Obama has a conundrum that is becoming more complex as the election approaches; he must campaign for reelection, but on what? Defending his bailout of the auto industry is likely to lose support rather than gain support. He can’t point to improvements in the economy, because those are dubious at best. His signature accomplishment, Obama Care, the health care that no one wants, has the majority of Americans hoping for appeal. He can cite the stimulus, one of the biggest scams in the history of the world, but if you weren’t in line for some of the millions that were passed out to Obama cronies, you might be upset over paying for it over the next five decades. It is hard to keep a straight face and boast of the food stamp program reaching out to nearly 50 million citizens. Most Americans are not impressed with our loss of sovereignty and the fact that our borders are open. Obama running as a Peacenik and then engaging in four new wars is even disconcerting to the most deluded Socialist ideologues. Unfortunately, arrogance and Narcissism are not really regarded as positive attributes and few Americans are interested in Obama’s golf game; consequently, Obama is left with almost nothing to run on as a positive accomplishment, he has the loyalty of his propaganda bureaus of the state directed media and these can be used to attack his opponent and the contributions of wealthy Democrats and George Soros will be waiting for his campaign of character assassination.
To offset the deficit created by not having a positive message, he has already resorted to the tried and true methods described by Marx and Engels and refined by Alinsky, that is class struggle or class warfare.
Unwilling to enact austerity measures, our president is desperately searching the teleprompters for the message that will redeem him and his legacy from history’s condemnation of his failures. Grasping at straws with the panic of a drowning man, Obama once again resorts to the Community Agitating tactics that heave defined his limited experience and accomplishments. Class warfare, the revolutionary technique of struggle defined by Marx and Engels, creates the animosity needed to break down the cultural aspects of a society so that class struggle or the Socialist Revolution can gain traction.
Obama is faced with the real possibility of austerity measures to reduce the budget or defaulting on our loans because congress wont raise the debt ceiling that Obama refused to raise in the past. Irony is always hardest on those who have no vision of the future.
Karl Marx and Frederick Engels
Manifesto of the Communist Party
The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles.
Freeman and slave, patrician and plebian, lord and serf, guild-master and journeyman, in a word, oppressor and oppressed, stood in constant opposition to one another, carried on an uninterrupted, now hidden, now open fight, a fight that each time ended, either in a revolutionary reconstitution of society at large, or in the common ruin of the contending classes.
In the earlier epochs of history, we find almost everywhere a complicated arrangement of society into various orders, a manifold gradation of social rank. In ancient Rome we have patricians, knights, plebians, slaves; in the Middle Ages, feudal lords, vassals, guild-masters, journeymen, apprentices, serfs; in almost all of these classes, again, subordinate gradations.
The modern bourgeois society that has sprouted from the ruins of feudal society has not done away with class antagonisms. It has but established new classes, new conditions of oppression, new forms of struggle in place of the old ones.
Our epoch, the epoch of the bourgeoisie, possesses, however, this distinct feature: it has simplified class antagonisms. Society as a whole is more and more splitting up into two great hostile camps, into two great classes directly facing each other — bourgeoisie and proletariat.
From the serfs of the Middle Ages sprang the chartered burghers of the earliest towns. From these burgesses the first elements of the bourgeoisie were developed.
Thus he manipulates the public, to resist his policy and direction pits starving kids against those who fly private jets around the world; ironically, many of his supporters make up a large percentage of those who fly private jets around the world and Obama is the one who flies the ultimate flying jet, but the image is meant to give those with limited cerebral capacities an image to concentrate on, an image to blame, and an image to hate. Thus he deflects blame for the economy and his dismal performance and directs it towards a somewhat fictional entity that will allow the “mob mentality” of the witless and unthinking to have a common enemy and scapegoat.
In a press conference on June 29, 2011, President Obama outlined his strategy for defeating the Republicans on the debt issue and his strategy for the upcoming election. This is to be a war of classes or Marx’s eternal class struggle. He and his followers against those who hate children, medical research, newborn puppies, and grandmother’s apple pie. The poor who struggle to survive and feed their children against those who fly in corporate jets and never need to sacrifice. It is the Noble Poor against them, the mean spirited and uncaring rich.
He wants to put the Republicans on the defensive, when he has no other means of explanation or attack. If the Republicans rise to the sucker bait, they may look bad with Obama using a well practiced strategy from the Communist Alynsky’s play book, but it will accomplish precious little in convincing Republicans that he has finally resolved the country’s economic woes and is well on the way to reviving the nearly bankrupt economy.
In a classic example of the pot calling the kettle black, Obama uses the logic of the Chicago street thug to identify with his followers by referring to the congress and it’s recent vacations.
“I’ve been doing Afghanistan, bin Laden and the Greek crisis. You stay here. Let’s get it done.”
It was so daring and resourceful of Obama to fly into Afghanistan and assassinate Osama in-between golf games.
The president maintains that Democrats have compromised their principles by agreeing to billions worth of budget cuts that will hurt the Democrat voters. Yet Republicans are refusing to yield by not agreeing to eliminate tax breaks for owners of rich oil companies and corporate jets. Thus if Republicans get their way, there will be a one-sided or unbalanced deal that will the raise the debt ceiling but will force the government to make devastating cuts that aren’t necessary.
“If we do not have revenues, that means there are a bunch of kids out there who do not have college scholarships,” Obama said. “[It] might compromise the National Weather Services. It means we might not be funding critical medical research. It means food inspection might be compromised. I’ve said to Republican leaders, ‘You go talk to your constituents and ask them, “Are you willing to compromise your kids’ safety so some corporate-jet owner can get a tax break?”
Even Obama might be without clean socks!
Although President Obama made the tax on corporate jets the primary issue of his news conference, the tax involves less than one-tenth of one percent of his target for reducing the federal deficit. The change in the provision would put $3 billion in the treasury over a decade; Democrats want companies to write off the cost over seven years, instead of five years. Airplanes used for commercial flight or charter, are already written off in seven years.
Obama mentioned the depreciation on corporate jets six times in his press conference as a means to vilify Republicans for wanting to include tax increases and insisting on spending cuts in the measure which must be passed by August 2, the date that the Treasury is projecting that the US will no longer be able to service its debt.
“It would be hard for the Republicans to stand there and say that the tax break for corporate jets is sufficiently important that we’re not willing to come to the table and get a deal done,”
Obama’s pleading is laughable except for its dramatic appeal to the masses. The $3 billion proposal represents 0.075 % of the $4 trillion in deficit reduction that Obama is supposedly seeking through spending cuts and tax increases.
Hoping to win public support and force Republicans to give in to his plans, Obama is gambling with the country’s Economic future to continue to advance his version of a Marxist Utopia. It’s a gamble that has a ticking clock and time is running out on his Marxist Ideology and the U.S. as well. Republicans are demanding steep budget cuts and no tax increases to keep the TEA Party loyalists in check, for their own political futures are not insured: Obama is trying to save face and keep some semblance of the Socialist agenda on tap while trying to demonstrate a sense of reaching for a bipartisan solution, a situation that is humorous after his dismissal of Republican input before the 2010 election.
“The question now is, are we going to step up and get this done?”
Mr President giving press conferences and channeling Marx isn’t going to resolve this issue any sooner.