By: Barry Secrest
This week we have had the distinct displeasure of hearing the President coming out and attacking yet another US Industry–this one being –those dastardly “Vampirish” Health Insurance Carriers (no surprise there). Why? He claimed that they “used smoke and mirrors” in that they have the unmitigated gall to actually defend themselves from the repeated attacks of our Government, and in actuality, who can blame them? However, attacking insurance companies was just the beginning. (I wonder if smoke and mirrors were commonly used before teleprompters with regard to the President’s expert use of both?)
Mao Say Who?
The President’s staff came out in a full phalanx attack against the only one true remaining member of the Fourth Estate–Fox News–for “reporting the news with a certain perspective.” That perspective being one that differs from the President’s, which is apparently unacceptable, one might suppose. It is indeed unfortunate that the President and his staff fail to place such diligent efforts on the war in Afghanistan or the malaise in the economy. Also in the news, we have Presidential Staffer, Anita Dunn, announcing in a graduation ceremony that Mao Tse Tung was one of her favorite political philosophers. In addition, we have Ron Bloom, who is the “Manufacturing Czar,” indicating that he agreed with Mao that “political power comes largely from the barrel of a gun.” The former Premier of China being a mass murderer of more than anywhere from 34 million to 71 million people whom dissented with him. Here at Conservative Refocus, We truly hope that this is not the future desire and imperative of these particular staffers; I can only speak for myself in particular.
The fact that the Prez has elected to surround himself with questionable ideologues from the extreme left should apparently give us no pause, though we have evidence of relationships that stream back beyond 20 years, which, in fact, seem to represent the principles of Marxist Russia rather than the US. The mainstream media, that being nearly any outlet other than Fox News, chose not to vet these individuals within the President’s past–this despite their job, as members of the Fourth Estate, to report objectively any matter which weighs in on a certain newsworthy political event no matter what that event might be. We are then summarily tasked (by our feckless leaders) as discerning members of society, to blink and wave off the obvious disparity between our sentiments and those of radical left wingers.
I Will Fight For the President’s Rights..But Will He Mine?
Please, don’t get me wrong. This is, in truth, America, and I will fight for the President’s right to have an extreme viewpoint despite the fact that it flies in the face of my beliefs. But the problem I see here is simply that neither the Press nor the President could, in actuality, be truthful about the views that Obama held in abeyance until such time as his position had been fully realized. The President’s stance on any Capitalist tradition has been one of disdain at best. He has played to the Unions and his members of Chicago’s Politico favorably; however, I have yet to see or hear him come out in praise and defense of the Constitution or any other mainstream AMERICAN tradition or set of beliefs–beyond the Trade Unions.
With the President’s repeated attack on virtually every major US industry– but now the Press itself, also– we must note a most disturbing trend unprecedented in Presidential history taking place. This is, indeed, the most unpresidential President we have ever had.
The unassailable fact is that the President took an oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States when he accepted his office. The Constitution’s First Amendment states unambiguously that the Press shall have unencumbered freedom to report as it sees fit. By attacking Fox News, the President has now imperiled the First Ammendment that he swore to uphold. The other members of the “sycophantic Axis Press” continue to carry the Administration’s water, no doubt in a cloud of cowardice which must be nothing more nor less than “fear” at upsetting the “Messianic Magi,” in addition to their obvious approval of him with regard to their lack of true vetting during the campaign–which is the principle job of the Fourth Estate.
Ok…Cowards or Racists …Please Make up Your Minds
Actually the fact is that due to the artful architecture built within our system–the Prez has no more nor less rights than me or you or even perhaps the beloved Illegal Aliens that the Democrats seem to coddle at every opportunity–despite their being ILLEGAL. Now, some might see that last remark as an attack on Hispanics when in fact it is a simple statement of truth with regard to the law of the land. If a disproportionate sector of the populace finds a particular statement to be injurious to their current position then shall those of us who make the observations be harangued for enabling their culpability? Or is it the old “Kill the Messenger” fall-back position?
We also have race being brought to the forefront of the news due to Rush Limbaugh’s ejection from his bid to be an owner in the NFL. Attorney General Eric Holder, back in early 2009 described Americans as being “cowards” when it comes to discussing issues of race. However, when any White person attempts to address race in an honest way within the media, he is both assailed and reviled and then automatically referred to as a racist.
Now, that being not enough, we also have Juan Williams, a Black Democrat who is a Contributor with Fox News, and who I greatly respect despite political differences, as being told to “go back to the porch” by Black Radio Jock, Warren Ballentine, who disagreed with Williams as it concerns the racists label being applied to Limbaugh. Williams was defending a particular position of Limbaugh’s. I actually felt bad for Williams due to the fact that–as a Black Commentator–if he is forced to take a view with respect to his conscience that most other Blacks might find disagreeable to their own “cultural view,” then he is denigrated and despised for thinking outside of –what is admittedly–the self-damaging maelstrom of current Black culture.
Hormonal Racist Paperclips
The simple fact is that by the current party’s Demagogic and tireless use of the words racist and racism as being applied to anyone whom disagrees with the President (on the basis that he is Black) are, in essence, diluting the impact of the word to the point of inanity. The word will soon take on the gravity of a paperclip in its constant misusage as a tool by the extreme left to discredit those whom disagree within the political process. Indeed, we are not surprised. It has been our experience in viewing the typical political stance of most Liberals as being simplistic and easily defeated by common sense without even a semblance of knowledgeable political “back support.” Common sense is, however, not enough when dealing with the haphazard emotional histrionics of most Liberals when defeated by their own faulty logic.
We have seen what happens when an industry embraces the current government’s direction of attack. When Bank Of America, one of the most recent beneficiaries of the Government’s unending gratitude, was strong-armed (during the financial melt-down) to complete its purchase of an ailing Merrill Lynch, the government then–after the fact–burned the bank at the stake for contractually living up to Merrill Lynch’s Employee Bonus Programs in a classic damned-if-you do-damned-if -you-don’t scenario. The simple fact is, the bank had no choice–but that’s beside the point–I suppose. Contracts be damned! Merrill’s employees did not deserve the bonuses according to the government, so that’s it. One has to wonder if the outcome would have been different had the previous administration been in charge (still). As a result of all this, the Chairman of the Bank, Ken Lewis, recently resigned and then had his yearly pay unceremoniously cancelled–adding insult to injury, no doubt.
Of Clowns And Donkeys And Bears…Oh My!
The government has, in addition, cancelled a large portion of dealerships for both Chrysler and GM on the basis that there were too many dealerships. Um… excuse us, but getting supply to customers is, easily, one of the basic foundations of marketing and product delivery. The administration, in an apparent miasma of Capitalist confusion, was under the indistinct misimpression that too many dealerships would drive down the price of cars? Hate to break it to you clowns, but we also have foreign dealerships as plentiful as fire ant hills in and about most areas of the US, so guess what Brainiacs ?
This is our new government in full “Capitalist Kicking” mode. The signal that this sends to US Industry and Business promises to keep the Stock Market in a semblance of shock for some time to come–ergo–the recent disposition of virtually every economic indicator and analyst that we are living in a Bear Economy (or should that be bare?) for some time to come.
When next you open your 401-K statement or your Social Security check or even your unemployment check, why not then contact your local Congressperson and Senator, and ask them what it is that they are doing to help you? The highly touted stimulus IS NOT WORKING. The stimulus needs to be repealed and a true second stimulus in the form of temporary tax relaxations across the board–including a temporary cessation of FICA– will easily catch this economy on fire and into surge mode. Will they do it? doubtful (yet again). The Liberals are nothing if not predictable and require the mountains of pork for their pet projects–the populace be damned.
The largesse of Corporate America and Small Business and Individuals is what supplies jobs and government funds as a result of fair taxation. It is certainly not the treasury of the government. Now, if we can just get Obama and the Democrats in the legislature to understand this before it’s too late….but would it, in truth, matter to them?
“Experience has shown that even under the best forms of Government, those entrusted with power have over time and by slow operations, perverted it into Tyranny”