Obama’s shiny objects [Reader Post]

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World English Dictionary

zombie or zombi (ˈzɒmbɪ)

1. a person who is or appears to be lifeless, apathetic, or totally lacking in independent judgment; automaton

Obama supporters do not generally have much will. They lack independent judgment. They are automatons. They are easily distracted by shiny objects and Barack Obama has a host of shiny things he uses to distract them from the real issues facing the nation. As he has no record upon which to run, Obama needs these shiny objects and they are critical to his re-election efforts. Among them:

The Buffett Rule

Obama has made and continues to make a big deal out of this. He continual assertion is that it’s about “fairness.”

“Tax reform should follow the Buffett Rule. If you make more than $1 million a year, you should not pay less than 30 percent in taxes. And my Republican friend Tom Coburn is right: Washington should stop subsidizing millionaires. In fact, if you’re earning a million dollars a year, you shouldn’t get special tax subsidies or deductions.”

Those whose earnings derive from capital gains pay 15%- which is what the law demands. Obama knows that, but this shiny object gets the class warfare fans all fired up over nothing. The mesmerized Obama zombies believe that this $4 billion per year shiny object will eliminate the trillion dollar plus deficit.

Romney’s tax returns

Barack Obama demands that Mitt Romney release more of his tax returns.

President Barack Obama has called on Republican Mitt Romney to release his past tax returns, saying that candidates for office need to be “as transparent as possible.”

Obama told Univision in an interview conducted at the Summit of the Americas in Colombia that candidates need to disclose their tax records as a way of letting the public know their financial background. It was the first time Obama had made the request personally, His campaign has pressured Romney to release a trove of tax documents going back to the 1990s.

“I think that it’s important for any candidate in public office to be as transparent as possible, to let people know who we are, what we stand for, and you know, I think that this is just carrying on a tradition that has existed throughout the modern presidency,” Obama said in an interview scheduled to air Sunday on Univision’s “Al Punto” program.

As transparent as possible? Hysterical! This is the guy who won’t release his college records so we can see exactly who is bankrolling him. This is the guy who wages a war on whistle blowers. This is the guy who continuously blocks FOIA requests. This is the guy whose administration holds transparency meeting behind closed doors. But Obama can depend on his weak minded supporters to focus on this shiny object and ignore all the rest.

Oil company tax breaks

Obama wants minor tax breaks for oil companies ended.

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s plea to Congress to end $4 billion in tax subsidies to oil companies was rebuffed Thursday as the Senate turned back a Democratic bill to repeal the tax breaks.

Moments after Obama made his election-year appeal in the White House Rose Garden, the Senate failed to reach the threshold of votes needed to proceed to a measure that would have ended the subsidies. Obama had argued that Americans are getting hit twice – once at the gas pump, and once more by sending billions of dollars in tax subsidies to oil companies.

“I think it’s time they got by without more help from taxpayers who are already having a tough enough time paying the bills and filling up their gas tank,” the president said. “And I think it’s curious that some folks in Congress, who are the first to belittle investments in new sources of energy, are the ones that are fighting the hardest to maintain these giveaways for the oil companies.”

The Obama devoted think that increasing taxes on oil companies will somehow make gas cheaper and if not, well, at least this shiny object will inflict some pain on companies. They are unable to think through to the fact that whatever is lost will simply be passed along in higher costs.

War on women

Never one to miss a chance to pander, Obama hopped on the “war on women” bandwagon:

President Barack Obama on Friday showered attention on helping women yet warned in the same motion that they should not be reduced to a uniform political bloc, declaring they are not an interest group and “shouldn’t be treated that way.”

“When we talk about these issues that primarly impact women, we’ve got to realize that they are not just women’s issues,” he said at a White House forum on women and the economy. “They are family issues. They are growth issues. They are issues about American competiveness. They are issues that impact all of us.”

That one’s not going to go well.

Obama’s White House has been described as “hostile” to women:

“This place would be in court for a hostile workplace. Because it actually fits all of the classic legal requirements for a genuinely hostile workplace to women.”

And as it turns out, Obama pays women 18% less than he pays men:

According to the 2011 annual report on White House staff, female employees earned a median annual salary of $60,000, which was about 18 percent less than the median salary for male employees ($71,000).

And Bill Maher is at it again, this time attacking Ann Romney:

“But what she meant to say, I think, was that Ann Romney has never gotten her ass out of the house to work.”

But the Obama zombies will continue to harp on this shiny object.

These shiny objects are of no practical value. None of them would have any significant effect on the economy but Obama is hoping that they will continue to distract and mesmerize the zombies who dare not think seriously for themselves.

We ought to offer these are official Barack Obama campaign merchandise:

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6 Responses to “Obama’s shiny objects [Reader Post]”

  1. 1

    Common Sense

    Maybe 0-bama should release his college transcripts and a valid, non doctored birth certificate. Or better yet, he should focus on our country and his failures instead of campaigning all the time. Makes me sick!!

  2. 2

    Rides A Pale Horse


    Tell me it ain’t so!

    And the “Buffett Rule” distraction? Maybe the Senate is finally waking up and seeing a gimmick for what it really is. A GIMMICK.

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    What is so crazy about this ‘fairness’ doctrine Barry and his minions in this Administration….are pontificating….[and I could be wrong here] is, among a number of things… he already ‘knows’ he has totally screwed up the economy just about beyond repair…. he wants the rich to pay for his failure… the country needs money and who better to get it from [quickly ] then the rich?

    Now if any of his ‘base’ really thinks any of this ‘fairness’ is about them?? They truly ‘are’ Zombies…AND they are truly mistaken….this is why they are called ‘useful idiots’! They will get not one iota of ‘that’ wealth he speaks so disparagingly about… he has to pay back a lot of others first…then the money will be gone once again….who will he go after next??

  4. 4

    Nan G

    This is one of those BIG things Obama wants to distract us away from:

    How big of a deal is the expiration of all these tax cuts?
    We know they mean huge tax hikes that come at the end of 2012 if Congress does nothing
    So….how big????
    The potential fiscal drag is 3.5% of GDP, vastly more than any other previous tax hike, and bigger than the last 6 combined.


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    Damn, I’m in trouble, I’m easily distracted by shiny objects. Pistols, Revolvers, Rifles, Bullets…… Big moving trucks in front of the White House on January 20, 2013.

  6. 6

    Nan G

    Obama’s distracting shiny objects are not working!
    Enthusiasm Craters for Obama Amongst Young Voters
    Right now only 48 percent of young voters prefer Obama.
    In 2008, though, Obama won 66 percent of that youth vote – a massive drop in support for the President.

    Young voters’ two top issues, according to the poll, are unemployment and the federal deficit.
    With the official unemployment rate well above 8% and over $5 trillion added to the federal debt under the Obama Administration, it’s not surprising that the youth vote has soured on the President.

    Youth unemployment is at 17.4 percent – one of the highest levels since World War II.
    Average graduating student debt has reached a record-breaking $26,300.
    National debt per capita is $46,900
    – the highest ever.

    Add it up, and the Youth Misery Index comes out to 90.6.
    Each indicator can be tied to government actions.

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