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Supporting is Costlier than Deporting Illegals


While Democrats are busy romanticizing illegal immigration and portraying sneaking over the border to be some kind of heroic act, the American culture and economy continue to suffer – not to mention the health of the American people being jeopardized by gatecrashers infected with dangerous diseases like antibiotic-resistant TB.

For some reason Democrats, whose voter base consists of those dependent on the system, apparently don’t recognize the dichotomy of citing work ethic and familial solidarity as reasons illegals benefit America.  The left is clearly not sharp enough to realize how promoting amnesty by touting hardworking, family-oriented illegals undercuts the effort to cultivate a one-parent family/welfare mentality power base.

For years the American electorate has had the lie pounded into their heads that rounding up and deporting illegals would be an impossible feat. Yet, Democrats in the Senate voted 43-56 against a proposed bill that would prevent border crashers from getting free health insurance if amnesty becomes a reality.  It would seem finding illegals is feasible if doing so furthers Democrat policy goals.

The number of immigrants living in the US illegally is believed by some experts to be a conservative 11 million, which raises another question: If counting illegal aliens is possible, how come catching them is not?

The answer matters little because the number is likely closer to 30 million.  And every day, about 3 thousand more stream through airports and overstay their visas, while others are brazen enough to slink over 18-foot fences in plain sight of four US senators touring the border.

Once here, if apprehended and a judge decides not to deport them, illegals instantly become eligible for all kinds of public assistance.  In other words, these individuals who are supposedly impossible to catch, if they should happen to be caught, instead of being sent home are allowed to stay and become a financial liability to a nation already overburdened with crushing debt.

Thus, the question that should be asked is this: Do Democrats really expect Americans to believe that undocumented people are impossible to find? Don’t the children of illegals overcrowd our classrooms?  Don’t you need a utility bill to register a child in public school? And again, isn’t the left hoping to offer illegals free healthcare?  If so, how will those hiding in the shadows receive a free Medicaid-style insurance card if they can’t be located?

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‘Knuckleheads’ 4 Government

Originally posted at American Thinker blog

Recently, at the University of Science in Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love, Michelle Obama expressed her view of the Obama voters she feels will make difference in the November election.  The first lady’s less-than-flattering opinion is that some of them are “knuckleheads,” “distracted,” and “confused.” And although those are not the nicest things to say about your friends, in this case Mrs. Obama is entirely accurate.

In an attempt to gin up Obama supporters to get out the vote, the first lady said that “All of us know that one person in our lives, right, that one knucklehead nephew that’s not registered to vote, that one neighbor that’s not really paying attention, or that one person in your office that’s confused about how Barack’s tax plan will benefit, um, that individual…”

The type of knucklehead Mrs. Obama was referring to isn’t the playful Paul Winchell puppet with the uncanny resemblance to her husband. Nor was it a reference to those famous “knuckleheads” Moe, Larry and Curly of Three Stooges fame.

In addition to nephews, neighbors, and co-workers, the knuckleheads that fit the first lady’s description include those supposedly intelligent Obama voters who clap like trained seals every time the President stokes class warfare by maligning the prosperous and denigrating corporate America.

Don’t liberals know that Barack Obama is actively in the process of expanding the biggest, most out-of-control, bloated federal government/conglomerate in the history of the planet?  The only distinction between the Washington DC régime and the private sector that the left purports to abhor is that the government Obama supervises is run by wealthy, power-hungry elected officials whose earnings growth and outlook are contingent solely on legally fleecing the American taxpayer.

As a group, knuckleheads on the left are so busy reviling personal achievement that they fail to recognize that Government Inc. prospers only because it callously liquidates less-powerful competitors and funnels profit to very few.

What the left either doesn’t understand or refuses to acknowledge is that Barack Obama sits at the helm of a federally-run corporation far richer, greedier and more dishonest than Bain Capital ever could be, and his goal in the next election is to remain seated.

On the whole, liberals refuse to admit that their ‘representatives’ in government are nothing more than elected extortionists, amassing profits and reaping a level of personal gain that rivals the most hardnosed executive wielding clout in the corporate world.

When the President insists that the “economy grows best — from the middle out, from the bottom up, not from the top down” what he’s actually doing is cleverly bolstering top-down economics by making sure its the government that stays on top.   At corporate headquarters in Washington DC, corrupt politicians rob Americans of private property and eye private business for federal takeover while disguising corporate-style ruthlessness as benevolent bureaucracy.

After all, Government Inc. is the ultimate predator — it devours the meat, sucks the marrow from the bone, and then tosses leftovers to the entitled, who grapple for it thinking they’re getting something for free.

When Mr. Obama, the federal executive who occupies his time frittering away trillions of dollars, attempts to woo the middle class with the kind of simplistic class-warfare rhetoric that suggests conservatives don’t care about creating jobs and furthering prosperity, only about granting “big tax cuts to folks who don’t need them” and letting “corporations run roughshod, even if they’re not doing the right thing,” do knuckleheads even recognize the absurdity of such nonsense?

Instead of spending time waving “Forward.” banners and applauding ineptitude, maybe before Obama voters rush to the polls on Election Day they should first ask themselves this:  Does the federal government Barack Obama hawks really deserve to be entrusted with more personal property to mismanage? And if truth be told, isn’t it really the bureaucratic establishment that’s running “roughshod” over America?

Moreover, after wasting hundreds of billions of dollars on a failed stimulus bill, growing the deficit, nurturing unemployment, and pretty much inflicting mayhem on the American economy, has the current CEO of Government Inc. earned the right to say anything about anything, let alone criticize competitors in the private sector?

It’s hard to disagree that at this crucial juncture, Barack Obama expressing his opinion on how to run the country would be sort of like listening to Jessica Simpson share deep thoughts on quantum theory.

With that in mind, liberals can start regaining some level of self-respect by recognizing and admitting that the corporate crooks and gluttonous companies Barack Obama plans to penalize pale in comparison to the mammoth Washington DC conglomerate he endorses, which at its core is more unscrupulous and unethical than failed Enron and Tyco combined.

Therefore, before agreeing with the first lady and officially assuming the title of liberal Knucklehead, Democrat voters should realize that if they vote for Barack Obama in 2012, the corrupt corporate mentality they think they’re voting against is the very thing they’ll be voting for – only worse.

Partisan Blood Sport – American Thinker – April 2, 2010

Originally posted at American Thinker

While running for president, one central campaign promise Barack Obama focused on was the eradication of the type of political vitriol rampant within two-party systems. Candidate Obama vowed to singlehandedly rid the nation of the spirit of discord. When newly elected, the president’s victory speech elevated the rhetoric above partisanship and condemned the type of separation responsible for “crippl[ing] Washington and turn[ing] national politics into a blood sport.”

Obama appeared intent on bringing the nation together, saying, “In this country, we rise or fall as one nation, as one people. Let’s resist the temptation to fall back on the same partisanship and pettiness and immaturity that have poisoned our politics for so long.” Disguised as a herald of unanimity, one year later, the president has emerged as an extreme partisan guilty of the type of combative political activity he originally condemned. Ascending to power, Barack Obama espoused ardent desire for bipartisan cooperation. What America failed to take seriously was a liberal senatorial voting record predisposing Barry to implement the agenda of “fundamental transformation” by way of strident partisan rule.

Maybe the nation’s confusion is rooted in Barack Obama failing to adequately clarify his unique definition for bipartisanship as unanimous submission, unswerving obedience, and complete concurrence?

Over the past few months, the president’s adverse reaction to the slightest hint of resistance has been telling. Continual exposure to adversarial nonconformity by the opposing party to his liberal, left-wing policy edicts has transformed the Nobel Peace Prizewinner into a ferocious competitor.

It seems that America’s new president is not timid about engaging in “blood sport.” Immediately following the “historic” inauguration, Obama stepped into the ring touting a highly divisive stimulus bill and then passed the budget-buster package strictly along party lines.

Despite all the talk by the US President, Barack Obama, of post-partisan politics, and a personal appeal to Republicans on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, today’s vote on the $US 850 billion ($1.2 trillion) stimulus package looks set to go along party lines.

Following Obama’s first fiscal conquest, rather than extend a hand of amity, like a swaggering rooster, the victor took the first of many campaign-style struts before supporters while haughtily mocking the challenging party. After pledging to enforce a new tone in politics, the president instead infused life into the political arena with unprecedented cynicism and unmatched condescension.

Reaffirming once again who holds sway over the last word, Obama, together with a Democrat Congress, recently rammed through an unpopular health care reform bill. Prior to the bill being passed into law, and throughout the conflict-ridden negotiations, the president demonstrated a palpable, deep-seated attitude that political survival requires a public persona void of mutual respect.

Immediately following passing the legislation and amidst upheaval and public turmoil, rather than fostering a short season of bipartisan conciliation, Obama decided to set out on a triumphant health care march, mocking Republicans like a juvenile punk after prevailing in a schoolyard brawl.

President Barack Obama dared Republicans to try to repeal his new health care law, telling them to “Go for it…Be my guest,” Obama said in the first of many planned appearances to sell the revamp before fall congressional elections. “If they want to have that fight, we can have it.”

When polls indicated a vast majority of Americans aligned with Republicans against the health care reform law, Obama responded by thumbing his nose at the opposition and making a recess appointment of a controversial lawyer. In doing so, the president rejected the opportunity to extend healing in the throes of political unrest. Instead, the purported post-partisan president chose to willfully and “immediately deepen the divide between the Democratic president and Republicans in the Senate following a long, bruising fight over health care.”

Opposition to the nomination of Craig Becker was not because the appointment was made during recess, which is standard presidential protocol, but rather because the former SEIU lawyer’s “radical pro-union agenda” should have no place on the National Labor Relations Board. Yet Obama disregarded conflict of interest concerns as well as wise bipartisan counsel, which advised against the dubious appointment.

In a standard Obama show of defiance, the president “went ahead anyway.”

Fitted with ideological gaffes, Barack Obama appears to savor participating in frequent partisan power plays. As a result, during Obama’s term, “[t]he hyper-partisan atmosphere in Washington … remains as entrenched as ever, if not worse.” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said that the Becker debate is “another episode of [Obama] choosing a partisan path despite bipartisan opposition.”

After publicly censuring the national pastime of political blood sport, Barack Obama continues to willfully and gleefully agitate political adversaries on any given day and in every conceivable way. By installing another in-your-face, conflict-ridden appointee, Obama again exercised contentious clout in defiance of Republican resistance.

Becker, a lawyer for the AFL-CIO and the Service Employees International Union, has spoken favorably on “card check” legislation that would take away the right of employers to demand secret ballot union representation elections. Some of his legal writings suggest that its goals could be accomplished by the NLRB without Congress having to pass the legislation.

After pledging to curtail division, Barack Obama purposely made another disruptive political decision by appointing a lawyer whose curriculum vitae also includes representing ACORN, and Obama then argued the decision as crucial to advance post-partisan ability to lead.

Defying logic, the president defended the divisive, highly partisan selection of Becker by saying, “I simply cannot allow partisan politics to stand in the way of the basic function of government.”

As a result, the president of the “United” States has instigated a new level of partisanship and breathed dissension into a political fight poised to extend far beyond the arena where blood sport once was safely confined.

The Brotherhood of the Stinky Stimulus

stinkystimulus“The push to get the bill through before the holiday weekend was so frantic, members of Congress didn’t have a chance to read all 1,071 pages of the document before they could vote” said Sunday, February 15th, 2009 New York Post.

Oh how I wish a savvy insider could have only slipped in an obscure sentence on a page that nobody would have read that said something like this…

Anyone who signs in agreement of this bill — will automatically be let go from the US Congress on the day immediately following its passage!

Mr. Corleone Goes to Washington


Who can forget in the final scene in the Godfather, the 1972 mafia movie based on the novel of the same name, or the image of the innocent, fresh- faced Michael Corleone? The scene was a cinematic splice fest as the story cut back and forth between the solemnity of the sacrament of baptism in a Gothic Catholic church and the series of simultaneous multiple murders, which Michael had personally prearranged. Blood was shed wantonly in beds and elevators, on massage tables, through revolving doors and by thugs masquerading as police officers. Supposedly Michael coordinated these hits to save his own life and to seal his position once and for all as leader of his Costa Nostra family following the death of his powerful father Vito Corleone.

Michael Corleone was the favored child of a mafia lord who had put his political aspirations for legitimate power squarely on Michael’s privileged potential. This young, educated, polished, war hero was the perfect candidate to rise through the ranks of politics to become either a senator or governor giving authenticity to what was really a bloody, greedy, evil game. It never occurred to Vito that his Marine son returning from WW II a mild mannered, cool-headed civilian would end up being the most vicious, cold blooded killer of them all.

Michael was a flawless fusion of class, smarts and ruthless ambition all packed neatly into a presentable persona that belied the content of his true objectives. Contrary to how he presented himself…Michael was in total control. It was genius to watch the way this masterful Corleone devised the establishment of his power structure, while managing to appear guilt free. He was able to lend his approbation to a lethal band of capo régime soldiers to go out and do his homicidal work all while a vested cleric was busily sprinkling him with holy water. Just as the priest at the baptism bestowed his blessing, so too had Michael given his sanction to a group of violent gangsters to eradicate his enemies, annihilate road blocks to his agenda and take no prisoners…all while appearing to be reverent, innocent and blameless in the eyes of a group of spectators present as he gave a sacred oath to his infant godson. The job got done while Michael’s hands remained unsoiled.

Watching the sequences where these murders unfolded I was struck with an obvious correlation between Michael Corleone and the present power structure at work in Washington DC. Now I’m not suggesting that our new President or his associates are involved in mafia like crime, I’m not! However, the impression that  Barack Obama works hard to project is that he is an affable, easy-going, genial, laid back type of guy whose bi-partisan, collegial efforts decry his mounting dictatorial tendencies, in the style and the manner of  Michael Corleone.

Upon observation, it’s hard not to notice that the mainstream media, when explaining the passing of a socialistic stimulus bill, which the public is ill at ease with, is legislation Obama wasn’t involved in crafting. Listening to MSNBC you would think this stinker is being finagled on Obama by wild-eyed, left winger Harry Reid and his San Francisco policy-purveyor Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Obama’s subordinates want us to believe that the President is as much a victim of socialistic liberalism as the rest of us. Untrue! Just as Michael Corleone was well aware of what was taking place as he was “renouncing Satan” so too is Barry Soteoro well aware of everything that is going on and I believe he is the one who is thoroughly in control of having this radical agenda pushed through.

Obama is not a submissive by-stander but rather a supreme puppet master. He likes to portray himself as the benevolent community organizer. A calm dude just strolling through the streets of the city handing out candy to children and ushering little old ladies across busy streets, with a soft endearing smile, whispered tones and low key style. What we need to be aware of is that all the while he is embracing the lowly under his loving wing he is also making sure he has a firm grip on the leash, holding the pack of pit bulls he is walking in the precise direction he wants them to go.

Lest we forget his roots, Obama has a history similar to Michael Corleone and commands a faithful capo of workers who are loyally committed to both his power and his plans. Barry, like Michael, came on the scene relatively unaware and moderately innocent. Let’s review what happened to Michael? To survive he became more unmerciful than his enemies and this worked well for him in advancing his objectives. This seems to mirror Obama’s metamorphosis, where a “…very egotistical guy with undeniable ambition” (US News, Obama’s Years in Chicago Politics Shaped His  Presidency, Two decades in the Windy City produced the Obama we know today, Kenneth Walsh, 4-11-08)  was able to rise through the ranks of a corrupt organization quickly and effectively. Obama, much like Corleone using intellect and fortitude together with unbridled determination, ultimately achieved the highest seats of power within their separate political  structures, Corleone utilizing literal manslaughter and Obama meting out undercover political massacre.

Chicago is a macro example of what took place in Vito Corleone’s world on a micro-level. According to the Encyclopedia of Chicago, “Chicago politics is a national cliché’, evoking images of a one-party system, dominated by a boss-controlled Democratic political machine whose crafty politicians dangle patronage before competing ethnic and racial groups in return for votes”. In order to survive in that environment and even to advance in such a political landscape, you have to demonstrate “…a warrior instinct” (NPR, How Chicago Politics Shaped Obama, Norris, 2-13-2008).

Michael was perceived to be “wet behind the ears” returning from war, he lost no time injecting himself into a situation that demanded he conform or be destroyed, so too was Obama initially perceived to be naïve. Long time Chicago political operative, Delmarie Cobb came to find out in spite of the initial impression quite  the contrary was true, “…there was nothing naive about him” (Norris, 2-13-2008). Obama’s current Underboss Rahm Emanuel described Chicago politics in the following way, “Politics in Chicago is an all-season sport and it’s not for the fainthearted” (US News, Obama’s Years in Chicago Politics Shaped His Presidential Candidacy, Two decades in the Windy City produced the Obama we know today, Kenneth Walsh, 4-11-08).

In Chicago what came to be referred to as “The Political Execution of Alice Palmer” was Obama’s initiation into the family. Palmer lost a run for Congress in 1996 after choosing Obama, a young community organizer, to be her successor to the Senate seat she was abdicating. Alice Palmer lost that election for Congress and wanted her seat back, but the “fine young man”, which is how Palmer referred to Obama, refused to step aside. Attempting to retain Palmer’s seat Obama initiated a procedural challenge to the signatures on Palmer’s nominating petitions and managed to “kill” her chances. “The whole episode showed that Obama was an extraordinarily ambitious young man willing to do whatever it took to advance…his own political career….some say it was cold hearted, but it shows that if he has to pull the trigger (emphasis mine) he will” (US News, Obama’s Years in Chicago Politics Shaped His Presidential Candidacy, Two decades in the Windy City produced the Obama we know today, Kenneth Walsh, 4-11-08).

As a new comer, the means Obama utilized to earn the respect of his elders is eerily reminiscent of the scene in Nuova Villa Tammaro where Michael first pulled the trigger proving he had the stomach to go all the way to the top. Barry showcased his mettle and did what was necessary to advance his political career, the body count started with the political murder of both a friend and a mentor. Alice Palmer quickly found out what Obama was made of just as corrupt cop McCluskey and rival Virgil “The Turk” Sollozzo found out when Michael Corleone assassinated them both over dinner after telling his brother Santino and the rest of the amused senior members of his family that he planned on doing it. Michael reassured them that, “It’s not personal. It’s strictly business.” This brazen move catapulted Michael up the political ladder within the family structure just as Palmer’s termination gained young cugine Obama the respect he hungered for in Chicago.

Michael Corleone quickly adapted to the tenor of the crime “family” as did Obama the Chicago machine. In order to get ahead in the rough Chicago atmosphere a callow Obama did what he had to do and if disposing of Palmer was part of it, he was willing to. Michael Corleone was a fish out of water. He was refined and intelligent, quite unlike his ruffian brother Sonny who was a tough-guy gangster who ended up being gunned down very early on. Obama was not from Chicago and lacked Chicago lineage or networking to identify with. It was necessary for him to initiate a thorough grass roots effort and to gain credibility through patrons like Jerry Kellman and Emil Jones, president of the Illinois Senate. He pursued and hooked up with mentors such as Mayor Harold Washington and Daley and former activists turned capo regiments, Axelrod and Emanuel. Formerly self-admitted uninterested in religion and Muslim raised Obama became a “convert” at Reverend Jeremiah Wright’s radical inner-city Church with racist, anti-Semitic leanings, Black Liberation theology teachings and powerful links to the community. His aggressive networking even garnered him campaign funding from slum-landlord Tony Rezko.

In Michael Corleone’s world Capodecina are high ranking members in the family who head the “crews” of foot soldiers and these capos have powerful social status and can influence the organization. It is my belief that our President has a grouping of capos around him doing his dirty work so that he can sit back and retain the reputation of being the smiling, mild-mannered, soft-spoken, populist whose oratory skills inspire a people whose best intentions are his only goal. Make no mistake Obama, is the Godfather of the family, he is a decisive Boss and quite probably Michelle (Esquire) is his eager consiglere. Chicago politician Rahm Emmanuel is his Alpha, pit bull Underboss and his capo régime Pelosi, Reid and David Axelrod. These three operatives are presently being dispatched to carry out his express orders, leaving him like Corleone free of blood on his hands if this foray into social engineering should crash and burn.

Patrick Buchanan asked a surprising question in Investor’s Business Daily on February 3rd, “Does President Obama really want this Nancy Pelosi New Deal to be his legacy? Because that is exactly what he is inviting? And before he uses force majeure to ram this bill through the Senate, he ought to consider what the honest objections are… Does he really want to bet the farm on the nag Nancy Pelosi just trotted out of the House?” (IBD, Should Obama Let Pelosi Craft His New Deal? Patrick J. Buchanan, 2-3-09). I want to transmit a message to Mr. Buchanan; “There is not a chance that this bill or any other policy initiative is being crafted by anyone other than Obama”. No more possible than it is possible that Al Capone was unaware that the St. Valentine’s Massacre was taking place on a Tuesday in February.”

Barack Obama is not some baby faced innocent that is unaware of the social structure that is being instituted in this ram-through-bill. He may be figuratively striding through town, Colgate smile gleaming in the noon day sun, donned in a T-shirt with a large peace sign, handing out dollar bills to anyone who says, “Buddy can you spare a dime?” However, he is in firm control of the pack of pit bulls he is walking, with Rahm the Alpha dog rallying the charge. If the people availing themselves to this benevolence step back and take note, the breed of dog he’s picked speaks volumes about his ultimate intention.

Barack Obama is the Michael Corleone of Washington DC. While he was busy in the regal ceremony reciting the Oath of Office with his right hand on Lincoln’s Bible, behind the scenes his cadre’ of capos were scrambling around preparing to do his bidding and carry through with his orders, expediently and severely with his full knowledge and approval and exactly as he planned. The passage of this bill is similar to how Mo Green, raising his head from the massage table was shot through the eye before he could see what was happening in the last scene in the Godfather. In our case our nation’s freedoms, tenants, Constitution and values are in the process of suffering the same violent and devious end as Stracci, Moe, Don Cuneo, Tattaglia and Don Barzini in the closing scenes of the movie, while our very own Michael Corleone-in-Chief is innocuously having bi-partisan cocktails in the Red, Blue and Green rooms of the executive mansion.

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“Only” Government

titanic_sinkingOur President has reminded us that the“…federal government is the only entity left with the resources to jolt our economy back into life. It is only government that can break the vicious cycle…“ (Obama: ‘Only Government’ Can Break Cycle of Job Loss, Economic Downturn, Fox News, February 09, 2009). It now becomes our choice whether we believe Obama or do we draw on the vast experience we have with our government and come to our own conclusions?

I admit that, although cyclic, our economic Titanic has sunk and many of us are floating around in the water. However, in this particular case we’re not in the North Atlantic, we’re about 1/8th of a mile from shore and there are empty dinghies all around us that we’re being forbidden to use. The shoreline is within reach and we all could more than easily swim to shore. However, we’re being admonished by the Captain of the ship to stay where we are and not to advance on our own strength. Many of us want to head for dry land but the government is placing impediments in our way and telling us if we try, we’re doomed and will all drown.

The Master Communicator is using his bully pulpit to reestablish his belief that as a group we do not have the capability to save ourselves and our individual survival instincts and inbred abilities are being blatantly demeaned. The bullhorn is broadcasting, “We are in a crisis, only government, only government, only government can prevent catastrophe” and although inherently we know that the closer to the shore the shallower the water and the better chance we have for survival, we’re being forced en masse to tread and remain in the water.

While floating around out there we have lots of time waiting for the rescue team to come and save us when a stray copy of the 647 page “stimulus” bill floats by. Hanging onto a full copy of the bill as a buoy, anticipating governmental assistance to come to our rescue, we have the occasion, while splashing around, to reflect on all the other things that “Only the Government can do!”

All of us in the water should reconsider our options because this government, who we’re told is our only hope, is also responsible for other things that we all know only they can do. For instance, “Only the government” can:

  • Have a Nuclear Regulatory Commission that cannot guarantee the safety of our nuclear plants.
  • Continue to spend taxpayer money on programs that have been proven not to work.
  • Only the government can foster failure and call it fairness.
  • Take an $819 billion dollar bill, hike it to $920 billion and finally settle at $837 billion and call it a cut!
  • Give tax money to people who don’t pay taxes and call it a rebate.
  • Support a department like the USDA, which can’t keep E Coli and Listeria out of our food.
  • Put a man on the moon but can’t insure its’ citizens a safe and fair election (FEC).
  • Take from the “doers” and give to the “don’t -ers” and call it justice.
  • Pass a law that forbids discrimination and then hire people based on their gender, race or ethnicity.
  • Have an FAA whose technology is almost 50 years old.
  • Interfere with the private sector causing a crisis and then promote themselves as the fix.
  • Support a Custom’s and Border Protection Agency and still have 9 -12,000 illegal’s crossing our border every day.
  • Establish an agency that has full control over the entire United States during a real or perceived crisis (FEMA), but then be responsible for the deaths of its citizens in a real flood.
  • Finance a public school system where its graduates cannot read, put together a coherent sentence or calculate change for a $5.00 bill.
  • Have an agency like the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which has 15 agencies and administers 30 laws related to food safety but can do nothing to insure the safety of our food supply.
  • Set up agencies like the IRS and have people in charge who don’t pay their taxes.
  • Finance a Consumer Product Safety Commission (CSPC), who is unable to track down the source or block the import of unsafe products, especially in the area of toys.
  • Bankrupt Medicare and Social Security and then have the hubris to propose national health care as a viable option for the well being of its citizens.
  • Give government backed loans to people who can’t afford them and then blame the people who do pay their mortgage for the problem
  • Become endorsers of predatory lending and then use the negative results of that policy as an excuse to undermine the free market.
  • Have a Senator proposing legislation who has a record of traffic violations, one of which resulted in the death of another human being
  • Propose a bill loaded down with pork and partisan social initiatives and call it a “stimulus” bill.
  • Intervene in the private sector causing problems and then propose further intervention to rectify the problems they caused.
  • Institute a welfare state and then call it inequity toward those who they’ve trapped in the system.
  • Be incapable of running an efficient Department of Motor Vehicles and still convince the public they can efficiently run health care.
  • Appoint judges who interpret the “Right to Privacy” as the right to kill 6 million unborn babies.
  • …and much, much more!

I think it would be wise for those in the water to drift away from the “stimulus” bill, leave it in the water—and begin to swim to toward the shore!

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Proletariats and Parasites

picturegallery02As Obama continues to push his social engineering project two weeks into his administration it is obvious for those who refused to put on, the “O” shaped, magenta colored glasses, to see what is really going on. What we are seeing is disturbing at best. As a master potter slaps the clay on a potter’s wheel, Obama is busy refurbishing a capitalistic culture into a socialist society. Barry is clever enough to try to form a vessel that looks like it did before its renovation, but the intended contents are unmistakably “socialistic” in nature. For most of us “socialism” is an ethereal term that doesn’t have much impact on our day as we’re pushing our shopping cart through Walmart or dropping off our dog to be spayed at the veterinarian. However, with a small amount of focus and clarification it would be easy to decipher the direction our feckless leader is planning on staking out.

An easy way to explain socialism is to clarify the two classes that make up the system, the bourgeoisie and the proletariat. The bourgeoisie is the smaller group that takes control of the means of production. In other words, they control those who produce the goods and services that drive our nation, you know like corporations, banks, car companies, pharmaceutical companies and eventually health care services? Those in control become the ruling or dominant class. This class appropriates for its own use the surplus produced by the rest of society and live in a manner far above the lifestyle of those who do the producing. It is a parasitical relationship where the underclass is the host. It is wise to be reminded that parasites augment their vigor by exploiting hosts for food, habitat and dispersal, which is what bourgeoisie do to the proletariat by exploiting and extracting their power, control and means.

For our purposes, this is the government and the politicians who sit in the seat of power. The government is presently bailing out institutions and establishing itself as the controlling administrator of businesses and corporations and in turn controlling the class of workers that keep those businesses going. Karl Marx stressed that the masses needed to produce the necessities of life before they could do anything else. Without necessities philosophy, politics, art and the like go out the window. He believed that the economic relations of life constitute the base of society and upon that based political, religious, legal, philosophical and artistic systems rest. Based on the panic that has gripped our nation it seems that for American’s fear of losing Itunes and the National Endowment for the Arts is enough to herd them into an economic system that promises the loss of greater freedom and personal individualism.

Presently, our economic system is in a slowdown, a recession. This downturn has transformed into a golden opportunity for those who want to dominate to portray this cyclic event to the public as a disaster of devastating proportion in order to jolt us into submission. In order to accomplish their end the promoters of socialism are using fear to force a capitalist nation to accept a socialistic plan based on warnings that forebode, “… that failure to act on an economic recovery package could plunge the nation into a long-lasting recession that might prove irreversible” (David Espo, AP Special Correspondent, Obama warns of need for stimulus bill right away, Feb 5, 2009). As an unsteady nation grapples for a fixed surface to grab a hold of for stability, they are vulnerable to grasp what appears to be sturdy but is a marble tomb filled with rotting bones…sturdy but fetid. Caution should be used in choosing where to fasten our future and our fortunes.

The need for heightened vigilance is that the largest portion of citizenry affected by Obama’s bent will be who Marx referred to as the proletariat. The proletariat is the portion of society, which is forced to put their labor at the disposal of the possessing group, the bourgeoisie or ruling class. Marx used this term exploitation to refer to the process of surplus extraction. The very people that are looking for stability are the ones who will be mined for production and drained for the infusion of tax revenue to support those who collect and accumulate all surpluses. It is best to be mindful that although parasites weaken their hosts it is in the parasite’s best interest not to totally destroy them because it relies on the host’s body and body functions to live. Harmed but not obliterated, functioning only to provide for a parasitic upper class that quarries the masses for power, provision and supremacy.

This ideology is an attitude that is not only apparent in words but in actions too. The Master Potter continued to spin the clay on the spinning potter’s wheel today at a press conference, wetting it with fear and shaping a bowl that will hold the fruits of not his but our labor. Applying both exaggerations and hubris the Great Communicator highlighted a bleak picture that he underscored can only be rectified by the ruling class of which he is the head. “’This recession might linger for years. Our economy will lose 5 million more jobs. Unemployment will approach double digits. Our nation will sink deeper into a crisis that, at some point, we may not be able to reverse.’ He rejected the argument that more tax cuts are needed in the plan and that piecemeal measures would be sufficient…” (David Espo, AP Special Correspondent, Obama warns of need for stimulus bill right away, Feb 5, 2009). Translation, the peons need us to save them and the way to save them is not to let them keep the fruits of their labor but to use their blood, sweat and tears to benefit a social structure where we ultimately benefit at their expense.

To prove my point about attitude, immediately following this dire warning, the Bourgeois-in-Chief was planning on heading to a luxury resort to meet with the rest of the ruling class of his party. After proudly capping corporate executive salaries, the President will head a Democratic retreat, “…that has burned through half a million dollars in taxpayer cash … at luxury resorts” (Joseph Curl, Washington Times, Obama now in combat mode, Feb 5/09). After underscoring the need for sacrifice, after restricting the earnings of bank executives, after proposing a karate chop to the back of the knees of our capitalistic economic structure and after warning the country of the possibility of irreversible economic damage,

Mr. Obama will head to Kingsmill Resort and Spa in the historical Virginia city…the resort boasts multiple championship golf courses, a full-service spa and six restaurants…Democrats will ride together to the resort on a chartered Amtrak train at a cost to taxpayers of about $70,000” (Joseph Curl, Washington Times, Obama now in combat mode, Feb 5/09).

All on the government dole, on the blood and function of the American taxpayer…while the country is quaking in fear from his repeated ominous warnings…that bread and soup lines are surely in our future, while people are saving the cardboard from their dry cleaning to line the inside of their old shoes, while mothers are preparing to sew clothes for their children out of old sheets, the taxpayers will foot the bill for the bourgeois’ to have security helicopters fly above their train on the way to a tony resort in Williamsburg to address our economic problems.

It is unfortunate and alarming that our only hope is that the studio workers that are firing the kiln where the Master Potter is busy crafting his vessel have enough insight to smash it before the Socialist-in-Chief has the time to fill it with rancid policies or that the air bubbles that his inexperience ensures in the clay will make his socialistic, Marxist creation blow up when it hits the heat!

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