It must be tough being a progressive these days, not that I feel bad for them. When their rise to the top was completed they sure felt no pity for me, so tit for tat is fair and right. Are the denigrations of the progressive Congress and the White House fair? Are they accurate?
Knee jerk reactions to the Gulf oil leak are typical of the ineffective leadership our nation enjoys. The truth is Obama’s moratorium on some drilling nicely dovetails with long held progressive desire to move to green energy. His knee jerk reaction is the wrong thing for the nation and his party and he will pay for it in spades. This is what Rahm Emanuel meant by “Never let a good crisis go to waste.” It means when something happens that can be turned into progressive political opportunism, run with it. Based on the result thus far, does it seem it was a good ides to use this crisis for political gain? This too will blow up in their faces – watch and see.
This is what happens when political ideology supplants bipartisan governing, and remember, Obama swore he was post partisan. Nothing he’s done since January 20, 2009 has been post partisan – nothing. He and progressives use every event to further their agenda instead of addressing events in a manner that is good for the nation as a whole.
Now we see more politicians popping up telling us the Obama folks (read Obama himself, for nothing happens of any consequence in his administration that he hasn’t first approved of) offered them a job to drop out of political races that Obama sees favorable to his agenda. Despite progressive chatter, it is ILLEGAL! But even if it weren’t, it is not “post partisan” in any way, therefore the post partisan promises were lies to woo the voters.
The concept of using a trumped up global warming to pass more of the progressive agenda has failed too, although in fairness this one cannot be laid at Obama’s feet except in that he furthers the work begun by Algore and others. It is a useful position for installing global governance and personally making tons of progressives very, very rich if they can get away with it.
How arrogant must a man and a party be to pass Obamacare over the screaming objections of well over half the nation? How arrogant and insecure as well for the Obama Administration to argue passing Obamacare was desperately needed to “not let his presidency fail?” Clearly that was an expression of Obamacare being his signature issue and if it did not pass he would be a failed leader – how foolish – he’s a failed leader more because of it than not, but then again, it is an ancient foundation of progressive partisan wishes.
Have readers heard government is proposing new things for journalism like taxes to prop up newspapers. Is it mere coincidence that newspapers are the last bastion of progressive journalistic desire? It’s things like this that doom Obama from the get go. It is the Rahm Emanuel “crisis” thing once more. To try to get two results by assuring citizens the action is needed, when truth is progressives prop up an emergency for the sake of implementing their desired agenda. And in fact there is no emergency. Progressive spin is old and since the new media, exposed, so progressives can’t so easily get away with this nonsense any longer.
The world is on the brink of implosion. Progressive leadership on a worldwide scale is flopping badly. The EU is in deep trouble. The Euro is collapsing – it’s only a matter of time and money. When the money runs out to keep propping up the Euro, the time for its collapse will manifest. And just today Hungary informs the world they are about to collapse themselves.
Iran and North Korea grow ever more belligerent and the progressive worldwide response is as the UN cautioned recently “not to anger the North Koreans or they might start a war.” (paraphrased) Nice, huh? Like I said a few weeks ago, this is the kid in the house misbehaving in a really heinous manner and then threatening to do worse if he is punished, and one of the parent’s cautioning the other that since the kid made the threat, we’d better do as he wishes. Pardon my Red State mentality, but since when and on what planet has that ever worked?
Domestically we were promised if we passed the stimulus “unemployment would never get above 8%,” yet almost $1 trillion dollars later unemployment hovers at 10% and while a few economic indicators have slightly improved, unemployment is still way, way high – well above 8% by a long shot.
Barack Obama is the face of American progressivism and it is ugly. How can an ideology that has huge majorities in each house of Congress not get their agenda into fruition and then they try and blame the minority for it? How does Arizona’s near mirroring of Federal immigration laws morph into racism in some way, as progressive’s characterize it? Only a sycophant refuses to acknowledge that it is progressive attempts to increase their constituent rolls by arguing the nation ignore its laws. No one is racist for wanting the nation to enforce immigration laws, but progressives sure do repeat that one over and over again.
And then progressives do their usual of throwing gasoline on a brush fire. Calling American middle class Tea Party types as violent and racist is the most foul of all. Since when do president’s defame vast majorities of Americans? And no, while the Tea Party rolls are not representative of vast majorities, the number of folks who agree with the efforts and motives of the Tea Parties are indeed vast majorities. How else to explain the current progressive miseries?
If conservatives were so diabolically evil, how did Obama win and Pelosi get the Congress? How does conservatism loose the Congress in 2006 and the White House in 2008, and yet now progressives want the nation to believe that their agenda is what the nation really wants but somehow them evil conservatives are foiling them? That’s an asinine premise and if one buys it they really need to question their own maturity and judgment.
Progressive failures are to be rightly laid at their own big feet they keep tripping over. When ya have huge Congressional majorities and the White House, if their agenda isn’t going to fly, wouldn’t the rational person take a real good look at their own agenda instead of trying to lay the blame for failure on the majority of the nation that does not want this? It is the real life example of my wife’s saying “When 10 people tell you you’re drunk, no matter what you think, lie down before ya hurt yourself.”
For this argument obviously the “drunk” are the nations progressive leaders and those who will go along willingly and despite the vocal objections of the majorities. If the breakdown follows polling results, roughly 1/3 of the nation favor the progressive ideas. That means 2/3rd’s do not, so in practical numbers that 100 million for the Obama agenda versus 200 million against it.
When we further use sociology to examine the numbers and trends we see that of the 100 million that seemingly are for the progressive/Obama agenda, far fewer of that 100 million are real dyed in the wool progressives. They are instead Blacks who will support him for racial solidarity, many Democrats who refuse to openly admit they were wrong, and the sizable number who see the progressive agenda as something they might potentially benefit from. That would include union members and such who vote based on what they get on the backside of the promises made in return for their support.
In practical terms it means the actual progressive ideologue is a far more rare breed. But when they can enlist so many who see some potential benefit to supporting them it sure does make it appear as if progressive wants and wishes have moved to the fore. They have not. Clearly based on polling the ideas and political wishes of progressives are rejected by massive majorities.
If the press were really neutral and actually told the unvarnished truth and but for the opinion programming being a separate entity, we would have seen a different result. Instead leftist media passes off opinion reporting as factual news presentation.
Why is Glenn Beck, O’Reilly and Limbaugh painted as liars pushing an agenda disguised as news when they are clearly opinion programming? Each of these individuals clearly admit in public they are presenting opinion – backed by fact, but opinion nonetheless. But when we watch MSNBC and see Maddow, Matthews and Olbermann, that is passed off as actual news. It is not. It too is opinion programming. But progressives are totally unwilling to admit that. Instead they announce they must go to the above named to get the real news. When I hear that I write off the commentator who stated that. They are dishonest or just a progressive sycophant and they are lost causes.
The proof of righteousness is found in how many still believe one is right AFTER the promises are put to bed and the time for doing comes. All politician’s make foolish promises, but when do the constituents separate the electoral promise chatter from the actual delivery of goods? I mean, when ya order that wonderful thing off the ‘net that when it arrives turns out to be all marketing, how long do you rationally hold on to your hope and belief that it is the wonder product you ordered? Usually about ten minutes after ya see what a piece of crap arrived ya get mad and throw the damned thing in the trash, right? Or at least try to get your money back.
Yet somehow political buyer’s remorse is dishonestly painted by mainstream media as a few loud malcontents when the truth is a huge portion of this nation is wishing they could either get their money back or at least toss the crap that came in the mail into the waste basket.
Don’t blame conservatives for the progressive/Obama failures. Blame yourselves for buying into the simpleminded hype and base level political platitudes. Blame the progressive leaders who refused to listen to the huge majorities who screamed “NO!” as loud as we could, yet were totally blown off. Blame Obama and his minions who have an agenda they refuse to admit to in public.
That the nation has awakened and sees their faith and trust were totally misplaced is the fault of those in whom the trust and hopes were placed – that would be Obama, the progressive Congress and the ideological progressive who thinks the US is in desperate need of a change, cause, ya know, them old white men that wrote the Constitution got it all wrong. I mean, who else but a progressive would ever actually forward that the Constitution is wrong? That to adhere to it strictly is a failed way to go?
Our nation is a Constitutional Republic and thus must be governed according to its laws. That is the entire purpose of that type of government. And that document and the impetus behind it were clear – the US is a nation of small government and supreme autonomy and individual rights of the citizens, and whose rights ARE NOT granted by government, but are granted by a Creator. Whether I believe in God or not has nothing to do with it at all. The part I believe in is that part which rests power in the hands of the governed, and “ONLY BY THE CONSENT OF THE GOVERNED!”
Folks, THAT is the reason progressive government is a failure. Because we did not consent to be so governed. We did not consent to what progressives deliver, and the citizen’s righteous anger is what all the rest is about. We elected them to right the ship, not sink it and raise it as an entirely different kind of vessel. Progressives will get away with that when Hell freezes over and what with all the global warming progressives swear is our imminent doom, Hell ain’t freezing over anytime soon.