On the Road to Mediocrity

Excellent to Bad signpost“We’re not trying to push financial reform because we begrudge success that’s fairly earned. I mean, I do think at a certain point you’ve made enough money.” – Obama

When it comes to the greatest one-liners from our dear leader, this one may well be my favorite. Sure, when he yelled at Americans from his “pulpit” and insisted that we “didn’t build that” I was angry, and when he insinuated that his bowling was poor enough to put him in the Special Olympics I actually wrote a fairly heated letter… but that quote is truly the best. It so perfectly illustrates who he is philosophically and what he believes America should stand for.

Let’s look at what he says here – he says “success that’s fairly earned.” Well what does that mean? What’s fair? According to our friend Webster, fair means “free from bias, dishonesty, or injustice – it also means neither excellent nor poor and moderately or tolerably good.” So Mr. O, is it fair to vacation in Hawaii while millions of Americans are out of work and struggling? Is it fair to pander to the poor and tell them you understand their woes, while your bank account says otherwise? Huh. Call me crazy but that doesn’t sound fair at all, and I think Webster would agree with me.

And of course, the kicker of the statement is, “at a certain point you’ve made enough money.” Just how much is enough, sir? Does that mean you too? He likes to toss around the magic amount of $250,000, and if you make that much you are one of the evil, wealthy people out there flying around in your private jets, eating imported caviar with ruby encrusted spoons and clubbing baby seals with diamond tiaras. You’re at a certain point where you’ve made enough money, so give the rest to the government so they can spend it for you, silly citizen. Clearly you’re too stupid to know what’s best for your money.

For nearly five years, he has done his best to vilify and persecute the idea of success and has tried to replace it with the acceptance of “good enough,” and people are buying it. In fact, they voted for this guy—twice–based on the campaign promise that he would get even with rich people and make things fair. Forget that the wealthy in our country pay over 80% of all federal taxes – that’s not enough according to the POTUS; they need to pony up and give the government more. And that 47% of Americans who pay no taxes at all? They’re the victims here, and we need to make those “rich white guys” take care of them. Obama phone, anyone?

Of course he and the liberal powers that be figured out that was how to get re-elected; promise to rob Peter to pay Paul and Paul will always vote for you. After the election it was clear that over 50% of this country is “Paul” and the rest of us are just “Peter,” footing the bill. And hey, if he can make Peter out to be a greedy, selfish and generally nasty fella, all the better for Paul; if Peter has a family, mortgage and bills to pay it’s way harder to complain about how much of his own money he wants to keep. No, no, no–Peter is the kind of rich guy who kicks orphans, makes fun of the elderly and votes for Romney. Bad Peter – make him pay.

Indeed, Obama’s utopia is an America where we are all earning the same amount of money, owning the same types of things and where no one is unique or successful. It would be even better if we were all dependent on the government to take care of us and tell us what to do and how to live. For all things to be fair and equal, according to his, we must continue to travel down the road to mediocrity.

Yeah. No thanks, Mr. President.



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