Thursday, October 28, 2010

A few reasons to oppose Obama and the Dems

These are the final paragraphs of Hanson's column "The Great Divider":

A vast new health care monstrosity that will send private insurance rates through the ceiling. The Machiavellian way in which it was slammed through. Failed stimulus. Wasteful pork-barrel spending of hundreds of billions in borrowed money. Persistent near 10% unemployment. Three trillion dollars in new debt in just two years. Record levels of federal spending. The vast increase in the size of government and its share of GDP. Eight years of projected $1 trillion annual budget deficits. Record high foreclosures. Record high usage of food stamps. The Keynesian zeal of Romer/Summers/Orzag followed by their sudden resignations in the wake of failure. Constant talk of higher taxes on “them”— the promised new health care surcharge taxes, the promised return to the Clinton income tax rates, talk of a VAT, talk of lifting the caps on income subject to FICA taxes, new capital gains taxes, new inheritance taxes on the horizon.

The use of extra-cabinet czars to avoid confirmation and audit. The neglect of the law, from reversing the order of Chrysler creditors to announcing a BP $20 billion shakedown and punishments for health insurers who don’t toe the line. The ascendance of ACORN and SEIU. The months-long shutdown of Gulf drilling. The failure to encourage coal, nuclear, and oil and gas new production. The Black Panther voting intimidation mess. The bowing abroad. The apologies. The outreach to enemies, and the snubbing of allies. The unnecessary humiliation of Great Britain and Israel. The Iran serial “deadline” charade. The unnecessary announcement of Afghan troop withdrawal deadlines. “Overseas contingency operations” and “man-made disasters.” The proposed civilian trial of KSM. The Ground Zero mosque mess. The beer summit mess. NASA’s new main mission of Muslim outreach. Stopping the border fence. Suing Arizona and demonizing the state. The apologies to the Chinese over the Arizona law, which was trashed from the White House lawn by the president of Mexico, and sued by foreign governments to the apparent approval of the administration.

The constant “Bush did it” refrain. The gratuitous slurs against limb-lopping doctors. The thrashing of the “rich” going to the Super Bowl and Las Vegas. The artificial divide of them/us based on $250,000 of annual income. The racial divisiveness from a sad cast of characters that gave us “cowards,” “stupidly,” “wise Latina,” and whites polluting the ghetto. Unhinged appointees like Van Jones and Anita Dunn. The occasional unguarded admissions like “never waste a crisis” and “at some point I do think you’ve made enough money.” The wacky behavior from the whining of “like a dog” to the sudden junketing to Copenhagen to lobbying for the Chicago Olympics. The Orwellian cheap damning of the Bush anti-terrorism protocols only to accept or expand tribunals, renditions, Guantanamo, Predators, Iraq, and intercepts and wiretaps. The golf obsession and Costa del Sol while trashing the indulgent rich.

And that's not even a complete list. These last two years under Obama (not to mention four years under the Democrat-controlled Congress) have been disastrous.


Keith Wilson said...

Again, incredible post.

We forget over time ALL the reasons to vote him out.
Appointed Czars that run the country with total disregard for the constitution and the law, tearing apart the very fabric of our country with unsustainable debts, deceit, and dozens of other reasons you so accurately pointed out.

Cathy said...

Sorry about the lengthiness that follows, but if you've not read Shelby Steele in the WSJ today - you must.

Interestingly, one of the piece's comments by a Michael Carter suggests a confluence of character forming factors from two different sources:

"See also Dinesh Desousa's "The Roots of Obama's Rage" where he develops the idea that Big O adopted his Kenyan father's rage at colonial government. This accounts for his rage at the exceptionalism of America, it's wealth, and it's position as a superpower and super-ecomomy in the world.

He rages at the British which accounts for his behavior in returning the bust of Winston Churchill. Obama was mentored by communists and revolutionaries that he adopted as father figures continuing to build his rage. By adopting his father's self-destructive rage Obama is on a mission to destroy the nation that provided his father an education. Obama received his own education at elite Ivy League schools, as did his father, and is now on a mission to complete his father's work to bring down colonialist nations. He even married another elitist who shares his revulsion for the nation that enabled them both to succeed.

By forming a composite view of both Steele's article and Desousa's book we have a strong insight into Obama's sick psyche and his malevolence toward America."

The Western Chauvinist said...

Do you remember Obama's talk about America being humble in the world? Little did the electorate that voted him in realize he intended to humiliate the U.S. Embracing thugs and bowing to despots... massive sovereign debt and unfunded liabilities... the leader of the free world spending more time campaigning in the midterm than any previous president in living memory and, when he's not campaigning, living the good life on the golf course... He's an embarrassment and worse... he doesn't love his country or even care much for the people he leads. We'll be lucky to see him out of the White House before America becomes a third world banana republic rather than the most glorious experiment in self-government ever undertaken.

Jody Wilson said...