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Oval Office "A Step Down" For Obama As He Outspends FDR

El Rushbo reported this week that the media has taken their worship of the most merciful Barack Messiah Obama, savior of the world, to new levels. It seems that being a community organizer and a part-time U.S. Senator for 13 seconds is a bigger job than the leader of the Free World as ABC’s Jim Moran had this tidbit to offer:

In some ways, Barack Obama is the first president since George Washington to be taking a step down into the Oval Office, I mean from visionary leader of a giant movement, now he’s got an executive position that he has to perform in, in a way, and I think the coverage reflects that.

This is similar to the famous quote about Obama’s intellectual heft by “historian” Michael Beschloss:

Historian Michael Beschloss: Yeah. Even aside from the fact of electing the first African American President and whatever one’s partisan views this is a guy whose IQ is off the charts — I mean you cannot say that he is anything but a very serious and capable leader and — you know — You and I have talked about this for years …

Imus: Well. What is his IQ?

Historian Michael Beschloss: … our system doesn’t allow those people to become President, those people meaning people THAT smart and THAT capable

Imus: What is his IQ?

Historian Michael Beschloss: Pardon?

Imus: What is his IQ?

Historian Michael Beschloss: Uh. I would say it’s probably – he’s probably the smartest guy ever to become President.

Do you think it is a coincidence that the “most intelligent President ever” is also clearly the most liberal/socialist President ever? To most libs/commies/Marxists one’s intellectual heft can be determined by where they fall on the political spectrum. For example, Ronald Reagan, hailing from the right side of the political spectrum is a drooling dunce. Gerald Ford hailing from the middle is a little smarter than that cowboy actor. FDR is brilliant for landing on the far left of the spectrum and is often “the one” among lefties to hold up and worship. B. Hussein Obama actually falls further to the left of FDR, if that is possible, so therefore he becomes the most intelligent president ever!

So, now that we have established the intellectual superiority of Obama and the fact that nobody this side of Jesus sinking into hell to free the captives has sunk lower than Obama in taking the lowly office of the President in an attempt to save humanity, we now can turn to further proof that Obama is on the path to nationalizing everything he can get his hands on and socializing this nation.

How does that dazzling brilliance and socialism impact economic policy? Well, scrappy VP Joe Biden tells us that “fairness” not actual recovery or financial success should be the goal:

BIDEN: President Obama has put our nation on a path toward greater recovery, not only greater recovery, but greater decency, greater fairness, greater opportunity along with economic recovery.

Karl Marx would be proud. The government must rescue us. We have nothing to fear but catastrophy if Obama doesn’t save us from ourselves and teach us how to be fair and decent in “spreading the wealth around.”

Not to be outdone, socialist Obama wants to take the government spending to new heights. Once fancying himself a Lincoln, Obama has now shifted his attention to besting liberal icon FDR–and he’s succeeding. The Associated Press reports that:

In sheer size, the economic measures announced by President Barack Obama to address “a crisis unlike we’ve ever known” are remarkable, rivaling and in many cases dwarfing the New Deal programs that Franklin D. Roosevelt famously created to battle the Great Depression.

It expresses surprise that “gloom and uncertainty persist” about Obama’s ability to deliver a cure for our economy.

They claim that the reason is:

Maybe there’s just been too long a run of bad news. Arthur Hogan, chief market analyst at Wachovia Securities, blames much of the negativity on “the fact that people are so down. They have no confidence in the future.”

Where is this “gloom” coming from? Why, the Messiah himself. He who decended from on high as the heavens parted to give humanity their savior has told us the following in the mere month since he has been President:

 

 

 

“We start 2009 in the midst of a crisis unlike any we have seen in our lifetime, a crisis that has only deepened over the last few weeks.” — Jan. 8, in a speech at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va.

 

 

 

It has gotten so bad, that Bubba himself has even told Obama to lighten up:

Former President Bill Clinton, who gives Obama high marks for straight talk in telling the nation the bad economic news, says his successor might try a more upbeat approach now. “I just want the American people to know that he’s confident that we are going to get out of this and he feels good about the long run,” Clinton said Friday on ABC News’ “Good Morning America.”

Patience, pleads the administration. Lawrence Summers, Obama’s chief economics adviser, says the success of the plan will be measured “not by daily market reaction but what happens over time.” Still, he says, “We are moving rapidly.”

Some of Obama’s Greatest Hits a la FDR so far have been:

—Congress passed and Obama signed into law a record $787 billion mix of tax cuts, job-creating projects and aid to struggling states.

—The president pledged up to $275 billion in federal aid to help stem a tidal wave of home foreclosures.

—The Treasury Department and the Federal Reserve announced financial-rescue steps that could send up to $2 trillion coursing through the economy.

In all, the plans would raise the federal portion of the U.S. economy to some 31 percent, more than twice the level after eight years of FDR’s historic New Deal spending.

All in all, we are told by Allan J. Lichtman, a professor of political history at American Univerity that Obama is more of a big spender than FDR:

“The New Deal by today’s standards involved a minuscule amount of spending.” He said Obama is more of a “big spender” than was Roosevelt.

Let’s be honest, FDR was also facing a much large problem than Obama, but you wouldn’t know it from his rhetoric. Unemployment was 25% during the depression and the current rate is 7.6%. Worst economic crisis? I don’t think so. It was even higher in the 1982 recession standing at 10.6%.

Meanwhile, economic geezer guru Alan Greenspan and RINO Lindsay Graham have both expressed a love of nationalizing the banking industry.

Why not? The government has done so well with anything it has managed. Medicare? A smashing success. Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae? Wonderfully sound lenders. I’m even positive that totally fiscally sound retirement program known as Social Security will still be around and not totally bankrupt by the time I retire.

Deroy Murdock points out on NRO that our boy Karl Marx said this in 1848:

“The Proletariat will use its political supremacy, to wrest, by degrees, all capital from the bourgeoisie,” Karl Marx predicted. This would include “Centralization of credit in the hands of the State, by means of a national bank with State capital and an exclusive monopoly.”

So to sum up, be a socialist and you are brilliant. Be a community organizing socilist that doesn’t take terrorism seriously, inflames race relations, and wants the government to run and/or “regulate” everything from business to free speech and becoming President is a step down for you. America better wake up soon or the lights in the shining city will begin to dim.

It’s time for conservatives to change the economic light bulbs.

“Clearly, the situation is dire. It is deteriorating, and it demands urgent and immediate action.” — Jan. 9.

 

“If nothing is done, economists from across the spectrum tell us that this recession could linger for years and the unemployment rate could reach double digits — and they warn that our nation could lose the competitive edge that has served as a foundation for our strength and standing in the world.” — Jan. 10, in his weekly radio address.

 

He pointed to such scenes as proof the country is in a “full-blown crisis” and needs a drastic government response. The president warned that a failure to act could “turn a crisis into a catastrophe,” and urged lawmakers to get a bill to his desk without delay.

 

President Obama said Monday that “only government” can shake the country out of recession, as he tried to settle doubts about his administration’s costly economic recovery package during a prime-time press conference.