Bewildering Media Non-Reaction: Obama/Clinton Presser, Socialist Sanders' Filibuster

The programmes of the “Two Minutes Hate” varied from day to day, but there was none in which Goldstein was not the principal figure. He was the primal traitor, the earliest defiler of the Party’s purity. All subsequent crimes against the Party, all treacheries, acts of sabotage, heresies, deviations, sprang directly out of his teaching. Somewhere or other he was still alive and hatching his conspiracies: perhaps somewhere beyond the sea, under the protection of his foreign paymasters, perhaps even — so it was occasionally rumoured — in some hiding-place in Oceania itself. – George Orwell, ‘1984’

In a ghastly cable news convergence Friday, Barack Obama exploited his wife as an excuse and bizarrely abdicated to an unelected civilian, the former president Bill Clinton, in what is surely a historic White House briefing:

Time’s Michael Scherer describes the optics:

For the first part of Clinton’s performance, Obama, the current president, who never acts so freely in the briefing room, calling on reporters at will, stood by stoically watching the spectacle. The television cameras cut Obama out of the shot, making it look for most of the world like Clinton was again president, holding forth before the presidential seal.

When a reporter’s question gave Obama a brief moment to take back the microphones, he seemed to move towards them, but Clinton did not give way. So leaning, Obama said that his wife had been waiting for him for a half hour, at a previously mentioned holiday party, and he was going to leave. “I don’t want to make her mad,” Clinton responded. “Please go.” Indeed.

During the briefing, president Clinton propagated – while at the same time denying – thin euphemisms of redistributionist Marxist doctrine that, “people that benefit most, should pay most. That’s always been my position. Not for class-warfare reasons, but for reasons of fairness.”

During the 2008 campaign, candidate Obama clumsily asserted the same during a debate with Mrs. Clinton and more notoriously, to Joe the Plumber.

President Clinton also gave away the Obama-Democrat tax deal’s game by confessing that this it’s basically a stealth Stimulus II (massive spending bill):

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“We have to go beyond direct investments, whether they’re Stimulus projects or tax cuts, to private growth. But, to get there we have to achieve a higher level of growth that triggers the confidence. So, I personally believe this is a good deal, and the best he [Obama] could have gotten under the circumstances.”

We had an election [Nov. 2010]. The results are what they are. The numbers will only get worse in January in terms of negotiating. And the president [Obama], look if we had five percent growth and unemployment was dropping like a rock, maybe you could have the so-called Mexican Standoff and you could say, ‘it’ll be you, not me the voters will hold responsible for raising taxes on middle-class people if they [tax rate compromises] all go down, you know, next year. ” [my emphasis]

Stunning candor, or slick dissimulation intended to make Mr. Obama look bad?

In any case, where was Press Sec. ‘Gibbsy’ to run media interference for that outburst? Would he have even had the cojones to thwart president Clinton’s roll? Where was the media in calling for their President to duty instead of calling in pinch-hitter Clinton?

And where was Mr. Obama? He bailed on the crisis and presidential duties in order to attend a Christmas party, apparently because Michelle was nagging him on his telepromp … er, Blackberry to “get back here!” Or, something.

Meanwhile, for over eight hours on the Senate floor, Sen. Bernie Sanders (“I”-VT) was filibustering the Clinton/Obama-Democrat tax increase compromise scheme.

Sen. Sanders’ often H8-ful vitriol demonized his fellow Americans as “crybabies.” He divisively echoed co-president Clinton with countless Marxist straw men, including: “how much do the richest people in this country want? When is enough, enough? How much do they need?”

This much can be said of Sen. Sanders: he actually stood there, for eight-plus hours, spouting his radical ideology without hiding behind rhetorical devices, or his woman’s skirt.

Coincidentally, Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) has been found plagiarizing on Minnesota Public Radio:

“I think that we need to create a real crisis here so that the Republicans will have to answer for denying Americans unemployment benefits on the eve of the Christmas holiday.”

(Rahm Emmanuel, call your office)

Obviously, last November’s ballot-box shellacking has yet to fully arrest the Alinsky radicals — both realistic and rhetorical — and their counter-revolutionary, transformative Dreams of for the nation.

Clearly, Democrats and their comrades will never cease in their need to dehumanize and repress their fellow man in their utopian quest for collective salvation, the party purity they call social justice.

They will never stop their class-warfare against unnamed millionaire/billionaire “rich” people for their greedy treacheries, just as with Big Brother’s Emmanuel Goldstein.

The long war escalates as the Statists become increasingly trapped in their bankrupt creed.

Saddle up and settle in for the long war, regular Americans. Never tire of keeping up the good works in defense of Liberty and our miraculous Republic.

Let us fight the good fight, so that our beloved America is secured as the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave.


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