Skip to comments.America's Failure is Obama's Success
Posted on 05/02/2014 6:07:38 PM PDT by massmike
In the past 80 years, only two presidents have been this successful FDR and Ronald Reagan. And still him-so-dumb thinking dominates the right.
Okay, Obama isn't a bloody genius. Neither was Stalin, Hitler, Al Capone or Meyer Lansky. But like his ideological soul-mates, Obama is cold, calculating, ruthless, and diabolically clever at advancing his agenda. He also keeps a low profile. To quote Al Pacino as the Prince of Darkness in "The Devil's Advocate" "They never see me coming."
Last December, after five years of that old Obama magic and three-quarters of a trillion in economic stimulus, the unemployment rate finally dipped below 7%. The media celebrated this as the start of something big. It was the continuation of something pathetic.
In the last month of 2013, 74,000 jobs were created. In a nation of 310 million, that's less than half the number needed just to keep pace with population growth.
Obama wants to do more raising the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 an hour. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that will annihilate another 500,000 jobs. Bill Gates observes: "If you raise the minimum wage, you're encouraging labor substitution and you're going to go buy machines and automate things.... It does cause job destruction."
The president is counting on it. High unemployment is a symphony for the party of plunder. It gets to play lord bountiful with regular extensions of long-term unemployment benefits (now up to 99 weeks) which heartless Republicans will be castigated for opposing. As more Americans slip below the poverty line, the Democrats' base grows, and the president has another opportunity to demagogue about the "growing problem of income-inequality" and push new programs from the playbook of Marx and Engels.
Unlike employment, food stamps has had banner growth in the Obama years, up from 26 million in 2007 to 47 million this year. According to the Census Bureau, by 2011, more Americans were receiving one or more means-tested federal programs than were employed full-time, year round. These programs, which cost almost $1 trillion annually, cover over 100 million Americans.
ObamaCare is big government's latest great leap backward. Nationalized health insurance will drive up costs, ravage the private insurance market and put the power of life and death in the hands of warm and caring bureaucrats.
The administration now admits that 93 million will lose their existing plans (the ones Pinocchi-prez assured the gullible they could keep, if they liked them) and be forced onto one of the exchanges to buy an inferior product at a higher price.
From 2005 to 2013, premiums for the average individual plan increased 37%, for a family plan, they rose 31% during that period. Anticipating the impact of ObamaCare, the same premiums rose nearly 40% and 56% respectively since February 2013.
The burden of ObamaCare will also be measured in lost jobs. When fully implemented, the employer-mandate is expected to add $5.51 an hour to the cost of employing a full-time worker with dependents. It will add tens of millions of low-income individuals to Medicaid, result in hiring 16,000 new IRS agents, and provide funding for close to 50,000 "navigators " leftwing activists paid up to $48-an-hour to promote enrollment.
As the guide "ObamaCare: Before And After," published by Discover the Networks, explains: "It is a matter of public record that President Obama and many other leading Democrats view ObamaCare not as the final solution to the nation's health care problems, but rather as a stepping stone toward the ultimate goal of a single-payer system administered entirely by the federal government. Obama has acknowledged this many times over the years, as have Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and Kathleen Sebelius."
The failure of ObamaCare .01 will be used to roll out a full-fledged socialized system.
Along with dependency, federal spending and the National Debt have also soared. In 2011 Washington's share of Gross Domestic Product climbed to 24% the largest share of GDP consumed by the federal establishment since the end of World War II.
When the messiah ascended on January 20, 2009, the National Debt was $10.626 trillion. By January 31, 2014, it had reached $17.293 trillion an increase of $6.666 trillion over the Obama years. It took 227 years (from America's founding to 2003) for the National Debt to hit $6.666 trillion. Obama added as much debt in just five years.
By driving the nation into bankruptcy, Obama impoverishes the middle class and further undermines the economy. When Republicans protest raising the debt ceiling, Democrats and their media mutts get to growl about a looming government shutdown. "It's the end of the world as we know it...."
Democratic power grows from dependency. The left wants a swelling army of the dole-addicted looking to Washington for food, housing, health care and other necessities a mob which will storm the polls every two years to vote their perceived interests.
Obama hates American preeminence. He hates economic growth. He hates energy production. He hates the private sector and middle-class prosperity. He hates a system where consumers can shop for health insurance and have real choices.
He wants to leave America poorer, job growth stagnant, our people more dependent, and our economy gasping for air. That will be his enduring legacy to our national decline. America's failure is Obama's success.
Stupid, inept, incompetent, hapless? The president and his supporters hope you'll keep right on underestimating him.
>>But like his ideological soul-mates, Obama is cold, calculating, ruthless, and diabolically clever at advancing his agenda.<<
That old meme.
obozo advances HIS HANDLERS’ agendas. He is a mannequin, capable of reading words other write, signing documents other pen, and kissing asses others have.
he is painfully stupid, but has the ability of a street rat to see where the food is coming into the sewer and hanging around those particular toilets.
He is even too stupid to be evil.
moochelle, otoh, she is just evil.
Which is why Rush was correct in wanting him to fail.
Obama stats bump
Post of the Day!
I bet Soros is paying him more than enough to retire to his own secret island hideaway complete with sharks with head mounted laser beams
You got that right. I was going to respond in the same manner. He is a buffoon,
Rush Limbaugh was hoping Obama fails; unfortunately, I fear Obama is succeeding in his pernicious goals. It is not just the accumulation of material goods for this phony messiah.
ABSOLUTELY!This Is The Obongo Agenda!!Bring America Down To Size!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ronald Reagan was a lot smarter than many people gave him credit for; however, it is speculated that he hid his intelligence early on because the wanted to be liked and the smartest kid in the class is not liked.
Well written. Wish I could summarize like that!
Thanks for this article.
I respectfully disagree! Obama is not the buffoon in this picture, the American people are the buffoons! Mr Obama declared what he would do if he was elected (regarding the economy, energy and foreign policy) and idiots still elected him simply because he was a black man. The liberals loved him because he promised to redistribute wealth, increase welfare, make energy prices sky-rocket, destroy the importance of the United States in world affairs, destroy the best healthcare system in the world, etc ad nauseum.
Further, the American people are the buffoons because they allow the politicians to serve unlimited terms basing most important decisions on the 'next election'. Why is it that the Republican leader in the House of Representatives just today, over a year after the occurrence, decided to appoint a Select Committee to investigate the Benghazi incident? Why? Because it is now in the best interest of the 'next election', not because it is the right thing to do. He would have appointed a Select Committee over a year ago IF it was the right thing to do.
The buffoons worry more about what a spoiled rich guy says to his mistress than they worry about the genius socializing this country.
In years gone by, before this country was sissified, men would be marching with pitchforks and muskets to stop this madness. But they won't now because they are simply buffoons.....
Whether any semblance of the America that was can be salvaged is an open question.
Paul David Alinsky (January 30, 1909 - June 12, 1972) was an American community organizer and writer. He is generally considered to be the founder of modern community organizing. He is often noted for his book
Rules for Radicals.
There are 8 levels of control that must be obtained before you are able to create a socialist/communist state. The first is the most important.
1) Healthcare “Control healthcare and you control the people
2) Poverty Increase the Poverty level as high as possible.” Poor people are easier to control and will not fight back if you are providing everything for them to live.
3) Debt Increase the national debt to an unsustainable level.” That way you are able to increase taxes, and this will produce more poverty.
4) Gun Control Remove the ability to defend themselves from the Government.” That way you are able to create a police state - total local control.
5) Welfare Take control of every aspect of their lives” (Food, Livestock, Housing, and Income)
6) Education Take control of what people read and listen to take control of what children learn in school.
7) Religion Remove faith in God from the Government and school.
8) Class Warfare Divide the people into the wealthy against the poor. Racially divide.” This will cause more discontent and it will be easier to Tax the wealthy with full support of the voting poor.
Good post, anti-mahdi
A vanguard party is a political party at the fore of a mass-action political movement and of a revolution. In the praxis of political science, the concept of the vanguard party, composed of professional revolutionaries, was first effected by the Bolshevik Party in the Russian Revolution of 1917. Lenin (Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov), the first leader of the Bolsheviks, coined the term vanguard party, and argued that such a party was necessary in order to provide the practical and political leadership that would impel the proletariat (urban workers and peasants) to achieve a communist revolution. Hence, as a political-science concept and term, vanguard party most often is associated with Leninism; however, similar concepts (under different names) also are present in other revolutionary ideologies.There's a Leninist in the White House. But at least he keeps a neat crease in his pants.
Friedrich Engels and Karl Marx presented the concept of the vanguard party as solely qualified to politically lead the proletariat in revolution; in Chapter II: "Proletarians and Communists" of The Communist Manifesto (1848), they said:The Communists, therefore, are, on the one hand, practically the most advanced and resolute section of the working-class parties of every country, that section which pushes forward all others; on the other hand, theoretically, they have over the great mass of the proletariat the advantage of clearly understanding the lines of march, the conditions, and the ultimate general results of the proletarian movement. The immediate aim of the Communists is the same as that of all other proletarian parties: Formation of the proletariat into a class, overthrow of the bourgeois supremacy, conquest of political power by the proletariat.According to Vladimir Lenin, the purpose of the vanguard party is to establish a dictatorship of the proletariat; supported by the working class. The change of ruling class, from the bourgeoisie to the proletariat, makes possible the full development of socialism. ...
The concept of a vanguard party was used by the Bolsheviks to justify their suppression of other parties. They took the line that since they were the vanguard of the proletariat, their right to rule could not be legitimately questioned. Hence, opposition parties could not be permitted to exist...
Thanks but it was forwarded to me on e-mail from my brother, not my work, someone else did it.