Obama, Pelosi and co. have taxpayers over a barrel. All excuses. The professor in chief. Plus more.
A CALL… TO WHAT?
Re: Jeffrey Lord’s Obama’s Scam and Pelosi’s Pigs:
It is hard to argue with Jeffrey Lord’s timely advice to “stop
laying down,” but exactly how does one do that? Vote Republican,
we get screwed. Vote Democrat, we get screwed worse. Vote
Libertarian or some other third party, and we become
non-participants. Become tax refuseniks, and we go to jail. In
all seriousness, I am sure your readers would appreciate a
companion article from Mr. Lord outlining some plan of action
that ordinary, relatively conservative Americans can follow, to
slay the beast, or at least, trim its claws. I myself think that
the process is irreversible. The Founders were brilliant, and the
edifice they built lasted a long time, but nothing can withstand
forever the baser aspects of human nature.
— David Reich
Auburn, New York
Mr. Lord’s essay is nothing short of a clarion call, my only quibble being that it implicates the GOP to a lesser degree than it should. Where we are is a natural outcome of the Democrat worldview, so at least the asses have that as an excuse. Not so the GOP; those guys simply sold their principles.
Anyway, not two paragraphs into the column, I thought of William Wallace, of this country’s Founders, of those reclusive souls who populate parts of Idaho’s remote panhandle, rifles by their sides.
Maybe Mr. Lord’s exactly correct; maybe it’s time.
— Francis M. Hannon, Jr.
I see it happening and feel powerless to do anything about it.
Too many people are jumping on this careening pork-wagon for it
to stop now. We’ll be reduced to a third world country before
citizens finally rise up and revolt. Then the choices will be:
throw these bums out (unless of course the government has
complete control of the polls; ACORN, anybody?) or revolution
(unless the government takes our guns)…sigh.
— John Nelson
History is set to repeat itself, again. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Bill of 2009 that is being debated in Washington has all the hallmarks of a classic deja vu. Last year the Federal Government sent out rebate checks in an attempt to stimulate the economy. They also dumped huge sums of money into failing Wall Street banks and insurance firms.
Both had no effect. It’s long passed time that central planners
learned that throwing good money after bad will not stimulate the
economy. We must instead cut taxes, reform burdensome regulation
and eliminate government waste. It is not until we pay attention
to our past history of stimulus failures, that we can begin to
move toward the future. After all, if spending government money
solved problems, Russia would be paradise!
— Johan Klarin
The cynic in me says that the Democrats do not want the recession
to end. They want people to depend on government handouts, to
have high taxes, and government control of health care, banks,
lending, the works. Kudlow at NR points out that Geithner offered
no plan to handle the toxic assets, notwithstanding Obama’s big
buildup last night for the plan to be announced today. No plan,
except expand social services dependencies two and three years
from now. The Democrats’ plan is for continued dependence on
government and a permanent Democratic WH and Congress. This
recession was created by Congress and Democrats — Dodd and Frank
and Pelosi and Reid — forcing banks to lend to people who could
not quality and packaging the junk for sale to others. Obama
referred last night to the “failed policies of the last 8 years,”
meaning Bush tax cuts, but the failed policies are in fact the
Congress-mandated social dependencies.
— Carl Davis
Mr. Lord writes with laser precision, “The principle behind
it — enlarging the government, creating more lobbyists and then
robbing the taxpayers blind — yes. This is gospel to liberals on
Capitol Hill, always decked out in the language of superior
morality and compassion.” But he would be better served by
widening his scope. Eight years of “Compassionate Conservatism”
did exactly the same, only under Republican watch.
— Ira M. Kessel
Rochester, New York
MAKE SURE TO SET YOUR
Re: Philip Klein’s Preparing for Failure:
“My administration inherited a deficit of over one trillion
dollars.” And seeks to double that immediately whilst complaining
that they should be quadrupling it! The not long so
ago vaunted “government multiplier effect” seems to have
disappeared further down the rabbit hole from us
as Krugman, pausing from admiring the glow of his
Stockholm treat, is running the tea party.
— Reid Bogie
One very high ranking Democrat operative who is on a first name basis with the most senior members of the Obama administration lamented (via a columnist at the daily reckoning) that the economy would not be good for the 2010 elections for Democrats and feared that Republicans would reap a windfall if they were competent enough to exploit it. Then he said it is questionable that they are that smart. This is of course a prescient observation which speaks volumes about republican amateurism. The era of Bob Michel is baaack.
If you are naïve enough to suppose that we have a two party state then you must conclude that the Republicans are absolutely incapable of winning seats in 2010. I am not a Republican so I could hardly care but their imbecilities are staggering to the intelligent mind. Democrats are passing 800 trillion USD in legislative lard to buy votes. There is no stimulus to the plan other than to capture votes and win elections. The very strategy of buying votes which FDR started in the 1930s is being re-enacted on steroids in the 2000s because that former strategy earned an iron grip lock on American politics for 60 years…the Republicans’ support for this spending catastrophe will consign them to eternal political oblivion…..
In short, Republicans are the Charlie Browns of American politics, addled by unprincipled politics and me-too liberalism/socialism. It is a farce of mythical proportions to suppose that the humungous implicit and explicit taxes of the Obama administration has any more meaning that vote buying and socialist oppression.
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?