My Stunning Nightmare Starring Barack Obama, Al Sharpton and Lilly Ledbetter: Today on The Teri O’Brien Show

It was a REALLY REALLY vivid nightmare!

It was a REALLY REALLY vivid nightmare!

Here’s what happened in my nightmare:

On Tuesday, Barack Obama, POTUS (aka “Preezy of the United Steezy”) told lies about women getting paid less than men for the same work, something that has been illegal in the United States of America since 1963. Seriously. He also said a bunch of untrue stuff about some woman named Lilly Ledbetter and her equal pay lawsuit, something I think I remember from an earlier nightmare.

On Thursday, the President of the United States went to Fort Hood, Texas, to attend a memorial service for some American heroes who were murdered, apparently by a mentally-disturbed fellow serviceman (or should I say “corpsman?”), but bugged out early. He spent less time at Fort Hood then he did collecting big checks from his wealthy campaign contributors later that same day. Weird, right?

Even more disturbing, the president refused a request for ten minutes of his time while he was at Fort Hood on Thursday from a survivor of Major Hassan’s jihadi killing spree, Staff Sgt. Alonzo Lunsford (ret.) . He was shot 7 times in November 2009, but Barack Obama didn’t have time for him. Are you starting to see how this was a crazy nightmare? Yes, and it was especially bizarre for the President to decline Staff Sgt. Alonzo’s request, since the President spoke so movingly of the service and sacrifice of the Fort Hood community, and the barely healed wound of the terrorist attack (or was that “workplace violence?”) there in 2009.

Then, and here was the most bizarre and surreal part of the the nightmare, the day after he was in Texas, the President of the United States, the Leader of the Free World, and the successor to Washington, Lincoln and Reagan, was a featured speaker at an event held by one of the most notorious race-baiting hucksters in the history of our nation, a charlatan who was on the receiving end of huge libel judgement against him as a result of one infamous fraud, and who incited anti-Semitic violence that resulted in several deaths. Surely this man, Al Sharpton, must be the modern equivalent of a leper, especially to respectable members of the society, and certain to POTUS. He wouldn’t be within 100 miles of this clown and his ridiculous race-a-thon. Impossible, right? I know, but in my nightmare, he actually gave a speech, and accused Republicans of trying to keep people from voting, calling their claims of trying to prevent vote fraud silly. A guy from Chicago saying vote fraud doesn’t exist? See what I mean?

The Myth v. The Reality of the Lilly Ledbetter Act

Today I received a press release from a democrat Congressman to remind me that today is the 4th anniversary of Barack Obama’s signing of the Lilly Ledbetter Act. As we know because we heard the One and his campaign operatives repeat it endlessly, this statute was the first enactment signed into law by the Dear Reader back in 2009. He is very proud of that fact, and he clearly enjoys the huge political hay he can heap from mentioning this law to his low-info supporters, who are intoxicated with their love for this man who is a fighter for women’s rights. Unfortunately, as usual, the myth is a teensy weensy bit different from the reality. From The Examiner:

Lilly Ledbetter, who previously made false claims about her pay discrimination lawsuit that ended up in the Supreme Court, has returned to the political arena, attacking Mitt Romney, even though Romney, like Obama, supports the 2009 equal-pay legislation that bears her name, as you can see at this link. (That 2009 legislation, theLilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, merely extended the statute of limitations in certain equal-pay lawsuits. Equal pay has been legally guaranteed for nearly five decades by two different, mutually-reinforcing laws, Title VII and the Equal Pay Act. The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act extended the deadline for suing under one of those two laws, Title VII, which previously had a rather short deadline).

In 2009, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act was enacted, partly based on false claims that the Supreme Court’s Ledbetter v. Goodyeardecision, which barred untimely pay-discrimination claims, had made it impossible to bring equal-pay claims over discrimination unless employees learn of the discrimination quickly. That false perception was cultivated by President Obama himself, who ignored the existence of the legal doctrines of equitable tolling and estoppel, and the existence of another law banning pay discrimination, the Equal Pay Act. The Equal Pay Act allowed people to sue even if their claims were untimely under the law interpreted in the Supreme Court’s Ledbetter v. Goodyear decision, a different law known as Title VII. In reality, the Supreme Court’s Ledbetter decision prevented women from suing over pay discrimination only if they had incompetent lawyers who were unaware of the Equal Pay Act (admittedly, the Equal Pay Act does provide for different damage awards in some cases than Title VII, so employers were mildly happy about the Ledbetterdecision).

In reality, the Lilly Ledbetter Act, touted as being all about “fairness,” enacts a policy that is the opposite of fairness to business owners and anyone else who believes in justice and common sense, which of course excludes the current occupant of the Oval Office and his minions.

Mourning in America: Obama’s Inaugural Address

Barack Obama’s 2013 Inaugural Address perfectly reflected his view of America, and presented a stark contrast between the rhetoric and the reality. The rhetoric was all about our need to work “together,” a word that he used seven times, while he revealed the reality in passages such as this one:

We, the people, declare today that the most evident of truths – that all of us are created equal – is the star that guides us still; just as it guided our forebears through Seneca Falls, and Selma, and Stonewall; (emphasis mine) just as it guided all those men and women, sung and unsung, who left footprints along this great Mall, to hear a preacher say that we cannot walk alone; to hear a King proclaim that our individual freedom is inextricably bound to the freedom of every soul on Earth.

Stonewall? Seriously? That reference is not exactly common knowledge to the average American. I would be surprised if one in 100 people in most American towns and villages know what he was talking about. That doesn’t matter, Bitter Clinger. He wasn’t talking to you. He was talking to one of his mascot groups, in this case militant homosexuals, for whom a riot at a New York City bar marks the beginning of the “movement.”

That’s how Barack Obama and his fellow lefties view their fellow citizens, as a collection of “movements,” of people still oppressed in racist, sexist Amerika, and struggling to become “free” by taking other people’s stuff. They slice and dice the electorate into groups, and then try to figure out how much they need to steal from productive citizens to buy the votes of each constituency.

This speech was an in-your-face, full-throated, unabashed defense of his vision of a “remade” America, one in which an enormous, all-powerful federal government redistributes income, and tries to redress the justifiable grievances of every identity politics group into which he can divide us.

How else to account for passages like the following:

It is now our generation’s task to carry on what those pioneers began.  For our journey is not complete until our wives, our mothers, and daughters can earn a living equal to their efforts.  Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law – for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well.  Our journey is not complete until no citizen is forced to wait for hours to exercise the right to vote.  Our journey is not complete until we find a better way to welcome the striving, hopeful immigrants who still see America as a land of opportunity; until bright young students and engineers are enlisted in our workforce rather than expelled from our country.  Our journey is not complete until all our children, from the streets of Detroit to the hills of Appalachia to the quiet lanes of Newtown, know that they are cared for, and cherished, and always safe from harm.

As if, as in, as if we don’t have equal pay laws in this country. The “equal pay for equal work” that feminists demand has been the law of the land since 1963, and the frequently cited statistic that “women earn 77 cents for every dollar men earn” is bogus. Citing those “waiting for hours to exercise the right to vote” conveniently leaves out any mention of his (In)Justice Department’s failure to protect the voting rights of white voters outside that polling place in Philadelphia. Not that the facts matter to the low-information cohort that swoons and slobbers whenever Barack Obama reads anything from his PrompTer. It’s not about reality. It’s about ginning up enthusiasm to “remake” America, remember? The ends justify the means.

He also dredged up some of the rhetoric from the campaign about the “middle class,” and referenced the “takers,” a word that its clear he does not appreciate when applied to recipients of government largess. His obvious displeasure with the use of this very accurate description for many of his supporters demonstrates just how spot on it is.

He also tried to run one of the favorite plays in the left-wing playbook; that is, pretending that we shouldn’t “bicker” about the role of government, but rather seek “solutions” and “do something.” In other words, we should just submit, and pay, of course, like good little subjects.

Progress does not compel us to settle centuries-long debates about the role of government for all time – but it does require us to act in our time.

Liberals, you should be very pleased with this speech. The other eighty percent of the country should be inspired to pray.


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