Thursday, July 30, 2009

Lessons in Change

So, news flash everyone! Barack Obama is not the messiah! Shocking, I know. I mean, come on, he was the Change that our country needed to be turned around.... right? Let's look at his track record, shall we?

Obama has now passed his 6 month mark as leader of our great country. He's approved funding for overseas abortion, spent $789 billion on a special interest stimulus package that was promised to turn our economy around, his healthcare reform is still struggling through congress because the few smart people that we have on the Hill are fighting it, he's siding with Palestine in the not-so-silent war between that nation and Israel, most of his nominees for his cabinet have been rejected due to tax fraud, his recommendation for the Supreme Court is way too liberal (besides, lets just face it, we all know she was nominated because she's a woman and hispanic). Am I the only one that this concerns?

Let's go back to the stimulus package for a moment. I know I've ranted about this in the past, but its such a juicy subject that its hard to stay away from. It finally hit the mainstream news today that part of the funding that went to the National Endowment for the Arts is going towards porn and other racey films. I'm so glad to see our hard earned tax dollars going towards the satisfaction of lust-filled men who are feeding their sexual addictions at the price of women who exploit themselves for the sake of the almighty dollar. Not only is the pork package doing absolutely nothing to turn the economy around and create jobs, Americans are now unwittingly supporting a disgusting industry. Makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside, doesn't it?

Healthcare reform! Ha! Obama's idea of reform will put small businesses out of business because they won't be able to afford to cover their employees as will be required by law. Not only that, but the cuts to Medicare will put our elderly population in a dire situation of not having enough health coverage. Some are even calling this reform a scheme of euthanasia. That may be a bit harsh, in my opinion, but I can sure as heck understand why one might call it that.

I am honestly afraid that this administration is going to do nothing but promote the degradation of our society and push us further into debt. Not to mention befriending terrorist nations and pushing us closer to socialism. Who knows, 3 years from now we might be a tyrannical country. Congress' approval rating is tanking and Obama's rating are slipping. Probably because the country thought that Jesus Christ himself was stepping into the Oval Office. Surprise!

Oh well. Guess we all need to wear out the knees of our jeans and pray for a miracle.


M. Butterfly said...

I think Obama is a great President. He's gone against everything Bush ever stood for, which is awesome-- because look at what 8 years of Geroge W got us.
JMI. As I always say, though, I may not agree with what you're saying, but I will defend to the death your right to say it. :-)

Cody S. said...

Ah, the old "He's still great because he's not George W. Bush argument". That may be the selling point that got him elected in the first place. I think the dems could have ran pet rock and won the election. Maybe they could have even ran Sarah Palin and won...after all - she's not George W. Bush, right?

I can't agree enough that the direction of this country is getting scary fast. Don't try and deduct that I'm saying it wasn't already in rough shape when President Obama got here, but I don't feel like he has actually done anything positive short of a little bit of "happy" inducing and encouraged participation in the political process for the common populace - for a few months, anyway. (interestingly, half the young folks Obama pulled into politics for the election - stopped caring right after the election!)

Regardless, the most frightening part is the removal of freedoms. Why should you cap and trade me, regulate my personal hobbies or habits, tell me what doctors to use, and relegate where an ever increasing amount o my paycheck will be spent?

I would never argue that health care needs improvement and reform. But the propositions flying through Congress and the White House are everything we don't need, and probably a good majority of what big business health care wants...

Its a good ride we have ahead. If you haven't already worn holes through at least 1 pair of jeans - you may be behind the curve a bit ;)

DESIGNS by Rashada said...

It really is a slap in the face to read about what my hard-earned money goes towards without my consent and what it never will go towards.