Monday, December 13, 2010


I've been wracking my brain to come up with a term that best describes the policies put forth by President Obama and his Administration. After much thought and introspection, I came up with the term - “Terminal Irrelevance”. “Terminal” means the end of phrase “the end justifies the means (as espoused by by the late Saul Alinsky), and “Irrelevance” to describe the policies that are just not applicable (irrelevant) to our economic and political system.

President Obama stated, in his campaign to become president on numerous occasions, that he was going to “transform” our country, after first stating that we are the best country in the world. If that was the case, why did he need to “transform” the best? It seems that his “transformation” was for the worst, not the best as things have turned out so far.

Look at what he has done in his two years in office. He pushed the House to pass the Cap and Trade (Tax) bill, it has, so far, died in the Senate, but he is determined to bring it up again. He took almost one year to steer a trillion dollar heath care bill through Congress, which wasn't read by most members in the Congress and even Obama himself, even though the polls showed that 60% of the people didn't want it. He had his Attorney-General sue the State of Arizona to stop them from enforcing an illegal immigrant law modeled after the federal law. 80% of the people support Arizona and not Obama on this one. In the wings is another goody for his union supporters, it is called Card Check (EFCA- Employee Free Choice Act), which will do away with “secret ballot” elections for the workers in union representation elections. And finally (as the list is too long), he had passed, through the Democrat controlled Congress, by bribes and arm-twisting, a $800 billion “Stimulus bill” that has not created the jobs that it was supposed to create as a means of selling it during its markup in Congress. The “shovel ready” jobs that Obama promised seem to be figment of his imagination. All it has done is to create more debt that our grandchildren will have to confront down the road.

The Kool-Aid drinking supporters of Obama will claim that I am against him because he is black (a weasel term if ever there was one).

No, my Obama “idol worshipers”, race has nothing to do with it. I was against his two “lily white” predecessors, Al Gore, and John Kerry for the same reasons I am against Obama. Their policies and Obama's policies “suck” (to use the street vernacular), the color of his skin had nothing to do with it.

I am against the introduction of Fabian Socialism into our society. The “transformation” espoused by Obama (and Pelosi and Reid) are bad for America and must be stopped before they make us into a second-rate nation. I'll say again, Obama's policies are “terminally irrelevant”.

Conservative commentary by Chuck Lehmann

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Ken Murray said...

Thomas Jefferson once opined , "I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them". The old adage about "beware of Greeks bearing strange gifts" should apply to Obama and the Democrats as their policies are definitely "terminally irrelavent".

Federalist No.2 said...

This new plan is temporary tax relief and long term entitlements. The pork in the this plan is typical left wing politics. Spend, Spend, Spend and destroy America.