An Illusory Brilliance: The Swan Lake of Liberal Stumble
December 19th, 2010
By Barry Secrest
The White House recently announced that Rock Star Jon Bon Jovi had been appointed to Obama's Community Solutions program. Bon Jovi responded by saying that he was "honored to have been selected by the President to serve on the newly created White House Council for community solutions." To which we must point out--only the ever brilliant Obama could actually choose a Star best known for a song called "Living On A Prayer" to represent his economically clueless Administration. This, therefore, leads us into a the storyline for this week that has largely been missing in public discourse.
In fact, one of the most satisfying, if not endearing, spectacles for many Americans in the year of our Lord, 2010, had to have been witnessing Senator Harry Reid, lips all a quiver, hands and voice shaking, grudgingly retracting his gargantuan Omnibus spending bill from the floor of the Senate. While many might make fun of John Boehner's attempts at stifling his very honest and rather patriotic emotional outbursts , Reid's journey into nearly tearful authoritarian spite in front of the entire world was a thing of beauty to behold. It must be historically noted, especially in this case, that the comeuppance of tyranny's servants has always been a remonstration of ultimate valor.
While on the subject of ill-controlled crying...it would be our further suggestion to Patriot Boehner, having worked out daily for many years, that he might consider including a daily dosage of aromatase inhibitors in addition to catching a few of those Fox News primetime commercials...while staying away from soy products and totally avoiding grapefruit. Hey! Just saying...happens to the best of em', John.
Quirog of Greazidom: Whale Excrementus Magnus
Ahem, back to Quirog. One other point to emphasize here is that some might actually think--and others have even said--that Reid actually pulled the bill from the floor due to its unpopularity with the American people. Oh, really? Why not healthcare, also? Why not remand his unpopular coddle of illegals among many, many other items? No, indeed, the Senator's only reason for pulling this bill was because it both did and will affect Obama's START treaty, the tax agreement, and the other main matter which was that he didn't have the votes.
You see, in mid-December of 2010, the leadership of the Democratic Party set into a foundation of the hardest stone conceived everything that a majority of Americans have been proselytizing over for the past 18 months. The Democrats, who never even bothered to pass a budget bill for the entirety of 2010, despite having the numbers and being fully in charge for the entire year, actually put forth a one-plus trillion dollar Omnibus spending bill for fiscal year 2011--for the soon-to-be Republican-controlled Congress. This sneaky antithesis to governing in deference to the will of the people left many to observe that these nefarious Elites apparently know absolutely no limit to the lows to which they can artfully delve.
Quite frankly, were whale excrement of a sentient nature, it would lie deeply submerged in gelatinous envy, prayerfully admiring the daunting depths to which this Congress and its President have consistently sunk.
However, this continuing episode of legislative overreach only emphasizes the depth and the degree of distaste that the American people have both felt and vocalized over these many months--with the most recent poll indicating a still sinking 13% Congressional approval rating among the civil society. The damages continually leveled at both the American people and a still quagmired US economy, by this particular tag-team of congressionally-destructive politicians, can now easily be said to be immeasurable at best.
Mark these words: This particularly infernal legislative session, led by Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi, as 2010 draws to a close, promises to solidify the 111th Congress as one of the most damaging and tyrannical, if not insane, seatings of Federal Government ever elected in American political history.
To Boldy Go....The Liberal Pledge of Constitutional Disobedience
In fact, the 111th "Congress-interrupted's," two year journey of unrequited doom and dysphoria brings to mind a monologue re-tailored to fit within their particular subspecies' authoritarian mindset:
Government, the final frontier, these are the voyages of the 111th Congress. It's four year mission (almost), to explore strange new authoritarian rules, to seek out new strife and new Totalitarian civilizations, to boldly go where no US Government has gone before....(que music)...
Having completely absconded the will of the people on occasions far to0 numerous to count, the imperative here would be: Please don't think that they do not know all of this. Most historical members of Congress, having just been treated to the "shellacking" that "We the People" recently engineered, along with a long year of Townhall meetings where the Democrats were verbally assaulted and--in some cases--even threatened on a daily basis, should not even dream of scurrilously passing any major legislation until the new Congress has been seated, especially under these circumstances.
It must be further noted that the need to pass an extension of the current tax rates was understood by all, even the previously disdainful Obama himself, to be a needful component for the nation's economic well-being to continue. That was not exactly a point of argument in this specific case. But for a lame duck Congress to actually endeavor to vote a budget bill in place, after having cowardly avoided passage of it prior to a nearing election for an entire year, is simply one of the most dishonorable schemes many might ever have witnessed of a sitting, extraordinarily partisan Government.
Harry Reid, who has proven to be one of the most partisan and liberally-biased anti-Constitutional Senators ever to assume the leadership of the Senate, has surprised even the most starched of Conservatives for his excremental proclivity at sneaky disavowal. The Senator, as a result of his antithetical actions, has essentially shot the bird, both to America and also to every one of his colleagues in the next-to-be-seated Congress, with his Omnibus act--among others.
This outrage, however, does sharply illustrate a phenomena that liberal columnist EJ Dionne once referred to during his post-Bush Presidency diatribe. This particular ill-fitting rant of Dionne's pointed to a specific period of prolonged American duress which will eventually come to be known as The Lost Years of America.
A Poor Marksman and Noted Spastics Of The Constitution
Dionne, arguably the poorest of liberal ideological marksmen, simply missed the exact period in question--as it would seem that we have just only now transitioned through it. The interesting fact, which will, overtime, become crystal clear, is that it wasn't just the economy nor was it just the Government. But rather it was the Government's ongoing actions which exacerbated the lethargy of the largest economy on the planet through a constant and insanely meddlesome proclivity at constructing economic roadblocks and instability month after month. The job losses mounted.
As most Conservatives and a majority of Republicans have all seen--and repeatedly admonished to anyone who might listen for the past 15 months--the new healthcare law is grossly unconstitutional. This fact has even now been affirmed by a major Virginia Federal Court Judge's decision concerning Obamacare--in very specific and unambiguous language--who essentially stated that the Federal Government has overreached its authority. That not being enough, another Federal Judge located in Florida enumerated essentially the same findings noting that he could not see how the Supreme Court could find against the States, as plaintiffs, in that the law was patently unconsitutional and was a clear overreach against the people of the United States.
Now, does not anyone find it beyond interesting that businessmen, ordinary laymen, housewives and even high school students, for Heaven's sake, both knew and understood the precepts of the US Constitution even better than a Constitutional Professor in Obama, who was, at one time, the prestigious Editor of the Harvard Law Review? What does this actually say about the now-questionable education of our supposed Elites? Further, what exactly does it say about the intelligence of both a man and his powerfully partisan Congress who have been consistently, if not unremittingly, touted as the smartest of the smart, while unerringly succeeding at nothing but failure?
Ok, So Which One's Smart and Which One's Stupid?
Even the highly vaunted Charles Krauthammer, a respected Conservative who consistently points out both where and why Obama is wrong, among many others, has even more consistently mused over the "smartness" of Obama to many more Conservatives' chagrin. Yet, our point to Charles would be just this: If indeed Obama is such a powerful and all-wise brainiac, Charles Krauthammer, does this then make you less-than-smart, Sir? Because you never, ever agree with the man!
The point here being, with the handwriting already on the wall as it regards the new healthcare law and its pending demise, this set us to to thinking the unthinkable. Looking at what exactly President Obama and his triumvirate of terror has wrought through these, the last few years of America's lost years, is it far too painful to note that our Government has set about mis-accomplishing things that have been a waste of time and will have to be reversed? So, when we look at just a few of the many major undertakings of the Obama Administration and his busy little Congressional elves, we must note that none of these have actually turned out very well, despite the fact that they have been crowed about as brilliant by members of the Media and the Liberal Logheads and a number of even Conservative Pundits:
Obamacare has already proven to be nothing less than a financial nightmare for every single American involved-- but that's not all! We have had Seniors whose Medicare plans are being severely curtailed, doctors dropping out of practice, clinics going broke, drugs being canceled, health insurance carriers Federally required to increase their rates, individual insurance carriers pulling out of states, 111 companies having to obtain waivers out of the plan, and a whopping cache of cost increases. This begs the penultimate question--that being, if Obamacare is so great, why is the Federal Government being sued by nearly half of all the states, and why is everything associated with healthcare failing mightily? Further, if Obama and the Democrats are so smart, why then could they not tailor their plans to be in concert with the US Constitution, rather than diametrically opposed? The obvious answer to this question has been answered many times in many of our previous columns...stupid is as stupid does.
Cap and Tax, Global Warming
Never mind the massive carbon footprint of the world's politicians rushing to various climate meetings, some of them even leaving their cars running to apparently stay warm while at such meetings, the gist of the global warming hoax has been exposed. While there have been some few changes in the environment, these changes have been increasingly proven as cyclical, as always. The countries involved, having been privy to the outed Hadley emails, now understand perfectly what Cap and Trade is about, and most no longer wish to meaningfully participate in these global warming cultish escapades.
These orgies of environmental tripe have proven to be nothing more than a massive world initiative at redistribution from wealthy nations to poor nations as payola at best. Most countries have now recognized this. The most ironic part of this anathema is the increasingly worrisome possibility that global cooling may actually be occurring, according to a number of scientists or has everyone been ignoring the freakishly brutal winters that the entire Northern Hemisphere has been suffering. Whether the warmers are cluelessly inept or gainfully disingenuous, this debacle has worked out to be an abject waste of time, effort and money for the entire globe.
Everyone, including many Liberals and a number of the Media now agree that the Stimulus stimulated nothing but our deficits, as was predicted on this site well over a year ago, among many others. In fact, the Stimulus has proven to be nothing more than a one trillion dollar budget-busting wrecking ball which caused our deficits to soar while only temporarily extending the deadline that many bankrupt States and their Governments will soon be suffering, at the extreme cost of the upcoming generation. Once again, a very bad idea with even worse execution by the Executive branch.
The Gulf Disaster
Obama's "opportunity at greatness and good" proved to be nothing more than a pie in the sky photo-op'ed interruption of his summer vacation series. We had heard that the Gulf would be ruined for hundreds of years, even that the entire economy of the Gulf would dry up among many other oh-so-dire predictions. Now, six months later, the Gulf, in large part, is back to normal, except for the radical knee-jerk and yet predictable reaction by Obama to halt much of the drilling in the Gulf and to set an expanded moratorium of drilling along the east coast of the US and other areas as our fuel costs even now begin to ratchet up. The Simple supply and demand equations understood even by Pre-schoolers yet evades Obama and his "elite economic team" or what's left of it...can you say "Duh?"
Civilian Terrorist Trials
The trial of a terrorist, who had cooperated with and provided aid in the bombing and killing of a large number of US Embassy personnel, resulted in all but 1 of 224 murder counts being dropped against Ahmed Ghailani . The Justice Department's failure at successfully applying US Civil Law to what must be considered a military matter proved to be nothing less than a joke. So much for Obama's insistence at closing Gitmo and trying terrorists like normal Americans. While the ideal may have been lofty to some, the results have so far been predictably abysmal. If the goal is to turn the American civil law system into an international joke and a domestic outrage then congratulations guys. Otherwise, the ballet of stumble continues.
Obama's undiscovered brilliance in economics remains a mystery that only Sherlock Holmes could solve. We have yet to see any of the Administration's bright ideas regarding America's economy come to fruition. Unemployment remains stubbornly high and companies are still slow to hire due to (drum roll please?) Ta-Da! Uncertainty and instability at current and future Government actions...you just can't make this stuff up. Obamanomics has failed.
The Unifier's Great Performance: A Swan Lake of Stumbling
At no time in the past have cries of incivility or partisanship ever been greater. The One who was to be the Redeemer of All Things Caustic proved to be the acid wash of American politics. Even to the point of a new group being launched called "No Labels," which is essentially another vain attempt at relabeling Liberalism. The second change in the Liberal rebranding effort was called Progressivism, while the first rebranding was but an ode to Socialist-Lite. Progressivism is now loosely associated with Communists, in many circles, by the way.
The "No-Labels" crowd promises to end up in this same vernacularized offshoot category after someone find an appropriate moniker--while then each little liberal will dutifully march to its tune and joins its particular niche. However, much like one of those aluminum cans that has lost its label, we are certain that every time a no-labels idea is opened up and revealed, it too will never fail to surprise many Americans at what the mystery idea on the inside reveals.
Finally, isn't being smart or intelligent a function of finding success in many, if not most, of your endeavors? and If that's so, how will the President, upon building an apparent "House of cards" framework for all of his agenda, react when he and his followers find each of their efforts lying submerged in the waste pool of history at the end?