitted as much carbon gas as nearly 400 American families do in an entire year!

Hypocrisy + Fecklessness:   What a great combination we have serving as our president, not even counting his left-leaning policies and appointments.

 

 

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20 Comments
  1. Cas Balicki permalink
    October 3, 2009 11:09 am

    Come on, Joe, everyone knows its not CO2 that causes global warming, but trace elements such as methane, and flying to Copenhagen has nothing to do with flatulance. Besides, President Obama is far too sophisticated to have anyone pull his finger. His leg not so much, but his finger never.

    • Swemson permalink
      October 3, 2009 11:36 am

      Cas;

      Not only is CO2 not the cause of global warming (a normal & natural phenomenon) but GLOBAL WARMING isn’t bad for the earth…. THERE IS NO CLIMATE CRISIS !

      It’s COOLING that’s scary for mankind:

      This is the 4th bogus climate crisis that the media has trumpeted in the last hundred years…

      The last one was in the 1970s as an article from Newsweek from 1975 illustrates.

      Read it here: http://denisdutton.com/newsweek_coolingworld.pdf

  2. Carmen permalink
    October 3, 2009 1:07 pm

    Perfectly suitable description of the prez. I’m sure the ego has deflated quite a bit. I see the world does not consider him their prez either. I say that those in Hollywood who wants to help their prez out should set up their own little hollywood olympics where the hot air can add to global warming. They could even call it the “Obama Ego Booster Olympics” and in return, Obama can pardon Polanski since they need him in Hollywood to produce more movies that will keep the business going.

  3. Martifr permalink
    October 4, 2009 3:33 am

    It is still unbelievable that this fraud is the president. He is no leader. He is a cheer-leader for international socialists and leftists whose sworn purpose is to tear down America. He and the democrats are virulent anti-American and are the true traitors.

  4. jac mills permalink
    October 4, 2009 4:02 am

    Carmen hit the nail on the head: The world outside the U.S. really does not give a stuff about our President. It may be difficult for the White House to accept that, but, it seems to me, they feel like it is payback time. Having a Prez pitching for the Games IS somewhat arrogant in the eyes of outsiders. His presence probably would only get their backs up, especially European backs. They do not revere him or the office.

  5. October 4, 2009 4:42 am

    Hypocrisy has always been a part of human nature, however it now seems to be a national epidemic crossing all lines. I would like to see someone of David’s staff address this issue.

    http://www.lifenews.com/nat5535.html

  6. Freeme permalink
    October 4, 2009 5:55 am

    If Gorebull warming was real, why doesnt BO and old Al stay home to save energy, jetfuel and CO2 emissions? BO is in charge of the military, so all he would have to do is stop the WEATHER MODIFICATION PROGRAM and HAARP activity producing Earthquakes and floods across the planet via USAF in cooperaton with NATO, UN, EU on command from the PUPPET MASTERS pulling all their strings. It is obvious from all the facts and stats, Congress nor the WH is ‘for the people’ by any stretch of our imagination. It is all about $, CONTROL, and POWER in paring down the population, and folks, THOSE are the only games they think they will win.
    Here then are some strong words for all their dastardly deeds. For in the end, there is always Hell to pay for all the wrong doings and sins, no matter how generously they gave via ‘philanthropic contributions’ here and now. Without conscience, ethics, and totally void of compassion, they know not what they do, but suffice to say they will know who the real powers are on Reckoning Day

  7. benwaitin permalink
    October 4, 2009 8:25 am

    I wonder how many car and truck tires I will have to burn to equal Obama’s Copenhagen trip in CO2 emmissions?

  8. MaryAnn permalink
    October 4, 2009 8:34 am

    As Americas first post-American president, Obama should be pleased that Rio landed the games. He’s been telling the world that America sucks since he started campaigning; what other outcome did he expect? Maybe he thought his story about walking outside his home with his wife and his children to welcome the world to his hometown would do the trick. Or possibly Michelle’s story about her father’s personal struggles and teaching her how to fight and what a struggle it was for her to fly to Copenhagen would. Perhaps Obama thought the world would agree with him that having the games in his hometown would be a marvelous way to end his stellar presidency. Obama has presented his “The world loves Obama” and post-American views to a world that increasingly laughs at him, and us.

  9. October 4, 2009 9:41 am

    So what is scarier?

    Obama’s surrogates trying to force-feed us their crazy-left agenda?

    Or Obama himself having no clue?

    And they used to talk about Uncle Dick Cheney pulling the strings.

  10. MaryAnn permalink
    October 4, 2009 9:51 am

    Obama himself is scarier.

  11. Catherine permalink
    October 4, 2009 9:52 am

    Obama spent the last year telling the world that the U.S. is the worst country on the planet. It’s hard to turn that into a selling point.

    • Geppetto permalink
      October 4, 2009 10:34 am

      The worst country on the planet until he took office in November and what he’s done in the past 8 months to reverse the “devastation of the past eight years.” This is how he thinks and his gross overestimation of his charisma and his “special gifts” has his him, Michelle and his supporters scratching their heads over how the rest of us and the world aren’t blinded by the halo slipping from his anointed head.

      Watch how he and his minions turn this from an ignominious defeat into a stupendous victory, a tribute to his success in remaking America into a “responsible member of the global community of nations.”

  12. Joseph Cottrell permalink
    October 4, 2009 1:44 pm

    I’d just like to point out that there is one word missing from the title of this piece; it should read “The Feckless Hypocrite Returns Home Empty-Handed AGAIN.”

  13. rosine ghawji permalink
    October 4, 2009 2:22 pm

    Eliminated at the first round. Obama is a megalo ….. He had no business going to Europe when America is in a worse crisis than Europe.
    He thought he could win with his magic wand. It did not work Nobody has any kind of respect for him over there and he does not even realize it……. sad very sad ….

  14. MikeD permalink
    October 4, 2009 3:04 pm

    The choice of Rio over Chicago, which was eliminated first, should be a wake-up call to the leftists in Congress. As the rest of the Western Countries are voting for conservative values in recent elections, we still have the frauds of ‘Gorebull’ and other leftist leaning, hollywood directed and wierd yahooes running America to socialist extremes. These leaders have all brought the loss of Freedoms and failure to their constituents. Show us a successful dictator in the world today where it’s citizens have any freedoms worth talking about. Almost every one of these backward freedom-less nations started with gun ownership restrictions. Even though our Constitution guarantees each ‘legal’ citizen the right to own guns for the safety and protection of their family, the extreme leftists want to blame the gun manufacturers for the gun violence in America. What are they thinking? BO is no HOPE for anyone outside of his cronies, now called cabinet members or Czars or snitches, etc.

  15. JuanitoVerde permalink
    October 4, 2009 4:53 pm

    Rio is as godless as is New Orleans, IMO, but I was delighted to see that O missed his target on this one with Chicago, which, IMO, is a perverted city as well. I believe that Rio is a great destination for the Olympics, and it is healthy for South America, which has been denigrated far too long as a significant location.
    We got through the China Olympics with some cheating on their side, but it was a fairly good venue after all.
    Most of all, despite the wasteful extravagance of his/her trip to Copenhagen, I was happy to see his ego bump into reality for once, and it wasn’t just the lying MSM who revealed it, but the WORLD!

  16. Bud permalink
    October 4, 2009 10:43 pm

    “It is still unbelievable that this fraud is the president. He is no leader. He is a cheer-leader for international socialists and leftists whose sworn purpose is to tear down America. He and the democrats are virulent anti-American and are the true traitors.”

    I completely agree with this comment from Martifr. Why is it that even though this man is a fraud, and utterly clueless as to what America needs, senseless people still completely adore him. I just don’t get it! Simply unbelievable!

  17. Kevroc permalink
    October 5, 2009 1:59 am

    But, isn’t Denmark Joy Behar’s favorite country?!?!

    What gives??

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