Up in smoke...
It's been a year now since the Obama administration proclaimed the "Recovery Summer" (or, the Summer of Love for what "The One" is doing for the economy).
So how'd all that work out? Well, unless you're a government employee, not too good.
American Job Creators has a great video out which pretty well get's the point across. Enjoy - and feel free to share...
If you’re a “thinking adult”, you’ve probably noticed that the speeches of President Obama aren’t quite the glorious events they once were.
It’s sad to think that only two short years ago, Barack Obama could show up anywhere, crank up the reverb, read the teleprompter, and women would faint, atheists would fall to their knees, and the world’s tyrants were allegedly streaming to Google to learn how to turn their swords into plowshares.
That’s no longer the case. Since the mid-term elections, even before friendly crowds, Obama seems at best mechanical, and at worst distracted. He’s become the American version of former Soviet Premier, Mikihail Gorbachev (circa 1988).
Obama talks easily of freedom, prosperity, and the inspiration of individual initiative, but “thinking adults” realize that in 1988, as now, no one rises to the top of the Politburo or the Democratic party without unassailable Marxist credentials.
“Thinking adults” realize that recent history shows both Marxists and Democrats speak of freedom,
individual initiative, and prosperity, when they really mean government mandate, government oversight, and government approval.
But that’s where Obama’s similarity to Gorbachev ends. Unlike Gorbachev, who was economically forced to adopt policies of “glasnost” (openness), and “perestroika” (restructuring) in order to hold power, Obama actually came to power promising openness and restructuring, by campaigning against economic damage caused by his own party’s policies. Which only proves Obama may be as smart as he is anti-American.
But today, despite the same broad, calculated smile, the same impressive baritone voice, the same attention grabbing cadence, few are swooning, fewer are genuflecting, and America’s enemies actually are, streaming to Google to find out how to get their hands on nuclear weapons.
The major difference between the Obama persona of the 2008 campaign and the Obama reality of 2011 is that now when Obama speaks people are finally listening to the words. And though the words made as little sense in 2008 as they do in 2011, this time there seems to be more “thinking adults”.
Once you engage your brain and realize that Obama’s speeches are circular contradictions that violate every tenet of capitalism, the Constitution, and common sense you can’t help but notice that his voice sounds eerily similar to the arbitrary, soulless droning of the vuvuzela’s made famous at the 2010 World Cup soccer tournament in South Africa.
During each World Cup soccer match, goals were scored, players excelled, players disappointed, and a champion was decided. The only constant during the 2010 World Cup was the constant, meaningless wail of those thin, plastic horns.
And so it is with our thin, plastic, President. In the months preceding the 2010 mid-terms, political points were scored, candidates excelled, candidates disappointed, and elections were decided. The only constant was the desperate, predictable whine of the “Vuvuzela in Chief”.
Whereas Gorbachev was willing to compromise on his government’s economically destructive policies if it meant the Soviet Union’s survival, even after a self described “shellacking” in the 2010 mid-terms, Obama is more intent than ever on preserving those same economically destructive policies. Which means perhaps Obama is much more anti-American than he is smart.
So there he was, the “Vuvuzela in Chief”, droning on during the 2011 State of the Union Address. Once again promising “He” knew how to make the nation right. (americanrhetoric.com)
This time “He’d” insist that America couldn’t survive unless 80 percent of the population had access to high speed rail. “He’d” inform us that we couldn’t “win the future” unless we had new airports like those anti-environment oil gluttons the Chinese.
He’d assure us it was absolutely imperative for 98 percent of the population to have high speed internet access. “He’d” again stress investments (spending) on “biomedical research, information technology, and especially clean energy technology” which if we’d only join with “him” might even mean we’d be able to have 80 percent of our electricity from some wonderful clean energy sources by “2035?. There was of course, no word on the dwindling energy resources available for 2011.
The Vuvuzela droned on.
Don’t worry by 2015 if we just cared enough and spent enough with more research and incentives (paid by whom?) we’d be able to break our dependence on oil, which would mean we’d be the “first country to have one million electric vehicles on the road”. WOW! Finally! Energy Independence !
Yes, “He” also had recommendations for the “hard-hit construction industry”. They were needed to repair America’s infrastructure. Of course to do this we’d need to “redouble our efforts”. Gee, wouldn’t redoubling our efforts on infrastructure imply a second massive stimulus package ? Well, nothing succeeds like success. Right ?
And by golly, any state that came up with an idea to “improve teacher quality and student achievement” well Obama was gonna “show them the money”. Ah, “He” doesn’t have any money. Oh, that’s right, didn’t that lady in Detroit say HE HAD A STASH. My bad !
Sometimes The Great Vuvuzela wants so badly to sound pro-American that he sometimes slips and actually ends up sounding like “The Great Communicator”, Ronald Reagan, who ironically enough, was Mikhail Gorbachev’s chief rival.
Occasionally, it almost sounds believable. Like when Obama claims that “to reduce barriers to growth and investment, I’ve ordered a review of government regulations. When we find rules that put an unnecessary burden on business we will fix them”.
But more often than not, it’s now obvious that “The Great Vuvuzela” is nothing more than a “Great Practical Joke” on America. Like when “he” channels Reagan claiming, “we need to take responsibility for our debt, and reform our government. That’s how our people will prosper.” read more »