Obama: Jimmy Carter is back!
Yes, my friends, Jimmy Carter is back in the White House with that same rural pastor voice imitation when Obama wants to turn it on and "really" talk down to us. I watched President Obama give his first "news" press conference the other night and as I listened I heard us, as a nation, being set-up to have low expectations of this most uplifting of administrations, I mean political campaigns. Unlike former President Carter, Obama has not started off blaming us for these "low" expectations caused by this dark cloud of doom and gloom that is spreading across the land - all the blame can be put at the feet of Congress and very bad legislation with a tad bit of blame going to this previous, present, and future debt. Debt in the trillions equals slavery for our children and grandchildren and it also means rationed health care for gramma and grandpa. Wait and see! Back to, back to... The Democrats - the left-leaning wing, the over the cliffers - have morphed into the Socialist Democrats and they are and have been working us into slavery for a long time. I will admit that they have not been alone in their march to the "new world order" spoken so highly of by Bush, Clinton, Bush. A far distance from JFK's "Ask not what your country can do for you, but what can you do for your country?" Now we are into the evil empire of darkness and gloom. Gonna be a rough year, this 2009. First words out of our new president's mouth at his first "news" conference. We have gone from hope and uplifting platitudes to the mantra of "low expectations" and gloom. But, we have to get more private capital back into the market, back into the economic system. Well, scaring everyone to death with predictions of gloom (read Jimma Cartar's "malaise") will not get private money back into the system. I am reading a book of how Stalin came to power in Russia and turned himself into the next tsar as he got rid of all of Lenin's men in the process. Two factors, among others, stand out as the corner stones for Stalin's rise to ultimate power and iron-fisted control: fear of course, but he nationalized the banks, devalued the ruble, and instituted the national secret police with 6 out of every 7 Russians spying on each other. The other major feat was the implementation of serious, blood-letting class warfare. We have to remember that we are American citizens; we work hard and can achieve our goals through hard work; but we cannot depend upon the "government" - that is the big wedge that is being driven into the heart of America. "The government (meaning the hard work of my neighbor) owes me a living." Not so, Henny Penny! What the government gives with one hand it can take away with the other... We must not fall into the trap of falling for the "self-fullfilling prophecy" of our new president. 2009 does not have to be a rough year. If it is, it will be rooted in the Community Reinvestment Act of 1972, thanks Jimmy; and subsequent modifications that have been made to that piece of very bad legislation. God bless us and God bless America... We are a Judeo-Christian nation and we do not have to follow like sheep into slavery. There is no free lunch!