Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Lincoln? Or Lenin?

Just making conversation here...

It is widely known that Lenin presented three primary goals to the Russians after "taking his oath on November 1917":

1) Get the country out of an unpopular war,
2) Spread electricity to all the Soviets, and
3) Enact universal health care.

Of course, history tells us that taking troops off the front allowed Lenin to use them for internal purposes. And, government-run utilities and health care created a dependency which was later used as a weapon against the Soviet people. Millions are not here today to warn us of these dangers...

Here are some quotes from today's inaugural speech:

We will begin to responsibly leave Iraq to its people, and forge a hard-earned peace in Afghanistan.

The state of the economy calls for action, bold and swift, and we will act — not only to create new jobs, but to lay a new foundation for growth. We will build the roads and bridges, the electric grids and digital lines that feed our commerce and bind us together.

We will restore science to its rightful place, and wield technology's wonders to raise health care's quality and lower its cost.

We will be the first to give President Obama, our President, the benefit of the doubt. Actions speak louder than any blog post with selected snippets. We hope we are wrong in our suspicions, and that the Obama administration puts Ushanka.us, and CommieObama.com, on the ash heap of history!