Obama’s Great Service to America

We actually are fortunate to have him as our President – he has made liberalism toxic.  Victor Davis Hanson runs down the ways and then concludes:

…Had McCain been elected, or had Obama proved a canny Clinton triangulator, we would never have gotten out of the bipartisan rut of massive borrowing, growing government, higher taxes, and unionized public employee regulators. But with Obama as the great liberal deliverer and with the masses scared to death of Him, the next president will inherit an America in catharsis. The future is uncertain, but at least now, after our cauterizing, we have some sort of chance to return to the old principles that might save us.

Carter made liberalism a dirty word.  It wasn’t until 2008, with Obama, that liberalism was rehabilitated and people could actually call themselves that and not be laughed off…we had forgotten.  We had, that is, forgotten Carter…just how lousy he was and just how destructive liberalism is.  But now we’ve had Obama applying it to America and we’re falling apart…and people are noticing.

Revolution is coming – just as Carter’s liberalism allowed us to usher in the Reagan Revolution, so will Obama’s liberalism herald the Second American Revolution.  And this time I think we’re going to win so big that the liberals won’t be able to stop us, at all…always remember that Reagan was stymied by Democrat control of the House.  He couldn’t ever go all out…in 2013, the next Republican President might have such a large Congressional majority that we can steam roller through whatever we please…and after the Obama dose of liberalism, the people will be eager to back any plan for radical reform.

Everyone does have a purpose – and perhaps Obama’s was to destroy liberalism?  Time will tell…

 

19 thoughts on “Obama’s Great Service to America

  1. Sunny September 20, 2011 / 9:47 am

    How soon you have forgotten the Bush administration and six years of control of the WH and both houses of congress. What did the Republicans do during those years to control spending? Two wars unpaid for; unfunded Prescription Drug legislation; unfunded NCLB. I don’t believe the Republicans paid for anything – they just spent and repealed regulations that protected the financial interests of this country. And exactly what did Reagan do during the “Reagan Revolution” that was so wonderful? He raised taxes eleven – count it – eleven times. He was involved with the Contra mess. Interest rates were exhorbitant at the end of his first term. Unemployment was very high. And Reagan was not left with near the mess from Carter as Obama was left with from Bush. But hey, don’t let facts get in your way.

    • Luckee September 20, 2011 / 11:00 am

      But all of this is just looking backward past Obama to find scapegoats to point at. Not one thing any one of these people did or did not do has anything at all to do with what Obama is doing and not doing. For some people there is a bubble around Obama and nothing can penetrate it but just bounces off into the past where people can complain about how awful other people were.

      No one is suggesting that we elect Bush or Reagan, all we can do is look at what they did and decide if it was a mistake and try not to do it again under a new president. Can you change history? I can’t. All I can do is look at what is happening now and do what I can to keep it from getting worse.

      Yes you are very upset at what some other people did in the past but isn’t it time to look at what is happening now, and at the future?

      • Cluster September 20, 2011 / 12:02 pm

        Sunny is under the delusional belief that conservatives fully supported the spending in the past, when that just isn’t factual. Since 2000, America has added approximately $9 trillion, of the $14 trillion dollar debt, and that cold hard fact should slap every tax paying American right across the face and wake them the hell up. Our government has been completely irresponsible with the nations budget, and yet now they want to spend more with the promise of “fixing” it, and anyone that believes they will accomplish that has sh*t for brains.

      • Luckee September 20, 2011 / 12:13 pm

        It’s not just that, it’s that everytime anyone says anything about how badly Obama is running the country all Sunny can do is complain about how bad it was before and go off on Republicans. No one is saying no Republican ever made a mistake but I don’t see how constantly looking backward and getting all upset about what happened in the past can make any difference now.

        If we have to understand history so we don’t repeat it then fine, let’s understand all the mistakes everyone ever made and not do any of them again. But that means understanding the mistakes being made right now because these are the ones we can change. We can’t change what happened 5, 10, 15, 20 years ago but we might be able to stop what is happening now which seems to me to be a lot worse.

      • Mark Edward Noonan September 20, 2011 / 12:56 pm

        Sunny,

        Unemployment Rate January, 1981: 7.5%

        Unemployment Rate January, 2009: 7.8%

        Prime Rate January, 1981: 18%

        Prime rate January 2009: 3.25%

        Inflation Rate, 1981: 10.35%

        Inflation Rate, 2009: -0.34%

        So, while unemployment was slightly higher when Obama took office than when Reagan did, I think we can see that the economic crisis in January, 1981 was much more severe than January 2009. So much for the absurd talking point that Obama inherited the worst mess, ever.

      • neocon1 September 20, 2011 / 2:28 pm

        zero is NO REAGAN

      • js September 20, 2011 / 2:57 pm

        spending really escalated after 06, when the DNC controlled the congress…the wars…well..we would have disrespected Bush far far worse if those wars were not executed…in reality…both Iraq and Afghanistan were results of Clintons failures…

        face it…bombing asprin factories really did nothing for the USA…neither did putting terrorists on trial as simple criminals instead of dealing with the original twin tower bombings in 93 as acts of terror…instead of…something some guys did and broke the law…

        our resolve to face the islamic threat must be absolute…because when we play like there is no islamic threat…we lose everytime

    • Leonard L'Farte September 20, 2011 / 3:12 pm

      Sunny,

      You answered my question in a previous thread about what Obama should do to get the country moving in the right direction by admitting you don’t know what he should do. So as far as you know he could be doing the right thing?

  2. js September 20, 2011 / 3:24 pm

    nothing is coming til we get rid of obamacare…

    “Fellow Morning Joe guest former New York Gov. George Pataki immediately hit the first point: “The only way its a help is if they drop coverage and their employees would all of a sudden have to go on the exchange, which is what of course the president promised wouldn’t happen.”

    The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) premised their Obamacare score on the assumption that only 7 percent of employers would drop their employee health plans. If the percentage is closer to the 30 percent, as the McKinsey survey results predict, Obamacare’s price tag would rise by almost $1 trillion. “

  3. Sunny September 20, 2011 / 3:29 pm

    I responded to Mark’s “Reagans’ Revolution”. Just who was looking back Luckee? You and other conservatives seem to forget the negative things that happened under Republican Presidents, and yet bring up Carter and Clinton all the time. I guess we are to only remember the great things done under these two Republican presidents – however, I am having a very difficult time remembering the great times under either. I remember much better times under Clinton than either Reagan or Bush. If you don’t want to revisit the past, I suggest you and others stop bringing it up. But for the reckless folly under both of those presidents we would not have the problems we have today. The economy has always done better under Democratic presidents. I would go back to the Clinton days in a heartbeat. So sorry you have a problem contending with the truth regarding your heros from the past.

    • Cluster September 20, 2011 / 3:37 pm

      Clinton signed welfare reform Sunny, something the modern day democrats would never do, and that bill was largely responsible for balancing the budget and getting people to work. Clinton also benefited from the tech boom which was almost exclusively private market driven. Secondly, it’s only been since 2000 that we have added $9 trillion to the debt, and that is where our problem lies. Obama has added over $4 trillion of that just in the last two and half years, so let’s try and stay focused on the real problem – k?

      • Sunny September 20, 2011 / 3:55 pm

        How much of the S9 trillion did the wars add? Don’t you think it might have been a good idea to pay for these wars as they were being fought? Did any of the added $4 trillion Obama added come as a result of the wars? If so, how much? How much does it cost to take care of our military obligations a year? How much does it cost to take care of the prescription drug obligations a year? How much does it take to run the Pentagon and Department of Homeland Security a year?

        And then you have the genius js making this super intelligent statement: “in reality…both Iraq and Afghanistan were results of Clintons failures…” In reality? What world does this doofus live in. Bush owns the two wars started under his leadership. Period. Has nothing to do with Clinton. I believe that Clinton briefed Bush about Ben Laden when Bush was sworn in as President. I also believe that Bush was briefed in August of 2001 that Bin Laden wanted to attack the US with airplanes. What was his response jc? You would have NEVER let a Democratic president forget that had 9/11/2011 happened while a Democratic president was in office. But you do not even want to admit that Bush was briefed more than once about Bin Laden. What a cowardly statement to make. That, in reality, it was Clinton’s fault that Bush started two wars. Totally disgusting.

      • neocon1 September 20, 2011 / 4:02 pm

        ummmm scummy

        They are Ochimpy’s THREE WARS, and STILL arent being paid for even though the fraud in cheese has quadrupled the deficit.

        stupidity? hypocrisy? or both?
        liberalism is a mental disorder.

      • Amazona September 20, 2011 / 6:44 pm

        Oh, Sunny Sunny Sunny, you sad pathetic thing you. Now you are bleating the insane claim that Bush knew in advance of the 9/11 attack—-a new low even for you, who seems to troll the bottom looking for something that will appeal to your absolutely crazed BDS.

        …as if you had not already been written off as a stone-cold lunatic…..

      • Cluster September 20, 2011 / 7:44 pm

        Sunny blames Bush for 9/11 just eight short months after he assumed the office, while not holding Obama to account for anything 2 1/2 years after he assumed the office.

        That is all everyone needs to know. We can write her off as bat (expletive deleted) insane.

      • Amazona September 20, 2011 / 8:36 pm

        Yeah, cluster, sometimes we need The Shadow to look the other way, as your phrase is really the best way to describe Vel, unedited.

        You notice that none of the BDS crowd ever even acknowledge Jamie Gorelick and her “wall of silence” among all the intelligence agencies, which she put up to try to protect her boss, Bill Clinton, from having foreign and domestic intel personnel comparing notes on his many illegal foreign activities, in particular his agreement to sell previously restricted info to the Chinese after getting huge campaign contributions from them.

        All intel agencies agreed that it was this legal inability to share intel and compare notes on terrorist chatter, at home and abroad, that crippled our ability to foresee any details of the incredibly vague murmurings that had surfaced.

        But can/will the donkey-kissing schoolgirl crush types like Vel ever admit to the role Bill played in 9/11? Such as refusing to take in Bin Laden when offered to him on a silver platter? OF COURSE NOT. Not when she can wallow in her bizarre Bush Derangement Syndrome insanity.

  4. dbschmidt September 20, 2011 / 4:49 pm

    Then again, there is another attempt for the progressive utopian statist government in the new “Jobs” bill which matches the ObamaCare one.

    From an article by Becket Adams;

    What You’re Not Hearing About the New Jobs Bill: It Overrides State’s Rights

    With the introduction of The American Jobs Act, Americans may soon witness a rerun of the Obama healthcare struggle. Much like its predecessor, president Obama’s newest bill contains certain provisions that would appear to benefit those who wrote the bill more than those for whom the bill was supposedly written.

    For instance, buried deep, deep on page 133 of the bill, it states:

    SEC. 376. FEDERAL AND STATE IMMUNITY.

    (a) Abrogation of State Immunity- A State shall not be immune under the 11th Amendment to the Constitution from a suit brought in a Federal court of competent jurisdiction for a violation of this Act.

  5. dbschmidt September 20, 2011 / 9:26 pm

    Oh No Mr. Bill. Even Palin is within range of Obama

    A new McClatchy-Marist poll finds that Obama looks increasingly vulnerable in next year’s election, with a majority of voters believing he’ll lose to any Republican, a solid plurality saying they’ll definitely vote against him and most potential Republican challengers gaining on him.

    After trailing Obama by more than 20 percentage points in polls all year, the new national survey, taken Sept. 13-14, found Palin trailing the president by just 5 points, 49-44 percent. The key reason: She now leads Obama among independents, a sharp turnaround.

    Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/09/20/v-fullstory/2417008/poll-finds-obama-losing-ground.html#ixzz1YXuenUdX

  6. tiredoflibbs September 21, 2011 / 10:10 am

    Dreggs, more with the dumbed down regurgitated talking points, I see.

    I shouldn’t be surprised.

    obAMATEUR spent in 2.5 years what Bush spent in 8 and Irag was in full swing! So you can’t use that as a crutch for your inept pResident.

    The GOP, or anybody else for that matter does not have to lift a finger to make this pResident fail. He is single-handedly accomplishing that.

    Your increasingly higher stack of excuses for your pResident is getting the better of you.

    You need a new approach – one that does not make you look so foolish and desperate. History is a good teacher, but obAMATEUR is rehashing what are proven failures. Too bad you can’t see that.

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