Words paved the road to Dallas. Black and white hate speech thinly disguised as progressive rhetoric is now the norm. It comes from community activists and groups like Black Lives Matter. We hear it from the leaders we trust to not incite chaos.
During his press conference with Kenya’s President Kenyatta, Barack Obama mentioned that he didn’t meddle with travel advisories. This was an uncomfortable topic, occasioned by our State Department’s warnings about terrorist activity from Al-Qaeda and Al-Shabaab in the African nation. Regardless of the lost tourist revenue, in the eyes of the Kenyan people Obama made good, but they only heard his side of the story.
I have two ideas to explain why progressives in high places rarely deliver what they promise. The cynic in me likes to think they are out for themselves. They back liberal causes because they believe they are the path to fame and fortune.
Someone wiser than me confided that the secret to college is understanding that you are persevering against nothing. The only thing you are fighting is yourself as you acquire lots of debt to attend classes you will never use and study long, lonely hours while living like a pauper.
Does it matter whether Obama loves America? He was elected to do a job, not wear his emotions on his sleeve. He is, after all, just a politician. Given what so many of his kind do after they are elected we have to question whether more than a handful care about anything but their bank accounts.
Abusing political opportunity is like spreading a plague. When it gains a foothold it can be impossible to stop. That’s what we should be thinking about as Obama revives his working class war. The fanfare over his 2016 budget request put Republicans on the defensive when they should be dictating policy to the White House.
Had we taken it seriously we would have been stunned by the new White House proposal that taxpayers shell out $60 billion to pay for the first two years of college. This sort of meaningless gibberish is standard political fare before the State of the Union, so the shock over suggesting a massive new federal giveaway was blunted by knowing it is never going to happen.