Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Obama's Blame and Shame


Unable to blame George W. Bush with a straight face anymore, President Obama is now picking on Republicans to blame for all of his political woes. At a recent fundraiser in Chicago, Obama was smoking the Saul Alinsky weed while making Democrats everywhere feel better about their failed policies. Here are a few of the choicest quotes from that speech:
We have a group of folks in the Republican Party who have taken over who are so ideologically rigid, who are so committed to an economic theory that says if folks at the top do very well then everybody else is somehow going to do well.
This appeal to class warfare runs deep in Obama's socialist-egalitarian dogma. Misrepresenting basic economics, he has to resort to distortions and lies to win the approval of the Democrat voting base. Then again, modern liberalism is dogmatically rigid enough to not be able to recognize its own double standard - that a group of economically elite liberals denounce the system that made them rich.

Republicans are then blamed as those:
who deny the science of climate change; who don't think making investments in early-childhood education makes sense; who have repeatedly blocked raising a minimum wage so if you work full-time in this country you're not living in poverty; who scoff at the notion that we might have a problem with women not getting paid for doing the same work that men are doing.
You have to admire the sweeping generalizations and dogmatic assumptions that, despite all of the years of progressive reforms, have never shown advances in any of these areas. Of course, to a liberal, merely paying lip service to dogmatic ideals is enough. Since Obama himself pays lip service to these ideals, it doesn't really matter, for example, that women in the White House are not getting paid as much as men.
So the problem … is not that the Democrats are overly ideological—because the truth of the matter is, is that the Democrats in Congress have consistently been willing to compromise and reach out to the other side.
This is an outright lie, but as long as Obama repeats the lie enough and the news media reports the lie, it becomes the accepted narrative and people believe it.
There are no radical proposals coming out from the left.  When we talk about climate change, we talk about how do we incentivize through the market greater investment in clean energy.  When we talk about immigration reform there's no wild-eyed romanticism.  We say we're going to be tough on the borders, but let's also make sure that the system works to allow families to stay together….
When we talk about taxes we don't say we're going to have rates in the 70 percent or 90 percent when it comes to income like existed here 50, 60 years ago.  We say let's just make sure that those of us who have been incredibly blessed by this country are giving back to kids so that they're getting a good start in life, so that they get early childhood education.… 
Health care—we didn't suddenly impose some wild, crazy system.  All we said was, let's make sure everybody has insurance. And this made the other side go nuts—the simple idea that in the wealthiest nation on earth, nobody should go bankrupt because somebody in their family gets sick, working within a private system.
It all sounds so reasonable, doesn't it? Except that it isn't. It is radical departure from the ideals of the US because it ignores the very foundations of our Constitution in order to give more power and money to a centralized government intent on a political revision of our society.

Such a dogmatic approach to government also denies its obvious lies. For example, Cap and Trade is not a market "incentive." Turning immigrant felons out in the streets does not "allow families to stay together." Making the affluent pay even more taxes isn't "giving back to kids" the money government has stolen from them by overspending. And Obamacare does not "make sure everybody has insurance." Far from it.

President Obama and the other children who run the federal government continue to blame everyone for the failure of US policy, except for themselves.