Divide and conquer in SOTUS

Bold is out, achievable is in, and division is always on the menu.

Reports say Obama will not make any “bold claims” in his 5th SOTU. When has he not made bold, in your face announcements? But that is his forte.

I know this because AOL news says so. As adept as this pretender is at lying, you can probably take that with a half-grain of salt. Whatever he says, always expect the opposite.

BTW, it might surprise a few but I give him credit. Congratulations, Obama, for forcing people to talk about a serious issue. No, I don’t mean healthcare, or illegal aliens, or any of Leftists’ pet issues. He has done more to get people talking about the “s” word than anyone I know of. No, not sex but secession. I don’t remember the subject being so prominently mentioned before, having petitions in many states.

Well, I knew this guy could make history, just not the way he wanted. Mr. Popularity has made Big-Goverment pretty unpopular.

On a side note, what we can be sure will not be in the speech are explanations about his many scandals, we are told don’t exist. So anyone tuning in to see his latest denial on Benghazigate, greengate, IRS, or phonegate will be disappointed. Rather than “bold claims”, they say he’ll accentuate “the achievable”. There’s a pretty bold claim.

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Government of the absurd

In his last inaugural speech, Obama lectured:

“We cannot mistake absolutism for principle, or substitute spectacle for politics, or treat name-calling as reasoned debate.”

Let’s hear it for politics of destruction and fear.

Now he comes out on global warming to claim we don’t have time for a meeting of the Flat Earth Society. I have never seen a bigger hypocrite than Obama.

Months after delivering his inaugural address lecturing others about name calling and partisanship, Hypocrite-in-Chief says he doesn’t have any “patience” and “we don’t have time for a meeting of the Flat Earth Society”

It is amazing what he does have patience for. Eight months after Benghazi he has no lack of “patience” to get to the bottom of that scandal. The White House said that was old, it happened a long time ago. He had no shortage of patience on “fast and furious” – that must be ancient history.Heck he has no impatience to get to the bottom of any of his scandals, including solyndragate or greengate.

Obama gets the award for substituting spectacle for politics. He creates a spectacle out of everything under the guise of politics. And when he is not getting his way, he lashes out lecturing everyone else, including those who are not in politics. Then it must be our fault for not understanding. He went on a gun-control binge and when it was not going his way, he lashed out in a tirade and used children as a backdrop to create a spectacle to attack his opponents. We got a lecture again. He tells the people they are wrong. We are wrong about Obamacare, because we don’t like it and don’t want it. We are wrong about NSA collecting and spying on all Americans. We are wrong about everything we oppose him on.

 

Reasoned debate?
Then he calls us “flat earthers”. He substitutes personal attack and ad hominem for dialogue. How’s that for “reasoned debate”? Mr reasonable  even seems to argue with an agency in his administration:  when the IRS came out and admitted that it targeted conservatives, Obama said it would be “outrageous, if true”. And he seems to think the presidency gives him license to lie.

Obama on IRS scandal

This is pretty straightforward,” Mr. Obama told reporters. “If in fact IRS personnel engaged in the kind of practices that have been reported on and were intentionally targeting conservative groups, then that’s outrageous and there’s no place for it.”

“The IRS as an independent agency requires absolute integrity and people have to have confidence that they’re… applying the laws in a non-partisan way,” he said. “If you’ve got the IRS operating in anything less than a neutral and non-partisan way then that is outrageous … People have to be held accountable and it’s got to be fixed.”

Pretty straight forward? If? You are kidding, right? We have finally reached the pinnacle of a government of the absurd.

When they do something wrong there is a dumbed-down report to say it was an innocuous act and that the administration, powers that be, had no culpability in it even when the facts clearly indicate the opposite. Obama’s standard reply to the scandals is: we will investigate that and “get to the bottom of it”. Then they never do get to the bottom of it.

Just like EPA dictates are pretty straight forward, or his war on energy, ObamaCare or gun control were straight forward? (straight off the cliff)

David Axelrod Defends WH On IRS Scandal
When Axelrod was asked about IRS, he said we know it is not political because it would be a politically stupid thing to do. However, lying about Benghazi on the eve of an election is not a stupid thing to do? There were clearly politics involved in that. That lying was straight from the WH and surrogates.

We are to believe IRS actions were not politically motivated. So if the targeting was political — which it couldn’t be anything but — then it was “stupid”, in Axelrod’s judgment.

First, they denied the validity of it, even after the IRS admitted it did it and after an Inspector’s report determined they did it. “If true”, Obama said? That is denial.

“If anybody political was involved this wouldn’t have happened, because anybody with a modicum of political sense would have said, ‘This is ludicrous. What are you guys doing?’” – MSNBC.

Take one more look at just Axelrod’s statement: it wouldn’t Have Happened ‘If Anybody political Was Involved’ The assertion: if someone political was involved, it couldn’t have happened because they would know how wrong that is. So political operatives are smarter than that.(smell that elitism) Political operatives are smarter than bureaucrats and gubmint employees.

Remember Axelrod’s other excuse for Obama is that government is so vast he could not know what is going on in it. But at least political operatives are a lot smarter than those government employees! I believe they’re both pretty dumb but since he did pose the question — Anthony Wiener flashes through my mind. So, those political operatives have more morals than agency employees, even the IRS. See what I mean, it is government of the absurd – or government of the stupid, whichever you want to use.

And I’m sure government is so vast he could not know about Solyndra and all the other failures, or EPA’s plotted reign of terror, or spygate, or anything. Nope. Just be on the lookout for that absolutism and its sister, spectacle disguised as politics. They’re trouble.

Government of the absurd by the absurd.

related: http://www.mediaite.com/tv/david-axelrod-defends-wh-on-irs-scandal-wouldnt-have-happened-if-anybody-political-was-involved/