The power of icons

First let us review this classic video that Bill Whittle did back in 2009

Now take a look at the current icon of the Empty Chair.

“President Obama has consistently been absent, more concerned about branding than leadership, with image and atmospherics than truly rallying the troops and harnessing our resources and solving our most pressing problems. He turned over the task of crafting solutions on the stimulus bill and the health care bill to Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi, who predictably butchered it. He botched the budget compromise with John Boehner and withdrew from the process. When he thought that partisan gridlock in Congress might make him look bad, rather than forging into the gridlock and navigating a way forward he withdrew to the White House and played over 100 rounds of golf. The problem for President Obama is that the soaring oratory will not work this time. The contrast between the rhetoric and his actual achievements is too great.”

Update: Some of the icons of National Empty Chair Day.

 

 

 

Obamacare is a tax act

Obama’s Chief of Staff tries to weasel, but Chris Wallace commits actual journalism and provides actual facts, to which our Dear Leader‘s CoS continually denies and repeats the same lies.

The Obama regime SG argued to the Supreme Court that Obamacare is a tax, the Supreme Court ruled that the only way it passed Constitutional muster was under the government’s ability to tax.  They were very clear that it was not Constitutional under the Commerce Clause or under the “promote the general welfare” clause.  The Obamacare act does not fund a single additional doctor, but it does fund 16,000 new  IRS agents in order to collect revenue  that will be generated by the Obamacare (more accurately “Obamatax” act).  That alone should tell you what the basic nature of the act is, it’s a tax!

HT to Gateway Pundit

Update:

It’s A Tax Hike Stupid! Supreme Court Rules that ObamaCare Really a Tax Increase, Not a Mandate