Thursday, June 30, 2011

Rubio talks American tradition & Obama's foreign rhetoric

Freshman Sen. Marco Rubio (FL) hit the nail on the head in his succinct message to his colleagues today...

"America does not have a tradition of class warfare, it's never been part of our nation.  In fact, one of the things that distinguishes us from the world is that Americans have never believed that you somehow have to take money away from somebody else in order to be better off.  On the contrary, we've always looked to advance the cause of everyone in the belief that we can all be prosperous and in the hopes of growing the economy that way.  That's the American tradition, and that serves our nation well."

"Unfortunately you wouldn't know that from the speech yesterday, a rhetoric that was quite frankly deeply disappointing.  The idea that if we raise taxes, as the President said, "on millionaires and billionaires," raise taxes on oil companies, raise taxes on private owners of jets, that that's somehow going to make a difference in America's debt in terms of having a real impact is not only misleading, I think quite frankly its disappointing.  It's class warfare, and it's the kind of language that you would expect from a leader of a third world country, not the President of the United States."

He softened that description a bit from an earlier iteration, choosing "a leader of a third world country" on the Senate floor, instead of "a left-wing strong man," which he told National Review this morning.  However, both still make the point, and both have targeted accuracies to them.

More alarming, Rubio says, "From [the speech] you can only take two things: either the president doesn't truly understand the nature of the problem that we face, or he's decided this is a political issue and not a policy one."  We all know it to be the latter, particular when he blames his opposition for the very politicizing that HE initiates!  Republicans are actually trying to correct the economic policy in Washington, not on the backs of the taxpayers, big or small, but in the pockets of Big Government's spending sprees; while Obama and Democrat's only solution to the bill that THEY continue to run up is to raise taxes on the job creators, big or small.  So Obama falls back on the only tactics he knows: "misinform, discourage, undermine, and mislead" as 'Harlan' from Garland, TX called into Rush this morning to point out...that is to say, the tactics of the classic Marxist. Here's a nice juncture to bring in that brief conversation:

CALLER:  And it doesn't matter to him whether every word that comes out of his mouth is a flat-out lie, whether he knows it or anybody else knows it, he doesn't care, 'cause what's he's trying to do is misinform, discourage, undermine, and mislead.  I remember listening to Ronald Reagan, one that you played, where he announces his candidacy.  And Reagan was always encouraging.  I remember hearing him on TV, and I --

RUSH:  Harlan, let me ask you a question.  You sit there and you say that Obama is trying to misinform and discourage and undermine, mislead.  Why?  Why would he want to do that to people?

CALLER:  Because I think he wants to undermine any kind of encouragement.  He wants to discourage, because discouragement feeds this --

RUSH:  Why?  How does he benefit from that?

CALLER:  Because it gives him power.  It's a classic Marxist --

RUSH:  Exactly right.  The more discouraged you are, the more defeated you are, the more hopeless you feel, you'll turn to Obama for your solution.  Harlan is exactly right.  Exactly right.

Now, back to Rubio.  He went on to suggest "a simpler tax code, a managable and sane regulatory environment, and of course a government that doesn't spend money it doesn't have," emphasizing that these solutions have worked before and will work again, and urging the President to lead. 

But really, the truth about Obama lies within the conclusion of NRO's interview with Rubio, “Three years into his presidency, he is a failed president.  He just has not done a good job. Life in America today, by every measure, is worse than it was when he took over.  When does it start to get better?  When does the magic of this president start to happen?”  I think we can all answer that one.

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