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And I’ll Keep Saying It

Fuck Obama. And his pretentious, stupid bitch.

Caroline Glick has her number.

Speaking in February of the man she knows better than anyone else does, Michelle Obama said that her husband, Illinois Senator and candidate for the Democratic Presidential nomination Barack Obama, is the only candidate for president who understands that before America can solve its problems, Americans have to fix their "broken souls."

She also said that her husband’s unique understanding of the state of souls of the American people makes him uniquely qualified to be President. Obama can do what his opponent in the Democratic race Senator Hillary Clinton, and Senator John McCain, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, cannot do. He can heal his countrymen’s broken souls. He will redeem them.

But then, saving souls is hard work, and Mrs. Obama won’t place the whole burden on her husband. He’ll make the Americans work for him. As she put it, "Barack Obama will require you to work. He is going to demand that you shed your cynicism. That you put down your divisions. That you come out of your isolation, that you move out of your comfort zone. That you push yourselves to be better. And that you engage. Barack will never allow you to go back to your lives as usual, uninvolved, uninformed."

Outrageous.

(link: Art)

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11 Comments

  1. Greg Freeman on April 22, 2008 at 17:21

    Behold, the church of democracy. Mandatory meeting times and locations to be determined. Donations are encouraged, no, enforced. Detractors will be fined or punished.

  2. Richard Nikoley on April 24, 2008 at 11:32

    Happy:

    Word.

  3. Richard Nikoley on April 24, 2008 at 13:02

    what exactly worries you.

    The state.

  4. Quelyn on April 24, 2008 at 06:50

    Well I suppose that out of context all this political jargon can look ridiculous. You can spin anyone to look like an idiot. But I mean a little bit of self importance is kind of necessary to run for the highest office in our country. I respect that some people don't support Obama, but "Fuck Obama?" really? That's pretty harsh. Are you familiar with his policies, or his ideas? Have you read his 65 page stance booklet? What are you basing Elitism off of? And… God forbid someone calls for action from the laziest collective of people in the world. I suppose we should just sit around & work on upping that obesity rate 😀

  5. Quelyn on April 24, 2008 at 12:43

    I've certainly read his economic stances, could you please let me know what plans in particular you feel that way about. The only thing I can think about is that he wants to reverse some of the tax breaks put into place by Bush that caters to the upper echelon of the income tier. But other than that most of his plans are tax relief for different social/economic tiers.

    I'm interested, what exactly worries you.

  6. Happy Curmudgeon on April 24, 2008 at 07:28

    Querlyn,

    Everything in his position papers on economic matters reads like robbing Peter to pay Paul. When I'm Peter, saying "Fuck Obama" is actually pretty mild.

  7. Richard Nikoley on April 25, 2008 at 10:24

    The state? Care to explain.

    No need. Many have already done so.

    "Government is force." -George Washington

    "The State is the great fiction through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else."Frédéric Bastiat

  8. Quelyn on April 25, 2008 at 08:44

    The state? Care to explain.

  9. Happy Curmudgeon on April 25, 2008 at 09:59

    Quelyn,

    Here are just 2 examples:

    Fix Our Health Care Crisis: Nearly 47 million Americans lack health coverage today. In addition to the social costs of worse health, the health care crisis makes many American firms less competitive in global markets, and exacerbates our nation's long-term fiscal imbalances. Barack Obama is committed to signing universal health legislation by the end of his first term in office that ensures all Americans have high-quality, affordable health care. His plan will save a typical American family up to $2,500 a year by providing affordable, comprehensive, and portable health coverage for every American and modernizing the U.S. health care system to contain spiraling health care costs and improve the quality of patient care.

    Expand High-Quality Afterschool Opportunities: Obama will double funding for the main federal support for afterschool programs, the 21st Century Learning Centers program, to serve a million more children. Obama will include measures to maximize performance and effectiveness across grantees nationwide.

    My questions is: WHO is going to pay for it?

  10. Richard Nikoley on May 8, 2008 at 08:22

    "One could ask the same of Clinton & McCain."

    Oh, that's your problem? Easily solved:

    Fuck Clinton.

    Fuck McCain.

  11. Quelyn on May 8, 2008 at 07:56

    Asking where the money will come from when plans are proposed by officials that will cost a lot of money to get the ball rolling is completely a valid question. However, I still do not see how that gets you to the end result of "Fuck Barack". One could ask the same of Clinton & McCain.

    "John McCain Will Reform The Tax Code To Offer More Choices Beyond Employer-Based Health Insurance Coverage. While still having the option of employer-based coverage, every family will also have the option of receiving a direct refundable tax credit – effectively cash – of $2,500 for individuals and $5,000 for families to offset the cost of insurance. Families will be able to choose the insurance provider that suits them best and the money would be sent directly to the insurance provider. Those obtaining innovative insurance that costs less than the credit can deposit the remainder in expanded Health Savings Accounts."

    Obviously I can't answer for where these plans are pulling all their money from, because I don't think any of us can at this point in the game 🙂 But there are two parts of Barack's Health Care plan in particular that he is trying to use to generate more money for this system. The first is that he has a program where employers that are not making significant contributions to their employee Health Care will pay into a government fund toward bettering the healthcare system.

    He also has a system that will help move the health care system records from paper to electronic. The upkeep up a paper recording system costs twice as much as the upkeep of an electronic one. He will have to dump some initial money into the overhaul, but the savings over time will come into play.

    That's the thing with change, you need to make the initial investment for the later benefit. Much like when companies have to "Go Green".

    Each Candidate can be questioned as to where their stimulus and economic change plans are getting their money from, so I still do not see the angle of "Fuck Barack". "Fuck Government.." Sure… But why Fuck Barack? Is there something fundamentally wrong with trying to get us towards a system where not only those who are fortunate enough to fall above the middle class line can afford proper health care?

    John McCain wants to set up a Permanent military base in iraq, much like what we have in Japan, Korea, and other countries right now. I'm not entirely against that idea, but that will cost a lot of money as an intial investment. And the reasons are not to help us back home, but for America to help out the less fortunate in the Middle East. Where will THAT Money come from?

    Not that you don't have a valid point, but that still does not point to "Fuck Barack".

    Richard,

    I guess you're just trying to be oblique here 🙂 And that's totally fine to have qualms with "The Government" but my "What exactly worries you" statement was more about specifically regarding Barack Obama.

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