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Ode To The One June 11, 2009

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The One

And it came to pass in the Age of Insanity that the
people of the land called America , having lost their
morals, their work initiative, and their will to defend
their liberties, chose as their Supreme Leader that
person known as “The One.”

He emerged from the vapors with a message that
had no meaning; but He hypnotized the people,
telling them, “I am sent to save you. My lack of
experience, my questionable ethics, my monstrous
ego, and my association with evil doers are of no
consequence. For I shall save you with Hope and
Change. Go, therefore, and proclaim throughout
the land that he who preceded me is evil, that he
has defiled the nation, and that all he has built
must be destroyed.”

And the people rejoiced, for even though they
knew not what “The One” would do, he had
promised that he would bring change, and they
proclaimed,”Yes, We Can.”

And “The One” said “We live in the greatest country
in the world. Help me change everything about it!”

And the people said, “Hallelujah!! Change is good!”

Then He said, “We are going to tax the rich fat-cats.”
—- And the people said “Sock it to them!” —- and
“Redistribute their wealth.”

And then He said, “Redistribution of wealth is good
for everybody.”

And the people said, “Show us the money!”

And Joe the plumber asked, “Are you kidding me?
You’re going to steal my money and give it to the
deadbeats??”

And “The One” ridiculed and taunted him, and Joe’s
personal records were hacked, publicized, and
ridiculed; though no crime could be found.

One lone reporter asked, “That shouldn’t be; isn’t
that Marxist policy?”

And she was banished from the kingdom!

Then a citizen asked, “With no foreign relations
experience and having zero military experience or
knowledge, how will you deal with radical
terrorists?”

And “The One” said, “Simple. I shall sit with them
and talk kindly to them and show them how nice
we really are; and they will forget that they ever
wanted to kill us all!”

And the people said, “Hallelujah!! We are safe at
last, and we can beat our weapons into free cars
for the people!”

Then “The One” said, “I shall give 95% of you lower
taxes.”

And one, lone voice said, “But 40% of us don’t pay
ANY taxes.”

So “The One” said, “Then I shall give you some of
the taxes the fat-cats pay!”

And the people said, “Hallelujah!! Show us the
money!”

Then “The One” said, “I shall tax your Capital Gains
when you sell your homes!”

And the people yawned and the already slumping
housing market fully collapsed.

And He said, “I shall mandate employer-funded
health care for EVERY worker and raise the
minimum wage, and lower the white collar wage.
And I shall also give every person unlimited
healthcare and medicine and even transportation
to the free clinics.”

And the people said, “Give me some of that!”

Then he said, “I shall penalize employers who
ship jobs overseas.”

And the people said, “Where’s my rebate check?”

Then “The One” said, “I shall bankrupt the coal
industry, and perhaps even the oil industry
(Cap & Trade/Carbon Tax) and though electricity
rates will skyrocket, we shall soon build wind
farms and solar power stations and drive green
cars that I shall mandate in Detroit !”

And the people said, “Coal is dirty, coal is evil, no
more coal! But we don’t care for that part about
higher electric rates.”

So “The One” said, “Not to worry. If your rebate
($10/week) isn’t enough to cover your extra
expenses ($3,000/year), we shall bail you out.
Just sign up with ACORN and your troubles are
over! Only the fat cats will have to pay.”

Then He said, “Illegal immigrants feel scorned
and slighted. Let’s grant them amnesty, Social
Security, free education, free lunches, free
medical care, bilingual signs and guaranteed
housing….”

And the people said, “Hallelujah!!” And they made
him King!

And so it came to pass that employers, facing
spiraling costs and ever-higher taxes, raised their
prices and laid off workers; though they sold much
less of their products.

Others simply gave up and went out of business,
and the economy sank like unto a rock dropped
from a cliff. The banking industry was destroyed.
Manufacturing slowed to a crawl. And more of the
people were without a means of support.

So “The One” again blamed the prior administration,
extended unemployment benefits to a year, bailed
out his favorite banks, and then took over the banks
and auto industries.

“The One” said, “I am the “The One” – The Messiah –
and I’m here to save you! We shall just print more
money so the government will have enough! Surely
one trillion dollars will make everyone happy.”

And immediately the Fed complied and the money
presses roared.

And China reconsidered their one trillion dollars of
loans to the US , and threatened to call in their
debts.

Other foreign trading partners said unto “The
One,” “Wait a minute. Your dollar is not worth a
pile of camel dung! You will have to pay more…
for everything… as your dollar becomes worth
less.”

And the people said, “Wait a minute. That is
unfair!!”

And the world said, “Neither are these other idiotic
programs you have embraced.”

“Lo, you have become a Socialist state and a
second-rate power. What factories are not owned
by your government are owned by us. Now you
shall play by our rules!”

And “The One” said, “Americans are arrogant,
divisive, and derisive! We will listen.”

And the people cried out, “Alas, alas!! What have
we done?”

But yea verily, it was too late. The people eventually
set upon “The One” and spat upon him and stoned
him, and his name was dung. But the once mighty
nation was no more; and the once proud people
were without sustenance or shelter or hope. And
the Change that “The One” had given them was as
like unto a poison that had destroyed them from
within, and like a whirlwind that consumed all that
they had built.

And the people beat their chests in despair and cried
out in anguish, “Give us back our nation and our pride
and our hope!!”

But it was too late, and the once-glorious “Home of
the Brave and Land of the Free” was no more.

Obama and His First 100 Days Part 2 April 29, 2009

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I don’t have an encapsulation of his campaign promises but here is a good one that I found.

Hat tip to NRO:

100 Days, Almost as Many Expired Campaign Promises

Happy 100th Day in Office, President Obama!

To celebrate, I thought I would go through all of your promises and statements from the campaign that reached their expiration date during this historic period.

1. “As President I will recognize the Armenian Genocide.”

2. “I will make sure that we renegotiate [NAFTA].

3. Opposed a Colombian Free Trade Agreement because advocates ignore that “labor leaders have been targeted for assassination on a fairly consistent basis.”

4. “Now, what I’ve done throughout this campaign is to propose a net spending cut.”

5. “If we see money being misspent, we’re going to put a stop to it, and we will call it out and we will publicize it.

6. “Yesterday, Jim, the head of Caterpillar, said that if Congress passes our plan, this company will be able to rehire some of the folks who were just laid off.”

7. “I want to go line by line through every item in the Federal budget and eliminate programs that don’t work, and make sure that those that do work work better and cheaper.”

8. “[My plan] will not help speculators who took risky bets on a rising market and bought homes not to live in but to sell.”

9. “Instead of allowing lobbyists to slip big corporate tax breaks into bills during the dead of night, we will make sure every single tax break and earmark is available to every American online.”

10.We can no longer accept a process that doles out earmarks based on a member of Congress’s seniority, rather than the merit of the project.”

11. “If your family earns less than $250,000 a year, you will not see your taxes increased a single dime.  I repeat: not one single dime.”

12. “Barack Obama and Joe Biden believe the United States has to be frank with the Chinese about such failings and will press them to respect human rights.”

13. “We must take out Osama bin Laden and his lieutenants if we have them in our sights.”

14. “Lobbyists won’t work in my White House!

15. “The real gamble in this election is playing the same Washington game with the same Washington players and expecting a different result.”

16. “I’ll make oil companies like Exxon pay a tax on their windfall profits, and we’ll use the money to help families pay for their skyrocketing energy costs and other bills.”

17. Obama will not sign any non-emergency bill without giving the American public an opportunity to review and comment on the White House website for five days.”

If anyone can counter this post and provide me with some promise that has been kept and not utterly broken, I would welcome the good news.  Here are just a couple of broken examples:

Campaign promise # 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14  all broken already by:

700 billion has been infused in TARP money
400 billion FY 2009 (8000 earmarks)
700 billion in a stimulus/pork filled bill
3.2 Trillion FY 2010 Pending in the House
650 Billion in new government proposed health care take-over, (down payment only)
Energy and Education policies still on the table (estimated cost–800 billion to 1.5 trillion)

5.65 Trillion before education and energy policies are added.

Anybody recall something about reducing the deficit?  How about this:

obamadebt1

His proposed budget cut of $100 Million, here is a good graph illustrating this as well:

obamacuts

The little dot at the top represents the size of the budget cut (mostly if not all in the area of defense) in comparison to the spending “stimulus” plan.  Another broken promise and many more to come.