Friday, July 26, 2013
In much the same way that Anthony "Carlos Danger" Weiner has been unable to stop tweeting pictures of his trouser snake, Barack "Fiscal Nightmare" Obama has been unable to stop himself from calling for aggressive redistribution of wealth yet again.
In his recent economic speech, Barry made it explicitly clear that he hates the accumulation of wealth more than he desires widespread growth, saying that some people having more than others "isn't just morally wrong, it's bad economics."
Which is why "closing the gap" between the wealthy and the middle class by bringing down the wealthy (rather than raising up the poor and middle class) "must be Washington's highest priority," according to the president, who adds "It's certainly my highest priority." Okay, he didn't say that part about "bringing down the wealthy," but his policies say it quite eloquently.
In his speech, the president focused on the very real problems of the middle class (while missing the fact that he's personally their biggest problem), then laid out a bold new plan for re-energizing the economy, creating jobs, and equalizing the distribution of wealth by tackling rich people in the dark, sitting on their chests, and repeatedly smashing their skulls into the sidewalk. The plan could go into effect as soon as early August, when the president and his hoodie arrive in Martha's Vineyard which is absolutely crawling with wealthy bastards who deserve some "whoop ass."
Just kidding! Barry didn't lay out any new plans, but just repeated his same failed talking points about increasing the size of government, investing in education, setting up more government job training programs, passing out shovels for infrastructure repair, and buying a buttload of lotto tickets.
In closing, the president said "When the rungs on the ladder of opportunity grow farther apart, it undermines the very essence of this country."
Because as Obama has repeatedly told us, the best way to strengthen the essence of this country is to use the "ladder of opportunity" to climb over the fences along the Mexican border.
And as much as Hope n' Change would like to end this commentary on that somewhat humorous note, we just can't. Because Obama said something else in his speech which demands a response.
The president said the reason that so many people are suffering in this economy, and the reason the "recovery" is almost anything but, is because “with the endless distraction of political posturing and phony scandals and Lord knows what, Washington keeps taking its eye off the ball. And that needs to stop.”
Phony scandals, Barry? You mean the miserable lying (and ongoing) coverup of the deaths in Benghazi in which you gave cover and comfort to Al Qaeda? You mean the dozens (if not hundreds) of people shot to death with "Fast and Furious" weaponry that your administration gave to Mexican drug cartels? You mean your use of the IRS as a political weapon to change the outcome of the last election and suppress dissenting speech?
There's nothing "phony" about any of these scandals. Every one is better documented than any detail of Obama's personal history.
So STFU, Mr. Soetoro - because there is nothing in this sad and suffering world more phony than you.