President Barack Obama truly missed a calling by entering politics because he could have been an Academy Award winning actor.
Prior to the speech, a video was shown. First Lady Michelle Obama set up Obama’s argument:
“No one knew the depths of the challenges that were coming.”
That is a bizarre statement. Obama campaigned as rescuer—the economic wizard who knew how to get the country going again. His admission of failure turns his guarantees of 2008 upside down.
The video showed clips of a Wall Street screen and tea partiers—obviously marked as enemies of the administration. That comes as nothing new because Democrats have routinely vilified both in negative terms.
As expected Obama reminded everyone of what he did accomplish, including the auto bailout. Obama didn’t mention part of his inheritance on that matter.
President George W. Bush initiated the auto bailout. Taxpayers will probably not be repaid in full.
Obama used the Democrats’ propaganda buzzword, borrowed from public school parent-teacher groups—“fair share.”
At the moment, approximately half of Americans pay no federal income tax. They do pay payroll and other taxes that are eventually returned as social security and Medicare. Or, if federal assistance is part of the mix, those who pay payroll taxes and are in low income brackets have various tax credits and or entitlements like food stamps.
Obviously, it’s impossible to guarantee that “fair share” to everyone, as anyone who has had a child in public school knows. Remember those group projects where a couple kids do all the work and the rest of the team coasts? Welcome to “Fair Share Reality.”
Obama played to his base during his acceptance speech, hoping to fire them up to go forth and get people out to the polls on Election Day.
No Democrat has ever acknowledged the direct, overwhelming role of government in the financial meltdown.
Lies, denials and under-reportage
The speech came on the heels of some media catching the DNC chair Debbie Schultz in a rather arrogant lie—she accused a reporter for a “conservative” publication of misquoting her “deliberately.” An audio tape proved the reporter right and Schultz wrong.
If Schultz, who is being challenged for her seat in the U.S. House by Karen Harrington (R-Fla.) was a Republican, you’d never hear the end of that lie. Schultz pretty much got a pass from most big media, typical treatment for Democrats.
There was still a bit of fallout from the Democrats’ sham floor vote to restore phrases related to God and Israel to their platform. When the vote was taken on Wednesday, it was obvious the crowd was split down the middle. Dems opted for the politically correct position, dismissing very loud boos from their delegates. The party applies the same principle to governing.
Fact, fiction and theatrics
Obama’s skills as an orator mark a sharp contrast to his unmet challenges as president.
Obama’s lack of experience, immovable collectivist mindset and haphazard foreign policy have resulted in record unemployment, outrageous waste of federal dollars and skyrocketing energy bills just as he promised during his 2008 campaign. Obama is so completely clueless about the economy he doesn’t realize you can’t legitimately force a market.
The primary message from the Democrats’ convention is that the party’s central principle is collectivism—the subordination of the individual’s interest to those of the state. That principle has never worked in the interest of freedom and it never will.
Judging by the reactions of the crowd on Thursday as numerous questionable and misleading statements came forth from various speakers with few media calling them out, it’s safe to say Democrats are easily influenced by theatrics and hyper-drama. It’s also safe to say most media are advocating for Obama’s reelection.
There were so many fabrications, even the Associated Press had to admit some of Obama’s more outrageous misleading statements. Their corrections, however are a drop in the bucket as Dana Loesch explained in her analysis at Breitbart.
When the chair of a party lies without apology after she’s caught, that pretty much sums up the moral core of that party.
The latest jobs numbers show unemployment still above 8 percent despite Obama’s promise to lower it if the government spent hundreds of billions on the Stimulus.
Obama tossed off a sarcastic line or two about GOP nominee Gov. Mitt Romney’s tax plan, explaining that Romney believed tax cuts and less regulations would be positives for the economy.
Obama’s own approach could be summed up by paraphrasing his own words as a prescription for improvement:
Take two tax hikes, add more regulations and call Obama in the morning.
(Commentary by Kay B. Day/Sept. 7, 2012)
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