Skip to comments.Obama Sings the Deep Blues in Charlotte
Posted on 09/09/2012 4:16:14 PM PDT by tselatysr
By Mr. Curmudgeon:
Gone were the Greek columns of 2008 and with them, Denver's enthralled masses that totaled 84,000. Thursday, rain fell on Charlotte, North Carolina, and the hall seated no more than 22,000 desperate and crestfallen listeners. The backdrop to this occasion was a deep blue that reflected the mood in the hall and the country at large. Gone, too, were the magical incantations from an illusionist whose power failed to conjure up government-generated prosperity and well-being for the nation's more than 300 million souls.
Left with nothing but a litany of failure to present his listeners, President Obama was forced to express to them the stark reality confronting America's crumbling, century-old Progressive movement.
"Over the next few years," said President Obama in his acceptance speech before the Democratic National Convention, "big decisions will be made in Washington, on jobs, the economy; taxes and deficits; energy, education; war and peace, decisions that will have a huge impact on our lives and our children's lives for decades to come."
"And on every issue," continued the president, "the choice you face won't be just between two candidates or two parties.
"It will be a choice between two different paths for America.
"A choice between two fundamentally different visions for the future."
Shortsighted Republicans view Obama's remarks as a desperate plea by a failed incumbent politician for four more years in office. They miss the point. It was a desperate plea asking Americans to give Progressivism another 100 years to right all of its many horrible wrongs.
As if to emphasize the point, Friday's jobs report showed private sector employment rose by a mere 96,000 jobs (240,000 a month are needed to keep pace with population growth), and the number of Americans who have lost hope and are no longer seeking work stands at a staggering 368,000. The good news associated with that last statistic, if you can call it that, is the U-3 unemployment rate dropped to 8.1%. Official unemployment will continue to drop as the numbers of the chronically unemployed increase.
Right on cue, the GOP's vice presidential candidate made an appearance on CNBC to discuss Progressivism's stranglehold over America's economic well-being. "If borrowing and spending and regulating and taxing was the secret to economic success," said Paul Ryan, "we would be entering a golden age along with Greece. It's not, it doesn't work. We need sound money, low tax rates, fiscal discipline, regulatory certainty and we need to stop this notion of a government-driven economy."
In his new book "The Price of Politics," to be released Tuesday, the Washington Post's Bob Woodward (of Watergate fame) recounts the profound sea change that occurred in Washington's budget negotiations when the Tea Party came to town.
In July of 2011, President Obama entered into secret debt-ceiling negotiations to forge a "grand bargain" with GOP House Speaker John Boehner. The president's opinion of Ohio's long-serving Republican representative was kind, "John Boehner is like a Republican state senator," Obama told his aides, "He's a golf-playing, cigarette-smoking, country-club Republican who's there to make deals. He's very familiar to me," writes Woodward.
However, when Vice President Joe Biden inadvertently tipped off GOP House Majority Leader Eric Cantor to the secret talks, he went ballistic, telling Woodward he "felt lied to" and said, "I get more information out of Joe Biden than I do my own speaker."
Cantor later told Biden, "We really have members who don't get the need to raise the debt ceiling."
In other words, a sizable number of House Republicans came to Washington to bury authoritarian Progressivism, not to praise or feed it. Since then, the U.S. government has limped along by passing a series of stopgap budgets to keep the leviathan breathing.
A fiscal cliff approaches that will force the nation's politicians to start scaling back Washington's power or risk pushing the nation over the precipice. The Tea Party has spoken truth to bipartisan Progressive power, and in doing so, is forcing them to stop their childish games and make a choice.
The real question facing voters in 2012 - and in elections to come - is not over which party holds power in Washington or which politicians control the Progressive levers of power that control us. The question to be decided is whether we need controlling at all.
From freedom flows economic prosperity and jobs ... not security. From Progressivism flow diminished freedom, economic prosperity for a favored few and a false, unsustainable sense of security.
If I have hope for America's future, it's because of her people, not her failed Progressive institutions. That future is brighter due to the Tea Party and the grassroots movements that follow in her bold footsteps.
The fear rolling just beneath the president's words, like a fog, is proof that the conversation in America is changing. That change began when average Americans sent Tea Party representatives to Washington in 2010.
The fog of Progressivism is beginning to lift with the rising sun. That blazing sun is embodied in the founding principles of our nation's Declaration that says, "All Men are Created Equal" and, therefore, unbending to the conceits of self-appointed kings.
The president says Americans have "a choice between two fundamentally different visions for the future." He is right. That choice is between freedom or failed Progressivism.
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I sense Obama knows that NC is pretty much going to Mitt.
The reason Zero’s speech was flat is because his bussed in union and welfare crowd were excluded from the Colosseum! Those cheering thugs and couch potatoes are what inspires Zero’s ego. No fawning and cheering big crowd and Zero’s ego deflates and his speeches are dull and uninspired.
I am convinced of this.
I do believe you are right.
Looks like he is standing in front of the Bonnie Blue.