Friday, March 6, 2009

Is this how the game is played?

Have we gotten ourselves emmeshed in the web of economic weather reporting that we have lost sight of the real agenda, courtesy of the Obama Administration? If you are feeling the economic melt-down and a bit confused by all the buzz, you are not alone!

Our current political conditions and mainly the stock market is trying to scream at us, "Stop, Wrong Way." Are you noticing the downward-trend? Anyone checking their 401k and financial portfolio is definitely paying close attention! That's a start. But we must go beyond the pocket book, portfolio, and IRA, if we are to get to the bottom line of the bottom line.

Noted columnist, Charles Krauthhammer, a political diagnostician, outlined our current economic woes. He recently wrote this article for Real Clear Politics: "Deception at the Core of Obama's Plans." Krauthammer goes beneath the surface of pork and political staging to give us a deeper perspective of the root cause. According to Krauthammer, the culprit is "Deception." Krauthammer states, "Few undertake the kind of brazen deception at the heart of Obama's radically transformative economic plan, a rhetorical sleight of hand so smoothly offered that few noticed."

In my opinion, Krauthammer is spot on by calling foul on deception and shedding light on the leading cause of our economic and political upheaval. The continual corruption and deception that is being packaged as the formula and atidote! Though this is inherent in politics, never have we witness this type of grand scale "smooth operator" operation in our life-time. For example, the slogan "hope and change" can open the door to just about anything under the sun! It sounds good, feels good, who does not want to believe in those ideals. But we forgot to read the small print...we forgot to ask: hope for what; and, what exactly are we changing?

Krauthammer continued to pound away at one of the core theme of the Obama deception, the redemption of the masses: Obama smoothly belts out, "Day of reckoning has now arrived. And because it is only by understanding how we arrived at this moment that we'll be able to lift ourselves out of this predicament."

The Redeemer of the masses offers this package as the healing ministry for his economic experiment: "...universal, heavily nationalized health care; a cap-and-trade tax on energy; and a major federalization of education with universal access to college as the goal." I have one word for this, En-Title-Ment!

Krauthammer response by saying, "this is pure fantasy ... as a cure for rapidly growing joblessness, a massive destruction of wealth, a deepening worldwide recession, this is perhaps the greatest non sequitur ever foisted upon the American people."

Seriously, Has Obama taken the Wacko Jacko route to Never Land with this fantasy trip? It's either that, or--he thinks we are really, well, not all there!

Krauthammer concludes with a final analysis of Obama-politics: "Clever politics, but intellectually dishonest to the core. Health, education and energy -- worthy and weighty as they may be -- are not the cause of our financial collapse. And they are not the cure. The fraudulent claim that they are both cause and cure is the rhetorical device by which an ambitious president intends to enact the most radical agenda of social transformation seen in our lifetime."

How long do we have to wait for the cure? I Hope it is not too long before we see Change in the right direction.

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