Steyn on the Stimulus Bill

by Ryan on February 7, 2009

in Economy,Politics

Mark Steyn, author of the funny yet eerie, America Alone, subbed for Rush Limbaugh for two days this week while Rush was on vacation.  He’s always entertaining on Rush and I wish he’d sub more often.  However, writing a piece in the OC Register, Steyn gives his take on the faltering view of Obama the Messiah during the Chosen One’s tumultuous first three weeks.  Here’s just a sample on the stimulus:

“Appearing on ‘The Rush Limbaugh Show’ last week, I got a little muddled over two adjoining newspaper clippings – one on the stimulus, the other on those octuplets in California – and for a brief moment the two stories converged. Everyone’s hammering that mom – she’s divorced, unemployed, living in a small house with parents who have a million bucks’ worth of debt, and she’s already got six kids. So she has in vitro fertilization to have eight more.

“But isn’t that exactly what the Feds have done? Last fall, they gave birth to $850 billion of bailout they couldn’t afford and didn’t have enough time to keep an eye on, and now, four months later, they’re going to do it all over again, but this time they want trillionuplets. Barney and Nancy represent the in vitro fertilization of the federal budget. And it’s the taxpayers who’ll get stuck with the diapers.”

He goes on and on about the oddly out-of-date ”Hope, Not Fear” slogan which really hit a nerve — Obama is more pessimistic about the economy than major political figure I’ve heard in my life (outside of “malaise” tapes featuring Jimmy Carter).   Even FDR faked it until World War II! 

But then it all makes sense.  Remember this gem:

That was kind of scary, being that Rahm is Obama’s Cheif of Staff and is so matter-of-fact about pushing an agenda through the fear created during a crisis.  One doesn’t really want to say this kind of thing out loud because it may seem overly conspiratorial or off-base or even silly, but Obama’s anti-intellectualism and pessimism on the economic crisis truly seems like an attempt to manipulate this real crisis to push an ideological agenda (Chicago-payback-style) with the smallest amount of opposition as possible — an unabashed attempt to make We the People lab rats. 

We can think it and even joke about it, but an eerie reality sets in – I can’t explain the pessimism and unwillingness to craft a thoughtful bill from Mr. Hope and Change any other way.

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Ted February 7, 2009 at 6:53 pm

No to “stimulus” bill. Here’s why:
Since Obama’s earnest drive to convince the nation to weaken its economic strength through redistribution as well as weaken its national defense, has confirmed the very threats to our Republic’s survival that the Constitution was designed to avert, it no longer is sustainable for the United States Supreme Court and Military Joint Chiefs to refrain from exercising WHAT IS THEIR ABSOLUTE CONSTITUTIONAL DUTY TO DEFEND THE NATION FROM UNLAWFUL USURPATION. The questions of Obama’s Kenyan birth and his father’s Kenyan/British citizenship (admitted on his own website) have been conflated by his sustained unwillingnes to supply his long form birth certificate now under seal, and compounded by his internet posting of a discredited ‘after-the-fact’ short form ‘certificate’. In the absence of these issues being acknowledged and addressed, IT IS MANIFEST THAT OBAMA REMAINS INELIGIBLE TO BE PRESIDENT UNDER ARTICLE 2 OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION. Being a 14th Amendment ‘citizen’ is not sufficient. A ‘President’ MUST BE an Article 2 ‘natural born citizen’ AS DEFINED BY THE FRAMERS’ INTENT.


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