Why the 'O'-ministration will implode in weeks

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  1. Angus

    Angus Active Member

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    Why the 'O'-ministration will implode in weeks
    by Kevin McCullough

    Never has an administration who had more firepower at their disposal, been set to so totally fail in the next six to eight weeks. It is nearly a foregone conclusion. It is nearly unavoidable. And it defies all logic given the sizable majority the administration has in both houses of Congress.

    Since I was the first pundit to predict Obama's presidency (Dec 2006) it behooves me to tell you the course I believe the next few weeks will take and effectively halt the radical transformation that the left appeared unstoppable with only months ago.

    1. Health Care's long and painful death.

    Barring the existing possibility that the Democrats cram a reform bill down the throats of actively protesting Americans through an ultra-partisan process that would shut out conservatives and Republicans from even being allowed to contribute to the discussion, health care reform is dead. It actually died a good while back when the President decided to pivot and create a new issue that no one had been discussing--health insurance reform. The American people will want to know why we should spend $4 billion to cover everyone in America "efficiently," when we already do so with inefficiencies like people using the emergency room as their general practitioner for $2.5 billion. Deep thinkers on the issue want to know why the President hasn't entertained one item of tort reform--protecting his friends, the trial lawyers--yet is willing to claim that doctors are eager to lop off feet, tonsils, and foreskin just to make a buck.

    2. Cap & Trade will be the largest tax increase in American history.

    With the 2010 election cycle just around the corner, campaign ads are not far off from being drafted. With Cap & Trade still sitting in legislative limbo, with the President's own advisor--Warren Buffet--now opposing it openly on media, with the 9.12 project in the works in which the largest gathering of anti-tax Americans from the left, right, and middle will be coming to Washington DC on September 12, and with blue dogs getting absolutely hammered in their home districts supporting it, the chance of single-party ram through victory on the matter is not wise. Cap & Trade, if passed, will contribute to unemployment, Wall Street stop and starts, and ultimately reduced treasury revenues. It would serve as the single largest tax increase on the average American in all of American history. Even President Obama admitted as much, predicting that electric bill prices, in his words, would, "skyrocket." Those that have looked at the specifics tell us that the average utility bill in America will go from $167 to $307 per month, per family.

    3. Unemployment to remain high.

    Now several Washington organizations from left and right, and one of note consisting of both--the Congressional Budget Office, predicts that unemployment will not shrink from the predicted "Obama high" of 8%. Instead, nearly without fail, economists are predicting unemployment at or over 10% for up to the next 24 months. That is nearly 250% the increase in unemployment under Bush for nearly the duration of his two-term presidency. If people were working, higher taxes and possible new health care entitlements could be considered, but without them working it is political suicide for Democrats to even think of it.

    4. Obama's integrity tarnished in August.

    Not a great deal has been made of the whoppers that the President has been spewing while the Federal Government has been in recess, but it is worth noting that many more people than I had previously realized have notice the President "exaggerating" badly in his talks on health care. For instance confusing the actual $500 physicians get to amputate a foot as opposed to the $50,000 that he claimed they got. He has shown an utter disregard for the reputation of those he talks about, the "facts" he uses to make his argument, and is highly overly optimistic about the results of his policies. Long story short, at the beginning of the summer Americans mostly trusted him, his passion index was at +10, he heads into the fall at -14.

    5. A $3 trillion dollar budget.

    New spending for this and that sure added up. And that brings me to number 6.

    6. A coming middle class tax hike.

    They will hem and haw. There will be an official, and ever arrogant Robert Gibbs explanation from the White House Press room as to why they must to do this to be "good stewards" and to be a "responsible administration" that, "pays as it goes." But the truth is, in order to pay for everything they've promised and budgeted for, a tax is looming for small businesses and working families that President Obama promised would never come. And as an aside, he was going to break that promise all along. Because the minute the "Bush tax relief" runs out in 2010, middle class taxes would be going up in an "Obama administration." Hence fundamentally Obama's "not a single dime" pledge on the campaign trail was bollocks start to finish.

    Of course the President, the Democrats, the left, and Congressional leadership could surprise me. They could show up in September and endorse the Coburn health care bill in the U.S. Senate and swipe the credit for it. They could show up next week and fight with all their might to not allow the tax rates to skyrocket in 2010. They could decide to scrap Cap & Trade and re-think the use of public money for true job-based economic stimulation.

    But I'm not holding my breath, and I'd advise you against it as well.

    They've awakened the American worker, the American small-business owner, and the American voter.

    All three of which are now wondering aloud, "What on earth have we done?"

  2. Jarv

    Jarv Loud pipes saves lives.

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    Interesting read, thanks !
  3. sbark

    sbark Well-Known Member

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    they will just keep coming.........they are too close, dont need GOP votes, have never been in this position to pass 2 crown jewels of Liberalism......
  4. MetalHead

    MetalHead Benched

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    I remember the night of November 4th 2008.
    Vividly...I asked myself,what have we done to America?
    Turning a blind eye to the abundance of red flags on Obama.
    Turning a blind eye on William Ayers,reverend wright...while trying to pin down John McCain for his ghost affiliation with Gordon Liddy.
    America went dumb on election day 2008.
    America bought on the bumper stickers and the long legged Mac Daddy...an empty suit who never in his life ran a payroll,ran a business nor ran a hot dog cart.
    America fell for the BS.

    We brought shame to those who through blood and pain gave us freedom.
    We have to redeem ourselves,so our future generations will not look down on us.
    This tide is turning...The sleeping giant has woken up.
    America is dumb no more...America is angry.
  5. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    But the ones who haven't noticed are college-aged kids...like me. They still don't realize that he is screwing everything up and unfortunately they are probably all going to vote for him next time around too. There are millions of votes that are going to go to him b/c young adults don't know anything.

    I hated Nov. 4th too. It was a disgrace.
  6. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    [FONT='Times New Roman','serif']So I don't usually make real long posts...but the Nov. 4th comment got me thinking. This is a little essay I wrote for a class last fall. I didn't actually finish it and it's rough...but I always wanted to share it. Apologies for the length...[/FONT]
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    [FONT='Times New Roman','serif']Nov. 4, 2009[/FONT]
    [FONT='Times New Roman','serif'] [/FONT][FONT='Times New Roman','serif']For months leading up to the previous election, college students, particularly at a small, very liberal school such as Ithaca, were bombarded with facts, figures, and opinions about why you should vote. More specifically, why you should vote for Barack Obama and why George Bush is the worst thing to happen to America since Pearl Harbor. Around every corner, on every door, window, and bulletin, on several cars, and on my own refrigerator, were pictures of Obama and “Yes We Cans.” And I couldn’t help but scowl at the nuisance that it was and ask, “Yes we can what?”[/FONT]
    [FONT='Times New Roman','serif'] An educated voter at any age, particularly aged 18-25 or so, should be commended for doing the responsible thing, and even those who make an honest effort to do the right thing, and try to vote based on the facts and what they believe is right, should be given an “’atta boy.” But unfortunately, that is not the case with many, many individuals who jumped on the Obama bandwagon. And it’s not just the voters that are the cause of my frustration, because it is understandable to see that there must be something good about a candidate if everybody is supporting him, but those individuals who shove their ideals and the fact that they are voting for Obama and the idea that I have to also down my throat. These individuals should be scorned for trying to press their beliefs onto others without even knowing what exactly it is that they believe in. [/FONT]
    [FONT='Times New Roman','serif'] “Change we can believe in.” It was everywhere in the weeks and months before the election, and hundreds of students put it in Facebook profiles or on America Instant Messenger away messages. But quite frankly, so many of them didn’t know what exactly it was that they were believing in that I almost wanted to vote for McCain just so they could shut up. Force-feeding illogical and unsupported beliefs is the absolute wrong way to inspire people to vote, one way or the other. Instead, it makes voting a popular trend, devoid of meaning for many, and has pushed Barack Obama outside of the political sphere and into the world of pop-culture.[/FONT]
    [FONT='Times New Roman','serif'] Unfortunately, the results of our generation’s actions have made the election comparable to St. Patrick’s Day. They both occurred on a Tuesday, they both gave us a reason to party. It’s a shame. I think that the more prevalent conversations on the day of the election were not political, instead, they were about where the party was going to be, and who was going to drink or not. [/FONT]
    [FONT='Times New Roman','serif'] Two of three text messages that I received during the hours that I was on campus during that Tuesday read as follows: “You drinkin’ tonite fella?” and “You gonna drink tonight?” When I ran into a friend of mine in the library, and didn’t have much to say, I heard it again. “So are you going to go out and drink tonight?” I couldn’t do nothing but shake my head and say “No, it’s a Tuesday.” Now I’ve partied on Tuesdays before, we all have, but just to party and have a good time. St. Patrick’s Day, a birthday party, a big game, are all acceptable reasons to party, an election is not.[/FONT]
    [FONT='Times New Roman','serif'] Voting, making important decisions, and impacting the world are all about more than an away message on your computer just so that people know you voted. At one point during that Tuesday, 18 of my buddies had away messages about that night (no lie). They ranged from the meaningful, to the calls to arms, to supporting their party, to wherever the party was. My not-so-favorite one read:[/FONT]
    [FONT='Times New Roman','serif']“Obama Biden 2008…VOTE[/FONT]​
    [FONT='Times New Roman','serif']gettin ready for NYC then election **** show with class”[/FONT]​
    [FONT='Times New Roman','serif'] Really? Does changing the face of our country require a “**** show?” We have managed to turn the right to vote into the trendiest party east of Hollywood. Celebrate something requiring a party, not the fact that about half the country is going to be upset one way or the other, not the fact that the world might get better, and certainly not the fact that we got our lazy ***** to the polls to fulfill our civic duty.[/FONT]
    [FONT='Times New Roman','serif'] [/FONT]
    [FONT='Times New Roman','serif'] Everyone from the media talking heads to professors to members of the PTA say that young people need to vote, get out there and have their voices heard. I say that’s a bunch of crap. Honestly, my generation is not ready for the responsibility of deciding the fate of the free world. Our educated youth are not ready to give up partying and actually make a difference. And we are certainly not ready to learn facts and figures from somewhere other than Comedy Central, simply because it’s boring. Let’s face it, before we even try to make change, we need to take a look at ourselves and decide if that’s really what’s best for the world, or if we ourselves need to change. I believe in the latter, and it starts with growing up.[/FONT]
  7. DIAF

    DIAF DivaLover159

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    Do you write these yourself or is there some site you copy and paste these off of? The few posts of yours that aren't insults on this board seem to be these sorts of things. Been wondering this for a while now.

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