Resident Obama Boxes Libertarian Strawmen

But to be fair, a good deal of the other party’s opposition to our agenda has also been rooted in their sincere and fundamental belief about the role of government.  It’s a belief that government has little or no role to play in helping this nation meet our collective challenges.  It’s an agenda that basically offers two answers to every problem we face:  more tax breaks for the wealthy and fewer rules for corporations.

The last administration called this recycled idea “the Ownership Society.”  But what it essentially means is that everyone is on their own.  No matter how hard you work, if your paycheck isn’t enough to pay for college or health care or childcare, well, you’re on your own.  If misfortune causes you to lose your job or your home, you’re on your own.  And if you’re a Wall Street bank or an insurance company or an oil company, you pretty much get to play by your own rules, regardless of the consequences for everybody else.

June 2 address

Powerful stuff. (emphasis mine)

Total horse hockey, but great for the kabuki theater crowd.

The last administration and the GOP from 2000-2006 grew government spending and government regulation by more than any administration since Nixon, it turns out.


And while we watch BP and Obama scramble to get one up on each other over the continued oil spill, let’s just remember that a $75 million maximum liability that BP faces for the oil spill is a product of regulation, not the free market.

(h/t Hit n Run)

The Kid Has Balls As Big As Churchbells

This high school kid is undaunted in the face a raging mob of Mohammedian jihadists.