Beware Obama’s Trojan Horse

Dick Morris wrote an interesting column over at, you can read the entire thing here.

Morris makes the hard-to-refute point that Obama and his henchmen in Congress are using an alleged recovery/stimulus package as a trojan horse to implement fundamental changes to the relationship between Americans and their government.  Morris argues that Obama will “dress up a generation of liberal priorities as necessary steps to fight the economic crisis”, taking advantage of our fear and panic to push through game-changing legislation under the cover of the economic crisis.  In that sense Obama is starting to look a little like FDR, the Left’s cherished creator of our leviathan government.  Morris writes:

We will enter his Administration as the United States, buoyed by an aggressive free market economy. We will exit his first year – and even the first hundred days – as France, burdened with massive government regulation, a vast public sector, and permanent middle class entitlements. And Obama will take care to arrange things so that massive and permanent political change accompanies his and protects his legislative achievements in the future.

You might want to think that this will be temporary, just the normal swinging of the pendulum back to the left, and that a future conservative leader will change things back.  But anyone who has observed the American system knows that entitlements are forever.  Morris closes with:

Most likely, Obama’s inability to tame the depression will erode his popularity during his first two years in office. But, by then, his proposals will be statutes. The fiscal parameters, the middle class’ expectations of no taxes and government handouts, and the demographics of our electorate will be changed forever.

Again, the best way to stimulate the economy would be a tax holiday for a few months… but that approach neither increases the politicians’ power nor our dependency on them so they will not let it happen.  Also, once people saw how much more money they make without withholding we could be looking at a tax revolt.  Which would be a very good thing.

It is time to stop the feel-good honeymoon and oppose the Socialist plans of our new President in every way.  He aims to create more dependence on government, which means more dependence on my tax dollars.  Collectivism is inherently immoral and is damaging to everyone except the losers getting a free ride; socialism is only good for those on the lowest rung on the socio-economic ladder.  Why in the hell should we change the entire system for their benefit?  “Common sense” is truly an oxymoron, like “tough liberal”.

13 responses to “Beware Obama’s Trojan Horse

  1. As if we could keep doing business like yester-year … there’s something wrong when the economy is handled as if it were a hand of black-jack …

  2. Excellent observations. Do you think that Atlas might just shrug? (Tax revolt?)

  3. you ain’t seen nothing yet

    As evidence of his “Change you can believe in” and his efforts toward cooperation, Barack Obama has agreed to forgive and forget, to work in cooperation with the felons, embezzlers and tax cheats who destroyed the world’s economy.

    By the way I like your blog; care to exchange reciprocal blogroll links?

    Read more about Obama’s breakthrough on setting an ethical example for the nation at

  4. Atlas is not a Titan anymore … thanks to an overdose of steroids Atlas shrinked and now he is a character in “Carnivàle” … I guess he’s the leading dwarf …

  5. Gilmour,

    Patrick was referring to one of the most important books of our time, Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. In that novel, the statists in government put such a huge burden on the productive people in society (nationalization, etc) that many of the biggest entrepreneurs just bailed on the system, and as you might expect, things fell apart without them.

    I would not be surprised to hear that you have never read it. The concepts and philosophy of the importance of the individual embodied in that book are to Leftists what the Communist Manifesto is to people who believe in freedom – threatening and scary.

    One thing is for sure: John Galt was not a Democrat. He understood economics; that proves it. How is it that Democrats are allegedly so smart but cannot grasp Econ 101? If you tax something you get less of it and if you subsidize something you get more of it. Democrats constantly strive to tax success and reward laziness. The results should be obvious: more dependent idiots who feel the need to vote for the Party of Loser Handouts: the Democrats.

  6. No wonder I’ve never heard of it … it’s more of the same …

  7. re: “more of the same”

    Correct, more of the same thing that built this country and gave us such amazing freedoms and a great standard of living. Government did not make America great, government is overhead, government is a stone that we all drag around. Government is rarely the solution to our problems… but often the cause.

    Check your premises.

  8. Naw naw … asked him knowingly … neo-cons weren’t around when we were fighting the forces of nature and Native-Americans … had they been, they would most certainly, given their inate ass-kissing abilities, be one of the ‘loyalists’ … but let’s assume that you missed my point completely, which also wouldn’t strike me as surprise … so, to clarify things, I meant ‘more of the same neo-con bushism’

  9. I added you to my blogroll, please do reciprocate. Thanks, Frank.

  10. Sorry fella … I’ve got a rep to preserve … nothing personal … besides, what would my leftist friends think if they inadvertendly came across with a link to From Scratch in your From The Foothills … that would be end of a long standing family tradition of leftwings …

  11. ROFL! I was replying to Frank as the comment suggested when I wrote “Thanks, Frank”. He asked that we exchange blogroll links. No worries, I will not mess up your liberal bonafides by asking you to expose your people to logic and critical thought… they would end up conservatives…. and you can’t have that.

  12. *chuckles*
    Great style you got there Publius! However, perhaps I should warn you…

    Never get into a battle of wits with an unarmed opponent! 😀

    Added you to the roll btw.

  13. If brains were something of value for you guys Dubya would never be nominated …

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