timely quote

Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president.

Theodore Roosevelt

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Is anyone paying attention?

I've been listening a lot to what our current President has to say. Watching the things that he's doing. I've been getting more and more concerned about the lack of response by anyone to the things that have been going on. At least when Bush did something there was a reaction. Both from his supporters and his detractors. The only thing I'm hearing now is the sound of burning 230 year old parchment.
"Since the economy is bad, business can't survive without government intervention, so lets give $775 billion to whomever wants it." [chirp chirp]
This should have raised more alarms the first time it happened under Bush; it did in certain circles, but not in the majority of the public. The ones who spoke out were only those of us who understand what "nationalization" means. Then it happened again. I guess because it worked so well the first time.

Oh yeah, they're trying to do it a third time. Because the government knows how to spend your money better than you.
Since the economy is bad, we must work towards nationalizing education because kids can't get an education in this country. [silence]
After dems screaming that the NCLB act was the worst piece of legislation (written by dems) ever signed by Bush...except for all the other ones, Obama wants to fund and expand it, while canceling the DC voucher program. I'm sure the teacher's union is ecstatic.
Since the economy is bad, people can't afford health care, so the government has to pay for everyone's health care. [...]
Obama wants to start putting up money, to the tune of $630 billion, to help people pay for healthcare. Where, exactly, does he think this magic money will come from? Just wait, we'll find out soon enough.

In the middle of all this, CNN says that the honeymoon is still on, but dems in congress are starting to get rather impatient. They're wondering aloud when things start to get better. I'll tell them that as long as they keep throwing good money after bad, things will stay bad.

With the polls still giving Obama a 61% approval rating, I can only wonder what people think he is actually doing? Don't they see the seeds he is planting? If he succeeds with his plans and makes a second term, I think we'll see the mask come off and the real socialist come out. These are tests. There's no hardcore socialist program changes going on here, just the primers. If these easy things he's doing now work, then he has a purpose for his second term. That's when we'll see the real "Change."