RON HART: The Statist of the Union Address

Published: Sunday, February 17, 2013 at 08:19 AM.

In spite of Obama's abysmal economic record and with the persuasion of the lapdog media, uninformed voters could not follow the “Three-card Monte” of the Democrats. They reelected him. Why should Obama care if he is not held accountable? He won 303 electoral votes by only doing interviews on sports radio, "ET," "The View," and "Pimp with a Limp."

Obama has Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid with him; together they have a Mike Tyson-level understanding of economics. Cutting spending around them is like inviting your drug dealer to your intervention.

He is a Chicago politician. He thinks that everything in Washington is a zero-sum game. One side wins, the other loses. He has the same view of the economy. If Apple succeeded, the company must have screwed over someone.

Obama only knows politics, and he only has one go-to reaction: campaign mode. He does not persuade with better ideas; he blames and then destroys his enemies. Remember the Boy Scout Romney?

The hypocrisy of a man who has his Nobel Peace Prize on his wall next to his drone kill list is astonishing. His odd enthusiasm for killing with drones, which mystifies the left, speaks to his "destroy others" mentality. A picture recently released by the White House showed Obama firing a shotgun. No doubt he was heroically protecting our country from low-flying skeet.

He applies to politics the business model of Chicago street gangs: destroy rivals to gain turf. But the economy does not work that way. Apple does well with Verizon’s success and in spite of AT&T’s failure. They depend on each other, with mutually beneficial and enlightened self-interest in a growing economic pie. One person’s economic success multiplies into greater wealth for others.

The recession he "inherited," ended July 2009, months after he was sworn in. Since then we have had the worst economic growth of any so-called recovery in 65 years.



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