President Obama is getting ready to roll his imperial motorcade through Ohio and Pennsylvania on a bus tour, which his campaign bizarrely decided to call the “Betting on America” tour.
This President is the last person on Earth who should be using the word “bet” in any rhetorical connection with his record, which has featured some of the most spectacularly failed “bets” the world has ever seen: Solyndra, Fisker, Tesla Motors, Beacon Power, Ener1, A123 Systems, Abound Solar, SunPower, Amonix, Evergreen Solar, Solar Trust for America…
These “bets” got us a level of “green job creation” roughly 95 percent smaller than what Obama predicted, at a current average cost of $1.6 million per green job created. Watching him command us to empty our wallets so he can stagger back to the craps table for another throw of the dice is pathetic.
Even funnier is what Politico reports Obama will be saying about his 2012 opponent from his million-dollar bulletproof Canadian-built bus: “The President’s vision stands in stark contrast to Mitt Romney, who believes in an economy built from the top down and supports the same policies that crashed our economy and devastated the middle class in the first place. As a corporate buyout specialist, he made massive profits by shuttering plants, firing workers and investing in companies that pioneered shipping of good American jobs overseas.”
No one has ever believed more passionately in an “economy built from the top down” than Barack Hussein Obama, whose blind faith in command economics and central planning have driven America to the edge of ruin. Nothing is more “top down” than a politician in Washington dropping huge piles of debt on generations to come, in order to over-ride market decisions, choosing “winners” with bailouts and directing his regulatory agencies to create “losers” in accordance with his ideology.
As for the President’s latest exploding cigar, his fraudulent “outsourcing” talking point, even theWashington Post – which agreeably manufactured headlines to help Obama launch the attack – has been forced to back away. The Post’s fact-checker was pushed into the humiliating situation of claiming his paper’s story refuted its own headline, provided alert readers read the story with sufficient care and skepticism. Then he cravenly refused to rate the falsehood of the Post’s story and subsequent Obama ads with his usual “Pinocchio” system, saying only that they “would not fare much better” than an Obama ad he already blasted with a four-Pinocchio rating.