By Steve K.
So I’m perusing through the headlines today on the interwebs and ran across this little gem: “Struggling Single Mom Sells Obama Letter” http://beta.news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/struggling-single-mom-sells-obama-letter-153110485.html. This paragraph sums it up nicely: “Destiny Mathis, a young woman in Indiana, reached out to President Obama for a sign of hope in tough economic times, and was initially thrilled to receive a handwritten reply from the president. Now, however, the same economic hardships that prompted her to write to Obama last November have prompted her to put up the letter for sale on an auction website–marking the ninth such sale of an Obama letter that the online auction service has handled.” There’s only one rational response to this: “BAAAHAHAHAHA!!!” But it gets funnier….in the letter, Barack Hussein Obama wrote “Please know that things will get better for you and your family,” and this same letter with the promise of a better future has to be sold for money because Destiny and her three children are two weeks away from eviction.
I guess the effective use of birth control wasn’t part of her destiny, but I digress; the irony is so thick here you can cut it with a knife. After reading the article and watching the video, what do you think the odds are that Destiny, if she bothered to vote at all, voted for McCain/Palin? My bet is she voted for Hope/Change, her Messiah; the one who said he was going to “fundamentally change America”; the one who promised to “transform our energy policy and lift our children out of poverty”, the one who said “generations from now, we will be able to look back and tell our children that this was the moment when we began to provide care for the sick and good jobs to the jobless; this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal; this was the moment when we ended a war …”, yada yada yada. So, Destiny, how many of these things have come to pass now that we’re halfway into the third year of the presidency of this Chairman Mao wannabe? I would say this is poetic justice if it only affected those who voted for Barry, but as Lt. Lockhart said in Full Metal Jacket, “It’s a huge $#!t sandwich, and we’re all gonna have to take a bite.”
This is the latest in a string of blunders and public-relations disasters. Just a few days ago the owner of a Toledo restaurant announced he’s closing due to the tough economy, the same restaurant that Obama mentioned in a speech just days earlier defending his tax-and-spend bailout of the failing auto industry which was supposed to have indirectly benefited this restaurant. Obama promised to create jobs that were “shovel ready”, then two days ago Obama stood before a crowd at the Jobs Council meeting and with a big grin said, “Shovel-ready was not as — uh — shovel ready as we expected.”
Then the latest: Obama told Ann Curry this morning on The Today Show that automation and things like ATM’s and self-check kiosks are having a negative impact on employment. Not his policies, oh no, it’s ATM’s! They’re stealing bank tellers jobs! (How long have ATM’s been around?) He’ll blame anyone and anything but himself. It’s the ATM’s fault, and Bush!
I wonder if it’s dawned on this amateur that he’s in way over his head, or if his inflated ego is still in denial, still thinking that the ocean level will begin to drop just by virtue of his inauguration into office. Hopefully it’s dawned on Destiny that Barry doesn’t understand ecomonics even at the level of a middle-school student; that governments do not create wealth, they only destroy it; that a nation has never taxed and spent its way to prosperity; and that she shouldn’t look to Washington for her pot of gold. But maybe Barry’s plan is to stimulate the economy by writing letters of hope to people who can convert them into cash. That is, if there’s anyone left who can afford to or willing to buy them.
Yesterday at a fundraiser in Miami Barry told supporters that his wife and daughters aren’t “invested” in him being president and would have been fine had he decided against running for re-election. Most Americans share their feelings.