As I sat and watched our president address the press in the last press conference of his first administration, I smelled “blood in the water”.
Unlike previous instances, he no longer showed the vigor and self assurance that I saw when he was on the campaign trail and his “rock star” image seems to be eroded by the reality of a man under pressure and less sure of himself and less sure of those around him. Granted, some of that may be, at least in part, to the fact that at a press conference he does not have a teleprompter to prop him up.
As is often the case when I listen to this master prevaricator speak, what he says and what he does appears to run in direct opposition to what he says. He spent a great deal of time on more than one occasion decrying the absurdity of congress not being willing to pay its bills.
And I thought: “Gee, how is it more absurd for congress not to pay its bills than it is for individuals not to pay their bills? Something that the dim-wits on the left of the aisle have constantly pushed for.”
I have bought a number of cars and houses over the years and I have paid cash whenever possible. But in the case of houses, one typically borrows some amount of money and they sign a contract to pay back that money over time. Nobody ever guaranteed me that I would make a profit when I sold my house and the first two I owned in California resulted in a barely break accounting even when I sold them a half dozen years after the purchase. So why is it that this regime feels it is proper to chastise congress and at the same time demand that We The People give our tax dollars to folks who suddenly found themselves owning property that is currently worth less than what they paid for it? I own one of those properties and I would rather rot in hell than ask for the government to do anything about it. It is one of those old fashioned things called “personal responsibility”.
Would anyone care to guess what I paid for my fully loaded 2003 Cadillac DeVille vs. how much I can get for it today? And is congress going to make some arrangement to make up the difference for me? B.S.
But what was interesting was that Mr. O’Bummer kept repeating himself and he seemed to be constantly looking for words and seemed not convinced himself of the drivel that he was putting out.
Blood in the water.
Yes, congress made the obligations and yes our bills must be paid. But congress is trying (better late than never) to act like the head of household who sees all the bills and decides to cut up the credit cards. The spending must stop or (national) bankruptcy is inevitably forthcoming.
And our fearless (gutless?) leader kept reiterating that he was not of a mind to negotiate on the debt ceiling; not unlike a petulant child demanding a new credit card when confronted with the bills for the maxed out credit cards that the bread winner can no longer pay.
And again, the repetition and the lack of conviction and the searching for different ways to say the same thing.
Blood in the water.
And then the conference moved on towards Gun Control.
Mr. O’Bummer knows full well that any infringement on The Second Amendment will hit a very stiff head wind indeed in both houses of congress. Even his favorite pit bull, Whore House Harry Reid, is a life time member of the NRA and the NRA has purchased a great deal of support in each and every election.
The misguided Mr. O’Bummer made vague and repeated references bordering on threats to invoke “executive privilege” to effect the changes he wants to see.
Blood in the water.
But those threats have generated a massive renewed interest in the 1952 Supreme Court decision (Youngstown Co. v. Sawyer, 343, U.S.579).
Blood in the water.
What is interesting about the decision is the finding that states:
“The Executive Order was not authorized by the Constitution or laws of the United States; and it cannot stand. Pp. 585-589.”
I challenge every elected “representative” on both sides of the aisle to closely examine each and every “executive order” issued to a rigid test under the light of this decision as cited by the Supreme Court.
Why do I say “Blood in the water”?
I say it because I can see it and sense it. In this “news” conference Mr. O’Bummer looked more like a seventy year old Keith Richards after a week long bender than a twenty year old Justin Timberlake on “Star Search”.
I say it because his confidence is visibly lessened, his demeanor less energetic, and because his periodic “deer in the headlights” expression during this “press conference”.
And speaking of “press conference... I have often wondered if there is a “barf bucket” at the door to the White House Press Room. Surely there are some journalists who still possess some modicum of integrity. And if they exist surely they would need some place to barf their morning coffee after attending one of these “briefings” with the pathetically scripted “soft ball” and supportive “questions” offered to the puppet-on-the-pulpit.
And what might be the source of this “blood in the water”?
We The People.
I would dearly love to say the source of the blood in the water was Congress. But to me Congress is no different from any other junkie; they can never be fully trusted - individually and certainly not as a group. But I do not live in the etherial world that those people live in.
The only possible source of this “Blood in The Water” can only be from We The People.
More than any time in the history of this country We The People are monitoring every vote, every public comment, and at every opportunity via every available means of communications We The People are voicing our opinions, our anger, and our unbridled outrage at what the fools in Washington have allowed to happen to our country and our liberty.
Now we must focus that anger and outrage towards achievable goals and objectives.
The Tea Party had an impact in the 2010 election cycle and then the predictable happened. Just like a new “boy band” newly sprung into the limelight, some groups went power crazy and focused on building a local power base; to what end was never clear. Others sat back on their backsides and reveled in “our” success while others hung out their equivalent of the “Mission Accomplished” banner. And yet others began to emulate politicians everywhere and did their best to enrich themselves via political fervor.
What ever the reality may be in any particular Tea Party organization far too many of them have one thing in common: they have lost focus and some have even lost faith in their ability to effect the type of changes we all strive for; the type of changes we saw in our recent past.
The election is over and the final battle for freedom and liberty has just begun.
I belong to the Las Vegas Valley Tea Party and our leadership is remarkable. Our leadership has not lost the focus or their belief in the ability of We The People to effect change. It is up to us - We The People - to get over the beating we just took, refocus and recommit to the challenges that will outlive most of us, pick the battles we can win and march onto the field of battle with the conviction that we can win and we will win IF we can maintain the courage and the will to put this nation back on course to regain our position as the beacon of personal freedom and liberty that our founders envisioned..
Las Vegas, Nevada