Sunday, September 9, 2012

Obama: A “Toasted” Leader

The 2012 Democrat Party Political Kabuki is now history. The main theme? There’s no problem that cannot be fixed by bigger government and more money. The Democrats are in denial.

There were some funny moments, like when Jennifer Granholm, the woman who destroyed Michigan, got up to talk about jobs. At least the GOP shuns their failures; the democrats embrace theirs. Believe it or not, Ray Nagin, mayor of the Chocolate City who fumbled and bumbled while people died, is now a disaster consultant. No, he doesn't advise fellow democrats on how to create them, but how to handle them, believe it or not.

It was also fun to watch Elizabeth “Chief Spouting Bull” Warren talk about how President Obama is presiding over a system that is stacked against the little guy. Sandra Fluck and a brigade of angry feminists sourly telling us how Mitt Romney would gleefully leave women to die on the steps of hospitals all over this nation was also a hoot. Not the speeches, but that so many soft-heads actually believe this overheated rhetoric.

Bill Clinton was the one bright spot of this craptacular spectacle. Even I was ready to vote for him by the time he was done.

The Hopium Smoke is Dissipating, The Thrill is Gone from Chris Matthews’ Leg

The low point of this clown car circus was the president’s speech. When Obama Fanboy Michael Tomasky starts throwing eggs, you know the president is in trouble.

The man who promised Hope and Change four years ago has instead led us to the brink of disaster. The critics agree: It was a crappy, uninspired speech. Fellow Right Blogistani Hack Wilson provided a nice recap complete with links to reviews by the punditocracy.

The President's speech was not only a plodding slog, it was downright creepy in places…

He promised to "Lead us to a better place.”

Like the “better place” I assured my kids their dead goldfish went to?

He also told us “It will require common effort, shared responsibility and the kind of bold, persistent experimentation that Franklin Roosevelt pursued during the only crisis worse than this one.”

That’s really scary. We don't have 15 years.  Roosevelt tinkered and cajoled and canoodled our economy for over a decade, making thing worse than they otherwise would have been. If history has taught us anything, it is that an economy is too complex to be managed by a central authority.

The King's Speech

This was a dictator’s speech. This was a speech of a party that believes government, bureaucracy and central planning are superior to free people exercising their personal sovereignty in free markets. It was pure progressivism, with it’s future-shaping baloney and fatuous promises of leading us to a better place, all the while pleading for more time and more money.

The President did show a few flashes of humor, like when he said this country was a place where…
“… everyone does their fair share, and everyone plays by the same rules - from Main Street to Wall Street to Washington, DC.”
Yeah right. An ordinary citizen steals a hundred bucks and goes to jail. Washington Cronies on Wall Street steal billions and walk free (see Jon Corzine).

I highly recommend George Will’s column on Obama’s speech. He puts it in historical perspective:
Progress, as progressives understand it, means advancing away from, up from, something. But from what?
From the Constitution’s constricting anachronisms.
Rights “adjusted and harmonized” by government necessarily are defined and apportioned by it. Wilson, the first transformative progressive, called this the “New Freedom.” The old kind was the Founders’ kind — government existing to “secure” natural rights (see the Declaration) that preexist government. Wilson thought this had become an impediment to progress. The pedigree of Obama’s thought runs straight to Wilson.
“Government is a relation of give and take.” The “rulers” — FDR’s word — take power from the people, who in turn are given “certain rights.”
Forward? Are you Insane?

Elder – Five “Reasons” to Re-elect Obama
Clinton Speech Fact Check
WaPo – Obama Vows our Problems can be Solved

36 comments:

Constitutional Insurgent said...

Will's take on Obama's speech is right on point.

Always On Watch said...

About Jennifer Granholm....I think she needs some hormones or some black cohosh to combat her menopausal frenzies.

I speak from experience: "Been there, done that."

Ducky's here said...

Come on AOW. In Silverfiddle's testosterone fueled hyperbole she managed to destroy Michigan.

Sounds like something out of a cheesy Japanese "B" monster movie.

Wait till you catch Willard's act.

The Political Chic said...

Frankly, I'm sick of the left's line on how Obama had to deal with a messed up economy to start his term. When is this man going to accept some responsibility for what HE has done? His list of accomplishments can be listed on the back of a postage stamp, starting with the16 trillion in debt that he has managed to accomplish. And I more sick of that Blame Bush line and I don't buy it at all.
The lefties don't want to admit that the only reason he was elected in the first place was because he is black!

Steve said...

"Chocolate City"
Thanks for proving you are racist

Thersites said...

"We as black people, it's time, it's time for us to come together. It's time for us to rebuild a New Orleans, the one that should be a chocolate New Orleans. And I don't care what people are saying Uptown or wherever they are. This city will be chocolate at the end of the day." - Ray Nagin, MLK Day, 2006

Thanks again for hysterically reminding the American people of the source of all "racism", Stevie. ;)

FreeThinke said...

I frankly resent anyone's ever giving Bill Clinton credit for doing anything well.

I instinctively despised him the moment he first appeared in the scene -- long before he ran for president. I could see him for the cheap, baseborn, huckster with a glib line of patter that he was -- and remains.

I took one look at him, hs doughy, pasty-white physique, and his squinty, shifty eyes, and listened to his low-class, mush-mouthed Arkansas cracker drawl, and saw TRAILER TRASH -- SNAKE OIL SALESMAN -- CHARLATAN -- someone from whom I wouldn't buy a used car, even if it it meant I had to use shank's mare for the rest of my life.

What the fictional Elmer Gantry was to American Evangelism Bill Clinton is to American Politics.

That he continues to receive ADULATION and is (so we are told!) more popular than ever, speaks volumes about the DEGENERATE, UNDESERVING STATE of the AMERICAN ELECTORATE.

Shame on ANYONE who let's this bogus, self-indulgent, virulently immoral excuse for a human being -- an unpunished RAPIST for Christ's sake! -- SEDUCE him into APPLAUDING this MOUNTEBANK.

~ FreeThinke

FreeThinke said...

"I [am] more sick of that Blame Bush line and I don't buy it at all.

"The lefties don't want to admit that the only reason he was elected in the first place was because he is black!"


Sorry, Ma'am, but dear old Dubya really was one of the worst presidents we've had. He and his father both -- along with Bill Clinton AND Barack Obama have functioned as hand-picked servants of The Oligarchs -- that shadowy cabal of International Banksters working in cahoots with The Fed, the Owners and Suppliers of Raw Materials, and the Captains of Enormous International Corporate Conglomerates who own and operate us all.

You and most of us have been cleverly DECEIVED into thinking "party politics" still MATTER.

They don't.

I am voting for Romney, because I am sick of the sight Barack's face and his droning, halting, always scripted baritone. However, I cherish no illusions that any meaningful change for the better will occur.

All our elections have accomplished, since Mr. reagan left office, is to give us a new set of faces to loath and despise ever few years.

But NO Obama was NOT elected "just because he is a mulatto (the PROPER term to describe him). He was elected, because the Democrats could have nominated Francis the Talking Mule, and he would have won, because the people were EFFING FED UP with G.W. BUSH -- and rightly so.

The trouble is we may be able to change partners, but we seem NEVER to be able to stop dancing the same old FANDANGO.

American Politics today most closely resembles The Masque of the Red Death.*

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* The Masque of the Red Death is one of the Tales of Mystery and the Imagination by by Edgar Allen Poe in case you didn't know. I'm sure it's available online free of charge.

~ FreeThinke

The Political Chic said...

Isn't it ironic that the Democrats have focused and ridiculed and ranted about the social issues...and what do they make the centerpiece of their platform...Social issues...

They can't afford to discuss the debt, deficit, unemployment, record number of foreclosures, or any of the other economic issues we have looming over us right now.

So Sad..

Steve said...

Nagin apologized for that comment, SF should also.
SF did not refer to what Nagin said, he simply defined NO as the "Chocolate City."
Knowing "Chocolate City" is seen as a racial slur, SF chose to use it anyways.
I'm sure SF thanks you for supporting his racism.

Thersites said...

Actually Stevie, THAT wasn't the "context" at all. Perhaps you should try again... because the context WAS all Nagin...

Believe it or not, Ray Nagin, mayor of the Chocolate City who fumbled and bumbled while people died, is now a disaster consultant. No, he doesn't advise fellow democrats on how to create them, but how to handle them, believe it or not.

...and if you don't believe that Nagin fumbled the "evacuation"... think again.

Thersites said...

...but I guess when the facts don't fit the DNC talking points, Stevie will be there to try and levy the blame...

After all, what else would he be "good" for?

conservativesonfire said...

It is worrisome, Kurt. As JOHN HINDERAKER at Power Line lamented:

"Maybe the election won’t be so close after all. We’d all better hope so. Because, given the rate at which Democrats are frantically adding to the dependency state, another four years of Obama may be enough to tip the balance between the private sector and government dependence once and for all.

Ducky's here said...

Political Chic, you are advocating turning the country over to a private equity vulture.
Now, most all of the fringe right consider PE firm to be turnaround experts and job creators.
In fact they are vultures who use favorable aspects of the tax code (thanks Clintoon you conservative dick) to allow them to manipulate debt to their advantage. No turnaround, no jobs just debt that they can translate to income and very low or no tax.

Now if you would like to debate this as the representative of the fringe right and explain what benefits the populace at large (which Silverfiddle honestly seems concerned about) I'd love to hear it.

Otherwise, you're just a fringe righty blowing smoke.

Steve said...

Nice try changing the point.
The point is not about Nagin, it's about SF using known racial slurs.

The Political Chic said...

Ducky's here , I will debate you anytime and anywhere, and I will assure the rest of the people on this board that I would blow your commie ass out of the water.

Just give the word! Until then you can kiss my Red White and Blue ass.

Thersites said...

it's about SF using known racial slurs.

That's what you'd like it to be about, but all SF did was use Nagin's own words to highlight the man's incompetence... and those own word's are the "slur" you're b*tchin' 'bout.

Thersites said...

So, ducky... is borrowing $tillions and suspending contributions to Social Security just another...

using of "favorable aspects of the tax code (thanks Clintoon you conservative dick) to allow them to manipulate debt to their advantage. "

You can't be a Keynesian big government spend-spend-spend advocate AND against "private" economic examples of the same w/o being a hypocrite... or can you?

Thersites said...

Oh wait "investing" in assets that actually produce returns for investors instead of EBT cards for welfare cheats isn't really the same thing...

Never mind.

Thersites said...

get with it, duckman!

Ducky's here said...

Amazing.

Challenge Political Chic and Farmer shows up.

The Political Chic said...

Ducky's here said...


"Challenge Political Chic and Farmer shows up"


And I'm supposed to know that that means?.
Did you put some thought into that answer, or is that your way of copping out?

The Political Chic said...

No Voter Fraud?

Watch this little example of what goes on...

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=GqMVxeZhflI&feature=player_embedded

Grung_e_Gene said...

Blaming George W(orst PResident Ever) Bush is not only politically savy but also absolutely correct. Bush and the Republicans have wrecked America.

Now the question is whether Republicans have done this with a plan of turning America into a Wage State Hell hole or are just utterly incompetent.

If Republicans thought Bush was so great for the Nation they would have rolled him out for 2008 and 2012 but they haven't ...

Radical Redneck said...

Did you kiss your Messiah's ring before you posted that Bull-Shit Grunga-din?

Jack Camwell said...

Steve,

Irony and sarcasm are not things you pick up on easily, is it?

Nagin is not racist but Silverfiddle is?

-FJ said...

...not me, ducky.

Ducky's here said...

Did you put some thought into that answer, or is that your way of copping out?

------
Answer what, you schizophrenic?

I want to know if you see any long term benefit to PE activity. Simple.

Going off on a typical bigoted Farmer;s straw man episode doesn't advance the discourse.

Titan said...

...definitely worse than beak, no doubt about it.

Thersites said...

He's copping out, PC...

They don't call him ducky for nuthin'.

Radical Redneck said...
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Hack said...

Steve,

You need a lobotomy. I am still trying to figure out by the intelligence level of your comments, if you are an actual person or some sort of pre-programmed Soros funded DNC spamming drone who can't pick up on human elements such as irony and sarcasm.

skudrunner said...

The GOP needs to point out the Obama/Obiden lies
1. Clinton left Bush a surplus not a deficit = Lie
Clinton was in deficit spending (Steve that means we were spending more that we were taking in)
With his new math of using the medicare surplus he considered that a budget surplus.
2. Obama saved the auto industry and Romney said let them go out of business = lie
What Romney said is they need to file bankruptcy to reorganize
What Obama did was spend 20 billion to give the unions half of GM, eliminate several companies and then have them file bankruptcy. At least he took Romney's advice
3. Romney/Ryan will give millionaires/billionaires a tax break while raising taxes to the middle class = Lie
Romney will eliminate tax deductions which will affect the "rich" far more than the middle class
4. Obama cut taxes for 95% of Americans = Lie
He cut SS taxes further depleting SS for the future while starting taxes for obamacare and of course tanning
5. Romney/Ryan will cut medicare = Lie
Over 55 nothing will change, under 55 you have a choice of accepting a voucher to pay private insurance or take medicare as it is. Democrats think Americans are to dumb to make their own choices.
6. Obama will strengthen Medicare by lowering costs = Lie
He will cut reimbursements which will result in fewer Dr's accepting medicare resulting in healthcare shortages
7. Obama go Bin Laden = True
Thanks to the systems put in place by the previous administrations which Obama was against.
8. Obama is for equal treatment of women = lie
Female workers at the WH make less than males.

viburnum said...

Hack: "Steve, You need a lobotomy.

That sounds like a surgical snipe hunt to me. It's not overtly evident that Steve actually has a cerebrum.

Always On Watch said...

Duck,
I admit that my comment was snarky. However, I think that I recognize the signs.

Liberalmann said...

skudrunner. You 'lies' are such obvious lies. And the desperation from the right is getting palpable.