Originally posted at American Thinker
A few weeks after returning from 17 days and $4 million worth of Oahu vacation, Michelle sent via Twitter cupid-day affections to her lover who’s golfing in California. It’s President’s Day weekend and Barry is in the drought-stricken desert resort area of Palm Springs. The president is there to putt-putt around a green that requires four times more water per day than the average American golf course.
Before judging the insensitivity of golfing while ISIS burns 17 Kurds alive in cages, perhaps golfing in Sunnylands is Obama’s cryptic way of commiserating with high heat and parched tongues. On the flip side, if the first lady and her daughters should suddenly show up in Aspen, which is a February tradition, Michelle will merely be commiserating with the frigid Northeast.
Either way, kudos to hubby Obama, who, before hitting the links at the aptly named Rancho Mirage, exercised his usual executive efficiency by ‘squeezing’ in a $10,000 per-person San Francisco fundraiser. In attendance were 60 Democratic Party loyalists who were treated to a generous helping of presidential delusion.
The theme of the president’s pre-golf fundraising comments concerned an area he excels in – “cynical politics.”
By Obama’s definition, “cynical politics” result from representatives in Congress trying desperately to thwart a renegade president’s effort to destroy a Constitutional republic — that, or any effort by elected officials to represent the citizenry who collectively disagree with most of what this truly contemptuous individual is imposing on America.
Yet, as usual, the president ignored reality and implied to Democratic stalwarts that the only reason his party lost the Senate in November was not that America disagreed with the direction he was taking the country, oh no! According to Obama, poor voter turnout was a reflection of the public’s displeasure with a faction of the GOP that refuses to lie down, roll over, and submit to his radical left-wing agenda.
Now Obama’s proposed fix is to spend every second of the next two years, which is approximately 730 days, give or take, strengthening the pessimistic public’s faith in Washington DC. To do so Barack plans to dig in, bear down, and “challeng[e] folks who are practicing the worst kind of cynical politics… a politics based on fear rather than hope.”
But where’s the fear? It’s not as if Americans seem worried that our Constitutional freedoms are being frittered away. Nor is it terrifying to watch Americans die at the hands of ISIS, or Coptic Christians beheaded, or Kurds buried or burned alive. When Europeans are gunned down in markets and coffee shops by Islamic terrorists Obama refuses to identify as such, most Americans remain relatively unfazed.
Here at home, it’s also no big deal that illegals and all their diseases are essentially being summoned into our midst with zero regard for the health and safety of our children. Nor is it concerning that, while the DHS sets up complaint hotlines for amnesty-bound illegal immigrants who feel their rights are being violated, Middle Eastern men continue to slip over the border.
Despite all that fun and frivolity, Barack Obama views the election of 2014 as a message to him to “restore a sense of possibility in our politics and our government,” whatever that means.
This from a man whose economy has helped orchestrate the joblessness of half of working-age Americans, singlehandedly ballooned the national debt at an average pace of $1,054,530,133,313.92 per year, and who has managed to create a national security/terror threat so dire that Americans are pretty much resigned to the likelihood that ISIS has already positioned itself to wreak holy havoc on our shores any minute now.
Nonetheless, apparently for Obama “restoring a sense of possibility” means obliging American taxpayers to do what amounts to buying an expensive item, returning it to the place of purchase, requesting a refund, and then handing the money over to an illegal who recently robbed the store.
Meanwhile, at Sandy and Jeanne Robertson’s San Francisco home, as Obama’s admirers enjoyed $10,000 dinner rolls, he reassured them that “In some cases,” in order to restore a “sense of possibility… it’s going to be finding areas of cooperating with Republicans.”
Excuse me, but can anyone name just one time in six years that Barack Obama has cooperated with Republicans or, for that matter, clear-thinking Democrats who disagreed with his plan to systematically dismantle the American system?
Then, Mr. Obama promised the well-heeled crowd at the fundraiser that he’s laying down the footing for the Democrat campaigns for 2016. Can anyone say “Elizabeth ‘Fake-Feather’ Warren (D-MA)?”
But here’s an even scarier part, a part where ‘mirage’ takes on new meaning: Obama actually said, “And so I intend to run through the tape and work really hard, and squeeze every last little bit of change and improvement in the lives of ordinary Americans and middle-class families that I can.”
For starters, in six years Barack has never broken a sweat, let alone “run through [a] tape,” that is, except for his appearance on the Grammys to shill for the cause of domestic violence. During that out-of-left field PSA the president looked like a sweaty Whitney Houston prior to her tragic demise.
Moreover, guests at a $1 million fundraiser certainly don’t feel it, but there’s a squeezing going on all right, and it has nothing to do with the president making positive progress.
Quite the contrary: Barack Obama’s ‘squeeze and change’ has summarily emasculated the entire Republican Party and is so painful that it has the middle class hunched over and feeling a financial ache similar to what a baseball player feels when he catches a wayward fast pitch below the belt.
And so, before heading to Rancho Mirage, after adding almost one million San Francisco dollars to Democrat coffers America’s delusional president assured his admirers that his intention is to keep squeezing every last bit of change out of a nation he’s already squeezed completely dry.