RUSH: Folks, it’s working! Barack Obama said his plan is working. This is Monday night in Oakland during a campaign speech…
OBAMA: Just like we’ve tried their plan, we’ve tried our plan, and it worked.
RUSH: That is quite an admission.
I don’t know how else to look at this.
He is admitting that this has been the plan all along, and that everything has gone right.
It’s working! Our plan worked! More of you on food stamps than ever before! More of you don’t have jobs than ever before: 18.2 million of you don’t have jobs! More of your homes are underwater than ever before, and more of you are gonna be in a whole big mess ’cause of health care. Yep, it’s working!
Once again, Rush is right. There are, however, six prairie states where Obama’s plan is NOT working so far. These states are:
- North Dakota
- South Dakota
The reason Obama’s plan is not working in these states has nothing to do with them having rock stars in the realms of politics and academia; it has more to do with attitude. Most of the people living in these states don’t carry guilt or worry about their lifestyle causing global warming. They’re not confused or “evolving” about the definition of “marriage” and “family.” These states are not paradise, and they’ve suffered tragedy from the effects of droughts, tornadoes, and floods. They’ve also known the horror of shootouts by outlaws, but the people are able to distinguish between tragedy and horror.
The 1862 Homestead Act had a lot to do with emigration to these states for the purpose of pursuing happiness in farming. Later, discovery of oil and natural gas provided additional sources of wealth. I wish more people would visit and learn the history and heritage of Norwegians in North Dakota, Swedes in South Dakota, Danes in Iowa, Germans in Nebraska, Czechs in Kansas, and Ukrainians in Oklahoma. Perhaps these heritages also explain attitude.
Let’s add the words “so far” as an addendum to the title. I fear Obama’s plan will work if he is reelected and moves to thwart prosperity by using the Endangered Species Act to beat down agriculture, and the EPA to beat down the oil industry. Below is a comparison table contrasting where Obama’s plan is and isn’t working.
|City where Obama’s plan IS NOT working||City where Obama’s plan IS working|
|Bismarck, ND ranked 1st with unemployment rate of 2.5% housing forecast +3.6%||Atlantic City, NJ ranked 358th with unemployment rate of 12.4% housing forecast of -3.1%|
|Lincoln, NE ranked 3rd with unemployment rate of 3.4% housing forecast of +2.4%||Providence, RI ranked 332nd with unemployment rate of 10.2% housing forecast of -6.3%|
|Iowa City, IA ranked 5th with unemployment rate of 3.6% housing forecast of +2.1%||Salisbury, MD ranked 256th with unemployment rate of 8.5% housing forecast of -7.8%|
|Sioux Falls, SD ranked 7th with unemployment rate of 3.8% housing forecast of +2.4%||New Haven, CT ranked 241st with unemployment rate of 8.3% housing forecast of – 6.3%|
|Oklahoma City, OK ranked 18th with unemployment rate of 4.5% housing forecast of +4.3%||Wilmington, DE ranked 230th with unemployment rate of 8.1% housing forecast of -8.2%|
|Topeka, KS ranked 84th with unemployment rate of 6.3% housing forecast of +4.7%||Bangor, ME ranked 185th with unemployment rate of 7.5% housing forecast of -3.4%|