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?