Obama claims, 'We're not some banana republic' and Mark Steyn examines the evidence

Thomas Lifson
The speech President Obama gave yesterday at a Ford assembly plant just outside of Kansas City in Liberty, Missouri delivered to the country two very memorable lines, which is two more than most speeches he has ever given. The one that is getting the most attention is his solipsistic contention that in trying to defund Obamacare, Republicans are "trying to mess with me." Playground or basketball court rhetoric at best, the language stands beside "my military" revealing a chief executive with serious ego control issues. But there was another phrase deployed that may be even more unfortunate for the president upon consideration. That is his claim that "We're not some banana republic." Mark Steyn takes him up on the point, to devastating effect. Because this is Steyn and full of wit, you really should read the whole thing. But here is a sampler. As Obama explained in another of his recent speeches, "Raising the debt ceiling, which has been done over a hundred times, does not increase...(Read Full Post)

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