Skip to comments.Obama's Smug America
Posted on 11/14/2012 12:02:41 PM PST by IbJensen
It is always going "forward" no matter how much it declines.
By every objective measure, America is in decline. But liberals insist that it is moving "forward." The modern philosophy of progress is Darwinian, holding that the latest development, whether of a country or a species, is always the best one. Mutations are assumed to be perfective, not destructive.
Obama is the one "we have been waiting for," chanted his followers in 2008. They identified him as the agent of the final phase in liberalism's revolution. In 2012, Obama drew upon this revolutionary hope again, coining "forward" as his campaign slogan. The rhetoric was slightly more subdued -- he toned down the talk of "fundamentally transforming" America -- but it still rested on the same revolutionary promise. No coherent criterion defines Obama's notion of revolutionary progress. It is whatever liberalism deems good at the moment. This results in trendy liberal causes clanking up a bit against each other: a progressive, for example, can be at once anti-smoking and pro-marijuana. Second-hand smoke is deadly; but drug legalization poses no harms. Celebrities like comedian Bill Maher burbled over the passage of marijuana legalization bills as part of the new enlightenment under Obama. So apparently the Democrats can be the party of "preventative" health care, anti-obesity campaigns, and recreational drug use all at the same time.
"It is dying but it laughs," said the Romans of their collapsing empire. The chortling of the Bill Mahers last week deserves a similar line.
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First President to apply for college aid as a foreign student, receive it, and then deny he was a foreigner later in his life.
First President to have a social security number from a state he has never lived in. (How is that even possible??)
First President to preside over a cut to the credit-rating of the United States
First President to violate the War Powers Act. (Libya,the Sudan, the Congo and Central African Republic.)
First President to be held in contempt of court for illegally obstructing oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.
First President to defy a Federal Judge's court order to cease implementing the Health Care Reform Law.
First President to require all Americans to purchase a product, many of them don't need or want, from a third party.
First President to spend over a trillion dollars on 'shovel-ready' jobs when there was no such thing as 'shovel-ready' jobs.
First President to abrogate bankruptcy law to turn over control of companies to his donors and supporters.
First President to by-pass Congress and implement the Dream Act through executive fiat, instead of getting the illegal immigration problem adressed by all of the government.
First President to order a secret amnesty program that stopped the deportation of illegal immigrants across the U.S. , including those with criminal convictions.
First President to demand a company hand-over $20 billion to one of his political appointees. (BP)
First President to end Americas ability to put a man in space.
First President to have a law signed by an auto-pen without being present, so he could stay on vacation.
First President to arbitrarily declare an existing law he doesn't agree with, unconstitutional and refuse to enforce it.
First President to threaten insurance companies if they publicly spoke-out on the reasons for their rate increases.
First President to tell a major manufacturing company in which state it is allowed to locate a factory. (Boeing)
First President to file lawsuits against the states he swore an oath to protect (AZ, WI, OH, IN...., immigration lawsuits).
First President to withdraw an existing coal permit that had been properly issued years ago.
First President to fire an inspector general of Ameri-corps for catching one of his friends in a corruption case.
First President to appoint 45 czars to replace elected officials in his office.
First President to golf 73 separate times in his first two and a half years in office, 90+ to date.
First President to hide his past medical, educational and travel records.
First President to win a Nobel Peace Prize for doing NOTHING to earn it.
First President to go on multiple global 'apology tours'.
First President to go on 17 lavish vacations, including date nights and Wednesday evening White House parties for his friends, paid for by the taxpayer.
First President to have 22 personal servants (taxpayer funded) for his wife.
First President to keep a dog trainer on retainer for $102,000 a year at taxpayer expense, and to have that pet flown on government jet to be with the family on vacation.
First President to repeat "the Holy Quran tells us", and that, "the early morning call of the Azan (Islamic call to worship) is the most beautiful sound on earth".
First President to take a 17 day vacation.
So, how is this hope and change working out for you?
nobama presides over the omnishambles he creates and declares it “forward”. Up is down. War is peace. Love is hate. Black is white.
"Clanking up a bit against each other" - but no real contradiction until and unless they restrict marijuana smoking less than they do tobacco smoking. Time will tell.
So apparently the Democrats can be the party of "preventative" health care, anti-obesity campaigns,
Nothing inherently leftist about these things - only about forcing taxpayers to fund them.
and recreational drug use all at the same time.
Their policy position is not to encourage recreational drug use but to end the counterproductive (and, at the federal level, unconstitutional) laws against it.
I think the title was misspelled it should have said MUGS AMERICA