Or....the impractical idealist revealed. Or the story of blindly partisan advocates and adherence to a particular damning contemporary socialist ideology.
Headline....."Obama budget projected at $9.3 trillion in next 10 years"
I have sat back and observed for eight years the vitriolic angst of all who opposed the election of George W. Bush as president of this country. The first four years it was an endless stream of accusatory vulgarities seasoned liberally (pun intended) with wild eye accusations of a stolen election, and attempting to utilize fairness as if it were a realistic quantitative.
The US Constitution and the electoral college be damned! These were but mere archaic subterfuge and impediments to what was wrongfully wrestled away from the gleaming realities of liberalism! And as any fool knows, liberalism is the only truth and enlightened path to light our way through an unenlightened and unfair world.
Then again four years later, the wailing and gnashing of teeth could have been heard in the stillness of the Sea of Tranquility on the moon! These people simply didn't get it! And they didn't want to get it. They had lost again! There were no reasons justified or otherwise, for such a travesty of reason or for them to be denied once again that which was rightfully theirs! Meanwhile, they could easily envision a myriad of millions of reasons why those who did not share their unique political visions, should be denied any and all opportunities to express their political desires forever ad infinitum!.
And the recurring theme that seemed to settle in with these partisan angst filled liberal socialist democrats? Their money that was being spent! (not your money mind you, but "their money?) Their money that was being wasted on the war on terror! (which they had no desire to participate in) Which combined to produce the lack of fruitful pursuit of their own social agendas and the abject denial of billions of dollars of what they affectionately referred to as treasure! (their treasure not yours by the way).
That's right friends and neighbors. That is how they look at it. It's not your money, or your taxes, or your shared right of expectation of benefit or reward. It is simply put "treasure." And how all that treasure was being spent (wasted). And how President George W. Bush was racking up unprecedented deficits that would shackle our children to unbelievable amounts of debt for decades to come.
Now....fast forward to the present. Here we sit with our newly minted socialist president extraordinaire. And his presently congressionally supported budgets, combined with his congressionally supported stimulus packages? Each of which are guaranteeing us trillion dollar deficits for the next ten years. More than four times the amount of deficits that George Bush gave us during his best efforts to defend this nation from terrorism over the past eight years.
And just to think? Barack Obama is accomplishing all of this with no plans for expanded our military or any consideration for fighting future wars! Unless of course, you want to consider the full scale war that he has launched against American prosperity and democratic capitalism. The man is literally spending our money like a drunken sailor on a binge and assigning partisan cronies to cabinet positions as if there is no reasonable scrutiny or expectation of recompense to be paid for such frivolous actions.
"Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery."
-- Winston Churchill
No one has ever said it better IMO. And no one other than our present messianic socialist president has ever demonstrated it better in contemporary American history.
As each day passes, we stumble ever closer to the great abyss of abject economic collapse and we risk losing all that our forefathers promised their posterity and ours. We are reacting to the political lunacy and fiscal heresy of our present leadership, like drunken prom dates looking for the next glass of punch.
Time is short my friends and we are already so far down the pike that we may be irretrievably beyond the point of no return. But the question rightfully needs to be asked.....are we just going to sit by idly like lams to the slaughter? Or are we going to simply go out in a blaze of glory? By throwing our foot to the gas pedal and careening wildly on our last big binge before utter collapse and destruction?
Or are we as a people going to take a serious look at that tattered and faded document that has held so much promise and foresight and recognize that we are under siege and we need to react in the same fashion as out founding fathers would have inspired and challenged us to two centuries ago.
I say that it is time to take these bastards to task and demand that they fulfill and provide the leadership and service that they promised. Either that? Or we all need to grab a fiddle and join in to a hearty chorus of "Fire on the Mountain Run John Run!"