The Manchurian Marxist Moslem had fun being the center of attention for 90 minutes last week… Marc Steyn does quite a job giving us the straight scoop. A few excerpts:
Talking, talking, talking. He talked for 90 minutes on the State of the Union…the public thinks Mr. Obama doesn’t get it, and Mr. Obama thinks the public doesn’t get it. As he has the microphone, he’s gonna keep talking at you until you do get it.
…when he isn’t blaming George W. Bush, Mr. Obama blames “Washington” – a Washington mired in “partisanship” and “pettiness” and “the same tired battles” and “Washington gimmicks” that do nothing but ensure that our “problems have grown worse.” Washington, Mr. Obama tells us, is “unable or unwilling to solve any of our problems.”… And everything the president proposes means more debt, which at the level this guy is spending means higher taxes.
That’s why Mr. Obama is such a job-killer. Why would a small business take on a new employee? The president is proposing a soak-the-banks tax that could impact access to credit. The House has passed a cap-and-trade bill that could impose potentially unlimited regulatory costs. The Senate is in favor of health care reform that would allow the IRS to seize your assets if you and your employees’ health arrangements do not meet the approval of the federal government. Some of these things will pass into law; some of them won’t. But all of them send a consistent, cumulative message: There are no rules….
Mr. Obama’s proposals are bold only insofar as few men would offer such a transparent guarantee of disaster: It’s the audacity of hopelessness.
Let’s stop pretending…