Part One of this series detailed some of the initial incidents at the outset of the Obama administration that should have immediately sent up red flags to most every-day, mainstream Americans, in that the 44th President would not, in fact, be trafficking in “politics as usual.”It was apparent right out of the gate, actually, that the “MO” of this administration would be quite the opposite. From strong-armed racial tactics, to seemingly turning a blind eye to the most dangerous threats facing our nation, to cabinet appointments who thumbed their noses at their “patriotic duty” to pay taxes, it was clear that Americans “weren’t in Kansas anymore”.
Part Two picks up with references to the man selected by Barack Obama to ensure that “justice” – or perhaps his notion of justice – would be served to all Americans.
February 18, 2009 – Speaking of the actual Attorney General, Eric Holder, most of the nation seemed to find his accusation against America – I can’t conceive of a better word with which to label it – somewhat disturbing. Mr. Holder went out of his way to label America a “nation of cowards” when it came to racism. Wait – hadn’t the vast majority of white, middle-class Americans just elected a black man to the Oval Office? Strange.
His statement is all the more revealing when placed up against his apparent unwillingness to hold the New Black Panther Party accountable for voter intimidation, his silence on the Sherrod incident in July of 2010, and his filing suit against the state of Arizona’s attempt to defend itself from the deluge of illegal immigrants per SB 1070. Strange again.
I wonder what was at the top of Mr. Holder’s to-do list as he came into office.
This was also the day that the vaunted “stimulus” bill was signed, a bill that was purportedly intended to kick-start the economy and keep unemployment at approximately 8%. Well, given that the economy would only sluggishly improve in fits and starts and that unemployment hovered around 10% for roughly three of Barack Obama’s four years in office, it’s really not all that much of a stretch to flatly declare the “stimulus” to be a fairly abject failure. Further, any person who knows basic math (the manner in which numbers generally work) and economics knew that that bill was never intended to kick-start our economy. The best part of the stimulus package was some of its provisions. Check these out:
$650 million for digital television converter box coupons
$300 million for electric quasi-golf carts
$1 billion for Amtrak, which hasn’t been profitable in half a century
$400 million for global warming research
$335 million for the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases
$75 million for smoking cessation programs
$140 million for “climate data modeling”
That’s just a sampling of the financial nonsense in the bill. Go look it up online; it’s easily accessible. What, exactly, did these things “stimulate?” It’s not as though we couldn’t have used that money to get our own house in order, now is it? When the President addressed the nation during the month to speak about the glorious initiatives of the recovery package, he had this to say:
“I’m proud that we passed the recovery plan free of earmarks, and I want to pass a budget next year that ensures that each dollar we spend reflects only our most important national priorities.”
Does he exist in the same time/space continuum as the rest of us?
February 19, 2009 – Rick Santelli begins a rant on live tv on CNBC as a result of the administration’s new $75 billion dollar plan to bailout those people who can’t pay their mortgages, people who were essentially given these mortgages and homes by Democrats in the first place and who knew full well that these people wouldn’t be able to pay the loans back. Gosh, those Democrats are nice people, aren’t they?
What many Americans today do not realize and/or remember is that it was Mr. Santelli’s rant that indirectly led to the Tea Party. Who knows? Perhaps history will look upon Rick Santelli as the second coming of Howard Beale.
March 9, 2009 – A man by the name of Van Jones is appointed the “Green Jobs Czar” by President Obama. A self-avowed Communist revolutionary and a complete political unknown until Glenn Beck begins to shine light into the dark and danky corners of the Progressive underworld, Jones quickly becomes a front-and-center political entity in America, and, in some ways, becomes the face of the present-day movement that has been trying to undermine the ideals of the American Republic for over a century. Once exposed, Jones’s public profile begins to become a serious negative for the Obama White House and by September, he is gone. Here is, however, the multi-million dollar question:
How does a self-proclaimed Communist (an ideology that has murdered millions of people during the course of roughly the past century-and-a-half) make it onto the active White House staff of a sitting US President?
Green is, indeed, the new Red.
March 15, 2009 – It’s certainly not too much of a stretch to assume that the vast majority of American citizens have a deep respect for our military, the men and women who risk their lives to protect us by running toward the bullets when problems arise. That is, unless, you identify yourself as a hard-leftist, a person who essentially sees no use for the military and the money that is allocated for such an entity as a waste of funds, funds that could easily be steered towards all those special handouts – oops – I mean “entitlements”. Even the Commander-in-Chief of our armed forces (a member of the hard left establishment himself) apparently has little use for those who would protect him, as he actually considered having members of the military pay for their own medical coverage – all while trying to have universal health care passed for everyone else. Apparently, such a move would save approximately $500 million that could be better allocated elsewhere.
Yes. You read that correctly.
March 31, 2009 – President Obama seizes essential control of the auto industry, taking over both General Motors and Chrysler. For those who are not so up-to-speed on the political ramifications, this move is tantamount to the beginnings of Communist control of the private sector of the US economy. President Obama then names David Sanger, a 31-year-old with zero private sector, business, or auto industry experience to supervise the overhaul of GM.
Can I ask a really good question? Why?
Personally, I think that I should be named starting quarterback for the New England Patriots.
But that’s just me.
April, 2009 – President Obama signs into law a National Day of Service. Gee, that sounds nice. There’s only one problem, however – that day is to be September 11.
So, let’s get this straight – we, as Americans, are now supposed to concentrate on working in our communities rather than remembering the 3,000 innocent Americans who were brutally murdered – in some cases literally vaporized – by Islamic terrorists. Yes, that makes quite a bit of sense. Funny, but if one didn’t know any better, he or she might be inclined to think that this President wants to diminish the significance of that memory.
Here’s one man who will never forget.
April 2, 2009 – President Obama bows to the Saudi King. Wait, wait…when does the leader of the allegedly free world bow to the leader of another foreign nation, let alone a monarch who may, quite possibly, be indirectly involved in funding the terrorist attacks on our nation?
I’ll wait for an explanation to that one.
April 5, 2009 – President Obama, in Strasbourg on one of the legs of his “American Apology Tour”, refers to America as “arrogant, dismissive, and derisive”.
Hmmm. If this is the manner in which a sitting President of the United States refers to his own country and people, how might he refer to his enemies?
At this point, it was already becoming somewhat difficult to determine just who it was that Barack Obama viewed as a “friend” and an “enemy”.