A Gloomy Forecast

Posted in 2012 Election, Humor on September 6th, 2012

It’s a bit of a gloomy forecast for Obama and his handlers and overseers. The climate just isn’t cooperating with the boy and he had to move his acceptance speech from Bank of America Stadium, which seats 73,298 to to the Time Warner Cable Arena, which seats only 22,000.

Of course, there’s currently a lot of speculation that the “climate” in question was the political climate as opposed to Charlotte, NC’s weather.

Raining On The Charade
Raining On The Charade

My guess is that it’s a combination of both factors. Obama’s incessant excuses are a piss-poor umbrella against the storm of disillusionment and bitterness that the boy’s facing from the Left, and neither his shucking and jiving nor his tap-dancing will save him from a soaking this time. This means that it’s far more likely that the threat of inclement weather would keep too many attendees away for it to be a “proper” political event.

There’s a certain sense to that. Obama has consistently and utterly failed to both lead and to inspire since being installed as POTUS. The Campaigner-in-Chief, once forced out of his comfort zone and faced with being accountable for a deliverable for possibly the first time in his life, fell flat on his face.

Forward
Don’t Look, Just Go Forward. Ignore The Man With The Air Hammer

And the boy’s only response was the same as the primary plank of his 2008 platform, blame President Bush and, when that is too far-fetched for even his constituents, blame the GOP, the productive Americans, or anyone else he or his handlers can find.


Presidential Taglines – And Obama’s As Well

Sadly for Obama and his cronies, blamecasting only works for so long before people – even Liberals, Progressives, and their minority tenants – grow weary of it and want results. Being a whining, little crybaby is just a litany of failure and that doesn’t inspire followers. Results do that.

The whole thing is, however, a fitting reprise of the boy’s 2008 acceptance speech as the only warming trend and the only sea level he’s lowered is that of his own acceptance and support by his base. ;-)

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Obama’s Deficit

Posted in 2012 Election, Humor on June 21st, 2012

Obama proving that education and intelligence are unrelatedThe Campaigner-in-Chief’s deficit might soon become a problem if it isn’t reined in very quickly and firmly.

No, not our nation’s deficit, which Obama has blithely hiked to previously unheard of and ruinously unsustainable levels in less than one term. His 2012 reelection campaign budget is his current problem, and it’s one deficit that he might actually care about.

The Obama Campaign spent more in May than it raised! The boy’s campaign and the Obama Victory Fund, a joint fundraising committee with the Democratic National Committee, raised over $54 million last month, but they spent $69 million, creating a $15 million deficit.

It seems that Obama and his handlers run a campaign in the same way that they run a government. :lol:

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Greek Mythology

Posted in 2012 Election, Politics on June 16th, 2012

All cultures and peoples have their myths and myth cycles. These myths are actually one of the identifying foundations of those separate cultures and peoples and, by and large, they are both good and necessary. Only upon rare occasions do these myths become damaging.

Sadly, in America, one of our myths has become damaging. It might even be lethal to our nation.

Greek Mythology
Greek Mythology – It Couldn’t Happen In America

“It can’t happen here,” is a pernicious belief based on a self-serving and self-deluding perversion of American Exceptionalism. It’s a potentially lethally harmful myth.

Not only can what is happening in Greece and Europe happen in America, it is already happening. We just haven’t hit the bottom … yet.

California and many other of the several States are, essentially, as bankrupt as Greece and are being propped up by the federal government, a government that is so deep in debt that it boggles the mind – and they want to keep borrowing more and fight against any reining in of their profligate spending!

What is the scariest is that one thing really can’t happen here in America. The European Union is predicted to collapse very soon but that can’t happen in America; we have laws against secession and breaking the union. As no federal government that I could imagine would reduce itself, any attempt by the states to break the union for their own survival would lead to civil war.

The upcoming 2102 elections may not be the watershed moment but, if we don’t move swiftly, strongly, and sternly towards fiscal responsibility in this election, we will bring that moment closer – assuming it’s not here or already past – and make correcting the problems that much harder.

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