Beach Bum Barry Bests GOP-Today on the Teri O’Brien Show, 1/6/13

This week, as we prepare for the beginning of the 113th Congress, we face a looming showdown over increasing the federal government’s debt ceiling. It seems like only yesterday that our courageous Dear Reader, Barack “I Won’t Play That Game” Obama was battling with his mean-spirited opposition over their unwillingness to send more cash from productive citizens to him to spend on his many worthy projects. Oh wait, it was just yesterday. Well, actually it was last week, during that whole “fiscal cliff” thing, a complete victory for the One. Will Sen. McConnell have the spine to get anything meaningful on spending decreases in the next round, or will he wave the white flag again? As usual, David Gregory, who interviewed Sen. McConnell today on “Meet the Press,” did an excellent job of presenting the White House perspective. I was very distracted, though, wondering “where is the perp walk for Mr. Gregory?”

Barack probably had a lot of time to fantasize about how he will vanquish McConnell, Boehner and friends again, and continue his ideologically-driven plans to “remake” America into his Euro-socialist vision driven by “fairness,” during his recent Hawaiian vacation, the latest in a long series of ridiculously extravagant holidays for our first affirmative-action assisted First Couple. Just how much have we spent on these presidential vacations? Are the President’s supporters correct that it’s horribly unfair to criticize Barack Obama for taking luxurious trips while many Americans are living hand to mouth?

Speaking of that 113th Congress, a couple of days ago, ABC’s Diane “Recycling!” Sawyer nearly wet her panties interviewing the incoming class of female senators, including another Diane, Sen. Feinstein of California. As you know, she has vowed to revive her infamous 1994 “assault weapons” ban, this time with a more muscular, even more freedom destroying version. What’s in the proposed bill? We’ll give you the depressing details.

Whoopsie File-Eric “Fast and Furious” Holder’s Department of [In]Justice must reimburse one of the state’s it decided to persecute, while allegedly enforcing civil rights laws, to the tune of $3.5 million, which is only slightly less than the reported cost of the Obama’s latest boondoggle to Hawaii.

Tune in today for the rest of the story.

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We Knew the Real Obama All Along, Didn’t We

As Charles Krauthammer points out in his column entitled “The Return of the Real Obama,”  he writes:

The rout was complete, the retreat disorderly. President Obama got his tax hikes — naked of spending cuts — passed by the ostensibly Republican House of Representatives. After which, you might expect him to pivot to his self-proclaimed “principle” of fiscal “balance” by taking the lead on reducing spending. “Why,” asked The Post on the eve of the final fiscal-cliff agreement, “is the nation’s leader not embracing and then explaining the balanced reforms the nation needs?”

Because he has no interest in them. He’s a visionary, not an accountant. Sure, he’ll pretend to care about deficits, especially while running for reelection. But now that he’s past the post, he’s free to be himself — a committed big-government social democrat.

Upon losing the House in 2010, the leveler took cover for the next two years. He wasn’t going to advance his real agenda through the Republican House anyway, and he needed to win reelection.

 

He concludes:

Now he’s won. The old Obama is back. He must not be underestimated. He has deftly leveraged his class-war-themed election victory (a) to secure a source of funding (albeit still small) for the bloated welfare state, (b) to carry out an admirably candid bit of income redistribution and (c) to fracture the one remaining institutional obstacle to the rest of his ideological agenda.

 

Not bad for two months’ work.

If you can call reading demagogic talking points before jetting off the Hawaii “work,” that is. Other than that questionable assertion, like most Krauthammer pieces this whole column is spot on and well worth your reading.

So we didn’t go over the fiscal cliff…

Thanks to President Obama, the evil Republicans were finally forced to allow the omniscient and all good federal government to take a little bit more money from rich people. I’m really glad. Those damn rich people were really getting on my nerves with all their money. They have way more than they need. Take Donald Trump. Does he really need that fancy helicopter? I don’t have one, why should he? Yes, I know, the tax increase is not going to force him to give it up, but perhaps our government should set their sites on making him share it. For example, let’s say I want to go to Six Flags Great America next July 4. The traffic is horrible. Why can’t I reserve Donald Trump’s helicopter to pick me up and drop me off and bring me home again? That would be more fair than just letting Trump hog it SOLELY BECAUSE HE OWNS IT. And what good would that helicopter be anyway if not for the taxpayer supported infrastructure (like the airport and the road to the airport) that Trump uses.

I don’t get these Republicans. What’s with this private property thing anyway? Nothing is really private, or I should say, nothing has any worth without the federal government to support it. Why don’t rich people get it.  Sell the yacht and sponsor a teacher (oops- I mean educator) and make sure that the most important job in the country is properly compensated. If anyone in our country should be rich, its teach- er, educators. They do everything for the children.  C’mon, you rich bastards, ante up.

Speaking of the children, President Obama and the democrats are doing a lot for the children as well. By making sure none of them have the opportunity to get rich (by saddling them with student loan debt, medicaid and social security debt, pension debt and debt in general), our President is assuring them a future wherein they will never have to bitch about taxes on the rich. There won’t be any.  (Rich that is; there’ll be plenty of taxes.)

Thank God, Starving Hollywood Producers Keep Their Tax Breaks

Remember, B. Hussein Obama (Praise be his name), is all about “protecting the middle class.” From ABC News:

The “fiscal cliff” compromise has been heralded as a saving grace for middle class taxpayers, their families and the unemployed.

But buried in the fine print of the 150-page deal are also some lesser-known New Year’s gifts to some of Washington’s favorite industries. …

The mix of tax perks covering the next year, but with budget implications for the next two years includes everything from incentives for employers to hire veterans to incentives for employers to invest in mine safety. But it also includes these:

  • $430 million for Hollywood through “special expensing rules” to encourage TV and film production in the United States.  Producers can expense up to $15 million of costs for their projects.
  • $331 million for railroads by allowing short-line and regional operators to claim a tax credit up to 50 percent of the cost to maintain tracks that they own or lease.


Gee, doesn’t Warren Buffet own a railroad? Just a coincidence, I’m sure.

Obama’s “Balanced Approach”: Increased Taxes, More Spending

That sounds about right, doesn’t it? From the Wall Street Journal:

So Congress has passed a bill to avoid the tax cliff, hallelujah. This is the way to look at it if you have a pre-Copernican view of politics where Washington is the center of the economic universe. The better way to see it is that the tax bill on the private, productive part of the economy is now coming due for President Obama’s first-term spending and re-election.

The Senate-White House compromise grudgingly passed by the House is a Beltway classic: The biggest tax increase in 20 years in return for spending increases, and all spun for political purposes as a “tax cut for the middle class.” But taxes on the middle class were only going up on January 1 because the politicians had set it up that way, manufacturing a fake crisis. The politicians now portray themselves as scrambling heroically to save the day by sparing the middle class while raising taxes on small business, investors and the affluent.

That completely captures it.

The jug-eared, braying jackass, having taunted his opponents, ridiculing them Alinsky-style on New Year’s Eve, has returned to Hawaii to recover from that grueling effort. “Shared sacrifice?”

Note to House GOP: Avoid This Deal Like the Plague

It should be clear from Obama’s cringe-inducing chest-thumping media event, with a bunch of probable National Education Association cows as a backdrop, in which he crowed 

“You know, keep in mind that just last month, Republicans in Congress said they would never agree to raise tax rates on the wealthiest Americans,” Obama said, taking a jab at Republicans. “Obviously the agreement that’s currently being discussed would raise those rates and raise them permanently.”

that his entire objective with this adamant insistence on stealing more from productive citizens is to destroy the Republican party by getting them to betray the voters who sent them to Washington by raising taxes. Are John Boehner, Eric Cantor, and the rest of the leadership dumb enough to take the bait? I hope not.

Check this out, from Red State:

According to the Congressional Budget Office, the bill increases tax revenue by $620 billion while reducing spending by only $15 billion. That’s right a 41:1 ratio of tax increases to spending cuts. When Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush increased taxes in return for spending the ratios were 3:1 and 2:1 respectively.  We should remember that while those tax increases happened, the promised spending cuts did not.

41:1?!! Is this the “balanced approached” the the lying Dear Reader bleats on endlessly about?

What the Republicans need to do is have NO part of this bill. Come back on Thursday and pass a bill LOWERING taxes on everyone making less than $1 million. If it was good enough for Chuckie Schumer and Nancy Pelosi last year, it should be good enough now.

My answer to McConnell and Biden would be like Harry W.O. Kinnard’s answer to the Germans: “Nuts.”

OMG! My Fears Realized! Jackass Obama Occupies My TV

As I predicted on yesterday’s edition of The Teri O’Brien Show, B. Hussein would find some way to get in our faces so that he can try to make political hay out of the mess he and his friends in the Senate have made of our disastrous fiscal condition and the looming “fiscal cliff. There he is, blathering on about a “balanced approach,” and “shared sacrifice.” Gee, I wonder if that applies to Moochelle’s vacation schedule? At least he didn’t show up during the football game last night.

Of course he’s got the requisite “middle class” human props surrounding him, no doubt members of the National Education Association who received a text alert to get down there STAT to provide the right back drop.

Keep in mind, no deal is done to avoid the cliff, but our Sham WOW (Walks on Water) Dear Reader apparently is so arrogant that he doesn’t fear queering the deal (can I still say that?) by publicly pressuring the Republicans with this little dog and pony show. He doesn’t care because he’s all about fixing the blame, not fixing the problem. If no deal is reached, he’s teed up the GOP nicely for blame so that he’s Lame Stream Media pals can knock them out of the park. Sweet! It’s good to be the king. 

Let me say it at least one more time before the year ends. What an embarrassment this jug-eared braying jackass is!