Thursday, April 29, 2010

“I do think at a certain point you’ve made enough money”

Via Breitbart
Here is a clip from Obama's speech in Quincy yesterday making the case for the need for financial reform. Too bad he didn't consider the decision as to when a person has made too much money above the pay grade of the President of the United States. Obama needs an enemy as Dan Henninger points out in today's Wall Street Journal. Unfortunately, the Community Organizer in Chief may find the Alinsky tactics he clings to may also be his Achilles heel:
Even Achilles had a heel, and Mr. Obama's may be his decision to be his own Saul Alinsky. Defining, demonizing and making a mockery of one's opponents was one of Alinsky's main rules for community organizers. But community organizers, though often charismatic, can also be annoying jerks.
 Obama has a convenient target in the unpopular folks from Wall Street.   It's certainly easier to demonize another target than to make a silk purse out of the sow's ear that is the Obama record of accomplishment in office.  In demonizing Wall Street, yesterday, Obama revealed something of his core beliefs just as he did in making his off-the-cuff response to Joe the Plumber during the campaign:
  "Now, what we’re doing -- I want to be clear, we’re not trying to push financial reform because we begrudge success that's fairly earned. I mean, I do think at a certain point you’ve made enough money."
Maybe Obama should consider something novel like staying out of when people have made enough money and start focusing on policies that might help the nearly 10% of citizens who are unemployed make some money.

More on this at Memeorandum


  1. I heard about Obama speaking out of both sides of his mouth. Consdemning people who perceives to have earned too much money while on the other hand saying he doesn't begrudge success that is fairly earned.

    The man has a twisted view of what constitutes fairness, success, and how much money a successful person should be allowed to earn. He's just a legal government thief who preys on the successful and prosperous.

  2. He sure does Teresa. How about the fact that he himself earned over $5 million last year on sales of his book? Whether that was earned fairly is debatable too. Maybe Bill Ayers might argue otherwise.

  3. Teresa/MarySue, you do realize that you are taking the quote out of context and, more importantly, defending people who made money through fraud, right?

    I mean, there was this one time when I was walking home and was robbed and viciously several times. I lost a lot of blood. When I came-to in the hospital they were going to throw me out because of my lack of health care. Thankfully, I was saved by health reform. As they were throwing me out - literally. One security guard had my hands and another had my feet and they were swinging me like a hammock. Just before my ejectors got to the "three" Obamacare passed and they happily escorted me back to a room. My life was saved. By a Black President. Shocking, I know.

    Anyway, I digress.

    After I got well, I was going to sue the knife because, you know, it cut me pretty good. After speaking to a lawyer he informed me that it wasn't prudent to sue an inanimate object (being that they have no cash or assets). Lawyers are the best. So, I didn't really have an option at that point because the perpetrator of the crime got away.

    A few weeks later they caught the fellow hwo stabbed me after he had used my credit card to buy some cat food. He, like both of you, has two dozen cats.

    Because I didn't die he was sentenced to a few years for stabbing me. If only I had died he could have stayed in prison for a long time. Maybe life, who knows?

    Anyway, what do you think? Should that guy be able to stab people as much as he wants? That sounds dangerous. I guess the moral of this story is, if you catch someone who stabs and/or robs you, they should be punished. Even white people with millions and millions of dollars. Shocking, I know.

  4. Indeed, Mary Sue and Teresa. It's very disturbing that a national leader would have the capability to see both sides of an issue, and understand the nuances involved in a balance between the concepts of free market and the public good. Talk about twisted!

  5. Indeed! Your stalwart defense of crime & avarice warms my heart greatly - keep up the good work.

    What kind of spawn of jackals believes in such an obscene blaphemy as "enough money," anyway?

    You can just bet he doesn't even crave the deaths of his enemies' menfolk, the lamentations of their women & children, or the burning of their villages, either!

    Don't worry, though - if you can get enough of his opponents into power, perhaps you can begin the glorious crusade of ignorance & hatred that can finally put this foolhardy fetish of "progress" behind you once & for all.



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