Dear America,my starting point...
"My starting point is not to worry about the politics; my starting point is to focus on what makes sense, what works; what should we be doing to make sure that our children are safe and that we're reducing the incidents of gun violence. And I think we can do that in a sensible way that comports with the Second Amendment."
This, my friends, was Monday; of course, you should have recognized it's origination if you actually did what I asked you to do, which was to read the full transcript on the day (Jan. 14, 2013). It was simply a stunning display of a world power elitist in his element.
So, like I said -- this "starting point" was Monday, and then we had Wednesday; Wednesday we watched a day in the life of an American president introduce 23 Executive Orders to satisfy the Left's salacious appetite to set up and secure the jurisdiction for long term, Constitutionally jeopardizing, change. Just all in a day's work when fundamentally transforming these United States...
Oh, and for dinner and a movie -- possibly Scary Movie #7 -- how about that press conference with the kids in the backdrop?
What's creepy is this list of the twenty three Executive Orders.
So the family doctor is going to begin asking us if we have a gun in the home -- and then, I guess, run back to tattle tale on us to the president, or better yet, to the latest ATF Director, should the nomination be accepted?
And considering many of the things on this list, at first blush, seem to fall into a category of rather innocuous; other things seem to fit into a category of something I like to call "DUH". Like for instance, number one:
"Issue a Presidential Memorandum to require federal agencies to make relevant data available to the federal background check system."
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/01/16/list-executive-actions-obama-plans-to-take-as-part-anti-gun-violence-plan/#ixzz2IFrXlDx2
I mean, seriously, did this require an Executive Order?
And, are we really in a place where we need "incentives" for states to share data with one another on vital background check information?
Or Number 5: "Propose rulemaking to give law enforcement the ability to run a full background check on an individual before returning a seized gun." Um, duh.
Or, Number 11: "Nominate an ATF Director." Um, don't you mean nominate, get approval through Congress, and swear them into their official duties, like, yesterday? You know, especially since no one has been fully responsible for that position since, like, 2006?
And here's a good one, Number 14:
"Issue a Presidential Memorandum directing the Centers for Disease Control to research the causes and prevention of gun violence."
Okay. Let's not dwell on the ridiculous. Let's go back to the "starting point."
"My starting point is not to worry about the politics."
Oh he's good. This is when he is at his best, right? Playing politics, talking politics, when he swears he doesn't want to have anything to do with politics. It is rich, isn't it?
hmmmmm I think somebody should be examining their own conscience, just sayin'.
"And then members of Congress I think are going to have to have a debate and examine their own conscience --- because if, in fact, and I believe this is true -- everybody across party lines was as deeply moved and saddened as I was by what happened in Newtown, then we're going to have to vote based on what we think is best. We're going to have to come up with answers that set politics aside. And that's what I expect Congress to do." Obama, immediately following 'the starting point'
Of course, the meat of the president's anti-gun violence agenda will be presented later in the week, including orders for an assault weapons ban in Congress.
But there he is, presenting this list of twenty three "Executive Orders" to save the children -- surrounded by children. As flashbacks of the ghosts of propaganda past stream violently and hauntingly through the windows of my mind. At least he's predictable.
I happened to have been in the car yesterday, listening to the Glenn Beck program, when the great GB, and sidekicks, started this entire segment kicking around how ludicrous it is to form public policy under the direction of seven year olds. It was hilarious, actually -- their usual sarcasm was on fire...But I digress -- of course our children are going to find themselves scared at the news of Sandy Hook! Duh. Of course they are going to want the president to do something about it -- with or without Congress. [double dog dare you...]
We're all scared of the possibility and horrified by the reality.
But if this president were to stop for one minute and take a breath; if he were to pause for a moment and stop playing politics for a day, or 365; if he were to take a step back and just look at himself -- and stop using props to make his case and manufacture a heightened, irrational approach to nearly everything he does -- he would recognize a widely held belief: children have yet to grow up and see the world in the full screen view.
As genuine and pure and honest and true as they are, experiencing and communicating their immediate concerns and emotions as they come -- children are what they are....children.
In a language this president is sure to understand, considering how often he goes there -- this girl would be "happy to have that conversation." Is the backdrop of innocent and ingenuous faces really necessary? Haven't we learned anything about "acting stupidly" from anywhere in our past? Is the Second Amendment really that open for discussion?
Mr. President -- having a conversation with you, complete with your ideology in check and in full range of motion, is like discussing gun control with you while you hold a pillow in front of your AK-47 -- propaganda and politics and props come at a rapid fire, sounding much like soft tyranny running amuck. The problem is, some of us within range have no idea they've been hit.
But like you said, your "starting point" is not to worry about the politics. And why should you? You are just concerned with 'what works' -- ways to keep the children safe -- "in a sensible way that comports with the Second Amendment."
Right. And as long as both sides of the aisle accept these "sensible ways," comporting with the views and policy of the this administration, by Executive Order and by any other upcoming directives to be decided later, the rest of us aren't interested in any of that.
Whether it's gun control, deficit contraction, deficit spending, debt ceiling raising, debt ceiling holding -- it's all pretty simple, isn't it; the answers come pretty easily, don't they, Mr. President? Just a full court press dribbling your own nonsense; ideology proven to have never worked in all of history. But don't let that get in your way...
"It turns out the American people agree with me. They've listened to an entire year's debate over this issue, and they made a clear decision about the approach they prefer...So they want us to get our books in order in a balanced way, where everybody pulls their weight, everybody does their part.
That's what I want as well. That's what I've proposed. And we can get it done, but we're going to have to make sure that people are looking at this in a responsible way rather than just through the lens of politics."
Yes. Indeed... Because public policy by Second Graders has the power to totally dismantle the Second Amendment, and apparently, according to this president, there isn't anyone left in America who might have another way of looking at any of this. Because that would just be irresponsible and absurd. And moreover, public policy on emotional impulses is really, really smart. It's so balanced -- it would pass a background check.
Politics....from start to finish.
And it's just business as usual in rapid fire.
Stay calm and carry on.
Make it a Good Day, G