Obama: This Michigan right-to-work nonsense has nothing to do with economics

posted at 4:21 pm on December 10, 2012 by Erika Johnsen

Campaigning — er, I mean, speaking? — at a diesel engine factory in Michigan on Monday to yet again make the case for raising taxes on families making more than 250k/year, President Obama of course had to weigh in on the Michigan legislature moving forward to become the 24th right-to-work state. I’m sure his many union-backers would have been most displeased if he hadn’t, you know. Via the Washington Examiner:

What we shouldn’t be doing is trying to take away your rights to bargain for better wages and working conditions. … These so-called right-to-work laws, they don’t have to do with economics; they have everything to do with politics. What they are really talking about is giving you the right to work for less money. … We don’t want a race to the bottom. We want a race to the top. America’s not gonna’ compete based on low-skill, low-wage, no workers’ rights — that’s not our competitive advantage. … It’s also what allows our workers to then by the products that we make, ’cause they’ve got enough money in their pockets.

Actually, the Michigan currently Republican-controlled legislature and executive’s perfectly democratic and legal decision to join the ranks of right-to-work states was nothing but an economic decision — states that don’t force employees to pay a portion of their income to union dues are more competitive in attracting jobs, and the net economic benefits mean that incomes effectually rise across the board.

But don’t let economic sanity and worker freedom stop you; there’s supposed to be a major protest planned for tomorrow, and teachers are already walking off of school:

School has been canceled in two Michigan school districts as dozens, perhaps hundreds, of teachers are expected to call in sick Tuesday to join right-to-work protests in Lansing.

Taylor Public Schools will be closed down because of the high number of staff that have already called in, apparently to attend the demonstrations. Superintendent Diane Allen told WDIV-TV there won’t be enough teachers to cover classrooms. She said she had heard from a principal about where the teachers were going.

And then… there’s this guy. I don’t even know what to say about this guy:

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Monday weighed in on efforts by Republican legislators in Michigan to roll back collective-bargaining rights. …

“This is a blatant attempt by Michigan Republicans to assault the collective bargaining process and undermine the standard of living it has helped foster,” Reid said in a statement on Monday. “This effort continues a dangerous trend set by Republican-led state legislatures across the nation, and it is another instance of the Tea Party needlessly sowing division and setting Republicans’ economic agenda.

“Elected officials, labor leaders and business leaders can and should work towards the common goals of job creation, improving our economy and strengthening middle-class families. But this partisan power grab is a setback to prospects for compromise.”


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Neither has Card Check, you commie bastard!

OldEnglish on December 10, 2012 at 4:26 PM

I cringed as I watched this live in the doctor’s office. Apparently you grow the economy through tax increases.

DeathtotheSwiss on December 10, 2012 at 4:27 PM

If you wonder why paradise vanished so soon, remember the Man with the Big Red Balloon…

Washington Fancy on December 10, 2012 at 4:28 PM

Stuff it, Obama.

Now watch the little punk go out and incite a riot or something.

petefrt on December 10, 2012 at 4:28 PM

Another unionized teacher walkoff, but don’t you Rethuglikkkan flyover hicks forget: This is actually for the children’s sake.

Bishop on December 10, 2012 at 4:28 PM

I think there needs to be a fundamental debate on the value and future of human capital in our nation. We need to present quantifiable facts to our friends, employers, professors, our community and the media which prove that supply side economics can carry the day. If the demand side theory wins, then unionism will be all the rage (as opposed to our rather low level of union participation as compared to other developed economies). Yes – talking about conservative economists here.

peter_griffin on December 10, 2012 at 4:29 PM

America’s not gonna’ compete based on low-skill, low-wage, no workers’ rights — that’s not our competitive advantage

I thought he said those ‘low skill’ jobs had gone and weren’t coming back?

EnglishRogue on December 10, 2012 at 4:30 PM

Hey, is there some kind of election coming up or something ? Gosh, if I didn’t know better, I’d think Obama – instead of LEADING this country – was still campaigning for some non-existent election.

How the F does anyone not see the abject incompetence on display here ?

deadrody on December 10, 2012 at 4:30 PM

DeathtotheSwiss on December 10, 2012 at 4:27 PM

The Won is cringeworthy, n’est-ce pas?

esr1951 on December 10, 2012 at 4:31 PM

America’s not gonna’ compete based on low-skill, low-wage, no workers’ rights

Yet you let the illegals flock to the states and take jobs Americans need.

lakeman on December 10, 2012 at 4:31 PM

Detroit

Jabberwock on December 10, 2012 at 4:31 PM

Freaking communist.

rplat on December 10, 2012 at 4:31 PM

More empty rhetoric from the parasite class President…

mnjg on December 10, 2012 at 4:32 PM

EnglishRogue on December 10, 2012 at 4:30 PM

I think that’s what he is trying to say – that the low skilled jobs are gone, so no point in trying to create a few by lowering wages here since they are all going to be outsourced anyways. He does not understand supply side economics – but we should at least hope those on our side should, and explain it as needed in a meaningful, easy-to-relate manner.

peter_griffin on December 10, 2012 at 4:33 PM

I was wondering what Obama would do if he won reelection because all he has done is campaign for 4 years. I guess we are going to get 4 more years of the same thing.

Wigglesworth on December 10, 2012 at 4:33 PM

F U Obama you petty, freedom hating, wannabe tyrant!

jawkneemusic on December 10, 2012 at 4:33 PM

I cringed as I watched this live in the doctor’s office. Apparently you grow the economy through tax increases.

DeathtotheSwiss on December 10, 2012 at 4:27 PM

Are those f****ing communists going to have parties all over the nation when taxes increase on the job creators?

mnjg on December 10, 2012 at 4:33 PM

How the F does anyone not see the abject incompetence on display here ?

deadrody on December 10, 2012 at 4:30 PM

It isn’t incompetence. It is Alinsky.

tom daschle concerned on December 10, 2012 at 4:34 PM

Jabberwock on December 10, 2012 at 4:31 PM

Take him to Detroit!

BigGator5 on December 10, 2012 at 4:34 PM

Pretty weak sauce from Harry Reid there. If that’s all he can come up with, I’d say we are winning on this issue.

Most Americans are not members of unions and don’t believe they are essential to anything.

rockmom on December 10, 2012 at 4:35 PM

Obama is in for four long years of this.
Every republican will be assaulting the
Left and his policies whenever possible.
If the republicans in congress won’t standup to
Obama then the governors will.
We have just begun the fight.

redguy on December 10, 2012 at 4:35 PM

I was wondering what Obama would do if he won reelection because all he has done is campaign for 4 years. I guess we are going to get 4 more years of the same thing.

Wigglesworth on December 10, 2012 at 4:33 PM

An incompetent fool who knows nothing about anything of importance and who spent all his political life agitating the parasite class has nothing to do but to talk and talk and talk…

mnjg on December 10, 2012 at 4:35 PM

Take him to Detroit!

BigGator5 on December 10, 2012 at 4:34 PM

A Fistful of Yen! classic!

tom daschle concerned on December 10, 2012 at 4:36 PM

Are you competent in simple economics?
 
bayam on January 28, 2012 at 6:11 PM

rogerb on December 10, 2012 at 4:36 PM

These so-called right-to-work laws, they don’t have to do with economics; they have everything to do with politics.

Sez the bona fide moron who wages class warfare on the 1% 2%.

antipc on December 10, 2012 at 4:36 PM

We don’t need no stinkin right to work.
We need right to welfare, right to birth control, right to free health insurance, right to free obamaphones………

dentarthurdent on December 10, 2012 at 4:37 PM

I was wondering what Obama would do if he won reelection because all he has done is campaign for 4 years. I guess we are going to get 4 more years of the same thing.

Wigglesworth on December 10, 2012 at 4:33 PM

Only two more years of campaigning, and if that doesn’t get rid of the GOP House majority, it’ll be two years of golf and Hawaii afterward, and getting ready for Michelle’s campaign for Senate in Illinois..

rockmom on December 10, 2012 at 4:37 PM

A Fool is in Chief.

The utterly stupid majority of the land deserves him.

The same Fool is for Morsi.

Enjoy his tyranny, morons.

Schadenfreude on December 10, 2012 at 4:38 PM

Are those f****ing communists going to have parties all over the nation when taxes increase on the job creators?
mnjg on December 10, 2012 at 4:33 PM

Not after they are fired.

redguy on December 10, 2012 at 4:38 PM

Now watch the little punk go out and incite a riot or something.

petefrt on December 10, 2012 at 4:28 PM

Oh, please, PLEASE let them start something.

We’ve been stocking up on “precious metals” (brass, lead, and steel) for years for just such an occasion.

UltimateBob on December 10, 2012 at 4:38 PM

America’s not gonna’ compete based on low-skill, low-wage, no workers’ rights — that’s not our competitive advantage. -Obama

That is exactly what Americans buy. Union folks as well.
Even our minimum wage cannot prevent that.

Jabberwock on December 10, 2012 at 4:38 PM

FU, you lying Leninist punk. And I mean FU like I’ve never meant it in my life.

rrpjr on December 10, 2012 at 4:38 PM

Obama: This Michigan right-to-work nonsense has nothing to do with economics

I-R-R-E-L-E-V-A-N-T!!!

It has EVERYTHING to do with a FREE PEOPLE exercising their unalienable right to CHOOSE FREELY.

Once again, a Democrat proves my oft-stated point:

PROGRESSIVES ARE ONLY ‘PRO-CHOICE‘ WHEN IT COMES TO UTERI, RECTUMS, AND POT!

Resist We Much on December 10, 2012 at 4:39 PM

Liberal logic: Forced unionization and dues payments = ultimate expression of freedom and liberty.

darwin on December 10, 2012 at 4:40 PM

If I was the governor of MI, I would sign that bill today! If the governor caves, he is as bad as bho and the union thugs? But that is just me!
L

letget on December 10, 2012 at 4:40 PM

MI will be lots of fun this week.

RWM, they are never liberal/progressive.

Schadenfreude on December 10, 2012 at 4:43 PM

Distorting the laws of economics in a political speech does not change the fact that the laws of economics still exist.

As far as the teachers strike, a day off from school will do far less damage to these kids then having to grow up and get a job in a union mandated state.

Ellis on December 10, 2012 at 4:43 PM

First off…..he’s reading off a freaking teleprompter. UGH.

2nd in the upside down, you’re your own God, Progressive worldview workers only have rights IF THEY HAVE NO RIGHT to pick whether they want to be represented by a union collectively.

Same story with “War on Women” where the party that has championed the brutal slaughter of about 22 million little girls is deriding all opposition as having a “war on women”. When they are the ones with the bloody tools in their hands.

NO GOD…………..NO common sense.

Progressivism in a nutshell.

PappyD61 on December 10, 2012 at 4:44 PM

Obama shames decency, liberty and freedom.

Schadenfreude on December 10, 2012 at 4:44 PM

Nobody should be forced to join a union and pay union dues in order to have a job.

This is pure Obysmal communist agitation, er community organizing.

Obysmal and Reid are beholden to union interests.

onlineanalyst on December 10, 2012 at 4:45 PM

Oh, I agree; Michigan really shouldn’t pass this right-to-work law. It has NO economic value.
(And I’ll keep claiming that until every last job in Michigan moves down here to Texas.)

michaelo on December 10, 2012 at 4:45 PM

……and this was aimed STRAIGHT at the Governor of Michigan to let him know he’s about to be Palinized.

We’ll see if he has the stomach for it to challenge our Political messiah and his disciples in the media.

PappyD61 on December 10, 2012 at 4:46 PM

Right to Work Right to Starve!

tom daschle concerned on December 10, 2012 at 4:46 PM

So why isn’t the GOP or the governor out speaking about his position too?

PattyJ on December 10, 2012 at 4:46 PM

Another entry into the long list of comments that proves this idiot knows nothing about economics.

I would love to sit this guy in a room and show him Milton Friedman videos. His head would explode. But Krugman said….

Bensonofben on December 10, 2012 at 4:48 PM

How sad is it that this is the only bright spot we can see in the nation today?

Cindy Munford on December 10, 2012 at 4:48 PM

“Forget moral or ethical considerations… The end is what you want, the means is how you get it” – Saul Alinsky

…..and another huge disciple of Alinsky? none other than HILLARY CLINTON (who Newt just told us that the gop is “incapable” of beating in 2016).

The gop is dead as a national party.

PappyD61 on December 10, 2012 at 4:48 PM

Ever notice how when Democrats shut down parts of the government, like when public employees go on strike, or when teachers walk out to join some kind of lefty protest, that’s not a bad thing? Shutting down the gov’t is only a bad thing if Republicans can be blamed for it.

rokemronnie on December 10, 2012 at 4:48 PM

Gee, you’d think they were outlawing unions instead of giving people a choice whether to belong to one or not.

Those teachers are idiots. They can go right on being members of their union and not a damn thing changes for them, yet they’re going to skip school (something they would chastise their students for doing) to go protest.

Bitter Clinger on December 10, 2012 at 4:48 PM

Not after they are fired.

redguy on December 10, 2012 at 4:38 PM

I will be enjoying their misery and suffering when the job creators start firing their stupid as***…

mnjg on December 10, 2012 at 4:49 PM

I don’t think I’m going to make it another 4 years.

gophergirl on December 10, 2012 at 4:49 PM

Go F yourself Obama, you power mad little Hitler.

VorDaj on December 10, 2012 at 4:49 PM

The left has no legitimate answer to right to work (or any issue for that matter) so instead of discussion they attack verbally and physically. All too often they injure innocent people and destroy private property.

darwin on December 10, 2012 at 4:50 PM

I don’t think I’m going to make it another 4 years.

gophergirl on December 10, 2012 at 4:49 PM

That is the goal of the commie Alinkyite in the White House.

tom daschle concerned on December 10, 2012 at 4:50 PM

Liberal logic: Forced unionization and dues payments = ultimate expression of freedom and liberty.

darwin on December 10, 2012 at 4:40 PM

You forgot consequence-free sex.

Axe on December 10, 2012 at 4:50 PM

Unions were always Obama’s Achille’s heel. Mitt never set any union traps for Obama.

faraway on December 10, 2012 at 4:51 PM

What we shouldn’t be doing is trying to take away your rights to bargain for better wages and working conditions

More misdirection from Obysmal. Nobody is trying to take away that right. Join a union if you want to; opt not to join (and have your dues taken from your pay check) if you choose. That, Mr. Communist Agitator, is what freedom and the right to work mean.

onlineanalyst on December 10, 2012 at 4:51 PM

The United Mine Workers were told by their leadership to vote for donkybama.

His regime has been a boom for coal mining!

tom daschle concerned on December 10, 2012 at 4:52 PM

What we shouldn’t be doing is trying to take away your rights to bargain for better wages and working conditions. … These so-called right-to-work laws, they don’t have to do with economics; they have everything to do with politics. What they are really talking about is giving you the right to work for less money.

The utterly shameless demagoguery on display here is simply too difficult to stomach. No rights to bargain are being taken away, and he is the one engaging in politics. Why the hell is he even commenting on a state issue at a campaign-style event, anyway?

He’s done nothing since he began his campaign for president except divide people along class lines. Whipping up resentment and relying on grievance-mongering isn’t leadership.

changer1701 on December 10, 2012 at 4:54 PM

Hey, is there some kind of election coming up or something ? Gosh, if I didn’t know better, I’d think Obama – instead of LEADING this country – was still campaigning for some non-existent election.

How the F does anyone not see the abject incompetence on display here ?

deadrody on December 10, 2012 at 4:30 PM

Why does he need to bother working? He never has to run for reelection again. His base will never turn on him no matter how incompetent he is. And the media will always cover for him.

Doughboy on December 10, 2012 at 4:55 PM

Unions don’t pay taxes. They need to start paying their fair share.

darwin on December 10, 2012 at 4:56 PM

Economics. You keep using that word.

I do not think it means what you think it means.

phelps on December 10, 2012 at 4:56 PM

Michigan Republican Party chairman Bobby Schostak issued the following statement in response to Pres

December 10, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Matt Frendewey, Director of Communications
O: 517-487-5413

Michigan Republican Party chairman Bobby Schostak issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s visit to Michigan today:

“It’s interesting that President Obama has chosen to stop in Michigan to propose his economic recovery plan of higher taxes, more spending and broken budgets. Here in Michigan we’ve seen actual economic recovery by streamlining government, cutting taxes and balancing budgets.

“The President’s divisive message and attack on Michigan workers is just another indication of how out of touch Pres. Obama has become. President Obama’s continued attempt to subvert state rights is an assult on our federal system.

“I encourage the former law professor and our current President brush up on the Tenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, ‘The powers not delegated to the United states by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.’

“The President’s stance is a blatant attack on Michigan workers and demonstrates the President’s staunch support of special interest union bosses. Thankfully, Michigan Republican leaders are here to provide a firewall for Michigan workers and their families and to keep Michigan’s turnaround on course.”

http://www.migop.org/index.php/details/news/michigan-republican-party-chairman-bobby-schostak-issued-the-following-stat/

What the media do not report…

onlineanalyst on December 10, 2012 at 4:57 PM

Going Galt time is getting closer and closer.

Mo_mac on December 10, 2012 at 4:57 PM

I would love to sit this guy in a room and show him Milton Friedman videos. His head would explode.

Bensonofben on December 10, 2012 at 4:48 PM

He wouldn’t be able to watch, we’d have to tie him down and clamp his eyes open like they did to Alex in A Clockwork Orange.”

UltimateBob on December 10, 2012 at 4:58 PM

now that he got re-elected, more of the truth comes out every time he opens his mouth.

there is NOTHING in RTW laws that prohibits unions, rather just gives a choice. Michigan is in a tough spot without it (Indiana seems to be bending over backwards to bring jobs).

Ohio “caved” but they will follow if Michigan succeeds…they have to. With Indiana and Michigan and Ohio on board, Illinois is totally “piped”…couldn’t have happened to a nicer bunch of people.

teejk on December 10, 2012 at 5:00 PM

. . . and consequence-free decisions and behaviors of all kinds, actually. Basically, they want to do anything they’d like and have whatever results they’d like for doing it.

So, they’re insane, then.

Huh.

Axe on December 10, 2012 at 5:01 PM

What the media do not report…

onlineanalyst on December 10, 2012 at 4:57 PM

Right on. Speaking truth to power. I love it.

UltimateBob on December 10, 2012 at 5:02 PM

Obama shames decency, liberty and freedom.

Schadenfreude on December 10, 2012 at 4:44 PM

Agree. Well said.

tngmv on December 10, 2012 at 5:04 PM

Tangential, perhaps, but on the subject of economics and supply-demand, someone might ask the Messiah Obama why, if public schools are so exemplary in Michigan (and other states with protected incompetence rules) and teachers’ unions are churning out such a great product, parents stampede to get at voucher opportunities wherever they are offered.

Isn’t that the free market working? Or are parents part of the evil conspiracy too?

IndieDogg on December 10, 2012 at 5:04 PM

The “marketing of Obysmal” always relies on a backdrop of simple goons and dupes for the “messaging.”

onlineanalyst on December 10, 2012 at 5:04 PM

Priorities – they hate your children.

Schadenfreude on December 10, 2012 at 5:05 PM

I would love to sit this guy in a room and show him Milton Friedman videos. His head would explode.

Bensonofben on December 10, 2012 at 4:48 PM

But, he’s smarter than Milton Friedman. He’s smarter than anyone who has ever lived. We are the dumb ones for failing to recognize his brilliance. It’s why I don’t listen to him speak; I’m simply not worthy.

[Yes, snark intended.]

IndieDogg on December 10, 2012 at 5:07 PM

cool….another protest. I anticipate a handful of Che shirts and a whole bunch of loud mouths spouting off non-sense.

tommer74 on December 10, 2012 at 5:10 PM

The Marxist Messiah speaks to his Morons! The way these mental children redefine words and terminologies, is quite silly. How many tantrums are the Union Thugs going to throw over this inanity? When is America & Americans, going to wake up to the fact that ideology trumps human life with these animals & the only thing that will get us free from these Bastards is Bloodshed? You can talk til your blue and Freedom will not return to this land, until the Marxists/Socialists are dead & their ideology defeated & proven to the masses how deadly it is to America or any other people! Good intentions are not enough! Results are the only thing that matter! Accountability & responsibility, go hand in hand with the morality required by Freedom to exist. The Traitor-in-chief has no ability to even grasp this concept. No Leftist, has the ability to follow logic that would eliminate them as a leach of the system or Free people to live and prosper, without the intervention of the Govt.

http://www.paratisiusa.blogspot.com

God Bless America!

paratisi on December 10, 2012 at 5:11 PM

cool….another protest. I anticipate a handful of Che shirts and a whole bunch of loud mouths spouting off non-sense.

tommer74 on December 10, 2012 at 5:10 PM

Like I said in another thread, here’s my idea for a counter protest:

We force them into an alley, at one end of which there is a bulldozer.

We bring a bulldozer in from the other end of the alley and drive the two bulldozers towards each other, squishing them all like the disease-spreading cockroaches that they are.

How does that sound?

UltimateBob on December 10, 2012 at 5:12 PM

So Bammie claims they’re trying to “take away your rights to bargain for better wages and working conditions …” Really? Why do you need to bargain for those things when you don’t even have a job–can you say Hostess?

And crying about “the right to work for less money” as in having cash siphoned from your paycheck so union bosses can live extravagant lives so it must be their lives that Harry Reidiculous is referring to when he talks about undermining someone’s standard of living.

And teachers walking out of school to protest … but–but I thought the children came first?!

stukinIL4now on December 10, 2012 at 5:15 PM

Campaigning — er, I mean, speaking?

Brush off Alinsky. This is who Obama is—a community organizer.

Kyle-Anne Shiver at American Thinker:

The agitator’s job, according to Alinsky, is first to bring folks to the “realization” that they are indeed miserable, that their misery is the fault of unresponsive governments or greedy corporations, then help them to bond together to demand what they deserve, and to make such an almighty stink that the dastardly governments and corporations will see imminent “self-interest” in granting whatever it is that will cause the harassment to cease.

Dan McLaughlin:

“Community organizers” like Obama do not organize private charity and spend their own bread; they exist to agitate for the transfer of taxpayer funds and the private property of others through the machinery of the state. They are, in function, identical to lobbyists, differing only in the special interests for which they lobby and the method and amount of their compensation.

Thomas Sowell:

If you want to know what community organizers do, this is it — rub people’s emotions raw to hype their resentments….

Truth is not a job requirement for a community organizer.

INC on December 10, 2012 at 5:15 PM

I was wondering what Obama would do if he won reelection because all he has done is campaign for 4 years. I guess we are going to get 4 more years of the same thing.

Wigglesworth on December 10, 2012 at 4:33 PM

Yep, he’s going to spend the next four years flying around the country on our dime, “campaigning”.

Ward Cleaver on December 10, 2012 at 5:15 PM

This can be difficult because people that support Obama and believe what he says are the same people that don’t know how to draw obvious conclusions from “quantifiable facts…” They only understand slogans.

blink on December 10, 2012 at 5:04 PM

Well, my business takes me to multiple “battleground” states – and not all of the folks who voted for Obama falls into that camp. There are a lot of reasonably well-educated people who are disenchanted with supply side economics, and the quantifiable facts are supposed to be for their consumption. These people can be persuaded with some reason – and if they are, that effect permeates to other parts of the electorate. If all the conservative pundits brought a few pertinent facts and figures to support supply side theories in media sponsored debates as opposed to just ticking them off like sales persons, it would sow doubt in the minds of some of the people watching them. Mind you – you don’t need to change every mind and every heart, even a few can go a long way.

peter_griffin on December 10, 2012 at 5:17 PM

thank you obama voters and gop’ers who stayed on the couch
/

cripe…

cmsinaz on December 10, 2012 at 5:18 PM

The United Mine Workers were told by their leadership to vote for donkybama.

His regime has been a boom for coal mining!

tom daschle concerned on December 10, 2012 at 4:52 PM

A more honest 2012 slogan would have been:

“The UMW is dead and the UAW is alive!!!”

Resist We Much on December 10, 2012 at 5:22 PM

yada, yada…
Imbecile in a tie.
I can’t watch, don’t want to, but
did he say “You didn’t build that”?

A pox on liars.

backlash is a biatch, jugnesss, the imperial one…

OT:
Go Pats. Texans are a great team and my heart belongs in TX (my buddy/my bonnie — sorry)

The New England Patriots in a remarkable game.

Get with the choom, sit back, relax. Our only fun as the world burns…

f-in terrific.

let.it.burn

mickytx on December 10, 2012 at 5:22 PM

Dear leader isn’t campaigning, he’s agitatin’. What’s fair and balanced about a woman being able to kill her unborn child next to someone who wants to choose being in a union or not.

Kissmygrits on December 10, 2012 at 5:27 PM

UltimateBob on December 10, 2012 at 5:12 PM

I think pushing pianos off of the adjacent rooftops into the alley would add a nice touch to the bulldozers.

tommer74 on December 10, 2012 at 5:30 PM

The Republican governors better get a clue fast that Obama is going to be going state by state to demonize them on their own turf. Time to make sure Obama understands he’s not welcome in your state. Run tv ads, hold press conferences, do anything to explain your position on whatever the Zero is there to oppose because he has your head on a platter as his goal.

txhsmom on December 10, 2012 at 5:31 PM

Kissmygrits on December 10, 2012 at 5:27 PM

I agree. That was the point I was trying to make a few comments above. Obama is not in a perpetual campaign nor does he care whether or not it makes any sense economically. He is being a community organizer/agitator. His entire modus operandi as Sowell said is to “rub people’s emotions raw to hype their resentments.”

Dan McLaughin describes Obama’s thinking:

Marxist or quasi-Marxist theories about ‘institutional power dynamics’ in lieu of a decent respect for free markets and individual enterprise. This sort of organized beggary is not, and has never been, a path out of poverty for any significant number of people.

INC on December 10, 2012 at 5:32 PM

txhsmom on December 10, 2012 at 5:31 PM

Good points. Naivete doesn’t stand a chance against Obama.

INC on December 10, 2012 at 5:34 PM

Who’s next on Obama’s naughty list, then?

OldEnglish on December 10, 2012 at 5:35 PM

peter_griffin on December 10, 2012 at 5:17 PM

What you say is correct.

NOW is the time to have persuasive conservative politicians, conversant in economic principles, speak to college students…or even high school students. These should not be campaign events but public-service engagements to educate these upcoming voters.

Give these young people a chance to learn about opportunities for bettering their lives, economically and otherwise. Undo the damage that their educational institutions are doing to their minds.

onlineanalyst on December 10, 2012 at 5:38 PM

It has nothing to do with economics.

Heck, it has nothing to do with politics.

It is all about RACISM!!!!!!

/s

LegendHasIt on December 10, 2012 at 5:39 PM

PROGRESSIVES ARE ONLY ‘PRO-CHOICE‘ WHEN IT COMES TO UTERI, RECTUMS RECTA, AND POT!

Resist We Much on December 10, 2012 at 4:39 PM

:)

petefrt on December 10, 2012 at 5:42 PM

Who’s next on Obama’s naughty list, then?

OldEnglish on December 10, 2012 at 5:35 PM

Rich people and big corporations and oil companies will stay on the top of the list. Obama will inveigh against them for the next 4 years, solving nothing but keeping his supporters convinced that he’s on their side against “the greedy ones” and the Republicans are on the other side.

If you look at Alinsky’s life, he never got anything real accomplished to improve the lives of the poor in the communities he worked in. His only “victories” were in getting corporations or local governments to acknowledge him and his own importance. In other words, he played the people he claimed to be agitating for. And that’s exactly what Obama is doing now.

rockmom on December 10, 2012 at 5:43 PM

NOW is the time to have persuasive conservative politicians, conversant in economic principles, …….
onlineanalyst on December 10, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Wait…

What?

Easier to find some Gangam rapping unicorns to go and tell them how the magick of the 0bama Economic Plan will save them all.

LegendHasIt on December 10, 2012 at 5:44 PM

rockmom on December 10, 2012 at 5:43 PM

Sounds just about right, sadly.

OldEnglish on December 10, 2012 at 5:48 PM

After… what is it… 8 or so decades of Democratic leadership in Michigan and Mayors in Detroit and then trying to do one thing that might be a step away from it and what do you get? People telling you that it has NOTHING to do with economics.

Yet the condition of Michigan and in particular Detroit, and Dearbornistan come to think of it, all comes from such lovely Progressive leadership.

If you want to see America’s future look at current Detroit and the condition of Michigan with its Islamic enclave.

Economics is a result of what has gone on there. But try to change the conditions that help to cause it? Oh, no, its NOT about economics, now, is it?

ajacksonian on December 10, 2012 at 5:48 PM

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