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On Labor Day, I engaged in the most dangerous of all activities, jumping from channel to channel with the remote. Suddenly, there he was, the presidential imposter, or “PI”. Forget the fact that the presidential election was almost two years ago – he was giving yet another campaign speech, this time in Milwaukee!
My self-discipline momentarily abandoning me, I got sucked into watching the PI for five minutes … then 10 … then 15 … until I finally became too nauseous to continue. In 15 minutes of nonstop lies, hollow rhetoric, whining, smart-aleck barbs and chest-puffing, the PI turned on his best street-thug accent and delivered a rousing tirade against villains of the common man: George Bush, “fat cats on Wall Street,” the minority Republicans in Congress and a variety of other straw men.
At one point, he shrieked, “We didn’t become the most prosperous country in the world by supporting greed and recklessness.” No mention of the fact that his “stimulus package” has failed to lower the unemployment rate to 8 percent as promised. No mention of the fact that he has quadrupled the evil George Bush’s deficit. No mention of the fact that spouse Angela Davis II spent $500,000 vacationing in Spain for a few days. No mention of anything substantive.
Reacting to criticism that he doesn’t show enough emotion, he suddenly morphed himself into a hell and damnation preacher. I hate to admit it, but it was actually humorous watching him do a pretty darn good imitation of Howard Dean delivering his infamous “Yahhhh!” speech.
When the PI did a repeat performance in Cleveland, it became clear that he intends to stick with the game plan he unveiled in Milwaukee: “I’m gonna do this” and “I’m gonna do that” … “Ain’t no way this” and “Ain’t no way that” – without ever saying anything true or coherent.
The plan seems pretty straightforward: Stay in campaign mode. Don’t go near anything that might remind folks of the disastrous results of your policies, and keep believing that enough Americans will remain in an information-deficit coma until after the elections.
The PI even had the audacity to say that he’s going to “restore the American dream.” Whoa! Hold on there, junior. Now you’re crossing into my territory. I’ll tell you how to restore the American dream – and it’s not by collapsing the economy and establishing a totalitarian regime in Washington.
To restore the American dream, all redistribution-of-wealth functions of government need to be phased out along with most taxes. Every individual should be given the opportunity to succeed or fail according to his own abilities and efforts – without interference from government.
The American dream will be restored when people accept the fact that their desires and “needs” are subordinate to the cause of liberty. If the American dream means anything, it means that liberty must be given a higher priority than all other objectives.
The American dream the Founding Fathers envisioned was about people declaring they were above government – that politicians are the employees of those who vote them into office, not the other way around. It meant having a strong people and a weak government – a government so weak that most people would rarely even think about its existence.
Maybe I’m becoming soft, but I honestly believe that some liberal politicians are merely naïve, uniformed or disconnected from reality. But the PI is not one of them. One time, loud and clear: This is a truly bad human being who is in the process of destroying capitalism and the American way of life.
Even though virtually every word that comes out of his mouth in his never-ending campaign speeches is a lie, he is not, contrary to what many believe, a pathological liar. A pathological liar is someone who lies out of compulsion. The PI lies because he’s learned his lessons well from Marx, Lenin, childhood mentor Frank Marshall Davis, Saul Alinsky, et al. Lying is a worthy revolutionary tool and a justifiable means to the ends sought by true-believing communists.
I’m going to give a majority of voters the benefit of the doubt and assume that they now understand we have a PI in the White House who is establishing an agenda that ultimately will destroy the American dream. If so, and if the PI doesn’t resort to a phony state of emergency to “postpone” the November elections – and if the Dems are not able to tamper with the vote-counting process enough to rig the results – Republicans will win the House and Senate by landslide proportions.
And that’s when they will have their last chance to adopt tea-party policies. Again, Michelle Bachmann has it right: If Republicans win big, they should spend a good deal of their time issuing subpoenas. And they should start with the PI and work their way down to Pelosi, Reid, Dodd, Frank, Schumer, etc. Not surprisingly, frightened Democratic talking heads are already starting to insist that Americans don’t want Congress spending its time on investigations.
Well, guess what? Straightening out the economy can be done with a minimum investment of time and effort. Simply repeal health care “reform,” financial “reform” and virtually everything else that the PI and his comrades have forced into law by subverting the Constitution, cut personal taxes dramatically, eliminate both corporate and capital gains taxes, start dismantling the EPA, shut down the transfer-of-wealth programs euphemistically referred to as General Motors and Chrysler … for starters.
In other words, listen to the tea-partiers message: Government, get off our backs! Don’t do anything to “stimulate” the economy and create jobs. Just get out of the way and remove job-killing taxes and regulations. We’ll handle the rest, thank you.
That will leave Congress time to focus on investigating, bringing to trial, and, hopefully, convicting members of the gangster government that has been raping and pillaging the American public at a rapidly accelerating rate over the past two years. Sorry, but criminals are not entitled to “retire with dignity.”
Enough said. As Robert Shaw put it in “The Sting,” “Ya folla?”