Hey friends! While I'm out of sorts because of chemo a blogging friend of mine, Robert, has offered to do a guest column for my blog. I hope you enjoy Robert's insightful post and check out his blog, "Wise Conservatism", in the blog roll. Happy reading!
Obama has failed.......even as he is pushing his "so called" Summer of Recovery.
If you tell a lie enough times, eventually, the people will begin to believe it as the truth. That is what we have happening now. Obama, is saying over and over again, that this is the summer of recovery, when in fact it isn't happening. But, saying it over and over and over again, does not make it so.
That quote tells it like it is. The Gaffe-o-Matic Joe Biden keeps doing that, too. It seems that the entire left end of the spectrum in our government are there only for progagating the same lie, in the hopes that we, the American people fall for it, as we always have in the past. I will explain this in a bit. But they do not stop there.
Even after a year of working the economy the way they want, they still turn to Bush bashing and blaming Bush for the troubles that they are having. Historically, it has been proven, that liberalism and Socialism do not work. Liberalism, if left to it’s own devices, implodes like we are seeing now. They start out with government programs to help the needy. This in itself is not a bad thing. No one ever said it was. But, like I said, it doesn’t stop there. Liberalism will not work unless it grows government. A big government, and our constitution are not compatible. Just like Sharia Law and our Constitution are not compatible.
This is something that bothers me, and I know it bothers Seane-Anna, and the rest of America who do not like what Obama is doing. The fact is the left is so disconnected from the American people, and that they do not care to get connected to us, is insulting. It's insulting because they feel we are too stupid to know what we want. It is really galling that Obama and his gang really think the American people are dumb enough to fall for their propaganda. And Propaganda is what it all is folks. It’s as if they think we can't see reality, even though we're the ones living it, not Obama and his limousine liberal friends. They cannot seem to tell the truth to us no matter what, but they think that their lies are not detected by us either.
Now it is like I said a few paragraphs ago. They think that we believe their lies, mainly because we have allowed them to be implemented in the past. I have a sort of historical perspective on this, because in my 58 years, I have seen freedom after freedom taken away from us in the name of bigger government and more governmental programs. Freedoms like being able to pray in school. Freedoms like learning America is a great nation. Freedoms like learning the truth, which for the most part isn't taught anymore in government schools. Freedoms like being able to put our children into private schools. That freedom isn't gone yet, but you can see the government trying to take that one too.
In Chicago, the second amendment of the Constitution does not apply anymore because the average person cannot own or possess handguns. This did not happen overnight either. It started out small, with a law to help the police fight crime. When that didn’t work they went to the next step. And on and on, always with the same pretext that if we do this, the desired effect will happen. The trouble is, the desired effect of the government, and the desired effect of the people soon parted ways, and the people didn’t speak up....and we ended up with the second amendment of our constitution being junked in Chicago by the usual thuggish style of politics, and criminal polticians, that has now hit the White House.
Chicagoans allowed their rights to bear arms to be taken away from them. We are now fighting it, because we see what is going on. The difference being is that Chicago had it happen to them over generations. We are seeing it happen in less than a decade. That is the other side of Liberalism. They start out slow, and when they get what they want, which is total power, they go power crazy and start implementing their ideals with no regard to what the people want. And there is the disconnect from the people. It is the same as the analogy of the Frog. Drop it into a boiling pot of water and it will leap out to keep from boiling to death. Put it in cool water, and slowly heat it up, the Frog will sit there and cook because it doesn’t see or feel the danger of what is coming before it’s too late. That is how the liberals have pushed they’re agenda since the beginning. Things that are seen as normal today would have been completely rebuffed 50 years ago if tried then.
We the people, still see the Constitution as the document that forms this Republic into the great nation that she is. They the liberal left, sees the Constitution as a document that is flawed and in the way of the things they want to do. Nancy Pelosi spoke it right out in the open a few months ago, when a reporter asked her if the Health care bill was Constitutional. Her reply was telling if nothing else, when she said, ‘Are you kidding???’ Fortunately, the reporter wasn’t kidding. UNFORTUNATELY, Pelosi wasn’t either. That is how these liberals believe. But there is more.
On October the 29th of 2008, before the election was voted on Thomas Sowell said this about an Obama Presidency. And his words have all but come true. Read them:
"........if Sen. Barack Obama wins, it is more likely to be historic — and catastrophic.
Once the election is over, the glittering generalities of rhetoric and style will mean nothing. Everything will depend on performance in facing huge challenges, domestic and foreign. Performance is where Obama has nothing to show for his political career, either in Illinois or in Washington.
Policies he proposes under the change banner are almost all policies that have been tried repeatedly in other countries — and failed repeatedly in other countries.
Politicians telling businesses how to operate? That’s been tried in countries around the world, especially during the second half of the 20th century. It has failed so often and so badly that even socialist and communist governments were freeing up their markets by the end of the century. The economies of China and India began to take off into high rates of growth when they got rid of precisely the kinds of policies that Obama is advocating for the United States under the magic mantra of change.
Putting restrictions on international trade in order to save jobs at home? That was tried here with the Hawley-Smoot tariff during the Great Depression.
Unemployment was 9 percent when that tariff was passed to save jobs, but unemployment went up instead of down and reached 25 percent before the decade was over.
Higher taxes to “spread the wealth around,” as Obama puts it? The idea of redistributing wealth has turned into the reality of redistributing poverty, in countries where wealth has fled and a lack of incentives has stifled the production of new wealth.
Economic disasters, however, may pale by comparison with the catastrophe of Iran with nuclear weapons. Glib rhetoric about Iran’s being “a small country,” as Obama called it, will be a bitter irony for Americans who will have to live in the shadow of a nuclear threat that cannot be deterred, as that of the Soviet Union could be, by the threat of a nuclear counterattack. Suicidal fanatics cannot be deterred. If they are willing to die and we are not, then we are at their mercy — and they have no mercy. Moreover, once they get nuclear weapons, that situation cannot be reversed.
Is this the legacy we wish to leave our children and grandchildren, by voting on the basis of style and symbolism, rather than substance?
If Barack Obama thinks that such a catastrophe can be avoided by sitting down and talking with the leaders of Iran, then he is repeating a fallacy that helped bring on World War II. In a nuclear age, one country does not have to send troops to occupy another country to conquer it. A country is conquered if another country can dictate who rules it, as the Mongols once did with Russia, and as Osama bin Laden tried to do when he threatened retaliation against places in the United States that voted for President Bush. But he didn’t have nuclear weapons to back up that threat — yet.
America has never been a conquered country, so it may be very hard for most Americans even to conceive what that can mean. After France was conquered in 1940, it was reduced to turning over some of its own innocent citizens to the Nazis to kill, just because those citizens were Jewish. Do you think our leaders wouldn’t do that? Not even if the alternative was to see New York and Los Angeles go up in mushroom clouds? If I were Jewish, I wouldn’t bet my life on that.
What the Middle East fanatics want is not just our resources or even our lives, but our humiliation first, in whatever sadistic ways they can think of. Their lust for humiliation has been demonstrated repeatedly in their videotaped beheadings that find such an eager market in the Middle East. None of this can be prevented by glib talk, but only by character, courage, and decisive actions, none of which Obama has ever demonstrated."
Now, after months and a few years since that was printed by Thomas Sowell, can you see that he was right? If you can’t, then you are still stuck in Obama’s mantra chant of “change change change” because you do not like America as a free nation. But if you are a Patriotic and Freedom loving American, then you can see it only too well.
Obama told us when the Stimulus was being pushed, that if we didn’t pass it, and spend those hundreds of billions of dollars, that we didn’t have, then Unemployment would continue to go up and the economy would crash and burn. He said if it was passed, unemployment would not go above 8%. It has and it continues to hover at or above 10% now. And the government is now telling us that is the new normal. HUH????
It’s just like in Chicago. For generations they were telling the people, get the guns off the streets. If guns are outlawed, there will be no crime. But crime flourished there. Why? Because the people’s ability to defend themselves against the criminals was taken away. When guns were outlawed, only the outlaws had the guns. Where there is no protection for the people, crime WILL flourish, with abandon. As it has in Chicago.
It is then, when they’re ideas do not work, that they turn to the other tactic that they have always used. And that is out and out lying. As with Chuck Schumer in 2008 said, when trying to help the liberal cause, that "Conservatism is akin to porn."
The evidences are all there to tell the American people that Liberalism will NOT work under any circumstances. Yet, the politicians on the left continue to push it on us, and like in the last election, we continue to fall for it.
They have pushed their socialistic health care bill on us, just as Europe is opting out of the same system because it didn’t work! And the same can be said about almost everything that Obama has tried to push on us since becoming president. And yet, even after more than a year in office.....he is still trying the same thing that the Liberals would not allow anyone else to get away with. And that is blame the previous administration, and not taking credit for the fiasco that He himself has caused. And that is the last thing I wish to talk about when it comes to the liberals. Their ideals will never work. But when they don’t work, they place the blame elsewhere. Always elsewhere. Never where the blame actually belongs. And that is the implementation of ideals that will never work. They have historically proven to never work, and those ideals at this very moment, all over the world, are not working and are being stopped because of it. But not here. Obama is pushing these same failed agenda’s saying that we need to do this to save the economy. He is so moronic at times. But so can we be.
When are we going to learn? America is a great country. America is a strong country. But America can be destroyed. The left right now, is on the path to doing just that. Is that what we Americans want? I mentioned to my children just the other day, that for the first time in my time, I can actually say, that if we do not change the path that the liberal government has placed us on, that that I can see a world, where America will NOT exist when they are adults. That to me is a sad thing to consider. I hope it is to all other patriotic Americans.....
"If we cease to be a nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under."
-President Ronald Reagan-