Moore: Obama a threat to U.S. future

Barack Obama’s economic policies are going to ruin America and represent “the greatest threat to freedom and liberty in our lifetime,” economist Stephen Moore told a gathering of more than 1,000 conservative lawmakers Thursday morning in Atlanta.

Moore, a supply-side advocate who writes a column for the Wall Street Journal, was speaking to the annual meeting of the American Legislative Exchange Council at the Hyatt Regency. The organization, made up mostly of Republican lawmakers, is having its annual meeting in Atlanta this week.

“I believe everything we have done in Washington in the last six months, virtually every single policy move and maneuver that has been made teo deal with this recession, everything that’s been done has been the wrong thing to do,” Moore said.

Moore has also been critical of Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue, even calling for his impeachment just a month into Perdue’s first term in 2003.

In particular, he said, the Democrats’ so-called cap-and-trade energy and climate bill, which Moore said he calls the “crap and tax” bill, and Obama’s plans for health care reform “are the greatest threat to freedom and liberty in our lifetime. The next 10 weeks or so will determine whether the United States is still going to be the country we love.”

Moore’s occasional partner, economist Art Laffer, concurred, telling the group “every single thing this administration has done is wrong.”

Yet Laffer also praised Obama, which caused more than a few eyes to roll in the crowd.

“It is very hard for me to think of any American leader who is more impressive as a person than Barack Obama and that’s really true,” Laffer said.

Obama and his team, Laffer said, “aren’t bad people. They’ve got a bad model. The way we view the world, we do have the economic high ground.”

7 comments Add your comment

ByteMe

July 16th, 2009
3:36 pm

Laffer still thinks he has the high ground after his voodoo economics has been thoroughly reputed??

I think the eye rolling was from the weed everyone in the room was smoking.

ByteMe

July 16th, 2009
3:36 pm

repudiated, not reputed. That grammar checker ready yet, AJC?

French leftist management

July 16th, 2009
5:30 pm

You crack me up, ByteMe. Right on, man :)

Ann Wood

July 17th, 2009
10:52 pm

By the time the idiots that voted for him figure out what is happening it will be too late. Obama is impressive, if you like thugs and bullies and Marxists.

Dave

July 20th, 2009
8:55 am

What if the Obama initiatives work? A lot of us “Comrades” think he will do a good job. The gloom and doom right wing will still complain about something. Conservatives wont support someone trying to make things better but will sure try to make it worse by slamming the Government and hoping the Economy fails. Talk about Patriotism! Republicans put us in this mess and all of a sudden have found their core values. Its too bad the Republicans could not admit their serious mistakes during the election campaigns so that the uneducated voter could forgive them and give them a third chance…But I guess once the Republicans recovered from their drunk power it was too late…Please stop your whining and go back into your caves! Written by a card carrying “Wasp”.

Russell Nassau

July 21st, 2009
10:35 pm

This is the same ole Republican talk..George W. Bush and his regime of Cheney, Rice, Rumsfold and others took this country down the tubes. The Republicans in this country has shown their true colors and disdain for this country when they voted Bush Jr. to a second term. Poor Obama and company are trying to fix the nearly unfixable. Wake up America..the Republicans truly hate America. They have destroyed our economy, our infrastures in our cities, they bombed their own financial institutions (911) Bush Jr. was apart of the plan…don’t be fooled. This man got away with the murder of over 3000 innocent Americans and blamed it on Osama bin Laden. Obama is not the enemy. America is broken…and we the people can fix it…the Republicans hate our country…they want the power again to finish off where Bush Jr. left over. The destructions was almost complete but the people spoke and elected a visionary for the country….the The Destroyers hated it and now they revenge for their trouncing during last years election. Real Americans will not be fooled….don’t believe these polls about our President….the enemies of Liberty and freedom (Republican party will stop at nothing to regain power and finish off the destruction of our country)..we can’t ever let that happen again.

Russell Nassau

July 21st, 2009
10:50 pm

Isn’t it amazing that if you divide a group of people in a collective manner you can conquer them. This whole political party stuff is just a big game of divide and conquer. Think about it…what’s the difference between a poor white uneducated democrat and a poor white uneducated hillbillie republican? Nothing….their both poor, uneducated,white and hated by rich, and educated democrats and republicans. The poor uneducated whites are the worst kind because they exactly believe they are respected by the rich republican politicians that they support and ya hoo too at the rallys….Deep down…they hate poor whites because as far as they are concern….there is no excuse for a white man to be poor in a country that was handed to them from the very beginning of time. So there you have it Republicans….you are hated just like everyone else…the only difference is….we know it….and you don’t.