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Uncle Bill
03-31-2010, 07:18 PM
...some pretty good insight. UB

Barack Obama has awakened a sleeping nation

by Gary Hubbell
Aspen Times Weekly


Barack Obama is the best thing that has happened to America in the last 100 years. Truly, he is the savior of America's future. He is the best thing ever.

Despite the fact that he has some of the lowest approval ratings among recent presidents, history will see Barack Obama as the source of America's resurrection. Barack Obama has plunged the country into levels of debt that we could not have previously imagined; his efforts to nationalize health care have been met with fierce resistance nationwide; TARP bailouts and stimulus spending have shown little positive effect on the national economy; unemployment is unacceptably high and looks to remain that way for most of a decade; legacy entitlement programs have ballooned to unsustainable levels, and there is a seething anger in the populace.

That's why Barack Obama is such a good thing for America.

Obama is the symbol of a creeping liberalism that has infected our society like a cancer for the last 100 years. Just as Hitler is the face of fascism, Obama will go down in history as the face of unchecked liberalism. The cancer metastasized to the point where it could no longer be ignored.

Average Americans who have quietly gone about their lives, earning a paycheck, contributing to their favorite charities, going to high school football games on Friday night, spending their weekends at the beach or on hunting trips — they've gotten off the fence. They've awakened. There is a level of political activism in this country that we haven't seen since the American Revolution, and Barack Obama has been the catalyst that has sparked a restructuring of the American political and social consciousness.

Think of the crap we've slowly learned to tolerate over the past 50 years as liberalism sought to re-structure the America that was the symbol of freedom and liberty to all the people of the world. Immigration laws were ignored on the basis of compassion. Welfare policies encouraged irresponsibility, the fracturing of families, and a cycle of generations of dependency. Debt was regarded as a tonic to lubricate the economy. Our children left school having been taught that they are exceptional and special, while great numbers of them cannot perform basic functions of mathematics and literacy.

Legislators decided that people could not be trusted to defend their own homes, and stripped citizens of their rights to own firearms. Productive members of society have been penalized with a heavy burden of taxes in order to support legions of do-nothings who loll around, reveling in their addictions, obesity, indolence, ignorance and “disabilities.” Criminals have been arrested and re-arrested, coddled and set free to pillage the citizenry yet again. Lawyers routinely extort fortunes from doctors, contractors and business people with dubious torts.

We slowly learned to tolerate these outrages, shaking our heads in disbelief, and we went on with our lives.

But Barack Obama has ripped the lid off a seething cauldron of dissatisfaction and unrest.

In the time of Barack Obama, Black Panther members stand outside polling places in black commando uniforms, slapping truncheons into their palms. ACORN — a taxpayer-supported organization — is given a role in taking the census, even after its members were caught on tape offering advice to set up child prostitution rings. A former Communist is given a paid government position in the White House as an advisor to the president. Auto companies are taken over by the government, and the auto workers' union — whose contracts are completely insupportable in any economic sense — is rewarded with a stake in the company.

Government bails out Wall Street investment bankers and insurance companies, who pay their executives outrageous bonuses as thanks for the public support. Terrorists are read their Miranda rights and given free lawyers. And, despite overwhelming public disapproval, Barack Obama has pushed forward with a health care plan that would re-structure one-sixth of the American economy.

I don't know about you, but the other day I was at the courthouse doing some business, and I stepped into the court clerk's office and changed my voter affiliation from “Independent” to “Republican.”

I am under no illusion that the Republican party is perfect, but at least they're starting to awaken to the fact that we cannot sustain massive levels of debt; we cannot afford to hand out billions of dollars in corporate subsidies; we have to somehow trim our massive entitlement programs; we can no longer be the world's policeman and dole out billions in aid to countries whose citizens seek to harm us.

Literally millions of Americans have had enough. They're organizing, they're studying the Constitution and the Federalist Papers, they're reading history and case law, they're showing up at rallies and meetings, and a slew of conservative candidates are throwing their hats into the ring. Is there a revolution brewing? Yes, in the sense that there is a keen awareness that our priorities and sensibilities must be radically re-structured. Will it be a violent revolution? No. It will be done through the interpretation of the original document that has guided us for 220 years — the Constitution.

Just as the pendulum swung to embrace political correctness and liberalism, there will be a backlash, a complete repudiation of a hundred years of nonsense. A hundred years from now, history will perceive the year 2010 as the time when America got back on the right track. And for that, we can thank Barack Hussein Obama.

M&K's Retrievers
03-31-2010, 11:03 PM
That pretty much says it.

JDogger
03-31-2010, 11:14 PM
That pretty much says it.

can you capsulize Bill's copy and paste for us m&k? it's really too tedious to read read in it's entirety...thanx in advance. JD

Matt McKenzie
03-31-2010, 11:26 PM
can you capsulize Bill's copy and paste for us m&k? it's really too tedious to read read in it's entirety...thanx in advance. JD

Yep, reading is just too much darn work. Maybe someone on CNN or MSNBC will give a misleading soundbite about it so that it is misrepresented as racist or anti-government.

M&K's Retrievers
03-31-2010, 11:31 PM
can you capsulize Bill's copy and paste for us m&k? it's really too tedious to read read in it's entirety...thanx in advance. JD

Nope! Read it for yourself. You might learn something.

JDogger
03-31-2010, 11:43 PM
Nope! Read it for yourself. You might learn something.

As Julie R. says....Jenkem;-)

Henry V
03-31-2010, 11:59 PM
JD,
I tried to paraphrase this classic article for you but it must really be read in its entirety to be appreciated. Best entertainment since the joke thread.

M&K's Retrievers
04-01-2010, 12:06 AM
As Julie R. says....Jenkem;-)

Missed that one.

JDogger
04-01-2010, 12:09 AM
JD,
I tried to paraphrase this classic article for you but it must really be read in its entirety to be appreciated. Best entertainment since the joke thread.

I read it Henry...thank you. It is classic. Que no? http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll176/JDoggger/laughingCrying.gif JD

JDogger
04-01-2010, 12:11 AM
Missed that one.

Maybe get a ladder....:rolleyes:

M&K's Retrievers
04-01-2010, 12:16 AM
JD and Henry, you guys are right. Obama's approval ratings are soaring to new highs while the public's opinion of the Obamacare continues to skyrocket.:rolleyes:

M&K's Retrievers
04-01-2010, 12:19 AM
Maybe get a ladder....:rolleyes:

Step or extension?:p

JDogger
04-01-2010, 12:22 AM
I wondered why it took so long for you fashion a reply? You must have been googling heh?

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2010-03-31/obama-s-approval-rises-after-health-care-overhaul-correct-.html

Signing off m&k, I gotta go to work in the AM. Have a good one. JD

M&K's Retrievers
04-01-2010, 12:30 AM
Nope. Grabing a beer and watching that idiot Jessie Jackson on Gretta. I can't believe I named one of my dogs Jessie. What was I thinking?

Buzz
04-01-2010, 09:02 AM
Nope. Grabing a beer and watching that idiot Jessie Jackson on Gretta. I can't believe I named one of my dogs Jessie. What was I thinking?


I heard that interview on the radio replay this morning. Jessie Jackson is an embarrassment. What the hell was he even talking about???? She get him on there to ask questions about burdens imposed on companies by the HCR bill, as if he has any clue.

M&K's Retrievers
04-01-2010, 09:11 AM
I heard that interview on the radio replay this morning. Jessie Jackson is an embarrassment. What the hell was he even talking about???? She get him on there to ask questions about burdens imposed on companies by the HCR bill, as if he has any clue.

I'm not sure what that was all about eithor. He didn't have a clue.

Uncle Bill
04-01-2010, 09:50 AM
can you capsulize Bill's copy and paste for us m&k? it's really too tedious to read read in it's entirety...thanx in advance. JD


My apologies to you, Hugh...AND to Henry. I should have known this was too 'deep' and 'confounding' for guys in your bracket. Just eat your pablum and go back to sleep.


UB

dnf777
04-01-2010, 09:56 AM
My apologies to you, Hugh...AND to Henry. I should have known this was too 'deep' and 'confounding' for guys in your bracket. Just eat your pablum and go back to sleep.


UB

Yes, it takes so much intellect and deeper intelligence to cut and paste others' words. Just be careful you don't sniff too much Elmer's next time.

Henry V
04-01-2010, 10:01 AM
My apologies to you, Hugh...AND to Henry. I should have known this was too 'deep' and 'confounding' for guys in your bracket. Just eat your pablum and go back to sleep.
UB
UB, rest assured, I am impressed that you can cut and paste and type with one hand since your other hand clearly is occupied lifting a heavy spoonful of fear mongering and loathing.

Uncle Bill
04-01-2010, 10:25 AM
OMG,OMG, I'm in a quandry. I just don't know which of you two 'nerds' I should quote next...the phoney Indy, or the drowning Algorist.

Nice work boys...you make my day.:D


UB

paul young
04-01-2010, 11:18 AM
and you make ours, uncle quote!-Paul

Uncle Bill
04-01-2010, 11:29 AM
and you make ours, uncle quote!-Paul


Thank you Paul. I'm pretty sure you aren't sincere, but please don't come back with "April Fool"!


UB

sinner
04-01-2010, 12:43 PM
Just thought some of you who do not live in Ski Country might not know much about the political culture in Aspen.
Just Google it and see if you can afford to buy, live or even work there if you are not in the upper 1-2% of wealth in the USA.
It is a beautiful place for those who can afford it.
Come rub elbows with the rich & famous!
Get a Colorado High and then
please leave!

Hunchaser
04-01-2010, 07:13 PM
We went through this in Canada and we lived through 20 years or pure hell. Now the swing is back for conservative attitudes and the liberals are finally on the run and the people who live outWest plan on keeping it that way.

I hope he's a one term president and things get back to normal for you guys because I love travelling in the U.S. Especially California and Montana.

Marvin S
04-01-2010, 09:04 PM
Just thought some of you who do not live in Ski Country might not know much about the political culture in Aspen.
Just Google it and see if you can afford to buy, live or even work there if you are not in the upper 1-2% of wealth in the USA.
It is a beautiful place for those who can afford it.
Come rub elbows with the rich & famous!
Get a Colorado High and then
please leave!

It wasn't always that way - we lived in CO 50 years ago when their politics was not all Boulder style. Took a weekend trip from Climax to Aspen on the back roads, beautiful country with property in Aspen going for a song. Aspen's only gesture to conspicous was Stein Eriksen was head of one of the ski schools.

Then the Kennedy's decided to take a vacation there & the place went to hell. But to show you how the D's are for the little guy, the instructor whose time was completely absorbed by the Kennedy party presented his bill to Pierre Salinger. Salinger stated the free publicity you get from that gig is your payment :rolleyes:.

Didn't get to see the whole state in our brief time there but considered Glenwood Springs a more desirable location than Aspen. But Boulder is not bad if it weren't for all the lefties. JMO