Sunday, May 2, 2010

Obama's Big Government Speech

President Barack Obama is no constitutional scholar

He has written no books or papers on the subject and has done no research. He lectured at a College in Chicago for a few years, and now he lectures all of us. Anyone who pays attention to this man's preachable moments will find herself dumber as a result.
President Barack Obama took aim Saturday at the angry rhetoric of those who denigrate government as "inherently bad" and said their off-base line of attack ignores the fact that in a democracy, "government is us."
WRONG! We are a Republic, not a mob-rules, everybody belongs to the state social democracy. The government is definitely not "us!" The government is a body established by the people via a constitution to manage certain public functions. The progressives have hijacked that simple concept and stretched it all out of shape. Progressive President Barack Obama is a product of their 100 year Long March.
Obama used his commencement speech at the University of Michigan to respond to foes who portray government as oppressive and tyrannical - and to warn that overheated language can signal extremists that "perhaps violence is ... justifiable."
The Road to Tyranny is Paved with Good Intentions
If extremists are out there who think that "perhaps violence is justifiable," then the government is justified in taking a "strong hand" to "protect the people," right? See where this leads?

Calling tea partiers dangerous and racist is the pretext to shutting them down, or at least placing them beyond the pale of civil society. That is the agenda, paint them all (half the country!) as fringe kooks.  Their crazy, dangerous ideas about some archaic document are just not worth listening to.
"But what troubles me is when I hear people say that all of government is inherently bad," said Obama...
Who the hell says that? Other than a flock of Hooteries in a house trailer? This is a classic straw man argument.

Freddie's Fat Fannie Crushed The Economy

The speech goes downhill from there as he uses public roads and our military to justify big government (why didn't he bring up health care?), while ignoring the bureaucratic blubber that clogs our nation's arteries.

He then rolls out that ridiculous liberal idea that "too little government" caused the financial meltdown, when Freddie's fat Fannie was plopped right down in the middle of it all. Just ask Democrats Barny Frank and Chris Dodd, who received hundreds of thousands from the big bankers...

Party of The State vs. Party of The People

Folks, big government is all they got. Everything they offer requires them to dip into our pockets so they can provide it.  Big Government is the clanking, crushing, belching machine the progressives have hijacked to ram their horrible, collectivist, anti-American ideology down our throats (or up some other orifice.) 

If big government is discredited (and it already is in the minds of many), the progressive movement, and the craven Democratic party, is through. They have no other means to reshape society in their own twisted image.

We have the founders, and their small government, personal responsibility agenda.  We have a vision, a vision of basic human liberties as espoused by the founders.  These freedoms cost nothing, and allow everyone to be free to succeed or fail on their own merits.  Government facilitates that by safeguarding our liberties and protecting our nation, and yes, smacking big corporations when they break the law. 

We Have the Advantage
Having the authors of the constitution on our side is a great advantage.  Here's another: The flaming red fact that we are broke. And the Big Progressive Machine grinds to a halt without money.  Freedom and liberty cost nothing, and America has proven time and again that a free people in a free market generate wealth and drive an economy that produces real jobs so people don't have to go begging to Big Daddy Government.

* - H/T to Political Melange, who has a great analysis of this speech
* - All quotes from: AP My Way - Obama Takes Aim


Anonymous said...

Two bombs that do not denonate are def. covering the Obama-Vera Baker affair. It's now too obvious. Can somebody write MSNBC, Fox, and CNN to beging covering the affair?

Silverfiddle said...

Anon: See two articles down...

WomanHonorThyself said...

what a lameduck pres..sick!

The Liberals Still Don't Get It said...

Found On Lefty Blogs.
Don't worry about the right staying silent. These lying jive turkeys have their story figured out now. They're trying to blame Obama and call the spill "Obama's Katrina."

Can't wait till Monday to hear what the right wing liars club of Limbaugh, Beck and the rest comeup with


I love it when the righties blame it on Obama and criticize him for being slow to react! They conveniently forget Katrina, Bush's 8 day absence, the warnings he had ignored from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers about the potential for just such a disaster. They forget that Bush didn't even go to Texas City or Alaska when they had oil spills. Instead he called for a relaxation of environmental restrictions
I have ABSOLUTELY NO Clue what these Idiot’s are Babbling about...
So...the big question we feel safer under Obama than we did with President Bush?

Silverfiddle said...

They fail to mention that a corrupt liberal state and local government killed its own people in New Orleans. Funny the selective memory of some people.

Thanks for the dispatch from Left Blogistan!

Most Rev. Gregori said...

"Just ask Democrats Barny Frank and Chris Dodd, who received hundreds of thousands from the big bankers..."

So did Barack Obama while he was in the Senate. As a matter of fact, next to Dodd, he was second in the amount of money that was racked in from AIG, Fannie and Freddie.

Everybody still want to blame Bush for the housing bubble burst, but they all refuse to remember that the Democrats controlled BOTH houses of Congress at the time and that it was ACORN (Barack's golden child) who lobbied Congress to push banks and mortgage companies to make unsecured loans for houses to those who had no way of repaying them, and this included illegals, despite Bush's warnings.

Silverfiddle is right about New Orleans. The feds couldn't not do anything until requested by the Governor of the state. Neither the State nor the City of New Orleans had any kind of half way decent emergency plans in place.

Then the mayor ordered the National Guard and his police to run around and illegally confiscate people's guns, and they still have not been returned.

So get over your Bush bashing and face the truth.

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