Only 108 Days Remaining!
Obama – Blame on Display
Just five days before leaving office, then President Bush – unifying the nation around a new President – proudly noted in his press conference:
“Five days from now, the world will witness the vitality of American democracy. In a tradition dating back to our founding, the presidency will pass to a successor chosen by you, the American people. Standing on the steps of the Capitol will be a man whose story reflects the enduring promise of our land. This is a moment of hope and pride for our whole nation. And I join all Americans in offering best wishes to President-elect Obama, his wife Michelle, and their two beautiful girls.”[i]
Eight days into the new Administration, President Obama’s new Interior Secretary, Ken Salazar, told the American people:
“President Obama immediately made clear that the type of ethical transgressions, the blatant conflicts of interest, waste and abuses that we have seen over the last eight years will no longer be tolerated.”[ii]
This would be only an early and small example of President Obama’s seemingly infinite ability to divide America, direct blame, avoid personal responsibility and promote discord.
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Marxism v. “Income Inequality”
Our Founding Fathers believed that we were all “created equal” and endowed by our “Creator with certain unalienable Rights…” Obama and his cohorts seem to view those words, not as a commitment to equal opportunity, but as a promise of equal outcome. It is only in that context that we can understand the words of such Obama stalwarts as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), who promised:
“Nothing is more important to Congress, than reducing income inequality.”[iii]
The political system to which “income equality” belongs is not one that has ever been found in America. It is far closer to the one advocated by Karl Marx. It is nothing less than scary that these words should come from a U.S. Senator. In America we are guaranteed equal opportunity – not equal outcomes.
[i] (Administration)Bush Administration, (January15, 2009), CBS News, Transcript of Bush Farewell Address, retrieved May 25, 2010 from http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/01/15/politics/bush_legacy/main4726092.shtml
[ii] Ken Salazar, (January 28, 2009), White House.gov, Press Briefing by Press Secretary Robert Gibbs and Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar, retrieved September 15, 2010 from http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/press-briefing-12809
[iii] Senator Harry Reid (D-NV), MSNBC web-site, Politics Nation with Al Sharpton, retrieved January 26, 2012 from http://video.msnbc.msn.com/politicsnation/46139213#46139213