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Obama’s Unicorn Jumps the Shark

In the fantasy world of hope and change, there seems to be not much hope. Small change is all that’s left from a C-note when you fill up old Betsy. How many overseas contingency actions do we have these days? Three more than President Bambi said we would have by the end of his second year. The man who rode to high office on little more than high sounding rhetoric and unicorn mythology says he misses his anonymity. Americans might rightly respond, “You’d think he might say thanks.”

Yes, the man from Chicago, or Hawaii or somewhere has found governing is more than just being there. Obama wanted to rule but the American people don’t like to be ruled over and now are in high dudgeon over endless trillion dollar deficits. Taxed Enough Already? Yep.

You can fool Americans with pixie dust some of the time but not all of the time. We’ve got kids and grandkids, you know? We know what’s happened to the price of bacon since Obama became the WON. We know what the endless printing of money means for our kids.

Reality bites, even in Obama’s world. It forced him to cut a budget deal with Speaker Boehner, who may be just as shifty as Obama. Whatever really was in the deal, it’s clear Obama would like to be spending more.

Fresh off of the shutdown showdown and the start of his re-election campaign, Obama found himself needing to respond to Republican Paul Ryan’s proposed budget. With his left flank screaming about his move to the middle (what a stretch), Obama saddled up his unicorn for one more ride to double rainbow land. We learned that even there, class warfare exists. Tax deductions are now tax expenditures and the rich guys have been getting away with murder. Obama said we need another trillion dollars in tax revenue and he’s gonna get it by taking away the tax breaks er, tax expenditures. In double rainbow land you actually can tax your way to prosperity. (go here for full text of speech)

Did I say Obama’s Unicorn finally jumped the shark? Yeah, I did and that moment came when President Obama said he wanted to take away the mortgage interest deduction for home ownership. Third rail my left foot, Obama just laid hands on the white hot American dream. No amount of pixie dust nor unicorn kisses is going to sell that. Obama has shown himself to be both ignorant to what Americans hold most dear and oblivious to what would happen to the already depressed housing industry if the interest deduction was overturned. Must be his unicorn that wakes up every day thinking about jobs because Obama isn’t thinking at all.

What was left of the Obama magic died today. Tax and spend is not what Americans want. Only the elitist Republican leadership can save Obama and they better not.

A most important question remains: Who will undo the great damage of the last three years?

texasgalt
Texas native. Conservative small businessman with 31 years experience. Government should roll back the nanny state. No country can tax its way to prosperity. The question isn't who will let me but who will stop me?

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      • like him or not, he is committed to our troops and reasonably patriotic (certainly more than most with whom we are currently dealing in DC) and has an excellent position on using our own oil and gas.
        He is so totally UNAFRAID (a 180 degree departure from our current speaker)… so completely over caring about being PC… and an obviously competent businessman.
        Whether or not you agree with what he says he is really very straight up… not speaking with a “forked tongue” as it were… he is right out there… another delightful departure from the dems and their rino “friends accross the aisle”.
        I believe he would run the government like a business, and while that may or may not prove to be a good long-term strategy, I absolutely believe it would be the best plan right NOW.
        As my adult daughter said this morning “every once in a while you need an a$$ to come in a clean things up” and I feel he would fit that bill at this juncture in American history. If we don’t get someone who, like him or not,can do the job at 1600 this time around, obimbo will be writing the final chapter in American history throughout his next term.

          • hi, i’m back from taking my daughter to work.
            RE The Donald:
            He is truly horrified by the extent to which obama has shamed our country in front of the world (most of whom hate everything about us but our money)… he never would have let us be hauled before the un human rights commission… he would have brought out the dueling pistols first. There would have been no bowing around the world and certainly not before the mayor of tampa. There would have been no START treaty which weakened us so badly… he probably would have pulled “a Manchin” with the other one of the above referenced dueling pistols.
            He would repeal obamacare in a blink, reign in the EPA and other agencies and unwind every single business-crippling regulation imposed by these comunists within days. There would not be any 8 billion for subsidizing “green energy” because, as a businessman, he knows if a business needs federal subsidies is because it failed in the private sector (see Spain). Our DOJ would act a lot differently under The Donald, and i believe there would be something comparable to the Berlin Wall along out southern border within a few weeks. and we would be the ones drilling in the Gulf, not Brazil.
            my only complaint at the moment is that part of me wishes he’d get off the birther bit but part of me hopes he finds something because that would nullify everything stinking bring-America-to-its-knees thing obimbo has done.
            will he run as a third party candidate? who knows? he says he doesn’t want to hurt the R’s and i do believe that because i believe him to be a straight out there truth teller (how utterly refreshing!). I have a life-sized picture of what would go on with the rinos and the entrenched R’s if he did run… it would make what they did to Christine O’Donnell look like a picnic in May. but i believe he’d call them out on it.
            it will be interesting to watch. i believe that on many fronts he is indeed the strongest candidate, if for no other reason than his complete lack of paralizing-OMG-if-I-do-this-I-won’t-get-re-elected-fear and because he has the ability to really shake things up in a very advantageous way for the American people. I’m watching closely.
            ps he’s on Hannity tonight.

          • I very much appreciate Trump’s willingness to speak against Obama with a take no prisoners attitude. That seems to be a very unique approach, and very different from the usual crowd of presidential candidates, who usually spend their entire campaign life walking on eggshells. They live in fear of uttering the wrong word, and suffering a backlash for it. Trouble is, no matter what they say, the Liberals and their buddies in the MSM will attack everything they say anyway.

            What I worry about with the Donald is his past donations to Democrats, as they didn’t just turn radical with Obama’s election, they’ve been at it for a long time. The fact that he sent Queen Beeitch Pelosi a note of congratulations upon becoming speaker gives me chills. I don’t remember him being so vocal against Obama until he decided to possibly run for the presidency, but I may just have missed that.

            If he runs as an Independent because he didn’t win the Republican nomination, that would be very very bad. We all know how it worked out with Ross Perot.

  1. No recs here, mriggio. 🙂 A free exchange of ideas about constitutional governance is what this place is about. That, and activist interevention to help elect conservatives.

    We don’t scalp folks who disagree either. Great to see you here.

    And yes, anybody but Obama.

  2. Obama is losing in the battleground states by more than 30 points. Even those in solidly blue states want someone other than him by a bigger margin. The poll was done by Zogby, and they are left leaning pollsters.

    https://theolearyreport.com/content.cfm?file=olr-apr-2011/1

    I hear gas will be $5.00 per gallon by Memorial Day, and I can’t imagine what it will be by Labor Day. The O has also brought back out his attack on the wealthy, and said he will not allow the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy to pass again. HA. Soon enough he will be losing the battleground states by more than 50 points or more. I still think Hillary will be recruited by Uncle George in order to save all of the Progressive gains they have made.

    What I want to know is why Herman Cain hasn’t even been included in the R presidential polls, while some who clearly are not running are? What’s up with that?

  3. SEC
    the donald is not my prefered candidate but i do love his total lack of fear and what he is saying is ringing quite loudly with the American public at this moment in time. the media could/would take him apart on a daily basis and he wouldn’t fold like the cheap suit boehner proved to be last week.
    I would hope for Perry or Christie paired with Rubio. However who could blame any of them for not wishing to subject themselves and their families to the likes of what went on with the lefties and Bush? they all have relatively young children they want to protect. ps where is Code Pink now… i don’t see them at the end of bambi’s driveway with picket signs and effigies. i find it criminal that potentially good candidates stay on the sidelines because they don’t want the commies and their complicit minions in the press going through their trash on a daily basis so they can be critiqued for what they ate for dinner last night.

    • suzanne- We agree, the Donald is serving a very useful purpose right now with his plainspoken attacks on Obama. With his birther talk, no one is going to unseat Obama at this point because he hasn’t provided a Birth Certificate, but, it does keep those seeds of doubt alive in many minds which in itself is a positive. I’m all for him keeping it up.

      I also agree that there may be some really good people, who would make terrific presidents, but they choose to not put themselves and their families through that living hell. Unfortunately, it isn’t just the Liberals who create those living hells, some on our own side more than bloody some noses of their opponents, they go for the jugular. That also applies to every other race for any elective office. We do have some of our own Alan Greyson’s.

      As to the Republican presidential field for 2012, no matter who jumps in, unless there is some name I haven’t heard yet, I’m not particularly excited. I do like what I know of Herman Cain, but so far he doesn’t seem to be gaining much traction. I guess that could change though.

      I read an interesting take on the presidential field some time ago. The author brought up the fact that the Republicans may actually have a stronger field of candidates for 2016. That may include Mike Pence and Chris Christie, as well as some of the new Republican Governors such as Scott Walker. I wondered myself if many are considering it a given that Obama will be re-elected in 12, or if a Republican is elected, would they be seen as just a 4 year place holder. I honestly believe that Obama and his fellow Progressives cheated his way to the election in 08, and as the incumbent, he has even more opportunities to cheat even more in 2012. He and they do like shoving stuff down our throats. I’m praying the hardest for an even bigger majority in the House, and a super majority in the Senate come 12. That way the I word is a real possibility.

      • sadly, i fear the republic will not survive 4 more years of him. i believe he has actually tempered his agenda thus far in order to get re-elected (what with being the “campaigner in chief” and all) and that we would/will see the true horror of it all if and when he becomes a lame duck. he will by-pass congress on absolutely everything and “rule” by EO’s and regs. this automatic “trigger” he mentioned ever so fleetingly yesterday bypasses the house on $$$ in the form of tax-increases and it is just the latest in his endless parade of acts which defy congress, the constitution and the will of the American people. what i have yet to comprehend is why someone hasn’t taken either him or his minions to court yet… why isn’t salazar in jail for contempt of court on the drilling? why hasn’t arizona sued him to recoup all the $$$ that the illegals cost its citizenry? if i were Jan Brewer, i’d charter a bunch of busses and send all the illegals currently in her jails to the sanctuary city of their choice… make that mouthy idiot in LA either take them in or have the entire world watch him turn them away… it would certainly shut him up.
        sometimes i find this all so depressing that i can’t read any more for a few days… then i re-charge and press on.
        re the voter cheating… read up on True The Vote and the King Street Patriots in Houston… they are doing seminars so you can bring what they have learned to your town/county. it’s really quite good.

      • like him or not, he is committed to our troops and reasonably patriotic (certainly more than most with whom we are currently dealing in DC) and has an excellent position on using our own oil and gas.
        He is so totally UNAFRAID (a 180 degree departure from our current speaker)… so completely over caring about being PC… and an obviously competent businessman.
        Whether or not you agree with what he says he is really very straight up… not speaking with a “forked tongue” as it were… he is right out there… another delightful departure from the dems and their rino “friends accross the aisle”.
        I believe he would run the government like a business, and while that may or may not prove to be a good long-term strategy, I absolutely believe it would be the best plan right NOW.
        As my adult daughter said this morning “every once in a while you need an a$$ to come in a clean things up” and I feel he would fit that bill at this juncture in American history. If we don’t get someone who, like him or not,can do the job at 1600 this time around, obimbo will be writing the final chapter in American history throughout his next term.

          • hi, i’m back from taking my daughter to work.
            RE The Donald:
            He is truly horrified by the extent to which obama has shamed our country in front of the world (most of whom hate everything about us but our money)… he never would have let us be hauled before the un human rights commission… he would have brought out the dueling pistols first. There would have been no bowing around the world and certainly not before the mayor of tampa. There would have been no START treaty which weakened us so badly… he probably would have pulled “a Manchin” with the other one of the above referenced dueling pistols.
            He would repeal obamacare in a blink, reign in the EPA and other agencies and unwind every single business-crippling regulation imposed by these comunists within days. There would not be any 8 billion for subsidizing “green energy” because, as a businessman, he knows if a business needs federal subsidies is because it failed in the private sector (see Spain). Our DOJ would act a lot differently under The Donald, and i believe there would be something comparable to the Berlin Wall along out southern border within a few weeks. and we would be the ones drilling in the Gulf, not Brazil.
            my only complaint at the moment is that part of me wishes he’d get off the birther bit but part of me hopes he finds something because that would nullify everything stinking bring-America-to-its-knees thing obimbo has done.
            will he run as a third party candidate? who knows? he says he doesn’t want to hurt the R’s and i do believe that because i believe him to be a straight out there truth teller (how utterly refreshing!). I have a life-sized picture of what would go on with the rinos and the entrenched R’s if he did run… it would make what they did to Christine O’Donnell look like a picnic in May. but i believe he’d call them out on it.
            it will be interesting to watch. i believe that on many fronts he is indeed the strongest candidate, if for no other reason than his complete lack of paralizing-OMG-if-I-do-this-I-won’t-get-re-elected-fear and because he has the ability to really shake things up in a very advantageous way for the American people. I’m watching closely.
            ps he’s on Hannity tonight.

          • I very much appreciate Trump’s willingness to speak against Obama with a take no prisoners attitude. That seems to be a very unique approach, and very different from the usual crowd of presidential candidates, who usually spend their entire campaign life walking on eggshells. They live in fear of uttering the wrong word, and suffering a backlash for it. Trouble is, no matter what they say, the Liberals and their buddies in the MSM will attack everything they say anyway.

            What I worry about with the Donald is his past donations to Democrats, as they didn’t just turn radical with Obama’s election, they’ve been at it for a long time. The fact that he sent Queen Beeitch Pelosi a note of congratulations upon becoming speaker gives me chills. I don’t remember him being so vocal against Obama until he decided to possibly run for the presidency, but I may just have missed that.

            If he runs as an Independent because he didn’t win the Republican nomination, that would be very very bad. We all know how it worked out with Ross Perot.

  1. No recs here, mriggio. 🙂 A free exchange of ideas about constitutional governance is what this place is about. That, and activist interevention to help elect conservatives.

    We don’t scalp folks who disagree either. Great to see you here.

    And yes, anybody but Obama.

  2. Obama is losing in the battleground states by more than 30 points. Even those in solidly blue states want someone other than him by a bigger margin. The poll was done by Zogby, and they are left leaning pollsters.

    https://theolearyreport.com/content.cfm?file=olr-apr-2011/1

    I hear gas will be $5.00 per gallon by Memorial Day, and I can’t imagine what it will be by Labor Day. The O has also brought back out his attack on the wealthy, and said he will not allow the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy to pass again. HA. Soon enough he will be losing the battleground states by more than 50 points or more. I still think Hillary will be recruited by Uncle George in order to save all of the Progressive gains they have made.

    What I want to know is why Herman Cain hasn’t even been included in the R presidential polls, while some who clearly are not running are? What’s up with that?

  3. SEC
    the donald is not my prefered candidate but i do love his total lack of fear and what he is saying is ringing quite loudly with the American public at this moment in time. the media could/would take him apart on a daily basis and he wouldn’t fold like the cheap suit boehner proved to be last week.
    I would hope for Perry or Christie paired with Rubio. However who could blame any of them for not wishing to subject themselves and their families to the likes of what went on with the lefties and Bush? they all have relatively young children they want to protect. ps where is Code Pink now… i don’t see them at the end of bambi’s driveway with picket signs and effigies. i find it criminal that potentially good candidates stay on the sidelines because they don’t want the commies and their complicit minions in the press going through their trash on a daily basis so they can be critiqued for what they ate for dinner last night.

    • suzanne- We agree, the Donald is serving a very useful purpose right now with his plainspoken attacks on Obama. With his birther talk, no one is going to unseat Obama at this point because he hasn’t provided a Birth Certificate, but, it does keep those seeds of doubt alive in many minds which in itself is a positive. I’m all for him keeping it up.

      I also agree that there may be some really good people, who would make terrific presidents, but they choose to not put themselves and their families through that living hell. Unfortunately, it isn’t just the Liberals who create those living hells, some on our own side more than bloody some noses of their opponents, they go for the jugular. That also applies to every other race for any elective office. We do have some of our own Alan Greyson’s.

      As to the Republican presidential field for 2012, no matter who jumps in, unless there is some name I haven’t heard yet, I’m not particularly excited. I do like what I know of Herman Cain, but so far he doesn’t seem to be gaining much traction. I guess that could change though.

      I read an interesting take on the presidential field some time ago. The author brought up the fact that the Republicans may actually have a stronger field of candidates for 2016. That may include Mike Pence and Chris Christie, as well as some of the new Republican Governors such as Scott Walker. I wondered myself if many are considering it a given that Obama will be re-elected in 12, or if a Republican is elected, would they be seen as just a 4 year place holder. I honestly believe that Obama and his fellow Progressives cheated his way to the election in 08, and as the incumbent, he has even more opportunities to cheat even more in 2012. He and they do like shoving stuff down our throats. I’m praying the hardest for an even bigger majority in the House, and a super majority in the Senate come 12. That way the I word is a real possibility.

      • sadly, i fear the republic will not survive 4 more years of him. i believe he has actually tempered his agenda thus far in order to get re-elected (what with being the “campaigner in chief” and all) and that we would/will see the true horror of it all if and when he becomes a lame duck. he will by-pass congress on absolutely everything and “rule” by EO’s and regs. this automatic “trigger” he mentioned ever so fleetingly yesterday bypasses the house on $$$ in the form of tax-increases and it is just the latest in his endless parade of acts which defy congress, the constitution and the will of the American people. what i have yet to comprehend is why someone hasn’t taken either him or his minions to court yet… why isn’t salazar in jail for contempt of court on the drilling? why hasn’t arizona sued him to recoup all the $$$ that the illegals cost its citizenry? if i were Jan Brewer, i’d charter a bunch of busses and send all the illegals currently in her jails to the sanctuary city of their choice… make that mouthy idiot in LA either take them in or have the entire world watch him turn them away… it would certainly shut him up.
        sometimes i find this all so depressing that i can’t read any more for a few days… then i re-charge and press on.
        re the voter cheating… read up on True The Vote and the King Street Patriots in Houston… they are doing seminars so you can bring what they have learned to your town/county. it’s really quite good.

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