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Barack Obama Playing on the Ignorance of American Public

Here is the headline for an article just posted by the Associated (with Terrorists) Press:

Obama hammers McCain, Bush on economy, gas prices

I saw that and just shook my head. The fact that Obama and the Democrats think that focusing on the economy and gas prices is a good thing for them shows just how ignorant are Americans when it comes to those two topics. Considering most of the blame for the economy and gas prices fall on Democrats. Yet, Obama and the Democrats get away with blaming it on President Bush and the GOP.

Sad.

Ed Morrissey posted previously at HotAir **HERE** (2) and **HERE** (3) about how the mass media and the Democrats completely ignored the cause for the jump in unemployment numbers this past month: the Democrats raising the minimum wage. I also posted about how it is because of the Democrats blocking every single opportunity for the United States to become energy independent for the past 3 decades that is the cause for our high gas prices right now.

Yet, here we are with the mass media helping Obama blame these issues on President Bush, the GOP and John McCain.

But, as I said, the reason they know they can do this is because they know the American public is ignorant about these matters. So instead of actually informing the public about these issues, Obama plays on the ignorance and the angst of the public to stir up frustration and anger. This is right out of the Black Liberation Theology playbook: tap into all the things that bother people, stir up animosity and angst and then get the masses to blame evil whitey for the problems.

This is going to happen for the next 5 months. If McCain and the GOP do not grow some spines and get out there and attack this nonsense from the mass media, the Democrats and Obama, we are in for a looooong campaign season and an even longer next 4 years with Obama and the Democrats screwing up this country even more with their Marxist policies.

Also, notice what the AP writer left to paragraph NINE:

Obama offered no new policies in his speech, which he read from teleprompters. Rather, he used the occasion to emphasize his economic differences with McCain and to summarize earlier proposals. They include raising income taxes on wealthy Americans, granting a $1,000 tax cut to most others, winding down the Iraq war, tightening credit card regulations and pumping more money into education, alternative fuels and infrastructure such as roads and bridges.

In other words, he has no policies for the economy except to tax tax tax the people who give the most to the economy: the ‘rich’. Class warfare and wealth redistribution. Yeah, that will fix the economy. Uh huh. Take from the hard-working rich and give to the do-nothing poor. And then throw more money at our piss-poor education, that already has more than enough money now and the results are atrocious.

Oh and “winding down the Iraq war”? Guess what, genius. We already are “winding down the Iraq war”. Of course, you would know that were you to actually listen to the Generals in charge of the war effort as well as SECDEF Gates.

RALEIGH, N.C. – The presidential campaign turned to the economy Monday, with record gasoline prices and a spike in job losses putting Republican John McCain at a distinct disadvantage.

Hmm, how do the gasoline prices and “spike” in job losses put the GOP at a disadvantage when both were the fault of the Democrats? Oh yeah, because the mass media is spinning it that way for Obama and the Democrats – as they always do – and the ignoramuses in the American public fall for it every time.

Democrat Barack Obama seized on the issue by launching a two-week economic tour meant to highlight his differences with McCain on taxes, spending priorities and other matters. At every turn he is tying McCain to President Bush, whose approval ratings are consistently low.

Yeah, that’s rich. Obama wants to focus on taxes and spending priorities? Obama, who wants to implement the biggest tax on Americans in history with his Global Tax and spend more than any Democrat in history with his wealth redistribution policies? Please. McCain is horrible on economic issues, but at least he is not going to get rid of our tax cuts or institute a huge Global Tax that will cripple the economy.

McCain pushed back, saying Obama’s bid to end the Bush administration’s tax cuts for upper-income Americans would only worsen the already struggling economy. He is airing TV ads in key states on the Iraq war, which he sees as a better issue this fall. But he took questions on the economy from donors in Virginia on Monday, and planned a speech Tuesday to small business owners in Washington.

With many voters blaming Bush for the economic woes, Republican candidates for federal and state offices are scrambling to distance themselves from the bad news without abandoning core principles such as low taxes and modest government intervention in activities like banking and lending.

Well, McCain is completely correct about ending the tax cuts ruining the economy. But the Republicans better get their heads out of their orifices and fight back on this. Stop being such wussies and “scrambling to distance themselves from the bad news”. Stand up for yourself, you wimps! Get the damn facts out there like Ed Morrissey did at HotAir and explain to the American people about the Democrats causing our gas price ‘crisis’ and Democrats causing the unemployment ‘spike’. Get out there and fight back, damn you!

Democrats are trying to cut off any escape routes.

The centerpiece of McCain’s economic plan “amounts to a full-throated endorsement of George Bush’s policies,” Obama told about 900 people in Raleigh.

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Obama offered no new policies in his speech, which he read from teleprompters. Rather, he used the occasion to emphasize his economic differences with McCain and to summarize earlier proposals. They include raising income taxes on wealthy Americans, granting a $1,000 tax cut to most others, winding down the Iraq war, tightening credit card regulations and pumping more money into education, alternative fuels and infrastructure such as roads and bridges.

Obama took part of his speech from headlines across the nation, noting that the average price of gas just hit $4 a gallon for the first time. The news followed an unusually sharp spike in the unemployment rate on Friday.

Yep, here we go, using Black Liberation Theology techniques to stir up frustration and angst and blame it on whitey, instead of informing people of the real causes of the problems. As I already stated, and as anyone knows who is actually informed on the matters, the Democrats are to blame for the gas prices and the unemployment rate. Yet, Obama is blaming these things on President Bush. And he gets away with it, because the mass media covers for him and because a good portion of this country suffers from BDS, which prevents them from thinking about things rationally and objectively.

Repeatedly linking McCain to Bush, Obama said, “our president sacrificed investments in health care, and education, and energy, and infrastructure on the altar of tax breaks for big corporations and wealthy CEOs.”

Yeah, that’s what he did, you moron. Just talking points from the great Obama. Key points which he knows the ignorant will believe. Nevermind that we have spent plenty of money in all these areas. Money is not the problem, bonehead. It is beaurocracy (health care) and failed programs (education) and too much regulation (energy). But, of course, these inconvenient facts are not good to stir up frustration and angst on the campaign trail.

Obama criticized McCain for originally opposing Bush’s first-term tax cuts but now supporting their continuation. He said he would place a windfall profits tax on oil companies while McCain would reduce their taxes.

And here we go with the ‘windfall profits tax’ nonsense. So, Obama, how is taxing the oil companies going to lower the gas prices? How is taxing the oil companies going to help them drill for more oil or open new refineries? How is taxing the oil companies going to increase supply of oil?

Answer: it will not help at all and will only make things much, much worse. How about a windfall profits tax on government Mr. Obama? How about lowering the federal gas taxes permanently? You do realize that the government takes in 3 times the amount in taxes that the oil companies make in profits don’t you? And the government uses those takes for pork projects while the oil companies use their profits for R&D to bring more oil and products to the United States.

As far as the tax cuts, everyone benefitted from them, you jackass. History shows that tax cuts stimulate the economy and raising taxes does not. McCain was wrong to oppose the tax cuts and was correct to change his mind. He was a stupid ‘maverick’ when he opposed them, just to piss off President Bush, but thankfully regained his senses when he supports them now.

“At a time when we’re fighting two wars, when millions of Americans can’t afford their medical bills or their tuition bills, when we’re paying more than $4 a gallon for gas, the man who rails against government spending wants to spend $1.2 billion on a tax break for Exxon Mobil,” Obama said. “That isn’t just irresponsible. It’s outrageous.”

Geez, get some new lying talking points would you, rookie? Geez. What an empty suit. But, again, this is typical of Black Liberation Theology. Touch on a few issues, blame all the wrong people for them and stir up the public into a fury for your own personal benefit. Brilliant. Jackass. You are irresponsible, Mr. Obama. You are outrageous. How about you mention your Global Tax, there genius? See how that plays with the American public. Even granting your premise that Exxon Mobil is getting a tax cut, at least the money is going to an American company, whereas your tax gives billion$ of Americans’ money to the rest of the world.

Hey, McCain and you incompetent bufoons in the GOP, how about you bitch slap Obama with this shit, would you please? For crying out loud.

In a conference call with reporters, Doug Holtz-Eakin, an economic adviser to McCain, said of the cl.. “I presume that they’re attributing that to the basic, across-the-board corporate rate cut that’s necessary to keep the American corporate sector competitive in the global economy and jobs in America.”

Bingo. But, of course, those facts do not matter to Obama and his Obamaniacs.

At a fundraiser in Richmond, Va., McCain noted that he supports a temporary suspension of the federal tax on gasoline, which Obama dismisses as a gimmick that will not bring down prices.

“Talk to somebody who owns a couple of trucks and makes a living with those trucks,” McCain said. “Ask them whether they’d like to have some relief — 18 1/2 cents per gallon for gasoline and 24 1/2 cents for diesel. They say it matters.”

Well, actually, both are correct here. The temporary suspension is simply an election season gimmick. If they were serious about this, they would be talking about deregulating the oil industry and the gas refining industry, permanently lowering the federal gas tax and talking about nuclear power. But, of course, no one is talking about that except those of us who aren’t demogoguing for votes.

McCain is also correct that the relief would definitely help the transportation sector, which would then greatly positively affect the rest of the industries in the nation which depend on transportation of their products (which is pretty much everything, most notably food). But, still, were McCain truly a leader, he wouldn’t be suggesting a temporary relief, but a permanent lowering of the federal gas tax.

The two differed somewhat on energy production as well. Obama called for greater government investments “in a renewable energy policy that ends our addiction on foreign oil, provides real long-term relief from high fuel costs, and builds a green economy that could create up to five million well-paying jobs that can’t be outsourced.”

He did not mention nuclear power, although in the past he has said he would not rule out a greater role for nuclear energy.

I bet he also did not mention deregulating the oil industry, deregulating oil drilling and oil refining, because, you know, those things would actually work towards solving the problems he talks about. Can’t have that.

McCain was more gung-ho about nuclear power and expanded domestic drilling for oil and natural gas. When a donor in Richmond summed up his advice as, “nuclear, and drill wherever we’ve got it,” McCain responded: “You just gave my speech. Thank you, my friend.”

Thank you, indeed. This is what I want to hear. Pound this message home Senator McCain and you will earn me into your good graces over the next 5 months. Pound it, pound it, pound it home. Again and again and again. Make sure the American people truly understand what is the solution here and put Obama in a corner from which he cannot weasel his way out.

McCain added, “Long-term, we’ve got to become used to nuclear, wind, solar, tide, all of the alternate energy, including a battery that will take a car 100 miles or 200 miles” before being recharged.

“Nuclear power, for all kinds of reasons, needs to be part of the solution,” McCain said.

Yeah, that’s fine. Key word: long-term. But in the short-term, we already know that oil and coal are the energy sources that drive the global economy. So open up every resource and take advantage of it. This will give us the time we need to develop alternative resources. But it makes absolutely NO sense to sit on billions and billions of barrels of oil and continue to import the majority of our oil from other countries, when we could actually be independent now.

Obama said he would pay for all of his new proposals from sources including the higher taxes on wealthy Americans and an end to the Iraq war. His aides said he will provide more details as the campaign goes on.

Tax tax tax and end the war. That is all that Obama knows. Tax tax tax, end the war and Hopenchange. Sorry, that is not a policy for this nation. Those are talking points spewed by class warfare demogogues and the likes of the America-haters and capitalism-haters.

The AFL-CIO, the nation’s largest labor organization, plans to help Obama by having its members protest Bush and McCain at gas stations around the country. Starting in Indianapolis, union members will hold signs saying “Bush & McCain Love Big Oil” and complain about a McCain tax proposal they say would give the five largest oil companies $3.8 billion in tax breaks.

I fucking hate unions. Guess what, assholes, I love big oil too. Maybe if you jerks weren’t fucking up my company (Ford) and the rest of the automobile industry with your constant requests for more more more money and benefits and holding the entire industry hostage with your bullshit requests and strikes, I might have some sympathy for you. But all I have seen over the course of my career in the auto industry is you rape the auto companies over the coals and every time you do it, thousands of my coworkers lose their jobs, while you lazy asses don’t give two shits about the company, you only care about your precious union and getting your money.

Get your asses out there and protest Democrats and call for more drilling for oil and more refineries. Guess what that means? More American jobs. But of course you fucking morons won’t do that, because you are slaves to your fucking unions.

Have I mentioned that I fucking hate unions?

URLs in My Above Post:

(1) http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080609/ap_on_el_pr/candidates_economy
(2) http://hotair.com/archives/2008/06/06/bad-news-on-the-economy-unemployment-jumps-to-55/
(3) http://hotair.com/archives/2008/06/09/minimum-wage-the-medias-secret/

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June 9, 2008 , 8:53PM - Posted by | Barack Obama, Black Liberation Theology, Economy, Liberalism, Marxism, Tax Cuts

5 Comments

  1. Prices were not to bad alittle over 3 years ago, everything was moving along just fine and then, and then along came the democrats and took control of congress and up and up the prices went until now they are going out the ceiling! Yes the democrats raise the wages that employers has to pay out so prices go up on the products! The democrats talk about cutting off the big oil companies tax breaks and yes fuel prices will keep jumping up at the pumps to make up for their lost! Also did anyone know that when gas at the pumps go up, so does the State sales tax and on and on we go! The American people are suckers when it comes to politicians!

    Comment by goodtimepolitics | June 9, 2008 , 10:04PM

  2. talk about ignorant? shifting where we get oil from whether domestic or foreign makes no difference to the price we pay at the pump. Supply is fixed, demand is increasing around the world. Oh sorry, I thought outside the US, so that has zero relevance to you.
    this post is not worth the time to disprove, but I can show you an equally biased AP report favoring McCain, so are you going to tear that apart too, or is that OK?

    Comment by Hans | June 9, 2008 , 10:25PM

  3. “Supply is fixed”? And you’re calling *me* ignorant? There is plenty of supply, billions and billions of barrels in North America alone, yet the Democrats have been blocking us from getting it for *decades*.

    Comment by michaelinmi | June 11, 2008 , 12:41AM

  4. No, don’t you understand? The president controls the gas prices, not the oil companies. It’s true! The same goes for the economy, the president controls how good the economy is! It doesn’t have to do with idiot people giving other idiot people loans that they can’t afford! Silly goose. The president decides. Oh, and 9/11, that was the president’s fault, too. That wasn’t the terrorists, Bush set it up. Sure, he was only in office for about nine months, and if you could blame anyone it would be Clinton, but we don’t need to remind anyone of that, because America is stupid.

    Idiot liberals.

    Comment by ppierce365 | June 12, 2008 , 3:36PM

  5. That was sarcasm if you didn’t catch it.

    Comment by ppierce365 | June 12, 2008 , 3:37PM


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