the ‘Second Coming’….
Not to worry, you won’t be assailed at the newstand with this ridiculous pronouncement. It looks as if the slobbering love affair of the media isn’t over yet. If the “Second Coming” works out as well as the first 4 years, we will have a 20 trillion dollar deficit by 2017 according to the GAO ( General Accounting Office). Isn’t that great? The poor will suffer more under this second term then they did the first. The middle class will too with all the tax and spend and accounting gimmicks. What is not to appreciate?
In case you want to celebrate rght along with the Preezy, you too can join in the celebratory luncheon. Obama’s Foodorama has the instructions and recipes to re-create the Inaugural Luncheon. That is, if you can afford the ingredients.
“First Lady Michelle Obama turned 49 today. But the big news came as the First Lady’s office inaugurated a Twitter account and sent out this picture showing the First Lady’s new bangs. Which Vanity Fair’s website instantly praised, calling them ‘featherly,’ and tracing their lineage in hair terms to Brigitte Bardot.”
Bardot? Seriously? The Today show gushed and drooled as well over MO’s hair and the Preezy ipod playlist. Tamron Hall declared MO “looks hot, very Cleopatra”. If this is any indication of the media coverage for the next 4 years we are really in for a long haul.
Dana Milbank writes in the Washington Post;
Four years ago, hundreds of thousands of people flooded the capital, sleeping on floors and lining the streets so that they could be part of history: the inauguration of the first black president, who had the promise of being a transformational figure that could bring hope and change to a broken political system.
That messiah never came, and a sluggish economic recovery overshadowed his term. Obama was reelected less because he inspired the nation than because he discredited his opponent. Most Americans still think that the country is headed in the wrong direction, and just one in five trust their government to do the right thing….[snip]
On the eve of Obama’s second inaugural, it’s difficult to see anything ahead but a long and tedious slog: not a civil war, mercifully, but a political war of attrition.
Remember, BO has pledged under his “Second Coming”, “our path is harder” and “our road is longer.”
He also told the public that they “elected me to tell you the truth” not to “tell you what you wanted to hear,” but then proceeded to hide inconvenient truths while filling the public’s ears with sweet nothings.
For example, he pledged government help for everyone who could possibly want or need it, but managed to avoid any mention of the hard truth that the national debt just topped $16 trillion and entitlements are unsustainable.
He said he’d spend money saved from ending the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan on roads, bridges and schools. Even the liberal press wasn’t buying this one. As the AP pointed out, Obama “laid claim to a peace dividend that doesn’t exist.”
Obama promised to “take responsible steps” that would “keep the promise of Social Security.” But he failed to mention that the only options he’s left on the table are raising taxes or cutting benefits. That may not be what people want to hear, but it’s the absolute truth.
Rep Marcia Fudge (D-OH is just incensed that 16.5 billion was cut from the Federal Food stamp program.
In a George Washington University panel discussion on poverty hosted by PBS’s Tavis Smiley, Fudge expressed her disappointment with colleagues who voted to cut food stamps by $16.5 billion over the next 10 years.
She declared that anyone who voted to do this is evil and mean. What Fudge refuses to say is Senate and House Democrats voted on those cuts to fund MO’s NoFatKidsBehinds initiative when they controlled both branches of Congress. That includes the Black Caucus she chairs. MO went to the Senate, gave her little speech and Senate Dems and House Dems cut the food programs for the poor.
A bill to provide healthful school lunches for low-income children — a high-profile project of first lady Michelle Obama — has raised tensions between the White House and President Barack Obama’s key allies in the House of Representatives.
Despite heavy lobbying by the first lady, more than 100 House Democrats have balked at approving the Senate’s $4.5 billion version of the nutrition bill because it is funded in part with $2.2 billion in cuts to SNAP, the federal food stamp program. They want assurances from the Obama administration that the funding cuts the Senate approved will be restored in the near future…[snip]
As late as mid-September, House Education and Labor Committee staff had been holding out hope that the House could find alternative ways to pay for the House bill. But with time on the legislative calendar quickly running out — and prospects of a Republican takeover of the House in midterm elections looming — Democrats must move quickly to pass the bill.
Emanuel and members of the president’s legislative affairs team have been trying to broker a deal to satisfy progressives. Offsetting the cost of the lunch program with cuts to food stamps was not an ideal approach for the White House, either; but there are also concerns about the deficit. And the White House has already made several funding promises to lawmakers, including assurances to Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.) that she would receive agriculture assistance in exchange for her support for small-business legislation.
Now, in retrospect, Fudge is doing her best to lay it all on the “mean and evil” R-Words. MO gets what she wants, the poor suffer for it. But, the media doesn’t report any of this. After all, MO’s new wig is much more important than the poor and so much more newsworthy. GACK!
So, welcome the new boss….same as the old boss….
- Watch: Michelle Obama’s Inauguration Fashion (abcnews.go.com)
- Obama worships at historic AME church in DC (sfgate.com)
- Lady Gaga to Perform at Inaugural Ball (seattlepi.com)
- Obamas join military families for kids’ concert (sacbee.com)
- Inauguration 2013: Obama girls rock out with military kids at concert (cbsnews.com)
- Kids’ Inaugural Concert 2013 (cbsnews.com)
- Financially Unstable (freebeacon.com)
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