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Friday, November 11, 2011

Charles Blow, "Friend With Benefits": Obama the Benevolent

Charles Blow concludes his most recent New York Times op-ed, "Friend With Benefits" (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/12/opinion/blow-friend-with-benefits.html?hp), by declaring:

"The Obama administration is far from perfect, and government is not beyond becoming bloated and being abused, but right is right and truth is truth: government can play a very positive role in protecting the less-well-off from the interests of the more-well-off, and this administration’s view of government is much more benevolent than those of the people who are seeking to unseat it.

That’s worth remembering."

Or in other words, Obama may have screwed up, but he's been "benevolent" to those that he's ground into the dirt. Ah, yes, Obama the Benevolent. Sounds to me like some Roman emperor, who, having wrought ruin upon the cives, distributes bread from the warehouses to prevent them from starving.

However, there are others who think it's also "worth remembering" Obama's promises to the nation. As observed by Veronique de Rugy (http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/276695/unemployment-rates-promised-vs-actual-veronique-de-rugy):

"In 2009, President Obama promised that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act would 'create or save' 3.5 million jobs over the next two years and that the unemployment rate would not rise above 8.5 percent. By the end of 2010, he promised, unemployment would have dropped to 7.25 percent."

In a nutshell, my response to Blow:

"Sine labore nihil!"

Translation from the Latin: "Nothing without work."

1 comment:

  1. Yeah, I am really tired of all the bozos.

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