Friday, February 12, 2010

It’s the Big Tent Socialism Stupid!

Noemie Emery’s article, “Democrats inflicting themselves with wedge issues” and Michael Barone’s article, “With absolute power, Team Obama grows stupid” both attempt to diagnosis the problems ailing the Democrat agenda.

Emery starts out by illustrating good and great politicians and then contrasts those politicians against the “I’m the Greatest” wannabe, president Barry Hussein Soetoro. And no the irony was not lost on me. Emery doesn’t consider president Soetoro either a good or a great politician.

Good politicians, like Ike and JFK (and yes, our Bill Clinton), use the landscape around them to shape coalitions that sustain them in power. Great politicians, like Reagan and Franklin D. Roosevelt, refashion the landscape, creating realignments that survive them by decades.

Obama, by contrast, has done something different: He first formed, and then shredded, his own coalition, creating wedge issues that splintered his party, with no help from opponents at all.—Noemie Emery

Barone begins by slamming the Soetoro Chicago inner circle. He notes that they were brilliant campaigners but have turned out to be mere amateurs at governing.

How could such smart people do so many stupid things? That question, or variations on it, is being asked in Washington and around the country about the Obama administration.

The same people who directed the campaign that defeated Hillary Clinton and routed John McCain, a campaign that raised far more money and attracted far more volunteers than any before it, have within a year come up with a legislative program that is crashing in ruins and that, to judge from recent polls, has left the Democratic party weaker than I have seen it in almost 50 years of closely following politics.

The 2008 campaign was an impressive achievement. So, in a negative way, is the 2009 legislative program that has left the Democrats in such woeful shape in 2010.—Michael Barone

So just what has happened to the righteous wind at the back of president Soetoro? Just where is the love, that swept him into power just one short year ago? Democrats are now scratching their heads and they want to know.

What is true is, president Barry Soetoro government can be summed up in two areas. Barry Hussein Soetoro himself is an Ideologue who surrounds himself with Ideologues. And second, he promotes a radical socialist agenda as policy by which he means to change America. In other words it’s the Big Tent Socialism Stupid!

It’s the people that this president chooses to work in his administration; it’s the way that this president is going about conducting the affairs if this country and it’s the policies that this president is promoting. It’s all wrong for America and the American people see it.

Emery relays a story of a Soetoro government under fire from all sides of the liberal spectrum. According to Emery, the Associated Press writes of "Democrat-vs.-Democrat anger" in all sorts of venues. (This is like Thunderdome under the Big Tent)

The House of Representatives Democrats at odds with Senate Democrats. Senate Democrats at odds with the White House and the and Daily Kos radicals angry at everyone, this is the failing Big Tent concept that ridiculously many establishment Republicans believe they need in order to be a viable Party. (No wonder they lost in 2008).

This is even more reason that RNC chairman Michael Steele should consider some kind of rubric to define what a Conservative is so that “Progressive Conservatives” like Meghan McCain, Compassionate Conservatives or Maine Conservatives can be exposed for the frauds that they are and can be stopped from harming the Party similar to what Democrats are experiencing (see story)

Barone on the other hand believes that Democrats troubles are embedded in the Chicago clique that surrounds the president. In Barone’s opinion the president would have better served himself and the country had he availed himself to the wisdom of the Washington establishment instead of the small town Chicago politics which he brought to Washington. (see story)

Team Obama failed to realize they were no longer running in Chicago or in the Democratic primaries or facing an electorate fed up with Republicans. And, more important, they failed to realize that vastly expanding government goes deeply against the American grain -- and against the basic appeal of their successful campaign.—Michael Barone

What I believe is, president Soetoro overestimated himself and his ability to sell his message of hope the American people aren’t watching too closely has I change their system of government to a non-Constitutional Socialist model.

I also believe that he misread the American people. Soetoro believed that he could say anything and the America people would accept it just because he said it. He also thought that he could completely topple the figurative political statue of George W. Bush in the square of public opinion and the American people would climb upon it and while hitting it with shoes they would howl, wail and ululate. He was wrong on all counts.

Now that the American people see that the message of hope and change is in actuality a message of government control, lost of freedoms, gross deficit spending and of course blaming the previous administration, the American people have rejected the rhetoric because for the first time they see the reality.

The reality is, as Joe Biden said on the campaign trail in 2008 Barry Hussein Soetoro wasn’t ready to lead and as Hillary Clinton warned us we needed someone ready to lead on day one. They were both warning us that Barry Hussein Soetoro would not be even a good president let alone a great president. We should have listened.

What we voted for in spite of their warnings was a piped piper with a melodious message of hope and change when we needed a seasoned conductor who could conduct this symphony which is America.

Barry Hussein Soetoro has been attempting to change the sheet music of America during the concert presentation. That is not just a rookie mistake that is an indication of someone completely out of touch with reality. That is why the president is failing, he is out of touch with American reality. On the contrary he envisions a new Utopian European socialist hybrid American country.

The American people finally see that president Soetoro is not attempting to fix what is wrong with America he is attempting to fundamentally change America into something that it was never intended to be.

Democrats if you want to know what is wrong with the Soetoro presidency, it is the president’s vision of America. It’s the Big Tent Socialism Stupid!

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous10:22 AM

    How powerful a Microscope are you going to need to see that Socialist Big Tent?