Saturday, September 5, 2009

I give up, you tell me

Will the real Barack Obama please stand up. Our President is either a Mad Genius, an inept flunky working for clueless leaders or the most arrogant man ever to sit in the big chair.

Barack Obama's rise to power is remarkable, can't take that from him. Moving from graduating law school in 1991 to the Illinois State Senate in 1996. 8 years later running and winning the seat in the Senate. Onto the campaign trail in '07 and taking the White House in '08. Quite the leap in such a short time. He did this because of his great speaking ability. Under the right circumstances, he can arguably be ranked up with the greatest public speakers of our day. The right circumstances being a written and studied text. Off the cuff, not so much. What baffles me so much is how can a man "from" the people understand them so little and have no idea how to talk to them unprepared.

Sure he replaced an unpopular President. Bush was disliked by folks from both parties for various reasons. Barack managed to build a base from almost all those dislikes. The war, the economy and overspending caused a massive conversion from the middle. The sometimes "ham handling" of America by Bush was a major platform of Barack's against "Bush Lite", McCain. Then, after winning, what's the first thing he does? He completely cheeses off at least a quarter of his recent converts with the stimulus. Anyone with even an ounce of fiscal conservatism in them saw the massive damage with little return heading right for their Grandchildren.

The Stimulus, while painful to his support base was not fatal to his popularity. All during the stimulus crap he was busy trying to fill Cabinet positions. Could he possibly do a worse job of picking people. How many folks nominated had not forgotten to pay taxes, taken bribes or cheated on spouses? Why, oh why would you propose a man to head the Treasury that couldn't even sign over a check given him for his taxes with to cover his taxes? Just the fact that he "forgot" to pay to pay should be reason enough to doubt him being "the only man that can fix the economy". By the way Timmy, ever fill those empty offices yet? Surely there are some CPA's out there that can pay their taxes, add and believe in your system.

Next onto Cap and Trade. The bill that will save the world from the evils of Global Cooling. Oops, wrong decade. Save the world from Global Warming. Oops, wrong decade again. Save the world from the evils of Climate Change. Could it possibly be that the simple fact that they can't make up their minds on which direction we're going and that other planets are doing the same thing show a few flaws in the "science"? Pretty much everyone agrees that we need to clean this pig sty up a bit, but come on, killing our economy in the process is a bit much.

Now onto the big ape hanging onto the side of Barack's Empire State Building, Health Care. Yes our system needs work, but don't throw the baby out with the bath water. It's going to be just like, better, not at all the same as England's, Canada's and France's. Forget the bill hiding behind the curtain, HR 3200. Barack's plan is nothing like that. Nothing in that bill is in Barack's plan. Ah, Mr. President, HR 3200 is the only bill on the table. "Your" bill has not seen the light of day in any written form. Shouldn't you at least have some basics jotted down on a White House napkin by now? Be kind of nice since the House, that your people control, tried to shove a plan through before the August break.

As Americans we ask little of our elected officials. A bit to little apparently by the fix we find ourselves in now. There are Congressman, Democrats mostly (this time around) insulting the general public anytime they get face time on the news. Anyone that dares ask a question is immediately fitted for a target. Simple questions for the most part. "Did you read the bill" and "how much is this going to cost" are grounds for the death penalty with some in DC. One of our fine Rep's even said it was beneath her to talk to the people that got her into office. We're all Nazi's according to Ms. Pelosi. Even though there may be one or two around, should you really take the risk of calling everyone that speaks up one? Is there a chance you could really offend a few Jews and Poles in the crowd. Lets not forget Barney Frank. The fine upstanding Gentleman that assured us all that Freddy and Fannie were in excellent shape just a year or two before they brought the whole system down. A bit of advice Mr. Frank, during the middle of trying to fix a collapse, do not say we need to do more of what started it.

At the risk of being targeted, I have to ask. Who's in charge? Is it Barack, is he the Mad genius running the show. Is all going according to plan and we're headed to the America that Obama dreams of? Everything being done, with the force of a freight train, is killing America. Is this what he wants?

Maybe he's just an inept flunky following a poorly laid plan. To many chiefs maybe? A few to many people trying to get a seat at the table of power? Add in the obvious trouble with the minions union and things look like it couldn't possibly be less organized. No matter what they are trying to do, at least try to use the same playbook. If they could have at least avoided half the stupid sound bites coming out of DC, they would be well on their way to what they want. Spanky and Our Gang put on better productions then Obama's crew.

Is it that he can't keep that disgusted look off his face when things don't go exactly as he planned. The very air around him seems to freeze when someone asks an unscripted question, makes a statement that questions his approach or dare I say it, SAYS HE'S WRONG! How dare we question the wise and wonderful Barack. I guess even typing this paragraph makes me a racist these days. Arrogance, thy name is Barack.

Mr. President, or Mr. President's Boss. Please take an hour or two and sit down with your Czars, cabinet heads and party chairmen to come up with a plan. If helping America is your goal, then stick to a cogent plan. If your plan is to destroy America, your doing a wonderful job. The flip side of the coin is that your awakening the masses to everything wrong in DC. I guess I should thank you for that. I believe you will go down in the history books as the President that changed America. It just may not be in the light you think it will be.

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