Obama v Palin
You really should read this guy every day – he averages 5 to 7 quick posts a day, all of them spot on in wonderment at the folly of our “leaders” — who have now gone off the edge, as Mr. Surber so wonderfully puts.
And there’s where you can see Obama’s Declaration of Muslimness – maybe not quite a Muslim, but close enough for government work, as they joke goes. I’m not sure if I care one way or the other – it’s the obfuscation that bothers me. Religion is personally held, and the First Amendment takes care of that. I’m a Hussite, a Czech religion of freethinking and liberty, and equality and no hierarchy. And if Obama is a Muslim, then just say it dude, and be done with it. Now that would be Audacious. Though the man can’t live up to his own promulgations.
Then there’s this wonderful article, a good long read, about “our ruling elite.” They of course think they are the ruling elite, but they are about to be disabused of the notion. Odd, the Czechs, and I’m sure the rest of those under the glories of International Socialism, said “They pretend to pay us, and we pretend to work, and on Tuesday they give us sausage.” (I know, my cousins who live in Prague told me this in Czech and in fractured English.) Our ruling elite, or ORE – like to think the same thing. What they are about to find out is “We pretend to let them rule, and we do real work, and on Tuesday in November we’re going to fire as many as we can.”
I read: There is no guarantee that a company will be “too big to fail” but it makes a taxpayer bailout a matter of last resort rather than panicked action by government. The point being, even if we allow a failing giant to go out of business, it must be managed very carefully so as not to spook the rest of the market and guarantee an orderly exit for the business.
To which I can point out to ways of thinking that counter this: One is that there already is carefully managed way to “fail” a company – it’s called the bankruptcy system. One of the miracles of Modern America, which other countries don’t really have, it’s the concept of an orderly dismantling of a bankrupt entity with each legally entitled creditor getting what it is legally entitled to. Of course, the president ran roughshod over first-dibs creditors in bailing out the too big to fail General Motors, abusing the careful management system. But second, no company would ever be considered “too big to fail” if they were actually allowed to fail with the certain guarantee that there would never be any government bailout other than the carefully managed bankruptcy proceedings. If everyone knew that no company would ever get bailed out the consequences would be two – One, no company would become as risky as they would become if they knew the government would bail them out – and Two, there would be no shock to the system whatsoever as everyone would see that, “oh well, Big Bank, Inc, is going under any day now, let’s get ready.” But by bailing out by whim – Lehman Bros. > No – Bear Stearns > Half – General Motors > Yes. It’s this sort of political promiscuity that leads to shocks and worse.
And then one should always read more of this sort at: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/brent-baker/2010/07/16/end-seismic-week-nets-relay-frustration-public-not-giving-obama-credit-#ixzz0tuguBBuV
The disconnect: “So what’s going on? It’s this: As unemployment has gone up, up, up, the President’s approval rating on the economy has gone down, down, down.” Tapper also pointed out how “the stimulus bill and health care legislation remain controversial, and Wall Street reform is so complicated, people are not sure what’s in it, as Vice President Biden acknowledged to us in an interview to air Sunday on This Week.”
And so a bill opposed by a majority is merely “controversial”? HA! But worse, Biden abdicated his responsibility to “faithfully execute the laws of the United States” by simply not knowing what’s in the law in the first place. This sort of Micky Rooney-Judy Garland “We’ll write a law!” and have no earthly clue what’s in it so as to effectively not be able to execute the law is dictatorial. And alas, most dictators get executed. Fortunately for Biden we only vote the bums out here.
One Chuck Todd is quote as saying to Our President – our employee! — such mush:
Do you think Washington is broken? And the reason I ask you this, because when you appointed – you did the recess appointment of Donald Berwick. You seemed to send the message of one of two things. Either you didn’t want to debate about health care again on Capitol Hill, which got a little raucous a year ago or you know what? “The Senate process is broken and we gotta go around it?”
When the President responded that he couldn’t afford to “Play political games with the Senate,” something he himself did by using the recess appointment, Todd didn’t call him on it, choosing instead to ask, once again, if Washington was “broken?” Todd also could’ve highlighted the President’s personal hypocrisy on this issue — a point even the liberal Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus caught — as in 2005, when George W. Bush recess appointed John Bolton to UN ambassador, a then Senator Obama claimed: “To some degree, he’s damaged goods.”
The later part is tit-for-tat politics, that’s the ugly nature of the beast, which is why less is always more when it comes to politics – but it’s the Bold statement that’s the key – so the president can’t afford to play political games, eh? Well, Obama, that’s your job. Your jobs is to play games with the Senate so that the people are represented. Your job is manifestly not to just bypass the Senate so you might exercise your will. This sort of Royalism is what the TEA Party is against.
And for those who pine away that “nobody protested Bush and his deficits, his spending, his dictatorial power,” all I can say is that “Sometimes the impossible takes a little longer.” Meaning: the upsurge in complaints against the newly Royalist government began under Bush but increased under Obama, and just over a year ago, some few months into Obama’s term, the Great Awakening began.
The great balloon of disregard that Americans have for authority has now been pricked, and Obama is holding the needle, and lo, beware, you got a bunch of pissed off Americans on your hands. Which is not a good idea as any Japanese admiral > Yamamoto the day after Pearl Harbor: “I’m afraid we woke a sleeping giant” < can tell you. Too bad O, it was your call. You made the bed, sleep soundly.
Which brings me to the aggravating point of the day – which is this:
This guy Tony Lee wrote about how Obama and Palin share “similar paths.” I’m not sure why he wrote it – but he did. Perhaps to warn us of “untried leaders.” Yeah, well, such is not the case. And might I remind everyone that Lincoln was nothing more than a Congressman when he became president.
So I wrote this comment on their public posting board:
>> So, other than the manifest boatload of differences there are parallels? Yah, with one big, big difference: Obama was pushed into the presidency by a powerful cabal of international socialists, with his shady and unknown past still locked away, after hanging around with America-haters, who’s a man who never seemed to work a day in his life, and the conniving sycophancy of the mainstream press to make the glass slipper fit. While she went into politics on her own in her little town, and got herself elected with no forethought of ever running for governor, never mind president, but plucked from obscurity, and from the moment she hit the hustings was brutally pilloried by the media and the establishment.
He lauded from day one, she treated like a dingbat from day one. And in nearly every poll of late she’s even with him — he’s loved by media, she hated, and he still can’t top her popularity. He did nothing during the Bush years but stay home from his day job, she’s out there in the country throughout Obama’s presidency because her supports won’t let her go home. He apologizes for our faults, she lauds our greatness. And so Obama, in a slushy slide of support by major players got himself elected with barely a few point to spare, running against an inept codger.
And so Palin, popular still, despite the calumny thrown at her by virtually every quarter of the establishment. So one a cipher with powerful support. The other an open book with the powerful flummoxed on how to Stop! her. Yah, plenty o’ parallels there. He a liar hiding in secret meetings, she with character and honest gumption.
About the only similarities they really have on the way to the White House is they’ll both go down Pennsylvania Avenue.
And that’s what I have to say about that.
Oh, one more thing: www.sarahpac.org
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