By Thom Paine – the Independent Realist
Thus is the manta now chanted by the likes of Barack Obama, John Kerry, David Axelrod, Howard “EEEEAaaaahhhhhh!” Dean, and others in that contingent of mindless denizens on Capitol Hill. One can almost see them wearing their colorful flowing robes whilst dancing in a circle chanting, “Not our fault, no, not our fault; not our fault, no, not our fault.” As comical as they are, however, it is to be expected from small children and others who naively live in a fantasy world of their own design, and not just ignore the truth of things, but are incapable of comprehending it as well.
This mantra, however, ignores a very simple fact, one that I am sure they hope no one will realize. In fact, I am sure they are counting on it. As pointed out by Doug Powers in his article, John Kerry and the ‘Tea Party Downgrade’, “For the first two years of Obama’s presidency, the Democrats, including one John Kerry who now wants everybody to believe he’s become a reborn frugalitarian, had full control of the Senate and House. At that point the Democrats could have done anything, including cutting back spending to sane levels (pause for laughter), but instead they went on a wild spending binge and presided over the largest expansion of government since World War II.” (Source) An important point to remember, especially in light of the recent S&P downgrade, as well as the impending election next year.
I would encourage you to read Mr. Powers’ excellent article, and by all means, watch the video at the end of his article. It is one of the best I have ever seen! I would say that each and every member of the house and the senate should be required to watch it as well, but then, most of them would just sit there with a befuddled and bewildered look on their faces wondering how it all applied to them. Sigh.
The fact of the matter is, however, that Obama will not be remembered as the first black president. He will be remembered as the president who refused to be transparent, he will be remembered as the president who alienated our allies, he will be remembered as the president who insisted upon negotiating with terrorists, and he will be remembered as the president who caused the country to sink into the worst recession in its history and who caused the country to lose its triple A credit rating.
My, what a legacy. I actually believe he has finally ousted Jimmy Carter, the “father of al Qaeda”, from his spot as the worst president in history.