Thursday, January 28, 2010

A Triumph of Tone Deafness

It is to me a new and consolatory proof that wherever the people are well-informed they can be trusted with their own government; that whenever things get so far wrong as to attract their notice, they may be relied on to set them to rights."—Thomas Jefferson January 8, 1789.

There was a lot of talk about whether or not the President would move center right after Scott Brown was elected to the People's Seat in Massachusetts - I was on the side of those who thought that there would be no movement in the position of this administration and sadly, I learned last night that I was correct.

"And to those Americans whose support I have yet to earn - I may not have won your vote, but I hear your voices, I need your help, and I will be your President too. " - President Elect Obama November 4 2008

The answer to the question "can you hear us now?" was all too clear last night - no he didn't hear us either recently or when 55 million of us did not vote for him in 2008 - the elections in November 2009 and Scott Brown's victory last week are no more than "campaign fever" to the man who said he was our President too.

Never mind that it was the Independents who basically swept him into office (nationally and surely in Mass) and a majority of those same Massachusetts independents who raised their voices symbolically in last weeks vote to let him know that they were not behind the health care reform bill that's still on the table or his increasing the burden of debt on the head of every single American alive today to more than $30,000.

Never mind that nationally more than 50% of the people say the same thing. This President has shown the audacity of arrogance in that he still thinks that we're against it because he hasn't been out there enough; we just aren't smart enough to understand that its riddled with bribes and taxes on the middle class instead of true fixes to real issues we face; that we, as a nation and as individuals just can't afford this health care plan - that energy bill - a new jobs bill that goes into affect before that freeze on spending for 2011; and that we're gullible enough to keep believing that its the Republicans who keep on saying only "no" just because he and his pundits keep saying it over and over again.

He told his party "don't run for the hills" which was the same as if he had said to them "don't listen to your constituents - they just don't understand what is good for them....lay your head on the block if you're up for re-election - don't stand in the way of my legacy of "fundamentally transforming" this great nation ~ ".

We got the answer to our questions - in arrogance that he is right on every portion of his platform and in an ear deaf to the voices of more than half of his people - he will force through a health care bill that will burden the very middle class he claims he "hears" and he will force through an Energy Bill that will - in his own words - "skyrocket" electricity bills for that same middle class - he will continue to borrow from China while he explodes the debt this nation holds while at the same time he blasts the previous administration for that same sin.... we can only hope that the moderate democrats in congress will be as tone deaf to his call last night to lay their heads on block as he was to the voices of the people he took an oath to serve.....and if not, November is only 10 months away at least for a whole lot of those congressional members.

The "Next Time" theme in the State of the Union Speech.....

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