Since He Has Been Quiet

Now that people are forgetting the socialist musing of Vice President Biden, his soft approval in poll numbers are up. We are in a flash of good feelings except for the despised Nancy Pelosi. People like the tax and stimulus deal which is bringing hope and growth to the economy. The same polling has The Speaker with positive numbers with increasing favorable ratings. The President has been at 50% for consecutive days for the first time in a year. Good feelings abound for both parties. I say don’t forget. Vice President Biden thinks every great innovation came because of government. It did not. Most innovations came because government didn’t hinder the brilliance of the free individual. The government has issued well over 7 million patents (the 8 millionth should happen in 2012) with at least 5 million coming from Americans. Now less the statists get confused, a patent is not a grant by the government of a right to develop its ingenuity. It is a registration so the free individual can protect their intellectual property by having a way to head off disputes. Government has even messed that up in recent years. Now 97% of patents cost more than they generate in revenue. Something is broken. Government is the enemy of innovation not the cause of it. Regulations are a millstone around the economy. The tax code is even worse. These guys may have toned down the rhetoric, but the attitude is behind their policies is still the same. Government is the source of all that is good. Let us not let the people forget who they really are.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 50% of Likely U.S. Voters now hold at least a somewhat favorable opinion of Biden, including 17% with a Very Favorable view of him. Forty-four percent (44%) regard the former longtime Delaware senator unfavorably, with 23% Very Unfavorable. (To see survey question wording, click here.) Biden made news last October when he told those at a Democratic fundraiser that “every single great idea that has marked the 21st century, the 20th century and the 19th century has required government vision and government incentive.” But just 18% of voters agree with Biden that every great idea in American history required government vision and government incentive. Sixty-four percent (64%) disagree that government was essential.
The Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell agrees that the trading of business bashing for celebration of business helps the administration’s image.

6 thoughts on “Since He Has Been Quiet”

  1. Everyone’s poll numbers go up when they start agreeing with Republicans. Obama’s numbers have gone up once he started championing keeping the Bush tax rates. This of course is what Obama campaigned against. Also Obama has now totally caved in his treatment of terrorists in military tribunals and Guantamano Bay prisoners. So his numbers go up. Obama is pretending to not be a liberal and people like it.

  2. Obama and Biden are under the mistaken notion that the American People will forget the socialist agenda, Obamacare and uncontrolled spending of the last two years. He believes that we will forget that he is slowly regulating away our civil rights and enslaving us economically. He thinks that we will forget that he is selling our country to the Chinese, piece by piece. They couldn’t be more wrong. If Obama thinks that soft-soaping us with a centrist State of the Union speech will somehow gain him favor in the eyes of the American People, toward the 2012 elections, he is mistaken.
    We need to keep focused on what his actions are and not what is spewing from his pie-hole.

  3. Let us not let the people forget who they really are.

    The American people have the attention span of a housefly.

    Obama and Pelosi accomplished what the left has dreamed about for a hundred years. They have openly legitimized socialism. The ‘stimulus’ stimulated nothing; but it temporarily bailed-out liberal states on the verge of bankruptcy, federalized what should have been state or local projects and enrichened preferred ‘green’ business owners. The GM ‘bailout’ was actually the UAW bailout- cash for votes. Obamacare will eventually put private insurance carriers out of business; socialized medicine finally has a foot in the door. Yes, ‘change has come to America.’

    The reason BO focused entirely on radical social programs the first two years of his administrations is because he knew he’d have two years to ‘moderate,’ and with the help of his compliant ass-media, propagandize the public by accentuating his acquiescence to ‘mainstream’ political thought. BO is counting on the short memory of the electorate, and it will probably work.

  4. On BO’s upcoming State of the Union ‘Investment’ Plan:

    Washington Examiner- President Obama reportedly will call on Congress tonight in his State of the Union address to make “investments” in America’s future by appropriating large new sums of money for education, alternative energy and infrastructure to create what he often calls the jobs of the 21st century.

    If you feel like you’ve heard this song from this chief executive before, it’s because you have, quite often in fact. In January 2009, Obama said this in his first address to a joint session of Congress: “Now is the time to … invest in areas like energy, health care, and education that will grow our economy. … [T]he only way to fully restore America’s economic strength is to make the long-term investments that will lead to new jobs, new industries, and a renewed ability to compete with the rest of the world.”

    Well, the “investments” recommended by Obama were made, to the tune of more than $100 billion in his economic stimulus program alone. So, if business buzzwords like “competitiveness” and “investment” — backed by billions of tax dollars — could create a friendly climate for American businesses, then we should be experiencing record economic growth right now. Obama used the word “investment” 14 times in the February 2009 signing ceremony of his stimulus package. But for a more accurate representation of Obama’s views on business and private investment, look at the people he’s hired to work for him in the White House. Take for example this gem from Obama’s deputy car czar, Ron Bloom: “I don’t need lenders.” That’s what Bloom told Chrysler’s secured creditors just before Obama’s Treasury Department forced them to accept the company’s fire sale to Fiat via a kangaroo bankruptcy. Or how about this statement: “You don’t want to kill the golden goose, but you don’t want it to crap all over you, either.” That comes from Jared Bernstein, Vice President Biden’s chief economic adviser and a key proponent of the 2009 Obama economic stimulus program.

    Officials like Bloom and Bernstein say such cavalier things because in their boss’ America, business aims are subordinated to Obama’s vision of government industrial policy. In that context, the word “investment” means pouring the taxpayers’ money into dubious “clean energy” projects and high-speed rail boondoggles. Because there is no genuine market demand, these new “investments” will create neither wealth nor a net gain in new jobs. We know that from Obama’s previous investments…

    Read more at the Washington Examiner


    Pres. Barack Obama doesn’t talk about “government spending,” he talks about “investing in America,” which sounds more thrilling but amounts to the same thing. And the man who fancies himself our national investment guru will no doubt take tonight’s State of the Union address to pitch us a bunch of new exciting financial opportunities, like some ephebic stockbroker just out of training. If we must endure the rhetoric of investment, it is fair to ask: How is Obama’s portfolio doing?

    Compared to its slick prospectus, the Obama Fund is a dog, and its metrics — unemployment and growth — are stagnant and anemic, respectively. The Democrats promised that the $787 billion stimulus package would keep unemployment levels low — the best guaranteed return we’ve heard of since Bernie Madoff — but instead joblessness climbed from less than 8 percent to nearly 10 percent: a return of about negative 25 percent. And those shovel-ready stimulus projects turned out to be a lot like Madoff’s assets: fictional. After nearly a trillion bucks in “investment,” the most visible infrastructure improvement we have to show for it is a bunch of signs advertising the wonderfulness of the stimulus. If Obama were a rookie investment banker, would you give him a bonus for that performance? Probably not. Meanwhile, two years of unified Democratic management under Obama-Pelosi-Reid have left our national leverage ratio severely out of whack.

    Obama has packed his administration with Wall Street bailout babies like JPMorgan rainmaker Bill Daley and corporate-welfare queens like General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt, both of whom love “investing in America,” by which they mean “investing in politically connected enterprises such as JPMorgan and GE.”…

    Read more at National Review Online

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