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Obama’s Fundraising Blitz

 

President Obama’s sixteenth “pivot” to job creation officially ended over the weekend, as he flew out of Washington for “a seven-stop fundraising swing that was taking him from Seattle to Hollywood to San Diego through Monday,” as reported by the Associated Press.  Events thrown for our Man of the People included a $35,800 per couple brunch at the home of former Microsoft executive Jon Shirley, whose name Obama promptly forgot, referring to him as “Mark.”

You unemployed folks who were hoping he might do something about his armada of job-killing regulatory agencies will have to wait for the next “pivot.”  The President has a billion-dollar target for re-election funding to meet, and $1.5 trillion in job-killing tax increases to push for.

You’ll be glad to know the fantastically expensive campaign junket you are obliged to pay for has included many moments of high statesmanship.  For example, during a speech in California, Obama made fun of the Texas fires and blamed them on global warming.  “You’ve got a governor whose state is on fire denying climate change,” the President informed his big-money Democrat donors.  Those fires have done billions of dollars in damage, and killed four people so far, including a woman and her 18-month-old child.

Governor Rick Perry was not amused.  A spokesman said, “It’s outrageous President Obama would use the burning of 1,500 homes, the worst fires in state history, as a political attack.”

Another Obama political attack involved repeating two of the completely and utterly debunked lies about the GOP presidential debates.  Right after he got finished using the dead of Texas as political props, Obama claimed “You’ve got audiences cheering at the prospect of somebody dying because they don’t have health care, and booing a service member in Iraq because they’re gay.” 

No, the audience did not cheer at the prospect of people dying without health care.  No, the “audience” did not boo the gay soldier.  Barack Obama is a liar, straight up, pure and simple.  You can empirically prove he’s lying about this with two minutes of video footage.

The famous Obama economic acumen was on full display, as the President claimed the Republicans offer “an approach to government that will fundamentally cripple America in meeting the challenges of the 21st century.”  How can America survive without the 3,545 “green jobs” Obama has created, at a cost of nearly $5 million apiece?  America will be crippled without the army of workers needed to deploy triumphant “stimulus” road signs across the country… and quickly pull them up before the President starts complaining that he needs another “stimulus” because our infrastructure is crumbling.

The post-racial healing magic of the messiah America elected to absolve itself of racial guilt was on full display at a Congressional Black Caucus awards dinner on Saturday, as reported by ABC News:

[Obama] acknowledged blacks have suffered mightily because of the recession, and are frustrated that the downturn is taking so long to reverse. “So many people are still hurting. So many people are barely hanging on,” he said, then added: “And so many people in this city are fighting us every step of the way.”

But Obama said blacks know all too well from the civil rights struggle that the fight for what is right is never easy.

Take off your bedroom slippers. Put on your marching shoes,” he said, his voice rising as applause and cheers mounted. “Shake it off. Stop complainin’. Stop grumblin’. Stop cryin’. We are going to press on. We have work to do.”

(Emphasis mine.)  I know the Left will notify us when we’re supposed to start worrying about divisive militaristic political rhetoric again, but isn’t that “bedroom slippers” crack more than a little insulting to the black community, which has reached a stunning 25-year unemployment high of 16.7% under President Solyndra?  So the problem is that black Americans are lounging around the bedroom in their slippers instead of looking for work?

Of course, Obama’s message is far more dismal than such a prosaic insult.  He’s saying that the only hope for black Americans is to “march with him” to gain political power, which they can use to coerce other Americans to improve the black situation through confiscatory taxes and government handouts.  He’s explicitly comparing his tawdry re-election campaign to the civil rights movement.  He’s not really even bothering to address the crowds of black Americans he’s left unemployed – his remarks were intended as warning shots to black political leaders, such as Rep. Maxine Waters, who have been critical of his horrible unemployment numbers and fat payoffs to well-connected “green” billionaires.

Also, what’s with the condescending complainin’ and grumblin’ and cryin’ from the Greatest Orator In History?  Black congressional leaders won’t listen to him if he uses the proper grammar and pronunciation he reserves for white audiences?

Blacks weren’t the only group Obama insulted at the CBC dinner.  In the course of a bizarre class-warfare rant in which he accused Republicans of wanting to raise taxes on the poor… no, seriously, he did that.  He said, “At a time when the top 1/10th of 1% has seen their income go up four, five times over the last twenty years, and folks at the bottom have seen their incomes decline… and your response is that you want poor folks to pay more?” 

Anyway, the President continued, “If asking a billionaire to pay the same tax rate as a Jew… uh, as a janitor makes me a warrior for the working class, I wear that as a badge of honor.”

Of course, it’s just a little slip of the tongue… the kind of thing that would get blanket news coverage for weeks, and be referenced in throwaway jokes during next fall’s sitcoms, if a Republican had said it.  If there were Republican racial groups analogous to the Congressional Black Caucus, at whose awards ceremonies a President would appear.  It’s Obama, so the media will ignore it with furious intensity.

It’s funny how quickly a desperate Obama is burning up the last reason anyone really had to vote for him: his post-racial “come together” national healing skills.  This is going to be an ugly re-election campaign for Obama.  Too bad taxpayers who have moral disagreements with the garbage he’s pushing can’t refuse to fund his campaign junkets.  Look on the bright side: it’s peanuts compared to the demands you won’t be allowed to refuse if he gets re-elected.

 


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