July 4th, on a local TV news report, a gentleman expressed mild amusement with the large gathering of “Tea Party” goers (about 2,000 people) assembled on the grounds at Wheeling, WV’s Wesbanco Arena, there protesting, among other things, out-of-control government spending.
He thought “it was funny, because how many of them (here today) cashed their stimulus checks?”
Well, I can say, honestly and proudly, that I was there that day, and that yes; I cashed my stimulus check.
Why shouldn’t I? It’s my money, after all.
However, government taking my money, using it to bail out--and then annex--mortgage companies, banks, car companies and others who mismanaged their businesses, often to ridiculous, and even fatal, degrees, is wrong; not to mention unconstitutional. For some strange reason, however, no one in authority wants to look too deeply into this.
The amused gentleman in question, I‘d wager, most certainly returned his own check; unopened, surely.
The backroom, closed-door dealing--by “the most transparent administration in history”--and the pressures exerted on industry and business (especially the medical industry), by a government bent on Socialism, make the Mafia’s extortion and protection rackets look like a church bake sale.
Such dark machinations are the very same things of which the liberal left accused the Bush Administration, for eight long years of hateful, malicious harassment.
Yet, we’re to “give Obama a chance”; after all, he “inherited the mess left by Bush”.
Bush’s “mess” included 4.7% overall unemployment, the lowest since WW2, and a slowly--but steadily--growing economy, facts the liberal, Bush-hating media downplayed.
And, it seems his Iraq and Afghanistan policies were fairly productive, as well, since Obama’s administration has seen fit to quietly co-opt at least some of them. Albeit, without the Democrats humbly apologizing for their hurtful, divisive criticisms and bald-faced treasons.
Despite his misstep of last fall’s bailout, which liberals and true conservatives alike rightly decried, it wasn’t Bush who promised America that getting us a trillion dollars deeper in debt would patch it all up.
Everything after January 20th, 2009 is on Obama, no matter how the liberals try to spin it, nor who they try to blame.
Unemployment’s higher now, and climbing; the market shows gains, but is still unstable. And yet, our Glorious Leader’s proposing another 2 trillion, saying that’s what’ll make it all better.
Liberals, somehow, seem pretty much okay with Obama’s pork-laden bailout packages, though. Odd, that, considering how they condemned Bush.
Ever seen “The Manchurian Candidate”? It’s plot, more or less, is being played out right now, in the Oval Office. The assassination target now, however, is the American Republic.
Here we have as President a man who, virtually from birth, has been indoctrinated with strong far-left, America-hating ideals, and whose adult years have been spent among like-minded associates, supporting and spreading those values.
We’re supposed to believe, however, that now that he’s President, that a lifetime of brainwashing is somehow meaningless, and negated.
I hope that the Tea Party Movement puts a little fear into our government, and gives them pause. Otherwise, I fear that future July 4th celebrations will ring hollow and phony, since the America Obama and his leftist allies seek to fashion would bear little resemblance to the one created by our Founding Fathers.