His Teddy Roosevelt speech in Kansas includes so many falsehoods, disingenuous assertions, and inflammable strawmen that one has no choice but to conclude that the president is not only an ideologue wedded to the most reactionary forms of unworkable socialism, but an arrogant elitist who positively disdains the intelligence of his audience. Mike Riggs at Reason quotes a few choice sections from the speech at this blog post, focusing on Obama’s astonishing hypocrisy in the matter of one particular issue: oversight.
But leaving aside Cordray, isn't it great that Obama is talking about oversight? The House Oversight Committee—which has had to fight tooth and nail to get the Obama administration to comply with its investigations of the Transportation Security Administration's screening procedures ("TSA chief skips House hearing on airport scans"), FOIA mismanagement at the Department of Homeland Security ("DHS attorney Reid Cox attempts to 'steal' evidence from a FOIA hearing"), Solyndra ("WH rejects subpoena request for Solyndra docs"), and Elena Kagan's involvement in Obamacare ("DOJ Refuses Request for Kagan-Obamacare Documents")—will be so relieved.See the article for the appropriate links to the stories mentioned in parentheses.
Would-be dictators come in many shapes and sizes, and from many backgrounds. I decline to tolerate any of them, and most especially a parasitic community activist, fifth-rate professor and narcissistic political climber who attempts to hide his boundless ignorance and truculent stupidity in the cheap drapery of false patriotism, and in the even cheaper histrionics of Battleship Potemkin class-warfare rhetoric. It is a scandal and a tragedy that this over-blown ward-heeler ever rose any higher than the muck of Illinois state politics, and jettisoning him from the White House in 2012 is an absolutely necessary first step on the road to national recovery.
Let us go forth and make it so.