January 24, 2010

Obama: Working the Enemies List

monopolyguystestifies.jpgWith 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 Hall
Can'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
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The pres's approach is just 1920's and 1930's anti-semitic propoganda, slightly warmed over. Both Stalin and Hitler used it with, unfortunately, very good success. Will it work in 2010?

Posted by: Bob at January 24, 2010 10:30 AM

they always hate to pay those bankers back a single penny of the principle

Umm, shouldn't that last word be "principal"? (Granted that Teh Won and his cronies are utterly unprincipled.)

Posted by: Connecticut Yankee at January 24, 2010 10:34 AM

Gurrrrrrr..... okay. Thanks.

Posted by: vanderleun at January 24, 2010 10:45 AM

Remind me again, which party in Congress pushed through TARP?

Posted by: Phil at January 24, 2010 1:36 PM

Which one extended and increased TARP, allocated it, and left more than half the disbursed amount laying in wait for the 2010 election cycle?

Which party was it that fired the CEO of GM? After it had already destroyed its bondholders....?

I forgets, but then I'm just a simple white male high school grad with a little honorable military service and a twenty year track record in a highly skilled technical trade.

You know, the real terror threat facing America.

On a parallel track, I would like to point out that the popular targets of Left hate (like me) have been vilified, crucified, condemned, caricatured, and generally treated with contempt by All The Smartest People for so long that the slings and arrows simply look silly.

You want an economy, you better have competent bankers. You want flush toilets, maybe you can spare a moment of praise for civil engineers, hard hats, and ahem surveyors... we don't just rape the earth, we make human life an experience of growth and advancement.

When we aren't cutting down Redwoods just to make toothpicks, of course. /sarcasm.

Obama has arrived at the firing step of the Marxist revolution but only now realizes that in his Amerika, his Beria can't remove the opposition by violence, but is instead only capable of strongly slanted news stories in the Times. (Pick one. Which one doesn't matter.) Obama has no teeming army of knee breakers - only tiny pockets of True Believers that operate in machine cities and only as long as they have the weight of past narrative behind them as victims which they are given grace to hide behind. The Times remains too cowardly to cross him on the odd political crimes. Obama arrived with the intent to use the Democrat party as his shield... and then found that the Plantation rule surely exists. He was going to be their shield as they got about the serious business of continuing business as usual, sucking the nation dry for their own interests.

He cannot fabricate a domestic enemy of sufficient majesty to make him look like any kind of believable savior. He couldn't manage a whore house in Vegas during convention week.

I know why he went to Chicago. It's the only city on the planet beside San Francisco where an empty suit can rise to the top.

If I were a Muslim in charge of killing infidels, I'd be putting the word out to stand down. Right the f*ck now.

A sleeping giant is grumbling. Even the Islamic fascists know better than to be near the top on the To Do list once it wakes.

Posted by: TmjUtah at January 24, 2010 2:55 PM

“Bankers” is a feathered witch-doctor's shibboleth

Where's big oil? He left out big oil. Wait till gas prices go up again...

Posted by: charris at January 24, 2010 5:32 PM

Toothpicks, TmjUtah? I made six-ply toilet paper out of the redwoods I cut down.

Six. Plies, man. Just because I could.

Kidding aside, TmjUtah makes several excellent points. However, in defense of Phil I'll point out that economic illiteracy (and/or shenanigans) knows no party boundaries.

I'll also quote a recent commenter at Jaded Haven, who noted that it takes Republicans to implement the progressive agenda at a pace the American people are willing to tolerate.

Posted by: Ken at January 24, 2010 5:34 PM

"After all, what is the “business model” for a political campaign?..."

Given your subsequent highly accurate description thereof, I'd have to say "Ponzi scheme."

Posted by: Dewey From Detroit at January 24, 2010 5:47 PM

It's all this sumbitch's fault.

Posted by: Greg at January 24, 2010 9:08 PM

Notice that BO won't use the word fight in discussing Iran.

Posted by: Fat Man at January 24, 2010 10:19 PM

Nor will he use the word victory in discussing Muslim terrorism. Hell, he won't even use the words Muslim terrorism.

Posted by: Pete Madsen at January 25, 2010 9:44 AM