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Obama’s Mission Accomplished?

Of the pathetically few Americans that DID vote in the 2008 Presidential elections, the 53% of those fools that voted for Obama are seeing their chickens come home to roost. Under normal ciscumstances, I would rather prefer it if we could put them in stocks in the public square, mock them with impunity, and disavow their rightful place in matters of public opinion while revoking their right to vote in any future elections. That we can’t is more the pity, although what we CAN do is remind them all through our grandchildren’s lives just how much damage they did with that one little exercise in stupidity.

All the noise from the other 47% of us about this President being unpatriotic and, as such, disinterested in (and apologetic for) American superiority in the world is being proven accurate, and THIS article indicates the Loser-in-Chief is on the fast track to ensuring we no longer have any future role in Global matters amongst adults:

For the first time, the international organization has set a date for the moment when the “Age of America” will end and the U.S. economy will be overtaken by that of China.

And it’s a lot closer than you may think.

According to the latest IMF official forecasts, China’s economy will surpass that of America in real terms in 2016 — just five years from now.
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This is more than a statistical story. It is the end of the Age of America.

In fairness, former President Bush does not get a free pass here; TARP was his brain child (well, his and the Republicans in Congress) which set into motion a change in attitude about the way to “fix” America by propping it up for a time by borrowing against itself from its competition until it got back on its feet. By the time this economic disaster called Obama got into office, both parties were climbing all over themselves looking for the prettier giveaway in order to buy up a few more votes.

Not much need at this point to rehash the spending fiascoes that have evolved since…over the weeks and months ahead there will plenty of time for that. We have a budget crisis to fight over; debts and deficits that everyone owns but no one accepts responsibility for are going to be scrutinized, and gifts and goodies will be haggled over wherever a vote can be bought – from both sides of the aisle. And while the fight for scraps from the master’s table begins in earnest, Obama will already have been able to say he saw to it the fight was never worth having in the first place.

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There's not much to say... I come from a long line of Appalachian folk that landed in America long before flipping off the King was even a twinkle in the eyes of our founding fathers. We have been Carpenters and coal miners... Soldiers & Sailors and pig farmers and Sunday morning circuit-riding preachers. Hell, I'm told we have even been fairly decent bootleggers too.

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  1. The last time the world’s dominant hegemon lost its ability to run things singlehandedly was early in the past century. That’s when the U.S. and Germany surpassed Great Britain. It didn’t turn out well. — conclusion from your link at MarketWatch, Brett Arends

    Well, that should be scary enough to shock a few people . . . even those mesmerised by the royal wedding.

    As for the 53%, probably even some of them have figured out that the Won isn’t going to be paying to gas up their car . . . if they still have a car.

    You never can be sure what’s in the mind of some folks. I was in line at the dollar store and this big guy ahead of me is griping about the increase in the price of dog food. He pays and says to the clerk as he is leaving, “Don’t know about the dog food but you can thank the Republicans for the higher gas prices.” He went to the parking lot, got in his tiny sub-compact and puttered away.

    This dollar store episode has been bugging me. the whole thing, the big man in a tiny car, the dog food inflation and the absolute conviction that Republicans control gas prices . . . the class warfare stuff works and these folks will go vote for more pain.

    • I think you’re on to something here TG.

      We hear all the time about branding issues…maybe the problem isn’t with the brand but with those who are trying to establish it; imagine what branding would be offered by people with the most to lose – the American people themselves – rather than one or the other party in (or aspiring to) power.

      Bet the message would be a lot more stark…like the reality we’ve been forced to endure.

    • I’ve got a similar story to share, with a different perspective, but it’s just as sad all the same.

      One of the ladies I work with is convinced that this will be the time the government “does what is right” by taking money from the rich to give to the poor. She’s on the side of “the poor”, so she’s looking forward with anticipation to just how much her life is going to change.

      I could spend all day trying to explain to her how our economy works, that it is private sector revenues that provide the bulk of funds used for public sector expenditures. You can’t just regulate or tax the private sector industry to the hilt in a way that stifles growth and development and yet somehow expect to have the funds needed for all these public sector redistribution programs.

      And I could present all sorts of evidence to her that our government isn’t trustworthy when it comes to spending money wisely.

      When we talk about these things, I can tell from her response that there is a part of her mind recognizes the truth, but she’s putting all her hopes in this, you see. Without that hope, hopelessness sets in, she doesn’t want to go there, mentally or emotionally, so she willfully denies the truth.

      I wish I knew how to get it across to her that it doesn’t have to be that way, but…well, she’s shut me down and she won’t talk about it anymore.

  2. haystack, there is a line from The Lord of The Rings that has been haunting me of late…”when the plot is ripe, it is no longer secret”.

    It is possible that those who approve of turning this into a socialistic society could have presented their case long ago in an honest, direct and straightforward manner. In many ways, I’m glad they didn’t, because had they approached it in this way and had the people of this nation willingly chosen this direction for our nation of their own accord…we would be completely and totally a socialistic society by now.

    But that isn’t what happened. Dishonest and deceitful tactics were used to try to accomplish this goal. The “plan” was kept secret to “those in the know”…the intellectual elites…while the working man was duped and played and acclimated like the frog in the pot.

    The plot is out now. It is no longer secret. And millions of Americans are beginning to understand exactly how they have been duped and why.

    People don’t respect dishonesty and deceitfulness. It just inherently goes against the element of good that exists inside who we are as human beings.

    So now the progressives are finding themselves “hoist in their own petard” while their ability to succeed in deceiving the masses is waning.

    The door of opportunity is wide open for us to restore this nation.

    • I agree with this…and the problem has been, incrementally, allowed to get so big that we find ourselves confronted with the issue of which would be less painful-undoing this mess or just letting the devolution into socialism run its course.

      Not enough of us seem willing to let the Government shut down, or to endure the pain and suffering necessary to strip it of all its excess and start over…we need to change that before it’s too late.

  3. Obama wants to bring on a serious crisis so we need him as a “savior”. But he has no idea how bad the crisis he will bring will be. It will be much worse than the Great Depression and if the US survives at all, liberalism will be discredited for two generations or more.

  4. Thought-provoking to say the least, ‘stack. I’ve recently heard radio pundits pooh-pooh’ing the idea that China is anywhere near to overtaking our output. The “1/3 of the size of the US economy” phrase was quoted as an authoritative figure for comparison. You’ve helped people take the next logical step to the realization that when Obama’s policies began stifling our economic growth (bigtime) it set into motion the scenery and machinery with which to create the vacuum that some other nation or nations will fill.

    We’ve been eyeing this for some time, here in the VRWC, and Fred Thompson and others saw the entitlements crisis looming long ago. The shock-zaps are getting more frequent (see the S&P downgrade on US outlook) and we need the voltage to become much higher.

    Not looking forward to the future of our national security under these conditions.

    Thank you for this–have sent it to my closest liberals. Whether they choose to read it or not isn’t our problem. (Or maybe that is Exactly our problem.)

  5. As we teeter on the tipping point of those who are producers and those who are big government dependents the battle lines will be very clear. Simple deceitful messages of “Republicans are taking away your benefits” will be very difficult to overcome. It’s going to be a huge battle for seniors.

    • I think you’re right about seniors, Common Cents. They’ve been paying their dues most of their lives on the promise that the government would provide for them in their later years of life. Most of them have counted on it rather than planning for unforeseen events.

      Now the unforeseen events are here. They’re between the rock and the hard place.

  1. The last time the world’s dominant hegemon lost its ability to run things singlehandedly was early in the past century. That’s when the U.S. and Germany surpassed Great Britain. It didn’t turn out well. — conclusion from your link at MarketWatch, Brett Arends

    Well, that should be scary enough to shock a few people . . . even those mesmerised by the royal wedding.

    As for the 53%, probably even some of them have figured out that the Won isn’t going to be paying to gas up their car . . . if they still have a car.

    You never can be sure what’s in the mind of some folks. I was in line at the dollar store and this big guy ahead of me is griping about the increase in the price of dog food. He pays and says to the clerk as he is leaving, “Don’t know about the dog food but you can thank the Republicans for the higher gas prices.” He went to the parking lot, got in his tiny sub-compact and puttered away.

    This dollar store episode has been bugging me. the whole thing, the big man in a tiny car, the dog food inflation and the absolute conviction that Republicans control gas prices . . . the class warfare stuff works and these folks will go vote for more pain.

    • I think you’re on to something here TG.

      We hear all the time about branding issues…maybe the problem isn’t with the brand but with those who are trying to establish it; imagine what branding would be offered by people with the most to lose – the American people themselves – rather than one or the other party in (or aspiring to) power.

      Bet the message would be a lot more stark…like the reality we’ve been forced to endure.

    • I’ve got a similar story to share, with a different perspective, but it’s just as sad all the same.

      One of the ladies I work with is convinced that this will be the time the government “does what is right” by taking money from the rich to give to the poor. She’s on the side of “the poor”, so she’s looking forward with anticipation to just how much her life is going to change.

      I could spend all day trying to explain to her how our economy works, that it is private sector revenues that provide the bulk of funds used for public sector expenditures. You can’t just regulate or tax the private sector industry to the hilt in a way that stifles growth and development and yet somehow expect to have the funds needed for all these public sector redistribution programs.

      And I could present all sorts of evidence to her that our government isn’t trustworthy when it comes to spending money wisely.

      When we talk about these things, I can tell from her response that there is a part of her mind recognizes the truth, but she’s putting all her hopes in this, you see. Without that hope, hopelessness sets in, she doesn’t want to go there, mentally or emotionally, so she willfully denies the truth.

      I wish I knew how to get it across to her that it doesn’t have to be that way, but…well, she’s shut me down and she won’t talk about it anymore.

  2. haystack, there is a line from The Lord of The Rings that has been haunting me of late…”when the plot is ripe, it is no longer secret”.

    It is possible that those who approve of turning this into a socialistic society could have presented their case long ago in an honest, direct and straightforward manner. In many ways, I’m glad they didn’t, because had they approached it in this way and had the people of this nation willingly chosen this direction for our nation of their own accord…we would be completely and totally a socialistic society by now.

    But that isn’t what happened. Dishonest and deceitful tactics were used to try to accomplish this goal. The “plan” was kept secret to “those in the know”…the intellectual elites…while the working man was duped and played and acclimated like the frog in the pot.

    The plot is out now. It is no longer secret. And millions of Americans are beginning to understand exactly how they have been duped and why.

    People don’t respect dishonesty and deceitfulness. It just inherently goes against the element of good that exists inside who we are as human beings.

    So now the progressives are finding themselves “hoist in their own petard” while their ability to succeed in deceiving the masses is waning.

    The door of opportunity is wide open for us to restore this nation.

    • I agree with this…and the problem has been, incrementally, allowed to get so big that we find ourselves confronted with the issue of which would be less painful-undoing this mess or just letting the devolution into socialism run its course.

      Not enough of us seem willing to let the Government shut down, or to endure the pain and suffering necessary to strip it of all its excess and start over…we need to change that before it’s too late.

  3. Obama wants to bring on a serious crisis so we need him as a “savior”. But he has no idea how bad the crisis he will bring will be. It will be much worse than the Great Depression and if the US survives at all, liberalism will be discredited for two generations or more.

  4. Thought-provoking to say the least, ‘stack. I’ve recently heard radio pundits pooh-pooh’ing the idea that China is anywhere near to overtaking our output. The “1/3 of the size of the US economy” phrase was quoted as an authoritative figure for comparison. You’ve helped people take the next logical step to the realization that when Obama’s policies began stifling our economic growth (bigtime) it set into motion the scenery and machinery with which to create the vacuum that some other nation or nations will fill.

    We’ve been eyeing this for some time, here in the VRWC, and Fred Thompson and others saw the entitlements crisis looming long ago. The shock-zaps are getting more frequent (see the S&P downgrade on US outlook) and we need the voltage to become much higher.

    Not looking forward to the future of our national security under these conditions.

    Thank you for this–have sent it to my closest liberals. Whether they choose to read it or not isn’t our problem. (Or maybe that is Exactly our problem.)

  5. As we teeter on the tipping point of those who are producers and those who are big government dependents the battle lines will be very clear. Simple deceitful messages of “Republicans are taking away your benefits” will be very difficult to overcome. It’s going to be a huge battle for seniors.

    • I think you’re right about seniors, Common Cents. They’ve been paying their dues most of their lives on the promise that the government would provide for them in their later years of life. Most of them have counted on it rather than planning for unforeseen events.

      Now the unforeseen events are here. They’re between the rock and the hard place.

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