He has released classified CIA memos whose release was considered wrong by most in the intelligence community including his own CIA Director yet for political expediency to satisfying those on the left who pull his strings Obama still released the memos telling only the half of the story that allows further demonizing of the Bush administration by the left. All the while endangering our security and hampering the heroic job performed by intelligence in gathering information that has kept this Nation safe since 9/11.
His foreign policy reeks of appeasement and apologies for American strength and protection which he calls , “arrogant.” He considers dialogue with rogue States and petty despots as the answer to making America, “popular,” when most of his predecessors understood that a strong stand to some of these same regimes and dictators was and is the correct course of action.
Yet his popularity numbers still remain strong, though not as mighty as his love affair with the press would make us believe. But about average for a new President at this point in his term. Though the same numbers when Americans are questioned about the direction the country is taking and the spending that he has created show a completely different picture. In fact the numbers against WHAT he is doing are consistently in the upper 60’s yet he still gets what he wants when he wants because both Houses of Congress are on his side.
He is ramrodding a government take over of GM and Chrysler while telling the American people that running a company is the last thing he wants to do yet every move he has made speaks otherwise. Many in his administration are tax cheats while he brags about how ethical his reign will be. He claims transparency yet reveals nothing except that which helps him politically. But still the Obama juggernaut continues to move seeming unstoppable in its march to Socialism in America.
So the question arises, is Barack Obama and the agenda that he is pushing stoppable ? Of course we know that a voter revolt is possible and seem very likely in the 2010 mid term election, but can we wait that long to stop the Obama juggernaut. After all at the rate he is increasing the size of government and spending to do so, the damage may be irreversible by the time January 2011 comes around and a newly elected Congress has any opportunity to hamstring Obama’s agenda.
So what can we do BEFORE cleaning house on Capitol Hill in 2010 that has any chance of slowing or even stopping the Obama juggernaut ? Is there anything we can do ? The Tea Parties and the movement that it has sparked is a beginning and should and will continue with further protests and growth but as was evidenced by his snide remarks at the Missouri Town Hall meeting last week Obama thinks little of the movement nor truly cares what the American people think. After all he is President and he knows what is best for all of us whether we like it or not.
The key to slowing down Obama or stopping him is found in the House of Representatives. Complaining to Obama by contacting the White House is great but the chance of his actually listening is slim because he is arrogant enough to think that he alone knows what is best for this Nation. The Senate is not a strong key because the Democrat majority there is greater than in the House and in 2010 only one third of the current crop is eligible for re-election.
So again the key is the House. Article II, Section 7 of the Constitution states, ” All Bills for raising revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives.” While Obama is ignoring many aspects of the Constitution in order to push his socialistic agenda on Americans he cannot ignore the procedures for establishing his agenda, especially since all of it involves money on an unprecedented scale.
Currently the House has a 252 to 179 Democrat advantage. But 51 of those in the Democrat majority are what are called, “Blue Dog Democrats.” Elected from more conservative districts and as such are expected by those districts to represent them accordingly. It is through those that we find the key to stopping the Obama juggernaut. So you are asking, “how do we accomplish this feat ?”
Unlike the Senate the entire House is eligible for re-election every two years. Soon every House member is going to have to face their constituency and explain and/or justify their voting record and whether they have jumped on the Obama spending and deficit band wagon or not. While Obama personally may be popular, spending and deficits are not and the majority of Americans are peeved about the debt and out of control spending that is taking place in Washington which all originates in the House.
The way to curtail and/or stop the Obama juggernaut is by putting the fear of the American people into the hearts and minds of every member of the House. Reminding them that they answer to us and we demand satisfaction and are tired of the spending and the debt they are placing at the feet of our children and grand children for generations.
We can accomplish this by crashing the e-mail servers on a daily basis. Flooding the phone lines with our calls. Sending letters through the postal service until the mound of paper in every House members office is coming out of their windows. Those who are not our specific representative will attempt to ignore us or refer us to our own representative. But if we express our anger in numbers large enough then in those back rooms where discussions take place beyond the eye of the camera, House members will begin to take notice and understand that we hold their political lives in our hands.
We proved that this could be done in 2007 as Americans in large numbers rose in opposition to the Amnesty Bill that was assured of passage. But because of the out cry of the people it failed miserably when only weeks before both Houses of Congress had the numbers to overwhelmingly pass the terrible legislation.
Many might say at this point that the Amnesty Bill was a singular moment on a singular issue which rallied the American people. Granted, but are we not faced with the singular issue of the future of our country and whether it will continue the slide to Socialism and become bankrupt in the process ?
Will the members of the House listen if we rise against Obama’s juggernaut spending and debt creation ? They may ignore us individually but they cannot ignore us collectively if we rise in mass numbers and flood their offices daily with our anger and frustration. They may not respond immediately but respond they will as they realize how disgusted and angry the American people truly are.
How will this effect Obama’s agenda ? Since all revenue legislation must originate in the House, if we rise and they are forced by our out cry to respond to , “We the people,” then Obama’s hands will be tied and his agenda will stall in the House. Especially if the Blue Dog Democrats along with Republicans feel the fear of the people. Nancy Pelosi will not have the votes needed to ram through legislation even if she tries to use the ,”resolution,” tactic which is designed to block GOP involvement on the floor of the House. She still needs the 51 Blue Dogs.
Thomas Jefferson once stated, “When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty. ” It is time for the people to put fear once again in the hearts of those that we have hired to represent us in Washington. Fearing retribution at the polls through our vote and knowing that unless they act NOW that the true power of this Nation is rising in one voice to take back that which is Constitutionally ours in the first place. The government and the operation of that government of The United States of America.
Ken Taylor http://theliberalslies.blogspot.com