Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Volume 60 - A Most Charismatic President

We are now past the first 140 days of our new Presidency, President Barack Hussein Obama, and the Congressional 'Leadership' (loosely used 'term' since it is made up of individuals holding less than a 12% approval rate and a misconduct record that resembles the NFL and NBA) of Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and the rest of the Far-Left Liberal Congress. Nevertheless, our President is the most 'charismatic' president since the days of Washington, Adams and Jefferson; and one who's charisma covers him with more Teflon than John Gotti.

As in the words of Dr. Adrian Rogers, "You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation...You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it..."

How else other than the 'Teflon coating' can one explain a 65% approval rate on his demeanor, yet drastically lower approval ratings on his policies? Of course, Media Bias can play exceptional well in covering the supported 'Media President.' A simple example of which just occurred the other day with the coverage the murder of abortionist George Tiller. Newsworthy, of course but so was the killing of U.S. Army Pvt. William Long and Pvt. Quenton Ezeagwula by American Islamic convert Abdul Hakim Mujahid Muhammad as they stood outside an Army recruitment station in Arkansas. Never heard of that incident; nor did most of the rest of the nation for it would have put a poor light on the President's message to the Islam nation. Or the execution of Chapter 11 for General Motors after 30 billion dollars 'flushed into the toilet' on something that should had taken place months ago that would not have been discussed or even allowed to surface during the election, now is 'swallowed' without a protest. If this had taken place during the last administration 'the streets' would be littered with UAW leadership screaming like 'rapped apes' over such a 'preposterous' idea. But now not a word, other than the UAW rejecting more than 16% of the company; I wonder why.

The only good that has come from General Motors turning into 'Government Motors' is that Hummer might be purchased by the Chinese Company known as Sichuan Tengzhong, a maker of heavy industrial vehicles. Isn't it simply ironic that the U.S. government is now Nationalizing businesses where the so-called Socialistic Communistic Country of China is Privatizing businesses. Whether this deal gets through regulators or not isn't the point. The point is that Nationalizing businesses is not in the best long term interest of this country. We have now Nationalized a Bank, an Insurance Giant, and the largest of the Automobile Industry; reads like "Atlas Shrugged" by Ayn Rand! And in the words of the Most Charismatic President who believed in the Free Market, Ronald Reagan, "The most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help."

Another even more interesting development with Government Motors is the possible acquisition of Saturn by Roger Penske. Even though at this time it is simply a memorandum of understanding that would give Penske's Automotive Group Saturn's dealerships and save over 13,000 jobs the important note here is the following statements of Penske who truly understands 'Global' thinking: "I would expect that the model that we're putting together, the distribution model, will be profitable day one...""We'll have less costs. We'll not be in the manufacturing side..." and went onto say that he is in talks with global car manufacturers about building Saturn cars in the future. The value of my 2008 Aura just went up and 'Globalization' just might be 'breaking through' to some.

Our foreign policy is littered with apologies but this is for another time; its sensitivities and ultimate test are more than scary proposals; however, I will leave you with a quote from a truly Charismatic American Forefather "If a nation expects to be ignorant--and free--in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be." Thomas Jefferson.