Friday, December 12, 2008

Obama’s New America

Don’t be fooled by President-elect Barack Obama’s “centrist” cabinet appointments. He’s a man of the Left and means to head America in that direction.

That’s the essence of what Charles Krauthammer’s says today. Here’s his column’s close, followed by my comments.

… Obama was quite serious when he said he was going to change the world. And now he has a national crisis, a personal mandate, a pliant Congress, a desperate public -- and, at his disposal, the greatest pot of money in galactic history. (I include here the extrasolar planets.)

It begins with a near $1 trillion stimulus package. This is where Obama will show himself ideologically.

It is his one great opportunity to plant the seeds for everything he cares about: a new green economy, universal health care, a labor resurgence, government as benevolent private-sector "partner."

The first hint came yesterday, when Obama claimed, "If we want to overcome our economic challenges, we must also finally address our health care challenge" -- the perfect non sequitur that gives carte blanche to whatever health-care reform and spending the Obama team dreams up.

It is the community organizer's ultimate dream.

Ironically, when the economy tanked in mid-September, it was assumed that both presidential candidates could simply forget about their domestic agendas because with $700 billion drained by financial system rescues, not a penny would be left to spend on anything else.

On the contrary. With the country clamoring for action and with all psychological barriers to government intervention obliterated (by the conservative party, no less), the stage is set for a young, ambitious, supremely confident president -- who sees himself as a world-historical figure before even having been sworn in -- to begin a restructuring of the American economy and the forging of a new relationship between government and people.

Don't be fooled by Bob Gates staying on. Obama didn't get elected to manage Afghanistan. He intends to transform America. And he has the money, the mandate and the moxie to go for it.

Krauthammer’s entire column’s here.


So the government that created the postal system, bought $600.00 toilet seats, put in place in the 1930s “temporary” farm price supports, and renamed “high risk” mortgages “subprime” and then guaranteed taxpayers would by off those mortgages when many of them predictably went belly up, will now manage your health care.

What’s more if you can’t pay for your health care, Obama will make sure you get it for free.

You’re an illegal immigrant?

You get it free, too. Why shouldn't you?

Cuba will have nothing on this New America Obama's planning to create with lots of help from members of both our major political parties.


Anonymous said...

This needs repeating:

Ron Paul Auto Bailout Speech12/10/2008
Speaking from the floor of the House of Representatives regarding the automotive industry bailout bill.

Typically, The Hammer is barking up the wrong tree.