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President Obama Part Deux
President Obama Part Deux…
There are times lately when I wish - if only to prove a point - that President Obama would get a second term as Commander-In-Chief, because I am certain that his cult-like following would still find a way to excuse the utter failure of his economic policies. Take a panoramic look at what is happening in our country, and, yet, President Obama still has the support that he does. The political disconnect is that there are visible templates to see where we are heading with President Obama’s economic policies; one only has to look at Greece, Italy, Spain or the state of California to know where we are heading economically. Now, the Germans, the healthiest of the European countries, have mostly embraced Republican-like fiscal policies, yet our President is still pushing here the economic policies that have us hurting - no wonder that President Obama has given his support to those who are marching down at Wall Street and elsewhere, which might result in the chaos we are witnessing in Italy, Greece, and to a lesser extent, here.
Permit me to digress a little, but this vein of thinking is consonant to the theme of the blog. When Congress-woman Giffords was shot in Arizona, the pundits in the media were salivating… wishing that the perpetrator had Republican ties… some even jumped the gun and went right away to blame the Right Wing. Are these same media pundits now placing the onus on President Obama, in light of his expressed support for the occupiers protesting, for the sporadic violence we have seen in Oakland, California or the rapes of young women taking place down at Wall Street? It is a given objectively that we cannot and should not blame the collective for the deeds of a few, but I wished that those sentiments were employed for those in the Tea Party, who incidentally, did not engage in the behaviors that are being displayed by some in the so called “Occupy Movement.”
What is it that the Germans have done economically to foster economic health: they cut back on entitlements, reduced taxes to enable businesses to hire, and now the Germans have all of Europe looking at them as their economic savior – who among us could have imagine this scenario? It is only a matter of time before California and other states that are economic-fiscal-basket-cases, like Greece and Spain, will need to be bailed out by the Federal government. Can you imagine these ‘sick states’ going to Washington for fiscal help… it is akin to those who are sick with typhoid (states) mating with Typhoid Mary (the Feds under President Obama).
Look at the Greek people today… burning down their country because they do not want the austerity measures, which were conditional for the receipt of German succor - does this sounds familiar to anything we have going here in America? President Obama has doubled down with his economic policies, while still using President Bush as the boogie-man. Mark my prose that if President Obama were to be elected to a second term and we are still treading water economically, President Obama supporters with straight faces will still be blaming President Bush – by then those same Obama supporters might be petitioning to change our Constitution to enable a third term… so that President Obama, the secular messiah, could do what was supposed to be done economically in the first three years of his administration.