Sunday, May 18, 2008

Ladies and Gentlemen, meet the new Jimmy Carter

So, Bo is out on the stump, and now he's ramping up to take on John McCain. He's already taking pot shots at McCain and in anticipation of the win in Oregon, where he is leading and expected to claim the mantle of the presumptive Democratic candidate for the General Election, he is slamming the policies of John McCain. I am not a fan of Johnny Mac. I respect his service in the US Navy and I do have respect for his hardship as a POW, but I don't agree with much of his views on things. However, in the interest of the country, I would much rather see a Johnny Mac in the White House as opposed to openly socialist candidates like Hillary "her thighness" Clinton or even further left, Good Ole' presumptive messiah, BO.

As the Bible warns, "beware of false prophets"

So, Bo is giving a speech (looking at the picture, the thought that came to mind is "the sermon on the mount" from the "messianic" candidate) and I thought I had gone back in a time machine or something. This is what he says;

"We can't drive our SUVs (bet he makes it to events and leaves in one) and eat as much as we want (I bet he's never hungry) and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times (and I bet he does) ... and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK," Obama said.

"That's not leadership. That's not going to happen,"

My question is; why should we be concerned with what other countries think? That may sound arrogant, but think about it. Do the French care what we think? or the Germans? I am sure other countries would love to see use brought down to a 3rd world country if for any reason to punish us for our supposed "avarice". Does anyone else see what he is saying? basically, we are supposed to adopt the lifestyles and practices of other countries. What he doesn't say is that, America got to be great by being the leader in many areas. Improvements in our own lifestyle and country benefited the world, not hurt it.

We have as a country, raised the standard of living in the world. We produce more food, more technology, more wealth as a nation than any other on the face of the planet. And the thing that makes us different? We share what we have to all those that want to enjoy it, as long as they don't use it for malicious reasons. We have through our technology and improvements, created better ways of doing things that other countries hadn't figured out. Think of how long the US has been in existence and what we've accomplished as a nation and then look at the rest of the world. Our progress in so many areas for the length of time we have existed as a nation is astounding. We have brought the word "human rights" to a level not paralleled in modern human history.

Hmm, anyway, for anyone that remembers, or was alive at the time, Jimmy Carter gave a speech in the midst of the engergy crisis in the 1970's, often referred to as the "Sweater Speech" or the "Malaise speech".

On February 2, 1977, the newly-inaugurated president appeared on television clad in that sweater, and asked us all to take a simple step to save energy: turn down the thermostat, and put on a sweater.

So now, BO, jumping on what is the hottest topic right now, energy consumption, more specifically, Gas prices, says that we can't drive our SUV's anymore. Personally, I don't care for SUV's, I call them "UAV's" as in Urban Assault Vehicles. I find that many people who drive them tend to be arrogant with the mentality of "It's my road, you're just driving on it". But that is a subject for another post.

Here's a tip for you Barry, if you and your environmentalist whackos weren't too busy preventing the US from exploring and building new refineries and let the oil companies start harvesting some of the oil we have around the continental US, we wouldn't be in this position. Nuclear? no way, it is too dangerous. Drill in ANWR? nah, that sheet of sheer ice is much too pristine to allow drilling for oil. After all, the millions of tourists that visit each year might be upset with oil rigs in the proposed 33 square miles (out of how many millions?) and not come back. Not to mention the probable extinction of species that live there.

Oil derricks off the coast? Wind generators? oh no, then people like Ted the swimmer, Kennedy would lose worth in property value and it would spoil his view, not to mention the limousine liberals in California that would have to stare at those ungodly things. Oh, and by the way, guess it's okay for the Chinese to be drilling not 90 miles off our southern coast near Cuba, for oil. Ask the environmentalists why they haven't raised hell about that?

Lift federal taxes of gasoline? not on your life. The poor federal government would just go broke with no getting their share of the pie. It's the hypocrisy of the left that is astounding. Much of the issue with the price of gas can be laid squarely at the feet of the leftist environmental whackos and the democrats for not allowing the US to explore new and untouched oil reserves. Hell, if we were to start drilling in our territory, we might become energy independent in about 20 years. For a lot of people, that's 20 years too late.

And finally, has anyone else noticed how Barry is always criticizing anything about America? I never hear Barry saying anything good about America, just what's wrong with it. In the spirit of Jimmy, I am waiting for him to say, "Ladies and Gentlemen, America's best days are behind her."

Ladies and Gentlemen, please send your sweaters in care of Barry Obama.

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