Posted by: Deborah D | August 10, 2011

Stop underestimating socialist Obama.

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Stop underestimating socialist Obama.

We actually have a sitting congressman who is coming out and telling the world that Obama knows what he’s doing, so stop saying he’s in over his head. Well, it’s about time our politicians tell the truth about this president instead of tip-toeing around it. We don’t have time for political correctness, aka lying to keep from being called “intolerant” or “racist” or “mean-spirited.” We’ve got a country to save, so put your big-boy and big-girl pants on and tell the truth, even if it hurts. This is from Rep. Dan Burton (R-IN) in The Washington Times.

It is a cardinal mistake in any competition, be it sports or politics – and politics is a competition of ideas – to underestimate your opponent. All too often, underestimating your opponent leads to disaster. I believe that America, especially America’s political class, is vastly underestimating President Obama; and if we continue to do so, it will be a disaster for America. Specifically, I am worried about the growing political story line that the Obama administration is “failing” because they are just inexperienced and the president is simply “in over his head.” Snip —

Sure, he had no executive experience before assuming the presidency, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t know what he’s doing, Burton said.

Mr. Obama knows precisely what he is doing: He is changing America into his vision of a European-style socialist utopia where the government controls every aspect of our lives. Consider the facts, since taking office, Mr. Obama has taken control of the student loan industry, the health care industry, the banking and financial sectors, and he orchestrated the bankruptcy and reorganization of two-thirds of the American automotive industry, leaving his political allies in the labor movement in effective control of the companies and allowing the administration to dictate the industry’s direction.  Snip —

Another case in point is the Environmental Protection Agency.  While the Democratic Congress under Nancy Pelosi couldn’t or wouldn’t attempt to pass Cap and Trade, the EPA under Obama is putting it into effect via regulation, bypassing the body that’s supposed to write the laws: Congress. This is a power grab by the executive branch.

The pattern is unmistakable: Every solution proposed by the Obama administration to every problem is more government control. That is the textbook definition of socialism: “Any of various economic and political theories advocating collective or governmental ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods” (Merriam-Webster Dictionary).

Putting aside the fact that socialism is absolutely incompatible with the philosophy that made America a world superpower – limited government, light regulations, low taxes and maximum labor-market flexibility – the problem with socialism, as Margaret Thatcher famously said, is “that you eventually run out of other people’s money.” If you don’t believe this statement is true, how do you explain the sovereign debt crisis threatening to destroy the European Union?  Snip –

As our debt crisis has made clear, we cannot afford (both literally and figuratively) to live in a fantasy world where everything is okay if only we just avoid talking about it. It’s time to live in the reality of these facts:

The projected deficit for 2011 is $1.5 trillion – 323 percent higher than the nation’s deficit in the last year before President Obama took office. The president’s budget request for fiscal 2012 would lead us to the highest-ever budget deficit, roughly $1.6 trillion.

It is not yet too late to save America from financial ruin nor is it too late to save the American way of life. But to confront these threats, we must confront reality and that means we must stop viewing the president’s policies as the innocent missteps of a man who is “in over his head.” The president is not in over his head; he knows precisely what he is doing: rushing America down the path toward socialism.

Can it get much clearer than that? Don’t let anyone say he’s doing this for the country (he’s doing it for his vision of the country, there’s a difference). I would go even further than the truth-teller Burton – I think he wants the country on its knees (anarchy), begging him to fix it.  Take note of the black-on-white mob and gang attacks in cities like Chicago, Milwaukee and Philadelphia. Is this a harbinger of things to come? I don’t know, but we’d be nuts not to be paying close attention. The rhetoric calling the Tea Party “terrorists” and “racists,” when neither is true is also a clear sign of things brewing. When’s the last time you remember a Vice President of the United States calling normal, everyday Americans “terrorists?” One of Obama’s appointees admires Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez’s revolution. Read about that here: Reading the tea leaves is an act of self-defense, so educate yourself. It might also be a good time to review this video about political systems to see where you think we are on this scale.

Please read all of Rep. Burton here:


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  1. I agree totally. This guy I knew from the time he put his hat into the ring to run for president that that hat had a hammer and sickle on it. His whole life has been spent with people of the same ilk.

  2. Yeah, no one wanted to believe it, but it was and is obvious if you take your hands away from your eyes.

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