Yesterday afternoon’s hurried conversation in line at Borders Bookstore in midtown was interesting.
A mom with four adult daughters in line to check-out were discussing trinkets within reach when mom chided one of her own saying, “If you would do a better job as a teacher America wouldn’t be in the mess we are in.”
I turned and said, “Maybe it’s my fault. As a journalist I should have written more and in more ways made clear the fundamentals of our nation, why and how they are now at risk.”
“They are pushing us into Socialism,” she whispered softly – as if she feared the Gestapo might be listening.
“I believe they have made it to Marxism,” was my reply, but it was not an argument. It was a difference in degree and she looked sad.
How bad have we been betrayed by Barack Hussein Obama and Democrat Leftists now controlling America? Stampeded into continual concocted crisis caused by government, but blamed on everyone and everything else – Obama blames capitalism, but Hitler blamed Jews successfully with the help of his media contemporaries. Regardless, as administration officials say, “Never let a good crisis go to waste.”
Avoiding substantive policy or honest ideological debate during the campaign, Obama in glittering generalities of soaring rhetoric won on personality. Now the substance of the man is revealed to be nothing more or less than anti-American delusions, class warfare and personal corruption sacred to Democrats. His crowd sees themselves as the global Left secure in their intellectual superiority, but wait – their heroes despise them.
Monday, Bruno Rodriguez, the Cuban foreign minister, called President Barack Obama an "imperial and arrogant" liar for his conduct at the U.N. climate conference, a reflection of the communist island’s increasingly fiery verbal attacks on the U.S. government.
Rodriguez spent an hour and a half lambasting Obama’s behavior in Copenhagen, telling a news conference, "at this summit, there was only imperial, arrogant Obama, who does not listen, who imposes his positions and even threatens developing countries."
He called the summit "a fallacy, a farce" and singled out comments Obama made during a news conference in Copenhagen, when the U.S. president said no agreement had yet been reached but he was confident one would before the summit ended. "Obama knew he was lying, that he was deceiving public opinion," the foreign minister said.
Finally Conservatives and Cuban Communists have something in common, they both know Obama lies and climate change is a farce designed to seize and transfer wealth.
How about Iran? Obama damned George W. Bush for “cowboy” diplomacy while saying change meant talking without advanced conditions or substantive change of Iranian behavior. Obama officials did meet with Iran. How’s that working? Have they restrained themselves from threatening rhetoric or the production of nuclear weapons?
Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad yesterday dismissed the most current ultimatum, set by President Obama and international allies, for the country to agree to swap enriched uranium for nuclear fuel. "We don’t care" about deadlines, Ahmadinejad said in a defiant speech to supporters in the southern city of Shiraz.
"We are not afraid of sanctions against us and we are not intimidated," he said, addressing the West. He gloated that his country is "10 times stronger than last year."
Wow, that’s pretty good. One year of Obama bowing worldwide and Iran is 10 times stronger. Now that is a change you can believe it. Where are those anti-nuke protesters from the Left?
For that matter, what happened to the feminists as Sarah Palin has been brutally abused? Oh, that’s right, only Leftists can count on feminist support. Hey David Letterman, you are older than I am and your child is younger than my grandchildren. Granted, most older men like younger women, but you are creeping us out with your personal life and office playthings. Then with the audacity to attack Palin, Letterman isn’t funny.
The American Association of Retired People (AARP) CEO Barry Rand wrote a letter I received today asking that I join. I wrote back, “My extended multi-generational family loyalty to AARP ended with your organizational greed demonstrated dramatically during the current health care debate. Government control of individual health care decisions is contrary to the Constitution of the United States of America. I will oppose AARP personally, professionally and publicly for the rest of my life should AARP continue on this path.
“Older Americans and the very young will die as those who “manage” care apply cost-benefit analysis for the so-called greater good. That is totalitarian. That is contrary to the principle that each citizen holds an unalienable (provided by God) right to life, liberty, and property that can not be taken by government without due process.
“While selling Medicare Supplements may profit AARP under this new Marxist plan; you have sold your organizational soul, betrayed your membership and may well contribute to the collapse of the currency. Writing checks without value results in individual arrests for criminal activity and government doing the same on the backs of our children could well destroy this nation,” I concluded to Mr. Rand. Ok, so he caught me at a verbose moment.
There is accountability coming. Americans are wakening at book stores and around kitchen tables and many are deeply angry at both parties. Surprise, the Tea Party movement is currently polling stronger than Democrats or Republicans. Oh, you are not surprised? Then you are ahead of the power elites in government and media currently dumbfounded if not oblivious.
You would think the third branch of government – the Courts – would speak up on some of this, but then again you know what you call an attorney with a 50 IQ? Answer: Your honor.
Personally, I am praying for the rise of a “Constitutional Party” in America. An affiliation of patriots dedicated to return American government to lawful operation as specifically limited by the Constitution. Do you think the Courts will be able to grasp the concept of a simple, “do your job – protect and defend the Constitution?” God knows and the people are learning how deeply the Democrat Congress and President Obama have failed in that legally binding oath.
The matriarch in Borders questioned Obama’s birth certificate – a document costing around $10 most Americans can produce on demand. President B. Hussein Obama has spent millions and many years to hide his. I wonder if Obama got into college as a foreign exchange student and what classes he took and what papers he wrote – joking of course. All of that has been hidden deliberately with effort – kind of like insiders hid Tiger Woods’ fooling around. Don’t interrupt the spin. Touch not the anointed.
Political parties should specifically center on core public beliefs and provide proving grounds for vetting potential leadership. Ideally, by working in group, prospective candidates for public office can be observed and judged on work ethic, principles, honor, education, wisdom, honesty and candor – over time, sometimes, or not as with specific Republican betrayals.
President Obama and Democrats are proving their standards – a revelation of true desire. They, with some Republicans, consider themselves the government elite and no matter what crisis may come – elites are always needed to placate the unwashed masses thus earning personal power, money and prestige.
It doesn’t matter what elites say because the only point of public speech is to stir the masses in support of elite control of government’s role in dispensing benefits stolen from productive citizens. Blaming natural events or personal inadequacy or general incompetence on others, preaching how good people have been victimized by (fill in the blank).
Again, just as Hitler blamed the Jews – Democrats blame Bush well beyond any reasonable level of justifiable accountability. Some people just love to demonize, but if the insane government spending collapses the value of the currency, Congress will have proven themselves, by their own acts; truly anti-American. And the boys of Oklahoma may well visit to talk with them about personal accountability … with civility of course.