From the City Journal…
Patient, Heal Thyself
Treatments from our own cells could cure many diseases—if Washington will only allow it to happen.
Yes, well, remember the quote I posted the other day from Ace?
The true damage of regulation is not what we can see…it is what we will never have.
This would be an excellent case in point.
If a lack of jobs is the cause of violent extremism, then how did we ever make it by the FDR- extended depression?
Then, too, there is the issue of the already embarrassing record of job creation that this administration has shown us. Does anybody really figure that Obama and his minions have the ability to create jobs at all, much less enough to deal with this issue?
Is there anybody on the planet who doesn’t realize that this administration is lying to us?
Posted on Apr 06, 2010
This year marks the 7th Annual Executive’s Ride to promote tourism and Milwaukee County. Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker held a press conference on April 6th at House of Harley-Davidson, in Greenfield, Wisconsin, discussing his plans for this year’s ride. Although usually held in June, the 2010 Ride will take place May 15-20, in conjunction with May is Motorcycle Awareness Month. Walker will lead his group of dedicated riders, stopping in over 35 cities throughout Wisconsin, with additional stops in Illinois, Iowa and Minnesota.
Pictured above is then Milwaukee County Executive, now Wisconsin Governor, Scott Walker. I like the idea of a president who can ride and does a Harley-Davidson, rather a president who has to hauled like a hog.
And it came to pass that Mark Steyn asked the very same question I asked here on BitsBlog some time ago:
Yet one way to look at the current “leader of the free world” is this: If he were working for the other side, what exactly would he be doing differently?
On that basis, of course, the whole list of questions. But, in reality, they all tend to center around the question of just who it is Obama is working for, anyway? I suppose, as does Steyn apparently, that can be measured by the direction things have been going under Obama’s watch.
I opposed the creation of the Department of Homeland Security on the basic Thatcherite principle that if you create a government bureaucracy in order to deal with a problem you’ll never be rid of the problem. But I underestimated the creativity of our rulers: The DHS was set up because 19 Muslims flew planes into skyscrapers and killed thousands of people. Thirteen years later, the head of the DHS thinks his department’s priority should be to “give voice to the plight of Muslims” who have the misfortune to live in America.
But there is a purpose all these lies. Obvious lies. Steyn comes up with a source I should have thought of some time ago…
I have quoted before my old friend Theodore Dalrymple on the purposes of lies in totalitarian societies:
In my study of communist societies, I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, nor to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better. When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity. To assent to obvious lies is to co-operate with evil, and in some small way to become evil oneself. One’s standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control.
We are at war with a depraved enemy, but we cannot be allowed to assert our moral superiority even to head-choppers, rapists, slavers and immolators. Thus the priority of Barack (“Hey, how ’bout those Crusades?”) Obama has been to undermine our sense of probity, and make us not merely equivalent to but worse than our enemies. That was the purpose of this last week of Official Lies.
And thus we have our question answered. We know who Obama is working for.
Clue; It ain’t us.
Dim Won, b/k/a President Barack Obama, said during a recent dog and pony show, “Islam has been woven into the fabric of our country since its founding.” How so Barry? The Snark of the Day, from Kimberlee Kaye, Legal Insurrection:
That Obama’s version of history is meant to soften a brutally, violent history of an ideological adversary we are currently warring is merely the icing on the fib cake. Paul Hamilton summed up the issue of decorum perfectly, “I could see FDR trying to make this point about the Germans during WWII because Baron von Steuben was a hero of Valley Forge… but FDR wouldn’t have; because WWII was a war not a public relations effort.”
Muslims were woven into the fabric of our nation, if you mean capturing future Americans and selling them into slavery, and providing the both the need and enemy combatants for our early foreign wars. And let me not forget, the words Muslims inspired for the Marine Corps Hymn, “the shores of Tripoli.”
If you apply the Obama standard, such as it is, President Barack Obama is unpatriotic. Is it unpatriotic for a president to raise the national debt? As a candidate, Barrack Obama asserted that it was, video:
By the Obama standard, circa 2008, adding four billion dollars of debts was unpatriotic. As President, Obama has increased the national debt by over six billion dollars, source.
Sadly, I am sure I am a racist for using Obama’s words to judge him. Sobeit!
Dim Won, b/k/a Barack Obama, thinks we need to appease radical Muslims, from Fox News:
WASHINGTON – President Obama defended his administration’s approach to the terror threat at a White House summit Wednesday, standing by claims that groups like the Islamic State do not represent Islam — as well as assertions that job creation could help combat extremism.
Obama, addressing the Washington audience on the second day of the summit, said the international community needs to address “grievances” that terrorists exploit, including economic and political issues.
No Mr. President:
Hat tip photo, Michell Obama’s Mirror.
Mr. President, if some rag head, kidnapped your daughters to use as sex slaves, would you be content to merely extend their kidnappers a job offer? Well these women are somebody’s daughters, and they don’t want to extend job offers to the kidnappers either.
My friends, truer words were never spoken.
The true damage of regulation is not what we can see…it is what we will never have.
Go read the Ace of Spades, with a hat tip to Billy Beck.
You know, you’d think that after a while these morons would get the message.
There’s a reason we don’t have pipe lines. Those oil pipeline thingies can cause accidents, you know.
And just remember, all of this so that the ultra rich who support Obama get their way in what laughingly passes for a free market.
A tip of the BitsBlog ball cap for this one to Moe Lane
As I’ve been saying for several weeks now, the American public is beginning to recognize the damage being done by the Democrats, and specifically by Obama. There’s no doubt in my mind that for the next couple of cycles the Democrats are in serious trouble.
And the question at that point becomes two fold, can the damage be repaired by anybody at all, and do the GOP have the courage not to try to cure this with half measures?
These morons will never learn.
We find at the Young Conservatives site
State Department Spokesperson Marie Harf told Chris Matthews that ISIS can be stopped if we just create jobs for them. She is literally living in an alternate reality. Guess what happens if we stop trying to kill ISIS? They grow stronger and keep killing the infidels.
Quite correct. And let’s add two other points.
One, given the success rate of job creation from this administration, on what basis does she figure that they’re going to be able to create all these jobs? They can’t even take care of Americans much less all of Islam. And that’s what it’s going to come down to.
Secondly, and as has been pointed out elsewhere, the belief that all we need to do is provide them jobs, comes directly from the Progressive Mantra of Economic determism… The belief that giving people with free stuff… Say, health care, jobs, a cell phone, etc, will make people nice, stop them torturing and murdering others. The theory is of course, demonstrably false. Observe with me that everywhere Democrats run the show, with this belief, have over the last 60 years turned into the worst places in the country, and on the planet.
There is one way to deal with these animals, and one only. You kill them. Like the rabid dogs that they are. No hesitation, no exceptions.
You kill them.
Harf meanwhile, needs to go back to serving french fries at McDonalds. Although come to think of it I don’t know as I even trust her with that task.
I am no fan a Chrissy Matthews. However, is says a lot that Matthews knows more about fighting the war on terror than does Dim Won b/k/a Barack Obama and his entire State Department.
As for giving the Muslims money, the Europeans, as the French and the Danes, have already tried that. All it begets is Muslims violence.
Snark of the Day, from Franklin Graham, via CNS News:
“Can you imagine the outcry if 21 Muslims had been beheaded by Christians?”
Beheaded and then feed to pigs, the ones with four legs and not the two legged variety from Arkansas.
The ironic post of the day, from Fox News:
Government surveyors will announce on Monday that the official height of the Washington Monument on the capital’s National Mall has been revised downward by nearly ten inches.
The new measurement puts the obelisk’s height at 554 feet, 7 and 11/32 inches, as measured from the floor of the main entrance to the top. Since the monument’s completion in 1884, however, the official height has been recorded as 555 feet, 5 and 1/8 inches.
Some how, I think George would approve. Government surveys correct the height of the monument to the only President who was himself a surveyor. All things as they should be.
Is Bibi, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, calling a reverse diaspora? The ideas that Europe had somehow matured out her antisemitic past, and that Jewish people can live safely in state which allowed for unchecked immigration of Muslims with utter no desire to assimilate have been shown to false:
Jerusalem (AFP) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday urged European Jews to move to Israel after a Jewish man was killed in an attack outside Copenhagen’s main synagogue.
“Israel is your home. We are preparing and calling for the absorption of mass immigration from Europe,” Netanyahu said in a statement, repeating a similar call after attacks by jihadists in Paris last month when four Jews were among the dead.
Hat tip: Sundance, Conservative Treehouse.
- Can Europe afford an ever increasing number of Muslims on her welfare rolls, especially if she effectively exiles one her few productive, and taxpaying, people?
- Can Dim Won, President Barack Obama, achieve his wet dream of being the last American President to have the aggravation of having to deal with that pesty Jewish state?
- How long will liberal Jews continue to support the democratic party committed to the eradication of their spiritual homeland?