July 8, 2011

Obama’s Cousin? Wow!

This Washington Times Op-Ed carries the by-line of one Dr. Milton R. Wolf, no relation to my hubby, but a cousin of President Barack Obama’s.


Something unexpected happened along the president’s breezy cruise to re-election. “No drama” Obama is suddenly looking about as calm as Jerry Lewis in a French film, about as brave as Ted Kennedy after an evening drive through Chappaquiddick. Witness Team Obama’s recent panicky behavior.

No cousinly partiality here, is there?

Obamanomics anxiety. The White House is reeling as its reverse Midas touch to the economy is being exposed. Its own economists acknowledge now that each job created or “saved” by the so-called “stimulus” cost taxpayers a whopping $278,000. This is still fantasyland because there are 1.9 million fewer jobs on record now than on the day the stimulus was signed into law, but nonetheless, the quiet pre-holiday Friday night news dump of an announcement reveals the administration’s worry. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke admitted last month that he’s clueless why America’s economic malaise continues. Tax cheat and Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner, who called President Obama’s budget “unsustainable,” wants to abandon ship along with the rest of the “economic dream team” escapees: Lawrence H. Summers, Christina Romer and Austan Goolsbee. Meanwhile, the president, apparently believing no news is good news, has put his fingers in his ears - “La la la, I cannot hear you” - and, at one point, canceled his daily economic briefings.

Obamacare waivers wild ride. That the White House would exempt its best friends from Obamacare underscores everything you need to know not only about the deeply flawed health care takeover itself but also about the White House’s embrace of cronyism. Team Obama vigorously defended those waivers right up until the moment when political expediency forced the president to wave them goodbye. About 1,400 “Get out of jail free” cards later, he thinks you will forget that his union friends were exempted from the rules you must follow. Parenthetically, look for those waivers to return quietly at some point under a new Obama Ministry of Truth name. Perhaps in accordance with the creative euphemism the administration chose for its Libyan war, it will call them “kinetic medical actions.”

Dr. Wolf definitely covers all the bases in describing the ills of his cousin’s administration.

Read the rest.

On another note, as I walked around Manhattan yesterday, I saw a young man wearing a tee shirt Seth would have wanted to purchase immediately, right off the wearer’s back if necessary, and my big, bad Wolf would have chuckled over. It said, Nuke The Whales :-)

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4 Responses to “Obama’s Cousin? Wow!”

  1. The Gray Monk Says:

    Ah, the smell of liberal meltdown when faced with the realities of the world …

  2. Mrs. Wolf Says:

    Gray Monk

    I suppose it says something when those on the left, who are more loyal to their errant political party than they are to their country, finally find their party loyalty too tenuous to maintain and make a run for it.

    Seth would say something like “beating feet for the tall timber” or equate them with rats deserting a sinking ship.

    Wolf would bark that scornful laugh he has and say something linking U.S. liberals to the average Frenchman.

    One thing’s for sure: Whenever I hear some liberal or some powerfully uninformed minority person still singing Barack Obama’s praises, I wonder what kind of madhouse I happen to be walking around in. :-)

  3. The Gray Monk Says:

    When Obama was elected the mere fact that the Liberal Left hailed him as the New Messiah should have rung warning bells everywhere in the civilised world. I said then that his reign would end in tears for the US and most likely the rest of us and I still hold that view.

    Are you, Seth or Wolf aware that the US is reportedly supporting a UN Resolution about to go before the Security Council which will “recognise” a state called “Palestine” and make it a UN Member, with it’s capital city “Jerusalem?” It will, if it passes, legitimise an immediate assault on Israel to “restore” Palestine and ead to a war which I predict will be little short of the Apolcalyptic Armagedon. Obama is reportedly behind it and so is the Secretary of State.

    I predict that if it goes through it will result in the annihilation of Israel and make the Holocaust look like a Sunday School outing - but I don’t think this bothers the liberal left for all their assurances of trying to find “peaceful” solutions. The best thing you could do is round them up as soon as the war starts and put them n trial for genocide.

  4. Mrs Wolf Says:

    Gray Monk

    I have been reading about the proposed UN resolution and am horrified, at the very least, at the very idea that a president of the United States would be behind such a thing, but then, we ARE talking about Barack Obama, whose anti-Israel, pro-Hamas leanings have been obvious from the beginning.

    We can only hope that the Republican majority in the House and the strong GOP presence in the Senate, who undoubtedly see the ramifications of such a move as granting the terrorist-led Palestinians the sovereignty they need to launch a “legal” war on Israel, will fight the Administration tooth and nail on this.

    For Israel’s part, if this UN resolution comes to fruition and passes, an attack by the Palestinians could be interpreted, rightly, as an act of war by a sovereign nation. This will mean that no one can use the “poor apartheid Palestinians being bullied by the mean Israelis” idiocy to protest whatever means Israel chooses to use to defend itself, and maybe then Israel could settle the terrorist Palestinians’ hash once and for all.

    Obama is dead set on leading the U.S. and the rest of the free world down a road that will bring nothing but misery, and I pray that in November of next year even the dumbest among our voters will not be dumb enough, as they were in 2008 when he was voted in, to reelect him.