and can we just say 'wow' -- you leftists seem a bit out of sorts, generally speaking.
What I find amusing, given time and time again, the great Obama-san has said he doesn't care about the polls (championing his own goals often times in spite of what the polls say) -- how could he have spent so much time yesterday reciting just what the polls say. funny.
"there are polls right now that say its a bad idea right now to give the wealthy tax cuts...I need to do what's right for the American people...this isn't an abstract debate... this is real money for real people...I know the polls, and they are on our side on this...this is not a position where I have failed to convince the American people..."
insinuating polls never lie, and that he, oh honorable one, is fully aligned with the wisdom back behind the numbers.
This was his effort in day two of being in charge since day one, in making his feeble attempt to "convince" the American people to stand by him -- or was it? Maybe, it was more to corner and convince his own party to follow him. Trust me Trust me TRRRRRRRussssssssssssst me. smirking into the teleprompter.
Some might have called his day two in front of the press, making an extra effort to capitalize on his natural, super fly ability to persuade, a wee bit sthuperfhhpluous... "you try saying it after you had twelve stitches"...superfluous.
Yes, you got me, that was a different day, and a different audience -- but we hadn't mentioned this little blooper yet; and actually, I thought Obama-san was just so cute about the whole thing, I didn't want to ignore it -- it was a fleeting moment that reminded me of his old ways...charming, flashing that gorgeous smile, laughing at himself (if only a tiny bit) and making people fall all over themselves spellbound and adoringly. good stuff, but let's get back on point.
So there he was, at the podium again -- and if we thought he was frustrated on Monday, not sure what you would call yesterday. THAT was soooooooo, like, uncomfortable..
More unnerving, was the notion that he never had the backing of his people before making his every intention known, that being to cave to the GOP just in time for the holidays; how awkward is that? Or was it?
I didn't hear but two minutes of GB yesterday before having to leave, but what I did make note of was a certain curiosity -- what is it about this scenario that we don't know, don't see, and are not privy to, according to the underworld of the alleged compromise? And why oh why, did we have to arrest Julian Assange now, just when we need a guy like this the most?
I say "alleged compromise", as the actual legislation has yet to come to fruition; while as a matter of record, and by the chilling response the president has received, to date, that prospect has a long way to go -- if the reactions on the hill are any true sign.
His party, apparently, didn't see this coming (even after intimate meetings of the upper democratic echelon with the president, and in spite of a congressional 'holiday' party going on at the very time Obama-san made the announcement). hmmmm .....strange.....
Something sounds fishy...bring me the fruitcake as something is not quite right.
Now we could argue, this "compromise," which is yet to be signed, sealed and delivered to the American people, is yet another play toy from the universe in the making; while the tarot cards can say something different to everyone.
Obama-san is using it for his own liking, with eyes on the prize for 2012.
The GOP is using it for their own liking, with eyes on just getting to the first of the year, when all else shall be added unto thee.
While the democrats, stuck in lameduck, are using it as the itty bitty leverage they've got left -- in order to quite possibly pass legislation that doesn't have a snowballs chance in otherwise getting along, like DADT, or the Dream Act...but the truth is, when push comes to shove, they don't care if they have to fight for their right to party and speak freely; they dig this class warfare stuff, and will run with that all the way to the moon, around the milky way, and back (even if that program's been canceled).
But make no mistake, the president wins all the way around, the stars are shining upon his lucky little sweet a**.
The polls -- you know, the ones he never pays any mind to -- tell him to go ahead, blast the republicans for forcing him to cave on something he never wanted, and something he promised he would change if he were elected over and over and over again in the campaign.
He is ready for that fight later, in two years, when he can use this "compromise" to feed the frenzy of his re-election; in two years, by heeding the wishes of the right, he will reap huge rewards; if the economy snaps out of it, it will be to his favor; if the economy continues to lag, he can use it against the GOP; on the inside Obama-san is smiling all the way to the bank, that would be the First Republic of China, of course.
He sees his future, he is reading the tea leaves, and realizes one very important thing -- he doesn't really need the lameduck congress to have his back. As usual, he will do what he wants, what he thinks "is best for the American people" and come out smelling like a rose, or better yet, more like jasmine. But will this really be for the betterment of America, and Americans? Is his heart in the right place? Is this really about promoting the general welfare with respect to the finer principles of America's foundation, or is this just more a mistake in the making bearing false witness to the stars that bind?
But like everything else, a universal give and take is at play; and sometimes just doing the right thing in the moment is enough to carry you into a future all shiny and bright -- good karma can be made and distributed equally and fairly under the rule of law every time; though nothing is in stone, and even the stars could be all wrong, the very intention back behind an action can affect the outcome in extraordinary ways (having said that, only God truly knows).
What it takes, day in and day out, is the honest to goodness effort to truly do the right thing for the right reasons; with that, everybody wins, without fail. It is the golden rule and silky red thread that maintains all civility, that honors and rewards hard work and a job well done, and elevates society to levels of lasting peace, prosperity, and justice for all.
What the polls should say to everyone, is that the status quo of uncontrollable spending, wanton taxation, and an overzealous regulatory government is NOT what the people really, really want; nor is it something we can even afford!
And it took the wayward leftist leanings of this presidency to get us here. IF this president thinks for one minute that the polls are saying to stick it to the rich, as the ignorant ingrates that we are, just to satisfy the prevailing winds of a growing entitlement populace or the left-wing elitists who only want to control the world, then I would say, this president needs to look again.
Those who know anything, recognize this: those who make the corporate world -- those who do, create, invest, build, shoulder, elevate, the private industry in this country -- make US. yes, let's give a jolly shout out to GM and expressly to Jeep, for stealing their slogan, in part...
IF we the people can be honest for just a moment, the ways of the world and all that comes with it, carries a great responsibility; and it all comes from individuals -- and really good ones, at that; our jobs, our livelihoods, come from those who can; they come from the bounty of wealth and good fortune of generations of hard work, not taking anything for granted, being inherently grateful for it all -- that is if fortunate enough to be coming from the right place.
This "compromise" over taxation comes from dueling views -- and it is simply a fight that, ideologically, we will never transcend; the fair distribution of other people's money, the justification of giving the fruits of ones labor to another without warrant, is not an American argument easily supported, by precedence. This argument, this "compromise", actually defines what the making of this beautiful country was all about.
From Dr. Adrian Rogers, 1931:
"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy our of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government has not first taken from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of the nation...you cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."
From Abraham Lincoln:
"You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot help the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer. You cannot further the brotherhood of man by encouraging class hatred. You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich. You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than you earn. You cannot build character and courage by taking every man's initiative and independence. You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves."
You know what the polls are telling me?
Strike up the old bamboo, less talking, more doing is in order (weird, I believe that is Home Depot in my ear).
Make it a Good Day, G
Kool and the Gang, playing two days in a row on Dear America, click it, and get your back up off the wall, get down on it...whatcha gonna do...you gonna get down...LOVE LOVE LOVE these guys...