First Lady Michelle Obama is constantly reminding us about how bad junk food is for our bodies. So it’s ironic that her husband, President Obama, regularly serves up a diet of junk food for the mind. He really does think we’re all stupid, and that if he just keeps serving it up the stupid masses will gobble it up like free candy. He doesn’t want you thinking for yourself.
He talks about fairness, and getting a “fair shake” and “fair shot” when pushing for higher taxes on the wealthy. No mention of how it’s a bit unfair that the top ten percent or so pay 70% of federal income taxes, or that tax increases tend to hamper economic growth and result in less revenue coming in to the Treasury. He just regurgitates soundbites.
Then there are the gaffes. Here are just a few:
“We’re the country that built the Intercontinental Railroad.” —Cincinnati, OH, Sept. 22, 2011
“We’re not trying to push financial reform because we begrudge success that’s fairly earned. I mean, I do think at a certain point you’ve made enough money. But, you know, part of the American way is, you know, you can just keep on making it if you’re providing a good product or providing good service. We don’t want people to stop, ah, fulfilling the core responsibilities of the financial system to help grow our economy.” —on Wall Street reform, Quincy, Ill., April 29, 2010 …
“UPS and FedEx are doing just fine, right? It’s the Post Office that’s always having problems.” –attempting to make the case for government-run healthcare, while simultaneously undercutting his own argument, Portsmouth, N.H., Aug. 11, 2009
“The Cambridge police acted stupidly.” —commenting on a white police officer’s arrest of black scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. at his home in Cambridge, Mass., at a news conference, July 22, 2009
“The reforms we seek would bring greater competition, choice, savings and inefficiencies to our health care system.” –in remarks after a health care roundtable with physicians, nurses and health care providers, Washington, D.C., July 20, 2009
The examples are countless.
Those last five are just from this week! I could go on and on. Instead, I’ll simply advise readers to stop listening to anything Obama has to say, or you’re in danger of losing some brain cells. Seriously, you could end up sounding like someone who actually believes Obama’s rhetoric:
Update: Doug Ross linked – thanks!