Oh yea

I had completely forgot about this from Obama’s little chat last night:

Now, what makes today’s stalemate so dangerous is that it has been tied to something known as the debt ceiling – a term that most people outside of Washington have probably never heard of before.

Understand – raising the debt ceiling does not allow Congress to spend more money. It simply gives our country the ability to pay the bills that Congress has already racked up.

What an asshole. The President assumes that we cannot understand such complicated Washington ideas, unless we’ve gone to Harvard and edited the Law Review. So, instead, we’re just supposed to take his word and do what he tells us to do.

And he doesn’t want us to start bothering our pretty little heads about it now. So Obama instructs us as to what the debt ceiling is. He claims that “raising the debt ceiling does not allow Congress to spend more money.” That statement might be true about a rise in the debt ceiling that would take us only through the rest of the current fiscal year, for which funds have already been appropriated by Congress. It is simply not true about the increase Obama is asking for, which is designed to cover the next fiscal year and a bit more. The fact is, Obama’s $2.4 trillion increase (a number that never appears in the speech) does precisely what Obama says it doesn’t: it “allow[s] Congress to spend more money.” It is not the case that Obama’s debt ceiling hike “simply gives our country the ability to pay the bills that Congress has already racked up.”

Why does Obama speak to us like that? Because he thinks we’re all stupid. He’s super smart, and look how much trouble HE’S having trying to figure it all out. John Hinderaker on the speech:

The President was the Obama we have all come to expect: hyper-partisan and divisive, to a degree I have never seen in any other chief executive. And I go back to Eisenhower. His talk was full of transparent lies. And Obama is an economic illiterate, which has resulted in most Americans writing him off as a failure. A plurality of Americans regard him as a terrible president. So one wonders whether anyone was listening to him tonight with an open mind.

Obama’s performance was, in my view, awful. Why? Because, as the president has revealed himself to be inept on one issue after another, the lingering question has always been: is he, nevertheless, some sort of political genius? After all, his one undoubted talent is fundraising; he is the greatest money-machine in the history of American politics.

My husband and I are always wondering what is behind Obama’s facade. Is he sly like a fox? Is he, as John Hinderaker asks, a political genius?

But tonight–and this is the point I really want to make–Obama dispelled any idea that lurking behind his incompetence on matters of policy and administration is a gleam of political shrewdness.

Why? Because Obama argued against the cuts-only approach. Lambasted it as foolish and unfair.

But what he apparently didn’t realize is that most of his listeners were saying, Yes! Let’s have a cuts-only approach! We don’t need more taxes, we need the federal government to start living within its means!

I imagine that’s what he thought that condescending speech would do; talk us OUT of wanting a cuts-only approach.

But, he’s such an asshole, who could he convince?

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2 Comments on “Oh yea”

  1. Jay in Ames Says:

    Nice write up, Car in, this and the last one.

  2. beasn Says:

    I don’t think he is a fox or a genius. His handlers are running the show…with the media on the payroll. Money talks.

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