Tuesday, April 28, 2009


Nail on the head

Regular Creeder Readers will recall that I was an early supporter of Michael Steele for RNC chairman. He ran an über-clever and principled campaign against a milquetoast Democrat for U.S. Senate in 2006 -- losing only 'cause Maryland is chock full o' liberals who don't know, well, fuckin' nothing.

Steele's had some rocky moments since he became RNC chair; however, I'll not regret my decison to endorse him so long as he keeps sayin' stuff like this ...

I believe President Obama’s first 100 days in office is more than simply an opportunity to provide a report card on his term thus far. I believe his first 100 days offer us a frightening glimpse of what a "changed America" could look like: trillions in debt, suffocated free markets, diluted forms of capitalism, and individual liberties sacrificed at the altar of collectivism.

Led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, liberal Democrats have demonstrated an arrogance of power that uses the fear and concerns Americans have about the economic recession as justification to enact their policies designed to unravel the very fabric of our way of life. In addition to their irresponsible spending and dangerous borrowing, the Democrats have already taken steps to nationalize our banking and automotive industries and have their sights set on America’s health care system and energy industry. While they hope the American people won’t notice, they have. And their response has been nothing short of a resounding "No More!" However, such concerns have fallen on deaf ears by the White House and Democratic leadership on the Hill. In fact, what passes as a response has been dismissive at best or just plain rude. Their arrogance toward those who dare to dissent illustrates that there clearly is another side to the high-minded rhetoric and feel good sentiment.

My question at day 100 is: Is this the “change” America voted for?

I’ve already touched upon some examples of the Democrats’ arrogance of power during the past 100 days. Let’s recap:

First came the Democrats’ $787 billion economic stimulus package. It was intended, first and foremost, to help create much-needed jobs. What it became was a bill larded up with billions of dollars in pork-barrel spending -- including a $30 million earmark from Pelosi herself to protect San Francisco mice -- that offered American families little hope in terms of direct job creation (unless that job was to protect the mice). And let’s not forget, the Democrats’ stimulus bill also contained the loophole allowing millions of dollars in bonuses to be paid to executives at American International Group.

Then came Nancy Pelosi’s $410 billion in spending on a fiscal year 2009 omnibus package that contained 8,000 earmarks. President Obama signed it, even though he promised voters during the campaign that he would “go line by line through every item in the federal budget and eliminate programs that don’t work and make sure that those that do work, work better and cheaper.”

Next came the President’s jaw-dropping $3.6 trillion budget that would raise taxes on the very job-producing small businesses our economy needs right now. It will leave a $9 trillion deficit hanging over the heads of our children and grandchildren and leave them indebted to China and countries in the Middle East for generations to come.

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