It’s been a while since we heard from Barack the Mad, the President’s utterly insane alter ego, who surfaces when Obama thinks his normal level of attack politics isn’t working, and the solution is to turn things up to “eleven.”
Today Barack the Mad turned up at the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Georgetown to push his moribund “American Jobs Act” – the half-billion-dollar spending spree that died in the Democrat-controlled Senate, not the two-page House bill written by Rep. Louie Gohmert that makes sense and actually would create jobs. He’s very upset that the House of Representatives just wasted its time reaffirming the national motto of “In God We Trust,” which Obama got wrong last year in Indonesia, incorrectly believing it to be “E Pluribus Unum.” Oh, well. At least he apparently knows what “E Pluribus Unum” means, unlike Al Gore.
Obama called out House Speaker John Boehner by name, even though he was not actually in the Georgetown audience, and then declared that what God really wants America to do is pass that “jobs bill:”
Say, liberals, when you’re moaning about the horrors of putting a member of the “religious right” in the White House, because they’ll start invoking divine will to shape secular law, is this the sort of thing you have in mind? Or is this okay because everybody assumes a level of hip, sarcastic irony is automatically in place when a liberal tells us what God wants us to do?
It’s odd to see the man who wasted gigantic amounts of America’s time by insisting that a government that’s $15 trillion in debt and borrowing almost $5 billion per day should spend $450 billion hiring more government employees, and toss another $200 billion into an “infrastructure bank” for labor unions, complain that Congress is not spending enough time trying to pass a dead and dismembered bill, whose defenders are reduced to lying about crime statistics and trivializing rape in a desperate effort to cadge a few billion out of Congress.
On the bright side, at least he didn’t have to travel far to get to the Francis Scott Key Bridge. Maybe he’ll invest some of his own time in doing something besides issuing nickel-and-dime executive orders to buy discounted votes from student loan holders, and hilariously portraying them as “job creators” because young people will fuel business expansion when they stampede to spend their extra five bucks a month.
The President might also spend some time meditating on how “In God We Trust” means that in government we do not trust. In that sense, Obama has done more to reaffirm the national motto than John Boehner.