Obama Campaigned as A Unifier and Has Continually Governed With Class Warfare
Obama: “The Corporate Jets Did It.”
Rule Number 12 in the Progressives’ Bible, Rules for Radicals by Saul Alinsky, states:
Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it. Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions. (This is cruel, but very effective. Direct, personalized criticism and ridicule works.)
Yesterday, during a rare morning press conference, President Barack Hussein Obama (mm mmm mmmm) did just that. Continuing his administration’s ongoing domestic strategy of Class Warfare, he said America’s economoic problems all come down to the battle between taking care of America’s children and flying corporate jets.
You read correctly.
Obama had to come up with something to try to win the ongoing battle with Congress concerning raising the Debt Ceiling. Evidently, this was the best that he and his staff could come up with.
You see, Obama, in pandering to his base, tried to make his argument as simplistic as possible, i.e.:
Democrats love kids – Republicans love corporate jets.
Democrats good – Republicans eeeevil.
This was a very obvious and somewhat pitiful attempt by Obama and his party to put the Republicans on the defensive after they have portrayed Obama as a tax-raiser and Big-Government Power Broker.
In reality, it appeared that the president was the one playing defense yesterday, and with good reason, per rasmussenreports.com:
A generic Republican candidate now holds a four-point lead over President Obama in a hypothetical 2012 election matchup. It’s the fifth week in a row that the GOP candidate has been ahead and the widest gap between the candidates to date.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds a generic Republican candidate earns support from 46% of Likely U.S. Voters, while the president picks up 42% of the vote. Three percent (3%) prefer some other candidate, and nine percent (9%) are undecided.
Last week, the Republican held a 45% to 43% advantage. In weekly surveys since the beginning of May, support for Obama has ranged from 42% to 45%, while the Republican has earned 43% to 46% of the vote.
During the press conference, Obama, in a pedantic tone, brought up the death of Osama bin Laden, in order to poke at Congress to get back to work:
I’ve been doing Afghanistan, bin Laden and the Greek crisis. You stay here. Let’s get it done.
Yeah, boys, git ‘er done. Meanwhile, Scooter, Moochelle, and the kids will be on vay-cay, per boston.com:
For the first family, their Vineyard haven is taking on the flavor of a summer White House. President Obama, for the third straight year, is planning to return to Martha’s Vineyard for vacation this summer, according to a White House official.
The Obamas are scheduled to spend seven to 10 days on the island in mid- to late August, according to the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of security concerns.
Arrangements for White House staff members and Secret Service personnel who travel with the Obamas have been made.
But, I digress
Continuing his theme of attacking republicans as eeeevil Corporate Fat Cats yesterday, Obama proclaimed:
If we do not have revenues, that means there are a bunch of kids out there who do not have college scholarships. [It] might compromise the National Weather Services. It means we might not be funding critical medical research. It means food inspection might be compromised. I’ve said to Republican leaders, You go talk to your constituents and ask them, ‘Are you willing to compromise your kids’ safety so some corporate-jet owner can get a tax break?’
Obama used the corporate jet attack at least 4 times before he even took a second question.
That’s pretty funny, considering this excerpt from the Associated Press from 2009:
Just a few months after lawmakers scolded auto executives for flying to Washington in private jets, Congress approved a tax break in the stimulus package to help businesses buy their own planes.
The incentive — first used to help plane makers recover from the 2001 terror attacks — sharply reduces the up front tax bill for companies who buy assets like business planes
Evidently, like Obama’s promises, the stimulus bill had an expiration date, also.
Obama’s rhetoric during yesterday’s presser was noticably sharper than it has been.
Normally, the former collegiate Constitutional Law Guest Lecturer and his handlers have been very careful to portray Obama as a amicable, middle-of-the-road leader, who just happens to be smarter than you and me.
For instance, when asked about New York’s new gay marriage law yesterday, he replied that it was a states-rights issue, saying:
Each community is going to be different. Each state is going to be different.
Regarding the ongoing budget and debt ceiling battle going on in Congress, Obama remarked:
The question now is, are we going to step up and get this done?
Call me naive. but my expectation is leaders are going to lead.
Obama’s problem, as a sitting president going into this campaign cycle, is one brought about by the following harsh reality: He has been president since January 2009. He owns this economy.
He knows it. His handlers know it. His political party knows it.
However, the American people are having to live with it.