The Arrogance of Power: An Administration In Denial While a New Leader Emerges
January 28th, 2010
While Senator Scott Brown "stormed the beaches" at Washington this past week--making his "Everyman" presence known to all--the teeth gnashing and back-biting of the Democrats has been quite a sight to see, to say the least. As the Liberals consternatedly puzzled over why their self-defeating policies have been rejected by the American people, other Democratic politicians, such as Senator Arlen Specter, were busy in other ways. Specter, who switched from the Republican to the Democratic party last year, accomplished one of the best impersonations of a Jackass (that is the Democrats party emblem) that we have yet seen. The Senator brayed repeatedly in a rather bewildering manner that Rep. Bachman should act like a lady, while he successfully established himself as being far less than a Gentleman as the two appeared on a radio show together.
We can, however, understand the Senator's grumpy angst. One must remember that his whole apparent purpose for switching sides was to go with the most popular party...alas.
Game-changing Senator Scott Brown later made an appearance that all had apparently been waiting for with Senator Harry "please someone like me" Reid. There appeared to be no love lost when the two sat at a televised meeting where they exchanged tight pleasantries, shook hand and pincer, and then departed--Reid with a rictus-induced smile etched across his face while he, no doubt, fought to keep from transmorphing into the evil Lizardman that we often suspect he might be, whilst struggling to keep his antennae from protruding. No doubt the members of the press in the room were gratified that a terrible reactive explosion had not taken place such as when matter comes in contact with anti-matter.
Diminutive Spoor Flies that Stand on Liberal Platforms
Meanwhile, members of the Extreme Left were voicing their outrage at the President for his failure at immediately introducing everyone to Big Brother. One writer who had voted for Obama stated that she had not understood that the "change" Obama kept repeating in his malodorous chant was a euphemism for "Big Government," as in "Big Government that we can believe in" (Nice!). Another Lefty professor obliterated Obama..in language that many on the "Extreme Right" would not even consider due to Obama's apparent failures at immediately installing every liberal platform known to man. Keith Olbermann's rant at Scott Brown was of such a timbre than even Jon Stewart hilariously took issue with Olbermann's showcasing an extreme lack of class--if not journalistic insight. Olbermann has apparently decided to relegate himself to the domain of the diminutive spoor fly--to which we can only point out that everyone eventually finds their true place in life.
Not to be outdone, President Obama weighed in to the angst-ridden mix stating, "the anger that elected Brown is the same anger that elected me, and it goes back eight years." In other words, Massachusetts has apparently elected its first Republican Senator since the 1970s because it is still furious at George W. Bush. This would appear to be in keeping with Obama's both frequent and bizarre attempts at rational thought. Obama then, apparently, in an attempt to talk Democratic Senator Marion Barry out of retiring, indicated to Barry that he need not fear a Republican takeover--such as in 1994--due to the following dubious and yet eloquently phrased Obama exclamation: "You got Me!" (This is most likely what Sen. Barry is afraid of, for Heaven's sake).
Obama later attended a meeting in a classroom of sixth graders where, in what could have been a Saturday Night Live comedy skit, set up a podium along with the requisite "dual" teleprompters, and regaled the sixth graders to a teleprompted speech replete even with gaze turreting from one side of the classroom to the other...in true "Lord of The Flies" form (you can't even dream this kind of stuff up...).
Of Gibbering Statists
Robert Gibbs, the President's "Propagandist in Chief," indicated that the election results were a clear sign that the populace was unhappy with the status quo and that the reason for Brown's success was, indeed, not due to dissatisfaction with Obama, but rather Gibbs stated the following:
"Well, that may be what he campaigned on, but that's not why the voters of Massachusetts sent him to Washington--If you look at an exit poll that was done by the Washington Post as to why they voted, right. So more people voted to express their support for Barack Obama than to oppose him. His approval rating among that electorate was 61 percent.Their enthusiasm for Republican policies among that electorate was — for Republicans was 40 percent..."
So, if it is at all possible to clarify the above statement...Gibbs is saying that the vote for Scott Brown was a vote for Obama's policies, which is, no doubt, either an indication that the administration is in complete and total denial of its extreme unpopularity, or it is populated by a veritable host of boastfully prevaricating "Baron Von Munchausens" (you decide). All of this despite Brown's clear platform proclamation as the 41st defeating vote of the healthcare bill--in addition to his stump declaration that the overspending Liberals, along with Obama's budget recklessness, was an anathema. Further Brown believes that terrorists should not be allowed Constitutional treatments as citizens but rather should be treated as enemy combatants. Each of these points being in clear and total contrast to Obama's legislative acumen. The Obama administration is beginning to look like the group posterchild for "anti-depressants international" in their total disregard of reality.
Catching Crabs on the Potomac
Also, we have the members of the Liberal Media clamoring all over themselves, much like rabid crabs in a Potomac bucket, as they throw out meaningless and ever more extremely spooky--if not ridiculous--ruminations for what happened to (as debate moderator David Gergen referred) the "Kennedy seat" in Massachusetts (with a straight face, too). Many even attacked each other as being mad--if not brain addled--to which we can only observe that Liberal lucidity appears to be dawning--at least on that point. The exchange between Chris "Obama's a thrill up my leg" Matthews and Howard "I'm so liberal I thought the healthcare bill was conservative" Dean was indeed comical. Both argued vehemently about the reasons for the election results as related to healthcare.
Dean apparently felt that the people in Massachusetts were mad that the bill did not automatically gulp down the entire medical system. Matthews--from what we can tell-- was chomping mad that Brown took the election (among other things) away from the Democrats. This while some Mainstream Media members, in a squalor of disarray, blamed Obama for not being quite the President that they expected, despite their failure to vet and discover Obama's hard-wired ideology in the first place. (Hello!)
Meanwhile the "Messianic Meal-Ticket's" repeated attacks upon various sectors of the economy, while then pretending to help each back up in turn, is increasingly showing an alarming disconnect at work. The President appears to be adopting the same blocking tactics as a member of the Coakley campaign in Massachusetts which was caught on video. The campaign worker for Coakley was trying to block access to Coakley by a journalist who had the unmitigated gall to ask Coakley several piercing questions about her election. The strategy, apparently, is for the blocking agent of the Campaign to knock the offending supplicant down to the ground while pretending that "it was all a terrible accident," and then disingenuously endeavoring to help the victim back up--only to knock them back down yet again.
The Unbearable Lightness of Being....Obama
The President seems to have adopted this self-same tactic with regard to American Industry. This can be increasingly seen with the President's attacks on "special interests" and the like. The President's response to the historic "Democratic cataclysm" in Massachusetts was to come out in an attack on banks and various other sectors, which then, predictably, caused the stock market to lose over 200 points on earnings worries. The Democrats, as a whole, seem to be in a total state of confusion with regard to business in America, which might speak to why our economy is performing as it is.
What many, if not most, of the Liberals refuse to see is that business employs "We The People"; therefore, unwarranted attacks on business in general becomes an indirect and unwarranted attack on "We The People." This is not Rocket Science, Ladies and Gentlemen--to most of us at least. Many in the media are now referring to Obama's aggressiveness with the banks as "populism," which is the same moniker as they ascribe to others who are in opposition to the incessant stream of liberalism coming out of Washington. (Come on guys..make up your minds--we can't all be populists, now can we?)
The President and his liberal cronies in Congress continue to anti-impress most of us in their total and abject cluelessness on how "interconnected" the American economic system is. The President, it would seem, offers more coddling and warmth to those "individuals who wish us harm" than the employers of "We The People" who are integral to our collective success. In addition, the taxes that the government depends upon in order to fund its spending largess depend directly on such businesses, and therefore, their employees. Logically, any widespread attack on an industry or sector by those in power can only do harm to the government's ability to fund its own directives and obligations as a result of that sectors future performance.
Applying Simple Truths to a Complex Position
The President's failure to understand these simple truths has, in many ways, been another instance of his having dragged the economy down for the better part of the last 12 months. In fact , if the President has a "potential problem" with a member of industry, rather than publicly attacking the industry like a hormonally enraged teenager going off half-cocked over something only partially understood, the proverbial Statesman-like President should quietly investigate his disquieted suspicions through members of his administration and then, if warranted, take it to the people for redress. This President, ever more in a semblance of extreme vanity, seems to take his "unsubstantiated epiphanies" to the people first, then when the damage has been done--whether substantiated or not--the administration zips on to its next culminating awareness (if not grand-standing) event.
The question that now seems to be floating around in the background of the Nation's collective conscience in this, for the most part, wasted and painful year is just this: What if the President and Congress had gotten to work on the economy and jobs to the exclusion of all else--right out of the gate--and done it properly? Would our unemployment rates have, by now, moderated? Would companies be hiring now? Would the banks have loosened up? The President's zeal to put into place an extreme socially left-leaning policy to the exclusion of all else is what has angered the People of this nation. The Washington Powerbase has been casually constructing a new framework for the country while seemingly allowing the old one to burn. The problem is simply that the American people still reside in the old one.
As stated long, long before, this president continually fails to understand that the Chief Executive position of President of the United States is a position that encompasses not just a former constituency in Unions, not just left-leaning ideologues and not just the Democratic Party alone. The US Presidency is a position that requires a specific and singular brilliance in understanding historical precedence and liberty and how this position owes a certain deference to all--ignoring at least a portion of the pre-wired ideology that initially thrusts the individual who becomes President into the office. Add to this the fact the position of US President also defaults automatically to "Leader of the Free World" and it then becomes an unbelievably complex position that requires an extreme thoughtfulness that this president has yet to reveal.
A New Leader Emerges to Confront an Arrogance Of Power
The unveiling of a certain truth to the American populace is becoming ever-more starkly apparent. True Conservatism primarily speaks to the overall well-being and continual freedoms and liberties of the American people and thereby all free peoples. Liberalism, it can be seen, is often more concerned with spreading an ideology of social cultism and governmental excess--invariably at the eventual if not immediate expense of the American people and consequently the free populations of the world.
While America dangles on the socialized-medicine-tipping-point of the precipice that is a figurative point of no return, most Americans are now ruminating over the possibility of what may have been had the President and Leftist Legislators had their way. The blind trust that had initially enabled this President has become a warrant of character indictment that the American people may yet wish to serve as the issues play out.
The President's State of the Union address was nothing more than oratorical dysplasia as he alienated both his opposition and an entire branch of the Government--being the Supreme Court--while scolding his own party. Recycling old campaign trail promises and promising a host of new programs invariably left most of America wondering if he actually means anything that he says--based upon our prior collective experience.
But while the pundits and the political analysts puzzle and quizzically cast about trying to figure out who the true leader of the Republican party is--along with the Conservative movement--we at Conservative Refocus have now identified this long sought-after leader. We have seen massive grass roots movements and various organizations emerge as a compelling, if not powerful, reiteration that can now be deafeningly heard. Not a new party nor a new ideology nor is it a search for new leadership, but rather a mandate of and by The People that those in government must adhere to the same principles to which the populace adheres.
The new leader that has emerged is the powerfully combined voice and imperative of the American People.
They will no longer be ignored...which is the way it was meant to be and is the way that it should be.