President Obama said a number of things over the weekend in his Sunday talk show blitz and elsewhere, including 1) Requiring health insurance is not a tax increase; 2) I didn’t know Acorn was getting a whole lot of federal money; 3) Afghanistan strategy is still a work in progress; and 4) Missile defense decision was not about Russia.
Let’s take them one by one:
Requiring health insurance is not a tax increase. We will all be paying more for health insurance than we’re paying now, and while technically this may not be a tax increase in that the money will not be going directly to the federal treasury but to insurance companies, it’s still money out of pocket, so the effect is the same. Obama knows this is the first step toward a single payer system, at which point the money will be going directly to the federal treasury, and therefore a tax. Kind of like “It depends on what the meaning of is is”.
I didn’t know Acorn was getting a whole lot of federal money. Very nice parsing. He didn’t say he didn’t know Acorn was getting federal money, he said he didn’t know how much. Can anyone believe he doesn’t know all there is to know about Acorn, having worked side by side with them for twenty years?
Afghanistan strategy is still a work in progress. He is going to pull out and declare victory, even though during the campaign he stated forcefully that it was a disgrace that the Bush administration had not rounded up bin Laden and his fellow terrorists, declaring getting them was the first thing he was going to do as president. Now it seems not as important as prosecuting and destroying the CIA.
Missile defense decision was not about Russia. Of course it wasn’t. Russian threats had nothing to do with it. I believe him on this one. The decision not to deploy the missile shield in Poland and the Czech Republic was designed to alienate our allies and drive them back into the Russian orbit. All part of a larger plan to diminish the United States, the great oppressor in the eyes of community organizers everywhere.
Who is Obama and what does he want
Where is he going and why
Is it fourth down, is he going to punt
Or will he just sit down and cry
We don’t know the answer to what he is for
Or what he is firmly against
We do know he’s practically given the store
To people who should be defensed
Is giving up missiles protecting our land
A step in direction we like
And what about once or twice taking a stand
And not shrink from what comes down the pike
He says forced insurance is not a new tax
And kneeling to Putin is out
He says as for Acorn I don’t know the facts
But somehow I’m starting to doubt
With deficits soaring, inflation ahead
We might have to think about barter
And after just eight months I think could be said
We’ve elected a worse Jimmy Carter