zombie or zombi (ˈzɒmbɪ)
1. a person who is or appears to be lifeless, apathetic, or totally lacking in independent judgment; automaton
Obama supporters do not generally have much will. They lack independent judgment. They are automatons. They are easily distracted by shiny objects and Barack Obama has a host of shiny things he uses to distract them from the real issues facing the nation. As he has no record upon which to run, Obama needs these shiny objects and they are critical to his re-election efforts. Among them:
The Buffett Rule
Obama has made and continues to make a big deal out of this. He continual assertion is that it’s about “fairness.”
“Tax reform should follow the Buffett Rule. If you make more than $1 million a year, you should not pay less than 30 percent in taxes. And my Republican friend Tom Coburn is right: Washington should stop subsidizing millionaires. In fact, if you’re earning a million dollars a year, you shouldn’t get special tax subsidies or deductions.”
Those whose earnings derive from capital gains pay 15%- which is what the law demands. Obama knows that, but this shiny object gets the class warfare fans all fired up over nothing. The mesmerized Obama zombies believe that this $4 billion per year shiny object will eliminate the trillion dollar plus deficit.
Romney’s tax returns
Barack Obama demands that Mitt Romney release more of his tax returns.
President Barack Obama has called on Republican Mitt Romney to release his past tax returns, saying that candidates for office need to be “as transparent as possible.”
Obama told Univision in an interview conducted at the Summit of the Americas in Colombia that candidates need to disclose their tax records as a way of letting the public know their financial background. It was the first time Obama had made the request personally, His campaign has pressured Romney to release a trove of tax documents going back to the 1990s.
“I think that it’s important for any candidate in public office to be as transparent as possible, to let people know who we are, what we stand for, and you know, I think that this is just carrying on a tradition that has existed throughout the modern presidency,” Obama said in an interview scheduled to air Sunday on Univision’s “Al Punto” program.
As transparent as possible? Hysterical! This is the guy who won’t release his college records so we can see exactly who is bankrolling him. This is the guy who wages a war on whistle blowers. This is the guy who continuously blocks FOIA requests. This is the guy whose administration holds transparency meeting behind closed doors. But Obama can depend on his weak minded supporters to focus on this shiny object and ignore all the rest.
Oil company tax breaks
Obama wants minor tax breaks for oil companies ended.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s plea to Congress to end $4 billion in tax subsidies to oil companies was rebuffed Thursday as the Senate turned back a Democratic bill to repeal the tax breaks.
Moments after Obama made his election-year appeal in the White House Rose Garden, the Senate failed to reach the threshold of votes needed to proceed to a measure that would have ended the subsidies. Obama had argued that Americans are getting hit twice – once at the gas pump, and once more by sending billions of dollars in tax subsidies to oil companies.
“I think it’s time they got by without more help from taxpayers who are already having a tough enough time paying the bills and filling up their gas tank,” the president said. “And I think it’s curious that some folks in Congress, who are the first to belittle investments in new sources of energy, are the ones that are fighting the hardest to maintain these giveaways for the oil companies.”
The Obama devoted think that increasing taxes on oil companies will somehow make gas cheaper and if not, well, at least this shiny object will inflict some pain on companies. They are unable to think through to the fact that whatever is lost will simply be passed along in higher costs.
War on women
Never one to miss a chance to pander, Obama hopped on the “war on women” bandwagon:
President Barack Obama on Friday showered attention on helping women yet warned in the same motion that they should not be reduced to a uniform political bloc, declaring they are not an interest group and “shouldn’t be treated that way.”
“When we talk about these issues that primarly impact women, we’ve got to realize that they are not just women’s issues,” he said at a White House forum on women and the economy. “They are family issues. They are growth issues. They are issues about American competiveness. They are issues that impact all of us.”
That one’s not going to go well.
Obama’s White House has been described as “hostile” to women:
“This place would be in court for a hostile workplace. Because it actually fits all of the classic legal requirements for a genuinely hostile workplace to women.”
And as it turns out, Obama pays women 18% less than he pays men:
According to the 2011 annual report on White House staff, female employees earned a median annual salary of $60,000, which was about 18 percent less than the median salary for male employees ($71,000).
And Bill Maher is at it again, this time attacking Ann Romney:
“But what she meant to say, I think, was that Ann Romney has never gotten her ass out of the house to work.”
But the Obama zombies will continue to harp on this shiny object.
These shiny objects are of no practical value. None of them would have any significant effect on the economy but Obama is hoping that they will continue to distract and mesmerize the zombies who dare not think seriously for themselves.