So, to no one’s surprise, it looks like the US Government is going into the car business, something our founders certainly never intended.
I keep watching Obama and wondering if he is trying to lead America to further greatness, or to simply bring her to heel?
There is an absolute disconnect between what Obama says, and what he does. In his first 100 days he said he had “no interest” in running the banking and auto industries in this country, even as his hand crept out and snatched both under the guise of “crisis management.”
Because good crises were never meant to be wasted.
And he’s not done reaching. This president, who oozes charm from every pore in a way that makes Bill Clinton look like a true slick-hick-used-car-salesman, is going to continue to campaign and speak and smile and laugh, and (with the help of all-media) dazzle a huge percentage of the nation, while snatching control of the press, the travel industry (business already goes to Vegas by his leave, only) and eventually, yes, the churches. More on that later.
Obama says he wants everyone to “come together” despite differences in opinion. Replaying the “post-partisan” campaign themes that were proved fallacious with his fast “I won,” the president wants us to find “common ground” on abortion, using “fair-minded words” and eliminating “caricatures”, as long as everyone understands that “common ground” will give no quarter to the most minimal requests of the pro-lifers; that “fair-minded words” and “caricatures” are relative, and that “looking past our differences” means the savagery of partial birth abortion will go forward, unabated as we “work with” a president who voted twice against laws that would allow medical treatment of babies born alive during attempted abortions.
That’s kind of odd, when you think about it. A guy who thinks “every crisis is an opportunity,” and who professes a Christian belief, looks at an accidental pregnancy only as a “punishment” and never as an “opportunity.” Or -gasp- a blessing.
In President Obama’s world, “common ground” and “looking beyond differences” means simply, “I won. I have both houses. I’m going to name at least three judges. All I have to do is smile and smile, and use the language of conciliation while doing just what I please.”
America’s greatness has until now rested in the genius of her people, unshackled from heavy governmental intrusion and free to dream. It almost feels like Obama wants Americans to put their dreams away, to subsume its genius to his government; where true genius doth abide.
And if you don’t want these particular plans to succeed? If you dissent? Why…that’s treason, isn’t it (laughlaugh)?
Dissent is no longer the highest form of patriotism; that would be obedience.
“All of this, all of this can be yours. Just give me what I want, and nobody gets hurt.”
– U2, Vertigo
Hey, the president is cool. He’s got it all under control. He makes us smile. Plug those iPod buds back into your ears and stand in this line right over here.
“Your love is teaching me how to kneel.”
America has some of this coming; complacency and materialism has rendered her somnolent. President Bush, while keeping us very safe asked nothing of us, and that contributed to an unhealthy detachment. Eventually, we were going to have to wake up. But this is one hell of a Reveille.
We are in for exceedingly interesting times.