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Obama Pushes Through Agenda Despite Political Risks

July 16th, 2010 . by TexasFred

Obama Pushes Through Agenda Despite Political Risks

WASHINGTON — If passage of the financial regulatory overhaul on Thursday proves anything about President Obama, it is this: He knows how to push big bills through a balky Congress.

But Mr. Obama’s legislative success poses a paradox: while he may be winning on Capitol Hill, he is losing with voters at a time of economic distress, and soon may be forced to scale back his ambitions.

The financial regulatory bill is the final piece of a legislative hat trick that also included the stimulus bill and the landmark new health care law. Over the last 18 months, Mr. Obama and the Democratic Congress have made considerable inroads in passing what could be the most ambitious agenda in decades.

Mr. Obama has done what he promised when he ran for office in 2008: he has used government as an instrument to try to narrow the gaps between the haves and the have-nots. He has injected $787 billion in tax dollars into the economy, provided health coverage to 32 million uninsured and now, reordered the relationship among Washington, Wall Street, investors and consumers.

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It took a Jimmy Carter to give us a Ronald Reagan. Carter was such a miserable failure that we were able to overlook the few weak points that Reagan did present. His version of amnesty for ILLEGALS being foremost in my mind. Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

What truly troubles me is this; we don’t have another Ronald Reagan on the horizon. The GOP is, for the most part, a disaster of the 1st order and manned by ditsy cheerleaders and RINOs the likes of Newt Gingrich, John McCain and Scott Brown, just to name a few. None of that will spark a renewed American spirit and economy. If anything, a weak GOP offering will give Obama another 4 years to destroy America.

Today we have a Democratic controlled Congress, Senate and Oval Office. The nation is a total disaster. And it’s NOT the fault of George W. Bush, at least, not fully his fault. The Obama thugs would have you believe that is the case, and to a point, they are correct, Bush does bear some responsibility for the current state of this nation. But if Bush was such a failure, why then did Obama and Company continue so many of the Bush policies and force upon this nation the biggest BAIL OUT program the world has ever seen?

The writer of the original piece says, “Mr. Obama has done what he promised when he ran for office in 2008″, and yes, he has, all that and more. He has let his mouth write checks this nation can’t cash. The bail outs have had only marginal success, the finances of this nation are far from secure. Doctors are contemplating retirement, or disassociating themselves from medicare patients because of this ObamaCare debacle. It will only get worse if allowed to continue.

But as he has done so, the political context has changed around him. Today, with unemployment remaining persistently near double digits despite the scale of the stimulus program and the BP oil spill having raised questions about his administration’s competence, Mr. Obama’s signature legislation is providing ammunition to conservatives who argue that government is the problem, not the solution.

BINGO! Real Conservatives, not GOP/RINO wannabes, but REAL Conservatives are calling it like it is. We see, and know what the problems are in this nation, and we want those problems resolved.

Anyone that is a long time reader of my blog knows, I wasn’t kind to George W. Bush. I thought him to be marginal at best, very dim at the worst, and a poor choice to lead this nation. But, he did beat the alternatives, both times. I am not kind in my assessment of Barack Hussein Obama, I believe he makes all other presidents not look so bad after all. I don’t just limit my critiques to the Democrats. I expect the best from ALL of our elected officials and I will take them to task if I feel they are giving us anything less.

Even before the November elections, the White House is being forced to recalibrate. This week, Mr. Obama and Senate Democrats decided to press ahead with a scaled-back energy bill, having concluded after months of gridlock that the sweeping measure they once envisioned simply would not pass. It is a tactic that the president will likely have to employ more and more after the November elections, when Democrats will almost certainly lose seats — and may even lose control of the House or Senate.

It is my greatest desire to see the Democrats lose control of the House and Senate in November, but I have to ask this, and I hope my readers will respond honestly; do you think that the current crop of Senators and Representatives offered by the GOP are going to be any better if We, The People don’t hold their feet to the fire and force them to give their all, their very best, for this nation and it’s citizens? Just because they have an (R) behind their name doesn’t mean they are RIGHT.

I have regularly blasted my Texas Senators, Hutchison (RINO) and Cornyn (RINO). They were BOTH supporters of the Bush bailout program and supported Bush in his attempt to force amnesty for ILLEGALS on this nation.

I have long touted the Congressmen from my area of Texas as being the best in the business, I have long thought that Jeb Hensarling, Sam Johnson and Ralph Hall were gentlemen of the highest order and solid protectors of this nation and our constitution.

Recently, my opinions of all 3 of these gentlemen changed drastically as the Mexican prez slams death of migrant at US border and soundly denigrated THIS nation from the floor of OUR Congress as they ALL sat idly by and allowed him to did so.

Tomorrow, July 17, 2010, The Rockwall TEA Party is holding an event at the home of Rep. Ralph Hall in Rockwall, Texas. I will be in attendance as a representative of The Rowlett TEA Party and I fully intend to ask Mr. Hall, face to face, WHY he, and the rest of the GOP Congressmen didn’t stand up, turn their backs and walk OUT of Congress when this Mexican SOB was blasting America and telling us how to run OUR nation as the idiots on the left applauded wildly.

I intend to ask him WHY hasn’t the entire GOP Congress stood as one and defended this nation, at the very least WHY haven’t they made a united statement and presented a united front.

I haven’t had the opportunity to ask this of Sam Johnson in a face to face meeting. I did send a letter to Mr. Johnson asking these same things and I got a very nice blah blah blah response that didn’t even remotely address the issue.

Tomorrow, Congressman Ralph Hall is going to be made very aware that at least one TEA Party member in North Texas has the intestinal fortitude to take a stand, isn’t afraid to ask the tough questions and doesn’t toe the GOP line just because it’s the GOP.

I am not a GOP member. I am an American. I am a Conservative and I owe NO allegiance to ANY party. My allegiance is to God, family, country and the American people.

Stay tuned, I may need bail money… :?

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11 Responses to “Obama Pushes Through Agenda Despite Political Risks”

  1. comment number 1 by: Longstreet

    Way to go, Fred!

    To answer your question about the current crop of GOP’ers in Congress — I have very little faith in them — even if we do win the House in November. What worries me, too, is — who the heck is the GOP gonna saddle us with as a Presidential candidate? It is looking as if they are pushing Romney. I’m here to tell you, Romney cannot take Obama and the democrats. For one thing, he will not have the conservative vote. At least he won’t have mine for I assess him as a RINO.

    We are in such deep, deep trouble as a nation it will take generations for us to even get our heads above water.

    Honestly, I think we may have missed our chance to create a new political party with the TEA Party. The TEA party is great, but it doesn’t seem to have teeth. Its effectiveness, I am afraid has about run its course. God help us if I am right!

    I was in a meeting a few days ago in which a gentleman made the statement to the effect that if we conservatives cannot win back the Congress this fall we will not get it back anytime in the foreseeable future. I agree with him. As he said it, he dropped his head in exasperation.

    We Tar Heels are gonna fight. As long as we have breath –g we are going to fight the socialists who have hi-jacked our government.

    May God help us — and soon!


  2. comment number 2 by: HoosierArmyMom

    AMEN to that JDL. I do think that the GOP started pushing for all of this when they chose to run Bush. That was the start of leading up to the Marxist in the White House. Choosing the McCain Palin ticket was the death knell.

    I am prepared to declare war on the political system aka “Mockery of the Founders intent”, as it exists right now. It doesn’t matter which party you are looking at, they are both infused with the poison that is progressivism. My question is, what do we do to change it back to an instrument of the people and regain the protection of our rights through government?

  3. comment number 3 by: Vigilante

    From the latest figures I have seen coming from Nevada, it is not looking very good for the Tea Party’s favorite. This just goes to show how the electorate piss and moan about all the underhanded shenanigans that goes on in that shit infested hole on Pennsylvania avenue, how nobody listens to them, blah, blah,blah, and then turn right around and vote for the biggest horses ass in d,c, next to Pissloosi and the Muslim halfbreed turd. He spews a bunch of lies till he gets re-elected and then it’s ……fuck you you smelly people, just hand over the money, shut the hell up and sit down, Or should I say “bend over and grab your ankles”? I’ll do what I want and you’re to stupid to know when to make me stop.

    Reid is the biggest prick to ever get elected and that shows me the people in Nevada really don’t give a rats ass what happens to the country, just keep on giving us that free cheese.

  4. comment number 4 by: HoosierArmyMom

    Oh… I do wonder if so many disgusted commenters are right in saying that in America, if you don’t lie, you won’t get elected, if you tell the hard truth, 80 per cent of the population will not only NOT VOTE for you but will run you out on a rail, and that most people don’t want the truth and real solutions if it means they have to pay a price to implement them. They want to believe that there are solutions that don’t require any suffering on the part of the citizenry and if you pop their bubble they will destroy you! Maybe we are getting what we deserve. Maybe the majority that put Insane MaObama in the White House have locked us all into a fate that is undesirable for true patriots who love this country and the Founders.

    I don’t know what to think right now. I honestly never thought I’d live to see the day people would cheer for and support the destruction of our country, but the insanity is undeniably there!

  5. comment number 5 by: TexasFred

    if you don’t lie, you won’t get elected, if you tell the hard truth, 80 per cent of the population will not only NOT VOTE for you but will run you out on a rail

    And THAT is the very reason I will not run for public office…

    I am an elected official of the Rowlett TEA Party, and I have to tell you, we have a couple of BOARD members that aren’t to crazy about *truth tellers* if said *truth tellers* aren’t willing to kiss their asses in the process…

    I don’t give a damn WHO likes it or not, the TRUTH will stand the light of day, but for the above stated reasons, I won’t waste my time and money to try and get elected to a public office…

    I saw all too well what a LIAR can do when running for city council right here in Rowlett recently…

  6. comment number 6 by: BobF

    There maybe a couple Ronald Reagan’s on the horizon but right now they’re taking care of business in Louisiana and Florida. Bobby Jindal and Allen West come to mind. West is just getting into politics but from what I hear and see of him, he’s a type of leader we need. The man sacrificed his military career for the safety of his troops. Not many officers willing to do that. Bobby Jindal’s actions do his speaking…the man is a leader with guts.

    Right now, I don’t see anyone of the supposed front runners for Republicans who can be trusted to do what’s right if elected.

  7. comment number 7 by: TexasFred

    Exactly right Bob… Jindal and West are the stars of the future I believe, most likely a DREAM TICKET in 2016, if there’s an America left to dream about, but as of right now, and 2012, the GOP is the most pathetic bunch of RINO losers I can remember in MY lifetime..

  8. comment number 8 by: HoosierArmyMom

    Therein lies a problem that is hard to wrap my mind around Fred. Politics, in essence, is a losing proposition to an honest and truthful person, to the point that folks like yourself won’t subject themselves to the stupidity of the average American. And what we do need is exactly what folks like you are all about and represent. Unapologetic truth tellers.

    Do I blame you for feeling that way? Hell no. There was only one man who ever lived that could handle being persecuted for being rightful and honest and that was Jesus Christ and we know HE wasn’t a regular man, right? I just feel like puking every time someone suggests that Palin or Romney is the answer! I think that’s how we got into this mess… looking at the personality, and words, and not seriously looking at the ACTIONS of a person!!! Not asking questions. We don’t need a Messiah, we already had one. We just need men with a back bone who will do the right things even if nobody likes them for it, and that is the bottom line.

    I would vote for someone I didn’t care for personally, if they had a record for doing the RIGHT THINGS for AMERICA and had a Spine!!!!

    I’m sick of a bunch of EMO Libbers picking leaders based on ideas that haven’t worked and never will work… ie Marxist Socialism. Don’t call something what it isn’t and blow sunshine up my butt please! That’s what libbers thrive on. I want no part of it.

    I’m with you in this War Fred. You are the truth teller who keeps my battery charged and I thank you!

  9. comment number 9 by: bernieg1

    The current Governor of New Jersey, “Chris” Christie is doing a great job battling the usual suspects who suck the lifeblood out of our state. If the stars align correctly, he could be a perfect candidate for Prez 2012.

  10. comment number 10 by: TexasFred

    Damned good call on Christie there Bernie, he might very well be a good one…

    No Newt, Palin, Romney or McCain, ANY of those RINOs, in ANY combination, and Obama is a shew-in for another term, I just hope the GOP pulls their heads out of their asses and realizes that!

  11. comment number 11 by: Always On Watch

    I don’t see good leadership coming from the GOP either.

    We have no statesmen in position to run for the White House and damned few to run for a seat in Congress.

    I’m feeling despair these days because WE THE PEOPLE are at the mercy of power-grabbing politicians.

    Meanwhile, the Obama steamroller rolls on. :( And the damage that steamroller is wreaking will enslave future generations of Americans to statism.

    And here’s what gets me: the left has a vision of the future; the right is milling around and not furthering the vision of true conservatism.

    Time is running out for America!