By Carole on Sep 5, 2012
President Barack Obama's big speech at the Democratic National Convention has been moved from a 74,000 seat football stadium to a 20,000 seat arena. In their desperation to hide the fact that our Candidate-in-Chief can no longer draw stadium sized crowds (even when his campaign is willing to bus them in from other states), Team Obama is blaming the change of venue on weather fooling neither the American people nor the chief meteorologistt at a Charlotte television station. Now in addition to this decrease in expected crowd size, there is a lack of festive props to drop onto Mr. Obama at the end of his speech.
According to a convention official, it's too late to fill the ceiling of the Time Warner Cable Arena with the red, white and blue balloons that traditionally fall after a presidential nominee's acceptance speech. Organizers are said to be scrambling for an alternative way to mark the end of Mr. Obama's speech and the convention.
May we suggest:
Forty-six million food stamps; each one representing an American who used them in June.
Government spending on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program has more than doubled in the past four years and enrollment is rising due to both a dismal economy under President Obama and the effort of his Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. According to Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama), the USDA is aggressively pushing for higher participation by people who may not even need or want food stamps.
The shredded remains of all 2,700 pages of President Obama's obscenely expensive and unpopular health care reform act.
Not only does Obamacare represent a government takeover of the health insurance industry (and eventually the health care industry), it also allows for a massive increase in the size of the federal government and the power it has over American citizens and businesses.
The Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Health & Human Services are already busy writing thousands of pages of new regulations such as the one requiring insurance plans to cover contraception which has been legally challenged by groups which claim it violates freedom of religion as outlined in the Constitution.
Let's beat the rush and shred all those new regulations and donate them to Charlotte as well.
Five trillion, three hundred and seventy-four billion dollar bills representing the portion of the national debt accumulated on President Obama's watch.
Our debt stood at $10.6 trillion when Mr. Obama took office and said, "I refuse to leave our children with a debt that they cannot repay and that means taking responsibility right now, in this administration, for getting our spending under control."
This week our debt topped $16 trillion prompting this response from Republican Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan: "Of all the broken promises from President Obama, this is probably the worst one, because this debt is threatening jobs today, it's threatening prosperity today and it is guaranteeing that our children and grandchildren get a diminished future."
Twenty thousand blindfolds that the Obama-friendly arena crowd can pick up and slip on when the Labor Department releases the August jobs report on Friday. It is virtually impossible for there to be enough of an improvement in the unemployment figures to help Mr. Obama's chances of re-election and experts are predicting no improvement at all.
It will take nothing short of willful blindness for anyone to believe that a second Obama term would be any better than the first no matter what's in tomorrow night's speech or what falls from the rafters.
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