Obama: “The government is us, and we’re doing things right”

posted at 1:21 pm on July 8, 2013 by Erika Johnsen

In addendum to Allahpundit’s earlier post on the president’s new-fangled plan to use Google and his campaign’s 21st-century technological savvy and whatever else in what will surely be the glorious attempt to improve the efficiency, intelligence, and accuracy of our hugely metastasized federal government, here’s some video of the man himself delivering this most auspicious news at the White House this morning. We apparently need to stop taking “comfort in just being cynical,” everybody, and the president is here with an “aggressive management agenda that delivers a smarter, more innovative and more accountable government for its citizens.” Great. Via the Washington Examiner:

We’ve got to have the brightest minds to help solve our biggest challenges. And it’s a reminder that in this democracy, we the people recognize that this government belongs to us, and it’s up to each of us and every one of us to make it work better. We can’t just stand on the sidelines. We can’t take comfort in just being cynical. We all have a stake in government’s success, because the government is us, and we’re doing things right. When we’re tracking weather more effectively, that saves lives for folks who are in the path of a tornado. …

If you say so, chief, but this certainly sounds like an awful lot more of the federal government’s typical pattern of attacking the symptoms and glossing over the actual disease.


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Obama’s biggest problem is he doesn’t think conservative minds are bright. He can bring in all these far left people, but I have yet to see him bring in someone who might shake up his ideology.

bflat879 on July 8, 2013 at 2:37 PM

Tanslation:

“I’m from the government and I’m here to help.”

It’s possible that he has never heard this saying before… /sarc

God I love me some Reaganisms!

west

mr_west on July 8, 2013 at 2:39 PM

Boy, did someone have too much positive reinforcement as a child or what?

Fallon on July 8, 2013 at 2:44 PM

what worries me the most is that there are people out there eating this claptrap up.

long_cat on July 8, 2013 at 2:45 PM

Conservatives dont have the brightest minds. THe Obama team and the Democrats do. That is a problem.

The data mining and electoral infrastructure the Obama team have built, co-opting of the public school systems to promote their agenda, the IRS, probable use of NSA data for electoral purposes and all the taxpayer funded public employee union shock troops on the ground have made the prospects of the Republicans ever recovering, a slight one.

The Democrats have the young guns and their digital, mobile army sponsored by Google. What do the Republicans have…Townhall.com?

rickyricardo on July 8, 2013 at 2:46 PM

Nothing should stand between you and the state.

gwelf on July 8, 2013 at 1:44 PM

We should do a commercial for the all-encompassing state in the style of the Brooke Shields Calvin Klein ads: “Nothing comes between me and my state.” I envision all sorts of ways you could make that a very disturbing picture.

GWB on July 8, 2013 at 2:48 PM

We all know he wanted to say “The government is me”.

fogw on July 8, 2013 at 2:48 PM

Obama: “The government is us, and we’re doing things right”

Yea, sure. Why don’t you GFYS azzhole.

Missilengr on July 8, 2013 at 2:49 PM

See, it’s declarations like this that warm my libertarian heart.

John the Libertarian on July 8, 2013 at 2:50 PM

Incredible that the President of the United States, an alleged expert on the constitution, would not know this. So, either he’s clueless or he’s being deceptive.

visions on July 8, 2013 at 2:34 PM

He doesn’t have a clue. He couldn’t catch a clue if he smeared his body with clue musk and did the clue mating dance in a whole field full of horny clues during clue mating season.

cornbred on July 8, 2013 at 2:52 PM

The Democrats have the young guns and their digital, mobile army sponsored by Google. What do the Republicans have…?

rickyricardo on July 8, 2013 at 2:46 PM

Integrity and common sense.

fogw on July 8, 2013 at 2:52 PM

We all have a stake in government’s success, because the government is us

no, the government is you. you don’t care about us, you only care about you.

Sachiko on July 8, 2013 at 2:52 PM

“The government is us, and we’re doing things right”

That statement sounds like a product tag line or store name…kind of like “Toy’s R Us” or something. Only in this case the Obummer admin is running our country more along the lines of a K-Mart “Blue Light Special!”

Liberty or Death on July 8, 2013 at 2:55 PM

“The government is us, and we’re doing things right”

That is the most preposterous thing to come from the White House since
“I am not a crook!”

Another Drew on July 8, 2013 at 2:56 PM

The Democrats have the young guns and their digital, mobile army sponsored by Google. What do the Republicans have…?

rickyricardo on July 8, 2013 at 2:46 PM

Integrity and common sense.

fogw on July 8, 2013 at 2:52 PM

Conservatives mostly do.
I’m not so sure about the “Republicans” (as in the party) any more.

dentarthurdent on July 8, 2013 at 2:56 PM

I don’t think hell is going to be so bad after all.

arnold ziffel on July 8, 2013 at 1:53 PM

Thread WINNER!

Missilengr on July 8, 2013 at 2:57 PM

He’s still tryin’ to give us our fair share of unicorns and rainbows, people. Why Are You So Cynical? Stop standing on the sidelines drinking your slurpees, and start helping him dig this economy out of the ditch. He never said he could fundamentally transform America in five short days years.

We are all gonna have to stop this ridiculous idea that we can live our lives how ever we want to.

If we are the government, then we’re all gonna have to follow a few simple rules, including no unauthorized flower planting!

Get With The Program, People! Stop being so selfish! Master Obama wants to solve all our bigggest challenges. If you aren’t one of the brightest minds, don’t worry, we have grants and subsidies for stupidity, too.

We’re all in this TOGETHER!

Nicole Coulter on July 8, 2013 at 2:58 PM

rickyricardo on July 8, 2013 at 2:46 PM

I disagree. I think the Left has better messaging but as far as ideas go, theirs have failed time after time while ours have been successful. We just need to start prefacing our ideas with “Look, you ignorant piece of sh!t, that’s not right…”. I wish we could call them racists or bigots but that’s been overused already.

Cindy Munford on July 8, 2013 at 2:59 PM

“At some point you’ve made too much money destroyed too much freedom

Flange on July 8, 2013 at 1:43 PM

FIFM
He needs to go.

freedomfirst on July 8, 2013 at 2:59 PM

Look at ol’ Joe standing there, he doesn’t understand a word being said.

Bishop on July 8, 2013 at 3:00 PM

“Let me tell you something else, David,” NBC News’s Chuck Todd told David Gregory on Meet the Press Sunday, “the White House had been so confident that they were going to sign immigration reform this year. But for the first time I am hearing that there is some doubt seeping in, that they think that maybe the House won’t act … The problem is there’s no trigger at the end of this year. … So I don’t know how this happens by the end of this year and suddenly now the White House doesn’t see a path to how this happens.”

Todd is right. Something did change in the immigration debate last week. But it wasn’t the realization that there is no “trigger” to force the House to act. That has been true since the beginning of the debate. What changed this week is that Republicans lost all trust in President Obama’s ability to faithfully execute the laws of the United States.

On Tuesday of last week, news broke that the Treasury Department was about to announce it’s intention to delay implementation of Obamacare’s employer mandate for a year. Nothing in the law gives the Obama administration authority to delay the mandate, but he did it anyway.

J_Crater on July 8, 2013 at 3:00 PM

JFC, no, it is of the people by the people and for the people, not some unilateral action performed by the executive branch.

jake49 on July 8, 2013 at 3:00 PM

Copied from the other thread. I hope that’s ok.

Smaht government at work:

http://www.nationaljournal.com/tech/the-irs-mistakenly-exposed-thousands-of-social-security-numbers-20130708

FTA:

The incident involves the unwitting exposure of as many as 2,319 Social Security numbers, maybe more, according to a July 1 audit by the independent transparency and public-domain group Public.Resource.org. The identifying numbers were on the Internet for less than 24 hours, but the damage was done. And unfortunately, the data-breach concerns some of the most sensitive types of transactions: Those made by nonprofit political groups known as 527s.

Someone got in and FTP’d the files off the IRS server. FTP is an acronym for software that transfers files over the internet. Essentially if this port is open, they can downloads files from the server. ( I have simplified this a little )

The article shows one such connection.

dogsoldier on July 8, 2013 at 3:03 PM

“We’ve got to have the brightest minds to help solve our biggest challenges.”

Well, you don’t. And, really, you shouldn’t. Really. It’s not the national government’s job to “solve our biggest challenges.”

visions on July 8, 2013 at 2:34 PM

I doubt most people would say “republic”. “Democracy” is shorthand for “elections” to most folks, never thinking beyond that one point.

I’ll also disagree on the merits – I don’t think we’ve had a republic in a while. We mostly elect our leaders on a national platform, now – to “solve our biggest challenges”, you know. Some of the states are even trying to throw away more of their sovereignty by making the Presidential election truly a massive, country-wide referendum. So, definitely not a republic any more.

GWB on July 8, 2013 at 3:04 PM

GWB on July 8, 2013 at 3:04 PM

Wait. Was that last part cynical? I wouldn’t want to take comfort in just being cynical…….

GWB on July 8, 2013 at 3:05 PM

The Democrats have the young guns and their digital, mobile army sponsored by Google. What do the Republicans have…Townhall.com?

rickyricardo on July 8, 2013 at 2:46 PM

The Republicans have the same mindset as the demorats, they just aren’t as open about it.

Conservatives on the other hand, we have history replete with examples of what is coming. All those libs in that digital army are going to get their chance to be part of history too when everything falls apart.

Bishop on July 8, 2013 at 3:05 PM

Conservatives dont have the brightest minds. THe Obama team and the Democrats do. That is a problem.

rickyricardo on July 8, 2013 at 2:46 PM

Then why are the dropout rates so high among the “voting blocks” that can’t find their way out of the DNC under any circumstances, despite a plethora of ongoing helps and information that show everyone else the way out?

Democrats have larger numbers of individuals addicted and dependent on their snake oil, they do not have the smartest and brightest ones. They just have larger numbers.

The “smartest” tend to build their own businesses and work for themselves — employ others, invent things, build capital, own private property, etc. And they vote to protect such, which means many of those people are not Democrats.

Lourdes on July 8, 2013 at 3:06 PM

Heckuva job, Barry. This translates into, “If you think we ran roughshod over you and the Constitution before, you ain’t seen nothing yet!”

ghostwalker1 on July 8, 2013 at 3:09 PM

brightest minds to help solve our biggest challenges

Tthe brightest minds want nothing to do with your administration nor are they motivated to make your utopia of tyrannical rule happen…

Why doesn’t he simply solve it all? He clearly knows he’s the best man for the job.

Alinsky on July 8, 2013 at 3:09 PM

Bad staff work… He looks so small here. Small, almost, as he did in the Sit Room during the Bin Laden raid.

myrenovations on July 8, 2013 at 3:10 PM

Conservatives dont have the brightest minds. THe Obama team and the Democrats do. That is a problem.
rickyricardo on July 8, 2013 at 2:46 PM

Tell me, how does a walking fool such as yourself determine the wise?

Alinsky on July 8, 2013 at 3:12 PM

“We’ve got to have the brightest minds to help solve our biggest challenges.”

Then get the hell out of the way, idiot. Cut the Federal Budget, and disband all that Federal bureaucracy that’s been created over the past 50 years.

Nobody remembers Jimmy Carter taking over the distribution of fuel…caused people to burn 1/4 tank waiting in line to buy more gas. Brilliant!

May OblamyCare have the same fate…get rid of it.

kirkill on July 8, 2013 at 3:12 PM

Conservatives on the other hand, we have history replete with examples of what is coming. All those libs in that digital army are going to get their chance to be part of history too when everything falls apart.

Bishop on July 8, 2013 at 3:05 PM

Speaking of that, more smart government on display:

One chart to rue them all…

http://www.zerohedge.com/node/476151

The US economy continues to fall to pieces, though accounting gimmicks make our employment numbers look better than reality.

Most of the new “jobs” being created are part-time, not full time positions. Indeed, we’ve added over 500,000 part-time jobs to the US economy in 2013 so far. An incredible 360,000 of this came last month. And all in all we’ve now got a record 28+ million people working part-time in the US.

As for full-time jobs, well, we LOST 240,000 last month. And despite all the rhetoric coming out of Washington about a “recovery,” we’ve actually only added 130,000 in 2013 so far. To put this into perspective, we need to create at least 90,000 new full-time jobs PER MONTH to maintain employment levels based on population growth.

dogsoldier on July 8, 2013 at 3:13 PM

libfreeordie on July 8, 2013 at 3:11 PM

Look! Squirrel!

kirkill on July 8, 2013 at 3:14 PM

Democrats: “Everything is a train wreck, but it’s not our fault.”

kirkill on July 8, 2013 at 3:18 PM

If you have to explain a joke, then it’s not funny.

Likewise, if you have to explain how glorious the government is, well, it just isn’t that wonderful.

Leadership fail. But, we already knew that.

Mallard T. Drake on July 8, 2013 at 3:19 PM

We’ve got to have the brightest minds to help solve our biggest challenges.

There’s a reason the brightest minds don’t go into government, free enterprise is more rewarding both intellectually and financially. Prez Tard just can’t grasp the fact that government is not the answer to our problems.

The government is us, and we’re doing things right…is really, “I’ve seen the enemy, and he is us…”

Wyznowski on July 8, 2013 at 3:23 PM

The government is a big vast beaurocracy and the only thing it is interested in is self preservation.

TerryW on July 8, 2013 at 3:28 PM

“… doing things right.”

BWAAAAHAAAHAAA!

At least, it would be funny if it were any country but the USA.

shades_of_gasden on July 8, 2013 at 3:31 PM

Look at ol’ Joe standing there, he doesn’t understand a word being said.

Bishop on July 8, 2013 at 3:00 PM

That Participation Trophy is on its way to him, as we type…

ToddPA on July 8, 2013 at 3:34 PM

Obama has been doing some serious drugs…definitely Blue Pill among others capable of producing delusions.

ProfShadow on July 8, 2013 at 3:36 PM

WTF is he talking about?

ctmom on July 8, 2013 at 3:44 PM

“Back in 2007, when I was first running for this office, I had the opportunity to visit Google headquarters in Mountain View in Silicon Valley to discuss ways we could use technology to allow more citizens to participate in the democracy and bring the government still largely in the 20th-century into the 21st century. After all, we had already set out to build a new type of campaign,” Obama began.

And then, they got access to the NSA.

Cylor on July 8, 2013 at 3:47 PM

More good GOP governance: http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/?p=70698

libfreeordie on July 8, 2013 at 3:48 PM

Democrats: “Everything is a train wreck, but it’s not our fault.”

kirkill on July 8, 2013 at 3:18 PM

Why liberals love trains:

So why is America’s “win the future” administration so fixated on railroads, a technology that was the future two centuries ago? Because progressivism’s aim is the modification of (other people’s) behavior.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2011/02/27/high-speed-to-insolvency.html

And, they crash so spectacularly…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WliXax7kf0

Fallon on July 8, 2013 at 3:49 PM

The government is us, and we’re doing things right

Yea, I seem to recall Obama saying this about the Bush administration. Oh, wait.

faraway on July 8, 2013 at 3:52 PM

Good Republican governance: http://freakoutnation.com/2013/07/07/teachers-with-guns-law-backfires-in-kansas-insurance-companies-refuse-to-renew-coverage-for-schools/

libfreeordie on July 8, 2013 at 3:11 PM

Oh yeah? Obamacare…

I win.

/thread

ClassicCon on July 8, 2013 at 3:56 PM

Conservatives dont have the brightest minds. THe Obama team and the Democrats do. That is a problem.

The data mining and electoral infrastructure the Obama team have built, co-opting of the public school systems to promote their agenda, the IRS, probable use of NSA data for electoral purposes and all the taxpayer funded public employee union shock troops on the ground have made the prospects of the Republicans ever recovering, a slight one.

The Democrats have the young guns and their digital, mobile army sponsored by Google. What do the Republicans have…Townhall.com?

rickyricardo on July 8, 2013 at 2:46 PM

Winning elections does not equal Intelligence… In fact the democrats only win elections when the dumb and the parasites vote in larger number than the smart and the producers…

mnjg on July 8, 2013 at 4:00 PM

ClassicCon on July 8, 2013 at 3:56 PM

Yeah that pretty much ends it right there.

I would add Porkulous. Kick the troll while he’s down.

We could go on a while with this.

Have you heard about the new job killing EPA regs?

dogsoldier on July 8, 2013 at 4:01 PM

The disease is progressing.

I don’t have any idea what he’s saying, and I fear he doesn’t either.

IndieDogg on July 8, 2013 at 4:02 PM

Yes, of course. You’re doing things right…

like what happened with the IRS, that kind of right?
like what happened with Benghazi, that kind of right?
like what happened with Fast and Furious, that kind of right?

Your view on what’s “right” sure is different than mine.

Meople on July 8, 2013 at 4:05 PM

We have the lowest IQ and most incompetent ignorant president ever talking about “Smart”…

mnjg on July 8, 2013 at 4:07 PM

Such incredible nonsense that guy spouts.

rplat on July 8, 2013 at 4:08 PM

libfreeordie on July 8, 2013 at 3:11 PM

Oh yeah? Obamacare…

I win.

/thread

ClassicCon on July 8, 2013 at 3:56 PM

Detroit

California

Chicago

New Orleans

questionmark on July 8, 2013 at 4:09 PM

USSR

Eastern Bloc

Cuba

Venezuela

questionmark on July 8, 2013 at 4:11 PM

I don’t think any president & administration has killed trust more that Obama’s.
How many lies can the public be expected to take?

Chessplayer on July 8, 2013 at 4:12 PM

Our totalitarian state…

zoyclem on July 8, 2013 at 4:15 PM

Good Republican governance: http://freakoutnation.com/2013/07/07/teachers-with-guns-law-backfires-in-kansas-insurance-companies-refuse-to-renew-coverage-for-schools/

libfreeordie on July 8, 2013 at 3:11 PM

You do realize this is trivial compared to ObamaCare’s insurance “surprises” on a national scale?

alwaysfiredup on July 8, 2013 at 4:17 PM

By the way, why does LibFreeorDie constantly change the subject in these threads? Could it be that she is secretly unhappy with the demagogue currently in office? Not enough rainbows or unicorns?

zoyclem on July 8, 2013 at 4:18 PM

By the way, why does LibFreeorDie constantly change the subject in these threads? Could it be that she is secretly unhappy with the demagogue currently in office? Not enough rainbows or unicorns?

zoyclem on July 8, 2013 at 4:18 PM

And you would think, since lib can change the subject to anything he wants, he would at least throw one out that he could have a chance of winning with-like, you know, the sun is hot.

questionmark on July 8, 2013 at 4:25 PM

Fluffer

Bmore on July 8, 2013 at 4:26 PM

what worries me the most is that there are people out there eating this claptrap up.

long_cat on July 8, 2013 at 2:45 PM

Yep. It’s not Obama who worries me, it’s the electorate that put him there.

bloviator on July 8, 2013 at 4:31 PM

A government of the people for the people and by the people..remember that. It’s was written somewhere I think. I can say Obama means something else here.

jaywemm on July 8, 2013 at 4:36 PM

Good Republican governance: http://freakoutnation.com/2013/07/07/teachers-with-guns-law-backfires-in-kansas-insurance-companies-refuse-to-renew-coverage-for-schools/

libfreeordie on July 8, 2013 at 3:11 PM

ObamaCare.

Chuck Schick on July 8, 2013 at 4:39 PM

It souns so socialistic when he puts it like that.

We all are the government, blah. . . . .

Is dieaslave trying to hijack another thread because I read somewhere that wasn’t tolerated arount here. ///////SSSSSSS

D-fusit on July 8, 2013 at 4:56 PM

More Democratic ‘good government’…

The Internal Revenue Service, which has been harassing right-wing groups for years, spends $50 million on a single conference, awarded $500 million in contracts to a company that is qualified under some disable-veterans programme because the contractor suffered an ankle injury playing football at a military prep school decades ago, and is demanding a further $1 billion so that ‘things like this won’t happen again,’ has sent – sit down – 23,994 tax refunds worth a combined $46,378,040 to ‘unauthorised’ alien workers, i.e., those that are here illegally and are, by law, unauthorised to work in the United States, who all used the same address in Atlanta, Georgia, in 2011, according to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA).

Resist We Much on July 8, 2013 at 4:58 PM

Yep. It’s not Obama who worries me, it’s the electorate that put him there.

bloviator on July 8, 2013 at 4:31 PM

You mean, like LFoD? Or bayam? Couldn’t agree with you more.

GWB on July 8, 2013 at 4:59 PM

‘The government is us, and we’re doing things right.’

The government may be ‘you,’ Obama, but it is NOT me nor the overwhelming majority of Americans.

The Founding Fathers most certainly disagreed with you.

The COUNTRY is ours, but not the government…and those are two very separate things.

Resist We Much on July 8, 2013 at 5:00 PM

Yep. It’s not Obama who worries me, it’s the electorate that put him there.

bloviator on July 8, 2013 at 4:31 PM

Uh, you forgot something even more worrisome…the low information moronic electorate put him there NOT ONCE BUT TWICE!!!

Liberty or Death on July 8, 2013 at 5:02 PM

L’ État, c’est moi
Hussein Quatorze

LegendHasIt on July 8, 2013 at 5:04 PM

‘The nine most dangerous words in the English language are: ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help.’

- President Ronald Reagan

Reagan only thought 9 words were enough to describe the most dangerous words in the English language. If he had known the current POTUS, he would have said:

‘The three most dangerous words in the English language are: ‘President Barack Obama.’

Resist We Much on July 8, 2013 at 5:05 PM

Obama is the State. Society is the government. In a free society most of the governance is done through the free voluntary associations of the individuals in society. It is a very organic and self-correcting thing. The State has it’s use but only in so far as it stays inside it’s limited sphere of action of protection of our liberty to remain a free society of self governed individuals.

Obama’s idea of self-government is where we vote in an election, the people that get elected do whatever they think can get away with, and if we don’t like what they’re shoving down our throats then at the next election we can try and vote them out of office.

Kevin R on July 8, 2013 at 5:06 PM

Obama: “The government is us, and we’re doing things right”

Yes, the “right” things for the Socialist/Marxist set.

No Thanks!

RJL on July 8, 2013 at 5:06 PM

In addendum to Allahpundit’s earlier post on the president’s new-fangled plan to use Google and his campaign’s 21st-century technological savvy and whatever else in what will surely be the glorious attempt to improve the efficiency, intelligence, and accuracy of our hugely metastasized federal government…

Remember this any time you think of using a Google product. Use NoScript to block their scripts from running on HA and most sites, DoNotTrack to block them from tracking cookies here at HA and most sites, and AdBlocker to stop their advertising here at HA and most sites, and above all don’t use their search engine.

DuckDuckGo.com and Bing.com are good alternative search engines.

Google = Democratic Party

slickwillie2001 on July 8, 2013 at 2:06 PM

Remember the old Yahoo AltaVista search engine?

Today (July 8, 2013) is its final day in operation.

Del Dolemonte on July 8, 2013 at 5:08 PM

Conservatives dont have the brightest minds. THe Obama team and the Democrats do.

rickyricardo on July 8, 2013 at 2:46 PM

Which is why O’bama and the Democrats had to increase their already record 70% of the US high school dropout vote to 80%+ in 2012, while at the same time losing the 2012 college graduate vote to the Rethuglicans.

Just sayin’.

Del Dolemonte on July 8, 2013 at 5:10 PM

Conservatives dont have the brightest minds. THe Obama team and the Democrats do. That is a problem.

rickyricardo on July 8, 2013 at 2:46 PM

Tell me, how does a walking fool such as yourself determine the wise?

Alinsky on July 8, 2013 at 3:12 PM

“Ay-yi-yi-yi-yi!”

Del Dolemonte on July 8, 2013 at 5:13 PM

Conservatives dont have the brightest minds. THe Obama team and the Democrats do.

rickyricardo on July 8, 2013 at 2:46 PM

Yeah, ‘cuz, like, um, ya know, Joe Biden, Sheila Jackson-Lee, Hank Johnson, etc, are all Albert Einsteins!

Are You Smarter Than A Politician? Probably.

Resist We Much on July 8, 2013 at 5:14 PM

I can’t credibly defend what my Cult Leader is babbling about here, so I will mount a half-vast effort to hijack the thread. Wish me luck!

libfreeordie on July 8, 2013 at 3:11 PM

Edited for accuracy.

Del Dolemonte on July 8, 2013 at 5:15 PM

We’ve got to have the brightest minds to help solve our biggest challenges.

Well, in that case, judging by this administration and its judicial affirmative action appointments *hi Justices Kagan and Sotoymoyer* and the majority of both houses of congress, somehow the idiots are running the asylum and we are totally screwed!

deepdiver on July 8, 2013 at 5:22 PM

More good GOP governance: http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/?p=70698

libfreeordie on July 8, 2013 at 3:48 PM

Just went to the masthead of your link. Out of the 20 “contributors” shown there (including pictures of their faces), at least 85% of them are White folk.

Given the fact that you regularly assure us of your intellectual and racial superiority over us (after all, your guy O’bama lost the college grad vote in 2012!) shouldn’t you be letting a more ethnically balanced outfit tell you what to think?

Del Dolemonte on July 8, 2013 at 5:24 PM

Obama: “The government is us, and we’re doing things right”

The government is not the people and not the nation. The people are the nation and the nation and the government are not the same thing and the people are suppose to be the master and the government the servant.

Basically what this sick SOB is saying is “I and the State and I am God”.

VorDaj on July 8, 2013 at 5:26 PM

Yep. It’s not Obama who worries me, it’s the electorate that put him there.

bloviator on July 8, 2013 at 4:31 PM

You mean, like LFoD? Or bayam? Couldn’t agree with you more.

GWB on July 8, 2013 at 4:59 PM

Bayam is a Canadian, and the low-information perfesser claims he voted for a third-party candidate over the REB.

slickwillie2001 on July 8, 2013 at 5:28 PM

And it’s a reminder that in this democracy

U.S. Constitution – Article 4 Section 4:

The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government…

The United States of America is a Constitutional Republic, not a democracy.

You’d think that a so-called “Constitutional scholar” would know that.

ITguy on July 8, 2013 at 5:30 PM

Basically what this sick SOB is saying is “I am the State and I am God”.

VorDaj on July 8, 2013 at 5:30 PM

You see my kind of loyalty was loyalty to one’s country, not to its institutions, nor its office holders. The country is the real thing, the substantial thing, the eternal thing; it is the thing to watch over, and care for, and be loyal to; institutions are extraneous, they are its mere clothing, and clothing can wear out, become ragged, cease to be comfortable, cease to protect the body from winter, disease, and death. To be loyal to rags, to shout for rags, to worship rags, to die for rags–this is loyalty to unreason, it is pure animal; it belongs to monarchy, was invented by monarchy; let monarchy keep it. – Mark Twain

VorDaj on July 8, 2013 at 5:39 PM

rickyricardo on July 8, 2013 at 2:46 PM

I disagree. I think the Left has better messaging but as far as ideas go, theirs have failed time after time while ours have been successful. We just need to start prefacing our ideas with “Look, you ignorant piece of sh!t, that’s not right…”. I wish we could call them racists or bigots but that’s been overused already.

Cindy Munford on July 8, 2013 at 2:59 PM

Ha ha! I just flashed back to the late 70s…

Could we just start each discussion with “Jane, you ignorant slut!”?

AJsDaddie on July 8, 2013 at 5:54 PM

Ca97 on July 8, 2013 at 1:44 PM

visions on July 8, 2013 at 2:34 PM

I just realized that the two of you beat me to making the point I just made in my 5:30 PM comment.
Kudos to you both.

ITguy on July 8, 2013 at 6:00 PM

Could we just start each discussion with “Jane, you ignorant slut!”?

AJsDaddie on July 8, 2013 at 5:54 PM

Yes we can!

Cindy Munford on July 8, 2013 at 6:11 PM

We all have a stake in government’s success, because the government is us, and we’re doing things right. When we’re tracking weather more effectively, that saves lives for folks who are in the path of a tornado. …

…Because the Jugeared Jesus invented weather forecasting and sliced bread, dontcha know.

hillbillyjim on July 8, 2013 at 6:29 PM

IRS publishes tens of thousands of SSNs online:

http://www.fastcompany.com/3013957/irs-accidentally-leaks-20000-social-security-numbers

tetriskid on July 8, 2013 at 1:42 PM

Right as “immigration reform” is being pushed.
How conveeeenient for anyone in need of a SSN.
I’m sure it’s just another coincidence.

Mimzey on July 8, 2013 at 7:02 PM

Conservatives dont have the brightest minds. THe Obama team and the Democrats do. That is a problem.

The data mining and electoral infrastructure the Obama team have built, co-opting of the public school systems to promote their agenda, the IRS, probable use of NSA data for electoral purposes and all the taxpayer funded public employee union shock troops on the ground have made the prospects of the Republicans ever recovering, a slight one.

The Democrats have the young guns and their digital, mobile army sponsored by Google. What do the Republicans have…Townhall.com?

rickyricardo on July 8, 2013 at 2:46 PM

Winning elections does not equal Intelligence… In fact the democrats only win elections when the dumb and the parasites vote in larger number than the smart and the producers…

mnjg on July 8, 2013 at 4:00 PM

I think it has more to do with the minds of Democrats being evil and criminal in intent.

Dasher on July 8, 2013 at 7:04 PM

We are a REPUBLIC not a democracy What a dolt

Bullhead on July 8, 2013 at 7:24 PM

So I guess I am tearing up my Constitutional rights.

WannabeAnglican on July 8, 2013 at 7:27 PM

This all boils down to collectivism verses individualism. Obama is the epitome of a collectivist!

The government is NOT “us!”

Logic on July 8, 2013 at 7:46 PM

When he says us, does he mean “us”, or does he mean “them” (meaning, that vast, seething army of bureaucrats he has helped to increase)?

It sounds like “Trust the government. We’re here to help.” Even though “helping” has historically proven to be interfering in the day-to-day lives of citizens, strangling small business which is the backbone of the nation, gutting the military’s defense of the nation, funneling every dime squeezed out of the taxpayers into the pockets of Big Pharma/(green) Energy/Inernational Banks/Wall Street speculators, and not least into a vastly increased secret surveillance system on ordinary American citizens in the name of “national security”.

The United States of America, built upon a constitution that has never been improved upon anywhere in the world for the last 200 plus years, is at a critical crossroads. We Americans defend it, or we lose the legacy of freedom that was the beacon of hope for the entire world.

RebeccaH on July 8, 2013 at 8:09 PM

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