”My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings. Look on my works ye mighty and despair.” – Shelley
And so it goes. A portion of the Spendulous enacted in 2009 will include a brand, new highway in Orlando, Florida. It will be named after none other than Dominus et Deus himself, President Barack Obama.
It’s fitting. Rarely has a modern politician so rapidly earned the right to have boondoggles named in his honor. Perhaps the Chula Vista Dog Walk and the Austin, TX Frisbee golf course should also be named in his honor as well. After all, his entire response to the whole Gulf of Mexico Crisis seems to be “Playing Through”
It’s also fitting in another way. The man is utterly self-obsessed. He had published autobiographies before he was elected President. He is conceited, disrespectful, condescending and totally dishonest. The man doesn’t believe the American People are good enough for the truth on anything. Michael Barone describes the above statement in operation as Barack Obama attempts to govern and accommodate his over-weaning ego in synonymy.
Then there is Obama’s decision to impose a six-month moratorium on deepwater oil drilling in the Gulf. This penalizes companies with better safety records than BP’s and will result in many advanced drilling rigs being sent to offshore oil fields abroad. The justification offered was an Interior Department report supposedly “peer reviewed” by “experts identified by the National Academy of Engineering.” But it turned out the drafts the experts saw didn’t include any recommendation for a moratorium. Eight of the cited experts have said they oppose the moratorium as more economically devastating than the oil spill and “counterproductive” to safety. This was blatant dishonesty by the administration, on an Orwellian scale. In defense of a policy that has all the earmarks of mindless panic, that penalizes firms and individuals guilty of no wrongdoing and that will worsen rather than improve our energy situation.
We see this The Boy President’s lack of respect for the people he governs on display further as he explains to Senator Kyl from Arizona why securing our Southern Border is not a vital priority to him right now. If you’re prone to throwing blunt objects when upset, take a breath and relax before reading the Obama quote below.
“The problem is,” he said, “If we secure the border, then you all won’t have any reason to support comprehensive immigration reform.” (HT: Human Events)
So The Boy President wants amnesty for illegal aliens already inside the US and he is willing to force Arizona hospitals schools into bankruptcy in order to get. He is totally willing to completely ignore his oath to uphold our nation’s laws in order to pressure the US Senate into accepting his will. The leverage is a crucial element to his political strategy. As a famous denizen of Chicago said before he died of syphilis, “You get more with a kind word and a gun…”
This petty, narcissistic, dishonest excuse for a president is indeed a game-changer. His total disregard for the laws of the land has inspired some in his own party to finally rebel. Kesha Rogers has recently won the Democratic Primary in the 22nd Texas Congressional District and headlines her Internet Site with the following paragraph.
As I have repeatedly stated, Barack Obama is a threat to the continued existence of the United States, and he must be impeached, or resign. The real question is, what will we replace his bad policies with? Real patriots understand the need to think ahead, to create a meaningful purpose and direction as we rebuild our nation. We know that the next several generations need a better world to live in, which can only be a Post-Obama World.
As was the case with Alvin Greene’s stunning win in SC, “Progressives” just can’t explain how this could possibly take place so soon after the Glorious Advent of Obama. Time Magazine describes the shocked, non-explanatory shrug from the Good Germans still in Obama’s thrall.
“No, I can’t explain the result in CD 22,” Houston progressive blogger Charles Kuffner wrote on his blog, Off the Kuff. “Stuff just happens sometimes, especially in races where not much attention is being paid.”
According to Time Magazine, Kesha Rogers can explain what happened in TX-22. She offers her analysis below.
“The people of the 22nd district voted for me,” she said. “They recognized the party is not acting in the interests of the people.”
“I went to senior citizens centers. I was knocking on doors everywhere — everyone knew my positions, ” she told TIME. “I don’t think the Democratic Party leadership is getting it. The people continue to see more and more economic devastation and they don’t see any real leadership.”
Kesha Rogers, Alvin Greene and others of their ilk, are a direct result of Barack Obama’s governance. Democrats, even African-American Democrats, increasingly see the Democratic Party as nothing more than Barack Obama’s political life-support system. They, like the Tea-Partiers on the Right, are appalled by this state of affairs.
Honorable Liberals like decent, patriotic Conservatives instinctively hate The Cult of Personality that is modern Washington, DC. They see the Obama-Centric Theory of the Solar System and are wise enough to prefer Copernicus. Many of them may well temporarily align themselves with GOP in 2010 and 2012. Not because they trust Karl Rove or like George Bush, but because they can read a map. They know good and well that President Barack Obama Pkwy could be accurately described as a Highway to Hell.
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