Our pain is his witty quip

The Washington Times Weekly - - Letters To The Editor -

Pres­i­dent Obama has a pen­chant for laugh­ing or mak­ing sport of oth­ers. Let us note a cou­ple of in­stances. Re­mem­ber his quip on the “Tonight Show,” when he said his bowl­ing score of 129 was like “Spe­cial Olympics or some­thing?” He re­cently joked about the plight of the unem­ployed (13.9 mil­lion with the un­em­ploy­ment rate at 9.1; maybe an­other 6-8 mil­lion who have given up on jobs and/or un­der-em­ployed) at his Jobs’ Coun­cil meet­ing, chuck­ling and say­ing that “Shov­el­Ready Was Not as Shov­el­Ready as We Ex­pected.” Fol­low­ing the pres­i­dent’s lead, his acolytes and syco­phants erupted in laugh­ter about the bad job num­bers.

Mr. Pres­i­dent, the unem­ployed aren’t laugh­ing; in­stead they’re winc­ing in pain — they don’t have a job, nor any prospect for one, their homes are be­ing fore­closed at an un­prece­dented level, they have ex­hausted their sav­ings, etc., etc. They don’t ap­pre­ci­ate be­ing be­lit­tled or be­ing made the “butt of jokes.”

Out away from the bas­tions of lib­er­al­ism, the Amer­i­can peo­ple are be­gin­ning to wake up to the hurt that big and ex­pand­ing gov­ern­ment is hav­ing on them. May the joke be on the Wash­ing­ton regime in Novem­ber 2012 as Amer­i­cans save the repub­lic as they take the coun­try back from the so­cial­ists/Marx­ists. H.E. Todd Nashville, Ten­nessee

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