Looking at Obama’s “Change”


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Dr. Thomas Sowell, in “Dismantling America,” said in reference to President Obama, “That such an administration could be elected in the first place, headed by a man whose only qualifications to be president of the United States at a dangerous time in the history of the world were rhetoric, style and symbolism — and whose animus against the values and institutions of America had been demonstrated repeatedly over a period of decades beforehand — speaks volumes about the inadequacies of our educational system and the degeneration of our culture.” Obama is by no means unique; his characteristics are shared by other Americans, but what is unique is that no other time in our history would such a person been elected president. That says a lot about the degeneration of our culture, values, thinking abilities and acceptance of what’s no less than tyranny. As Sowell says, “Barack Obama is unlike any other President of the United States in having come from a background of decades of associations and alliances with people who resent this country and its people.” In 2008, Americans voted for Obama’s change. Let’s look at some of it.

Obama’s Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius threatened that there would be “zero tolerance” for “misinformation” in response to an insurance company executive who said that ObamaCare would create costs that force up health insurance premiums. That’s not only an attack on our constitutionally guaranteed free speech rights but an official threat against people who express views damaging to the administration.

Not to be outdone by his HHS secretary’s attack on free speech, Obama wants full disclosure of the names of people who were backers of campaign commercials critical of his administration, saying that there has been a “flood of deceptive attack ads sponsored by special interests, using front groups with misleading names.” Disclosure would leave administration critics open to government and mob retaliation.

Obama and his congressional and union allies have lectured us that socialized medicine is the cure for the nation’s ills, but I have a question.

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  • Jim

    Obama was supposed to nudge not kick laws down the countries throughts. One of his friends wrote a book about it.
    He should have taken care of first things first, The first thing was jobs. When Bush and Obama's advisors froze the financial system by bailing out wall street exclusivly .no money went to Main Street from the bail out. Thus business staggered along and people were thrown out on the street and are still there.
    Money is not wealth .It is lubrication that enables to be conducted. Business is running on a red oil light. All plans will not work. The customers have no money to buy so merchants can't sell. So there is no reason to hire.

    • davarino

      I think you mean "throats" instead of "throughts".

      Also there is plenty of money out there but people are not going back to work because they can get unemployment from now till dooms day. Make people go back to work and this will get business going again then more and better jobs will be created which people can move into which will further stimulate the economy.

  • davarino

    Thanks Walter. Again you offer cogent aruments to deal with the Leftist idiocy. Hopefully this will all be undone and hopefully the republicans will offer something much more intelligent. I would also offer, that if socialized medicine is so great why do many people from other countries come here for excellent care.

  • Toa

    The last 3 paragraphs- especially the next-to-last, of this great piece hit it squarely on the head. The powers-that-be bear a big amount of the blame for what's happening to us, but we, as spoiled, greedy, morally ill Americans, have been more than willing to let them take us down this dead-end road.