Princeton Professor Melissa Harris-Lacewell suggested on Scarborough that Obama has “inherited” a “hollow prize” in the presidency of the United States.
The one place where we have many African-American executives was in the mayor’s office. But one of the things that we saw in cities where African-Americans had risen to the level of city hall, was that they inherited what we call “hollow prizes.” They became mayor of Detroit just as the auto industry was hollowing out the city, just as the tax base was hollowing out.
And when you look at the particular structural constraints facing this president: reduction in the tax base, mobile capital, the real question became whether or not Barack Obama, in becoming president, inherited a hollow prize in the United States.
What a classic example of race-based blameshifting, and a victim mentality – and so typical of the Ivy-league left that so heavily populates David Brook’s “educated class.”
Who “hollowed out” Detroit – the auto industry, or big government/over-regulation together with the unions’ ever-increasing demands? Liberal policies are destructive. One need only look at Michigan, California, and other Democratic strongholds to see their results. Who is “hollowing out” America with unbelievable foreign debt to finance those destructive liberal policies? Bush’s overspending was vast, but Obama approved every penny of its tripling.
As for this “inherited” nonsense – an inheritance is when you passively and unexpectedly receive a windfall. In fact, President Obama fought tooth and nail for this office, didn’t hesitate to break his deal with McCain on public financing, and cheated by illegally taking foreign campaign donations via his website. He generally lied, misled and worked hard to fool the public that he was a centrist, post-partisan candidate who would cut the budget “line by line” and clean out corruption. Describing his office as an “inheritance” is a slap in the face to each citizen of our republic, which was begun with the express purpose of rejecting “inherited” rulers. Blaming his predecessor and whining about what he received after fighting hard for several years to receive it indicates he’s a clueless, entitled, spoiled brat.
It’s classic Veruca Salt behavior. She scammed her way into getting a golden ticket, upon arrival at the chocolate factory immediately started bullying the other winners, didn’t bother to read the rules because she had no intention of following them, and was generally whiny, boorish and over-demanding until she met her very timely downfall.
The president who said, “I think when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody,” wants a European-style welfare state. Whether it’s by incrementally nationalizing industries, purposeful business-killing regulatory over-reaches, making offers banks can’t refuse, or misdirection and outright lying to voters… he doesn’t care how – he wants it now.
And I take great pleasure in the fact that we’re stopping him from getting it.