October 19, 2010

Obama's bribe-a-thon

Ed Lasky

Barack Obama is facing plummeting popularity and many Democrats are going to be washed away by the coming red tide. What to do when Obama demagoguery and stoking divisiveness and paranoia is no longer working? When insults to the Tea Party and baseless smears against critics being funded by foreigners just don't work anymore?

Well there are always bribes -- and those are coming fast and furious.

Obama has been busy giving away goodies to special interest groups to get them to come out and vote for Democrats. This is money from our pockets and the piggy banks of our children, as well as money borrowed from the very foreigners he has been using as straw men. Christmas has come early for people who need a little pocket money to nudge them to pull the lever for Democrats. We have seen the crudest and most disgraceful types of payoffs in the last week as November 2nd approaches.

We have bribes to ethanol beneficiaries up and down the ethanol chain, tax breaks for college students and their families, bribes to seniors with money America does not have and money seniors are not entitled to by Social Security funding formulas (even eliciting a negative Washington Post editorial), and bribes to unions who get a special waiver from onerous ObamaCare rules so at least they get to keep their current healthcare plans - even if the rest of us do not.

Now the Cook County style of "governing" that has left Chicago a fiscal mess has come full bore to Washington. The latest attempt to gin up the base to come out for Democrats? Obama has again brought out executive orders to rule by fiat, as is his and fellow demagogues wont. After all the rest of us are just too reptilian and dumb to say Thank You to him so he will have to go out and buy some more votes with our money. The latest group to get the gift? Hispanics.

Politico reports: http://www.politico.com/politico44/

President Obama will focus on Hispanics as he signs an executive order aimed at meeting his goals. The ceremony for the Executive Order on the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics "follows a National Education Summit and Call to Action hosted by the U.S. Department of Education that began on Monday, bringing Administration officials together with experts in education and Hispanic community leaders from around the country on issues ranging from early childhood learning to higher education," the White House said in guidance to reporters. "The revised executive order will place a high priority on action designed to reach the ambitious education goals President Obama has set for our nation...

Well..at least sometimes Barack Obama is transparent. But he is always disgraceful.

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