Obama Presidency – Wherefore Art Thou?
We’ve been pretty harsh on our young President. We’ve taken him to task on virtually every word and every item of his agenda… with good reason. Those of us who managed not to be mesmerized by the glitzy rock concert/camp meeting atmosphere that surrounded the unlikely, albeit meteoric, rise of this young first term senator from Illinois were in turn bemused and then alarmed.
We had been looking into what young Mr. Obama had been doing, where he had been and what he had been saying. Critics rightly pointed out that his resume was as thin as a layer of shellac and that the presidency didn’t lend itself to on-the-job training. We Conservatives emphasized that he had no executive experience at all. We were shouted down, called racist rednecks and all of the other labels that the left uses to marginalize opposition opinions. I’ve enumerated all of the reasons Obama won and McCain lost in detail. I’ve also described the state of the electorate, shocked into inaction over the advent of the recession and the BLITZKRIEG of the unholy alliance between Democrat politicians scrambling to cover their dirty tracks behind the banking and sub-prime mortgage crash and their allies and lapdogs of the statist ‘mainstream’ media.
Fast forward to today… Obama has been solidly resisted on everything he has attempted thus far. The American people rose up and said HELL NO! What looked like a cakewalk for the ‘prancing pony’ less than a year ago has become a nightmarish quagmire, reducing the once supremely arrogant Obama and the Democrat majority to confusion and disarray.
Modeling his statist government and it’s grand schemes on European socialism was his fatal flaw. The European states do not have the TRADITIONS of freedom we so cherish. Americans believe strongly enough in our freedoms to send our best and brightest to fight, bleed and die on every continent on Earth. Many countries owe their very existence to us. Once America recognized that Obama’s end game was and is nothing more than a soft tyranny the game was up.
It’s not over. Not nearly so. The Democrat sleazy trick department goes on unabated. On February 25, 2010, Obama will hold his bi-partisan summit on health care. He has ‘commanded’ that the Republicans bring their ideas to ‘improve’ health care. This is an easy one. We should have one stand and one stand only… SCRAP IT AND START OVER! By the way, any Republican that buys into this crap should be removed from office… PERIOD. Democrats may still try the so-called nuclear option though the political consequences could be dramatic.
The following members of Congress were invited to the event:
Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., Majority Leader
Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Republican Leader
Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill., Majority Whip
Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., Republican Whip
Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., Chairman of the Finance Committee
Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, Ranking Member of the Finance Committee
Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, Chairman of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee
Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., Ranking Member of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee
Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., Member of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee
Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Speaker of the House
Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md., Majority Leader
Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, Republican Leader
Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C., Majority Whip
Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., Republican Whip
Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee
Rep. Dave Camp, R-Mich., Ranking Member of the Ways and Means Committee
Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee
Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, Ranking Member of the Energy and Commerce Committee
Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., Chairman of the Education and Labor Committee
Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., Ranking Member of the Education and Labor Committee
Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., Chair Emeritus of the Energy and Commerce Committee
Look for Obama to try to enact portions of, or all of, health care by Presidential fiat (executive order) if he doesn’t get his way. He would have to know that it would effectively doom his presidency. Is he that much of an ideologue? I guess we’ll find out. Much the same way, the EPA may try to enact cap and trade by regulatory order. Which is reason enough to get rid of this massive unelected bureaucratic empire that is bent on destroying American business and our way of life.
Don’t take your eyes off of these people for a split second.
Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis
© Skip MacLure 2010