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Is Obama Buying the Election With His Welfare Explosion?

TxVietVet Wrote: Oct 20, 2012 12:12 PM
This has been a foregone conclusion about his entire plan to purchase a second term. But the idea this is new, or even news ignores the comments by Lyndon Johnson. Two comments by Johnson: “I’ll have those ni**ers voting Democratic for the next 200 years.” —Lyndon B. Johnson to two governors on Air Force One - “These Negroes, they’re getting pretty uppity these days and that’s a problem for us since they’ve got something now they never had before, the political pull to back up their uppityness. Now we’ve got to do something about this, we’ve got to give them a little something, just enough make a difference.”—LBJ
TxVietVet Wrote: Oct 20, 2012 12:13 PM
This is the democratic party when they saw that pandering to race can buy votes. The same party that was all in favor of slaves during the Civil war era.
Curtis104 Wrote: Oct 20, 2012 4:27 PM
And it works, they will continue to vote that way, especially for Obummer, for two reasons, he is black, and he is a democrat! It doesn't matter how worthless he is as president!

With the unprecedented budget explosion of means-tested, welfare-related entitlements, does Team Obama think it can buy the election?

It's a cynical question. But I wouldn't put it past that cynical bunch.

Remember Harry Hopkins, Franklin Roosevelt's close aid? It was Hopkins who argued tax and tax, spend and spend, elect and elect. Sound familiar? And if I'm not mistaken, the high-tax, anti-rich, big-spending, redistributionist FDR is one of Barack Obama's idols.

So let's take a look at some of the recent budget-explosion data points:

According to Jeff Sessions, the ranking Republican on the Senate Budget Committee, means-tested...

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