What a Day!

Wow, Obama is really working hard for us “folks.” Look at his schedule for today:
10:00 am || Receives the Presidential Daily Briefing
2:25 pm || Hosts the Second-Annual White House Student Film Festival; East Room

Maybe he just wants to bone up on his basketball Final Four predictions. Because that’s really important – you know!
Meanwhile, Michelle is in Japan offending our Asian ally.

The Daily Mail explains:

ichelle Obama has had an awkward start to her visit to Japan as she was pictured towering over Emperor Akihito and stumbling as she tried to bow, shake his hand and curtsey at once.

The First Lady, dressed in a florid combination of a blazer and skirt, dwarfed the Emperor in her silver stilettos, while he maintained his composure and smiled politely. She then squatted slightly while shaking his hand, seemingly trying to disguise the difference of height between them.

Mrs Obama, who is 5ft 9in tall, also caused embarrassment earlier in the day when she grabbed Akie Abe, wife of Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, in a hug-and-handshake combination while the Japanese First Lady was trying to bow.
Excessive physical contact is frowned upon in Japan, and strict traditions govern the practice of bowing. Despite intensive etiquette coaching, successive U.S. officials have famously got it wrong.

In 2009, President Barack Obama was was photographed bending to nearly a 90 degree angle when he greeted the Japanese Emperor at the Imperial Palace. His efforts were widely mocked.

In another example of over-enthusiastic bowing, the President was pictured bowing to a robot in 2014 while the Japanese people around him remained upright.

In 1994, then-President Bill Clinton went to the other extreme, causing offence by inclining his head and shoulders forward and mysteriously pressing his hands together when he met the Emperor.

Awkwardness and tension underpins much of the First Lady’s visit.

Her three-day trip is being described as a ‘makeup call’ after she ‘snubbed’ the Japanese by failing to accompany her husband during his state visit to Japan last year.

Japan’s Prime Minister, Shinzō Abe, is due to make a reciprocal visit to America next month.

Mrs Obama’s previous no-show upset members of the Japanese establishment so deeply that one politician, Kazuyuki Hamada, made the outrageous claim that the Obamas were getting divorced, as the president had been using Secret Service agents to cover for his extramarital affairs.

GOP Releases Budget

The Blaze reports:

House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price (R-Ga.) said Tuesday that his proposal would balance within 10 years, a move that’s needed to end the growing anxiety felt by companies that believe that massive tax hikes on companies is the only way to pay down the national debt.

“We know that job creators and future entrepreneurs see today’s large debt levels as tomorrow’s likely tax hikes, interest rate increases, and inflationary pressures,” he said in an op-ed for USA Today. “Through policies like fundamental tax reform, expanded energy production and the streamlining or outright elimination of unnecessary regulations, our budget would create an environment where folks can plan for the future with greater confidence and optimism.”

Price said the budget would cut $5.5 trillion in spending over the next decade, and balances the budget within a decade, something Obama’s budget plan never accomplishes.

The GOP budget will get there by following through on many of the ideas it’s proposed in the past, including shifting Medicare into plan that lets people buy their own health care, a step Republicans have said is needed to keep the program alive for future generations.

Also as expected, the budget proposes a repeal of Obamacare, the 2010 law that Republicans have targeted for elimination from the day it was enacted. That goal is becoming increasingly more difficult as millions of people now use Obamacare, but Price said repeal would still give Congress a chance to “build a system that works for patients, families and physicians, not Washington.”

In other areas, the GOP budget looks to boost defense spending, give states more control over education funding, and look to trim billions in waste. One example Price gave was to eliminate a loophole that lets people receive both unemployment and disability benefits at the same time.

Funky Michelle Cavorts With Ellen

What is it with the Obamas? Most people would have enough adulation just being in the White House.

Not these two. They have to get on TV talk shows that used to be (and should be) beneath the dignity of the leader of the free world. They crave the limelight and the applause as well as the power. How else can you explain GloZelle? Most normal Americans would be embarrassed to dip that low. Obama wasn’t and last night POTUS went on Jimmy Kimmel to hold court. Michelle appeared on Ellen Degeneres in a segment that airs Monday to share her hipness. They gave us a glimpse of them dancing to “Uptown Funk.” Take a look, but it spoils the song forever.

Ellen’s a much better dancer than Michelle. And that outfit? Not becoming. For her it could be called “Uptown Chunk” because she’s not as slim as she wants you to be But the comments on it were glowing with appreciation for her. Unbelievable.

Cohen Did It Again

Our representative from the 9th district went on Megyn Kelly’s show last night to try to explain why he wouldn’t attend Netanyahu’s speech today.

As usual, Steve Cohen looked like an ass. Kelly was having none of his arguments.

Of course, like a true Democrat, Cohen turned it into something about himself. He became the spectacle and it wasn’t pretty.

Doesn’t everyone have to attend a meeting they don’t like at times? What about the obligation to the people he represents? What about wanting to hear the other side of the story?

It doesn’t apply in Democrat land.

Comments on Fox’s facebook pages and even the ones from the Commercial Appeal were negative on him. Well, there was one who thought he was courageous. A family member perhaps?