It’s a given that the vast majority of Democrats, particularly those in government, can be counted on to be little more than your basic hairball. Traditionally unable to keep their hands where they belong – reaching into someone else’s pockets to take their money or reaching into someone else’s pants to have a little illicit fun – no one pays them very much attention because as a group they are as interchangeable as dandelion puffs waving in the prevailing wind of wants. The word Democrat brings to mind at best the picture of a spoiled teenager; at worst stereotypical trailer trash living off of someone else’s hard-earned money in their double-wide, a beer belly sticking out from below a grubby tank top, guffawing between belches or through smeared lipstick while the neighbor’s kid ties firecrackers to the dog’s tail.
Republicans, on the other hand, have balanced the sociopolitical scales by assuming the role of “responsible adult”. Steady, conservative, practical. The businessman whose word is his bond and to whom you can turn for a job or a loan; the father who teaches you how to fix your car or the family doctor who knows you inside and out – literally – but keeps your deepest secrets a secret.
Truth is that the hands of Republicans today are just as dirty and they stink just as bad as their trashy Democratic counterparts. (Witness the outing of the infamous 8 GOP “cap & traitors”.) With few exceptions, politicians have become quite a useless lot, spouting whatever they think someone wants to hear just to keep their cushy job and perceptions of power and control. As long as they bring home the pork they continue to be reelected, but this has become a dangerous game.
President Obama campaigned on and took office determined to force an ambitious and incredibly naive agenda on Americans. In direct contrast to the vow taken to uphold and protect the U.S. Constitution, he and his administration are setting forth the systematic destruction of our most fundamental rights, twisting the ideas of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness as he pushes America towards what is essentially a state of dictatorial tyranny. And you can’t even give him credit for these ambitions, he is merely carrying forward the progressive ideology that took hold in America early in the last century.
You’d think Americans would be smarter now and would be resisting with all their might. Everyone knows you don’t get something for nothing and that you get what you pay for, yet every day we watch bloated and ineffective government programs continue to expand in number and size. Well, at least some of us watch. And there remains a small chorus of voices in Washington who seem to be attempting to pull back on the reigns, but reading through the daily Congressional session records one sees each attempt is met with a wall of resistence and summarily executed. (Amusing when you remember the MSM has labelled the GOP as the “party of no”.) We’ve got little more than giddy kiddie Democrats running what they see as the candy store; the current gang mentality has criminals coming out of the woodwork like ants attracted to the sweet fruits of hard-working American taxpayers and, as is so often seen with any group of lawless like-minds, one can only hope their infighting over turf and spoils will be their downfall. But without taking down the entire country with them.
Some people are still saying we should give the President a chance, even as our economy continues to tank (responsibility for which, by the way, now belongs solely to Barack Obama and his administration). But it seems to me that the elected leader of a free nation would not be ignoring the calls of the people for democracy elsewhere in the world, and they would certainly not stand up and give their visible support to someone like legally-ousted Honduran president Manuel Zelaya. That particular stance should give anyone with a modicum of common sense pause for it explains, in large part, why we are seeing proven ineffective policy after proven ineffective policy being forced down American’s throats. The case of events in Honduras is particularly telling, for it is a beautiful example of a people’s willingness to cling to democratic ideals and uphold their constitution. Yet Obama unequivocably tells the world he believes – as do dictators like Venezuela’s Chavez – that someone who would wish to subvert them deserves America’s backing.
If Obama’s silence on the Iranian election fallout didn’t make it clear, this should be the transparency he so lovingly promised. We have a president who has now stated for the record that he prefers government by dictatorship to government by the principles of democracy.