Obama’s Patriot Act makes us feel years younger – almost as if we were back in the George W. Bush years with its politically suspect terror raids. Ah… memories!
Maybe the witch hunts this time will be against pink sites or people who go to tea parties. We’re in for exciting times.
Last week, floating on our pink cloud headquarters, high above American cities, we discussed what we would have done with this Big Pink website if Barack Obama in January had passed a Hillary style Home Ownership Loan Corporation and Health Care Reform (not IRS enforced largess for insurance and pharmaceutical companies). On our pink cloud we agreed that we would have had to cease publication after a long and detailed series of crow eating, humble pie ingesting, articles.
But the celestial choirs did not sing in January, it was a 2010 election slush fund that passed in the early months, and our predictions of future Obama behavior are on target because “history is a teacher”. And we are still in business. We could cease writing new articles and actually simply provide dates and links for earlier articles and republish them – for all the accuracy contained therein.
On our pink cloud, parasols shielding us from the close sun, we also discussed the castrated left and how silent those lambs have been now that Obama has declared in no uncertain terms that illegal immigrants (or undocumented workers to Dimocrats) cannot get health insurance. The lambs have also been silent regarding the ban on abortion funding for women under the non-existent Obama “plan”.
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But let’s not get dour and distracted by taking seriously the castrated left – let’s laugh at those eunuchs.
Once again, let’s go into our vaults and read a past article – from July 10, 2008:
Yesterday, an angry Jesse Jackson threatened to slice off Obama’s testicles. Jesse Jackson apparently does not realize that Obama has no “nuts” to cut off.
Obama is a political eunuch who will never stand his ground. Rather, Obama will cower across the aisle and submit to Republican demands.
It’s a day like yesterday that we at Big Pink know beyond dispute that we are right and the incense burners are wrong. Democrats want a Democratic President who will fight for Democratic values.
It is not only Obama who lacks testicular/ovarian fortitude. It is Obama supporters who are getting the leader they deserve. Obama supporters deluded themselves with a creature of their own creation. Now, Obama supporters lack the fortitude to do what needs to be done to rid us of this Chicago flip-flop-flim-flam contortionist.
Those paragraphs read like we wrote them this week, don’t they? Those words are fresh as a daisy. We’ve got Obama’s number and those of his Hopium addled sad sacks.
Speaking of sad sacks, let’s check out the boys on ‘Nothing Left’ for a good laugh:
Meet the New Boss
I assume, by this point, no one expected anything else?
If not, forgive me, but you’re the living definition of denial.
Oh, what the
hell heck. These “creative class” types are stealing our “Obama is the Third Bush Term” “meme” so let’s be lazy and print their laugh riot in its entirety:
The fundamental truth about the Obama administration is that it is the Bush administration run by slightly less incompetent, marginally less evil people:
* The Iraq occupation will end when Bush wanted it to.
* The Bush administration’s campaign of eradication of fundamental civil liberties, including the gutting of the 4th amendment and holding people without trial, continues.
* The Afghan war continues, and is even being escalated.
* The signature issue of “health care reform” is a scheme which will force citizens to buy private insurance which, because of lack of effective controls, will increase in price faster than wages or inflation.
* Obama and Geithner have followed the Bush/Paulson financial policies, virtually to the letter, spending trillions bailing out Wall Street and creating a financial sector which has fewer, larger actors with more political power than before.
* Obama continues to exert pressure primarily on Progressives rather than on Blue Dogs in order to obtain relatively more conservative rather than liberal bills. (This is not an accident.) The most liberal bill always comes from the House, the conference committee bill is inevitably closer to the more conservative Senate bill. (This is not an accident.)
* Unlike Bush Jr, Bush Sr., Clinton, and Reagan, Obama has not replaced the prior administration’s district attorneys wholesale, instead leaving in place the majority of the Bush administration DA’s who had survived Rove’s purges intended to make sure they were loyal Republican apparatchiks.
* Obama has not cleaned out the administration in general of Bush-era appointees and plants; indeed he has filled less spots than either Clinton or Bush II had by this point in their terms—and no, it’s not because the Senate won’t confirm them.
* Obama appointees will be forced to resign if the right wing (aka Beck) goes after them hard, but if progressives don’t like them, tough luck.
* Obama’s economic team is filled with people who created the framework which allowed the financial meltdown to occur, who didn’t see it coming, and whose solution to it is to give money to their friends and colleagues and try and get another bubble started.
In most meaningful ways, Obama is running a slightly kinder, gentler and very moderately less-stupid version of the Bush constitutional framework.
Plus ça change plus c’est la meme chose.
Poor B.O.T.s – we almost feel sorry for their French quoting, “creative class” self-aggrandizing asses – but we’re too busy laughing at them.
Just imagine what those little “creative class” boobs will do when they have to figure out what to write about after the already delayed immigration reform does not happen; when the Defense of Marriage Act remains untouched (Hillary would have smartly gutted the operative sections of the law but left the law in place to further confound the right-wing. The Obama Hopium addled however did not like Hillary’s sensible, clever solution and instead believed the flim-flam man when he said he would repeal the whole thing. Now they get nothing.); and they finally realize what we told them lo those many years ago was right. Poor B.O.T.s.
We’ll laugh ourselves silly and fray our white gloves applauding, just at the very thought of what the B.O.T.s will say or do, when they discover Barack Obama is raising millions to secure the Dimocratic nomination in the Senate race in Pennsylvania for Arlen Specter – even as the Hopium addled B.O.T.s raise millions for their enemy Blue dogs. That’s Entertainment!
The latest Obama induced distress is the news that Obama will once again agree with George W. Bush:
The Obama administration supports extending three key provisions of the Patriot Act that are due to expire at the end of the year, the Justice Department told Congress in a letter made public Tuesday.
Lawmakers and civil rights groups had been pressing the Democratic administration to say whether it wants to preserve the post-Sept. 11 law’s authority to access business records, as well as monitor so-called “lone wolf” terrorists and conduct roving wiretaps.
The provision on business records was long criticized by rights groups as giving the government access to citizens’ library records, and a coalition of liberal and conservative groups complained that the Patriot Act gives the government too much authority to snoop into Americans’ private lives.
As a presidential candidate, Barack Obama said he would take a close look at the law, based on his past expertise in constitutional law. Back in May, President Obama said legal institutions must be updated to deal with the threat of terrorism, but in a way that preserves the rule of law and accountability.
Obama is still fluffing his “expertise in constitutional law”. How Obama can say that with a straight face is a miracle medical science is yet to explain. Perhaps criminal psychiatry is the study which will explain that mystery.
As to the Obama Patriot Act itself, Dimocratic Senator Leahy will hold a hearing next week and maybe he will invite Obama’s befuddled minions to cry on camera against the perfidious law, for our amusement.
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The Patriot Act stab in the back by Obama will not preoccupy his lemmings for too long. Today the Senate Finance Committee is supposed to release some hash writing which passes for the draft plan they will continue to knead until the Committee gives birth to something, anything.
The non-existent plan is already dead and the Duds at MyDud are weeping. The Duds are in such bad shape they concede the Republicans (well, Olympia Snowe) opposing the Baucus bill have a point. The Duds write: “To be fair to Senator Snowe, some of her concerns on the Baucus bill are valid and mirror concerns held by liberal Democrats.”
The Hill newspaper has the weep inducing details on the Finance Committee produced mouse:
Senate Democrats are going to have to move forward on healthcare without a single Republican supporter after Sen. Olympia Snowe said Tuesday she could not back the Finance Committee’s bill.
Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) failed to win any Republican backer despite weeks of intense negotiations behind closed doors to strike a deal.
Snowe (Maine), who was one of three Republicans who backed the $787 billion economic stimulus package, was being lobbied heavily by the White House, and some centrists view her refusal to strike a deal with Baucus as troubling. But concerns about how the plan would be paid for prompted her to back away in the hours before its release.
What’s a B.O.T. to do? The Hopium addled will whine and threaten and shout “reconciliation!” but these castrated boys don’t have the testicular fortitude required to admit they have been flim-flammed by Barack Obama. The Hopium addled will stomp feet and say clever things in French. Some of the Hopium addled will feel ever so cool when they post video of the song “Won’t Get Fooled Again”.
Some of the Hopium addled B.O.T.s will denounce the drifty Snowe and ignore her sad complaint:
Obama and Baucus have suggested paying for a big chunk of reform by levying new taxes on high-cost insurance plans. Specifically, Baucus has suggested a 35 percent excise tax on insurance plans that cost single individuals more than $8,000 a year and cost families more than $21,000.
Snowe’s problem with that plan is that it could impose a heavy tax burden on Maine, which has one of the highest average health insurance premiums in the country. A July study by Harvard economist David Cutler found that Maine, on average, has the fourth-most costly insurance premiums in the country, trailing only Connecticut, Delaware and New Hampshire.
Snowe said she is concerned about Baucus’s plans to tax high-cost plans.
Snowe will not be the only Senator troubled by the flaky Obama plans:
For example, family plans in low-cost states such as Kentucky would be taxed above $21,000 but Massachusetts families wouldn’t see plans under $25,000 taxed.
But this threshold would be pegged to the consumer price index, and because healthcare prices are rising faster than inflation, many Maine families could see unexpected taxes after a decade.
Snowe is also having a meltdown over the “affordability” issue.
Snowe has objected to Baucus’s bill for requiring as many as 4 million uninsured Americans to buy health plans without providing them with significant federal subsidies.
Snowe said that lawmakers cannot expect people to comply with a federal mandate to buy health insurance if affordable plans are not available
“The affordability question is crucial,” said Snowe. “It’s a central component, because at the end of the day people have high expectations they will have access to affordable health insurance.”
Why have access to affordable health insurance when you can have “Hope” and “Change”? Who needs health care without the currently planned high premiums and high deductibles – so high you will effectively be transferring wealth to insurance companies for no services whatsoever other than the privilege of handing over money – when you can bask in the countenance of the beaming face and big grin of Barack Obama? These Hopium addled B.O.T.s got what they wanted: Hope, Change, and Obama.
The Castrated Left should be happy now that they have their precious Obama and all the Hope, Change, and Patriot Act (and “racists” everywhere to denounce) they can stomach.
Who needs movies, television or other drollery when we have, for free, the French quoting creative classes to entertain us? That’s Entertainment!