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Obama Voters Hardest Hit by Obamanomics

Posted by V the K at 7:52 pm - May 21, 2014.
Filed under: Economy

On the WSJ:

“The great irony of the Obama era is that the President’s base voters have disproportionately suffered from a sputtering economy, while the wealthy that Mr. Obama likes to criticize have enjoyed a booming stock market. A new study shows just how difficult this era has been for some of the President’s most loyal supporters.”

Researchers at the Center for Economic and Policy Research, a left-leaning think tank, find that “The Great Recession has been hard on all recent college graduates, but it has been even harder on black recent graduates.”

In 2013, the unemployment rate for black college graduates ages 22-27 was a full 12.4%, more than double the 5.6% rate for all college grads in the same age range.

Now, MSDNC has a theory that opposition to Obama’s policies is based on racism; but if blacks are being hurt disproportionately hard by his policies, shouldn’t racists be happy about that?

Also, 47% of the unemployed have given up on ever finding another job.

Is it Cynical to Think Obama Isn’t Really Mad About the VA Scandal?

Posted by V the K at 5:56 pm - May 21, 2014.
Filed under: Obama Watch,Political Scandals

Old and Busted: #BringBackOurGirls

New Hotness: #MadAsHell

Madder than hell” and “nobody is madder than me” are the Obama Regime’s latest attempt to reduce a serious issue to a catchy hashtag; in this case, a sort of verbal hashtag to let everyone know the president is really “engaged” on the scandal at the VA.

To Obama and his handlers, the VA scandal isn’t that veterans died while waiting for treatment and bureaucrats covered it up with phony waiting lists.  The scandal is that someone is making Obama look bad. Fixing the problems at the VA doesn’t matter; the goal is to manage public perception so that the scandal doesn’t harm his presidency.

So, get those low-information voters thinking, “Wow, he must really be mad as hell about this. I’m kind of mad, too. He can relate to people like me. What a swell president.”

Is he really angry? Hard to say. Will he really do anything to fix the actual problem and hold those responsible accountable? If history is any guide, probably not.

Control Freaks Are the Same Everywhere

In Iran, six people were arrested by the country’s Islamic Government for making a dance video and posting it to YouTube. The Government called the video “vulgar,” and “harmful to public chastity.”

In the USA, a misanthrope who has made himself wealthy and famous warning that Global Warming dooms us all called for all climate change skeptics to be jailed. His PBS Interviewer lamented that there weren’t enough prisons to house all the skeptics.

In Saudi Arabia, the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice has sentenced five men to 32 years in prison and 4,500 lashes for celebrating Valentine’s Day.

In Pennsylvania, a group calling itself the “Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine” has begun a campaign to ban bacon from the local ballpark. In Connecticut, public schools are trying to ban chocolate milk in order to comply with the dictates of the First Lady of the United States.

Some people think the whole point of their lives is to deprive other people of joy; and they are invariably drawn to positions of power and government.

#BringBackOurHurls

Posted by V the K at 10:20 am - May 21, 2014.
Filed under: Liberals,Media Bias

According to the Praetorian Media, the #BringBackOurGirls hashtag diplomacy was a smashing success and a testament to the brilliance of the Obama Administration. They have made this totally unbiased determination on the basis that… millions of people in North America, Europe, and Africa used the #BringBackOurGirls hashtag on Twitter.

See? It totally worked, you guys.

“But the girls haven’t been brought back,” you say. “But Boko Haram (not a terrorist organization according to Hillary Clinton’s State Department) is still running amok and killing people,” you said. You insist on using the conservative, racist, heteronormative, intolerant, cisgendered, patriarchal, capitalist, extremists standard that a strategy has to accomplish something material in order to be a success.

By that standard, you probably think Obamacare is a failure just because it hasn’t lowered health care costs, expanded consumer choice, or insured all the people who were uninsured, but instead has made things worse across the board.

That’s because you, bigot, don’t understand how success is supposed to be measured. “Accomplishments” just make people who don’t have accomplishments feel bad. The only real measure of success, in ProgressiveWorld, is getting large numbers of people to nod along with you; or very, very small numbers provided they are the right people.

Even if all the girls were beheaded the next day and their bodies tossed in a ditch, the left could still claim success because “that #hashtag sold, dammit!”