Obama revealed his true feelings towards the American citizenry on Saturday, talking about how all of your hard work is the result of government. In Zero's own words:
"...look, if you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own. You didn’t get there on your own. I’m always struck by people who think, well, it must be because I was just so smart. There are a lot of smart people out there. It must be because I worked harder than everybody else. Let me tell you something -- there are a whole bunch of hardworking people out there.
If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business -- you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen. The Internet didn’t get invented on its own. Government research created the Internet so that all the companies could make money off the Internet."
Um, no sir, my success is not because "somebody helped to create this American system"...my success comes from my hard work....we ALL benefit from the American system, we ALL benefit from the roads, from having teachers, many of whom inspired us and our classmates. No sir, my success comes DESPITE the government you are hell bent at expanding into every aspect of my life. You exposed your disdain for me, a free man, not reliant on the government you love so much. "You must think you are SO smart"...."you must think you work SO hard"....HOW DARE YOU SIR. Then it became crystal clear to me...you have no respect for the hard working people of this country. OH, you TALK a good game...until last Saturday. YOU HAVE NO RESPECT FOR US. And you will discover in November, WE HAVE NONE FOR YOU EITHER.
"But we were told we could KEEP our Doctor..!"
Mark today's date in your calendar:
Thursday, June 28, 2012 - The US Supreme Court rubber stamps the destruction of the American health care system.
The ONLY option left...
No longer good enough in the land of Obama
As if we don't have enough to worry about, the Feds have decided to regulate ALL public pools in America:"President Obama's Department of Justice -- led by Attorney General Eric Holder -- has found a new way to make the Americans with Disabilities Act pay off for Democratic trial lawyer campaign donors.
Since the ADA first became law in 1990, the DOJ has been issuing "guidelines" that businesses must follow to comply with a multitude of the nation's civil rights laws.
In September 2010, the DOJ issued guidelines for "recreational facilities," including a new rule that all public access swimming pools must provide a lift capable of moving disabled patrons from their wheelchairs into the water.
Compliance with the rule requires pool owners to have a lift for each "water element" in their facility. So if your local community pool also has a spa, both the spa and the pool must be "accessible." But if you have two spas, don't worry, only one lift is required.
In fact, most people in the swimming pool industry thought that one portable lift would be enough. Pool owners claim they were led to believe that, as long as they had one device that could be wheeled out whenever someone needed help getting into or out of a pool or spa, there would be no need intrusive permanent fixtures.
On Jan. 31 of this year, DOJ granted the industry's call for a clarification: But it was not the answer they wanted. All 300,000 public pools in the United States must install a permanent fixed lift. The deadline for compliance was last Thursday, March 15. Call it "Poolmageddon."
There is no way all 300,000 pools could have installed permanent lifts by last Thursday. There simply are not enough lifts in existence or enough people who know how to install them, according to industry spokesmen. Plus, each lift costs between $3,000 and $10,000 and installation can add $5,000 to $10,000 to the total.
So what happens when a disabled individual checks into a Holiday Inn and finds no lift at the pool? The Obama DOJ has said it will not be enforcing the new guidelines right away. That means no fines from the government, for now.
But the ADA also empowered citizens to sue businesses that are not in compliance with DOJ guidelines. The result will be a huge payday for enterprising trial lawyers everywhere.
"The enforcement is going to be by litigation," said Kevin Maher, senior vice president of governmental affairs for the American Hotel & Lodging Association. "A lot of drive-by lawsuits against business by law firms that are set up file to file spurious ADA claims."
Besides being expensive and impossible to install in time, permanent lifts are also a health hazard. Most hotel pools do not have a lifeguard and kids can access them unsupervised.
The permanent lifts will be a magnet for children to play on, and because they are not designed for that, odds are good that some will get hurt. But then again, each injured kid is just another payday for trial attorneys.
By the way, trial lawyers gave President Obama more than $45 million in 2008.
Have a nice summer."
Conn Carroll is a senior editorial writer for The Washington Examiner. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
.The joys of Obama never end. What happens with four more years of this????
Here are some great suggestions for an alternative response Obama could have used for Afganistan (we like #10):
1. Dedicate a round of golf to the people of Afghanistan.
2. Send Michelle for a symbolic vacation to Jalalabad.
3. Ask the Afghans if they'd like the Russians back instead.
4. Head to a local Afghan restaurant and bow to the wait staff.
5. Offer to make Afghanistan's heroin 'The Official Heroin of the United States.'
6. Give Afghan children a permanent exemption from Michelle's 'Let's Move' school lunch offerings.
7. Provide unlimited, free doses of Prozac to the entire adult population of Afghanistan.
8. Change the lyrics of O Tannenbaum to O Taliban.
9. Set up a program to provide virgins to Afghan men who refuse to commit suicide bombings.
10. Demand an apology from Afghanistan for the more than 1,800 U.S. forces killed since the start of the war."
(Thanks to White House Dossier)
We keep wondering why the Obama administration would pursue policies detrimental to job creation and economic recovery. In reading some documents from the past we think maybe we found the answer in FDR's "Annual Address to Congress", January 11, 1944:
"We have come to a clear realization of the fact that true individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence. “Necessitous men are not free men.” People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made."
Perhaps this is what he meant when he spoke of "fundamentally transforming America"?
Remember this quote from the Zero Administration?:
"...the White House has worked to get off the defensive over high gasoline prices, insisting that Obama has done everything he can to bring those costs down."
We recently chronicled some of the ways Obama has worked to keep gas prices escalating, and now this, from the Washington Examiner:
"President Obama’s United States Department of Agriculture has delayed shale gas drilling in Ohio for up to six months by cancelling a mineral lease auction for Wayne National Forest (WNF). The move was taken in deference to environmentalists"
Mr. Obama, PLEASE STOP HELPING!
The "President" responded to the serf's complaints about high gas prices today in Florida:
"Only in politics do people root for bad news and they greet bad news so enthusiastically," he said (speaking about Republicans) in a combative speech at the University of Miami. "You pay more, and they're licking their chops."
"The defiant rhetoric came after days in which the White House has worked to get off the defensive over high gasoline prices, insisting that Obama has done everything he can to bring those costs down."
Uh, would that be things like rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline? A project that would not only provide millions of barrels of oil to the US market, but
"...would put 13,000 people to work building the pipeline and 118,000 spin-off jobs “through increased business for local goods and service providers.” - Forbes, 1/28/12
Or maybe he means shutting down oil production in the Gulf of Mexico?
"After the BP oil spill, Obama shut down all offshore oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, idling 78,000 jobs and cutting off billions of dollars of tax revenue to state and local governments in the Gulf Coast region.
After U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman found the Gulf moratorium without factual basis, Obama lifted it, granted no permits, then reinstated the same moratorium. The same judge then found the second moratorium illegal and held the administration in contempt of court for ignoring the first order."
He wants us to look at his words, despite his actions...
"Obama said there were "no quick fixes" and "no silver bullets" to solve the situation and called for a "sustained, all-of-the-above" approach to develop domestic energy..."
...but it's not just oil Obama hates:
"A recent study by the American Consumer Institute concludes that coal, natural gas, nuclear, transmission infrastructure, and even renewables were among 351 energy projects delayed or canceled by Obama. These projects represented 1.9 million jobs and an investment of $1.1 trillion." - HumanEvents.com
The "Great Leader" continued:
"Obama assured Americans that he feels their pain, saying the rise in gas prices "hurts everybody" and "means you've got to find even more room in a budget that was already tight."
Well, not HIS budget of course. Remember that Michelle and the girls are off skiing in Aspen, only a few short weeks after returning from holiday in Hawaii. In Obama's Amerika it's only the little people who suffer.
Holidays in Paradise!
Whew, vacationing is SO tiring...
Just to keep all this in perspective, let's go all the way back to....2008.
Just wait until summer...
Remember this from last week?
We THOUGHT we recognized that guy...
President Zero took a break from golf long enough to stop by New York City on November 30 to check on the progress his administration is making in creating new jobs…oh, wait, it was just another campaign event. He made some remarks while at a private residence shilling for campaign cash. Among his remarks were this little gem:
“Along the way, in addition to preventing a financial meltdown and preventing a second Great Depression, we were able to pass a historic health care bill that's going to make sure that 30 million people have coverage.”
Now wait just a darn minute! I thought Zero’s health care “reform” was supposed to solve all of the nations healthcare problems and provide coverage for everyone? You, know, the 47 million folks we were told didn’t have coverage because America is an unfair unjust country? What the heck happened to the other 17 million?
So it turns out that we went through all of that and STILL didn’t get everyone covered??? Where is the media on this one?
But that’s not the only head scratcher. He apparently has a very different opinion about what makes America great. Now, we think that most people, when asked “what is it that makes America great?”, would say something like “our ingenuity” or “the fact that we’re free to use our talents the best way we can”.
But the President has a different opinion. Apparently America is great because the government confiscates your money and spends it on stuff:
“Their view is that less regulation, a shriveled government that is not doing much for people in terms of giving them a ladder up into the middle class, that that’s their best vision; that we don't invest in science, that we don't invest in education, that we don't invest in infrastructure and transportation -- all the things that made us a great power,”
So the guy who is supposed to represent all of us believes that we are a great nation because the government spends money on “science” (whatever the hell that means) and education and roads.
Yeah, that’s it.
Live forever! Vote Obama 2012!
Hat tip: The Looking Spoon