The cult of zero personal responsibility OKA progz are unable to grasp this simple truth:
“We must reject the idea that every time a law’s broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions.” ~Ronald Reagan
And that indeed is a societal problem… Heh.
In his SOTU address last night Obama completely butchered the Abraham Lincoln quote he recited to the masses.
Propagandizing Lincoln, the “ends justify the means” dontcha know…
As you can see by this tweet of mine, I picked up on the quote right away.
The Obama-Lincoln State of the Union quote in full:
“I’m a Democrat. But I believe what Republican Abraham Lincoln believed: That Government should do for people only what they cannot do better by themselves, and no more. That’s why my education reform offers more competition, and more control for schools and States. That’s why we’re getting rid of regulations that don’t work. That’s why our health care law relies on a reformed private market, not a Government program.”
John Hayward at Human Events:
Obama is deliberately misquoting Lincoln, in a way that completely changes the meaning of what the Great Emancipator said.
Charles C. Johnson at Big Government got the actual Lincoln quote from distinguished professor Harry Jaffa of Claremont McKenna College, who was able to recite it from memory.Â The full quote is easily found on the Web, and presumably could have been located by President Obama’s immense royal retinue, if they had been interested in anything other than propaganda.
Here is what Lincoln actually said:
The legitimate object of government is to do for a community of people whatever they need to have done,Â but cannot do at all, or cannot so well do, forÂ themselves in their separate and individual capacities.
Obama didn’t merely paraphrase Lincoln’s words.Â He completely inverted their meaning.Â The government isn’t supposed to usurp the freedom of citizens when it thinks it can handle elements of their lives better than they can.Â That’s a recipe for “soft tyranny,” since the ruling class gets to decide whether it can handle any given endeavor better than the people.Â As Obama has demonstrated, the ruling class will make, and cling to, these judgments in defiance of all evidence to the contrary.Â He did just promise to double down on his solar-energy boondoggles, didn’t he?
Lincoln was very clear about the limits of legitimate government, in the same speech that our supposedly super-intelligent President is either lying about, or did not bother to read. “In all that the people individually do as well for themselves,” Lincoln asserted, “government ought not to interfere.” He didn’t say “interfere a little” or “interfere when the government thinks it has detected some unfairness.” [...]
Read it all.
O, what a freaking narcissist.
“If you love me, you got to help me pass this bill,”
(Video below the fold)
(Breitbart) –Obama hit another key 2012 electoral swing state, North Carolina, to hike pressure on Republicans over his $447 billion American Jobs Act which is designed to jolt the economy and ease 9.1 percent unemployment.
One supporter from the raucous crowd shouted to Obama that they loved him, and in a standard response from his 2008 campaign he replied “I love you back” then added a new twist.
“If you love me, you got to help me pass this bill,” Obama said, repeating the line to more cheers.
“Give me a win? Give me a break” Obama said, during his pared down stump speech which is peppered with demands that Republicans “pass this bill.” [...]
Hit it boys.
Oh puleeze! A graduate with a bachelor’s degree in communication gushing over Michelle Obama ‘the prophetess’. His first job is a shoe in.
After the ceremonies [at the University of Northern Iowa], graduates said they were excited and honored to have the first lady speak at commencement.
“She was amazing,” said Derrick Knight, who received a bachelor’s degree in communication. “I felt like God spoke through Michelle Obama to me.”
Knight has been struggling with what to do after graduation. He said he was unsure about going to New York, but Obama helped nudge him in that direction.
“When she talked about passion and following it, I felt like she was speaking to me,” Knight said.
Memo to Derrick and the rest of the drooling, clueless UNI grads. Michelle Obama is in full campaign stump mode. It wasn’t about you, it was all about the O.
Update: Remember this?
June 6, 2009: “Well, we were the good guys in 1984, it felt that way. It hasn’t felt that way in recent years. So Obama’s had, really, a different task We’re seen too often as the bad guys. And he he has a very different job from Reagan was all about America, and he talked about it. Obama is ‘we are above that now.’ We’re not just parochial, we’re not just chauvinistic, we’re not just provincial. We stand for something – I mean, in a way Obama’s standing above the country, above above the world, he’s sort of God.”
“Yeah,” Chris “shiver up my leg” Matthews whines back.
Obama on the campaign trail in Missouri, October 30, 2008.
“We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.”
Obama deficit speech today April 12, 2011 George Washington University.
Those are both worthy goals for us to achieve. But the way this plan achieves those goals would lead to a fundamentally different America than the one we’ve known throughout most of our history.
Oops, silly me Paul Ryan’s plan and Barack Obama’s radical progressive vision of “fundamentally transforming” America
are two entirely different concepts!
In fact, Obama’s goal of “fundamentally transforming the United States of America” –”would lead to a fundamentally different America than the one we’ve known throughout most of our history.”
Can we say PROJECTION? Why yes we can!
Doug Powers links from Michelle Malkin.com…thanks!
Obama hit the campaign trail yesterday pitching green energy at a Bucks Co. Pennsylvania town hall, during which he was asked about rising gas prices.
His cavalier response:
“Gas prices? They’re going to still fluctuate until we can start making these broader changes, and that’s going to take a couple of years to have serious effect,” Obama said.
Obama needled one questioner who asked about gas prices, now averaging close to $3.70 a gallon nationwide, and suggested that the gentleman consider getting rid of his gas-guzzling vehicle.
“If you’re complaining about the price of gas and you’re only getting 8 miles a gallon, you know,” Obama said laughingly. “You might want to think about a trade-in.”
Let me get this straight. The man complained he couldn’t afford high gas prices so the Obama scoffs at his distress and then proceeds with the OUT of TOUCH advice of buying a new car.
What an elitist ass.
Keep shooting yourself in the foot Obama.
The trade-in will be in November 2012. And it certainly will not cost thousands of dollars. It will actually be a real cost saver.
Glenn Reynolds has a tasty Obama skewering roundup here, and a screenshot here of the above, as it seems it has disappeared down the AP’s memory hole.