In my Daily Rant “Preview to SOTU,” I shared without attribution a private comment to me from a respected friend and colleague. It pointed out the Michelle Obama’s hypocrisy: $81 steaks, $30 hamburgers, $100 desserts, and the price of wines she swills. I also laid out what we would hear and what we wouldn’t hear from her husband, the great divider.
That said, I didn’t watch the SOTU, I read the transcript which was only slightly less cruel and painful than watching and listening to him. But, you know, I’m starting to find the Obama’s laughable. Last night, he berated the rich even though he personally took advantage of every tax loophole available to keep from paying what he claims is the “fair share” the rich are supposed to pay. And his wife shows up in a $2,500 dress (no estimate on the cost of her shoes and jewelry), $15,000 makeup job, looking as unflattering as ever.
They used Warren Buffett’s secretary as a prop, in an attempt to get mileage from the so-called Buffett rule. But nowhere in his speech did he comment that he personally pays less in taxes than some of his staff. And while I’m on the subject, enough of Buffett already. He’s no more of a genius than a lot of other multi-millionaires and billionaires who were as lucky as they were capable in their areas of industry.
Buffett is no saint, he knowingly misleads the uninformed and those easily misled about his generosity and genius. He doesn’t give money away because he is philanthropic or altruistic – he does it because it’s in his best interest financially and it’s about time we started pointing that out. And while we’re doing that, every news outlet and political essayist should lay out the extent that Buffett and George Soros stand to profit from Obama’s decision to deny the Keystone Pipeline. (See: Billionaire Buffett’s Bakken Boom; Investors Business Daily; 11/16/11) Buffett’s rule should be spelled cronyism.
There stood the boy pharaoh stood last night, trying to cast the image of leader, orator, genius, and being in control – but when you read his speech and/or listen to soundbites of it, he comes across as one who’s day are numbered.
Obama’s speech writers handed him a speech that as Byron Tau, very astutely pointed out at Politico.com, his speech was: “[once] again rated at an 8th grade comprehension level on the Flesch-Kincaid readability test – the third lowest score of any [SOTU] address since 1934.” (State of the Union registers at 8th grade reading level; 1/25/12) The speech was colled together with the same lines he has used in other speeches since 2010.
In “Preview To SOTU” I wrote: “To be sure, Democrats will bounce up and down like bobble-head dolls applauding his every other paragraph, but what we will not hear from Obama that we could applaud, is him admit he has misled the nation and will step down immediately.”
So let me sum this up. You have Obama bathing in the limelight of his swagger, giving a speech that is on an 8th grade comprehension level that was fully intended to get the uneducated and those who are challenged intellectually riled up by telling them rich people have it better than they do. You have him in one paragraph boasting how his bailouts worked, and a paragraph later saying bailouts don’t work, and claiming there would be no more bailouts.
Of course, the Democrats bounced up and down like bobble-head dolls, Obama was speaking on a level their constituents could understand, well, at least most of them. Obama’s speech was about envy, resentment, class/race war mongering, and making people feel inadequate and unequal. It was a speech about no so much the government being able to help the masses, but about Obama himself being able to make it all better.
There was no mention of jobs, no mention increased spending, no mention of government expansion, no mention of “Fast and Furious,” no mention of union cronyism, no mention of his being in league with Soros and Buffett to cost people jobs and certainly no mention of the failure his administration has been. No wonder it was necessary to give a speech on an 8th grade comprehension level – he had to. But, I think Obama’s mojo is wearing thin. I have never heard more pundits and program hosts being more critical of Obama than this morning. And they were being critical in a laughing in way that was pointing out his idiocy – even though some tried to be delicate and not come right out and say how pitiful his exercise was last night.
I’m not saying Obama isn’t dangerous, I am saying that he and his wife are becoming increasingly more nauseatingly laugh worthy. He is behaving like a boy pharaoh, who was received no formal leadership training, with his angry harridan who tells us what to eat while she would eat Rhode Island if someone put catsup on it. When you take a good look, you see the black version of the Beverly Hillbillies. They embarrassed themselves and the nation by not knowing how to dress, behave, or what gifts to give foreign dignitaries. Photo after photo she is shown in some unflattering ensemble that cost taxpayers small fortunes, her lavish vacations, as he plays golf and sings Al Green.
When you step back and look at them, they are laughable hate-mongers who have no idea of protocol, and who’s governmental strategy was formed in the mind of Saul Alinsky. Living inside their bubble, where they are fawned over, and can order people to bow and grovel only works in the White House. In the real world there is a tsunami of contempt that is growing and I believe it just might be that the people have the last and best laugh.