If I were to sum up President Obama’s administration so far in only two words, I would call it ‘re-distributive misery’.
While listening to Kyl’s story of Obama telling him that he would take no action to defend our borders until/unless Republicans help him pass comprehensive immigration reform in Congress, we learn that Labor Secretary Solis is inviting illegals to turn in employers who are not paying them enough. We already know here in LA that the Mexican consulate next to MacArthur Park is plastered with posters luring immigrants to apply for welfare and other benefits.
It’s no surprise then that citizenship seems to mean less and less – especially to those who already possess it – and means still less to those who ‘visit’ us.
Meanwhile, the president’s ‘do nothing’ Gulf policy & drilling moratorium throws tens of thousands more out of work while preparing final delivery of that ‘energy prices will necessarily skyrocket’ campaign promise. As if 10% unemployment was not bad enough! Well, add $5 gas to that by summer’s end.
We discover ourselves in a position where we (and even many states) are nearly at war with our own government. Our Congress and administration regard the Constitution as a mere inconvenience and they pick and choose which laws are worthy of enforcement.
It’s the closest thing to anarchy that you could still (with some amount of puzzlement) call a republic.
We see it in his thin-skinned avoidance of the press. We see it in endless ‘teachable moments’ Obama uses to pontificate to us of the Great Unwashed. We see it in the general arrogance, common among liberals, that no idea from outside the privileged circle deserves any consideration – and the many and manifest blind spots that produces.
Misery loves company, and Obama intends to have plenty of that.
It won’t be enough to simply go vote in November. We must encourage others to go to the polls with us.
We should meet our neighbors, even the Democrats, and let them know that we’ll be proud of them when they vote to save their country this fall. Get to know those folks. There’s probably not much need to try to persuade them to change their liberal views, just be friendly and helpful with them. Let them know how you feel on some of the issues, and let them know you’ll be pleased if they vote your way on an issue or candidate or two.
Few people will vote for their own continued misery.