No, this is not Dan resuming his old moniker, but our first guest post in a while. We’re giving a potential new GayPatriot a test run on our blog. To be fair to this Midwestern man, I am cutting and pasting the post exactly as he sent it to me, without any edits. These are his words, not mine.
For the first time since March, Obama and his faithful sidekick, TOTUS, gave a press conference today where he opened with remarks on the economy. After he blamed Bush for the 697th time this month, he launched another round of class warfare. This time, it’s the kids versus corporate jets Obama must have gotten word that Americans are getting tired of his demagogy of the millionaires and billionaires – so corporate jet owners are apparently the next victims. Just at the moment when both Republicans and Democrats are attempting to negotiate a debt deal, our first post-partisan president thought it was just the right time to reiterate his “us vs. them” agenda.
Obama claimed that Democrats had compromised in the debt talks by agreeing to billions of dollars in spending cuts. He blamed Republicans for refusing to agree to eliminate tax breaks for corporate jet owners and oil companies, while completely pretending that he didn’t know it was his own 2009 stimulus package that granted those breaks in the first place. Of course, I can hardly fault him for that; after all, nobody read the bill. Obama also said he would not engage in scare tactics, but went right ahead and forgot he said that when he set what I believe will be the tone for his re-election campaign:
“If we do not have revenues, that means there are a bunch of kids out there who do not have college scholarships,” Obama said. “[It] might compromise the National Weather Services. It means we might not be funding critical medical research. It means food inspection might be compromised. I’ve said to Republican leaders, ‘You go talk to your constituents and ask them, “Are you willing to compromise your kids’ safety so some corporate-jet owner can get a tax break?”
In other words, owners of major companies getting a tax break will cause kids to be punished, tornadoes to occur without any warning, and toxic food to be served at your neighborhood grocery store. Americans know better. (more…)