Monday, August 10, 2009

Dreams of Obama......


from Please recall that after Obama's election, but prior to his Inaugural, he first showed us his arrogance by always having on this podium a never before seen logo: Office of the President Elect!

It's All About Me!

Can any of us remember a time when a president of the United States had his own logo? While I only really remember Reagan, Bush Sr., Clinton, Bush Jr. and Obama, I don't recall seeing a logo for any of the presidents before them. If I'm wrong, drop me a note, I'm not above admitting that I didn't know something. However, not only does Obama have his own logo (the portion of the picture at the left with the "O" shape containing the red and white stripes), the administration is busy using taxpayer money to adapt that logo into a logo for the national healthcare program (proposed logo is the one pictured).

What if president Truman had a logo and included it in the logo for the Central Intelligence Agency after he signed the Executive Order in effect creating the organization? What about George W. Bush putting a big, stylized "B" logo in the middle of the Department of Homeland Security and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence? Somehow, I don't think either of those would have gone over well at all.

But in walks Obama and we see cars tatooed with the logo and now it's being used as part of national program. Draw your own conclusions, but I know having a ruler's logo issued as part of national programs isn't in our history but exists in others that aren't too favorable.

Let's recall what Michelle Obama said while in California during the campaign: "Barack Obama will require you to work. He is going to demand that you shed your cynicism. That you put down your divisions. That you come out of your isolation, that you move out of your comfort zone . . . Barack will never allow you to go back to your lives as usual - uninvolved, uninformed." Do keep these words in mind while reading the following.....


From a USA Today Op Ed by Steny Hoyer and Nancy Pelosi: These disruptions [by "angry, swastika-carrying mobs"] at town hall meetings are occurring because opponents are afraid not just of differing views — but of the facts themselves. Drowning out opposing views is simply un-American. Drowning out the facts is how we failed at this task for decades. Health care is complex. It touches every American life. It drives our economy. People must be allowed to learn the facts.

Well, we have learned the facts by actually reading the bill, which is more than most of you have done, and we don't like what we've learned! By the way - where was your precious right for opposing views to be heard when you closed Republicans out of the process, meeting in private, and denying that the Republicans actually DO have a plan. You just wouldn't listen to their opposing views, would you? We are attempting to teach to you the facts. You in Congress have attempted to drown out our opposing views by barring us from your meetings, by canceling your meetings, by calling us a 'manufactured mob', and by sending your union thugs in to intimidate us. And now you dare to state that when it is YOU who is drowning out OUR opposing views you are not un-American, but we are. At the time, I am sure you agreed with Hillary Clinton when she screamed that "we have a right to disagree with any administration". Now that the shoe is on the other foot, it is suddenly un-American. This statement alone shows all Americans your true character as well as your true agenda. It was your party which not so long ago declared dissent to be the highest form of patriotism....


Last year, "Obama's sexy, he was hot, and everybody wanted a piece of that," said Candice Davies, a speech therapist in Cary who trained canvassers for last year's campaign and is trying to organize support for healthcare legislation. "Now, people are going to have to work for something that is not quite as slick or sexy."

The Los Angeles Times reports that "officials in charge of the network concede that opponents of the healthcare overhaul have been more organized than Democrats had expected.

But they say Organizing for America, which was known as Obama for America during the presidential campaign, is quietly and deliberately building a system of professional field organizers and trained volunteers that has already inspired thousands of community events and reached millions of people."


Last week, after being reported in the Los Angeles Times, the White House confirmed it has promised Big Pharma that any healthcare legislation will bar the government from using its huge purchasing power to negotiate lower drug prices. Now we know why the drug firms are not resisting this new plan, for Obama has promised that the "price" they will pay will be limited to an amount stated by Obama. So much for the Congress actually writing the bill, and so much for Obama's promised transparency.


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