A business fights to live as Obama plagiarizes FDR for a Ted Stevens presidency.
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THIS REGULATORY NUTTINESS is the kind of story Ronald Reagan loved to tell. The sad part is it is being told of bureaucrats in a Republican administration — and doubtless conveys an anecdotal snapshot of just how far the GOP has strayed from its conservative principles.
While the fate of the Pride is clearly the result of liberal principles the Obama team also admires — lives by — it is nothing short of amazing that the new president is determined to resolve our economic crisis by casting himself (in plagiarized language) as a presidential version of the pork-ladling Ted Stevens. If you thought the Bridge to Nowhere was crazy, wait till you understand what’s coming from Obama.
The president-elect, not satisfied with the taxpayer bailout dollars now cascading in the trillions down a stupendous rat hole, is busily planning a mammoth public works construction program that makes soon-to-be former Senator Stevens look like a nickel-and-dimer. Using FDR’s words Obama’s intention, according to Sunday’s New York Times (which failed to mention the FDR connection), is to pick “winners and losers” in the private economy with a “government-directed industrial policy” run by politicians. Instead of by the kind of entrepreneurs who created The Pride of the Susquehanna.
Obama and company, employing the same liberal principle that created the Fannie Mae mess and imploded the global economy, are now fleshing out the details of how they will force march the American economy backwards to the 1930s or to a Stevens-style pork barrelism. Instead of New Deal terms like the Works Progress Administration you will hear buzz words like “green jobs” or “hybrid buses” and so on.
“If some among you fear taking a stand because you are afraid of reprisals from customers, clients or even government, recognize that you are just feeding the crocodile, hoping he will eat you last,” said Reagan.
The crocodile is now munching on a Harrisburg riverboat. Obama intends to feed that crocodile.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?