Welcome to another edition of Obama’s Fables.
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In Racine, Obama said, “So now we’ve got a choice. We can return to what we know did not work, or we build a stronger future. We can go backwards, or we can go forward.” He added in Las Vegas, “I want to move forward. I think most people in Nevada want to move forward. America doesn’t go backwards, we go forwards.”
But the throwback economic logic, policies and philosophy that Barack Obama is peddling was cutting edge thinking in America over 100 years ago, at the start of the progressive era. It peaked in the 1930s, and petered out in the 1970s. The whole world is now smirking if not outright laughing at us because we are going through now the left-wing cultural revolution that trashed so many other countries decades ago. One of the main reasons for America’s economic and military superpower preeminence was that it never succumbed to such foolishness in the past. Obama is a man 75 years behind his time.
President Obama touted in Las Vegas the $20 billion he got BP to fork over to the White House staff, laughing at Republican criticism with his trademark Saul Alinsky derision that is already wearying the American people. But the problem with this unprecedented power grab is that there is no law or legal standard governing distribution of that $20 billion. This is fundamentally contrary to how America works, which is under the rule of law. Who is supposed to get that money and how much? That has to be governed by an Act of Congress or a court of law, not the White House staff as walking around money. This is why Sharron Angle was so right to criticize this Obama stash as a slush fund. It is reminiscent of the practices of a third world banana republic, not a first world constitutional democracy.
At the start of the last century, Argentina had the same prosperity and standard of living as America. Then came Juan Peron and his Obamalike leftist demagoguery. Today Argentina is a still struggling third world country. This is where the Back to the Future Barack Obama, America’s Juan Peron, is taking us. The American people can answer “Hell No, We Won’t Go,” and prove this is still America, by administering an unprecedented brutal defeat to Obama’s Socialist Democrat Party this fall. But doing that requires focusing and getting to work now.
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?