When you point your finger
‘cuz your plans fell through,
You got three more fingers
Pointing back at you!
(“Solid Rock” – Dire Straits)
Trouble has found our current President Barack Obama. It’s rolling in waves. The number of initial default notices sent to homeowners with delinquent mortgages went up 33% in August. Initial jobless claims went up by 11,000 this last week. More worrying is the fact that they’ve been above 400K for nearly every week, all Summer long, except a brief statistical blip. Oh, and while you’re jobless, the economy has begun to inflate. The CPI went up 0.4% last month, for an annualized rate that rounds up to 5%.
President Obama compounds his problems in several ways. His recent scandal over the loans he gave to a political buddy in The Solyndra Green Company is exploding in his general vicinity. An Office of Management and Budget staff member wrote the following email:
“The optics of a Solyndra default will be bad,” the Office of Management and Budget staff member wrote Jan. 31 in an e-mail to a co-worker. “If Solyndra defaults down the road, the optics will be arguably worse later than they would be today. .?.?. In addition, the timing will likely coincide with the 2012 campaign season heating up.”
(HT: Washington Post)
Optics?! If The "Optics" of This Concern You, Go Design a Beeping Telescope!
Brett Stephens, at Amerika.org, describes the Obama Stimulus with a Biblical Allusion to The Parable of The Talents. Brett argues convincingly that this story applies to the choice of people Barack Obama would give Federal monies to. I accept his point, but also feel safe in assuming without loss of generality that Matthew 25:14-30 applies equally well to the people Barack Obama surrounds himself with.
His servants, henchmen and retainers give and receive nothing except blame. It’s Bill Daley’s fault for not supervising Obama’s “young, free-wheeling staff.” Or maybe it’s Sec. Turbo Geithner’s fault for being as attentive to President Obama’s command directives as he was to the directions inside that TurboTax manual. It’s rather amusing that President Obama expected respectful obedience from a known tax cheat.
Of course, when all else fails, we can blame all our problems on the Jews. Congressman Engel blames Jewish voters for the President’s unpopularity below.
“For a while now, I’ve been hearing from my constituents a lot of dissatisfaction with the statements on Israel that have been coming from the president and the administration,” Rep. Eliot Engel, (D-N.Y.) told the New York Times this week. “He’ll still get a majority of Jewish votes, but I would not be surprised to see that drop 10 to 20 points.”
So Barack Obama doubles down on the fail. He gives speeches that nobody listens to and offers jobs plans that Senators Webb, Landrieu, Carper and Nelson (Ben) from his own party reject. As they say of crooked deals in noir fiction novels: “It can only end in tears.”
So what way takes us forward from this swamp? We need less government, less wire-pulling, less Post-Modern Feudalism. The gentry of the intellectual class, has utterly failed America. We need a Congress, a Senate and a President in The White House who will accept this reality and devolve power down to the states and municipalities.
America will die if we have too many more arrogant King Richard Presidents who point the condescending blame finger at us from their august and urbane throne room. America’s left-wing political monarchy is producing freaks worthy of the incestuous conjugation amongst the Spanish Hapsburgs. No private corporation that intended to stay in business without a government bailout would ever hire Harry Waxman or Van Jones.
We, as GOP Primary voters, can put an end to this corrupt and amoral Ancient Regime. It all depends upon what we demand from our perspective candidates. We no longer want to hear stupidity about Tardasil, or Kurt Cobain lyrics. We must demand their plans to devolve and weaken the American Central Government.
We must demand that America rebuild on the solid bedrock of its decent and hard-working people. In the end, there is no bailing out the terminally stupid. If we allow our nation to have another President Blame-Finger (Dem or GOP) like Barack Obama, than terminally stupid is what Americans truly and genuinely are.