With the Obamacare Bill either pushing up daisies or strapped to the reanimator table in Dr. Frankenpelosi’s secret laboratory, it’s clear that Kid President has to clone some new enemies in time for the State of the Onion address this week. Obama has to go to the clone because it’s too late to assemble new enemies from spare parts in the New Age Garage. So what to do?
The answer is simplicity itself. Just reach into the large sack of bullshit the Kid President keeps under his seldom-used desk in the Oval office and pull out the hoary old and patented “evil special interest” labeled “Bankers AKA Greedy Special Interests with Money.” And here it comes right on schedule:
So long as I'm President, I'll never stop fighting for policies that will help restore home values, to redeem the investment that folks have made. We've seen some of those values return in some places, in some pockets, but it's still tough out there. We're going to have to do more this year to make sure that banks are responsive...I'm not going to stop fighting to give our kids the best education possible to take the tens of billions of dollars we pay banks to act as middlemen on student loans and invest that money in students who actually need it. We don't need the middlemen -- cut them out. ....So long as I'm President, I won't stop fighting to protect you from the kinds of deceptive practices we've seen from some in the financial sector. -- Obama at Elyria, Ohio Town HallCan't you just feel the shaking boots of "some in the financial sector"?
“Bankers” is a feathered witch-doctor's shibboleth that’s been shaken in the face of liberals steeped in adolescent morality since time immemorial in America. “Bankers” is Kid President’s code for “all those special interests in the financial sector who have been getting rich off the misery of my good friends, the little people, for whom -- once I start fighting -- I won’t ever stop fighting for."
“Bankers” in Obama-speak means "every company that deals in capital management and accumulation (excepting those generous and magnanimous financial titans like, say, Goldman Sachs who have been stuffing my pockets since forever.)”
Look for “greedy financial institutions” and “bankers” to become a set piece in The State of the Onion Address. If things get really dramatic look for a person dressed in the Monopoly Man costume to be sacrificed in the gallery with an alien chest worm.
Americans traditionally love to hate evil bankers. Once Americans borrow money from the bankers to buy things they can’t afford, they always hate to pay those bankers back a single penny of the principal -- much less the interest. Americans especially tend to hate bankers with a special vengeance when they don’t have the job that lets them pay the bankers what they agreed to pay them when they took the money to buy the things they couldn’t afford.
In the wake of last week’s “Brown Out” when voters signaled they quite ready to put out the lights in the corrupt halls of congress and the class obsessed and kleptocratic White House, it was amazing to note the speed at which Obama switched from “evil health insurance companies” to “evil bankers” as the “Enemy du jour.” Amazing, but expected. After all, you’ve always got to have a fresh feathered shibboleth to shake in the faces of the mouth-breathing tribe to keep them from noticing the witch doctor’s cures/policies don’t really help much when it comes to fixing the sucking chest wound in the dead center of the American economy. Still, when all you’ve got is a feathered stick, you have to shake it.
The only question is how many Americans who have been paying attention to the flooding river of propaganda bullshit flowing out of the West Wing over the last year will actually buy into the idea that it’s the bankers and the financial community that’s the source of the black magic that’s keeping America down and out. The answer is, “Not many.” Because the number of Americans willing to keep their hip waders on grows less and less every day. Indeed, the reason for panic among the hard-core Obama supporters is the knowledge that if the depth of his bullshit continues to increase at its present rate, they are all going to need snorkels just to drown.
I think many people see the increasing need to free themselves from the smelly rivers rising around them.
I think that many people (even Democrats) are struggling to climb out of the giant flow of Obama-brand Bullshit and are looking for a shower.
I think that many Americans are looking for policies that don’t penalize businesses with new taxes and hobble the same with the iron chains of regulation.
I think that most Americans now know the fault lies not with our bankers but with ourselves; with our foolish propensity to elect a Kid who hasn’t and can’t run anything more complicated than a political campaign. "What if," Richard Fernandez observes
"Obama simply doesn't know how to manage things? Can't win a war, can't reform intelligence, can't contain entitlements, can't fix the economy, can't do anything practical? Just like maybe he couldn't manage the Annenberg Foundation or edit the Harvard Law Review? It's no crime, but it means that he will sooner or later either become a figurehead surrounded by Democratic "wise men" or go charging around like a bull in a china shop." -- Belmont Club » Magic
After all, what is the “business model” for a political campaign? You try to get people to give you money for nothing but promises which you then spend on trying to get more people to give you more money which you spend of trying to get more people to give you enough money that you can get the majority of people to give you their votes. It’s a rock and roll plan of money for nothing and votes for free. Works in politics to get into office when, if your primary policies are to force people to give you their money so you can give it to people who don’t really do or make anything (the government or the professional poor), you really aren’t going to be popular for very long with the people who have to work for their money.
Look for Kid President to get you to hate the bankers. Then ask yourself whom you would rather trust with your money: a banker or a politician? If you choose the latter, keep watching the shaking of that feathered stick because you’re just the kind of tribesmen witch doctors love to cure.
Posted by Vanderleun at January 24, 2010 8:47 AM