By: Wayne Brown
America is sitting at the edge of financial disaster and those who dictate our budgets and control our finances, namely Congress and the President, are out running about. Congress is in recess and the President is on the campaign trail preparing for a Facebook town hall meeting and raising campaign money for his camp. Never mind that the country is on the brink of going to hell. Has there ever been a time when incompetence and arrogance was in such plentiful supply in the high towers of our government?
Obama has basically set back undetached and watched while the Republicans attempted to fulfill their campaign promises from the 2010 elections. No doubt, the conservative side of the aisle got a strong nod from the American people saying, “clean it up”; “stop the spending”; “get control of the insanity”. Instead we see promises of $100 billion in cuts drop to $ 60 billion then to $38 billion only to find out that the real net impact might not be more than $500 million dollars. Now, the conservative side of the aisle is sitting there on vacation with egg on its face for being so manipulated by the left in their compromise. On top of that, the President remains detached and gets little or no mud on his sleeve.
Obama lit the fires of class envy and hatred of the rich with his deficit spending proposal. Of course he has no interest in reducing spending or the deficit. But the proposal accomplishes what he needs which is division in the masses. The rich are not paying enough. The poor need to hate the rich for not footing the bill. My program will tax the rich if only those nasty republicans could find the guts to pass it in the House. Oh yeah, he is igniting the fires in the hopes of pulling together the vote within the poorer sectors of our country.
Of course, in addressing the issue of deficit spending, Obama was quite clear that no one will touch Social Security on his watch. He made sure those senior citizens who he needs in his voting corner got the message that he was not the bad guy. He was the one who was going to save Social Security from the mean old people who want to take it all away. That’s his message and it plays true with far too many seniors especially in light of the fact that he has already thrown most of them under the bus with the Obama-Care system that is currently in the implementation stage. At the same time, he has Nancy Pelosi out running her collagen-injected mouth yelling “Hands off our MediCare!” How dare this woman who supervised the late night ram-rodding and backroom dealing to put Obama-Care into law have the audacity to even let the word “Medicare” cross her lips? She gave up those rights long ago. But it sure plays well with senior-class America in sending the message that the democrats are fighting hard to keep the bad guys from taking things away…another win for Obama.
Obama just challenged the Republicans to come across the aisle and tackle immigration reform with him prior to 2012. He knows that is not going to happen because he is unwilling to address border security yet wants the entire platform for citizenship revamped so that he can start handing out “free citizenship” vouchers to his potential supporters. He knows that he has to do strong lip service to the issue to cement the Hispanic/Latino voting blocks across the country. If he cannot get process, he will use lip service to attack the conservatives and make it appear that they are the bad guys in the deal and he is the good guy simply trying to solve the problem for these people.
If ever there was a definition of “transparency”, Obama is a walking, breathing example of it. I have never seen a more manipulative and plotting individual willing to use any issue to his advantage. I have never seen any politician grab issues with such sincerity when he has not intention or finding a solution but only using it as his point of leverage to get what he wants from the public which he is manipulating. Politics is a tough business and always has been but this man’s approach to it is pure poison for America.
At the same time, looking to the conservative side of the aisle, all I can say is “shame on you.” Shame on you for sitting there with your thumbs in your butt and letting this man run about blaming you for everything. What are you waiting for…official election time? You are willing to sit there and do little or nothing while these people play you like naïve school boys on the first day of class. At what point do you stand up and call things what they really are? Oh, let’s just wait until the election and then we can have our say. Well, guess what sports fans, the damn election is too far away to wait and by that time you are going to be so far down on the defensive that you cannot ever hope to dig your way out if you have Jesus Christ himself on the ticket.
Americans are benignly stupid. We keep our head in the sands and pay little attention hoping only to hear good things. Some of us actually believe the poison that Obama and his minions are spreading on a daily basis and actually think that he has the best interest of the country at the forefront. Too many hear only what they want to hear and let the rest just blow by. Far too many assign no accountability or level of measure to the promises…the talk, the rhetoric which is so cheap to throw about when you have the Presidential podium in front of you.
The American voter needs to start listening to what is being said. “We are going to reduce the spending”….when? “We are going to lower the debt”….when? “We are going to have healthcare for everyone”….how? Obama throws this stuff around all the time but when the time for action comes, his implementation date is out beyond the bonds of his personal safety and desires. “Oh, we’ll do that but it will be after I am re-elected.”
“For now, let’s just plan on going ahead with raising taxes on the rich and see if we really need to do anything else. If we do, we’ll do that after I’m re-elected.”
Please name me one thing this man has touched since he took office that is better than it was before he showed up? I cannot think of a thing and I try often to do so. He is quite adept at labeling existing issues as “flawed” and in need of reform or possible replacement. In his mind, the “citizen requirements” which have served this country effectively for over 200 years are “flawed’ and must be totally reformed. He says that in light of the fact that we can’t find our federal butt with both hands on our southern border and gain security. He says that because he is courting the Hispanic vote just as he is courting the tree-hugger/environmental vote, as he courts the union vote. The man is courting so many different voting blocks that he cannot afford to do anything for fear that he will alienate to vote in some sector. This is not leadership, its prostitution, and it is criminal.
The Attorney General, Eric Holder, has been allowed to throw out prosecution of Black Panthers who aggressively suppressed potential voters in polling sites around the country. The prosecution was dropped even though expert testimony was at hand that had witnessed the events. He has botched the prosecution of known terrorists and essentially relegated the justice system to slapping them on the hand as they let them go. He has filed suit against Arizona when the state is at wits end in terms of providing for the safety and security of its citizens on the southern border. But, in turn, Holder is more than willing to use taxpayer dollars to defend the rights of a first year teacher to leave her job for an extended period of time so she can go on a trek to Mecca. Is it apparent that maybe there is another voting sector that is getting heavily courted here?
There is nothing taking place in this country today that has the direction to sustain or celebrate the process and framework on which this country was founded and grew. Americans are virtually sitting back and allowing Obama and an out of control Congress to dismantle our financial system, our laws, our international relations, and eventually, our freedoms. How long do you wait before you say ‘enough’? The time will come when we have all had ‘enough’ but by that time, there may not be any recourse. As it is today, we have a Congress which simply ignores the mandates of its functionality in terms of budgets and spending. We have a justice department bent on bringing about anything but justice. We have a President who may not even be a citizen of the country as stipulated by law yet there’s not one who requires him to prove it even as we approach the re-election process. Where does it stop? Where are the laws, the rules, the regulations? Where is the Rule of Law in our society today? These are things we better figure out and do it fast because the clock is ticking and time is surely running out…yet our Congress is on vacation and our President is out campaigning. God Bless America!
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