President Obama has been going around trying to scare people by telling them if he’s not re-elected, a painful era of self-reliance will mercilessly rain down upon them. That’s the pioneer spirit!
The First Lady also got the “scare ’em with the threat of independence” memo:
“It’s about whether we as a country will honor that fundamental promise that we made generations ago, that when times are hard, we do not abandon our fellow citizens. We don’t let everything fall apart for struggling families. Instead, we say, ‘There but for the grace of God goes my family.’ Instead, we say we’re all in this together and we extend a helping hand. That is why even though there are some trying to stop this bill from moving forward my president — and my husband — he is not going to give up. He is going to keep fighting.”
Making independence synonymous with heartlessness and misery tells me all I need to know about what the Obamas really think about freedom. Who says anybody is going to “abandon their fellow citizens”? It’s precisely because I care about the future of my kids and other “fellow citizens” that I’ll be more motivated than ever to go vote the Obamas back to Chicago where they’ll be free to organize the community and tell people to eat celery while wolfing down cheeseburgers & fries. Obama has thrown enough anvils to a drowning country.
And if the chance at re-election looks bleak, there’s only one thing to do — tell your diminishing ranks of supporters to get physical:
“I mean are you really ready to make this happen? Because this is going to require each of you to grab somebody by the shoulders and make them understand what’s at stake, how their self interest is directly tied to how our country develops. It’s up to each of you to work like you’ve never worked before.”
Grabbing disbelievers by the shoulders would require temporarily removing their hands from our pockets, which isn’t likely.
FLOTUS really needs to retire this line. This is from yesterday in Florida:
“Believe me, Barack knows what it means when a family struggles,” she said. “I hear (it) in my husband’s voice when he returns home after a long day traveling the country, in the Oval Office, and he tells me about the people he’s met. . . . And I hear the passion and determination in his voice. He says, ‘You won’t believe what folks are going through, Michelle.’ That’s what he tells me. He says, ‘It’s not right. We have so much more work to do.’ “
From July 1st:
She said: ‘I see the worry creasing his face. I hear the passion and determination in his voice.
”You won’t believe what these folks are going through;’ he told me that last night.
Four months is too long to be repeating the exact same fib. If the President genuinely wanted to reverse the trend he’d stop pushing the same things that have only made the situation worse. Fact is, they want dependence — the more the better. Without dependence, “Vote for us or you’re on your own” would fall on completely deaf ears.