Obama the charm offender – We won’t be fooled again

By: John Richards Posted: March 17, 2013 No Comments

So here we go again. Yet another great budget battle to fight, Obama’s on a “Charm Offensive”, half his house and senate minions running around saying “the debt is not a problem” while the other half are running around saying were close to a “grand bargain”. Oops, almost forgot to mention the herd of pretty pink unicorns grazing in my backyard.

That can only mean it’s time to send every house and senate Republican a link to the Who’s classic “Won’t Get Fooled Again” because it appears they will get fooled again. It’s time they faced the fact Obama’s ready to outwit them once again. Sadly, it’s the only thing Obama knows how to do well. But with his reelection, and self-anointed mandate, he’s outdone himself. Mr. Hope and Change again delivered nothing, or as the song goes “Change it had to come. We knew it all along. We were liberated from the fall that’s all. But the world looks just the same. And history ain’t changed. Cause the banners, they all flown in the last war.”

This is “Obama 2.0”, the “Grand Scheme” being marketed as the “Grand Bargain”. What makes this Obama 2.0 is that this Grand Scheme is multifaceted.

First we have the great compromiser reaching out across the aisle, even breaking bread with the Republicans. What Obama bought himself was a great photo op for the mainstream media to gush over, all while trying to do something he’s single handedly elevated to an art form, divide people. As the line in the song goes “Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss.” Let’s face facts, when John McCain is sitting across the table from Obama nothing good for the Republicans, and therefore the country, can come from it. Obama wants a major schism in the Republican ranks. He wants them divided. He wants them fighting each other. And if he gets a few to cave he gets his way and can call more spending bipartisan.

(As an aside, it’s sad he didn’t actually eat with his Republican dinner guests because his “food taster” was unavailable. Does anyone else find it odd he wouldn’t eat the food at a premier restaurant that no doubt had a kitchen full of Secret Service agents? Does he not even trust the people who are willing to take a bullet for him? And when you stop to think about it, doesn’t an American president deserve something better than “leftovers”.)

Dividing Republicans while appearing to compromise is the first facet.

Facet two: make us miserable, afraid and despise our fellow Americans even more.

He knows he way overplayed his hand on sequestration and has backed away from all his promises of the apocalypse. Not that he won’t try to make Americans hurt as much as possible, he can’t help himself, he enjoys making us hate and envy each other. It’s just that a two percent cut in governmental growth is about as devastating as only getting four pickles on your burger instead of five. He needs something he can call, in his little world, a reasonable compromise. Something of course the Republicans, or anyone else who’s ever balanced a budget, know is outrageous. Something that will further split America, as if the deficit, Obamacare, religious freedom and the Second Amendment aren’t enough. What Obama really wants is where, as the song goes, “We’ll be fighting in the streets. With our children at our feet. And the morals that they worship will be gone. And the men who spurred us on. Sit in judgment of all wrong. They decide and the shotgun sings the song.”

Concurrently Obama wants to divert attention from the debt and deficit. It’s finally getting the traction it deserves and that notice is the single greatest threat to Obama’s spending us into oblivion. Ever since he said the debt isn’t a problem, that it’s manageable, just about half his loyal minions were dispatched to tell America the debt is no problem, Reid and Pelosi leading the charge. Enough people saying it over and over again and so it must be true. After all, I saw it on TV. (But it was most comical when the Dinosaur Democrat of Detroit, John Conyers, was quoted saying “first of all that the debt is not endangering us a bit. Not at all.” What made this so laughable is him saying it on the same day an emergency manager had to be appointed to run Detroit because of, guess what? The city’s debt and spending.)

All the Grand Scheme is really about is more government, more spending, more taxes, and more Americans dependent on a weaker America. Hope the republicans can see it coming.

As Obama’s Grand Scheme inches closer it’s time to tell our Republican lawmakers, as the song goes, “Smile and grin at the change all around me. Type on my computer and say. (Okay, I changed that line. So sue me.) Just like yesterday. Then I’ll get on my knees and pray. We don’t get fooled again. Don’t get fooled again. No, no!”

Click here for the song.

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