Will the real Obama please sit down
More and more people are discovering the true size of the little man in the big suit whose actual identity was obvious to so many people well before the election.
Obama's conception of "stimulus." It's all about redistribution of wealth and transfer payments to Democratic interest groups. Remember Joe the Plumber's original question for Obama on the campaign trail? Now who's surprised? Not Bookworm:
When Obama got elected, all of us worried about the fact that a Marxist economist had entered the White House. It may be worse than that. With his statements about the necessity for spending just to spend, Obama may have gone one step beyond the foolishness of Marxist economics, and entered the realm of out and out stupidity. Perhaps he needs to sit down for a good elementary school level lecture about the nature of money, government, and initiative.
Obama dissed by Iran
Obama, with a stroke of the pen, tramples on the hopes of military families for justice (via Ace of Spades HQ):
Obama's actions now show just how deceptive he was then. On the campaign trail, Obama repeatedly lied to the American people about his economic plans. He lied about his commitment to clean, transparent government. He lied about his willingness to work in a bipartisan fashion. Obama is not even pretending he meant what he said then.
In only three weeks, Obama has managed to undermine many of the central tenets of his claim to represent hope and change. He has gone from promising to bring "an end to the petty grievances and false promises, the recriminations and worn-out dogmas..." to using arguments like "I won," and the worn-out campaign rhetoric he threw to the Democrats last night.
"So much for the promise to banish the money changers and influence peddlers from the temple" as Charles Krauthammer puts it (via Maggie's Farm). "Hard-working Americans are going to pay for this hopey-changey scam for a long time, and they are not going to like it."
"The Trojan Horse of Hope and Change crashed into the guardrail of reality, revealing an army of ideologues and activists inside."
It's going to be a long, tortuous four years, I'm afraid. But the upside will be the opportunity for the diffuse but loyal opposition to the damaging and dangerous leftist-Democrat world view to rediscover their principles, come together, and refine some winning strategies.