Tuesday, April 05, 2011

And the beat goes on

President Barack Obama has retreated on yet another high minded ideal that was rooted in neither fact or reality.  The "hope and change" mantra that was sold to the deluded masses continues to unravel.  The temptation is there to say "I told you so"...

Hope and Change!!
Hope for what, exactly?  Change to what, exactly?  

Right, a secure future, wrong trajectory, that whole war on terrorism stuff.

Except, we're not the cause of terrorism any more than a rape victim is the cause of rape.  We're the target of terrorism, no doubt in part because of our policies, intervention, and visibility in the world.  But the CAUSE of terrorism is the bankruptcy of morals within the terrorists.  Murderers are murderers because they're pieces of shit, not because the murder victim "provoked" the murderer.  So, it turns out that the detention camp at Guantanamo (it's not, and never has been, a prison), military tribunals, indefinite detention of enemy combatants, the aerial drone attacks, the Patriot Act, and all the other stuff that President G.W. Bush engaged in to FIGHT terrorism was, in the end, the right decision.  Which is why they were continued by President Barack Obama.

And then there's the security of knowing that your health care was going to be paid for and you wouldn't have to go bankrupt just because you broke your leg, or got sick.  But he punted on that signature initiative and tossed the keys to congress.  Surely it wasn't because he's never written a bill in his life?  Surely it's not because he has no legislative track record?  Surely it's not because, as the junior Senator from Illinois, he has no congressional leverage?  Surely it's because he's naive, untested, unproven, and unable to really accomplish anything except running for higher office?  Surely not.  Even though what track record we do have for him shows that the only thing he ever has accomplished is running for higher office.  The good news?  There is a health care insurance reform bill that has been passed into law.  The bad news?  It was so badly mishandled that he won't be able to run on THAT accomplishment during his re-election campaign and it'll probably be tossed as unconstitutional without additional, major modifications which may include a public option.  Good job Barry.  Good job.

And then there's the whole crap about making the tax code "fairer", which was punted.
And then there's the out of control spending that he's done nothing to control.
And then there's the complete lack of transparency.
And then there's the carbon control legislation.
And then there's the...  Oh, but do I really need to list the whole litany of woes?

The fact is that the pie eyed leftists were sold a bill of goods, and they were duped.  After drinking their own Kool-aid, the same leftists put Nancy and Harry in charge while the kid in the White House sat in the back and followed their orders.  Those fools mismanaged and mishandled basic governance WITH A 2/3 MAJORITY IN BOTH HOUSES OF CONGRESS so badly that practically nothing of value was accomplished, and what was accomplished that had any kind of value was botched and is possibly unconstitutional.  Oh, and to top it all off, their complete and total disregard for representative governance brought rise to the Tea Parties.  Thanks a whole fucking lot.

So, there you have it, suckers.  Good job.  You deserve what you get, and you deserve to have taken from you what you're going to have taken.  Hopefully the REST of us will manage to right the ship in the coming years and moderate both congress and the White House, or at the very least have opposing radicals in the halls of power, rather than like minded radicals screwing things up for the rest of us.


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