They’re using another smokescreen. Every American president deserves a vacation and for some, the timing couldn't be worse while for others the timing is superb. There's so much going on in our country right now so let's start with a theory of mine. I don’t know if you trust this administration or if you think they’re deceptive, but if they’re talking about what’s in their right hand, take a good look at what the left hand is doing. The biggest challenge to Barack Obama is the heated debate going on about Healthcare, and it’s causing his popularity to plummet. According to polls, most Americans acknowledge a need for improving the current system but do not want the proposed monstrosity that Congress is pushing. The media have fawned over this president to the point that they're ganging up and insulting average American citizens for showing up and speaking up at town meetings on Healthcare. The reason Obama and his administration are so shocked and defensive toward those who disagree with his policies is because according to the media, there hasn't been much opposition to this president and they now may be realizing they've done him a disservice. But they're too invested in Obama's success and it's too late in the game for them to change their tune now. They'd be hypocrites if they did...wouldn't they? We’ll watch and see.
So what's been the strategy of the Democratic Congress and this undaunted administration? Put down the dissenters and put out the message that they're just a small percentage of people, mostly sent out by right-wing activist groups and they certainly don't represent the heart of America. Do you think Americans are buying it? Here’s the smokescreen. The day President Obama left for vacation, two major red-hot news stories broke. The new Congressional Budget Office, (CBO) numbers for the forecasted 10-year national deficit came out, and the administration was way off on their original estimates...by just two TRILLION dollars! This is not a pretty picture considering our current economy plus the massive spending by Congress already this year. Imagine if the Bush administration had...oh, never mind. Peter Orszag, the president’s budget director, says the nation inherited a dire situation. Hmm, let’s see if the blame Bush excuse holds water. This January, the national Public Debt was $6.3 trillion. As of this August, it’s now $11.7 trillion. So the rest of the story is that the Obama administration is making it much worse! God help us. Really!
This isn’t the first time they’ve been confused by the numbers. Before Obama campaigned to pass the stimulus package in January, he warned us that if Congress did NOT pass it, unemployment could reach 8%. Here we are now, AFTER the so-called stimulus was passed and the latest projections for unemployment will be 10%. (And liberals were questioning Sarah Palin’s competence?) Well as they say, image is everything and since the Pres is on vacation, this all reflects more poorly on the administration and Congress than Obama because he's not even home! But the buck eventually has to stop with him. The second major story is that a few Chicago thugs in the Whitehouse led by Attorney General Eric Holder, are reopening the investigation into the interrogation of terrorists following the 9-11 attacks on America. Today’s IBD headline read, “The Justice Dept.'s War On Heroes”. Appointing a prosecutor to harass CIA interrogators exposes this administration's priorities: The global war on terror takes a back seat to terrorizing some of America's most selfless warriors.” Don’t fall for the hand fake! The questions have already been answered and proven, the interrogation techniques used by the CIA saved countless lives by protecting America and preventing further attacks. How often do you hear anyone give Bush credit for keeping America safe for the remainder of his term?
Some say the investigation is political, to distract from both the major Healthcare reform disapproval and also how terribly the administration miscalculated the deficit numbers. I’m calling this a double smokescreen, another clever strategy to protect an unfazed president from getting his hands dirty. With Obama out of town, Congress and his appointees can take the heat. The point is to make sure you're paying attention to what's going on behind the curtain, because this administration with the help of the media, is trying to kill Toto before he reveals the great and powerful Oz. With due respect as I write this, there's a new story, Senator Kennedy died of Cancer. I'm interested to see how this plays out in the media. With his approval rating continuing the decline, the President will return from vacation hopefully rested, and the so-called opposition to his massive overhaul will continue to grow. Do you think we're being told everything that's in the Healthcare bill in detail when most of Congress and even Obama probably skimmed through the whole thing? Why does he need to sell it to the public and why is he still going around campaigning? Why do you think the greatest, most charismatic communicator (to some), and orator of our time cannot clearly explain exactly how the bill will work? Maybe he's too busy playing defense because of all people, he should be able to tell Americans exactly how it's going to all work.
The numbers don't lie. Over 80% of Americans say they're happy with their current Healthcare. Yes, others are uninsured but is it the taxpayers responsibility to pay for and cover the millions of illegal aliens, the homeless, those who refuse to get insurance, and the twenty-something’s who don't want it because they don't think they need it? No. Pay attention to how the news is being reported and also to the stories the press is ignoring. This administration is always scheming and planning to further their agenda, regardless of what Americans want. Our country will never be the same if the current bill passes, there’s too much government in it. Did you know that Washington D.C. has the best employment rate in the country? There has already been a silent coup and it appears many of us missed it. Abortion funding, socialists appointed to the administration, czar after czar with more government jobs created, gay marriage advocates, a liberal judge already confirmed, massive spending with little accountability, and now the organizing attack dogs are being sent to silence regular folks. No one knows exactly how it happened but that it was and is gradual, just like the frog in a kettle of warm water. A friend commented on a past blog of mine and I'll leave you with her words. "The 48% that did not vote for this president MUST become active, MUST pray, MUST vote and work as directed by the Holy Spirit in non-violent ways to stop this tsunami of evil choices and decisions that are overwhelming our nation."