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Chicago Trib goes after Obama

July 18, 2012

You know it’s bad when the Chicago Tribune goes after the hometown boy now sitting in the POTUS chair – but they did. Award-winning columnist John Kass – who has been with the paper for almost 30 years – published a piece today titled “Who else, Mr. President?”

He starts with this: “When President Barack Obama hauled off and slapped American small-business owners in the mouth the other day, I wanted to dream of my father.”

He goes on to talk about his father and uncle who built a grocery business on the South Side of Chicago from the ground up – no federal bailout money, no corporate welfare, no handouts, no lobbyists…..

Just two immigrant brothers and their families risking everything, balancing on the economic high wire, building a business in America. They sacrificed, paid their bills, counted pennies to pay rent and purchase health care and food and not much else. And for their troubles they were muscled by the politicos, by the city inspectors and the chiselers and the weasels, all those smiling extortionists who held the government hammer over all of our heads.

He thought of his Dad, he says, when he heard President Obama tell small business owners “If you’ve got a business you didn’t build that. Somebody else make that happen.”

He knows first-hand the hard work that goes in to building a business, the possibility of failure and the entrepreneurs who “entrepreneurs risk everything, their homes, their children’s college funds, their hearts, all for a chance at the dream: independence, and a small business of their own.”

He concludes with this:

Obama’s changed. Gone is that young knight drawing the sword from the stone, selling Hopium to the adoring media, preaching an end to the broken politics of the past. These days, he wears a new presidential persona: the multimillionaire with the Chicago clout, playing the class warrior, fighting for that second term.

And he offers an American dream much different from my father’s. Open your eyes and you can see it too. He stands there at the front of the mob, in his shirt sleeves, swinging that government hammer, exhorting the crowd to use its votes and take what it wants.”

H/T Senator Todd Weiler


Daily Fix, Aug 15

August 15, 2011

*Obama takes shots at Congress on his taxpayer-funded Midwest tour. “If they don’t start paying attention,” he told supporters, “then they’re not going to be in office and we will have a new Congress in there that will start paying attention to what is going on all across America.” Um…really? I thought we WERE paying attention *cough* November 2010 *cough* Oh, and 32 months into his presidency, he announced that he will be putting forth a plan to “boost the economy, create jobs and control the deficit…. The Hill

*And speaking of paying attention to Obama, his approval rating is now at an all-time low of 39%. Elections do indeed have consequences. So does failure to lead. USA Today

*Meanwhile, White House spokesman Jay Carney insisted that the luxury bus tour to Iowa, Minnesota and Illinois had nothing to do with Michele Bachmann or the Iowa straw poll, or any GOPer at all. It also has nothing to do with campaigning, hence the taxpayer funding. Yeah, right, Mr. President. Next you’ll be selling us beach front property in states #51-#57. The Hill

*Tim Pawlenty dropped out of the Presidential race after a disappointing and distant 3rd place finish in Saturday’s straw poll. His campaign staffers were immediately snatched up by other campaigns. His New Hampshire state director, for example, got nabbed by the Huntsman campaign. Union Leader Aren’t those phone calls kinda awkward? I mean really….

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