Obama & Dems: Put your dreams away…UPDATED

My husband works for a company that is trying to sell their product to places like Lowe’s and Home Depot.

I hear Obama say “BUILDING SPRAWL STOPS NOW!” and I think, there go 800,000 jobs. And along with those jobs, probably another 100,000 jobs in retail and business technologies.

And there goes an awful lot of tax revenue. How we are supposed to pay for this beast of a bill without taxable earnings is something the great “I Won” – who can’t say a positive word about industry, inventiveness or commercial drive – is not addressing.

Oh, yes, there are plenty of construction jobs in the new “stimulus” spending package that will be voted on this morning. They are mostly FEDERAL construction jobs meant to construct or shore up FEDERAL buildings and agencies in and around Washington, DC, where FEDERAL SPRAWL will be allowed. Some construction companies in Bethesda, Maryland may see boom times, but the rest of the country will not.

An American President and members of his party cannot stop flapping their gums, and every time they do, more jobs disappear as they reveal that they are driven less by a desire to serve than to control. They are more interested in backroom connivance than “transparency”.

“Transparency,” it turns out is just a word.

Barack Obama must be giving fits to those backroom supporters who never meant for the nation to so clearly recognise his hyperpartisan purposes – and his limitations – just three weeks into his presidency. Obama is telling his nation to find something else to do, something other than growing, working, creating, building. He wants “energy independence” but does not want drilling and refining, and the jobs that go with them, to take place in America. He wants everyone to have a house, but apparently we’re not supposed to build any new ones. He wants Americans to become less materialistic, more personally responsible for our mistakes, and he wants the government to “spend our way out of debt.”

Much of Obama’s rhetoric is empty, and what is not empty is cagey. He is, increasingly, the “just words” president. He speaks of American dreams, but works to limit them. And he is not alone.

Where does Barney Frank – a comparatively wealthy man
– get off telling free Americans what their salary caps should be?

Where does the extremely rich John Kerry get off worrying on the floor of the United States Senate that Americans are too “free to invest their money where ever they want!”

How dare does set-for-life Church Schumer show such contempt for us “little” people, who simply want to know what we’re being put on the hook for?

Corrupt and singular, many of these little kings and godlings serve themselves, alone, and merely play Legos with the rest of us.

Where do any of these “public servants” – who have either grown wealthy on the public purse or used their wealth to purchase of their office, or have used their office to protect their wealth – get off telling can-do Americans how much they can earn? How dare they begin to dismantle The American Dream, or to discourage the sort of dreaming that made America an exceptional nation of limitless possibility? How dare they – who aspire not to serve but to rule, create destructive, “historic and transformational” 1200-page bills behind closed doors and show them to lobbyists before they show them to legislators or the American public they are supposed to be “serving.”

These majority Democrats seem bent on having Americans labor only for the federal collective, and not for themselves. The already-have’s don’t much care about about anyone else’s dreams.

Now we read that Bill Clinton, desperate for some attention, is joining in on the cheap “end free speech as we know it” campaign that is distinctly the province of the left – the “tolerant” people who would censor a different point of view. They’ll try to regulate free speech on the internet, soon enough.

No good will come of any of this, and we have no free press, questioning anything – who don’t even care that the people voting on this bill will not even have read it, and nor will all but a handful of citizens. The press has become the very thing you can call an entity: utterly useless.

America has long-attracted dreamers, who understood that here existed an abundance of freedom and opportunity, and plenty of room to dream.

Our currently “leadership” want to apportion dreams, and make sure no one is dreaming too much. They – our betters – will do our dreaming for us. They can only handle one dream at a time, though, and right now that dream is socialism and silence, of a decidedly rigid and totalitarian bent.

We have a weapon of subversive freedom, though, in prayer. Use it. And make as much noise as you can with the phones. If nothing else it will be good practice for the coming Son of Stimulus.

Can I say “Godspeed Mrs. Pelosi and don’t hurry back”? No?

Meanwhile, Obama is faster with remarks about the Newark-to-Buffalo plane crash, which tragically claimed 50 lives than he was commenting on loss of over 50 in Kentucky due to ice storms, or honoring the American loss of life that brought Iraq to a stunningly forward-looking Iraqi election.

UPDATE:
Added to my list of heinous Democrat flapping guns up above, let’s add Sen. Feinstein’s ability to put our troops at risk and weaken our positions… by accident, of course.

Related:
The Numbers Don’t Add Up
Economists: Stimulus won’t stimulate they’re saying doing nothing would be better.
Krauthammer: Ungenerous Obama ignores a stunning turn of events. Funny, that’s precisely the word I used, too.
President Bush, Cuba and Other People’s Lives
Brooks: The coming implosion

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  • Gayle Miller

    People are increasingly going to be doing it themselves in terms of improving or repairing their homes, so that may help Lowe’s and Home Depot.

    A friend sent me this, this morning, and I simply love it: “I did not vote for Obama but he is remarkable. In less than three weeks in office he has collected more than $150,000 in back taxes.”

    If we don’t laugh, we’ll cry. I look terrible when I cry. So I have decided to laugh!

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  • http://vita-nostra-in-ecclesia.blogspot.com/ Bender B. Rodriguez

    “BUILDING SPRAWL STOPS NOW!”

    This is part of the neo-Stalinist “Smart Growth” agenda, which aims to make us all live in high-rise, concrete hell-holes, packed in one on top of the other in hyper-density “urban villages,” where it is so crowded that it is impossible to use an automobile and use must, instead, either walk everywhere or use public transportation, where you can only go where the government allows you to go, and only when they allow you to go there, if they provide you the service at all. In short, forcing everyone to live in inner-city ghettos.

    They will justify it on things like the environment, but
    to them, grey concrete is the new green, tall buildings blocking the sun is the new open sky, the sound of your neighbor’s activities is the new bird song, and being a slave to public transportation is the new freedom of movement. They saw the hyper population denisty in Soylent Green and they thought they were seeing paradise.

    This is EXACTLY what the neo-Stalinist left is doing to Arlington and other parts of Northern Virginia, which are increasingly coming under one-party dictatorial rule. They have allowed developers to cause an explosion of growth in some very small areas. Of course, all of this insane growth is making the cost of living actually more expensive, not more affordable. Many of Arlington’s roads have become a parking lot so that, while they are on the one hand demanding that the auto companies produce a 50-mpg fleet, their “green” transportation policies are resulting in people actually getting about 10 mpg in cars that were made to get 25-30 in the city, due to all the idling while stopped and stop-and-go traffic.

    If I wanted to live in the damn city, I would have moved there in the first place, don’t ya thing??? But I moved to Arlington precisely to have that small-town atomosphere combined with the nearness of the city if one chose to go there. Much of that small-town aspect is gone, replaced by the “let’s turn this into New York City” mindset of the leftists who have moved here from the North, who have the lockstep support of those who moved here from “south of the border.”

    How about Leftist Sprawl Ends Now?? Can we try that?

  • http://vita-nostra-in-ecclesia.blogspot.com/ Bender B. Rodriguez

    One other point. It is true that Obama and the Dems are working toward total power and control. And they do have a lot of it. But they do not yet have unstoppable control. They do not yet have complete dictatorial control. They are close, but they do not yet have it in and of themselves.

    They only have such control if certain Republicans give it to them. And they are giving it to them.

    Once again, we are reaping the benefits of Maverickism, which was made oh-so-acceptable in recent years. Once again, we are being subjected to the “screw the party, I’m doing whatever the hell I personally want to do” attitude that was completely legitimized by You Know Who.

    Yes, Dear Leader and the Dems are to blame. But they are not the only ones responsible.

  • Sigmund Carl and Alfred

    As you noted on The Art of the Painless Coup,

    “We must repeat, over and over, that the American Presidency is, like a papacy or a monarchy, larger than the person who occupies the office, and it is noble. The American President freed slaves before anyone else would entertain the notion. The American President has carried the big stick used to overthrow tyrants and bullies both foreign and domestic. The American President has put his airmen to use to keep his vanquished enemies in Berlin from starving in a brutal winter, he has used his navy to bring aid after tsunami. The American President has dreamed great space voyages into reality, has opened closed markets, has encouraged a people to tear down walls. The American President has envisioned tens of millions of people raising purple fingertips to the sky, and made it so.

    We must repeat, over and over, that Liberty is the means by which we created creatures are meant to live and to grow and be. That Liberty lives in the Truth. That Liberty lives where people can speak freely, without fear of injury or reprisals. That Liberty lives only when the press is free and unencumbered – when it is detached from events instead of entwined in them. That Liberty lives when people refuse to be intimidated into silence or acquiescence, whether in the workplace or within the community. That Liberty is the fragile thing that diminishes whenever one refuses to acclaim it for oneself.”

    These truths are lessons Mr Obama ought to consider.

  • http://hillaryneedsavacation.blogspot.com/ HNAV

    It is simply absurd.

    The Anchoress deserves great credit for giving the new Administration a very fair objective chance.

    But it is clear the Obama Administration is as vapid and partisan as Nancy Pelosi.

    The Obama – Democrat Presidency reminds one of a soft version of the communist HUGO.

    The old swindle of the DNC.

    And I understand the comments of BENDER, but the GOP has proven in context to the REID – PELOSI disaster, to have been admirable in comparison, when they held the majority of Congress and the White House.

    We know three vapid Republicans are foolish, perhaps corrupt.

    But to focus blame upon the GOP today is simply misguided.

    The problem is the unethical Democratic Party.

    NOTHING else right now is the source of this juvenile folly.

  • TheHobo

    Have you all not read Ali Sina on Obama?

    http://www.faithfreedom.org/obama.html

    There are three articles here that are a must read.

    Obama is a pathological narcissist similar to others of the same bent through history. He is dangerous beyond belief.

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  • Piano Girl

    Thank you, Hobo, for this powerful article/link. Must read, indeed!

  • http://ramblinggopsoccermom.blogspot.com GOPSoccerMom

    You asked:

    How we are supposed to pay for this beast of a bill without taxable earnings is something the great “I Won” – who can’t say a positive word about industry, inventiveness or commercial drive – is not addressing.

    I am wondering if they’ve got some magic fairy that will take care of it. And, if so, maybe they can share with the peons out here.

    I am increasingly distressed by this. So much so that, despite no urge to do so in the past, Travel Man and I are discussing exercising our Second Amendment rights. Though I was none too happy with President Clinton, I did not see this kind of raw and blatant power-grab. This whole situation is incredibly unsettling, to say the least. And it’s not helpful that the Republican party seems paralyzed and does nothing substatial to stop the slide into Socialism.

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