Newt Gingrich called President Obama “the best food-stamp president in American history.” Of course, liberals saw this as a coded racial slur:
“I don’t think he is consciously whipping up bigotry, but he is no fool and this is going to be seen through a racial prism,” David Greenberg, an associate professor at Rutgers University in New Jersey, said in an interview. “It has to do with how these issues are framed and understood. It wouldn’t be hard for him to mute or disavow the racial component.”
Here are the statistics. About 34 percent of food-stamp recipients are white, 22 percent black, and 16 percent Hispanic. Being a food stamp president is not about race; it’s about creating an economic environment that makes it easy for some people to accept being dependant on the State.
What would get these groups off food stamps? Jobs! What would make them less dependent on the government? Jobs! What would dilute their die-hard affiliation with the Democrat Party? Jobs!
President Obama is not so much a food-stamp president but a “Job Killing President” with a purpose. He and his fellow Democrats need a reliable voting-block. By keeping people dependent on government, liberals are assured a political power base from which to operate. They are the 21st equivalent to the southern plantation system.
The rejection of the Keystone Pipeline is a perfect example. While the President is doling out money by the hundreds of millions to favored political supporters in energy boondoggles, there is a free-market way to create jobs and make the United States nearly energy independent. Dick Morris writes:
President Obama has rejected the Keystone Pipeline costing the U.S. a real shot at energy independence and hundreds of thousands of jobs. Bowing to extremist environmental pressure groups, he vetoes the project saying it needs more review — after years of study by the U.S. government! What he means is he wants to wait until after the election! Half of our oil from Canada — one-eighth of our total oil imports — would have flowed through this pipeline. We could replace oil from enemies like Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, and Russia with friendly oil from Canada had Obama said yes.
A free people is a dangerous people.
Why the federal government should be involved in this decision is beyond me. Let the states go it alone. It's time for some Tenth Amendment action on the part of sovereign states within this union. The nation as a whole will thank them.