The Phony President

My latest column is up at Right Wing News!

Here is an excerpt:

All of a sudden, President Obama is once again on a big push to change his administration’s priorities back to the economy. Of course, it has long been known that economic issues are at the forefront of the American People’s concerns, but they never seem to be a convenient topic for the president until things just aren’t going his way.
This marks the 19th time (literally) that President Obama has “pivoted” his administration’s priority back to America’s failing economy. That fact alone – that he has had to pivot nearly 20 times over the past 5 years – should show all Americans that this president doesn’t really care about economic issues. It doesn’t matter that unemployment has been unacceptably high for far too long, or that high gas prices and inflation are an ever-increasing burden on all Americans. Economic hardship has become the new normal in America under the Obama administration; not as bad, perhaps, as it has been at some points in America’s history, but worse than it should be, and worse than it could be, if only the government would back off and let Americans live their lives.
But as I said, the economy has never been this administration’s top priority. Even back in 2009, when the president was pushing for his epic failure of a stimulus bill, all of the talk about stimulating the economy just turned out to be hollow words, as the stimulus just turned out to be a kickback package so that all of the politicians could get their earmarks paid for in a slightly less illegitimate manner.
But this time, what the president is pivoting toward is much less significant than what he has chosen to pivot away from.
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