Obamateurism of the Day

posted at 8:05 am on December 16, 2011 by Ed Morrissey

Today’s the last of the OOTDs for 2011, barring any earthshaking gaffes that just can’t wait for January 2nd, 2012 — and let’s hope we don’t have anything that bad.  (I’ll keep collecting your submissions, though, for when the feature returns at that time.)  Starting on Monday, I’ll have polls every day but Christmas to choose the Obamateurism of the Year, so we” take a look at the history of the OOTDs and OOTWs from 2011 for the next couple of weeks.

So it’s fitting, then, that we take a look at Barack Obama’s grasp of history in our final entry for 2011.  Lately, Obama has tried to claim the mantle of Teddy Roosevelt, having apparently abandoned the mantles of Ronald Reagan, Abraham Lincoln, and FDR during less than three years of trying to define himself.  Obama hailed TR’s independent, progressive approach to politics and paid homage in his Kansas City speech:

[T]oday, we are a richer nation and a stronger democracy because of what [Teddy Roosevelt] fought for in his last campaign [of 1912]: [including] political reform and a progressive income tax.

Now, just as there was in Teddy Roosevelt’s time, there is a certain crowd inWashington who, for the last few decades, have said, let’s respond to this economic challenge with the same old tune….If we just cut more regulations and cut more taxes –  especially for the wealthy – our economy will grow stronger….

Now, it’s a simple theory. And we have to admit, it’s one that speaks to our rugged individualism and our healthy skepticism of too much government….And that theory fits well on a bumper sticker. But here’s the problem: It doesn’t work. It has never worked. It didn’t work when it was tried in the decade before the Great Depression. It’s not what led to the incredible postwar booms of the ’50s and ’60s. And it didn’t work when we tried it during the last decade. I mean, understand, it’s not as if we haven’t tried this theory.

Well, actually the problem is that Obama has botched his history, as Brian Domitrovic  explains at Forbes.  He didn’t just make a slight error, either, but manages to get a whole lot of things wrong:

With these words, the president hung himself by his own rope. He is wrong on every count.

Domitrovic wrote a book on this subject, Econoclasts, which he says is already in the White House library.  Perhaps someone needs to read it to Obama:

There is one major inflection point in U.S. economic history. Before this point, growth was high, at about 4% per year for a century. Also in this period, there was remarkable price stability and so little unemployment that the nation had to import tens of millions of workers from abroad.

After this point, growth was moderate, at about 3% per year for the long term, with variations in the form of major depressions and recessions and a 23-fold inflation which had no like in the previous epoch.

This inflection point was 1913 – the very year which the reforms TR plumped for in his last campaign, the income tax and the Federal Reserve, came into being. 1913 marks the one secular shift in American economic history toward lower growth and more economic unpleasantness in the form of unemployment, inflation, and serial recession.

But wait — there’s more!

The President says, “It didn’t work when it was tried in the decade before the Great Depression.” These would be the years 1921-1929, when on account of a tax cut put together in 1921, the economy boomed at 4.8% per year as unemployment and inflation (the latter recently on a 100% run) both collapsed. How does a president, in a major, prepared speech make such an indefensible factual error?

Have you seen the job his researchers do?  That’s the least surprising aspect of this entire OOTD.  And there’s still more:

“It’s not what led to the incredible postwar booms of the ’50s and ’60s.” No? The trough of the recession at the end of World War II was 1947, when the Republican majority in Congress conspired to win a tax cut over President Truman’s veto. Result: a 6-year run of 4.8% growth.

In 1953, when recession came, President Eisenhower resisted calls for another tax cut, and recessions came again and again such that Eisenhower left office in 1960 with a record of 2.4% annual growth on his watch. John F. Kennedy followed, as every schoolchild should know, with another big tax cut. The great 1960s boom ensued, with 4.9% growth from 1961 to 1969.

At this point, Domitrovic asks a rhetorical answer — and then supplies the answer himself:

I have to wonder what historical scholarship the president and his speechwriters are consulting as they come up with their strange counter-narrative of American economic history. … Then again, you can find the stuff the President reiterated in Kansas here and there in left wing redoubts, Berkeley, California and the like – on bumper stickers.

That actually explains everything about Obamanomics, doesn’t it?

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They must have used the internet for their research, everything on there is true/

cmsinaz on December 16, 2011 at 8:14 AM

But here’s the problem: It I doesn’t don’t work. It has have never worked.

There, I fixed it for you Ed.

Flora Duh on December 16, 2011 at 8:14 AM

But he is clean, and have you noticed the crease in his pants?

WhatNot on December 16, 2011 at 8:15 AM

He doesn’t know history or economics. All he knows is politics, and even that will bite him in the end.

backwoods conservative on December 16, 2011 at 8:16 AM

O certainly doesn’t know much about history…or geography…or economics…or leadership….

Beaglemom on December 16, 2011 at 8:17 AM

But he is clean, and have you noticed the crease in his pants?

WhatNot on December 16, 2011 at 8:15 AM

And his teleprompter is articulate.

backwoods conservative on December 16, 2011 at 8:17 AM

Ed, you caption the golfing obama with the words “Don’t Know Much About History”. Let’s face it. He also flunked Economics, Math, Science and every lesson given by any great leader throughout history.

DuctTapeMyBrain on December 16, 2011 at 8:17 AM

what. A. dork.

pastselldate on December 16, 2011 at 8:17 AM

I think the last Obamateurism of the Day has a good shot at winning the title for Obamateurism of the Year. It is just too darn indicative of his flawed economic thinking. Just as leaving the podium to President Clinton indicated quite succinctly just how much of a leader he isn’t.

NotCoach on December 16, 2011 at 8:18 AM

I have to wonder what historical scholarship the president and his speechwriters are consulting…

A list of the courses Obama actually took might be more revealing than the grades he earned.

Drained Brain on December 16, 2011 at 8:19 AM

He sure loves that Strawman

cmsinaz on December 16, 2011 at 8:19 AM

MICHELLE OBAMA: “Barack knows that we are going to have to make sacrifices; we are going to have to change our conversation; we’re going to have to change our traditions, our history; we’re going to have to move into a different place as a nation.”

It’s easy to prove your right when you can rewrite history.

DouBLe Two on December 16, 2011 at 8:20 AM

He would not know this. He was educated by far left zealots. The myth that he is SO smart has been shattered into a million pieces. Unfortunately, our public schools do not teach accurate history or economics. And with the press in the tank for him, he can get away with blatant lies over and over again.

karenhasfreedom on December 16, 2011 at 8:20 AM

yes he is clean, articulate, and oh what a crease in his trousers…
man o man …… that is all

nchammer on December 16, 2011 at 8:22 AM

He’s a proud graduate of the Frank Marshall Davis School of Revisionist History.

Naturally Curly on December 16, 2011 at 8:23 AM

So, what did he do with that education we paid for?

Sucka Free by 2013!!!!

Steelguitarczarina on December 16, 2011 at 8:23 AM

He sure loves that Strawman

cmsinaz on December 16, 2011 at 8:19 AM

When you make a career of building something you are bound to get good at it.

swinia sutki on December 16, 2011 at 8:24 AM

I still would like to see his college transcripts.

KOOLAID2 on December 16, 2011 at 8:25 AM

Obama passed one course~ how to skirt the constitution, he got a pass on every thing else.

tinkerthinker on December 16, 2011 at 8:27 AM

Sadly, his followers will take his words as gospel. They have no interest in looking at the historical record for themselves to see that he is so wrong on all accounts.

ConservativeMom on December 16, 2011 at 8:27 AM

What does everyone expect? Barry can’t even be clear about the history of everywhere in the world his butt was before it arrived here.

Yoop on December 16, 2011 at 8:30 AM

“I mean, understand, it’s not as if we haven’t tried this theory.”

zer0bama just can’t rid himself of this condescending tic, can he? MOOOOOOOOOOOO-chelle does the same thing.

It is truly sad that the media will let an elected official get off scot-free with such a heap of lies. It’s a crying shame.

MisterElephant on December 16, 2011 at 8:31 AM

So if periods of growth lasting a decade or two eventually run into a recession, that completely discredits and nullifies the decades of growth. Git it.

The solution is to grow government and perpetuate low or negative growth for many years, then we won’t have big downturns. FDR did it and Obama is following suit.

It’s brilliant.

forest on December 16, 2011 at 8:33 AM

The history books are wrong, that’s the simple explanation…since no one of any import corrects Obama, he can say whatever he wants and it becomes “truth”…

right2bright on December 16, 2011 at 8:34 AM

He is POTUS, and the position deserves some respect. It pains to me to says this, he is a dumb ass.

Why let facts get in the way?

EliTheBean on December 16, 2011 at 8:34 AM

He and his speechwriters know the facts. They lie. Simple as that.

The Rogue Tomato on December 16, 2011 at 8:36 AM

MICHELLE OBAMA: “Barack knows that we are going to have to make sacrifices; we are going to have to change our conversation; we’re going to have to change our traditions, our history; we’re going to have to move into a different place as a nation.”

/There ya go. They keep telling us what they’re going to do and 1/2 the Nation isn’t listening.

Key West Reader on December 16, 2011 at 8:36 AM

Good point swinia

cmsinaz on December 16, 2011 at 8:37 AM

Give the guy a break…he is a degenerate golfer afterall.

St Gaudens on December 16, 2011 at 8:38 AM

They throw it out there knowing very few will know it’s BS and the rest will hear it and not question it.The media will never rock the boat unless a Republican says it.

docflash on December 16, 2011 at 8:40 AM

Bo don’t know history, geography, or economics. He does read well, tho. Looks like the WaPo is gonna need another shipment of Pinoccios.

Kissmygrits on December 16, 2011 at 8:42 AM

He makes the people in Rio Linda feel awful darn smart.

tommy-t on December 16, 2011 at 8:42 AM

They really need to stop using Wikipedia as their only source.

woodbutcher on December 16, 2011 at 8:43 AM

Yes, Elithebean, Never let the truth or facts get in the way of a LIE!

Lew in Colorado on December 16, 2011 at 8:43 AM

Trudat docflash

cmsinaz on December 16, 2011 at 8:45 AM

Columbia University also produced another great intellect in Meghan Mc Cain.There seems to be a pattern here.

celtic warrior on December 16, 2011 at 8:49 AM

Rewriting history is one of the things Big Brother does. Praise to Big Brother!

WannabeAnglican on December 16, 2011 at 8:50 AM

Well Ed 3 more years of Obamautuerisms in the books.Here’s hoping for just one more.Don’t know much about history,Don’t know much about Biology pretty much sums up this SCOAMF.

jeffinsjvca on December 16, 2011 at 8:51 AM

I think he may well be the DUMBEST Presidentin I have ever seen and I just have to put in “What if George Bush Had got so much so wrong” time after time! I HATE the media!!!!

lisa fox on December 16, 2011 at 8:52 AM

I have it on good authority that the MSM will take over reporting on Obamateurisms next year. That authority is my cat. At least I think so…I was really drunk at the time.

swinia sutki on December 16, 2011 at 9:00 AM

urban elitist on December 15, 2011 at 11:26 PM

This.

Good article by Domitrovic, but really, when will people like him stop with the

I have to wonder what historical scholarship the president and his speechwriters are consulting as they come up with their strange counter-narrative of American economic history.

and admit publicly that he’s not making errors, he’s just spouting lies because he knows there is a large portion of this country who don’t know the facts and won’t turn off E! long enough to find them out.

Lost in Jersey on December 16, 2011 at 9:03 AM

Oops, wrong quote. Meant …

He and his speechwriters know the facts. They lie. Simple as that.

The Rogue Tomato on December 16, 2011 at 8:36 AM

Lost in Jersey on December 16, 2011 at 9:04 AM

The President gets his accurate stats from that Nobel prize columnist (communist?) dude over at the New York Times. What/who could possibly be more accurate?

stefano1 on December 16, 2011 at 9:08 AM

Let me be clear. He has an agenda that requires lying and he has no problem with doing it.

JR Ewing: Once you lose your integrity, the rest is easy.

hoofhearted on December 16, 2011 at 9:08 AM

Sadly, his followers will take his words as gospel. They have no interest in looking at the historical record for themselves to see that he is so wrong on all accounts.

ConservativeMom on December 16, 2011 at 8:27 AM

Even more sad is how well this statement applies to the vast number of voters who make their choice based on 7 second sound bites provided by the MSM.

manyears on December 16, 2011 at 9:12 AM

Ok, now this, this is truly the work of an amateur. Of course, he is playing his usual game of lying to everyone to get what he wants, which is the public to believe his marxist method is the most likely to succeed. But come general election season, he has put the truth on a big fat tee. If only the GOP nominee would have the guts to pull out the Babe Ruth 60 oz bat and knock it out of the park, showing the entire world just how big an idiot this man is, and follow it up with list after list of the historical and economic non-facts he has stated as truth over the last 8 years (beginning with his speech at the Democrat convention on ’04), Obama’s departure from 1600 Penn could be guaranteed.

But which GOP hopeful will be willing to use such an attack? Romney wouldn’t. I’m not even certain that Gingrich would. Perry would. Santorum would. Bachmann would. Ron Paul probably would, but nobody would believe him.

RRR4VR on December 16, 2011 at 9:14 AM

Ed, Ed, Ed. I keep telling you; Obama is a liberal college professor. As such, truth isn’t based on facts; it’s based on whatever is convenient to advocacy of left-wing goals.

radjah shelduck on December 16, 2011 at 9:18 AM

MSM didn’t vet the Bamster, but they sure don’t hesitate to viciously go after any and all opposition to the Won.

Gremlin Slayer on December 16, 2011 at 9:22 AM

Lost in Jersey on December 16, 2011 at 9:04 AM

What part of Jersey are you lost in?

Naturally Curly on December 16, 2011 at 9:24 AM

Teh Won lives by these famous words:

“Who controls the past controls the future; who controls the present controls the past.”

hoofhearted on December 16, 2011 at 9:24 AM

Once again it will be separate planes. Moochelle has taken off for Hawaii without Hussein again.

You gotta love how our “rulers” rub their royalty lifestyle in our faces whilst we struggle to find or KEEP jobs that have cut our benefits and not given raises for years.

wildcat72 on December 16, 2011 at 9:26 AM

Given what we know about Teddy Roosevelt and the Progressive Party of 1912, how can we square that up with Newt saying that he is a Teddy Roosevelt Republican? Doesn’t seem to fit with the Tea Party type conservatives supporting him. Or any conservative for that matter. Are they misinformed about the real Newt?

It’s time for the real Newt to stand up.

dhugh on December 16, 2011 at 9:26 AM

You think his lack of education is Bush’s fault to?
Maybe he just misspoke.

angrymike on December 16, 2011 at 9:35 AM

Domitrovic wrote a book on this subject, Econoclasts, which he says is already in the White House library. Perhaps someone needs to read it to Obama:

Send him the audio book. If there is one thing we have learned about the Obama administration and the Democrats in Congress, it is that reading (bills or history) is not high on their list of priorities.

Ordinary American on December 16, 2011 at 9:43 AM

History is hard. So many dates and people to remember.

srdem65 on December 16, 2011 at 10:02 AM

Ordinary American on December 16, 2011 at 9:43 AM

Brilliant idea except it should be an iPod with the audio book loaded on it — along with some audio books by Sowell, Buckley, etc.

H.E. Pennypacker on December 16, 2011 at 10:20 AM

He and his speechwriters know the facts. They lie. Simple as that.

The Rogue Tomato on December 16, 2011 at 8:36 AM

Aren’t his speechwriter’s biggest accomplishments playing beer pong shirtless with sunglasses?

http://gawker.com/5557807/the-time-obamas-hottie-speechwriter-played-shirtless-beer-pong-with-his-bros

DanMan on December 16, 2011 at 10:20 AM

He sure loves that Strawman

cmsinaz on December 16, 2011 at 8:19 AM

Isn’t that the guy who claimed to have had a homosexual affair with Obama? Too bad the WaPo didn’t break that story.

Nutstuyu on December 16, 2011 at 10:23 AM

I.D.I.O.T. Counting down the days till he’s kicked , kicked, out of office.

AH_C on December 16, 2011 at 10:23 AM

Lost in Jersey on December 16, 2011 at 9:04 AM
What part of Jersey are you lost in?

Christie’s naval?

Nutstuyu on December 16, 2011 at 10:26 AM

This inflection point was 1913 – the very year which the reforms TR plumped for in his last campaign, the income tax and the Federal Reserve, came into being. 1913 marks the one secular shift in American economic history toward lower growth and more economic unpleasantness in the form of unemployment, inflation, and serial recession.

Finally we have the truth. To those who think a Central Bank and a progressive income tax is a great thing read it and weep.

chemman on December 16, 2011 at 10:29 AM

dhugh on December 16, 2011 at 9:26 AM

Romney called himself a progressive also. Where does that leave us since everyone insists the Bachman and Santorum are unelectable. So we have to hold are nose to choose between two faux conservatives who will tinker around the edges of the progressive state.

chemman on December 16, 2011 at 10:35 AM

Don’t know much about his-to-ry; don’t know much bi-ol-ogy….
This presidentin’ sh1t is harrrd.

Long haired country boy on December 16, 2011 at 10:46 AM

chemman on December 16, 2011 at 10:35 AM

I saw that clip of Romney saying he was progressive. Wasn’t sure if he meant that he was a Progressive (noun) or progressive (verb).
One thing is for sure, he is not a conservative that fits my definition.

You are right though. We have to go with who can win and hope that it doesn’t smell too bad. That’s why it is so important to gain control of the Senate and hold the House. That can help control some of the liberal leanings of either Mitt Or Newt.

dhugh on December 16, 2011 at 11:16 AM

I know that politicians are out of touch in a BIG BIG way, but if Obama has ANY chance of saving face, he should have his speech writer meet the same fate that his school records have met and just disappear.

I don’t know if they just sit back and laugh or what, but his handlers are an EMBARRASSMENT.

Sponge on December 16, 2011 at 11:17 AM

War is peace.
Up is down.
Black is white.
1+1=POTATO.

Minitru is here!

jukin3 on December 16, 2011 at 11:20 AM

Okay, THIS is the kind of stuff voters need to know. These policies just don’t work. I’m sending it out to a bunch of folks I know, and hope that maybe some will eventually wake up.

Green Tree on December 16, 2011 at 11:21 AM

Keep **cking that chicken Barry.

pain train on December 16, 2011 at 11:23 AM

The Obama team makes it up as they go along and Obama’s teleprompter delivers it so Obama can move his lips. Problem is the majority of Americans don’t know the difference and are just as ignorant of history as is Obama.

jqc1970 on December 16, 2011 at 11:26 AM

What part of Jersey are you lost in?

Naturally Curly on December 16, 2011 at 9:24 AM

The good part.

Lost in Jersey on December 16, 2011 at 11:35 AM

How does a president, in a major, prepared speech make such an indefensible factual error?

One Man’s “Indefensible Factual Error” is another Man’s “Outright Lie”.

Tim_CA on December 16, 2011 at 11:39 AM

O certainly doesn’t know much about history…or geography…or economics…or leadership….

Beaglemom on December 16, 2011 at 8:17 AM

But he does know that he’ll tax you,
and he knows that if you love him too,
what a wonderful world this would be.

/S(am Cooke)

Libraritarian on December 16, 2011 at 11:44 AM

Obama hailed TR’s independent, progressive approach to politics and paid homage in his Kansas City Osawatomie speech:

Don’t misplace Osawatomie’s fame — it only comes once every 100 years or so!

KS Rex on December 16, 2011 at 11:48 AM

Marxists jackasses are willfully ignorant of history.

Facts do not sway them in the face of higher truth, i.e., whatever they wish to believe or whatever fits the narrative of the moment.

Actually, for Marxist jackasses, facts cause an unpleasant buzzing in the ears resulting from massive cognitive dissonance, and thus are to be avoided whenever possible.

novaculus on December 16, 2011 at 11:54 AM

ConservativeMom on December 16, 2011 at 8:27 AM

exactly right. There is no way you can convince Obamabots of his lies because they refuse to listen or read actual facts. They’ve sucked into the lies that Obama is the smartest president evah, and facts simply need to be changed to fit the profile.

katablog.com on December 16, 2011 at 12:42 PM

Lately, Obama has tried to claim the mantle of Teddy Roosevelt, having apparently abandoned the mantles of Ronald Reagan, Abraham Lincoln, and FDR during less than three years of trying to define himself.

The child still doesn’t know who he is, never will.

Schadenfreude on December 16, 2011 at 12:53 PM

the book Econoclasts is probably in the White House, but Pres Obama is waiting for the movie.

glsmith36 on December 16, 2011 at 1:03 PM

the years 1921-1929, when on account of a tax cut put together in 1921, the economy boomed at 4.8% per year as unemployment and inflation (the latter recently on a 100% run) both collapsed.

1947, when the Republican majority in Congress conspired to win a tax cut over President Truman’s veto. Result: a 6-year run of 4.8% growth.

President Eisenhower resisted calls for another tax cut, and recessions came again and again such that Eisenhower left office in 1960 with a record of 2.4% annual growth on his watch. John F. Kennedy followed, as every schoolchild should know, with another big tax cut. The great 1960s boom ensued, with 4.9% growth from 1961 to 1969.

Now add to those case studies the Bush Tax Cuts, which had the same effect…

Bush inherited an economy that was already reeling from the Dot Com bust, and then came the 9/11/2001 attacks. Both led to significant rises in unemployment. The Bush tax cuts that were signed into law on May 28, 2003 put a stop to the skyrocketing unemployment, and economic growth lead to a steadily decreasing unemployment rate that was at 4.4% in December 2006.

Then the Democrats took over Congress, and under Speaker Pelosi, unemployment went from 4.4% in December 2006 to 9.4% in December 2010, largely because annual deficits under her watch were thirteen times bigger than the same period a decade earlier.

ITguy on December 16, 2011 at 1:06 PM

Oh, and don’t forget the case study of the Reagan Tax Cuts, too!

ITguy on December 16, 2011 at 1:06 PM

Ed,

Don’t you know?

By Obama’s and his staff’s own words, Obama had stopped reading the daily presidential briefings (every day the same thing – economics bad, other nations are trying to do harm to us), and he only reads 10 ‘selected’ letters (more like ‘carefully screened’) from those who write to the WH.

Other than that, probably ESPN magazines, or GQ (when it features himself). That is it.

Everything esle is fed to him by teleprompter.

Sir Napsalot on December 16, 2011 at 2:44 PM

I have to wonder what historical scholarship the president and his speechwriters are consulting as they come up with their strange counter-narrative of American economic history. … Then again, you can find the stuff the President reiterated in Kansas here and there in left wing redoubts, Berkeley, California and the like – on bumper stickers.

That actually explains everything about Obamanomics, doesn’t it?

There are likely a number of reasons WHY we the voting public can’t see Barack Obama’s academic records. But the primary reason is clear…

ALSO, the game Obama is engaged in is in dramatically misinforming and misleading the public. His “great orator” performances while speaking utter nonsense and lies (and distortions of recorded history as you’ve noted here) are intended to overwhelm the senses: vulnerable, malleable individuals BELIEVE his PERFORMANCE and accept whatever he says without too many questions, if any at all.

Lourdes on December 16, 2011 at 3:02 PM

Ed, Ed, Ed. I keep telling you; Obama is a liberal college professor. As such, truth isn’t based on facts; it’s based on whatever is convenient to advocacy of left-wing goals.

radjah shelduck on December 16, 2011 at 9:18 AM

Your conclusion is correct BUT the FACT IS that Obama WASN’T a “college professor.” He was a mere lecturer, not faculty, not tenured, not any “professor” by any factual means.

So even THAT is a lie Obama has told about himself, and as repeated ad-infinitum by the Leftmedia about him. All: liars.

Lourdes on December 16, 2011 at 3:08 PM

All of this doesn’t matter… He won a Nobel Peace Prize.

MrStabone on December 16, 2011 at 3:36 PM

I expect Obama’s “research” team are all products of Chicago and D.C. public schools. So that explains that.

As for the man himself, he’s either the most ignorant president we’ve ever had, or simply a bad liar.

RebeccaH on December 16, 2011 at 4:11 PM

For thew Love of everything good and pure, would anyone in the MSM please conduct a fact check on POTUS and report the results in prime time. Please!

Nevermind, it’s One-der Boy

D-fusit on December 16, 2011 at 4:51 PM

Obama follows the practice of the character Indianna Jones. Quote “I’m making this up as I go along.”

logicman_1998 on December 16, 2011 at 5:38 PM

Obama follows the practice of the character Indianna Jones. Quote “I’m making this up as I go along.”

logicman_1998 on December 16, 2011 at 5:38 PM

Hold on a sec…I thought he was LincolnReaganFDRTrumana Geniusa Gifted oratora leg thrill enducer……ahhhh nevermind.

Tim_CA on December 16, 2011 at 7:11 PM

Nice.

bryg on December 16, 2011 at 9:30 PM

No, Barack is right. Throttling freedom has always worked. I mean, look at the Roman Empire after Diocletian.

AshleyTKing on December 17, 2011 at 5:04 AM