President Obama had nothing new to tell the American people this Labor Day. No, it was same ole’, same ole’. Calling for more spending and attacking anyone who stands in his way.
AP: A combative President Barack Obama rolled out a long-term jobs program Monday that will exceed $50 billion to rebuild roads, railways and runways, and coupled it with a blunt campaign-season assault on Republicans for causing Americans’ hard economic times.
GOP leaders instantly assailed Obama’s proposal, and many Democrats will likely be reluctant to approve additional spending and higher federal deficits just weeks before elections that will determine control of Congress.
In remarks prepared for delivery to a Labor Day speech in Milwaukee, the president said Republicans are betting that between now and Election Day on Nov. 2, Americans will forget the Republican economic policies that led to the current recession.
“These are the folks whose policies helped devastate our middle class and drive our economy into a ditch. And now they’re asking you for the keys back,” Obama said.
The president said Republicans have opposed everything he has done to strengthen the economy.
“They think it’s better to score political points before an election than actually solve problems,” he said.
Our community organizer in chief seems to be losing his touch. People aren’t listening to him anymore, or if they are listening, they aren’t buying what he’s selling. All he’s got left are the HopeandChange Kool Aid drinkers, who never stopped to ask themselves exactly where their favorite community organizer is taking them. What were they hoping for? What are we changing to? Other than some vague “spreading the wealth around” comments, Obama never really answered those questions, did he?
Obama’s failure to articulate what he has in store for us is by design. Andy McCarthy explains:
The salient difference is that Alinskyites don’t talk about the endgame. There is no discussion of a proletarian dictatorship on the road to universal classlessness. That would just turn people off, and the organizer’s task is to turn people on. Telling them where you want to take them would be counterproductive. The idea is to make where they are repugnant to them: “They must feel so frustrated, so defeated, so lost, so futureless in the prevailing system that they are willing to let go of the past and chance the future.” And as the Have-Nots have not, the common ruin of the contending classes—the utter destruction of the existing order, the pillage of the Haves (by, say, putting them on the hook for an inconceivable $20 trillion or so in national debt)—is social justice.
Obama isn’t concerned about the workers to whom he speaks – he just wants their votes and their union bosses funneling their dues to himself and his fellow Democrats. All he cares about is power – his own power. It doesn’t matter to him that he stands with a thug who’s legacy is violence and corruption. Obama and Richard Trumka are fellow travelers, using that car Obama talked about to lead us down the road to serfdom.