Barack Obama basked Wednesday in the glow of the unconditional surrender of the Republican Party during the so-called “government shutdown” – and the debate over authorizing additional unsustainable government borrowing.
But never mind that because Obama has political points to score. To wit …
“Now that the government has reopened and this threat to our economy is removed, all of us need to stop focusing on the lobbyists, and the bloggers, and the talking heads on radio and the professional activists who profit from conflict, and focus on what the majority of Americans sent us here to do, and that’s grow this economy, create good jobs, strengthen the middle class, educate our kids, lay the foundation for broad-based prosperity and get our fiscal house in order for the long haul,” Obama said.
Wait … the bloggers?
The irony here is we were merely carrying the torch he lit back in 2006 – when he correctly bashed fiscally liberal Republicans for their unsustainable deficit spending (something we’ve been doing for the last seven years, too).
But let’s address his points one by one, shall we?
Has Obama grown the economy? No. Growth is anemic … and slipping.
Has he created good jobs? No … a record 90 million people are currently out of the workforce.
Has he strengthened the middle class? No … American incomes continue to fall.
Has he educated our children? No … nor our adults.
Has he laid the foundation for broad-based prosperity? No … he’s created a massive job-killing entitlement full of tax hikes and regulatory oppression.
And finally, has he gotten our nation’s fiscal house in order for the long haul?
That’s a good one …
But hey, don’t listen to us … we’re just bloggers who “profit from conflict.”