Rhino Times John Hammer, October 20, 2011, Obama NC jobs speech campaign, Occupy Wall Street
From John Hammer of the Rhino Times October 20, 2011.
“I love to see President Barack Hussein Obama campaigning in North Carolina because he is wasting his time. There is just no way that Obama is going to win North Carolina again. This state sent Jesse Helms to the Senate for 30 Years. More recently it elected Sen. Richard Burr to represent it and when Sen. Kay Hagan finishes out her term in 2014 she will most likely be replaced with a Republican. That is if the Republican Party can stop being the Stupid Party long enough to realize that North Carolina voters like to be represented in Congress by people who have actually lived in North Carolina at some point in the past 50 years.
But Obama, who needs to win North Carolina to be reelected, wasn’t campaigning. The fact that he was riding around on his black campaign bus kissing every baby he could find doesn’t mean that he was campaigning. It looked like a campaign trip, and sounded like a campaign trip, but it wasn’t a campaign trip for one obvious reason: If it had been a campaign trip then the Obama campaign would have had to pick up a portion of the bill, and Obama wanted the taxpayers to pick up the full tab for this trip. I guess the difference is that he didn’t wear a “vote for me” button on this trip.
No, Obama was here to win support for his jobs bill, which, by the way, he couldn’t even get through the Democratically controlled Senate. It is incredible the amount of power the Republicans have in Washington right now. The Republicans have a majority in the House but the Democrats control the Senate and the White House. Still it would appear that Obama is unable to do anything because the Republicans are so powerful.
The reason Obama’s jobs bill has no chance, and the reason that there was the absurd standoff about raising the debt ceiling, is because Obama has no clue how to compromise. Presidents such at William Jefferson Blythe Clinton have been able to get a lot of legislation passed even though their party didn’t control either the House or the Senate. Clinton could do it because both sides want to take action. Very few go to Washington with the idea that they want to block all future legislation. Most everyone there wants to pass bills, and they are experienced enough in politics to know that you can get some of what you want or nothing, but you very rarely get everything you want.
Obama said from the beginning that he wanted his second stimulus bill, what he calls his jobs bill, passed just the way he presented it. There is zero chance that is going to happen.
Look at the trouble Obama had passing Obamacare. At the time the Democrats had a huge majority in the House and a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate. Obama could do anything that he could convince members of his own party to do, but it took him forever to get his Obamacare bill through Congress because he wanted to force everyone to vote for the bill exactly as he envisioned it. In other words he wasn’t willing to compromise in his own party to get the bill passed in a reasonable amount of time. Rather than compromise on the bill, he bought votes with enormous handouts to the districts represented by those who said they would vote no.
It cost the taxpayers tens of millions of dollars for Obama to buy the votes to get Obamacare passed.
The debt ceiling crisis was only a crisis because Obama refused to compromise until he finally realized that some of the Republicans had principles and were not going to vote for any tax increases. Obama finally had to compromise because he needed more money to spend, and if he had not compromised, the money would have been cut off, which is something that some Republicans wanted in the first place.”
“Don’t feel too sorry for those poor Occupy Wall Street protestors in Zuccotti Park in New York. They may be protesting against corporate greed, but they are doing pretty well in the greed department themselves. According to the New York Post, they were raising about $10,000 a day and had raised over $300,000. The protestors have a finance committee and a checking account and all of that corporate America type stuff. An Occupy Wall Street check takes more than one signature for it to be good, just like in corporate America.
One of the biggest problems that they are having right now is theft. It may seem to all be love and brotherhood, but some of the people in that park are not there to protest whatever it is they are protesting; they are there to enrich themselves. One night $2,500 in cash was stolen from the kitchen as the kitchen workers slept. One might ask why the kitchen needed $2,500 in cash and whose idea it was to have it lying around for someone to walk in and pick up, but when you are out to take over, or reform or whatever they are out to do, then you might not have time to make sure that every single stack of $2,500 is locked up somewhere.
Protestors are also reporting that their property is being stolen. One woman said that her Mac worth $5,500 had been stolen. Since a new MacBook Pro is $1,199 that was one whale of a computer that she had stolen. She could probably track all the known satellites of earth and watch a movie on Netflix while the computer worked on the formula that allows some particles to travel faster than the speed of light. But it’s more likely she just used that computer for Facebook, Twitter and emails to Mom and Dad.”