Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Shadow of Crisis Passes But Smell of Bullshit Remains


Emperor Barack Obama’s much anticipated State of the Union address last night was a pure masterpiece of pomp and bullshit and likely hit all the right notes with millions of gullible Americans. There was the triumphant heralding that the “shadow of crisis has passed” and the economy is once again the greatest on the planet. I suppose that this is somewhat true if your indicators are a stock market that is at record levels thanks to having been backstopped by the Federal Reserve and the government since 2009. All that Obama and his dynamic duo of Fed bosses “Helicopter” Ben Bernanke and Janet Yellen have done is inflated the largest stock bubble in history and as all bubbles are prone to do it will eventually pop. However, it  probably will not do so until Obama is well into a lavish, taxpayer subsidized retirement of posh country club living and perpetual golfing.

Barry sold the miracles of Ponzi economics hard last night and he reinforced the fear of “terrorism” that allows the for surveillance state and the shearing of the sheep to continue. Mixed in with selling the economic miracle snake oil was a generous smattering of platitudes and even the exploitation of a military veteran who lost limbs if only to peddle administration policies. Some of the more outlandish pieces of the Obama’s speech were:

His pushing for higher taxes on the wealthy which has zero chance of ever becoming reality given that his party is outnumbered. The silly-assed liberals must have been taken to orgasm though and it probably never occurred to them that they had been conned yet again. Had Obama wanted to sock it to the rich he could have easily done so back when the Dems controlled both houses of Congress in 2009 after the Wall Street gamblers crashed the economy.

His sleazy exploitation of Minneapolis couple Rebekah and Ben Erler who were “young and in love in America” but ran into economic hardship thanks in part to his regime’s bankster bailouts was epic. While the couple are examples of having finally overcome adversity and gotten better jobs they better not get too settled in thanks to Obama’s amnesty to millions of illegals that will drive their wages down again.
El Presidente practically threw out a rotator cuff patting himself on the back over the recent collapse in oil prices that have finally resulted in a respite from the fleecing at the pump. Obama’s Democrats including former economic commissar Lawrence Summers are already working overtime to find a way to offset any temporary savings with new carbon/gas taxes. When the market is no longer experiencing a glut - thanks largely to Saudi Arabia’s refusal to cut production - and prices go back to $4 per gallon there will be an additonal $2 or so in taxes that will provide a sucker punch in the solar plexus for consumers.

He pushed for a Fourth Amendment destroying cybersecurity bill as well as an American job killing trade pact - the ultra secretive Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) - that will make NAFTA look like the freaking New Deal. Don't forget that Ross Perot warned of that "giant sucking sound" back when there was still time to avert the offshoring of tens of millions of well paying jobs. The biggest problem with this is that he has bipartisan support from the entrenched, ruling elite in Congress.

There is not enough space to list all of the rest of the stuff wrong with the Emperor’s audacious grandstanding here but it will provide fodder for the pundits and his political foes for months. John Boehner and Mitch McConnell really missed the chance when they took impeachment off of the table along with any chance to rid us of the slimy bastard early before he finishes the job of destroying the country.

But nothing in the speech insulted the intelligence or dignity of Americans in the quite manner in which Barry extended a big middle finger to the new Republican dominated Congress. Obama punctuated his epic dispersal of manure and hogwash with several digs at the GOP. Despite the electoral bludgeoning inflicted upon his party in the November elections, Mr. Obama carried himself like a very satisfied and triumphant man. If he was determined to use the forum as a nationally televised opportunity to float the proverbial turd in the Republican’s victory punchbowl he was successful. It brought to mind something that notoriously vulgar poet Charles Bukowski,  tabbed by Time Magazine as the “laureate of American lowlife” once wrote:

"There was nothing really as glorious as a good beer shit—I mean after drinking twenty or twenty-five beers the night before. The odor of a beer shit like that spread all around and stayed for a good hour-and-a-half, It made you realize that you were really alive.”

The reference to the heavy drinking is a good fit for a “pickled liver” lush like Boehner as he was left in the cloud of the wretched stench that hung in the air after Obama swaggered from their exalted chamber borne upon the wings of media adoration. Boehner, McConnell and the remainder of the putrid GOP “leadership” who  just had themselves reelected to their gigs were left to bask in the aroma and honestly, they deserved it. There was really no doubt remaining over exactly what Mr. Obama really thinks of them. This also goes for the rest of the schmucks in America who were just subjected to that disgusting orgy of lies and cynical political demagoguery that he belched forth.