May 07, 2009

THE BADNESS OF OBAMA

Amritas pointed me towards a Lawrence Auster post that is the perfect explanation of how I too feel:

I have not been posting nearly as much about the actions of the Obama administration as might have been expected. One reason for this is that the badness of what Obama is doing, and the amount of it, and the complexity of it, is overwhelming and I frankly find it hard to take it in and form a view of it. When every day there are things being done by the administration that are off the chart, outside the scope of anything ever done by a U.S. president, how do you find adequate words to describe it and do it justice?

And when we combine this with the fact that Obama is extremely popular according to opinion polls, with 73 percent saying that he "cares about people like me," meaning that three quarters of Americans feel that this manifest anti-American president represents people like them, I frankly find it hard to get a handle on the situation.

I too am overwhelmed by the events unfolding in our country.  And I agree with the further comments at that Auster post and the Tea Party guests on last week's Glenn Beck show that our country has gone so far off the tracks that a McCain presidency would've only been incrementally less bad.

I'm frankly battered by the idea that there seem to be so many regular Americans out there who think like I do and want the kind of country I want...and none of them are in Washington.

And all that keeps running through my head is "When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another"...

I'm with John Wall: I'm ready for a divorce.

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1 I was just thinking this very same thought this morning when I was listening to a radio talk show host discussing how the unions had been placed in front of Chrysler's secured creditors.  Taking action that flies in the face of the rule of law makes me sick.  And, I tire of hearing people say things like, "Well BushCo tapped phones."  Uh, guess they missed the memo that the NSA was working OVERTIME for the new administration and without even so much as the parameters of the previous administration.  Whatever.

All I know is that if you invest & you the rules of the game change when the going gets tough, that is a sorry state of affairs for which someone ought to be ashamed.  But, 'shame' is not something I feel was a part of the new President's upbringing, so good luck with that.  I think he could have just called his one book "Audacity" and it would have been a more accurate descriptor of him.

Posted by: Guard Wife at May 07, 2009 02:11 PM (qk9Ip)

2 That Auster post sums up how I'm feeling, too - my issues blog has been gathering cobwebs b/c I just can't keep up. I have a house to run, commitments to meet, and other "real life" things, let alone picking apart (for the umpteenth time) why what's going on right now is wrong (and preaching to the choir while I'm doing it).

It's frustrating, b/c I feel like I should be speaking up more often, but I don't have the time or the mental capacity to deal with everything right now.

I started thinking it might be easier to blog about what Obama does that I *do* agree with, LOL...

I'm not up for a "divorce" yet, but I'm getting there.  Irreconcilable differences and lies and theft and all...

Posted by: kannie at May 07, 2009 02:30 PM (S6srO)

3 I love the divorce post. Read that a week or so after the election - and heard from a few that's exactly how they are feeling too.

I'm especially tired and ready for a divorce because everytime I bring up a logical complaint - ie, quit freakin' spending our money like it's a shopping spree - all the liberals come out of the wood work painting my view as an extremist (WTF? because I want the govt. to exercise some spending control for which they have NEVER once done). And then they have the audactiy (that they probably learned from their cult leader) to tell me I don't have a right to complain because I'm not giving the guy  "fair shake."

This coming from the group that in 2006 nearly 60% of them out right said they wanted Bush to fail. All the hypocrisy is giving me a maaaaaaaaahjah, mahjah headache. 

Posted by: Beth at May 08, 2009 03:44 PM (W3XUk)

4 Dude, I totally had to crack up that I objected to frivolous government spending and your buddy accused me of being anti-Sesame Street.  Wow.  Of all the stupid government spending, he picked the "meanest" thing to latch on to and accuse me of.  But it's for the children!  Evil Republicans don't want children to learn their ABCs!

You are a better woman than I for trying to argue back against that nonsense.

Posted by: Sarah at May 08, 2009 04:30 PM (TWet1)

5 Republicans don't want Omerican children to learn the letter "O," the symbOl of our salvatiOn. They don't want children to read the truth as written by al-Gore, Mike al-Moor, Noam Chomsky, and Bill Ayers. They just want an illiterate populace addicted to Faux "News."  They'll achieve that goal in two easy steps. First abolish Sesame Street, then abolish the public schools.  Just imagine millions of poor kids wandering the streets without free education, lunches, or health care while only the rich kids go to private schools where they are indocrinated in creationism and Social Darwinism.  Mesmerized by Faux TV programming, this deprived generation will be exploited by the corporations which will never pay them minimum wage - and never pay the government a cent in taxes.

Is that what you want for The Children™?

Don't let it happen.  Don't let these John Galt wannabes destroy Omerica and then divorce themselves from the W-reckage.  They must stay.  They must serve.

Posted by: kevin at May 08, 2009 05:05 PM (+nV09)

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