Joseph Goebbels had a standard mantra which is attributed to him, in spirit if not in fact. “Tell a big enough lie frequently enough and it will be believed”. Actually Lenin, William James (considered to be father of modern psychology), and Adolf Hitler all had variations on the theme. It’s a current that runs through socialist history. In fact, socialism cannot function in the light of truth because its methodology is that of fear, intimidation and impending real and manufactured calamity.
Barack Obama is telling us ‘I am not now, nor have I ever been, a socialist’ and as a matter of fact I’m an arch capitalist and have ever been a champion of business and commerce. That’s like saying, ‘hey, look over there, that’s not a giraffe it’s an eighteen foot lion’.
Later today, Obama will put on his best socio-pathological face and demand that Republicans accede to his imperial will, while the House Madame prepares to threaten, cajole and break the kneecaps of recalcitrant House members. Republicans, far from heeding the imperial decree, will draw the proverbial line in the sand at the direction of the American people. With the imperial throne tottering and the public’s actual evaluation of Congress at an all time historical low of 90 percent disapproving, a bare 10% of the people are of the opinion that Congress has been doing its job.
The only option left to Barack Hussein will be to call for his party to commit political seppuku and call for passage of this heinous assault on our freedom by reconciliation. Everyone, especially the statists and their slavishly devoted lapdogs in the leftist press, has forgotten what Barack Obama and the Democrats said in 2005 when Republicans were threatening to use the reconciliation process to stymie the Democrats filibustering President Bush’s Judicial appointments. “Nuclear option is an arrogant power grab against the founders intent”, they howled as one Democrat after another paraded in front of the cameras. Joe Biden said, “I pray God when the Democrats take back control we don’t make the kind of naked power grab you are doing”.
Let’s see, Judicial appointments versus a Socialist takeover of our economy. Anybody see a disconnect here? For all Obama’s blather about jobs and a recovering economy, what’s coming down the road gives the big lie to all of his claims. A whole new wave of foreclosures is here and RealtyTrac is grimly forecasting that as many as four million homes will receive a foreclosure notice this year. Large-scale layoffs of fifty or more employees for as many as two thousand companies are scheduled for this year as well. Next month, the employment forecast summary is expected to be grim news.
So, President Obama, what other good news do you have for us?
Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis
© Skip MacLure 2010