Reactions To Obama’s Town Hall, Today

It’s hard to decide what the most absurd thing Obama said in his town hall speech was,  today.

People took away different portions to lambaste:

Greg Hengler noted: Obama Logic: Raising Taxes On Rich Will Encourage Rich To Keep Their Businesses In America

According to Obama (seen here in Annandale, MD), decreasing potholes, improving roads and bridges, and building high-speed light rail by taxing the job creators, will incentivize those same job creators to keep their businesses here.

Ed Morrissey focused on Obama’s bridge collapse lie: Video: Obama uses false bridge-collapse argument to argue for more taxes

Remember when that bridge in Minnesota collapsed with all those people on it? And there was a big hue and cry, “How can this happen in America?” Well, the National Society of Engineers — they looked around and they give us a D when it comes to infrastructure.

The bridge collapse occurred because of a design defect, a conclusion reached by the National Transportation Safety Board. The bridge was designed and built in an era when engineers thought that redundant systems were both unnecessary and inefficient.  Gusset plates installed at the time of the bridge’s building were too thin, and without any redundancy to account for a major failure on a single point, it was a tragedy waiting to happen from day 1.  It had nothing to do with any lack of maintenance, and in fact collapsed because of scheduled maintenance to the deck that inadvertently destabilized it to the point of collapse.

It’s dishonest in the extreme to use this tragedy as an argument that we neglected our infrastructure, and ghoulish to use the dead for a false political point.  Obama should be ashamed of himself.

The Lonely Conservative was offended by his  dishonest demagoguery aimed at students:

…he told students that Republicans are trying to balance the budget on their backs. This man really knows no shame. It’s the younger generations who will be hit the hardest by his disastrous policies.

“I can’t afford to have all of you as bystanders,” Obama told a town-hall meeting at Northern Virginia Community College. “There are powerful voices in Washington; there are powerful lobbies and special interests in Washington. And they’re going to want to reduce the deficit on your backs. And if you are not heard, that’s exactly what’s going to happen.” …

The president got applause when he called for $400 billion in new cuts to the Pentagon and for taxing the wealthy.
“We are going to have to ask everyone to sacrifice, and if we are going to ask community colleges to sacrifice…then we can ask millionaires and billionaires to make a little sacrifice,” he said.

If he has his way, the economy will tank even further, reducing revenue to the government, thereby making the deficit and debt worse, not better.

Today on his show, Rush hammered this point: “Obama Says We Can’t Spend More Than We Take In”:

Now, Obama’s out there speaking to these skulls full of mush today, and he said, “We can’t spend more than we take in.”  Now, there’s a possible second meaning to this.  We’re sitting here and we are incredulous that he be such a goofball.  He’s the architect of spending more than we take in.  So it could well be — remember, now, my theorem is that what Obama’s doing here is simply providing the national media some sound bites.  This audience is just a bunch of props.  He’s providing the national media with a bunch of sound bites to use uncritically in his campaign.  Now, if you’re Obama, and this is a likelihood, if you’re Obama and you say, “We can’t keep spending more than we take in,” it could be a prelude to, “So I’m going to raise taxes.  We have to raise taxes.”  You know, we must consider that as the way he’s thinking.  The most profligate spender in the history of spenders, we hear him say, “We can’t spend more than we take in,” and we think, how can somebody be so stupid to say this?  How can he continue to say these things when he is the architect of it?


So here’s my idea, and knowing full well it will never happen, but I still nevertheless propose it as one who cares deeply and loves amazingly this country.  Republicans propose a budget to Obama tomorrow.  We call it the “we can’t spend more than we take in budget.”  We cut spending to revenue.  We totally head him off at the pass on tax increases.  We present a budget that cuts spending to revenue and we call it the “Obama Says We Can’t Spend More Than We Take In” bill.  And we give him credit for it.  We give him the credit for inspiring the legislation.  We say that we saw him make the speech to the students at the junior college in Virginia and a light went off, a great idea.  We wish we had thought of it in such simple terms.  You can’t spend more than you take in.  So we propose the “Obama Says We Can’t Spend More Than We Take In” bill.  Pass it.  Republicans in the House propose it and pass it.  Call his leftist bluff, head him off at the pass on tax increases.  He’s using poll tested language in lieu of actually running the executive branch.  So wrap him up in his own words.  Everything he’s doing is poll tested.  When’s the last time you heard Obama say, “We can’t continue to spend more than we take in.”  That’s focus group research.  Call his bluff.

My reaction to any Obama speech is always the same. Disgust with him for the lies. Disgust with his audience for believing them.

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New Black Panthers Plan Protest and Boycott Of Non Black Businesses

After all, y’all, they didn’t come to pin the tail on the donkey, they came to pin the tail on the honky!:

The Daily Caller reports:

The New Black Panther Party – an organization known largely for their intimidation of voters outside a Philadelphia precinct- has announced plans for a “National Day of Action and Unity,” – ironically urging followers (on their day of unity) to boycott all “non-black business” on April 23.

The New Black Panthers plan to protest non-black establishments and entities via “rallies, marches, demonstrations, programs, and confrontations” in over 60 cities.

“Because blacks worldwide are dissatisfied at their current condition,” the Panther’s announcement explains.

They plan on protesting non blacks on Holy Saturday, “with or without a permit.”

A serious showdown looming for Saturday April 23rd as  corrupt politicians try to deny day of action marchers tight to rally and march in front Adam Clayton Powell Harlem state office buildings

Black Marchers, New Black Panther Party, vow to Rally in front of the Adam Clayton Powell building  with or without a permit in solidarity with 60 cities and states on Saturday, April 23rd   for the “National and International Day Of Action and Unity”

Like in Tahir square in Egypt we will establish this historic location for our revolution and our demands.  Over 1,000 are expected in this historic outdoor political rally.

As in other revolutions, protests and uprisings going on around the earth, a showdown is looming for Saturday April 23rd as marchers with the ”National International Day of Action and Unity” are furious and frustrated with New York officials blatant discrimination and denial of their constitutional and human right to rally and march.  Marchers are marching and rallying in 60 cities around America and in London and Africa to demand justice for Black People and improvement in our conditions.

On 4-23 We will be Rallying at the Adam Clayton Powell building and Marching Down 125th street.  On April 23rd, whether we have to do it with or without a permit, face jail or take whatever action is necessary to relieve oppressive conditions against Blacks in New York and around the planet.

This news conference will be attended by Brooklyn City Councilman Charles Barron, March co-organizer, New Black Panther Leader, Attorney Malik Zulu Shabazz, community supporters and leaders and of course members of the New Black Panther Party, who have been the subject of major national controversy surrounding the Dismissal of Voter Intimidation Charges by the United States Department of Justice

Attorney Malik Zulu Shabazz, who co –organized all 70 cities U.S. and Worldwide says, “just like when we organized the Million Youth March under the call from Dr. Khallid Muhammad on September 5th 1998 there is blatant attempt to quash our first amendment rights and to suppress the  voice of Black Power and outrage in Harlem.   This cannot be tolerated.  We have to Stand up.“

I think a lot of people will be too busy getting ready for Easter to notice.

Hat tip: Weasel Zippers.

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Video: Obama Gets Snippy With Texas Interviewer

Obama clearly didn’t appreciate being corrected when caught fudging the facts, and let his displeasure be known at the end of the interview:


VDH: Patient Obama

 The president is cynical and says whatever he wishes without worry of consequences, because based on the past abyss between laurels and achievement (Harvard Law Review, offer of Chicago Law School tenure, record in the Senate, Nobel Prize, etc.), he feels exempt from scrutiny and audit. Indeed, he expects that he can always “hope and change” or “millions of green jobs” his way out of any rare, nit-picking journalistic follow-up. (A journalist will always declare him a “god” even if speech A nullifies speech B a day later).

The president says, like most, what he must to be elected and now reelected; Guantanamo, renditions, Iraq, tribunals, Predators, preventative detention, public campaign financing, revolving door politics, earmarks, lobbyists, etc. — these are all just “constructs” without real absolute truth. They are bad or good, depending on the political calculus at any given time — a consideration that changes sometimes hourly. So Obama seems to have discovered that what he said to get elected, or even said two weeks ago, he need not say today again or tomorrow. Polls change, so do talking points. (He also knows that 50% of the citizenry receive some sort of government money; almost 50% pay no income tax; and in February more money was redistributed than collected by the Treasury. Therefore most Americans will stick by him whatever he says — as long as he keeps the money flowing.)

Hat tip: Weasel Zippers

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