Thursday, February 26, 2009

Karl's Weekend Reading

Laura Holis, at Townhall, writes her second part this week (part one is in last week's Reading), The Taxpayer's Mantra: No We Won't. Why this University of Illinois professor does NOT have our Commie Obama hat is beyond us! She is definitely aware of the biggest weakness among the Commies - their precious image with the masses.

I warned that the “Keynesian” policies it supposedly reflected were long-since discredited, that it would throw us more deeply into economic chaos, that this was deliberate, that it was little more than a thinly disguised effort to socialize the entire American economy, and that one need only read 80 years of communist and socialist theory to see it for what it was.
We are having hundreds of billions of our hard-earned tax dollars taken from us and given to the same organizations that got us in this mess, under the advice and counsel of the same irresponsible and deceitful politicians like Barney Frank and others who ignored warnings about the bad lending practices in the first place. And those same politicians now see fit to lecture us about patriotism and fiscal responsibility? This is a travesty so appalling that it should be prompting protests in the streets.
Obama’s campaign mantra was “Yes, we can.” Here’s the new mantra for the American taxpayer: “No, we won’t.”

The Obama administration looks bold, calm and confident, but they have one primal fear, and it isn’t economic collapse. The Obamaniacs are terrified that Americans will see through the charade.
[regarding Rick Santelli's rant on CNBC] That is what Obama and his Congressional commie comrades fear more than anything else. It was proven when the President – the leader of the most powerful nation in the world - trotted out his press secretary, the next day, to try to humiliate a hitherto-obscure reporter from a show called “The Squawk Box.” Americans must not know the truth. We must not know how many of us are in agreement. We must not defeat Democrats and elect conservatives in 2010 (and 2012). And so you can expect the push for the “Fairness Doctrine” (under that name, or something else) to get stronger now, not weaker.

Thomas Sowell warns in Townhall, "Not One of Us":

Anyone familiar with history knows that Hitler and Stalin were pragmatic. After years of denouncing each other, they signed the Nazi-Soviet pact under which they became allies for a couple of years before going to war against one another.

Pragmatism tells you nothing about extremism.

Michelle Malkin speaks for us in her Townhall article, Those Foreclosure "Victims" Deserve No Sympathy. The other side of the foreclosure story:

...a closer look at ACORN's sob stories shows that the prototypical foreclosure "victims" don't deserve an ounce of sympathy -- or a cent of our money.

Bret Stephens warns of history repeating itself in his WSJ opinion piece, Post-Post-9/11 Looks Just Like Pre-World War II. Will anybody in the Change/Hope administration read this now, or will it only be read after the fact?? We regret that sometimes we feel we're only posting articles like this to say "We Told You So". Bret's conclusion:

We know how this movie ends. So here's a suggestion: If we're going to squander trillions in "stimulus," let's spend more on defense. An F-22 assembly line adds just as much to employment as a few thousand more "green" workers, with the added bonus of deterring our enemies. That's a lesson the democracies learned almost too late in the dismal post-Locarno years. Why make the same mistake twice?