Saturday, January 24, 2009

Karl's Weekend Reading

The article that spells it all out - Dick Morris' article at The Hill: The Obama Presidency: Here Comes Socialism.

He will begin by passing every program for which liberals have lusted for decades, from alternative-energy sources to school renovations, infrastructure repairs and technology enhancements. These are all good programs, but they normally would be stretched out for years. But freed of any constraint on the deficit — indeed, empowered by a mandate to raise it as high as possible — Obama will do them all rather quickly.
...he will create a permanent electoral majority that does not pay taxes, but counts on ever-expanding welfare checks from the government. The dependency on the dole, formerly limited in pre-Clinton days to 14 million women and children on Aid to Families with Dependent Children, will now grow to a clear majority of the American population.

We'd like to offer a solution that would stop this train from running us over. Sorry - Obama has the mandate and the congress. Our only advice is to buy a Commie Obama hat, contribute to the discussions at and the blogs in our Blogroll, and bite the pillow.

Link: The COHB (Commie Obama Hat Ban) is coming soon. Buy yours today before you'll have to face a waiting period and register a hat, or face confiscation!

The news came out this week that the coming $825 billion "stimulus" bill will not create a single job. We were shocked - SHOCKED - as we were confident it would create at least a dozen jobs. The proud owner of a Commie Obama Rally Cap, John R. Lott, Jr., provides expert analysis of just what this stimulus pork bill is meant to do. FoxNews, Whose Money Is It, Anyway?

Unfortunately, though, the $825 billion “stimulus” package has nothing to do with creating or saving jobs -- it has everything to do with moving jobs from industries that Democrats don’t like to industries that they do.

The “stimulus” package is just a wish list of every government program that liberal Democrats have long wanted. As Rahm Emanuel, Obama’s Chief of staff, announced after the election last fall: “Rule one: Never allow a crisis to go to waste. They are opportunities to do big things.”

Victor Davis Hanson reacts to the inauguration in his PajamasMedia article, An Uneasy Feeling. He includes a paragraph on the Main Stream Media:

As Obama begins to govern and as the public sees that he simply borrowed Bush’s foreign policy rhetoric, jazzed it up with his cadences and pauses, and then took either Bushites or Democratic centrists and called them hope and change, and as he glued new rhetorical veneers on the Patriot Act and FISA, and as he alienates many by making decisions other than voting present, and as the gaffes begin (Biden and Michelle can’t be put under wraps forever), and the Chicago fumes linger (Blago ain’t through yet), the fawning media will begin to look embarrassed, then ridiculous, and finally completely bankrupt. They offered no audit of Obama, no tough treatment, no honest examination of his flips, no balance in their treatment of Bush, and they will soon pay a terrible price for that derelection and worse, as the public sees them as the state megaphones that they have so sadly become. The only suspense? Will they play Pravda to the end?


We just found Gerald Warner's article in via a link at The Jawa Report. Barack Obama Inauguration: This Emperor Has No Clothes. It Will All End In Tears.

It is questionable whether the present political system can survive the coming crisis. Whatever the solution, teenage swooning sentimentality over a celebrity cult has no part in it. The most powerful nation on earth is confronting its worst economic crisis under the leadership of its most extremely liberal politician, who has virtually no experience of federal politics. That is not an opportunity but a catastrophe.

UT: The Jawa Report

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