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lol... i love it...
the wingnuts will lose it over this... :-)
The Obama Failure
In less than one hundred days in office, President Obama has
managed to single-handedly destroy our economy and waste the
opportunity to bring real change and hope for our country.
by Abelardo Arias
Friday, March 13, 2009
"Yes we can!" roared the crowd. It was an emotional night for
everyone. The 2008 presidential election was over. John McCain
had lost to the first major party endorsed African-American
presidential candidate in United States history. We finally
closed troubling chapters in our history such as Mississippi
burning and the civil rights marches of Selma.
Republicans, including the bewildered Religious Right, sat
stunned in their seats wondering what would happen to their
country. It was not because the Democratic Party was any
different from the Bush Administration but because the GOP had
pathetically lost its neo-conservative bully pulpit in the White
Democrats cheered with glee at the opportunity to take back the
power that was theirs during the Clinton Glory Days. They
salivated at the prospect of re-introducing neo-liberal
interventionism on foreign soil and overseas markets They longed
to once again crank the Dollar presses to inflate the money
supply in the name of the "poor" this time instead of
"business". They would gladly finish the work of the Fall of
the American Empire started under the Bush Regime.
And now, the smoke and mirrors game goes on. The crooked
politicians of 2009 are no different than the corrupt
politicians of the Gilded Age or the Roaring Twenties. Crony
capitalists like oil barons and railway tycoons then lined the
pockets of our nation's representatives to further the goals of
Big Business and destroy the wealth of American workers. Sound
President Obama had a unique opportunity in history -- and he
blew it. He brought us "change" indeed. He slammed the Bush
Doctrine in all its ugly forms of secrecy and judicial
obstruction into executive hyper-drive. The rhetoric of
compassionate conservative now became the drivel of
If there is one thing Americans say about Obama it is this: he
He cares for the mechanic in Detroit who lost his job. He cares
for the middle-aged couple living in the Hooverville tent
outside Sacramento. He cares for the middle class mother and her
three kids in Toledo spending their nights in a homeless shelter
with the addicted and the ignored.
But does Obama really care?
In fact, his compassionate liberalism runs so deep that it pulls
a move from the old Ronald Reagan playbook we knew as trickle-
down economics. These days the compassionate White House grants
bail-out money to financial monsters like AIG and Bank of
America. There could be no better help for the American veteran
shivering under a bridge tonight because there just aren't any
more jobs. (Unless of course, you can beat out the 200 other
people applying for that one lonely job opening.) The idea is
that bail-out money will sooner or later trickle-down to the
great unwashed masses of Americans wondering what in Sam Hill
happened to the real estate market and their retirement accounts.
It may only be a drop of financial bail-out -- but hey it
trickled down. Next up, bread lines!
The truth is that the White House allowed corporate giant CEOs
to loot and pilfer the public treasury. This Administration is
following the same tortured logic of the previous one which
assured us that falsely accused cab drivers from Baghdad were
receiving comfortable attention at Guantanamo Bay.
The left-right political paradigm in this country is a sham.
(Sorry to disappoint my fellow Evangelical Christians.) Both
parties have proven to be Big Business, Big Government
warmongers. For those who actually wished McCain had been
elected just think about this: the GOP would have put up no
opposition to the new President's Stimulus Package and would
have rammed through trillions more in "help" for America.
So there you have it. President Obama is as bad as the worst
conservative and as bad as the worst liberal -- and all with a
How is the left-right scenario a sham? Consider the following.
The gay rights issue is a political distraction. Stem cell
research? Just more Big Research pork-barrel spending. Abortion?
It's the political Gordian Knot that requires even the most
astute of political science majors to bust a gut if they dare
try to untie it. The so-called immigration invasion? A typical
act of sensational yellow journalism that says, "Look over
there, Bubba! It ain't your own government stealin' your hard-
earned dollars, it's them Mexicans lookin' for revenge and
dishwasher jobs since the Alamo!" Sorry, Pat Buchanan, the
"Death of the West" comes from the corruption in our government,
not the immigrants heading back home in record numbers.
What are the real issues of post-election America? For starters,
the destruction of individual wealth in this country, save for
the high upper class. We are on the verge of an economic
meltdown that will dwarf the Great Depression and will take
decades to recover. There is no need for a conspiracy theory
here -- only the urgency of understanding the mess that we
allowed to happen and how we can financially protect ourselves.
We must not waste time. We must move our already-compromised and
over-valued U.S. Dollars into assets of real value. This does
not include real estate unless you're buying ten cents or less
on the high-priced dollar. Forget your 401(k), pensions and your
annuities. Unless you can take your money out, they are toast.
The stock market is one toxic graveyard, particularly finance
shares. Dump them. Invest in precious metals, food supply,
cigarettes, alcohol and medicine for trade and help for your
neighbors when the Dollar collapses.
Consider buying silver, palladium and gold from reputable
sellers like apmex.com. I personally recommend silverbullion.com
because I support the goals of the owner Jason Hommel to bring
silver back as the most effective medium of exchange. Remember,
that despite the U.S. Treasury's naked assertions, the U.S.
Constitution expressly reserves the right of individual States
to mint legal tender coins so long as they're gold or silver.
When the dollar collapses, I do not think that New York City
will burn or that the United States will come to an immediate
end. But if it did, the blame must rest entirely on Barack Obama
and his Congressional Criminal Syndicate.
Some might here criticize me as being unfair. After all, George
W. Bush The Evangelical nearly bankrupted this country with his
illegal wars, his blatant lies to stir Americans to bloodshed,
his deliberate obstruction to the 9/11 Commission, his last-
minute corporate bailout to the tune of hundreds of billions,
his economic tinkering with interest rates, his unconscionable
acts of torturing innocent men and children, his doubling of the
national debt, et cetera, et cetera.
But let me be clear about this. George W. Bush is a public
menace. He and his cadre must be tried and convicted of their
crimes. But that will never happen under an Obama Presidency, in
spite of the President's left-leaning brand of crony capitalism.
The Truth Commission currently at play in the Congress is merely
a circus show to fool Americans into thinking that we actually
take seriously the crimes of torture, invasion, occupation,
mayhem, pillaging, looting, rape, pollution, perjury, bribery
and killing of civilians with illegal weapons of war.
Every moment that the Obama Administration rolls on without
prosecuting the crimes of the former Administration, it exists
as a de facto confirmation that our new President has sold out
to the rich and that he lied to his Democratic base and the
American voter. The White House today has continued in the same
deadly bait-and-switch tactics of the former Village Idiot-In-
Chief. Additionally, Obama has moved to control more media and
aggressively solidify relationships with members of the "War and
Bankers Party" on both sides of the aisle.
For a President to vociferously take on Rush Limbaugh the GOP's
talk radio attack dog is an alarming signal. Besides the fact
that the Democrats want to point out the weakness of the GOP's
leadership vacuum, Obama is inserting himself into the realm of
media and entertainment instead of focusing on how his office
can uphold and defend the U.S. Constitution in light of the
economic crisis. Are we really so surprised to see the leftist
authoritarian Hugo Chavez, who is a regular media personality,
cheer Obama in his nationalization and socialization of the
banking and insurance industries?
Evangelical Christian radio stations are scared stiff about the
Democratic-led Congress reviving restrictions on Americans to
share their religious opinions over the people's airwaves. And
they should be concerned. (I particularly enjoy my local
station.) After all, the same kind of government that monitors,
censors, filters and controls any form of media is the same
type of authoritarianism that steals, plunders and coerces its
own people. One look at China's control of the internet and
Google's sickening overture to that regime is enough to make any
civil libertarian's skin crawl. Reports that Australia is
considering Chinese-style filtering over what their people can
access on the internet makes me want to boycott eucalyptus
So why is President Obama responsible for our economic debacle?
Because it's the first rule of leadership. Everything is your
fault. If he didn't like the prospect of being stuck with the
mess of his predecessor he should have remained in the Senate or
considered an honest living like working for AIG or Lehmann
Brothers. Obama has not only repeated the same unconstitutional
trespasses of Bush II, but he actually increased the amount of
corporate welfare to the Bank Barons. Obama turned a blind eye
to the Federal Reserve's arbitrary usury practice through the
printing of increasingly worthless U.S. Dollars.
Are we really going to see a Dow Jones 4000? The answer is
regrettably yes -- and then some. There are economic forces at
play that will no longer be ignored or manipulated. Human
behavior will always gravitate towards self-preservation and the
protection of our future generations through wealth-building,
capital, production and labor. All the paper fiat money and
government spending in the world can never stop that or help
this economic disaster recover without drastic corrections to
our own cursed speculative market. The times of fast and easy
money are over.
President Obama has not even finished his first year in office
and I must already call him out as one of the worst Executives
ever in the history of our Republic. Bush II is close behind.
Every GOP and Democratic elected leader that voted for any of
these crooked bail-outs deserves a one-way ticket to an
electoral defeat. Should state law allow it, a public tar-and-
feathering might be in order.
When our country faced economic dangers, depressionary woes and
international volatility let it be said that President Obama
failed to protect us from the corruption of Congress, the
indifference of the Judiciary and the foolishness of the People.
Let it be said that he abandoned his post to uphold the
Constitution. Let it be said that he whored his policies and his
office for the rich and powerful, both foreign and domestic. Let
it be said that we voted for change and all we got was the Raw
Deal of the Obama Failure.
Abelardo Arias is a private attorney and an independent-minded
libertarian He and his wife unschool their children at home as
an alternative to government schooling. Send him mail to be
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