Outrages of the Day

When I started doing the Obama Outrage of the day, I indicated that the only problem with it is that there are so many.

Now that Obama has been re-elected, the hits are flying fast and furious. There are so many it’s hard to mention them all.

Today, for example, comes this gem from Bloomberg News:

“The U.S. should consider automatically registering eligible voters and extending voting hours to counter the November election’s long lines and administrative hurdles, Attorney General Eric Holder said.

“Holder, speaking today at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston, proposed expanding access for voters and overhauling a registration system he called “antiquated.”

“It is important for national leaders, academic experts, and members of the public to engage in a frank, thorough and inclusive discussion about how our election systems can be made stronger and more accessible,” Holder said in prepared remarks.

“President Barack Obama called for changes on election night after voters in states including Florida and Virginia waited for hours to cast ballots. Obama, while thanking voters who stood in line “for a very long time,” added, “By the way, we have to fix that.”

Why not have Black Panthers stationed at every poll, too? Somehow, I can picture such a scenario.

Then, as we have come to expect, there are those nasty little facts that get in the way of Obama propaganda. You know, like the unemployment number that mysteriously goes down only because the pool they use to calculate it goes down when so many Americans just give up.

Jim Pettit at National Review finds another pesky statistic that is being eliminated:

“As the din of America’s falling headfirst over the fiscal cliff reverberates across the nation, the Obama administration is quietly killing a key economic metric that tells how, and how many, people are voting with their feet. Since 1991 the Internal Revenue Service has been compiling statistics on filers’ addresses, which the agency’s Statistics of Income division uses to show who is moving into and out of every county and state in the nation. As you’d expect, the IRS also knows the aggregate income levels of those who move. So the movements of the most fundamental productive components of the economy — taxpayers — can be analyzed by journalists and economists, or could until now.

“The IRS and the U.S. Census Bureau (which provides technical support in reporting tax migration data) have not made an official announcement as to why the program is being discontinued. So we are left to speculate why such vital economic statistics suddenly got canceled…

“The very idea of people voting with their feet is uncomfortable to some politicians. Fortunately, others realize the damage that a declining tax base causes and prefer transparency over attempting to delete statistics that reveal the problem.”

We don’t want people realizing that blue states are hemorrhaging people because they are so poorly run, now do we?

On the international front, President Obama has decided to back the opponents of Assad in Syria. He told ABC:

“In a diplomatic shift, President Obama said today his administration now formally recognizes the newly-formed, leading coalition of Syrian rebels who are fighting to topple Syria’s embattled President Bashar Assad.

“We’ve made a decision that the Syrian Opposition Coalition is now inclusive enough, is reflective and representative enough of the Syrian population that we consider them the legitimate representative of the Syrian people in opposition to the Assad regime,” Obama said.”

One wee problem, however. The opposition seems to be made up of Al Qaeda and others who hate us.

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