Obama On America's Drought: Blame Congress

Tyler Durden's picture

Last week Obama insinuated that in the aftermath of the "amazing" post-bankruptcy GM recovery, his next plan is to bailout, well, everyone: "I believe in American workers, I believe in this American industry, and now the American auto industry has come roaring back... Now I want to do the same thing with manufacturing jobs, not just in the auto industry, but in every industry." Also, as it appears, the Bailout'er-In-Chief has taken the saying "make it rain" a little too close to heart, and is now taking the worst drought in decades as a personal central planning challenge. Just because he can. There is one thing preventing him for bailing out US farmers: that thing apparently is evil congress. From his weekly address: "This is an all hands on deck response...  But my administration can't do it alone. Congress needs to do its part too. They need to pass a farm bill that not only helps farmers and ranchers respond to these kinds of disasters, but also makes necessary reforms and gives them certainly year round.... So call your members of congress, write them an email and tell them that now is the time to come together and get this done. Too many Americans are suffering right now to let politics get in the way." All righty then GOP - you heard the president: stop blocking the man who would end the drought if not for your disturbing lack of faith, and vote promptly for "Let's All Make It Rain: It's Only Fair" bill. How else can the systematic bailout of everyone and everything proceed as planned?

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strannick's picture

"pass a farm bill that not only helps farmers and ranchers respond to these kinds of disasters, but also makes necessary reforms and gives them certainty year round"

-yeah, like farmers know any certainty. Now the democrats can decree rain. ObamaVision can control the elements and guarantee security and welfare for all.

A Lunatic's picture

A plague of locusts would be more helpful than more political "reform"............

Manthong's picture

“All righty then GOP - you heard the president.. Let's All Make It Rain”..

The whole GOP should get together and take a group leak on the front steps of 1600 Pennsylvania.

knukles's picture

You didn't make that drought all by yourself.

Temporalist's picture

Rick Perry and those crazy christians tried to pray for rain.  That didn't work out so well. 

Pladizow's picture

The drought would be one thing Obummer was right about me not building!

Perhaps China has a HAARP facility of their own?

Bananamerican's picture

ZH Intelligentsia vote here

Right wing partisan dipshits vote here


this is another hysterical, right wing Obama s(hit) piece....partisan hyperbole.

Why? The man has so much other actual bullshit you can call him out on...

economics9698's picture

All this mother fucker knows is print, print, print.  He makes me fucking sick.

SilverIsKing's picture

The answer to the drought will not be found in the Oval Office or in Congress.  One only need to look at John Boehner's tear ducts for the solution.

Yes We Can. But Lets Not.'s picture

Yes We Can bail out the world...But Let's Not.

Barack Obama is a freakin jackass, a feckless, sophomoric boob.

He is not only the ideological spawn of Frank Marshall Davis, I suspect he is the biological spawn of Frank Marshall Davis as well.  The guy is hoax incarnate.

He is also headed back to Chicago in January, which is where he belongs.

krispkritter's picture

Coming soon to a government near you; FarmCare and WeatherCare...and They don't Care whether you want it or not...

AldousHuxley's picture

social security history:


1937:    2%

1950:   3%

1956:    4%

1961:    6%

1972:     9.2%

1977:   9.9%

1983:    10.8%

1984:    11.4%

1993:    12.4%

yes. you pay 12.4% for social security because you pay 6.2% and your employer pays 6.2% which of course they take into calculation in your paycheck (lower)


politicians are likely to kick the can down the road by increasing taxes to 18%


cut the payments to boomers now who wasted their money on made in china junk.

GetZeeGold's picture



It can't rain. Cass Sunstein has gone back to Harvard....not sure why. The last czar in charge of rain was Cass.


Can't Obama just sign an executive order and make it rain? At least truck in some Brawndo......it has electrolytes.....which plants crave.


Lore's picture

Wrong 'wing,' not that such simplistic epithets matter much anymore...

Overfed's picture

Do you actually have a point? Oh wait, O'pimp has endless $$ to bail out everybody. He can just have the Chairsatan print some more funbux and buy the farmers some rain, right?

Jeezus I hate getting drawn into the whole left v. right thing, but are all leftist this stupid?

AldousHuxley's picture

austerity including privatizing social security is to make room for the real deal.....WAR WITH IRAN



Kucinich Speaks Out Against House Bill That Lays The Ground Work For War Against Iran
Leads House Opposition To HR 282



oh and for that Republicans re-drew his district's boundaries to get him kicked out of congress....by fellow DEMOCRATS...


both democrats and republicans want WAR....to keep their power.



old naughty's picture

The "Rainmaker-in-Chief" should ask Congress to fund a pipeline from Zhejiang, China.

So much rain.


nmewn's picture

Don't give him anymore unworkable ideas...he's got a full plate ;-)

delacroix's picture

china needs to buy a lot of food

Abiotic Oil's picture

"Perhaps China has a HAARP facility of their own?"

It is well known the Russians have had weather control tech for many decades and were even selling it after the Soviet collapse.  The US has it too of course.

If the slow-kill cocktail of high fructose corn syrup, prescription "medication", artificial sweetener, contaminated drinking water, GMO poison isn't working fast enough then it can always be hastened along with a nice drought to decimate the crops.  It also has the added benefit of getting the remaining family owned farmers off their lands and getting the land into the hands of Monsanto.

FreedomGuy's picture

Pray to the Fed and Congress and see how that works. As I recall, the creation of the Fed would take the "cycle" out of business cycles. If God is not in heaven then He must certainly be somewhere in Washington, because I have personally heard promises to feed all the poor, comfort the afflicted, employ the unemployed, secure retirements, heal union members' wives from cancer, change the temperature of the earth, provide fair outcomes in life, etc....lots of big promises from someone or something pretty powerful and ominipotent. Just like the televangelists we love to deride, Washington promises to do its work with your "donations". And now the need is particularly critical in these hard times caused by Republicans and too much freedom.

Donate now, before it is too late! Millions are counting on you!

jimmytorpedo's picture

You didn't build HAARP,....I DID!

(in my shoomwagon)

Papasmurf's picture

I think these days, he has moved on to the shroomwagon.

Precious's picture

Anyone else see diamond earrings in this video?

A Nanny Moose's picture

They can make it happen in 3000 pages...or more.

CPL's picture

I would like to point out that we still have a couple more months left for summer. 

End of Sept is typical harvest time.  Super markets are selling fresh Squash around here, I usually like my pumpkins and squash when the leaves are changing colour.  Heat, no rain, stresses the plants out and most would go hermaphrodite and push pollen and seed cycles in a wickedly messy fashion.  Also creates that magical condition that allows for the spawning of the locust storms.

Insects come in waves over a summer, and grass hoppers drop their eggs and hatch when the conditions are right, yet the biological push to procreate acts like pressure in a boiler.  The longer all those egg hatching cycles are delayed waiting it pushes the sheer volume of grasshoppers that hatch at once.  In addition to improved conditions for swarms of grass hoppers and locusts, it delays mosquito, deer flies, horse flies and black flies.

I would suggest to anyone in the tristate area to just leave town for a month. 


Other than the usual drought and plague of locust cycles.



YUM!  SPider Mites!!  I'm off Bananas and Mangoes for a while now.  Fruity goodness or lime disease...


Precious's picture

Putin knows how to handle paid trolls.

AldousHuxley's picture

ex kgb has special way of handling his political enemies.....radioactive poisoning.


makes look CIA the good guys.

SilverIsKing's picture

Tri State area here.  I have never been bitten up by mosquitos as bad I was yesterday in my backyard.  Whatever the cause, there is a noticeable difference.

fonzannoon's picture

There is a new type of ZH crew on here lately. I see them junking everywhere. It looks like the GenY douchebags finally made there way here. They don't have much to say because they are pretty stupid. They may be tired because they just got back from their mudder. They are a little irritated because their parents had no luck scoring them a cake job at the job fair while they were gone. But hey they keep their savings account filled enough to hit up brother jimmy's every weekend and back slap themselves silly. This group is the key to the middle class success. As long as they are incapable of earning a living and displaying any independence you would think there would be enough jobs out there for those who can....

CH1's picture

There is a new type of ZH crew on here lately. I see them junking everywhere.

Yup, becdause they are paid trolls.

Our overlords think we're having too much fun here, so they are paying Sunstein's children to nudge us back toward right-thinking.

Ignore them and keep on keepin' on.

AldousHuxley's picture

why don't boomers kill all generation Y and see what happens to medicare, social security, and the pensions, which they wouldn't get when they get older.


Fact is young is paying for crimes of the old.

fonzannoon's picture

the young are not paying for shit. they are just another liability.

AldousHuxley's picture

how many old man out in middle east "dying for your freedom"?


most people over age 40 just plays politics and don't do anythign productive.

Freddie's picture

Nary a word from the left or Democrats on Obama's wars.   From the party who gave us JFK/LBJ's Vietnam War.

AldousHuxley's picture

don't make it partisan.

when hippies found out their love of money and materialism, they became more ruthless than their parents....


shopping for home remodeling and complaining about youngsters is why boomers missed out on any say to their politicians who passed laws such as this way back in 1998:



The Iraq Liberation Act of 1998 is a United States Congressional statement of policy calling for regime change in Iraq.[1][2] It was signed into law by President Bill Clinton, and states that it is the policy of the United States to support democratic movements within Iraq. The Act was cited in October 2002 to argue for the authorization of military force against the Iraqi government.



Plenty of boomers unware that US government is going to spend TRILLIONS more in their next target: Iran

The Iran Freedom Support Act (Pub.L. 109-293, 120 Stat. 1344, H.R. 6198, enacted September 30, 2006) is an Act of Congress that appropriated $10 million and directed the President of the United States to spend that money in support of groups opposed to the Iranian government. Opponents claimed the bill was a first step towards a US-led invasion of the country.




BeetleBailey's picture


You got it backwards. The old are paying for the young, and this moron in office has them so bollixed up with lies and bullshit, I can smell the stink from here.


fonzannoon's picture

I am in my mid 30's with kids and am around kids between 1-5 all the time. They are an interesting bunch. It's amazing to see their minds at work. All they want is to learn and understand and be like their parents. A lot of these parents I see are hardworking (a lot of them paper pushers but they get after it). It's amazing to see these parents totally whiffing on instilling anything valuable in them. The parents are too busy updating their facebook pages with some stupid photo to give a shit what the kid is actually doing. We are so fucked it's not even funny. Although if you can teach your kid well in the midst of this you probably have a future 1 percenter on your hands. They will run circles around their age group. The key is you actually have to give a shit.

Precious's picture

Anyone who's not strung out on weed, alcohol or amphetamines can easily beat the 99%.  It's not a very high bar anymore.

AldousHuxley's picture

most people move up or down 2 rungs in class ladder.


take out sheer luck, parental help, and most likely 1% is just bunch of corrupt cheaters just like politicians you elect.



chasman's picture

You are one dumb fuck Al, period.

AldousHuxley's picture

dumb people believe they are smart....

that's what's wrong with USA....

dumb people believing they are smart because they heard it on the news and poor people believing they are 1% because government borrowed money to give them cheap material goods made in china.