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July 13, 2011
'Raise Taxes or Granny Gets it!'
James Taranto of the Wall Street Journal riffs off of Obama's threat not to mail social security checks to your grandmother on August 3rd: At a press conference yesterday, Obama demanded that Republicans not only authorize trillions of dollars in new borrowing,which at this point seems unavoidable, but agree to what he called "massive, job-killing tax increases" effective in 2013--i.e., after what he expects will be his re-election. For this he drew plaudits from what used to be called the mainstream media. "Obama Grasping Centrist Banner in Debt Impasse" read the New York Times headline. The Washington Post's Chris Cillizza dubbed him "Dad-in-Chief," explaining: "Boil Obama's message down and you get this: Adults sometimes have to do things that they don't want to do. This is one of those times. So, let's get it done." The kids are acting up, so he threatens to starve Granny to death. That's just how a strong father behaves. It looks to us as if Obama may once again be...(Read Full Post)