Judge Jeanine began her show, Saturday night, with a look ahead to the president’s State of the Union speech next week. Obama’s themes this year are reported to be about “opportunity, action and optimism.” And she predicted that on Tuesday, the president will say that “he will work with congress in a bipartisan way, he’ll grow the economy, strengthen the middle class, and give us the economic security that we need.”
But who believes a thing this president says anymore? For the past two weeks he’s been promising to bypass congress – not work with them. And how does he propose to grow the economy? More taxes and spending? More redistribution of wealth? Obama’s shown no propensity for learning from his mistakes, so we can expect him to double down on all of the same economic policies that have been failing for the past five years, and he’ll do it in the name of the middle class – the people who have been hurt the most by his policies. He’ll pretend to be a uniter when he’s really a divider, he’ll say one thing and do another.
The American people have finally heard enough of this man’s BS and have started to tune him out.
The poll finds that only a small minority of voters (13 percent) thinks the government should do something about the fact some people make a lot more money than others. A 62-percent majority is okay with disparities in income “because that’s just how the economy works.” Another 21 percent say income inequality “stinks,” but still think the government “shouldn’t get involved.”
Reducing income inequality – Obama’s top priority for the rest of his term – is something only 13% of the American people support.
The reason for the surprising findings is that despite decades of liberal indoctrination, most voters don’t see success as a zero-sum game.
Only 12 percent say if someone makes a lot of money it means someone else has to make less, while the vast majority – 84 percent don’t think it works that way.
The poll also shows that many voters think government involvement can make things worse:
..for example, 55 percent think giving unemployment benefits to people who have been out of work for a long time discourages them from looking for a job. More voters than not in both higher and lower income groups say the benefits keep people from trying to find work.
A new Gallup poll shows that 2/3 of the American people believe that the federal government is too big and too powerful – which is obviously bad news for the party of big government.
Eager to dispel claims that President Barack Obama is engaging in “class warfare” as he heads into his State of the Union address next week, the White House is de-emphasizing phrases focusing on economic disparity and turning instead to messages about creating paths of opportunity for the poor and middle class.
The adjustment reflects an awareness that Obama’s earlier language put him at risk of being perceived as divisive and exposed him to criticism that his rhetoric was exploiting the gap between haves and have-nots.
“We have to make sure that there are new ladders of opportunity into the middle class, and that those ladders — the rungs on those ladders are solid and accessible for more people,” Obama said last week, expanding a metaphor from his 2013 State of the Union address.
But how does Obama propose to create “ladders of opportunity” for the poor and the middle class? By reducing government regulations and red tape? Lowering taxes? Cutting spending? Repealing ObamaCare? Discouraging government dependency instead of growing it? Approving the Keystone pipeline? Oh hell no. None of those things.
It will be more of the same failed policies – tax and spend and spend and tax and spend. And he will go over the heads of Republicans in Congress to inflict more damage on the country.
As Obama prepares for his big SOTU speech, Peggy Noonan describes very well the nation’s mood at the WSJ:
No one’s really listening to the president now. He has been for five years a nonstop windup talk machine. Most of it has been facile, bland, the same rounded words and rounded sentiments, the same soft accusations and excuses. I see him enjoying the sound of his voice as the network newsman leans forward eagerly, intently, nodding at the pearls, enacting interest, for this is the president and he is the anchorman and surely something important is being said with two such important men engaged.
But nothing interesting was being said! Looking back on this presidency, it has from the beginning been a 17,000 word New Yorker piece in which, calmly, sonorously, with his lovely intelligent voice, the president says nothing, or little that is helpful, insightful or believable. “I’m not a particularly ideological person.” “It’s hard to anticipate events over the next three years.” “I don’t really even need George Kennan right now.” “I am comfortable with complexity.” “Our capacity to do some good . . . is unsurpassed, even if nobody is paying attention.”
He gave a speech on the National Security Agency, that bitterly contested issue, the other day. Pew Research found half of those polled didn’t notice. National Journal’s Dustin Volz wrote that Americans greeted the speech with “collective indifference and broad skepticism.” Of the 1 in 10 who’d followed it, more than 70% doubted his proposals would help protect privacy.
The bigger problem is that the president stands up there Tuesday night with ObamaCare not a hazy promise but a fact. People now know it was badly thought, badly written and disastrously executed. It was supposed to make life better by expanding coverage. It has made it worse, by throwing people off coverage. And—as we all know now but did not last year—the program was passed only with the aid of a giant lie. Now everyone knows if you liked your plan, your doctor, your deductible, you can’t keep them.
When the central domestic fact of your presidency was a fraud, people won’t listen to you anymore.