When Barack Obama made his since-gone-viral “you didn’t build that” speech (Twitter #YDBT) he turned over a very telling card in a socialist hand that he’s been building since his 2008 campaign. Now that DC Hold’em 2012 is in full play, the cards are taking shape for everyone to see.
As you might recall during the 2008 campaign, Obama told Ohio resident “Joe the Plumber” that we needed to “spread the wealth.” There were plenty of savvy political players who believed that he had just tipped his hand, yet the suckers remained at the table and checked their bets. Then days before the election Obama raised the stakes and said that he intended to “fundamentally transform America.” The chumps stayed in the game, and Obama took the White House.
Now that Barack “Hawaiian Slim” Obama continues turning over his cards, one might wonder why there are still dupes at the table ripe for fleecing. The answer comes in three words: Government funded entitlements. Obama is no doubt pleased with the progress he’s made in the fundamental transformation he’s sought: a new class of Americans who are not only beholden to the State, they’ve embraced their servitude. Obama said it himself. “It’s working.”
Back in the old days, slaves didn’t like being slaves. They aspired to liberty—even willing to risk their lives for a chance at freedom. But the 20th century gave us the insidious promises of socialism, a flawed system that continues to attract the slow learners on the Left. Barak Obama is betting that he can still keep enough pidgeons in the game who’ll buy into his shady hand.
Not one to hedge his bets, Obama sweetened the pot with his latest declaration of “a new vision of an America in which prosperity is shared.” Can there be any doubt where he wants to take this country? A statist collective that would even impress Europe. Really, the only question that remains in this drawn out round of political poker is if voters in November will call his bluff.
Every now and then you’ll find a leftist who’s bold enough to criticize the US Constitution as an inherently flawed document. It’s good when they do that, because each time it demonstrates the Left’s ignorance and misunderstandings of the purpose and point of why the American founders signed it in the first place.
You’ll find a recent example published in the New York Times. The title alone will tell you much: Our Imbecilic Constitution written by some law professor (again, there’s a tell). It’s just another example of what American citizens are up against when dealing with progressive politics. Don’t think for a minute that there aren’t plenty of liberals out there who would radically change the Constitution if they thought they could get away with it.
For so many liberals in Congress, the Constitution is an inconvenience, and impediment, a stubborn fly in the ointment to their destructive agendas. It gets in the way of what they’d like to do if they could. I find it a bit mind boggling that they don’t recognize that’s exactly why the Constitution was written and ratified: to prevent overreaching politicians from getting their meddling little hands into everyone else’s business.
It was Thomas Paine that correctly described government as “a necessary evil.” For most liberals, I suspect that the US Constitution is at best, a necessary evil–one they will tolerate if they must, but one they will ruin if they can.
According to this story, the OWS movement is running out of gas. It shouldn’t be surprising that a group that has in effect declared war against private American citizens, should be subject to such a short life span. Truth be known, the OWS movement has been under MSM life support since day one. It’s about time reality set in.