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Obamaville: The Next Kettle for the Tea Party?

I was interested to see that some enterprising souls in Wisconsin have erected a billboard along Highway 41 calling for the impeachment of President Obama. “America’s small businesses are failing,” it reminds motorists; “help us spread the message.” I’m doing my bit here.


Not that the fact of America’s stuttering economy is, by  itself, grounds for impeachment as provided by Article II Section 4 of the Constitution. But it certainly is grounds for protest — a clarion call for a new species of “community organizer,” one not taught by chaps like Bill “just-a-guy-in-the-neighborhood” Ayers.

A friend presented this brilliant strategy, right from the Left-wing Democratic playbook. Remember reading about “Hoovervilles,”  the shantytowns erected by the homeless during the Great Depression? I suggest that tea-partiers  consider nominating various depressed municipalities Obamaville, in honor of the President’s magical non-stimulating stimulus bill which, at last count, had cost taxpayers some $850 billion and which, as of this writing, has left us with a national unemployment figure hovering around 10 percent.

Ten percent is bad. But take a trip to El Centro, California, where the unemployment (by the government’s own, probably conservative, figure) is 27.7 percent. Or try another part of Nancy Pelosi’s state, Merced, California, where the Labor Department says the unemployment rate is 19.8 percent. While you’re at it, you might wish to nominate the entire state of Michigan — where the unemployment rate in December was 14.6 percent — an honorary Obamaville.

“Welcome to Obamaville,” a billboard might say, “where seldom is heard an encouraging word and the taxes are higher today.”

Or how about: “Welcome to Obamaville: Our business is no business, like no business you know.”


Intermixed with the song and dance, I suggest tea partiers call on Howdy Doody, a.k.a., Robert Gibbs, to explain why one signal effect of the President’s intervention into the economy has been to drastically increase the government payroll. Why is it that Washington, D.C., is boomtown while Main Street is bust?

This is a question that should be repeated early and often.

The President talks about stimulating the economy. But why does he not employ the one elixir that time and experience have shown really does stimulate the economy: i.e., tax cuts? Why is he planning to  raise taxes, and drastically, on nearly every productive citizen and every successful business? Why?

Of course, given Washington’s mind-boggling spending, the country is facing a terrifying deficit: that certianly needs to be dealt with. So  why doesn’t the President embark on some serious cost cutting measures?  He might try consulting with the governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie, to learn how it is done.

I don’t really expect the President to hearken to the message behind these questions, which is why I think the printer who gets the concession for making signs announcing your entry into Obamaville is going to do very well indeed.

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