Anyone who has observed politics for any length of time (this excludes you legions of early-20-something Obamabots who think you know politics) knows that power hungry politicians never let a good crisis go to waste. Particularly those politicians who, like our current empty suit President, think that government is the solution to all problems great and small.
Writing over at The NY Daily News, Charles Krauthammer points out the egregiously dishonest sleight of hand that Mr Obama is attempting to pull off during this [government caused] economic crisis. While first admitting that all politicians try to play some games with numbers to suit their agenda, he points out how much more dishonest Obama is than any recent predecessors:
The logic of Obama’s address to Congress went like this:
“Our economy did not fall into decline overnight,” he averred. Indeed, it all began before the housing crisis. What did we do wrong? We are paying for past sins in three principal areas: energy, health care and education – importing too much oil and not finding new sources of energy (as in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and the Outer Continental Shelf?), not reforming health care and tolerating too many bad schools.
The “day of reckoning” has now arrived. And because “it is only by understanding how we arrived at this moment that we’ll be able to lift ourselves out of this predicament,” Obama has come to redeem us with his far-seeing program of universal, heavily nationalized health care; a cap-and-trade tax on energy; and a major federalization of education with universal access to college as the goal.
Amazing. As an explanation of our current economic difficulties, this is total fantasy. As a cure for rapidly growing joblessness, a massive destruction of wealth, a deepening worldwide recession, this is perhaps the greatest non sequitur ever foisted upon the American people.
Krauthammer nails that completely: this is about the biggest non sequitur ever belched out by a President. For you Obama supporters and other government-damaged myrmidons, a non sequitur is when someone puts forth data then leaps to a conclusion that is completely unrelated to the previous supporting evidence, literally “it does not follow”. More specifically to this discussion, our current woes have absolutely nothing to do with health care costs, lack of taxes on energy, or more government meddling in education. Heck, it is decades of liberal control of education that have left us with enough people incapable of critical thinking to result in the Obama presidency. Mr Obama, like any good statist tyrant-wannabe, is striking while the iron is hot, sneaking in a complete collectivist agenda under the radar using the economic crisis and crybaby squabbles with Rush Limbaugh as a cover. Slimeball.
Krauthammer goes one better:
Indeed, one could perversely make the case that, if anything, the proliferation of overeducated, Gucci-wearing, smart-ass MBAs inventing ever more sophisticated and opaque mathematical models and debt instruments helped get us into this credit catastrophe in the first place.
Heh. As those of you who pay attention to what really happens know, as opposed to what the Pravda trifecta of Katie and Brian and Charlie tell you is happening, former ballerina Rahm Emanuel dropped his guard (like Obama with Joe the Plumber) and let the truth slip out:
“You never want a serious crisis to go to waste,” said chief of staff Rahm Emanuel. “This crisis provides the opportunity for us to do things that you could not do before.”
Things. Now we know what they are. The markets’ recent precipitous decline is a reaction not just to the absence of any plausible bank rescue plan, but also to the suspicion that Obama sees the continuing financial crisis as usefully creating the psychological conditions – the sense of crisis bordering on fear-itself panic – for enacting his “Big Bang” agenda to federalize and/or socialize health care, education and energy, the commanding heights of post-industrial society.
Clever politics, but intellectually dishonest to the core. Health, education and energy – worthy and weighty as they may be – are not the cause of our financial collapse. And they are not the cure. The fraudulent claim that they are both cause and cure is the rhetorical device by which an ambitious President intends to enact the most radical agenda of social transformation seen in our lifetime.
Wake up, people! If you are a loser then I am sure that you welcome this talk. After all, you need to find someone else to blame for your lack of success and dishonest slicksters like Obama will tell that you that the modern version of the 1930’s German Jews are the successful people in our society. Soon people who are net taxpayers will have to wear a big yellow dollar sign patch like the Jews in Germany before the Holocaust.
Here is the bottom line, people: Collectivism is inherently and fundamentally immoral. Collectivism says that I am not a free individual, that instead I am owned by the government and I am merely a cow to be milked for the collective good so that other people can be lazy worthless pieces of excrement.
I gave that beta male empty suit his chance and he has proven to be exactly what I knew that he was a year ago: a dangerous and radical statist bent on crushing the ideals that made this country great. When he won the election, I peeled the anti-Obama stickers off of my truck to give him a chance. I just ordered a new custom bumpersticker that is going to make Obama supporters fume. It correctly labels him as an “Empty Suit Socialist” with a subtitle of “you myrmidons got duped”. You morons did get duped, either that or American freedoms are less important to you than using government to steal other (hard working, more successful) peoples’ property.
“The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other peoples’ money.” – Margaret Thatcher
You dishonestly self-labeled progressives make me sick.