It was old hat long ago on the conservative side of the blogosphere to call Barack Obama a communist but apparently the translation to the mainstream media takes a while. Glen Beck has picked up on the moniker, creating a publicity ploy for his new show on Fox that I’ll gladly fall for hook, line, and sinker. I’ve only caught a few episodes but anyone who has Penn Jillette on regularly deserves to be watched. I think that I’ll have to start making more room on my DVR.
Glen isn’t the only person in the media who is starting to slide the comparisons in. Jim Cramer has been spotted peeking out of his hole and he saw Lenin in Obama, which means that we can expect six more weeks of economic SNAFU on capital hill.
“Thank heavens for the Chinese communists, deeply rooted in a profit government,” Cramer said. “Because we have decided that profits have no place in the system.”
Cramer wasn’t sure what phase of the teaching of Lenin the United States was heading, but he narrowed it down to two.
“It’s the time for nationalization, and I’ll say this,” Cramer said. “Either the new economic policy Lenin, or it’s the initial storm-the-winter palace Lenin. I’m not quite sure yet. It’s a mid-’20s situation. It could go either way.”
All that prophecy being revealed, the bourgeoisie Republicans in the Senate are getting a taste of what it’s like to be in the favor of the one. (h/t Hot Air)
Mr. Obama called Ms. Collins and Mr. Specter, as well as Senator Olympia J. Snowe of Maine, another Republican expected to support the deal, to acknowledge they were acting against pressure from their party and, one official said, to thank them for their patriotism in helping advance the bill at a critical time.
The irony would be delicious if we weren’t all going to soon be financially choking on it. Joe Biden blurts out during the campaign this gem about how the patriotic thing to do is to pony up at the tax table, but the foundation of professor Obama’s economic miracle cure-all tonic is built on doling out spending money to the Americans who don’t actually contribute anything to the system.
In a key concession to Democrats, 35 million families who make at least $3,000 but don’t pay taxes would get $300 rebates.
Will all this be in the final bill? Who knows, we haven’t seen it.