Wednesday, January 28, 2009
"Never let a serious crisis go to waste. What I mean by that is it's an opportunity to do things you couldn't do before." So said White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel in November, and Democrats in Congress are certainly taking advantage of our fears in their attempt to speedily pass their Socialist agenda. Part of Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals is to precipitate crisis.
One item which was part of the so-called "Stimulus Package" currently working its way through Congress was $4.19 Billion to go to "Neighborhood Stimulus Programs" such as ACORN, thus fulfilling Obama's pledge to include his old employer and it's teachings for rebellion in his plans for America. Acorn is under investigation in multiple states for voter-fraud, and is well known for its community organizing, during which a stated tactic is to "get in their faces" to intimidate organizations into doing their bidding. This is not job-stimulating. Rather, it is voter-getting, democrat-loyalty producing welfare. And all their efforts in Chicago have failed to improve the education in those schools. Due to this item seeing the light of day, it has been removed from the package.. I will be writing an article futher describing Michelle Obama's dealings with the teachings of Saul Alinsky.
Another part of the package is $400,000,000 for new modeling programs for global warming, in spite of the fact that NOAH announced last week that our globe will now warm for 1000 years in spite of any steps we take to curtail it. Perhaps we should instead be spending money preparing for the inevitable and much more disastrous results of global cooling. Or, we could simply realize that Earth was here well before man, and the cooling and warming of Earth is cyclical (about every 15,000 years) and much too powerful for our intervention to change it. As Speaker Nancy Pelosi put it, "We won the election. We wrote the bill." So they did. Republicans should let them take all of the credit - and perhaps all of the blame.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has posted an online petition for readers to express their outrage at conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh for saying last week that he wanted President Barack Obama to fail. What Rush actually said was that he hopes the President's non-stimulus Stimulus Package fails because it will make our problems worse.
E.J. Dionne of the Washington post wrote last week an important column, writing that "President Obama intends to use conservative values for progressive ends. He will cast extreme individualism as an infantile approach to politics that must be supplanted by a more adult sense of personal and collective responsibility. And in trying to do all these things, he will confuse a lot of people". Most sickeningly, Obama openly jettisoned his constitutional role as the caretaker for America’s national interest. Instead, Obama posed himself as an honest broker between America and the Muslim world. “(T)he United States has a stake in the well-being of the Muslim world, that the language we use has to be a language of respect,” he said. “I have Muslim members of my family. I have lived in Muslim countries.” Obama didn’t stop there. He stated that his job is to speak for the Muslim world, defending them from Americans’ negative perceptions: “And my job is to communicate to the American people that the Muslim world is filled with extraordinary people who simply want to live their lives and see their children live better lives.” No, Mr. President. Your job is not to communicate to the American people that the Muslim world harbors us no ill will. That is their job. The Muslim world must demonstrate with its words and actions that they do not wish America replaced with an Islamic state. They must demonstrate that they do not support terrorism against America and our allies. Your job is to protect and defend the United States of America. That is your sworn duty. And you abrogate your sworn duty every time you go on Arab television stations and apologize for America’s foreign policy. You abrogate your sworn duty every time you force American allies to negotiate with terrorists. You abrocate your duty every time you pledge to protect the interests “not just of the United States, but also ordinary people who right now are suffering from poverty and a lack of opportunity” -- the same ordinary people who elect Hamas, prop up the Ayatollahs, supported the Taliban, recruit for al-Qaida, and live off of the beneficence of Hezbollah. Not all Muslims are “extraordinary people,” and the interests of suffering Muslims do not always align with American interests.
Only after New York Times called for Tom Daschle to withdraw his nomination to be Secretary of Health and Human Services because of his failure to pay over $128,000 in income taxes, did he do so. He has become another tax cheat chosen by Obama who has failed the stated ethics code of Obama. What makes this almost funny is this quote from Daschle in 1998: "Make no mistake, tax cheaters cheat us all, and the IRS should enforce our laws to the letter." Another Obama pick bites the dust as a tax cheat. He closely follows Nancy Killefer, former Treasury official, who was chosen to be Obama's Chief Performance Officer. She is a small tax cheat, only owing about $900 in unemployment compensation for the two nannies for her two teenage children. Perhaps she has more ethics, or shame, than the others. These tax cheats in the upper eschelons of government bring to mind the quote by Leona Helmsley: "Only the little people pay taxes." This list would not be complete without revisiting Obama's pick for Treasury Secretary, Thomas Geithner, who owed $34,000 in taxes. He has been quoted as saying that our current tax code is all way too complicated! This is just the man to be put in charge of our IRS, don't you think? Perhaps we can count on him to simplify our tax code.....