Monday, September 28, 2009

Who's in YOUR Wallet?


Obama discussing his favorite topic, i.e., himself: "...You know, he doesn't look like all those other presidents on the dollar bills."

How very true. Obama is quite unlike the presidents on the dollar bills but in ways that go much deeper than the surface of his skin.

U.S. law, passed in 1866, prohibits portraits of any living person on currency. This reinforced the tradition established by the man who refused to be king, George Washington. Washington was vehemently opposed to displaying his image on coins, as that was what monarchies did. "I am certain it will be more agreeable to the citizens of the United States to see the head of Liberty on their coin than the head of presidents," Washington told Congress shortly after becoming president.

Times have changed.

Now we have a narcissist presiding over a citizenry that hardly values its liberty. Moreover, too many have lost any appreciation for decorum befitting a modern democratic republic. There are millions among us who are like Chris Matthews, Peggy Joseph and Charisse Carney-Nunes. Sobriety has given way to fanaticism.

This is very dangerous.

The ardent support of the NEA notwithstanding, our cities are not yet filled with giant Obama statues and there are no ten-story portraits of our Dear Leader. As far as I know, there are no immediate plans to put Obama on the $2 bill. But our prez does have a cult-like following. Led by their teachers, our school children sing and shout Obama's praises. Journalists are weak at the knees. Women swoon.

To date, Obama has done nothing to discourage any of the irrational, Obama-centric behavior.

Doctor Zero reflects on Obama mania:

The bigger the government, the greater its leaders. The unfortunate citizens of the biggest governments in the last century were told their maximum leaders were demigods.

Must we repeat the stupid mistakes of the 20th century?


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12 comments:

Conservative Scalawag said...

God help us. It will be a miracle if we don't end up fighting our government to get our Natural Rights back.

Get It Right said...

I cracked up when I saw that picture.. Great job

Rude and Arrogant Ass said...

Ah yes the great uniter has spoken in a great dividing way. I think come 2010 they will be shocked when they are sent packing. Sure those areas that have fools living off the rest of us will reelect their morons buts the middle class that makes this country work is fed up with BOTH PARTIES and their BS. Enough is enough and the time has come to remove these cancers from our government body.
It was the democrats in Congress over the last several years lead by Barney Frank and Chris Dodd pushing the Community Reinvestment Act of 1977 and Fanny Mae with the help of votes from Senator Obama and the strong arm tactics by ACRON that led to the current economic crisis. And it was NOT inherited, as he always says to cops out. . And I agree, they should sit down and be quiet in shame.

He really thinks his win by a mere 2% is a mandate to do anything he wants and to allow him to tell 1/2 the country to sit down and shut up. We already know he can’t do math so obviously he is oblivious to the fact that he has alienated more than the 2% that put him over the top to win. One term is one term to long but it will be his only term.

Rude and Arrogant Ass said...

Ah yes the great uniter has spoken in a great dividing way. I think come 2010 they will be shocked when they are sent packing. Sure those areas that have fools living off the rest of us will reelect their morons buts the middle class that makes this country work is fed up with BOTH PARTIES and their BS. Enough is enough and the time has come to remove these cancers from our government body.
It was the democrats in Congress over the last several years lead by Barney Frank and Chris Dodd pushing the Community Reinvestment Act of 1977 and Fanny Mae with the help of votes from Senator Obama and the strong arm tactics by ACRON that led to the current economic crisis. And it was NOT inherited, as he always says to cops out. . And I agree, they should sit down and be quiet in shame.

He really thinks his win by a mere 2% is a mandate to do anything he wants and to allow him to tell 1/2 the country to sit down and shut up. We already know he can’t do math so obviously he is oblivious to the fact that he has alienated more than the 2% that put him over the top to win. One term is one term to long but it will be his only term.

Barco Sin Vela II said...

Alexander Hamilton and Benjamin Franklin were not Presidents.

Just sayin'.

Not sure about the people who are squattin' on the property at 1600 Pensylvania Ave.

robert verdi said...

they can't help themselves.

Nickie Goomba said...

I agree with Scalawag. There is gonna be an UGLY battle to get any of our Liberty back.

commoncents said...

Great Post! I really like your blog!!
COMMON CENTS
http://www.commoncts.blogspot.com

ps. Link Exchange?

Left Coast Rebel said...

God help us indeed, what are we going to do to get our country back?

Z said...

"To date, Obama has done nothing to discourage any of the irrational, Obama-centric behavior."
Did you see my speech I wrote for Obama denouncing and asking people to STOP things like the "MMM MMM BARRACK HUSSEIN OBAMA" children's video? "We should all be for AMERICA not one man"....
Guess what; he never took me up on it!

MAN, commoncents NEVER gives up, does he :-)

robert thomas and his thoughts said...

Stranger things have happened.

RightKlik said...

CS: They're going to take everything they can get, that's for sure.

GIR: Thanks.

RaAA: Four years is plenty of time to lots of irreversible damage.

BSV II: Not presidents, but they are dead.

RV: Clearly

NG: The mother of all battles

CC: Totally

LCR: I wish I knew. Camp out in the streets? Go Galt? Flood Washington with 10 million people?

Z: Don't give up. I'll see if I can hack into the teleprompter...

RT: It just keeps getting more strange.