You know the cliche of the tinhorn dictator, exhorting his citizenry to support his failing regime in the name of “patriotism” and “unity?” That’s kind of where we are now.
“We could do so much more if we just rallied around an economic patriotism, a sense that our job is to get things done as one nation and as one people,” [Obama said] during a Tuesday speech in Washington.
The phrase “economic patriotism” evokes the 1930s emphasis on central economic planning by big-government supporters in Europe and the United States, such as President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
This patriotism talk is pretty rich coming from a guy who refused to wear an American flag pin or hold his hand on his heart during the Pledge of Allegiance while campaigning in 2008. But I guess it sets it up so that those who question his economic policies can be denounced by the regime as unpatriotic.
This talk also seems at odds with his assertion that the economy is doing great.
By every economic measure, we are better off now than we were when I took office. You wouldn’t know it, but we are,” the president said Friday.
Technically it’s true. The Obamas and their cronies are better off now, by every economic measure, than they were when he took office. It’s the rest of the country that’s screwed, blued, and tattooed.