Skip to comments.American Way: Barack Obama, cult figure of 2008, left behind by new anti-spending zeitgeist
Posted on 02/19/2011 4:03:48 PM PST by fightinJAG
Something momentous is happening in the United States right now and Barack Obama doesnt get it. In Madison, Wisconsin last week, up to 40,000 public employees, organised by their unions, the Democratic party and the grassroots Organizing for America group that elected the president in 2008, gathered at the state capitol. Teachers left their classrooms, forcing schools to close.
Their objective? To rail against an attempt to balance the budget and curtail union power by newly-elected Governor Scott Walker, a Republican. The Democratic partys response? Its state senators have fled Wisconsin to Illinois, dodging state troopers as they went, in order to prevent the budget being voted on. Obama branded Walkers actions as an assault on unions.
It was Obama who crowed just after he entered the White House that elections have consequences. In Wisconsin last November, the consequences included the governorship, a Senate seat and the state senate and assembly all being lost by the Democrats.
Although you may have read about the Tea Party being a collection of fringe racists and lunatics, their activists in places like Wisconsin were mainly ordinary Americans sick to the back teeth with out-of-control spending.
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“.....ordinary Americans sick to the back teeth with out-of-control spending.”
YES, “sick to the back teeth”....... I really like that description.
I hope this galvanises other Govs to cut and cut hard.
Its a case of “we dont have the money and if I don’t cut, we are gonna be bust”.
The Dems cannot get this into their thick heads, for gods sake just look at California, do we need 50 of those before they get their heads out of their butts.
I cant wait to see Baraq campaigning on 4 more years of 10% unemployment, $4 gasoline, and surging food prices.
Oh and stock and commodity prices are up - recovery for Wall $treet but not Main Street.
It's happening here in Ohio through the work of our new Republican Governor and legislature. God bless America!
To be fair, I think it was Rush Limbaugh who coined the phrase “Elections Have Consequences”.
Barry went with the more direct “We Won”.
When faced with the results of their folly; they simply LIE with a great big grin on their face. Then dare people with, “who you gonna believe, ME, or your LYIN’ EYES?” He’s charming, but not that charming. Oh, they’ll manipulate the numbers on the 10% unemployment, $4 gasoline and surging food prices; then quote those statistics; although the truth about how things are will be evident as they are now. - Today we stopped at our favorite fruit and vegetable stand. Her stock was way down; and she said she could not afford to buy the stuff any more. $50 for a small sized file box of tomatoes? Green peppers she can’t even get now. It’s a sorry state of affairs; and Obama defies a court order to cease and desist on the drilling moratorium. If he doesn’t want to sink this country (and Whitey); he’s doing a good impression of someone who does). I’m sick of his jive turkey posturing and fomenting violence while feigning just the opposite. I’m down the rabbit hole in Alice in Wonderland.
The Brits see more clearly than C BS does?
I am actually physically sick of this out of control establishment of socialized programs that ensnared my family.
And now that they are hanging out on a limb because they just lost Federal funding they are now seeking payments for their forced upon fees and healthcare insurance they are demanding monies and are garnishing my wages.
Its enough to drive a man to desperation and irrational decisions. I hope I can weather this crisis, and I hope others like me can as well, we are victims of Obamas failed socialization of America, and they are earnestly trying to make us revolt.
Somehow I think Barry is going to decide he needs to “spend more time with his family” instead of run for reelection.
But, yeah, it could go either way.
“The Dems cannot get this into their thick heads,”
Nor can so many with a hard-core union mentality. I mean no offense to anyone here who may be union. But in general, the union way of thinking is like public sector mindset - the very antithesis of entrepeneurship and business problem-solving. Many unions have become so big and so powerful over the years that they’ve morphed into bullies who use their members shamelessly, and have broken some of the strongest industries that built this country. They just don’t believe that “The Man” could ever run out of money.
They’re (including the MSM) all making such a big deal out of what Gov. Walker and others are trying to do, but roughly half of the states already have either no collective bargaining for public employees or restrictions on it.
And what they’re being asked to do in Wisc. is contribute only a paltry amount toward their blue-chip benefits, far less than their private sector counterparts (who are also getting paid around 40% less).
Can you imagine what would happen if they were asked to take pay cuts or a pay/raise freeze or, worse yet, if layoffs became necessary?
I guess we’d be seeing real blood in the streets then. Yet many of us out here in the “real world” have found ourselves in one of those situations at least once. Sometimes it becomes necessary for even the kindest of business owners to take such measures, and I’m pretty sure most (if not all) of us here took it like big boys and girls.
“The Brits see more clearly than C BS does?”
Yes, we’re in a heck of a fix when the foreign press shows more honesty and bravery than our own, about the malevolent dunce in our White House.
The real problem coming up will be dealing with angry union workers once they go back to work. Look for thousands of little attempts at sabotage. If this happens, the public school systems at the very least, can say good-bye to their monopoly. This will be Reverse Cloward-Piven.
“I cant wait to see Baraq campaigning on 4 more years of 10% unemployment, $4 gasoline, and surging food prices.”
What he is doing is a cynical political trick.
He proposed a budget that does not cut the third rail of politics — entitlement reform.
He lies through his teeth, claiming deficit and debt reduction and generous cost savings. His people, and many in the media, accept that on face value.
He is like Lucy holding the football for the GOP. He can’t wait until the GOP runs forward to kick the ball. The GOP will try to cut entitlement spending and try to get other gov’t spending under control.
But BO and his minions in the press are just waiting to pull the ball up right before the GOP kicks it. They will do this by attacking the cuts — claiming it will harm seniors and poor women and children. They will play the victim card, the class card, the race card to attack GOP spending.
Unfortunately it just might work.