With President Obama, there’s always a catch. In the 2014 budget he announced last week, Obama proposed a more accurate way of calculating the inflation rate for annual cost-of-living increases in Social Security. It’s a technical change in pursuit of honesty and good government. And if adopted, it would cause benefits to grow more slowly, though almost imperceptibly so. Republican leaders in Congress ought to be delighted since they had “championed”—Obama’s word—the idea in the first place. Then came the catch. The president’s price for adopting this gentle reform was hundreds of billions in new tax increases.
Of course they´re goingto target smokers again along with certain models of rich people,both of whom are gated by the public.Why not a $50 tax on medicaid people doctor shopping and selling the pills on the street. Everybody should hate these people also.The abortion doctor, in addition to butchering babies had to also be a huge tax cheat with a cash only business.
This government already has way more money than it needs,it´s just a part of a leftist´s DNA to want tax increases to protect he status quo that donate to their politicians.
The hypocrisy of Obama wanting more taxes on the rich while paying a lousy 18% himself should draw the ire of the whole country but it´ll be out of the news cycle in a couple days.These same people demanded Romney pay through the nose.
Obama was never an influential White House occupant. The left loves him because he´s a marxist minority. Outside of that, Obama has never been able to influence anyone to his side of a position. If fact, the more he speaks on a topic, the less popular he and that topic are.
That Obama is influential, brilliant and an eloquent speaker is a fantasy of the media. "Obama" the gifted orator, brilliant law professor, post partisan, post racial unifier and healer of the world is an "URBAN LEGEND".
"Obama is relevant. He’s just not the president he once was."
The Child in Chief has simply lost his magical power of illusion. He used to get away with the lies and deception by misdirection, smoke and mrrors. Now that his tricks are known, more people can see it coming.
He still has the delusion that those who surround him are stupid, when the facts prove that he is the one with the brain cell deficiency. He will not get his huge tax increase as set out in his late joke of a budget and he will not make a significant dent in gun control because he is not fighting congress on this one, he is fighting us. Time to pack the bags barry, and make room for a real president.
Grudgingly, I admit Obama is a fascinating study in pathology.
His entire life has been based on constructing one fraud after another as he relies on the social anxiety of others to escape any scrutiny. It´s worked in one scenario after another - an unbroken string of reinforcement. Ulterior motives are his first priority; sneaking around is a way of life.
He bloviates about Subject ABC and even his strongest supporters wonder what Subject XYZ, i.e. the subject he really wants to address, might be, because he has not the courage, the clarity of mind, nor the discipline to address any subject head-on.
The blame game being played out in DC is familiar to all Americans....
What WE need is for gooooberment to GET out of our business....
Repeal the obamacare/law, fire health and human services, turn back education to the states and counties, get mayor bloomers out of our kitchens and grovery stores ------- and maybe then WE will be able to breath again....
I think Fred is off by about half. Obama is so far left that any proposal the gang of 8 makes will seem centrist when it is still left of center. So by Obama being out there campaigning he is paving the way for liberal movement.
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Donna M, 4/13/2013 8:28:39 AM (No. 9273251)
Barnes is delusional like most of the traditional conservative media. The old rules about governance don´t apply to Soetero. His aim is a ´constitutional dictatorship´ like Chavez´s. When you have that aim, Congress--checks and balances--the Constitution--scarcely matters. What matters are: ´the lo-info masses´, the MSM (now including Fox), Soros, Buffett, the SVF (Silicon Valley Fascists) and the cultural Fascists. THAT is the prism we need to evaluate this Marxist through.
Obama may seem to have declining influence over Congress, but that is only because he knows it doesn´t matter. He is busy enacting his agenda through the executive branch. He also doesn´t abide by any judicial decisions. He has chopped off the other two banches. His power has most certainly not declined.
Obama and Jesses Jackson are out of the same mould. Remember that if someone did not go along with Jessie Jackson, he would make sure they were boycotted and ruined. (Guess that is still happening). Same thing with Obama. If you don´t do exactly what he wants, he makes sure you are taxed more, slammed by the liberal media and run out of business. It is happening repeatedly. And the American people are just sitting here, letting it happen. If Obama is not for you, you are out of business. This country is no longer a free country, it is a country run by Obama and his czars.
Obama is God´s Judgment against America. And he will continue to prevail as long as America believes, practices and promotes the lies of Abortion, Evolution, and alternate lifestyles, etc. etc. "God shall send them a strong delusion, that they should believe a lie"
The lovos and their Pied Piper Obama are all profoundly narcissistic, and therefore are incapable of ever admitting that they are wrong. They just redouble their efforts at doing what they truly do do better than anyone: Smear the opposition.
I agree with #13. Barnes didn´t even hit the side of the barn. Obama is merely a puppet who will say anything he is told to say, put the money in his pocket, and take the jet out for a spin to his next fundraiser/party. The corrupt democrats are responsible for giving us Obama and they have known all along that he truly is worthless. Let us "hope" that he will destroy them because this country will not survive. Is Obama destroying the country or the democrat party?
Our Great Leader is a fraud. When did Barry Soetero change his name to Barack Obama, and when did Barry become a US citizen? The Chicago Democrats spend two million dollars fighting the birth certificate suits in Federal Courts and the judges ruled that Allen Keyes had NO STANDING. How can that be, when Allen Keyes ran for President against Barry in 2008.
I suspect that the DNC somehow threatened the Federal Judges , but I may be wrong.
It’s a fact: repubics badly lost several elections. Of course, 2010 was a success, but it was commies who went too commie/fascist style and scared some folks. Obviously, they didn’t repeat this mistake in 2012. And it looks by what they are doing now, they wring political rinos so that we, American public, are with a feeling there is no political party to work for us. I suggest for conservative patriots, to learn how the political struggle is waged. You can do it by studying from the source – lenin, hitler, alinsky and others. Don’t be shy – the future of America and many people in the world are at stake.
Obama is still playing his silly games, obviously. At least, he finally came up with a budget, after all these years -- although it is, as they say, "carefully crafted" to be unworkable and unacceptable.
I don´t think Mr. Barnes missed the mark so much as he´s still playing by the "old rules" of gentility. We´re fighting with different "rules of engagement" now. The gloves are off as far as the dems are concerned and we need to street fight when necessary, take the higher road when we need to embarass them, and know the difference. The "old" genteel days are over I´m afraid and the new boys in town, i.e., Cruz etc., understand this. Which is why we need to get behind them with all we´ve got!!!
Protection from hitler style tyranny; who can be against that? Now let´s examine if there are any targets for that tyranny, and how they can be neutralized. Remember the ad campaign: "Orange juice: it´s not just for breakfast anymore!" How about: "Guns, they´re not just for hunting anymore!"
Fight for freedom from tyranny, both foreign and domestic. Don´t be like the jews in the ghetto, when the national, social, Democrats (american nazis) come to take you away after they register and confiscate your protection. Don´t be weak.
The MOST important thing we must do is stop election and voter fraud. I don´t think Zero has EVER truly been as popular as the media has said. I think the whole thing was manufactured from the beginning.
1) Gravitated toward MARXIST professors. 2) Wrote book with TERRORIST Ayers. 3) Married by "God Damn America" Preacher. 4) You didnt build that! 5) You arent from here! 6) Fundamentally Transform America! 7) "57 states" 8) "My Muslim Religion" 9) "Dont boo--Get REVENGE" 10) Benghazi, Libya, 4 DEAD
Not to mention all the millions on government handouts and the many millions of unemployed who dont get counted anymore, Oh, and have you bought any groceries lately? Any gasoline? Shopped for clothes? Ordered anything online? Had your car repaired?
What other skinny punk Marxist community agitator who hid his birth certificate and continues to hide his college transcripts ($5 MLLION! offer from Trump) smoked chooms and snorted coke, and had a COMMUNIST father who cheated on his white wife...what other LIAR, incompetent, clueless, teleprompter-phony with NO experience in economcs or leadership would have been elevated to the postion of Commander in Chief of the greatest military and put in the White House as President???? And the rump swab lap dog lefty liberal agenda-driven deviant-loving minority-favoring enemedia adores him as some sort of celebretard messiah!!! They keep "controlling the message" that he´s to be loved and worshipped, yet half the nation (US) wants to see him IMPEACHED along with senile old Joe! Heaven help us all!
Agree with #10.Chavez is his role model.As long as the lo-info masses are getting their gooberment benefits,this fraud in chief can do anything he wants.Anything that goes wrong, ie.economy is the fault of the evil rich conservatives.
We´ve been sliced and diced into special interest groups while the rats have been extremely focused - they´ve been plotting this since at least the 1960s. They took over education, put almost half of the country on welfare and told them they´re entitled. They´ve tried to make the rest of us feel guilty for any self-interest - like not wanting illegals overrunning our country while they suck up our hard earned taxpayer money.
Too many people stayed home last election because Romney wasn´t pure enough. Of course the rats saw this as a delicious victory - their complete disaster as POTUS got a second term. Too bad we´re all having to pay the price.
#30 and #32...Don´t EVER forget the last FRAUDULENT Presidential election!!!
Blacks, illegals, homosexuals, brainwashed college students, unhappy liberal female zombies, and mentally-challenged liberal robots all were not enough for the Democrat thug union party! No, they had to CHEAT at every polling place that they could, voting 4,5,6 times and it has been proven in our court system! Fraud! Cheats! Liars! Thieves! How else do you think they won? It wasnt because enough of us didnt vote against Hussein the Supreme Leader, dont believe that hype..ROMNEY WON! Someday a Woodward-type will write a book about it exposing the corruption in the Libtard party election stations last November 2012...count on it!
#30, you really nailed that phony "celebretard" punk! I can add nothing to your list..Good Job! Lets pray that an honest Benghazi probe leads to his impeachment...and Biden´s...wouldnt that make John Boehner, (R), the President? Pelosi would wet her pants, Dingy Harry would vomit all over himself, and the enemedia would commit hari-kari!
I read many of these BS articles before the election.... Obama is done and knows he has no chance...his followers have given up on him.... blah, blah, blah. He is still in power, defecating on our Constitution on a daily basis while those on "our side" like Boehner cringe in the corner and traitors like Rubio and McCain cross the aisle to align themselves with scum like Schumer and Durbin to inflict amnesty for illegals on our already crumbling nation. Write an opinion piece like this if and when something serious transpires. No more feel-good tripe!
Anyone who thinks 0 is actually running the country are delusional. It is Valerie Jarrett, David Axelrod, Van Jones etc, etc. 0 is never there, in bed when the s--- hits the fan and isn´t awakened, or is out playing with Tiger or whatever. No....our precious country is being ruined by the back scene people. Probably Soros is in the mix also
Sorry for the 2nd post, thought of this just as I hit submit. Anyone who is placing their hopes on 2014, when the country will "take out their rage on the Dems" is also delusional. They stole the last election, and it worked so well, and the Pubbies were so afraid to say anything that there will never be another legitimate election in the country.
Obama was re-elected and Republicans can be such bad losers. No state really surprised me, although I had been unsure about FL and VA. The biggest surprise to me in this election was that Romney got only 52 % in Fort Bend County TX. I was not surprised when Obama won Dallas County handily and just barely got a plurality in Harris County.
Fred Barnes is avoiding what needs to be said: Obama´s presidency is the worst promoter of racial prejudice that has been seen in decades. He is simply lazy and that feeds the racial stereotype of The Lazy Negro. From appointing czars to do his work, to giving Obamacare to Pelosi and Reed to write, to dawdling at emergency foreign policy decisions - to spending days, weeks, and millions on golf outings, vacations, and celebrity appearances - the man proves not that his influence is waning - but rather that he has no ambition other than to promote himself and his family. He is lazy, unintelligent, and deceitful. Does that make me a racist to say that? Of course not, but those who would accuse me of such, know deep down inside how this man upon whom they had pinned their hopes and pride, is so h-bent on accumulating his swag, that he is dragging them down like an anchor beneath a leaky ship.
The only thing you need to understand going forward is exactly what #37 and #40 said. Nothing else matters. After 2014, there will be no more pretense that the gop is blocking their agenda. The dims will do whatever they want. Why do you think this gun control thing is so important to them?
in "decline..." He was rock bottom in my book before getting elected in 08. He keeps getting lower and lower, and one wonders how low this creature can sink to. The problem is not so much Obama. The problem is that there were enough "low information voters" who decided the election in his favor.
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