State of the Union? Fear.
Michael Ledeen says that regardless of how Obama defines the state of the union tonight in his address to a joint session of Congress and the American people, the true state of the United States is that it is gripped in fear, mainly fear of this administration. He begins with a brief analysis of the Massachusetts electorate before and after the vote for Scott Brown. This is from www.pajamasmedia.com.
I don’t think a vote of such magnitude was based merely on anger, a word invariably trotted out to explain Democratic defeats (remember the “angry white man” a few years back?). I do believe that passion played a big role, but a somewhat different one: not anger, but fear. They’re afraid of Obama. Afraid of what he’s doing to them, and therefore prepared to change sides.
This fear is extremely broad-based. It is not limited to social class nor to domestic or foreign policies. Banks are not lending, companies are not hiring, because they are afraid of what Obama will do next. Both are afraid of onerous taxes, including new health care burdens, and the banks fear new regulations and the consequences of the recently declared war on evil bankers by the president. Seniors are afraid they will be deprived of medical treatment. Juniors are afraid they are going to be forced to buy health insurance they don’t think they need. Across the board, Americans are afraid they’re not going to find work, and won’t be able to afford a house. And, as the Massachusetts vote showed, Americans are worried about threats from abroad, worried about Iran, afraid of terrorist attacks, and afraid the Obama Administration doesn’t take all this seriously enough… Snip –
Obama isn’t acting like a strong leader, either here or abroad. In the past few days he’s been rudely insulted by the Iranians and the Russians (who compared him to Ahmadinejad), and he’s become an object of ridicule for previously friendly tv stars like Jon Stewart.
He doesn’t instill fear of punishment. It’s his policies and his weakness that frighten us. The man himself risks inspiring contempt. Which, as Machiavelli says, is the most dangerous thing that can befall any leader.
The arrogance of Obama and those who surround him is simply unheard of in American politics. The hubris of refusing to listen to the American people is so disconcerting and so totally against the thinking of everyday Americans that many can’t quite get their heads around it. I think the administration enjoys having everyday Americans fear them. I think they’re playing a game of chicken with the country. This continuing down the road to bankrupt the country in spite of the handwriting being clearly on the wall is truly insanity. (Doing the same thing over and over expecting different results.) Obama’s reaction to the Massachusetts election – saying that the same “anger” that swept Brown into office is the same anger that swept him in, refusing to see that his policies are what swept Brown in – is more like the reaction of a banana republic dictator than an elected president of the United States. Here’s a case in point that reveals to me a very dictator-like way of thinking from the president.
Rep. Marion Berry (retiring) D-AR, said that Obama would hear nothing of a comparison between healthcare-caused problems for Dems in 1994 and the problems that might come from pushing healthcare now. Berry said he kept trying to warn them: “They just kept telling us how good it was going to be. The president himself, when that was brought up in one group, said, ‘Well, the big difference here and in ’94 was you’ve got me.’ We’re going to see how much difference that makes now.” Gotta wonder what Clinton might think of that statement. Wow, who is this radical narcissist our country elected a little over a year ago? And, can we survive three more years of this kind of thinking? Or, if he finally accepts that the people totally reject his policies – what kind of reaction will he have then?
You can read more on Obama and his narcissistic response to Rep. Berry here: http://www.politico.com/blogs/glennthrush/0110/Berry_Obama_said_big_difference_between_10_and_94_is_me.html
You can read all of Michael Ledeen here: http://pajamasmedia.com/michaelledeen/2010/01/26/the-real-state-of-the-union-fear/
Obamanomics: continuous downward spiral.
Plunging tax revenue from individuals and corporations are way beyond Obama projections for 2010. Check out the frightening chart from Liberty Works. I think we’re at the “you can’t squeeze blood from a turnip” stage of our economy. Thanks, Dems. Or as Glenn Reynolds said, “John Galt was unavailable for comment.”
The drop in individual income tax revenue in fiscal 2009 was the steepest since 1939. As the chart shows revenue continues to plummet in fiscal 2010.
Now this is reality – but, who ever said leftists live in the real world? Do they show these charts to Obama? Check out the chart here: http://libertyworks.com/obamanomics-an-endless-downward-spiral/
Hat Tip: http://instapundit.com