“A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.” – George Bernard Shaw
Welcome to Obama’s America: Nearly half the population is not represented on a taxable return – almost exactly the same proportion that lives in a household where at least one member receives some type of government benefit. We are becoming the 50 – 50 nation – half of us paying the taxes, the other half receiving the benefits. Sobering thought, isn’t it?
Moreover, it’s music to the ears of Barack Hussein Obama and his fellow “progressives.” Like George Bernard Shaw, (although for opposite reasons), O has been fully aware of the Peter-Paul reality since at least his college days.
As president, O has worked relentlessly (albeit mostly by royal decree) to create as many Pauls as possible: redistribution of wealth through ObamaCare, record numbers of Americans on food stamps and government disability benefits, a million or more illegal aliens granted “non-amnesty” – just to name a few of his “accomplishments.”
I must admit that when I first saw the cover of this week’s Newsweek Magazine, I thought it had to be a spoof. I mean – seriously? Newsweek? This is the equivalent of Pravda having called for the ouster of Leonid Brezhnev during the heady days of the Soviet Union (which never happened, now was it imaginable).
But alas, Obamabots, it’s true: one of America’s two leading liberal magazines – which was sold for $1 two years ago – has told the boy king to “hit the road.” (Incidentally, “leading” in this context can be thought of as “the tallest midget.”)
Who’s next – Muslim Monthly and The New York Times?
How can this be, you ask? To be fair, the feature article was written by former McCain advisor Niall Ferguson – of which a liberal friend not only broke his neck to remind me, but to attempt to discredit the author as well – as if this somehow diminishes the fact that liberal elitist Tina Brown, Newsweek’s editor-in-chief, okayed both the story and the stinging cover as well. Ouch, loons.
Here’s Niall Ferguson’s “story behind the cover” – via The Daily Beast:
I was a good loser four years ago. “In the grand scheme of history,” I wrote the day after Barack Obama’s election as president, “four decades is not an especially long time. Yet in that brief period America has gone from the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. to the apotheosis of Barack Obama. You would not be human if you failed to acknowledge this as a cause for great rejoicing.”
Despite having been – full disclosure -an advisor to John McCain, I acknowledged his opponent’s remarkable qualities: his soaring oratory, his cool, hard-to-ruffle temperament, and his near faultless campaign organization.
Yet the question confronting the country nearly four years later is not who was the better candidate four years ago. It is whether the winner has delivered on his promises. And the sad truth is that he has not.
In his inaugural address, Obama promised “not only to create new jobs, but to lay a new foundation for growth.” He promised to “build the roads and bridges, the electric grids, and digital lines that feed our commerce and bind us together.” He promised to “restore science to its rightful place and wield technology’s wonders to raise health care’s quality and lower its cost.” And he promised to “transform our schools and colleges and universities to meet the demands of a new age.” Unfortunately the president’s scorecard on every single one of those bold pledges is pitiful. Continue reading…
Whatever metaphor you choose: rats fleeing a sinking ship, nurses eating their young, or throwing someone under the bus – this much is clear: There’s nothing quite like watching the behavior of panicked liberals in desperate times. Grab a seat and some buttered popcorn – the show’s just begun.
Can you imagine what this guy will do if he wins a second term – with no concern for ever running for office again?