14 February 2009

Obama's Speech To The Democratic Caucas

Barack Obama isn't hard to read. With each appearance his M.O. becomes more apparent . . . and I think even the most assimilated Obots may be be seeing that this is not the CHANGE we were promised when we (or some of you) elected him. Why, with each public appearance he conjures ghosts of the past to frighten us about our future.

Did you catch his speech in front of the Democratic Caucus? I don't know about you, but the words and images from that little talk just keep echoing through my tormented brain. He waved his hands like Dean Rooney, telling the audience what's best for them as he tries to save us from ourselves. But the pattern, ah, the Obama pattern of "persuasion" is something we've seen before and each element was present as he spoke to the faithful about his stimulus package.

  1. Spend, spend, spend. That's right folks, Jimmy Carter is back in the White House. The answer is always throw more money at the problem. Joe the Plumber tried to warn us that Barack Obama was all about spending, but Biden pointed out that ol' Joe didn't have a proper license to plumb, so we just couldn't listen to that nut. And while we Republicans keep pointing out that this bill is nothing more than a spending spree, Obama retorted, "What do think a stimulus is? That's the whole point. No, seriously, that's the point." So, the point of stimulus is record spending and increasing debt? Apparently in his vast executive experience Obama has never encountered the effective economic stimulus strategy of cutting taxes and government spending.
  2. Demonize, demonize, demonize. If you don't agree with this administration you are the devil incarnate. He ridiculed the Republicans by claiming that their opposition to spending like Bacchus at a satyr orgy "risked harming the nation." Wicked, wicked Republicans. Then he announced that he "would not tolerate" high salaries paid out to CEOs in companies that received bailout money. Wicked, wicked CEOs. Funny, he apparently is prepared to continue his tolerance of the kickback cash that these bank CEOs poured into the coffers of left-wing politicians. Oh, maybe that's because he was the #2 beneficiary of their ill gotten goods.
  3. Feign empathy, feign empathy, feign empathy. Taking a page out of the Bill Clinton LieBrary, Obama increasingly attempts to demonstrate how he feels our pain. He spoke with stuttering eloquence about the places he had been and the people he had seen in all 57 states. And despite being a millionaire who was raised by a bank vice president and attended only the best schools, he knows what it's like to be in need. And so, like any hypocrite, to help the needy he turns to principles embedded in the least empathetic economic system ever constructed, socialism, to answer the cries of the weeping. Of course, while socialism has a dismal track record of creating opportunity for the poor, it has a terrific tradition of consolidating power for those at the top. And if the Democratic Party has shown us anything with their new found numbers and control of the oval office, it's an insatiable lust for power.
  4. Lie, lie, lie. Without a doubt, this is Obama's most consistent strategy. Just lie. Continue to destroy consumer confidence by claiming this is the worst economy since the great depression (those of you who believe that, you might want to compare the actual numbers with a little thing we like to call "the Carter years"). The president croons about his call to heal partisan rifts, then works with Pelosi and Reid to lock Republicans out of negotiations over the stimulus package. He quotes bogus projections that could only be derived from the bizarro calculations of Obamath. And thus far his tactic has been fairly effective since, as Mark Twain said, “A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is still putting on its shoes.”

The Obama M.O. is there for America to see. Some of us see it. But when will the rest?