Are You There Mr. President?

March 3, 2009

“Are you listening Mr. President?”, CNBC anchor Rick Santellifrom the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange last month regarding the housing bailout to use tax money from responsible people to bail out the irresponsible.

“..I wish I could tell you that everything’s going to be OK, I wish I could hold your hand, but until the Obama administration starts listening, until they start paying attention to what you’re watching, to the stock market. Until they realize that their agenda is destroying the life savings of millions of Americans, then all I can give you is caution.” Jim Cramer, CNCBC ancho on his Mad Money show last night regarding the damage being done to the economy by the Obama Administration’s stubborness in sticking with a sweeping federal expansion program rather than the problem at hand.

“You never want a serious crisis to go to waste, and what I mean by that is an opportunity to do things that you didn’t think you could do before.” Rahm Emanuel, President Obama’s Chief of Staff to the Wall Street Journal last fall.

If there was ever any doubt as to the type of politician Obama was before the election, that doubt be no more. Agenda, agenda, agenda at all cost. Even if that cost means trillions of wealth wiped from savings and 401k accounts. Because in the “new” America, made over by Obama, there will be no need for such extra wealth for the government shall provide for all.

And the little sideshow Emanuel and the administration is playing out in the media touting Rush Limbaugh as the de-facto head of the Republican party is low even by Chicago standards. Skirt the real issue, create diversion, divide your enemy and while everyone’s distracted, pass whatever the hell legislation you want. Never mind you’re saddling generations with debt beyond imagine to pay for your little power grab.

Think I’m being too cynical? Think I’m not “giving him a chance”?

Read this snipit from By Drew Griffin and Kathleen Johnston of CNN’s AC 360° posted last May:

As a community organizer, he had helped register thousands of voters. But when it came time to run for office, he employed Chicago rules to invalidate the voting petition signatures of three of his challengers. The move denied each of them, including incumbent Alice Palmer, a longtime Chicago activist, a place on the ballot. It cleared the way for Obama to run unopposed on the Democratic ticket in a heavily Democrat district.
“That was Chicago politics,” said John Kass, a veteran Chicago Tribune columnist. “Knock out your opposition, challenge their petitions, destroy your enemy, right? It is how Barack Obama destroyed his enemies back in 1996 that conflicts with his message today. He may have gotten his start registering thousands of voters. But in that first race, he made sure voters had just one choice.”

As 401ks and savings plans across every household continue to shrink in value and this country sinks further and further into economic malaise, do not blame Bush he is of the past, do not blame Limbaugh he is not in power, do not blame anyone but those who have already expressed the need for a good crisis to push an agenda; Rahm Emanuel and Barrack Obama.

To read the full CNN story:
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