Emperor Obama has quietly dropped one aspect of his scheme to supply the parasitic dolts of the Democrat base with another freebie (free community college) by taking money away from 529 college savings accounts, which are used primarily by middle class families to save for college.
In short, Obama’s scheme was to penalize people who had done the responsible thing by putting money aside to pay for college, and use the money he took from them to provide “free” college for people who were too irresponsible to save for college, but who would vote for him out of gratitude for their free stuff. But that scheme was too Marxist even for some Democrats, if you can believe that.
A brilliant encapsulation of all Democrat economic policy.
It amused me that Obama presented his scheme in the form of, “If you work hard, you shouldn’t have to pay for college.” His definition of ‘working hard’ was just maintaining a C average in community college; which I don’t think is what most people would consider hard work. It is very indicative of his mindset that being a C-student at community college qualifies as ‘hard work.’
If I may be a bit incendiary, it’s really not difficult to figure out why The Emperor choose to spend Sunday afternoon watching football instead of standing in solidarity with the rest of the world against Terroristic Islam. There was no political advantage to going to Paris, of course. Also, the Emperor has what Hillary Clinton would call “empathy” for the terrorists, as they represent, in his view, the oppressed victims of Euro-Colonialism. One can look, as a matter of contrast, to the regime’s dispatch of three high-ranking representatives to the funeral of a thug in Missouri; which was both politically advantageous (whipping up the black vote before mid-term elections) and in synch with the Emperor’s sympathies.
A better metaphor for the absence of American leadership under Emperor Obama would be hard to find.
Just wondering, how do you suppose the left would respond if terrorists attacked FoxNews headquarters and killed 12 people?
“*We* find your bowing and scraping insufficiently obsequious. Go to John Boehner and let him show you the proper manner of showing obedience to your Emperor.”
It is said that when the only tool you know how to use is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail. Hence Obama’s response to #Fergudishu, spend a quarter billion dollars and let DC take over local policing.
No doubt that the Community-Organizer-in-Chief will make sure a lot of that $263 Mil will end up in the pockets of left-wing Democrat front groups like Al Sharpton’s National Action Network and the National Council of The Race.
Also, Emperor Obama gave a speech that was the usual mix of pablum and megalomania we have come to expect from Third World tinpot despots. “This time will be different, because the President of the United States is deeply vested in making it different,” he said, then paused to make sure Andrea Mitchell didn’t pass out from sheer rapture.
There were some good ideas in Obama’s speech. Putting cams on cops has been proven to reduce both complaints of police brutality and assaults on police. If Darren Wilson had been wearing a cam on his collar, we could have Gosnelled the “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” Narrative before it made it out of Dorian Johnson’s lying pie-hole. (Narrative being the modern Democrat version of what Goebbels called the Big Lie.) Putting some controls on the acquisition of war equipment by local police is also good idea. But this is just the reasonable-sounding window dressing for what is essentially federalizing local police departments and (metaphorically) having a community organizer ride shotgun in every patrol car.
The problem is that Obama lies and no one can trust him. His speeches contain rhetoric flourishes that sound almost reasonable, but are just the sugar coating on the turd sandwich of leftism he is actually proposing. e.g. “If you like your plan, you can keep your plan.” (Lie) “Border security is stronger than it has ever been.” (Lie) ” “We believe in a light touch when it comes to regulations.” (Lie) “The United States of America is meeting (ISIS) with strength and resolve.” (Lie)
Lawlessness starts at the top (the Emperor’s new immigration order) and flows all the way down to rioters protesting the “murder” of an “innocent” black man by burning down the businesses of innocent people who had nothing to do with it. Representatives of the former were present at the emperor’s meeting yesterday; representatives of the latter were not.
Maybe a couple more year’s of Emperor Obama’s lawlessness will give the public a craving for a leader who stands for law and order; much like the lawlessness of David Dinkins led directly to the election of Rudy Giuliani. People tend to tolerate Social Justice Warriors only up to the point were they no longer feel safe in their own neighborhoods.
Tonight, apparently, His Imperial Majesty Barack Obama I — because the legislature has displeased him — will unilaterally impose his will on the country; and on the stupid American voters who don’t know what’s best for him.
The ironic part about this situation is that Democrats claim that Republicans want to impeach Obama because he’s black. But the truth of the matter is that the entire reason Republicans *won’t* impeach Obama is because he is black; no white male president could get away with the abuses of power Obama gets away with; not just on Amnesty, but on the abuse of the IRS to target political opponents, the unilateral exemptions granted under Obamacare, running guns to Mexican drug gangs. The Democrats would like nothing more than an impeachment trial that they and their media wing could turn into “Racist GOP Impeaches First Black President.” Obama’s approval ratings may be underwater with the citizenry, but his approval ratings in the media looks like North Korean election returns.
President Obama has just offended the Chinese people with his thoughtless gum-chewing. Click here to get to the video. (Video was not embedded here, because of its annoying ‘autoplay’.)
How can that be? In 2008, lefties assured me that we were electing a genius of diplomacy, compassion and consideration which – on top of his being brown-skinned – would make other nations trust and like us.
While I’m at it: You probably knew this already, but I was recently reminded that *just after* the 2012 election, Obama’s 2008 campaign was fined by the FEC for serious violations of election law. (more…)
Courtesy of ZH, a picture is worth a thousand words:
Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping stand together – away from President Obama.
Other news: Jonathan Gruber, Obamacare’s architect, brags about voter “stupidity” (his word) and how excellently he exploited it:
The conservative group American Commitment posted Jonathan Gruber’s remarks, reportedly from an Oct. 17, 2013, event, on YouTube.
“Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage,” says the MIT economist who helped write Obamacare. “And basically, call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever, but basically that was really, really critical for the thing to pass.”
Ed Morrissey’s piece gives you the video, and Ed adds:
Gruber goes a little farther than that. He tells the crowd that the bill was written to fake out the CBO — which is the Congress’ own analytical group. “This bill was written in a tortured way to make sure CBO did not score the mandate as taxes,” Gruber tells the audience with a smile. “If CBO scores the mandate as taxes, the bill dies.”…
Democrats insisted that CBO’s initial scoring showed that the bill was deficit-neutral in its first ten years, thanks to…dodges like trawling revenue before making outlays a few years later. How much else did Democrats lie to get that initially positive scoring? How much else are Democrats still hiding about the ACA and the HHS implementation of it?
And now HHS tells us that they’re projecting Obamacare’s 2015 enrollment to be kind of a failure.
Last, but not least: Yes, the media helped Obama cover up his flailing on Benghazi.
The day after the Benghazi attack, Obama gave an interview to Steve Kroft of 60 Minutes (CBS) where he pointedly refused to call the attack terrorism. But later, in a debate with Mitt Romney, Obama claimed that he had always been prompt in calling it terrorism. Obama spoke falsely. And CBS helped him, by hiding the relevant interview clip – until after the election.
UPDATE: A report that when Democrat senators need to know White House plans or positions, they ask MSNBC. (Which shows Obama’s isolation, as well as MSNBC’s deep subservience to the White House.) Via Citizens News.
Not Michael Moore… although his butthurt is, of course, epic. It’s not Tom Steyer, who spent $70M+ to buy the senate and failed. It’s not MSDNC… though their butthurt is also pretty epic, and the rest of the fossil leftist press is also stewing in butthurt. It’s not the Maryland Democrat Party, who got served. Or even the national Democrat Party.
No, the most bitter person of the post-election is His Majesty, Barack Hussein Obama. In his post-election press conference yesterday, the president was bitter, snarky, and at times, openly hostile...especially when reporters suggested that he ought to try and work with Republicans.
His Majesty’s response: NFW.
There seems to be precious little chance for any substantive accomplishments over the next two years. The president has demonstrated repeatedly that he is not a partner with which negotiation, short of McConnell-esque abject surrender, is possible. He seems interested in setting up a series of fights with the GOP in order to prepare the ground for the 2016 elections.
Indeed. Perhaps if the Obamacrats spent more time on their actual jobs and less time settling scores and going after their opponents…
Last night, your president got on television and read a Teleprompter. And one of the things the Teleprompter told him to say was that the Islamic State is neither Islamic nor a state; sort of like the Holy Roman Empire was neither Holy, nor Roman, nor an Empire. And furthermore, the Islamic State must be degraded and harmed. And his strategy to harm them will be to bomb ISIS while simultaneously arming and supplying the Syrian rebels that are allied with ISIS.
Yup, that’s apparently the strategy.
And your Secretary of State showed how little he regards Americans by cautioning them not to get ‘War Fever.’ Because Americans are a bunch of bloodthirsty savages and John Kerry is so embarrassed by what they might do. (What’s ironic is that the people who behave most like violent savages are the Democrat base.)
Zero Hedge found 11 indications that the United States is being run by idiots. The above paragraphs are indications 12 and 13.
9. If hard work and success are met with higher taxes and more government intrusion, while not working is rewarded with EBT cards, WIC checks, Medicaid, subsidized housing and free cell phones, you live in a country run by idiots.
After crossing “Visit Stonehenge” off his bucket list and before heading back to America for golf outing #194, Obama made a pledge that NATO would “defend Estonia” against Russian aggression.
Within hours, Russian agents arrested and captured an Estonian policeman.
Less than 48 hours after President Obama vowed to “defend Estonia,” Russian goons kidnapped an Estonian cop to demonstrate just what U.S. red lines are worth.
The point is not to express admiration for President Putin. The point is, should we not have someone on our side as determined to defend liberty as Putin is to spread tyranny?
Hashtag diplomacy ain’t gonna cut it.
Obama finally agrees to follow the law… when it’s a Mexican law.
The White House has responded to a popular petition that demands the release of U.S. Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi from a Mexican prison, explaining that the Obama administration respects the rule of law and will continue to monitor the situation to make sure the soldier is treated fairly.
More than 134,000 people signed a petition on the White House’s “We the People” website asking the president to demand the release of Sgt. Tahmooressi, who was imprisoned nearly five months ago for illegally crossing from California into Mexico with three firearms in his truck. The Marine maintains that he crossed the border by accident after making a wrong turn on his way to meet a friend. He faces up to 14 years in prison if convicted.
“As in all cases when a U.S. citizen is arrested overseas, our goal is to see that Mr. Tahmooressi is treated fairly during the judicial process with the hope that he can receive the support, both emotional and medical, that he may require now and at the conclusion of the proceedings,” the White House said in an official response Friday.
I can’t imagine Vladimir Putin letting a Russian soldier rot in a foreign jail on trumped-up charges.
The leftist elite in charge of the media want you to know, it’s wrong and probably racist to criticize Obama for vacationing lavishly in the midst of multiple crises at home and abroad.
The Huffington Post laments that, poor Obama, those lavish parties with rich trust-fund Democrats are the hardest work of all.
For those who vacation not on isolated ranches but in hot spots of the rich and powerful, even everyday socializing can be turned into work.
Obama previously spent time on Martha’s Vineyard hobnobbing with important donors. This year, he will headline a fundraiser two days after he begins his annual period of rest.
Let’s run a quick check and see if the MFM were concerned about “Vacation-Shaming” from… I don’t know… say… 2001-2008?
President and Mrs. Obama enjoyed a lovely jazz concert last night as part of their lovely, multi-million dollar getaway to Martha’s Vineyard.
Meanwhile, back in America…
Also, Missouri’s Democrat Governor is really, really mad at the police for releasing facts to the public that contradict the MFM’s “Innocent schoolboy who was just walking down the street when he was gunned down by a racist cop” narrative. e.g. the video of Michael Brown robbing a convenience store minutes before he was shot. The autopsy report that shows Michael Brown was coming at the officer that shot him, not running away. Such facts need to be kept from the public, lest they invade the “National
Conversation Lecture About Race” Leftists are so eager to have give.
“Judge me by the people with whom I surround myself” – Barack Hussein Obama, 2008.
Your proposal is accepted.
The red carpet was rolled out for Equatorial Guinea’s Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, who shot or jailed virtually all his political opponents, Gambia’s Yahya Jammeh, who threatened to ‘cut off the head’ of any homosexuals in the country and for Cameroon’s Paul Biya, who has the dubious honor of ranking 19th on author David Wallechinsky’s 2006 list of the world’s 20 worst living dictators.
And so far, not a peep from the HRC or GLAAD.
Southern border over-run. ISIS burning through the Middle East. Israel under rocket attack. Massive Ebola outbreak in East Africa.
What’s on Obama’s mind?
That the giggling schoolgirls of the mainstream press forgot his birthday.
Let me answer your question, Vern. He was elected because 51% of the electorate decided that Obamaphones, free contraceptives, and nice words about gay marriage were more important than simple competence.
Malaysian airliner (possibly) shot down over the Ukrainian War Zone today. 295 people were on board, including 80 children and 23 Americans. Also, Israel has commenced ground operations against Hamas in Gaza.
The Preezy’s response: Go to a hamburger place for a photo op, crack a joke about Joe Biden, and then, much as he did after four Americans were murdered at Benghazi, the Preezy is off to party once again.
It’s as if he decided, “This President game is no fun; I don’t wanna play any more.”
The only guy responding to current events in a more juvenile way than the Preezy is the prank caller who got on MSDNC claiming #MH17 was brought down by “a blast of wind from Howard Stern’s ass.”
Come to think of it, did anyone see what the President was doing when that call came in?