Conservative refocus: Dreams From My Fatwa: The Chill of Liberty's Waning Fire
July 23rd, 2010
By Barry Secrest
In the ongoing "dark comedy" that is the current Governmental paradigm of considerable dysfunction, we are beginning now to wonder if manifest destiny has determined that each week must now be even more inspiring of increasing anti-depressant ingestion than the prior. To illustrate, Republican "Savior" Senator Scott Brown came through "once again"--this time as the deciding vote on the Financial "Deform" Bill. Unfortunately Brown sided with the Socialist Democrats yet again and voted yes for the 2,300 page monster bill that the Legislators, again, most likely failed to read. After running on a Conservative platform, we naively wonder if perhaps Brown is but another RINO--if not worse.
Unfortunately, consensual disappointment in our elected officials has become so "de rigueur" that we are now nonplussed--at best--by any eventual outcome whether it be surprising or not--at least until November. At any rate, The Financial "Deform" Bill was indeed passed, which could have been great news, at least on one point, for both Conservatives and the Country. It could have meant that one of the largest problems of the financial meltdown, being the actions of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, would be forever reined in and corrected.
However, not so "again."
In fact, the two now Government-owned entities were not even mentioned in the legislation--not surprisingly. Do I sound like Eeyore yet? Meanwhile, there was also the fantastic news for Europe that the Euro has twittered up in value all of a sudden. Alas....our problem in this case was that the US dollar ratcheted downward as the cause. The dollar, along with the stock market, tanked. The reason? The Fed had indicated that the US may not satisfactorily recover for another 5 to 6 years in yet another case of "No We Can't." One supposes that keeping an opinion such as that secret would have been out of the question?....