An errand boy, sent by grocery clerks, to collect a bill.
“These three possibilities provide a kind of Rorschach test for one’s views of the administration – Obama is either a Manchurian progressive, the capitulator-in-chief, or is cunningly playing the game two steps ahead of the crowd.”
Funny, isn’t it, how people scramble over themselves to attempt to “understand” the actions of Obama. From DADT to his latest salvo, the “putting everything on the table” – including that previous “third rail” of Social Security- the left keeps wringing its hands, wondering where that progressive icon you convinced yourself you elected went.
First, while he might have mouthed appropriate leftist statements re: gays, or Iraq, or torture, he’s a politician. Hence, it’s all bullshit, fed to fools, in order to fill time on TV. He meant exactly none of it- or some, who knows, but in any event, all of that stuff are simply fringe issues to why he was hired. Because you and I didn’t “elect” Obama, he was hired to do a job by money. Marlon Brando said it perfectly in Apocalypse Now:
You’re an errand boy, sent by grocery clerks, to collect a bill.
That bill is your money. It’s the taxes you spent on roads that never get repaired. It’s the taxes you paid that fund wars that enriches money, and money only. It’s the deductions from your paycheck every week to Social Security, soon to be pilfered. It’s the bill due for the off-shoring of our manufacturing base for the short-term gain of money. Money is simply hoovering the last scraps off the table of America like a glutton at an all you can eat buffet.
Corporate profits are way up, tax rates are at the lowest since the ’50s, the stock market is rosy- somebody is making money. Your money. Democrats reacted as expected to the floating of the Social Security notion, squealing in impotent outrage at the latest turn of the screw against the common man. But its all sound and fury, signifying nothing. If money wants social security gutted as yet another slush fund for hedge fund operators to gorge themselves on, so it shall be. Be thankful he hasn’t written an executive order nationalizing your 401k. Of course, he might wait until you blinded, “better than the GOP at least” lemmings re-elect him to actually steal that, but he will.
And to this notion that Obama is somehow a better option than say, Michelle Bachmann? Sure, he might not want to outlaw porno and put gays actually in jail, but otherwise? He’s jailed more whistle blowers than Bush, raided more medical marijuana facilities than ever before, and decided one afternoon to wage war against Libya all on his own. He should be impeached, of course, but if we didn’t bother to try against the Bush/Cheney regime, we certainly haven’t enough sac to try it now.
Our nation since Reagan has become an increasing cruel and insane place. I’m ashamed- and somewhat fearful- that I live amongst people that would strip women and gays of basic rights, that would shut down an entire state to give more bags of cash to money, and on and on. But I’m more afraid of those who will continue to defend the insanity. Our nation isn’t broke, it’s been robbed.
“As through this world I’ve wandered, I’ve seen lots of funny men;
Some will rob you with a gun; And some with a fountain pen.”</em>
Obama was hired to hold the pen. Nothing more, nothing less.