EDITOR OF REDSTATE
Morning Briefing for May 4, 2012
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The other day we learned Barack Obama’s girlfriend in Dreams From My Father was actually a composite, much like the Boeing 787 or Katya Kasanova after Dr. Krieger rebuilt her on the television show Archer.
Now, Barack Obama is rolling out a new composite girl in his life named Julia. On Obama’s website, people can walk through Julia’s life from birth to death panel. For the duration of her sixty some odd years, President Obama remains President. We get to see how Julia benefits from President Obama’s policies.
Over at Human Events, my colleague David Harsanyi writes “Who the hell is ‘Julia,’ and why am I paying for her whole life?” It’s a fair question. According to Obama’s campaign website, someone enrolls Julia into a Head Start program. The government provides her with contraception until she decides to have a child. She has no parents. She has no husband. She suckles the teet of government her whole life, from delivery room to death panel.
Barack Obama didn’t believe in government healthcare mandates…until he did. He didn’t think we should spike the football on Bin Laden…until it was time for reelection. Joe Biden thought Obama was ill-equipped for the job of President…until he took the job as his right hand man.
Yes, the ability for this administration to say one thing and do another is nothing short of astounding. Apparently this sphere protecting the executive branch from any lasting accusation of hypocrisy also extends to the executive spouses.
Take for example President Obama’s recent targeting of colleges that prey on veterans.
It’s becoming clear that many rank-and-file members of the House Republican Conference are chomping at the bit to resurrect earmarks after a two-year moratorium. Some are complaining that earmarks cede authority to the executive branch; others are lamenting the lack of “grease” to facilitate passage of statist legislation; still others are trying to push miscellaneous tariff bills, which violate the rules of the earmark ban.