Today’s must read

In the WSJ. Mr Obama’s campaign strategy for November? Scare grandma and grandpa:

Mr. Obama personally teed up the campaign theme earlier this month when he celebrated Social Security’s 75th anniversary by claiming that “privatizing Social Security” is “a key part” of the Republican “legislative agenda if they win a majority in Congress this fall.” He went on to say that this plan, which does not in fact exist, is “wrong for America” and “I’ll fight with everything I’ve got to stop those who would gamble your Social Security on Wall Street. Because you shouldn’t be worried that a sudden downturn in the stock market will put all you’ve worked so hard for—all you’ve earned—at risk.”

I thought we had to have shared sacrifice? I thought Obama was getting serious about cutting the deficit? Putting our financial house in order?

In an echt-Obama touch, he added that “I’m committed to working with anyone, Democrat or Republican, who wants to strengthen Social Security.”

Ba haa haaa. Did he say that with a straight face?

Of course, the usual suspects have jumped in:

This Obama-Van Hollen line of attack is figuring in races across the country, and union groups are spending heavily to give it a political impact, the facts notwithstanding. Earlier this summer the Strengthen Social Security Coalition magically emerged, its backers a roll-call of the progressive left: the AFL-CIO, SEIU, American Federation of Teachers,, Campaign for America’s Future, the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees.

Of course, Big Union money.

This Social Security ploy perfectly illustrates the Obama political method: Bipolar rhetoric that lurches between partisan distortion and bipartisan entreaties—all the while governing hard to the left with Democrats in Congress running the show.

Word. Bingo. GOLD STAR.

Everything – EVERYTHING – that Obama ever says about the right – is simply wrong.

Oh, and here’s a great piece about George Soros.
The last few weeks, lefty pundits have been all over the Koch brothers and how they are distorting out democracy. I wasn’t the only one asking how liberals were dealing with this bit of hypocrisy; their hand wringing over the Koch’s, while apparently unaware of what Soros has done. Here’s a tidbit for those in the dark.

Back in 2008 and early 2009, Democrats were busy blaming Wall Street, hedge funds, and Republicans for the financial crisis. We were promised that hedge funds would be regulated to the point of harmlessness, that their investors would have to be disclosed, their positions monitored, their leverage controlled. What happened to those promises? Well, that did not suit hedge fund managers — not at all. So the promises went away.

And who was one of the biggest hedge fund titans out there? Why, it happens to be none other than George Soros, who made billions in 2008 from the financial and housing collapse and then made billions more in 2009 as the Democrats bailed out Wall Street. Who was the major beneficiary of hedge fund campaign money in 2008? Barack Obama, eclipsing the long-time champ in this area, Christopher Dodd, the Senator from Connecticut (Hedgefundland) who chaired the Senate Banking Committee. In 2008, I noted that Obama was “The Hedge Fund Candidate.”

Obama, Dodd, and fellow Democrats just forgot that crusade against hedge funds, and Soros continues to rake in billions. George Soros — who is the number-one funder of so-called 527 groups (such as MoveOn.Org) — gets his money’s worth whenever and wherever he puts it to work. He finds his best leverage in the Democratic Party.

Read it all. More on Soros’s influence on Obama here.

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3 Comments on “Today’s must read”

  1. maggie katzen Says:

    Mr. Obama personally teed up

    I see what they did there.

  2. Cranky Says:

    Yup. Heaven forbid folks get to have control of their own money. Can’t have that!

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