Bread and Circuses??

So I am trying to be more Historian and less Grouchy...but holy moley....I can't seem to escape the stupid people.  OR to use a historical analogy...has America become the Roman Empire?...complete with Bread and Circuses?......

"Bread and Circuses" (or bread and games) (from Latin: panem et circenses) is a metaphor for a superficial means of appeasement. In the case of politics, the phrase is used to describe the creation of public approval, not through exemplary or excellent public policy, but through diversion, distraction, and/or the mere satisfaction of the immediate, shallow requirements of a populace, as an offered "palliative." Juvenal decried it as a simplistic motivation of common people.The phrase also implies the erosion or ignorance of civic duty amongst the concerns of the common man. From my friends at Wikipedia

I mean seriously? Romney was hammered by the Criminal Liberal media for his dreaded 47% remark...which created one of my more awesome blog posts..complete with lots of commentary....and now....PROOF of the 47%...Ladies and Gentlemen----I give you the TYPICAL Obama voter circa 2012.

Obama Voter Says Vote for Obama because he gives a free Phone

yes...this is a typical Obama voter...and guess what folks she REALLY BELIEVES that phone is free!!!! Like Obama just pooped it out or something...and....SHE GETS TO VOTE...just like you and me....WOW, that's awesome.

BUT, it gets better...not only is most of Obama's Presidency a fraud...we'll get to that, but his supporters hire faux protesters for Romney rallies:

SEIU Paid Protesters at Romney Cleveland Ohio Rally

I mean, don't they have REAL protesters? They have to go out and pay them? And I wonder where that money comes from?

Then, of course, there is the other inconvenient truth...Blacks will vote for Obama no matter what...with a few excellent and brave exceptions of some black ministers who oppose his weaselly stand on gay marriage.

Jay-Z Supports Barack Obama But Thinks “We Need Less Government”
“I support Barack because I gotta respect that sort of vision. I gotta respect a man who is the first black President ever,” he said. “To have that sort of vision and dream, I have to support that.”
So, let's just face facts...more than 95% of African-Americans will vote for Obama NO MATTER WHAT HE SAYS OR DOES...


But what is Obama actually doing...not much...except fund raising, campaigning..and hangin' with his hommies...

Obama focuses on campaigning, fundraising; Official presidential duties are few and far between
If not for sports champions and terrorists, President Obama’s public schedule for September would be nearly empty of official events, as he devoted most of his time to campaigning for re-election.

On Sept. 6, Obama accepted the Democratic Party’s renomination in Charlotte, N.C. In the 21 days since then, the president has had a total of 14 events on his White House schedule, not including regular daily briefings and occasional lunches with Vice President Joe Biden.
Meanwhile, how's that hopey-changey thing working out for the rest of us schlubs still fortunate to have a job...(you know Joey Biden's four letter word)

Americans’ Incomes Have Fallen $3,040 During the Obama ‘Recovery’
New figures from the Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey, show that the typical American household’s real (inflation-adjusted) income has actually dropped 5.7 percent during the Obama “recovery.” Using constant 2012 dollars (to adjust for inflation), the median annual income of American households was $53,718 as of June 2009, the last month of the recession. Now, after 38 months of this “recovery,” it has fallen to $50,678 — a drop of $3,040 per household.
and...let's not forget the awesomeness that is Obamacare...Obamacare isn't reducing health care costs
When he ran for president in 2008, Obama promised he would lower health insurance premiums for families by $2,500 in his first term. But earlier this month, the Kaiser Family Foundation released its annual Employer Health Benefits Survey showing that average family health insurance premiums have gone up by more than $2,500 ($2,730 to be exact), not down. Then, this week, the Health Care Cost Institute released its annual Health Care Cost and Utilization Report showing that, after briefly slowing down due to the recession in 2009 and 2010, overall health care spending rose 4.6 percent last year, far outpacing both inflation and wages.

Seniors have also been hit hard by the rising cost of health care since Obamacare became law. Yesterday, Avalere Health, a health care consulting company, reported that premiums for seven of the 10 most popular Medicare prescription drug plans will increase by double digits. Seniors using the Humana Walmart-Preferred Rx Plan, for example, will see their premiums rise by 23 percent, while the Humana Enhanced plan will go up by 11 percent.
Yup, but HEY don't worry...all is right with the world....YUP, Obama helped end the NFL referee lockout...THE SINGLE MOST important crisis in America.

5 things to know about NFL ref deal
With President Obama expressing his disappointment with the replacement officiating and poor officiating being the lead story of network news coverage, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell had to act -- and he did.
WOW, forget that whole Taxmageddon thing, the Middle East Meltdown...the surrender of Afghanistan (more on that later)...the wholesale ongoing destruction of the American economy...and that SUPERAWESOME $4/ gallon gas...OBAMA BROUGHT BACK THE REFS....

Your beer and chili fries are ready go plop your tired butts on the couch and watch some football this weekend....but enjoy them...if Obama gets reelected...Michelle is gonna starve your lazy fat butts too, just like she is our children...I doubt NFL football will be the same with tofu, arugula, and seltzer water...

Oh well, even the lions thought Nero gave them a pretty good deal....


Anonymous said…
I know you like the video because it feeds into your narrative, but what evidence do you have that this is the "typical" Obama voter? Please.
Anonymous said…
And Obama is hanging with his "homies"? Really? Where? When? And is Mitt not hanging with his "homies"? This sort of nonsense is beneath you.
"fits my narrative".....well that's what she said...facts are pesky things....Ummm, you do remember my other video in my earlier post?....if you like I can find more audio and video...ALL of them about all the "free" stuff Obama's gonna give them...since I have heard no similar video from Romney supporters...I deduce they are Obama voters...of course their own words help.

And as far as the hommie comment, maybe Obama should spend less time with Jay-Z, Beyonce, Letterman and the biddies on The View and more with his jobs council, cabinet, or hey, what the heck---his national security least until they can get their lies straight about the Libya fiasco.

He is, after all the President....not the Celebrity-in-Chief...for another 37 days.