Monday, October 7, 2013

"This Land Is My Land...This Land Is Your Land...This Land Was Stole By You From Me."

President Obama has officially canceled his trip to Asia. He said he didn't want to be in Indonesia not doing anything to solve the crisis {here} when he could be in Washington not doing anything to solve it...Leno

  • It should be disturbing to so many Americans to watch an administration  and their government largely target veterans, disabled veterans, missing children, and the middle-class during this faux government shutdown (we found out last week that only 17% of the government is really shutdown. This data came from the Congressional Budget Office and the Office of Management and Budget)).
  • But the fact is this administration's vindictiveness is nothing new. We already know the considerable damage  done to the country by Obamanomics in the last five years. That data is solid and undeniable (high unemployment, highest poverty rates in decades, the plunge in middle class wealth, billions wasted on failed green initiatives, etc,).
  • The sequester and this current shutdown illustrate politics at its worst. In fact, in addition to punishing political enemies, the administration exhibits a spiteful pathology to also spread pain and misery to ordinary Americans.
  • In just this last week, we've observed the administration and its goons shutting down military memorials and cemeteries in this country and overseas, e.g. Normandy (Even though all government property belongs to us not the government. We paid for most of it with our taxes).  We've witnessed Park Rangers trying to stop octogenarian veterans from entering their own Memorial in D.C.

  • And also this week, the Amber Alert web site was shut down (it is now operational again due to public pressure and outrage). Keep in mind, this is a national web site to try to find MISSING CHILDREN.
  • All of this should surprise no one. During the sequester, the president ordered to make the 2% budget cut as painful as possible (this week a Park Service employee admitted they were ordered "to make life difficult" during the shutdown). In fact, at the time, Transportation Secretary warned, "It's going to be very painful for the flying public." Tuition assistance for active duty personnel was suspended. The administration used scare tactics proclaiming cuts would need to be made to police and first-responders.
  • And now comes the debate over the debt ceiling. Obama already declared he will not negotiate. In fact, as I wrote in a previous post, the likes of the most miserable prick in Congress, Harry Reid, have reverted to calling their opponents names, e.g. hostage takers, arsonists, terrorists, etc. rather than negotiate.
  • Politics has always been a very serious game. Friction is actually built into our system because of the existence of political parties and the three branches of government. But as Jonah Goldberg of National Review pointed out: "In the 17 previous government shutdowns  since 1977, presidents have worked to avoid them or lessen their impact. Obama has made no such effort out of an ideological yearning to punish his enemies, regardless of the collateral damage.