Barack Obama and the Double-Down on Failure

22 01 2010

This was originally titled “Barack Obama and the Trifecta of Failure” because, up until Tuesday, he had three Incompletes on his report card, and last I checked, that does not equate a B+. But already I digress.

Obama has proven himself the empty suited failure many of us suspected he would be. To wit:

1C. Chicago

Obama had the audacity of hope to fly to Copenhagen to pimp the Olympics for his adopted home town of Chicago and couldn’t bring even so much as the Bronze home.

2C. Copenhagen

Another trip to the City of Spires and another failure. Perhaps it should be called the City of Aspires. Climate change will remain exactly where it belongs…where Mother Nature intends it.

3C. Coakley

Investing more than he obviously has, Obama rushed to Boston to invest his unearned capital into an unearned candidate and came away with a big, Brown nosebleed. Not only could he not help Coakley get elected but he’s lost the filibuster-proof Senate…by a nosey.

4C. Cap n Trade

With 3C, above, Cap n Tax is dead in the atmosphere. The wonderfully elusive, positively chilling, ever changing atmosphere that has delivered momentous amounts of snow and cold to the world has abandoned Barack in the most delicious way ever…by proving him wrong, once again.

Obama’s gambles, in one of the most unfriendly-to-gambling times in the history of America, complete the picture of what he has become…and frankly, always was. We love losers in Vegas…they keep our economy alive.

So, I guess I’d like to extend an invitation to our Loser in Chief to come put it all on Harry Reid…you’ll be sure to crap out and America will once again breathe a little easier.


Our Society is Doomed

15 01 2010

“When you see that trading is done, not by consent, but by compulsion – when you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing – when you see that money is flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favours – when you see that men get richer by graft and by pull than by work, and your laws don’t protect you against them, but protect them against you – when you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice – you may know that your society is doomed.”

Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

The Forgotten Man of Socialized Medicine

15 01 2010

From Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged – This is the explanation given by a distinguished brain surgeon of why he joined John Galt’s strike:

“I quit when medicine was placed under State control, some years ago,” said Dr. Hendricks. “Do you know what it takes to perform a brain operation? Do you know the kind of skill it demands, and the years of passionate, merciless, excruciating devotion that go to acquire that skill?

“That was what I would not place at the disposal of men whose sole qualification to rule me was their capacity to spout the fraudulent generalities that got them elected to the privilege of enforcing their wishes at the point of a gun. I would not let them dictate the purpose for which my years of study had been spent, or the conditions of my work, or my choice of patients, or the amount of my reward.

“I observe that in all the discussions that preceded the enslavement of medicine, men discussed everything – except the desires of the doctors. Men considered only the ‘welfare’ of the patients, with no thought to those who were to provide it. That a doctor should have any right, desire, or choice in the matter, was regarded as irrelevant selfishness; his is not to choose, they said, only ‘to serve.’

That a man who’s willing to work under compulsion is too dangerous a brute to entrust with a job in the stockyards – never occurred to those who proposed to help the sick by making life impossible for the healthy. I have often wondered at this smugness with which people assert their right to enslave me, to control my work, to force my will, to violate my conscience, to stifle my mind – yet what is it that they expect to depend on, when they lie on an operating table under my hands?

“Their moral code has taught them to believe that it is safe to rely on the virtue of their victims. Well, that is the virtue I have withdrawn. Let them discover the kinds of doctors that their system will now produce. Let them discover, in their operating rooms and hospital wards, that it is not safe to place their lives in the hands of a man whose life they have throttled. It is not safe, if he is the sort of man who resents it – and still less safe, if he is the sort who doesn’t.”

Obama’s Conundrum – Doing What’s Right

14 01 2010

Within hours of the devastating earthquake in Haiti, President Obama vowed “full support” from America to the people of that island nation who are in such desperate need of assistance.

And it’s the right thing to do. In fact, it’s the only thing to do. America is still the wealthiest nation on Earth and has a long-standing tradition of helping those less fortunate.

It’s also easily reached with one only truly wrong answer, and that would be to do nothing. Unfortunately, not all of Obama’s decisions appear to be so easily reached.

Point in fact: when the Ft. Hood massacre occurred, Obama, rather than wanting to appear that he was jumping to conclusions, continued to a previously scheduled bureaucratic conference where he gave those famous “shout outs”:

“Let me first of all just thank Ken and the entire Department of the Interior staff for organizing just an extraordinary conference.”

“I want to thank my Cabinet members and senior administration officials who participated today. I hear that Dr. Joe Medicine Crow was around, and so I want to give a shout out to that Congressional Medal of Honor winner. It’s good to see you.”

How dare you, Mr. President! How dare you continue to appear at an unnecessary conference and then give pep rally praise (complete with appreciate chuckles) before acknowledging that 14 people (yes, I’m counting the unborn child of the pregnant soldier) were brutally gunned down by an Islamic terrorist (yes, I’m going there, too.) How dare you show such insensitivity and then have the temerity to tell us not to “jump to conclusions.”

Second point in fact: another Islamic terrorist tried to blow up Flight 253 on Christmas Day in the skies over Detroit, and had he been successful, would have killed hundreds of people both in the air and on the ground. Obama, not to be torn away from his 10-day vacation in Hawaii, waited three days before gracing us with his television presence on a make-shift “glory to Obama” backed stage. Complete with presidential seal – and sadly missing his teleprompter – Obama stumbled through his statements and made sure we all understood Abdulmutallab was a “suspect” and that it was the previous administration’s fault that his administration didn’t stop the Nigerian pantie-bomber.

Thank you, Keep America Safe, for the great video!!

Again, I say, How dare you!?

How dare you succumb to the paralysis of analysis as you check polls and take the political temperature before you choose to address a country in need – OUR COUNTRY – of leadership and guidance. And where were you AND your staff? Where was Hilary Clinton, our Secretary of State? Shouldn’t this have been a matter for her to have, at the very least, made an appearance?

Now, with a tiny island nation suffering devastating losses but, quite frankly, not a matter of state urgency, we have Hilary Clinton and U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates canceling their trip to the Pacific. Why? Where were they when America needed them? Oh, that’s right…on vacation, too.

When it comes down to the choice of doing what’s right, or of selecting a moment to do what is the most politically expedient for his agenda, Mr. Obama consistently errs on the side of…well…the wrong way to deal with matters of state emergency.

This president seems unable to comprehend that sometimes, doing what’s right isn’t something he may want to do, but must do because, damn it, it’s the right thing to do.

Or am I jumping to conclusions…again?

Reverend Barack, Boss Harry, and the Racist Democrats

10 01 2010

On Saturday, January 9th, 2010, it was revealed that, shocker of shockers, Senate Majority Leader – and Progressive Democrat – Harry Reid just “might” be a bit of a racist.

In a new book about the 2008 election entitled “Game Change”, Reid is quoted as having remarked – and apparently with some amazement – that the nation’s highest-ranking black Democrat and presidential hopeful, Barack Obama, was notably “light-skinned” and had “no Negro dialect unless he wanted to have one.”

The important point here that seems to be missed (most egregiously by the television media) is the last part of that sentence, “unless he wanted to have one.”

I’ve said it before: when Obama speaks to SEIU or OFA or any one of the predominately black demographic groups to which he panders, he takes on the gospel-reading, America-damning intonations of Rev. Jeremy Wright (or Rev. Jesse Jackson, or Rev. Al Sharpton…I guess ‘insert name of reverend here’ would suit our purposes).

Conversely, Obama is quite able to speak without that troublesome “Negro dialect” when directing his oratory to such aristocratic, predominately-white demographic groups to which he panders (like the Nobel Peace Prize organization), enunciating clearly and playing the good puppet “foh all dem white foke”:

Houseboy Obama, ever compliant with the party line, quickly forgave Boss Harry and considers “the book closed.” Good boy. You make us proud. And we’ll forget you wanted to drum Trent Lott out of Congress for his comments about Strom Thurmond ’cause we know you’d never feel the same way about a Democrat saying much worse.

Lt. Colonel Allen West, a Republican candidate running for a 2010 Congressional seat out of Florida, understands the true, disingenuous nature of the Democrats, whom, he says, espouse “the collective progressive ideal of inferiority”:

“The revelation of Senator Harry Reid’s comments referencing “negro talk” is just indicative of the true sentiment elitist liberals, and indeed the Democratic party, have toward black Americans. The history of the Democrat party is one of slavery, secession, segregation, and now socialism. It is this new aged socialism born from the Johnson Great Society programs that have castigated blacks as victims needing government dependency. One need only to look upon the city of Detroit to ascertain what liberal social welfare policies have produced for the inner city…..the new plantation for black Americans.”

You can read Colonel West’s entire letter here.


Deny it as they might, Democrats – the party of slavery, secession, segregation, and now socialism” – have done everything they can to cover their tracks with progressive progroms. The true sheep in wolves’ clothing – I like to call them Entitlement Schemes – have encouraged minorities – and most especially, black Americans – to suck on the government teat because they certainly couldn’t live the American dream if they didn’t.

They have convinced the swarm that their reforms would save them. Yet it has been shown, throughout history – and extraordinarily so in Detroit, Moscow, and Beijing – that a government handout is not a hand up, but rather another soft link in the velvet chain that binds one’s soul. While Moscow’s and Beijing’s ties that bind were cinched in violence, Detroit and other progressive American cities have been drawn by the soft glow of electric sex – a glow that came in the form of a welfare check, “free” education, and 40-acres and a mule. Except in this case, the 40-acres were replaced by a HUD housing project and a bus pass.

And Rev. Obama is another black who has been given his progressive hand out and free ride. From a sabbatical in Bali to “gather his thoughts” so he could write his autobiography to a bought-and-paid-for Harvard education (and subsequently the Presidency of the United States) the Rev. has played into the hands of his white oppressors – the Democratic Party – so much so that he can’t even stand up for himself, blacks, or America when it matters so much.

Good boy, indeed.

Lt. Col Allen West Responds to Racist Reid’s Comments

10 01 2010

For the inaugural post to the new John Galt Line, I give you the letter Lt. Colonel West, Republican Congressional candidate in Florida, wrote yesterday in response to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s published comments about candidate Obama’s “Negro dialect” not being a problem in his run for President of the United States.

America – we need more men & women who speak as candidly and honestly as Colonel West as we try to drag ourselves from the politically equitable age of properthink. I can give no greater tribute than to turn the floor over to this great man and all who step forward as he has done:

“The revelation of Senator Harry Reid’s comments referencing “negro talk” is just indicative of the true sentiment elitist liberals, and indeed the Democratic party, have toward black Americans. The history of the Democrat party is one of slavery, secession, segregation, and now socialism. It is this new aged socialism born from the Johnson Great Society programs that have castigated blacks as victims needing government dependency. One need only to look upon the city of Detroit to ascertain what liberal social welfare policies have produced for the inner city…..the new plantation for black Americans.

“The Ku Klux Klan was birthed by the Democrats as a terrorist wing to intimidate blacks, and whites, who sought to promote economic and education independence and social justice for blacks. What was once overt has just morphed and become covert, yet still exists..

“One can only imagine the insanity and media outrage if Reid’s quote had come from a member of the Republican party. I look forward to hearing from Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton on Reid’s comments……..or has liberal hush money paid for the silence of these proprietors of poverty and victimization theory.. Actually, if President Obama had any courage he would demand Reid step down as Senate Majority Leader, and discontinue any support for his Senate reelection…….notice I said “if”. I am quite sure the Soros money which elevated Obama to the position of President has bought his servitude.

“Why am I running for US Congress as a Republican, simple, I would rather stand proudly and be called “Uncle Tom and Sellout” than lose my self-esteem and be considered an inferior by liberals. I understand the legacy of the GOP and the black community….not that revisionist history espoused by liberal educators. I am not, shall never be, and will not raise my daughters to be a part of the liberal 21st century plantation. I am not just some articulate, clean, good speaking negro. I am an American warrior, Congressional candidate, and shall never submit to the collective progressive ideal of inferiority.

“Senator Harry Reid’s comments are disgusting, despicable, and unacceptable. They are representative of how intellectual elite liberals do indeed speak of black Americans in their closed private spaces. Next week I have been invited to NYC to address the Hudson Institute, a conservative organization, conference on “Reclaiming American Liberty”. That invite came to me because I took advantage of the opportunities this great Republic offered. I followed the guidance of my parents and set my standards above all others around me. I speak well and have impeccable communicative skills because my Father and Mother prioritized that quality.

“I shiver to think what my future could have been if I listened to the insidious rhetoric of charlatans such as Harry Reid, and the ambassadors of affirmative action who reside in the Congressional Black Caucus.

“Sure, the “stuck on stupid” blacks are going to address me in derogatory names, but I possess something which they lack; Honor, Integrity, and Character. To them I say, continue to be slaves to the liberals for your vote…….and in a year you will be calling me Congressman West.”

Steadfast and Loyal,

LTC(R) Allen B West

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