The persistence of Obamacare
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Right now, 23 million men and women are struggling to find work. Twenty-three million people, unemployed or underemployed. Nearly one in six Americans is living in poverty. Millions of young Americans have graduated from college during the Obama presidency, ready to use their gifts and get moving in life. Half of them can’t find the work they studied for, or any work at all. So here’s the question: Without a change in leadership, why would the next four years be any different from the last four years?
College graduates should not have to live out their 20s in their childhood bedrooms, staring up at fading Obama posters and wondering when they can move out and get going with life. Everyone who feels stuck in the Obama economy is right to focus on the here and now. And I hope you understand this too, if you’re feeling left out or passed by: You have not failed, your leaders have failed you.You can read the entire speech here.
President Obama’s version of America is a divided one -- pitting us against each other based on our income level, gender, and social status. His policies have failed! We are not better off than we were four years ago, and no rhetoric, bumper sticker, or Hollywood campaign ad can change that. Mr. President I am here to tell you that the American people are awake and we are not buying what you are selling in 2012.Mia is running for Congress and we wish her the very best.
Remember, too, when he said, “this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal?” Who knew the plain English version of it was, “middle America, get ready to shell out 60 bucks to fill up your car?”He concluded with this line:
All throughout 2008, I watched as Obama's Media Palace Guards at Politifact, CNN, the Washington Post, and elsewhere, did everything in their corrupt power to blunt criticism of Obama by, at best, spouting their left-wing version of the truth and, at worst, outright lying.Happily, Mitt Romney isn't so easily manipulated as was the compliant and ineffective John McCain. False "facts" by the liberal shills in media will not influence his stated opinions nor blunt his attack on Obama's record. Read it all here.
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Anticolonialism is the doctrine that rich countries of the West got rich by invading, occupying and looting poor countries of Asia, Africa and South America. As one of Obama's acknowledged intellectual influences, Frantz Fanon, wrote in The Wretched of the Earth, "The well-being and progress of Europe have been built up with the sweat and the dead bodies of Negroes, Arabs, Indians and the yellow races."Colonialism has faded into the mists of history and is no longer a force in the world. However, now we have neocolonialism -- and that is what Obama is sworn to fight to the last. D'Souza explains neocolonialism:
Anticolonialists hold that even when countries secure political independence they remain economically dependent on their former captors. This dependence is called neocolonialism, a term defined by the African statesman Kwame Nkrumah (1909--72) in his book Neocolonialism: The Last Stage of Imperialism. Nkrumah, Ghana's first president, writes that poor countries may be nominally free, but they continue to be manipulated from abroad by powerful corporate and plutocratic elites. These forces of neocolonialism oppress not only Third World people but also citizens in their own countries. Obviously the solution is to resist and overthrow the oppressors. This was the anticolonial ideology of Barack Obama Sr. and many in his generation, including many of my own relatives in India.Leftists say that "Neo-Colonialism is the Last Stage of Imperialism." What it all boils down to is this: if anyone, anywhere, at any time, is making money, it is only because they are somehow "exploiting" some poor victim. One cannot create wealth; one can only steal it from others. The Third-World critics of capitalism will never be satisfied until every last penny produced by industrialized nations is transferred to them. Like most leftists, all political argument and economic analysis can be distilled as follows: Gimme, gimme, gimme. The world owes me a living. Hand it over.
Why support oil drilling off the coast of Brazil but not in America? Obama believes that the West uses a disproportionate share of the world's energy resources, so he wants neocolonial America to have less and the former colonized countries to have more. More broadly, his proposal for carbon taxes has little to do with whether the planet is getting warmer or colder; it is simply a way to penalize, and therefore reduce, America's carbon consumption. Both as a U.S. Senator and in his speech, as President, to the United Nations, Obama has proposed that the West massively subsidize energy production in the developing world.At the heart of the left/right political disagreement is the nature of wealth, how it is produced and distributed. The left seems incapable of connecting productivity with consumption -- those who produce more get to consume more. Instead, they see that those who consume more only do so by taking more than their "fair share" (as determined by them).
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Romney appeals to voters who are dissatisfied with the last four years. Obama appeals to voters who are dissatisfied with America.and
To vote for Obama after years of grotesque economic mismanagement that has no precedent in history, that exceeds the worst actions of Andrew Jackson or Ulysses S. Grant, is not the instinct of an American, but a selfish greedy looter scrambling to grab a few dinner rolls off the tray while the ship is going down. There is no policy justification for voting for a man with the worst economic and foreign policy record in the country's history. There is no American justification for voting for him. Only the UnAmerican motivation of carving up a dying country into group fiefdoms privileging identity politics over the common good.If you read nothing else today, read this essay here.
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We are seeing a re-enactment of a familiar theme: The confusion caused by those who insist that we should not fear our enemy, but rather fear those who warn against the enemy. In England during the ’30s, the advocates of appeasement insisted that Churchill was a greater danger than Hitler. More recently, during the Cold War, there were those who claimed that anti-Communist “extremists” like Ronald Reagan were a greater danger than the Communists themselves. And now we find that many fools have been persuaded by those who say that “Islamophobia” is a greater danger than Islam.Well said. We see this convoluted logic applied in many ways. It is why the English Defence League is so hated in Great Britain. Kill the messenger!
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