Monday, July 27, 2009

The craziness behind Obamanomics

James Lewis writing for the American Thinker had an article yesterday titled “Indulging Craziness” (a must read). In the article Lewis makes the argument that when sane people go along with crazy people for the sake of peace or compassion, we multiply and spread the craziness.

We have been taught to indulge craziness. It's supposed to show that we're "compassionate". Psychiatrists know this: If you let crazy folks set the rules, you have to get crazy right along with them. It doesn't matter if your client is crazy for good reasons. The cause doesn't matter one little bit. Good therapists are taught never to indulge craziness, because that just makes everything worse. Alcoholics Anonymous has long understood exactly the same thing. Real compassion doesn't mean joining people in the pits. That just means that you get two crazy people instead of just one. And then you get more and more, as the phony compassion spreads.

He obviously relates this argument to the current administration and sums up his article like this:

Humans have a hard time facing reality. Power-hungry people drift into their own fantasy world by cutting off the truth-tellers. This is the most fantasy-driven administration in US history. That will be their downfall, as we are already beginning to see right in front of our eyes.

From the very beginning of the Obama campaign, I wondered about the sanity of it all. Supposedly “smart” and “sane” people in the media and the Democrat Party were all telling us that Obama was brilliant, accomplished, enlightened and a miracle man. Yet when I studied his resume, bio, and political accomplishments all I could find was a good speech giver who knew how to climb the social ladder but did little next to nothing for his constituents.

In September when the financial markets went into meltdown, those same “smart” and “sane” individuals all said that Obama, who never ran a business or balanced a budget (to be fair neither did McCain or Biden) was the right person to lead us out of tough economic times.

Even today with the national debt at levels that risk the Republic itself, the smart sane crowd tells us that Obama’s agenda to add trillions more to the nation's debt is a sound economic plan.

The truth, which is starting to become painfully clear, is that Obama as president was a crazy notion from the get go.

I submit that the driving force behind the “sane” folks in the media and on the left was that they were enthralled with the idea of having the first black president. They placed this notion above picking someone who was really equipped to handle the challenges that America was facing. I further submit that it is their fervent desire to see the first black president succeed at his agenda, rather than to admit that his plan is just plain crazy.

I offer you Joe Biden’s recent remarks as proof. Recently Joe Biden in one of his candid moments said these remarks at an AARP town hall meeting:

“We’re going to go bankrupt as a nation,”

“Now, people when I say that look at me and say, ‘What are you talking about, Joe? You’re telling me we have to go spend money to keep from going bankrupt?’”

“The answer is yes, that's what I’m telling you.” (audio)

Within seconds of hearing this, we all recognize these statements for exactly what they are…crazy talk. Yet, this IS Obama’s economic agenda. Obama has been telling us the exact same thing in colorful rhetoric since January. What is the difference? The difference is that Joe Biden is just another white vice president and Barack Obama is the first black president of the United States. However, the economic concept is still the same…crazy, crazy, crazy!

Crazy people who put race above all else have led us down the garden path to possible financial ruin. It is time that sane people step up and call out Obama’s economic agenda for exactly what it is…craziness!


Angie Lee said...

Another EXCELLENT post, Clifton B.!

If spending money to get oneself out of a financial hole worked, there would be no such thing as BANKRUPTCY court for those of us who do not have an unlimited stack of blank checks and zero accountability, like our federal government. There would be no need for credit card reform. There would most definitely be no need for... wait for it... HEALTH CARE REFORM because John and Jane Doe are "overwhelmed with medical bills and forced into bankruptcy." (I think that is the phrase of the day, or something to that effect, anyhow.) After all, they just need to spend some more and they will soon find themselves in the land of unicorns pooping rainbows, fluffy bunnies, and puppy dogs.

RIGHT? RIGHT?!?!?!?!

Over the years, there have been other black candidates running for the office of POTUS - far more qualified and infinitely more capable of leading this country back to her former greatness rather than to her death. WHY OH WHY couldn't we have given one of *them* a crack at the job?

Clifton B said...

Angie Lee:

Yes the puppies and rainbows economic theory. Just spend your way out of debt. Use MasterCard to pay Visa, that's the ticket!

Until Obama there just were never any black liberal candidates capable of mass appeal. Far too many of them destroyed their mass appeal by getting mucked up in divisive racial politics. The other reason was some of them lacked that elitist touch that is such a big splash on the left.

Ron B said...

Wow! What a great post Clifton!
As Obama's presidency becomes the worst since Carter, I am amazed at the number of people I still hear saying he is doing a good job. When asked specifically 'good job at what?' they can never speak to anything that has affected their lives personally or the lives of people that they know.

Enamored with the idea of a Black(semi in his case) President is one of the reasons he was electable. A radio talk show host says it best...."elections have consequences!"

Angie Lee said...

Personally, I could care less what color my President's skin is - as long as he (or she) is not destroying my country and all the things that made her great.

My great-grandpa emigrated here shortly before the Great Depression, and I have to wonder what went through his head as to the wisdom of that decision. But he stuck it out, believing his kids would have the greatest opportunity here. My grandpa showed us exactly what "American exceptionalism," hard work, initiative, and personal responsibility can get: A poor farmer who created a fortune, and he never relied on credit to get there.

His initiative is exactly the kind the liberals want to penalize, and it makes me sick.

The Conservative Lady said...

Great post Clifton. Crazy is color blind.

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