Monday, May 23, 2011
"Hubris; Obama Is Thy Name"
Last weekend C-Span re-broadcast Jimmy Carter's famous "American Malaise" speech from 1979. In that speech Carter reprimanded the American people and spent 45 minutes lecturing us on our laziness and our greed and our need to be "disciplined". That was the hubris of Carter; he felt like he was far superior to the average citizen; he was smarter and worked harder and could comfortably tell us exactly what we should do. A year later Carter, with his 15 percent inflation rate and 18 percent home mortgage rates, his coddling of Iranian rebels, was on his way out of office in a massive election defeat
and would bear the title "worst President in history" for the next three decades. (Note; 17 minutes after Reagan was inaugurated, the Iranian hostages were airborne, en route to freedom in America)
Somewhere Jimmy Carter is smiling; he is no longer the "worst President". That honor goes to another "supremacist" who knows better what is good for us and unfailingly works every day to dictate for us the "medicine" that will cure our sickness. Barack Hussein Obama, who has never in his life, held a job and drawn a four-figured pay check, who was favored with racial preference quotas for both college and law school, who garnered hundreds of thousands of dollars in minority scholarships and taxpayer-supported federal education grants, has built for himself an "empire of the imagination" in which he alone knows all...and knows it better than anyone else in the world.
Observe carefully the "Great Obama" as he emerges daily from the White House, teleprompter ever at the ready, to offer pronouncements of wisdom which will surely resolve every American problem. Focus on the visage of the man; with utmost sincerity the man will jack the chin up in arrogant pose and mandate what Americans will and will not do. Having learned a trick or two from his reverend of 20 years, Jerimiah Wright (he of the God Damn America!), Obama preaches the sermon of socialism and American "unexceptionalism" with great gusto!
Listen to Obama as he circumvents the Congress through the appointment of "specialty czars" who dictate the laws and mandates without either review or approval of Congress. Listen to him as he champions Obamacare because the government knows how to manage your healthcare options better than you do. Listen to the anointed one as he dares to spend a trillion dollars to "stimulate" the economy with such projects as studying the mating habits of squirrels, builds a rat preserve in San Francisco, or water parks in the city of Chicago. Listen more intently as he explains why this "stimulus" hasn't worked in the three years since the money was spent.
Cup an ear and listen carefully as Obama makes a speech in the Egyptian parliament and speaks of the grandeur of the Muslim culture and denigrates the American effort to free a billion people. Listen carefully to see if Obama cheers America's role in the crumbling of the Soviet empire and the crumbling of the Berlin Wall, or the Marshall Plan which re-built post war Europe or re-built a post-war Japan.
Now listen to his most recent pearls of wisdom; he now tramples on the only democratic nation in the Middle East, Israel. See how he embraces rebellious forces in Egypt, even as they rape American news correspondents, burn Christian churches and, through the Muslim Brotherhood, call for re-newed "Crusade" to destroy Christian nations! Watch closely as Obama executes an air war against Khadaffi without demanding from the rebels a pledge to implement policies favorable to peace and tolerance for non-Muslims!
It is indeed ironic that, at almost this same time, 32 years ago, Jimmy Carter chose to "lecture and scold" the American people, only to be defeated in 49 states 18 months later. We can only hope the American people are tired of being lectured to, are tired of having our American way of life demeaned and will send this hubristic son of a Kenyan radical to a massive political defeat.