Rep. Dan Burton: The Danger of Underestimating Obama

By: Trevor Loudon
New Zeal

A very timely warning from Rep. Dan Burton of Indiana.

From the Washington Times:

It is a cardinal mistake in any competition, be it sports or politics – and politics is a competition of ideas – to underestimate your opponent. All too often, underestimating your opponent leads to disaster. I believe that America, especially America’s political class, is vastly underestimating President Obama; and if we continue to do so, it will be a disaster for America. Specifically, I am worried about the growing political story line that the Obama administration is “failing” because they are just inexperienced and the president is simply “in over his head.”

It is true that Mr. Obama never held an executive position in his life prior to being elected to the presidency. It is true that Mr. Obama had only three years (2005-2008) in the U.S. Senate prior to going to the White House, and it is true that Mr. Obama had just seven years of experience (1997-2004) in the Illinois state Senate – where he cast more than 130 “present” votes rather than go on the record on contentious issues. However, we should be under no illusion that the president’s lack of leadership experience means he is “in over his head” or that he does not know what he is doing.

Mr. Obama knows precisely what he is doing: He is changing America into his vision of a European-style socialist utopia where the government controls every aspect of our lives. Consider the facts, since taking office, Mr. Obama has taken control of the student loan industry, the health care industry, the banking and financial sectors, and he orchestrated the bankruptcy and reorganization of two-thirds of the American automotive industry, leaving his political allies in the labor movement in effective control of the companies and allowing the administration to dictate the industry’s direction.

Although Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and then-Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi could not strong-arm enough Democrats to pass legislation to allow the president to take control of our energy sector, the Obama administration’s Environmental Protection Agency is aggressively rewriting and reinterpreting environmental regulations to accomplish the same end result: government control of energy.

The pattern is unmistakable: Every solution proposed by the Obama administration to every problem is more government control. That is the textbook definition of socialism: “Any of various economic and political theories advocating collective or governmental ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods” (Merriam-Webster Dictionary).

Putting aside the fact that socialism is absolutely incompatible with the philosophy that made America a world superpower – limited government, light regulations, low taxes and maximum labor-market flexibility – the problem with socialism, as Margaret Thatcher famously said, is “that you eventually run out of other people’s money.” If you don’t believe this statement is true, how do you explain the sovereign debt crisis threatening to destroy the European Union?

While America’s debt crisis cannot be laid entirely at the feet of Mr. Obama, the fact is that in pursuit of his socialist agenda, he has accelerated the crisis with his reckless spending. The federal budget deficit in 2008, the last year before Mr. Obama took office, was $458.6 billion. The projected deficit for 2011 is $1.5 trillion – 323 percent higher than the nation’s deficit in the last year before President Obama took office. The president’s budget request for fiscal 2012 would lead us to the highest-ever budget deficit, roughly $1.6 trillion.

It is not yet too late to save America from financial ruin nor is it too late to save the American way of life. But to confront these threats, we must confront reality and that means we must stop viewing the president’s policies as the innocent missteps of a man who is “in over his head.” The president is not in over his head; he knows precisely what he is doing: rushing America down the path toward socialism.

I think Obama’s agenda will result in a lot worse than “European style socialism,” but congratulations to Rep. Burton for saying what had to be said.


Harry Reid: Tea Party Will Fade Away

Read more at Gateway Pundit…

You wish Harry. You wish. Not a chance, we’re just getting started.

The LVRJ reported:

Democrats were tossed from office in record numbers last November. That groundswell is shaping the 2012 campaign.

But Reid doesn’t expect it to last.

“The Tea Party was the result of a terrible economy,” he said. “I’ve said that many times, and I believe that.”

“That (the Tea Party) will pass. They will lose a number of seats next year.”

Harry’s delusional – he’s not right in the head. Time to rest Harry… Why don’t you vacation with Obama?


Reminds Me of What to Do Before I’m Dead

By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

No. 1: Get Obama out of OUR White House.

Preferably, before America finishes embracing the types of riots and unrest seen in Britain over the last couple of weeks. I don’t hold much hope for that outcome though. With Philadelphia percolating its own riots and a Day of Rage coming to New York, good times will be had by the Communists and Anarchists. There will most likely be a hot time in New York and Philly without a doubt.

And do you really believe once the Days of Rage start in earnest they won’t spread? They will – they have been well organized and orchestrated. As the economy worsens in the US, most major cities will become vulnerable to this outlaw mentality. And it won’t just be the Commies and Anarchists either. Many who consider themselves patriots will be confused by this and will be taken in by the rhetoric that it is not a right or left issue – it is an issue of corruptness within our system. They will be used to further violence and the end game of Obama’s Marxist regime where he will be more than happy to come down on Americans for their own good, don’tcha know. It is a Cloward and Piven push that is morphing into a shove.

We are already seeing indicators of how our government is preparing to respond to those who would stand against them. And they don’t care if the protesters are left or right. Let G-d or more likely Obama, sort them out in the end. San Francisco is cutting cell service to prevent protests on their rail service. How very Mubarak of the authorities in the city by the Bay. How very unconstitutional.

And in a tit for tat situation, protesters cut phone lines in Pennsylvania to further protests by Verizon union members. Thus furthering union mob tactics and terrorizing that area.

I personally fear both sides. As loss of morality and respect for the law accelerates, insanity will exponentially explode into more and more violence. You won’t know who to trust, so you better arm yourselves and prepare to defend your homes and family. When it hits the fan in your area, you may not get a second chance. Just like homeowners and business owners in Britain didn’t get a second chance. They died trying to defend their homes.

Now Britain is cutting off social networks as if that will stop the rioting. It will inflame it further. I honestly don’t know what the answer is, but I do know that cutting off communication creates fear and fear leads to more violence. It doesn’t help that they don’t have nearly enough police. But then again, that has its drawbacks too as police in situations like that have to defend themselves and the public. There is always some yahoo who decides to go power hungry as well and either beat or kill people that don’t obey. One thing is for sure, the roving gangs of young people that are stealing, killing and destroying need to be stopped. The racial and religious clashes have to be stopped. But I’m not sure the government there is up to the task. Welcome to hell Britain and we are right behind you.

So many things at once are causing this to come about in the US: religion, race, the economy, Marxists, Progressives, Communists, Anarchists. All coordinated by those who are connected to, and who surround, Barrack Obama. An evil plan whose time has come at long last for those who would force America to her knees. Hatred of America run amok – hate that we have allowed to fester and grow out of guilt, apathy and weakness.

Americans are better than this. We always have been. We have to rid ourselves of the Progressives in our midst. Ruthlessly vote them out and meet them on every front available. Every town hall, every meeting, every conference call.

There is no room for these violent protests and riots. We cannot let our cities and neighborhoods devolve into this madness. The people protesting aren’t hurting ‘the man,’ they are hurting their neighbors, their employers, their friends, their families… What does it gain them? More fear, more poverty, move enslavement. It is not the way out. It is the way down.

Start where you live. Organize those who agree with you. Actively go out and get people that are worthy to be in office elected. It’s hard work, but it is the best way to change what is going on. We outnumber the left 3 to 1 and they are holding America hostage. It does not need to be this way. They have gained power by carefully planning and inserting the right people into office. Watch what your enemy is doing successfully (that isn’t violent or immoral) and implement it.

You have to make the minority understand they aren’t the majority to get them to back off. It’s the same reason that the Second Amendment is so important. If criminals know you are armed, they think twice before attacking you. You become a fighter and not a victim. While we were working, raising our families and just living, the left has been planning, organizing, attacking us by winning one battle at a time. That is how you win a war. If Conservatives can organize by neighborhood and then by city and figure out a battle plan for winning elections and ways to implement Conservative values, we will win and there does not have to be bloodshed and death. We don’t have to play into the Communists hands, but we need to move quickly and forcefully now before that is our only option. We can either fight or succumb. We need to break the cycle of dependency on the government and return to American independence.

This all just reminds me that I have one thing to do before I’m dead, just one… Get Barack Obama and his evil minions out of OUR White House.