Blogcritics was kind enough to publish “Of Vote Buying and an MIA Economic Recovery” on November 20, 2012. The article cites several specific instances of vote buying. I said, “So, yes, DLPs [Democrats/liberals/progressives], via Obama, bought enough votes to win the 2012 election.” This article is an update, highlighting just one of the consequences of vote buying, as well as how people who characterized Obama as “Santa Claus” were castigated.
It seems that Detroit, MI, (yes, the same city that President Barack Hussein Obama rescued via an auto industry bailout) councilwoman JoAnn Watson (pictured right) said Obama owes financially strapped Detroit a government bailout because its residents supported him in the 2012 presidential election. Watson says:
Our people in an overwhelming way supported the re-election of this president and there ought to be a quid pro quo and you ought to exercise leadership on that. After the election of Jimmy Carter, the honorable Coleman Alexander Young [Detroit's former mayor of 20 years and former vice chairman of the Democratic National Committee], he went to Washington, D.C. and came home with some bacon. That’s what you do. Of course, not just that, but why not?”
This video refers to a loan guarantee provided to NYC in 1975 by Gerald Ford to avoid a financial collapse. But a bail-out, as requested by Watson, is quite a bit different from a loan guarantee.
I’m also certain that Watson’s referral to “our people” was in no way racist – NOT!
Let me remind y’all about the Republican castigation of Mitt Romney for comparing Obama to Santa Claus. Among other things, Romney said:
“It’s a proven political strategy, which is give a bunch of money to a group and, guess what, they’ll vote for you. What the president did is he gave them [the Hispanic community] two things. One, he gave them a big gift on immigration with the DREAM Act amnesty program, which was obviously very, very popular with Hispanic voters, and then number two was Obamacare … For a home earning – let’s say $30,000 a year – free health care, which is worth about $10,000 a year, I mean it’s massive, it’s huge. So this – he did two very popular things for the Hispanic community.”
On November 7, 2012, Rush Limbaugh said, “Conservativism did not lose last night. It’s just very difficult to beat Santa Claus. It is practically impossible to beat Santa Claus. People are not going to vote against Santa Claus.” On November 6, 2012, Bill O’Reilly said, “50 percent of the voting public wants stuff. They want things. Who is going to give them things? President Obama. He knows it and he ran on it.”
It seems that John Boehner and the Republican leadership are also trying to join the Santa Claus act, as this source illustrates. Boehner proposed a tax increase of $800 billion, a cut of spending by $1.4 trillion, but NO substantive reforms to entitlement programs. In a letter to Obama, Boehner said, “… we [Republican leadership] recognize it would be counterproductive to publicly or privately propose entitlement reforms that you and the leaders of your party appear unwilling to support in the near term.”
To paraphrase someone (oh, yeah, Reverend Jeremiah “God Damn America” Wright), “the chickens are coming home to roost.” But, hey, you DLPs should be more than happy to bail out Detroit and its profligate spending. After all, it’s only tax money.
But that’s just my opinion.