Obama Talks Nonsense, Again

I know. You are all wondering what I think of last night’s State of the Union address. From start to finish, Obama really shoveled the excrement in thick layers. I imagine the people present in the room with him at the time needed hip boots to get out safely. And yes, these comments should give you an idea of what I thought of the SOTU speech. If you dare, read on to see what else I have to say.

I will start with something President Obama said near the beginning of his speech.

Tonight this chamber speaks with one voice to the people we represent: It is you, our citizens, who make the state of our union strong.

Indeed, the citizens are the ones who make the state of the U.S. strong. Unfortunately, Obama, by his past policies and the rest of the speech that followed, basically ignores that in favor of the idea that government must control society for the union to be strong.

He mentioned “the lowest unemployment rate in over five years” without mentioning the lowest labor participation rate since the late 1970s. He mentioned “our deficits cut by more than half” without mentioning that the national deficit is still almost twice what it was just ten years ago. (In 2003, the deficit was about $377 billion. For 2013, it was about $680 billion.) And there was no mention at all of the fact that the U.S. national debt is now over $17 trillion.

And in the coming months — (applause) — in the coming months, let’s see where else we can make progress together. Let’s make this a year of action. That’s what most Americans want, for all of us in this chamber to focus on their lives, their hopes, their aspirations.

No! No, that is not what most Americans want. Americans are saying they want the government to do less, not more.
Record High in U.S. Say Big Government Greatest Threat
59% Say Less Government, Not More, Would Help Close Income Gap

Today, after four years of economic growth, corporate profits and stock prices have rarely been higher, and those at the top have never done better. But average wages have barely budged. Inequality has deepened. Upward mobility has stalled. The cold, hard fact is that even in the midst of recovery, too many Americans are working more than ever just to get by; let alone to get ahead. And too many still aren’t working at all.

Now that part of the speech is true. President Obama, however, seems wholly ignorant that this is the case because of, basically, two things. One, the massive growth of government regulation of the economy, and by extention people’s lives. Two, political cronyism that he himself facilitates and makes happen. He pushes for more and more regulations that hurt middle and lower class working people, and gives subsidies and bailouts to big corporations and to those businesses that can exploit political connections which are a benefit to him. That is neither a plan for economic growth nor for helping the middle class and the poor.

On and on Obama talked, earnestly making statements full of empty symbolism. He eloquently pontificated on how Americans should have opportunity and should believe that hard work and responsibility will be their path for success, while at the same time advocating for more of all the things government does that eliminate opportunities and that undermine hard work and responsibility.

In short, it was a typical President Obama speech: eloquent double-talk with only slightly more real world relevance than a child’s fairy tale.

And do not even get me started on his bragging about how he intends to bypass the U.S. Congress when they don’t do what he wants. The man is nothing if not authoritarian, and people were actually applauding him for it. Creepy. Really creepy.

The most glaring omission from the speech, in my opinion, was the lack of any mention of the war on drugs or the efforts to legalize marijuana. It is a major issue in the country, and he just ignored it.

But I think the part of the speech that really made me approach being angry was this:

The point is, there are millions of Americans outside Washington who are tired of stale political arguments and are moving this country forward. They believe, and I believe, that here in America, our success should depend not on accident of birth but the strength of our work ethic and the scope of our dreams. That’s what drew our forebears here. It’s how the daughter of a factory worker is CEO of America’s largest automaker — (applause) — how the son of a barkeeper is speaker of the House — (cheers, applause) — how the son of a single mom can be president of the greatest nation on Earth. (Cheers, applause.)

Now — (sustained cheers and applause) — opportunity is who we are. And the defining project of our generation must be to restore that promise.

Well golly, you may be saying, why would that make you angry? Because the man holds the office of the President of the United States of America, and in that quote he is lying to Congress and to the citizens of the U.S. about what he believes.

Why do I say that? Because Obama and his policies are not about liberating people to be free to follow their dreams. If he was, if his policies were, he would have spent a couple of paragraphs of the SOTU address talking about the laws and regulations he had gotten repealed, and about the laws and regulations he was going to get repealed. In other words, if he had the courage of the convictions that he claims to have, he would be doing more to restrain government, not trying to see how wide and far he can make government reach.

President Obama claims to believe certain ideals like liberty and helping people. But he works to make people more dependent on government, to increase government interference in every thing people do, to try choose who should and should not be allowed to succeed in the U.S., to provide corporate welfare to the wealthy and those he likes, and to continue a war on drugs that has done far more harm than good. There is only one conclusion I can take from all of that. The man is a liar.

And yes, this is the polite version of what I think of President Obama.

Just in case you were wondering, the quotes of the SOTU speech I used came from the Washington Post transcript.

Okay, enough politics for now. Soon there will be more D/s talk and smutty storytelling. I have a little more time available now, and I hope to turn some of it toward more writing for this blog.

Until next time, remember to play nice and be sweet.

And by “nice” I mean naughty, but in a good way.

And by “sweet” I mean sexy.

But you knew that.

4 Responses to “Obama Talks Nonsense, Again”

  1. Agree with your assessment of the SOTU address. It should have come with anti-nausea medication…

  2. The speech – not your post!

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