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Emergency Measures: Obama Channels Milton Friedman

Emergency Measures: Obama Channels Milton Friedman

Our president did not make a turn to the right or even toward the center when he decided he wanted to remain in the White House another four years.  He ran as the leftist that he’s always been.

So what do we make of his comments about cleaning up after Hurricane Sandy?

“Do not figure out why we can’t do something. I want you to figure out how we do something,” Obama said. “I want you to cut through red tape; I want you to cut through the bureaucracy. There is no excuse for inaction at this point. I want every agency moving forward to make sure we are getting the resources where they are needed as quickly as possible.”

Is this not an implicit acknowledgement that “bureaucracy” and “red tape” equate to “inaction”?  That they’re an impediment?  A drag on the economy?  The enemies of progress?

Even assuming that Obama is saying anything he thinks will boost his chances next Tuesday, isn’t this litany of orders an admission that his method of governing doesn’t work?  After all, our economy has been devastated for four years by another kind of hurricane requiring emergency measures to which he’s been dramatically averse.

Why is Sandy different?


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As I’ve said many times in the past, I didn’t say that.
– B. Obama

How can Sandy not be different when next Tuesday is election day?

They have no self awareness. they are completely oblivious to what they say because they either don’t mean what they say or don’t understand what they are saying. They deliver “lines” written for them by writers at the behest of their handlers.

For liberals it’s all about HOW they express their agenda, not the agenda itself.

The agenda is presumed to be flawless. It’s the execution or the hindering by their opposition that’s always at fault.

They do not change, they will not change, they cannot change.

Their beliefs are a fundamental part of their “picture” of themselves; heroes to the masses, intellectual giants because their ideas are so magnificent. They refuse any and all criticisms as petty and misguided. They alone have the answers and anyone else is a “denier”.

All liberals operate in an individual and singular bubble. created by their perceptions of their infallibility and reinforced by their refusal to engage in actual discussion.

It’s why they resort to ad hominem retorts when challenged; they’ve never examined their perceptions or ideas so they are not prepared to defend them. Resulting them believing they are being attacked. (Remember their ideas can’t be wrong so any questioning of them is an attack upon them).

Understanding that discussion with liberals is futile and misguided. They don’t believe there’s any room for compromise except from you. Their ideas are perfect, it’s you who needs to be convinced or out shouted.

    Snail in reply to jakee308. | October 31, 2012 at 9:07 am

    It’s style over substance. As you say, to the Left, their substance is perfect because they consider themselves so smart, so infallible.

    If only more of them would realize how stupid and immature they are in dealing with real life before war and other harsh realities slap some sense into them at the expense of all of us.

“Why is Sandy different?”

Cameras, coupled with people paying attention.

legacyrepublican | October 31, 2012 at 8:44 am

Now, if Hurricane Sandy had released a horrendous video besmirching the prophet Mohammed prior to having developed into a tropical depression, Obama would have said …

myohmymanatee | October 31, 2012 at 8:45 am

What is the difference? It is election time. Electioneering is what Obama and his henchmen are good at. Oh, they are very good on spending other’s money and spreading the wealth around we don’t have.

Maybe after our debt reach our eyeball we should just send all our virgins to pay off our debt to China.

Rush is right once again: Democrats win by pretending to be Republicans, which begs the question: why do Republicans insist on trying to act like Democrats?

And once again, we will see the remarkably short shelf life of Øbama promises and positions.

Bureaucracy Hussein Obama is a man of action – especially when he competes for attention.

This demonstrates why we need to decentralize.

Christie opens the Republican convention, but now must praise Obama because his state needs a lot of that Obamamoney.

I can’t blame Christie, he must take care of his state’s needs, and he has to go through Obama. This looks bipartisan, maybe it is.

BUT we know Obama tried to coerce states on Obamacare by threatening to take away Medicaid (threatening the most needy) if they didn’t comply. SCOTUS took that hammer away from Obama to a degree.

In an election where we choose between socialism/communism and free enterprise and federalism, we will see Obama doing what he does best, spending money we don’t have. It may be warranted here, though digging sand out from one percenters’ second or third homes has some irony in there somewhere.

I don’t know why everyone is surprised that he would make this statement. Didn’t he make similar statements in between golf games during the Deepwater Horizon oil remember, the spill that lasted three months? It would have been longer if the red tape had not been bypassed.

cause hes a dick.

theyjustcantstop | October 31, 2012 at 1:47 pm

me,and most americans knew what his comments were going to be before he read them off his tele-promter,this man will say or do anything to push his agenda,and retain his power.

Why the puzzlement?

Unbeknownst to many, Friedman started his career as a supply-side contraception rights advocate, preaching in supermarket parking lots, when, one day, an approaching storm caused someone in the crowd to yell, “It’s starting to trickle down!”

It’s said that Milton suddenly stood frozen in thought, like he’d been hit by a lightening bolt.

As soon as the next day, many of Milton’s lefty friends said they felt like they didn’t really know him anymore.