A new “shiny”, glossy pamphlet is being shaken in our faces to prove Obama has a second term agenda. Twenty pages of “shiny” pics that cover half the pages in this “shiny” outsized pamphlet which looks more like a book.
The plan purports, first, to be a plan, and second, to outline a second-term agenda distinct from his first-term agenda. It fails on both counts. It cobbles together his current policies with some ill-defined new bullet points to barely cover 20 pages largely devoted to nice pictures of the president.
Make no mistake: What the Obama agenda lacks in substance, it makes up in graphic design. The pamphlet has as much gloss and as many soft-focus photos as a copy of Playboy. The seriously besotted Obama fan might have to assure friends, “No, really — I only read the Obama second-term plan for the policy details.” ….snip
The pamphlet’s “reviving American manufacturing” section touts the creation of a new network of 15-20 manufacturing innovation institutes and a new trade enforcement unit. Heady stuff. The big idea is a reform of the corporate tax code. Obama calls for reducing rates and making up revenue by closing tax preferences and loopholes — in other words, exactly what Romney is proposing for income taxes and what the president deems utterly impossible.
Pretty darn pathetic when the Preezy has to steal his opponent’s ideas and plans because he has nothing else to offer.
Quotes of the day … Read it all
From the BBC… ”
And now, I guess Chicago has said, ‘Hey, we think this Romnesia idea is your ticket to reelection, Mr. President, in the last two weeks.’ I think you’re right — it’s sort of depressing, if that’s what it comes down to.
Maybe it’s just that it’s gone on too long. Maybe we just got to the stage where there’s nothing left of importance to say.
and this … “Gone are the days of hope and change – now it’s just one long bout of concern trolling. It’s as if the bitterness of the 2010 rebuff has stayed with Obama ever since, gnawing at him, preventing any reflection on his choices. Maybe it’s because it’s the first time anyone’s told him “No.”
and here … “[I]f you’re looking for a reason (besides, of course, the national polling showing an ever-so-slight Romney edge) why the media narrative has tilted toward the Republicans over the last week or so, I think the Romney campaign’s guarantee of victory has mattered much less than the Obama campaign’s recent aura of defeat.
Everything Obama says has an expiration date. Anyone still on the fence in this election should read this National Review article.
My personal favorite;
STATEMENT: “We can, then, more effectively deal with what I consider to be one of the greatest threats to the United States, to Israel, and world peace, and that is Iran,” Obama speaking to American Israel Public Affairs Committee in Chicago, March 5, 2007
EXPIRATION DATE: “Iran, Cuba, Venezuela, these countries are tiny . . . They don’t pose a serious threat to us the way the Soviet Union posed a threat to us.” – May 20, 2008
See how far we’ve come? Now, he promises Putin “more flexibility” in his second term and, doesn’t seem to have a problem with a nuclear Iran. Iran’s long range missiles are now capable of reaching Europe, they are the largest supporters of terrorism in the world (think Hezbollah, Hamas, etc;). From CBS, published in 2009
Iran said it successfully test-fired a new generation of long range surface-to-surface missile on Wednesday – one that could easily strike as far away as southeastern Europe with greater precision than earlier models.
The Sajjil is a solid fuel high-speed missile with a range of about 1,200 miles, Defense Minister Mostafa Mohammed Najjar said on state television. At that range, it could easily strike Iran’s arch-foe Israel and go as far as southeastern Europe.
Solid-fuel missiles are more accurate than the liquid fuel missiles of similar range currently possessed by Iran. The country has had a solid-fuel missile with a shorter range – the Fateh, able to fly 120 miles – for several years…..snip
State Department spokesman Robert Wood said the missile tests were not good for the stability of the region and were another sign that U.S. plans to construct a missile shield in Europe are critical to international security. He said Washington hoped Russia, which has criticized the proposed shield, would recognize the threat posed by Iran and realize the system is not aimed at Russia.
“I think it’s pretty obvious when Iran launches one of these ballistic missiles, that this is something of concern to the international community, and I’m including Russia in the international community here,” he said.
As luck would have it that missile defense system also had an expiration date. Obama was very much into appeasing Russia and, offering an open hand to Iran which was promptly slapped by the mullahs.