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December 4, 2013 - 9:27 am

When the going gets tough, Barack Obama gets to talking, and today as his poll numbers plummet and Obamacare is hurting millions of Americans, the president gave yet another speech. The president struck themes that are sure to resonate with progressives and the media, with “income inequality” the thread that tied his remarks together. Introducing no new policies, the president said this:

“But this increasing inequality is most pronounced in our country. And it challenges the very essence of who we are as a people,” Obama said.

As long as we have a free economy and free enterprise, we will have income inequality. In fact, even if we adopted a socialist model we would have income inequality. Socialism just puts wealth distribution and redistribution into the hands of government insiders, not the free market. It empowers government over the individual.

Income inequality is simply an immutable fact of life. It doesn’t “challenge who we are.” Having a president who routinely ignores the law and pushes divisive issues, threatening to never back down when his unpopular policies are proven failures, challenges who we are and undermines the basic rule of law.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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A president who routinely ignores the law?

We've got one that manages to ignore huge swaths of REALITY.
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This Preston is totally out of line! He calls income equality divisive and income inequality socially valuable! He's clearly a hateful, predatory person looking for weaklings to abuse! How many Presidential votes did he get?
38 weeks ago
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Here, let me close that sarc tag for you.
38 weeks ago
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I'll swap incomes with him.
38 weeks ago
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“But this increasing (income) inequality is most pronounced in our country. And it challenges the very essence of who we are as a people,” Obama said.

I think Taranto explains it well. Eliminating inequality/disparity requires discrimination (against guess who):

"Moreover, as long as racial categories have any meaning, it is mathematically impossible to end both discrimination and disparity. Reducing discrimination may reduce disparity, especially when discrimination is as pervasive and invidious as it was in Rosa Parks's day. But practicing discrimination can also reduce disparity, or else "affirmative action" would make no sense.

In a hypothetical world without discrimination, disparity of outcomes would persist, reflecting aggregate differences among groups. Doing away with disparity, by contrast, would require extensive discrimination to compensate for such differences. Disparity and discrimination can both be absent only if there are no aggregate differences among groups--in which case there are no distinct groups, no races."
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304355104579236274105990540?mod=WSJ_Opinion_MIDDLETopOpinion
38 weeks ago
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My dad said it best; Socialism is the equal distribution of poverty. It's too bad it's not taught that way.
38 weeks ago
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Equal income can only be achieved by taking yo 401k and yo daddy's 401k and yo grand daddy's 401k...and giving it to me so I can "redistribute" it and "transform" America.

The "right" people then will have your accumulated wealth...not you.

Your job...is to make reparations...sit down, shut up and when I take your money, freedoms, liberties and anything else of yours...is to say, yes sir...may I have another.

I am unaccountable to the media...they kneel before me, they are in my pocket.

And YOUR party? Don't make me laugh. Those sniveling weaklings can't stop me.

You are owned, boned, and soon to be droned. So, get on your knees and bow before me...or else.
38 weeks ago
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The truth in what Obama said is that a bifurcated population leads to dysfunction.

Literal equality is impossible and anyone who sloganeers with that word should be ridiculed. What it really comes down to is the more you try to mandate a certain distribution, the more the population is divided into haves and have-nots, the less you try to mandate the more a natural distribution emerges. One option is evil and arrogant, the other is just.
38 weeks ago
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Commander Zero and his acolytes seek to establish a Fascist/Communist nation in the U.S. Then he and his one percent friends will live gloriously and the rest of us will labor for peanuts...if we are lucky. This will also lead, inexorably, to gulags, secret police, and no accountability in the courts. Yep, looks a lot like either the USSR or Nazi Germany....your choice.
38 weeks ago
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And then there's diversity.

QUICK QUIZ: who do you think Obama sees under that Darth Vader helmet thingy?

A. A corrupted human
B. A running dog paper tiger privileged patriarchal supremacist racist capitalist pig-nosed hegemonic cis-Anglo monglot Anglophone imperialist colonialist
C. A white fork lift driver in Kansas City

It's a trick question since they are all the same.
38 weeks ago
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I apologize for the mix-up. I forgot to include "genocidal."
38 weeks ago
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Our courageous overseer is willing to shoulder the suffering of millions to achieve his goal of turning the country into a land of aristocrats and serfs, equal in their poverty. No amount of pain is too great for him to tolerate to achieve less health care for fewer people for more money.
38 weeks ago
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A president who routinely ignores the law?

We've got one that manages to ignore huge swaths of REALITY.
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