I feel as if Obama thinks that his job is tantamount to a contractor hired to turnaround a firm. Only it seems this firm exists in la-la land and the contractor has presidential powers.
Obama has stated adnausium that he desires to “change” and to “remake” America. It seems that his entire campaign centered on “changing” the country from the way George Bush ran it. Honestly, I don’t really understand what that means entirely, but I suppose that is what Obama is indeed referring to when he says “you ain’t seen nothing yet.”
Now, anyone with a brain stem attached can see that there are many problems that need to be addressed in this country, but I kind of liked it the way it was when I was growing up. I sort of like the idea of the land of the free and all that. I mean, what in tarnation is Obama talking about anyway? So now we own a few car companies; that is the change we have all been waiting for? So now Obama can threaten private citizens over and over again (i.e. Rush Limbaugh or the investors in GM) and have his will be done, is that it?
Read how the man talks to the citizenry: “… a light will shine through that window, a beam of light will come down upon you, you will experience an epiphany … and you will suddenly realize that you must go to the polls and vote for Obama.” The guy is talking about himself. . .um. . . I cannot for the life of me understand the thinking of anyone who could stomach voting for a canidate who is so arrogant, so stupid as to think that he can usher in a happier season as if he were some strange deity who could magically lower the oceans or a car’s gas mileage.
Under the Bush administration’s TARP money give away GM got 20 billion dollars of your tax money in order not to go into bankruptcy. But that was back when it was “too big to fail.” Now 50 billion more is promised under a deal in which GM was forced into bankruptcy by the Obama administration.
As a first, totalitarian, measure Obama fired the chief executive officer and half of the board (now that’s a great sign for the future stability of the economy!). Now the government is admitting that the new cars that GM will be told to make will not be profitable. Well that’s just brilliant. Oh, and another thing, they will not be safer either. So, I guess the answer to GM’s financial troubles is to make more expensive, less safe vehicles. Let’s let Obama run all of our industries!
From what I remember of Fredrick Hayek’s book all of the hullabaloo swirling around the GM deal should be unto us a sign; a street sign that is only found on that much traveled “road to serfdom.”
I suppose I should thank the Obama administration and all of his supporters in a sense as they have helped me to understand just how predictable “liberalism” really is.