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Wednesday
Feb252009

Obama Fares Better if America Gets Worse

As I was watching the new president address congress last night I wondered how anyone who is seemingly so intelligent could try to do too much at once. With the economy in a tailspin, Wall Street showing zero confidence in the Stimulus Bill, and his approval rating down to 59%, why do this? Why try Universal Health Care in this climate? Why try cap and trade when you have to know it will close down plants, hurt the auto industry, and increase energy costs for all Americans? While I was wrestling with these thoughts, a very, very scary idea came to me. Why not?

The poorer America gets as a country the better Obama does. His socialism is for the poor. Hence, the more people who lose jobs, assets, houses, and wealth, the more voters there for Obama and the Democrats. The Republican Party has nothing to offer this growing group. They become more and more dependent on the government for everything. There is no middle class anymore. Every one's in the same boat looking for help.

Pundits keep saying if the Stimulus Bill doesn't work, Obama won't get a second term. Hogwash. If unemployment goes to 15% Obama has another 8% of the public who will have to vote for him to survive. This is the history of socialism. Where there is a lack of alternative opportunities, people give up and hook up to the big Uncle Sam umbilical cord. More and more every day. When things get bad enough and there is little hope, it's all the hope you have. This is what President Obama meant about hope all along.

So, if you are Obama, why read the Stimulus Bill before you sign it? It does what you want directionally, so who cares? It grows government and government dependence. Why universal health care? Same thing. Why cap and trade? It will bring in a trillion dollars a year in new taxes. It fits the plan. Why free education through college? Fits the plan.

This is the opportunity the radical left wing socialists have been looking for. A leader who can get support for anything. Control of congress. A weakened opposition. Bobby Jindal showed how weak that opposition has become last night. He blew any chance he had for the Republican nomination with his sharky speech.  A scared public. They are striking fast before the window closes. If that 59% approval rating should go to 39%, the window is closed.

We need to wake up and see reality. This new president does not care if things don't get better and America and Americans don't get back on their feet soon. He gets stronger and stronger as the rest of us get weaker and weaker. He wants another 10% to reach the poverty levels of the primary groups that put him in office. When that happens, he's Hugo Chavez. 

Reader Comments (2)

Comments:
<<his approval rating down to 59%>>
"down to"?? that is landslide territory... not anything to be worried about.

<<His socialism...>>
huh? Obama is not a socialist. Reasonable people see thru this petty name-calling.

<<why read the Stimulus Bill before you sign it?>>
where do you get this idea? Obama and his advisors were working on this package for months before it passed and was signed into law. It's not like this bill showed up on his desk out of the clear blue sky, regardless of what John Boehner says.

<<This new president does not care if things don't get better and America and Americans don't get back on their feet soon. He gets stronger and stronger as the rest of us get weaker and weaker. He wants another 10% to reach the poverty levels of the primary groups that put him in office. When that happens, he's Hugo Chavez. >>

I say this not to be insulting but with all due respect.....
Wow.... you've really gone off the deep end! President Obama does not care if things don't get better? Bill.... please. I understand that you do not agree with his approach but to suggest that his goal is to be Hugo Chavez is beyond ridiculous. Perhaps you need to take a break from your daily blogging. It seems that pressure of coming up with more and more scary things to say to your fellow grandparents is taking it's toll.

February 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChris Johnson

Chris:

How did you like the new budget today? If your think Obama's staff worked on the Stimulus Bill you've been getting your news from CSNBC. Congress built the bill and no one including congress read it before the day it passed. So far I have been very accurate in my blog projections over the past year. Why don't you try making a projection. When do you think Obama will turn the economy around? Take a break from the emotional attacks and try something of substance. Oh, that's not what liberal do, I forgot.

Bill

February 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBill Robertson

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