PLATITUDES, CATCH-PHRASES AND SLOGANS
Hope and change...that was the launch for the president's foray into the race for the White House. He was a cool dude and, according to Harry Reid, didn't speak with a dialect. Yes we can...that was another cliche trotted out for the masses, and they ate it up like it was an ice cream sundae. Here was a guy who was bound to fundamentally change America, but gave no indication of what he was changing it into...but we know now, don't we? Forward he said, like the Bolsheviks he so resembles, he all but recited the Communist Manifesto, but he put it into operation. If you've never heard of Saul Alinsky, or Cloward and Piven, you're missing out on some really radical ideas. As a matter of fact, Alinsky wrote a book called RULES FOR RADICALS. The Cloward–Piven strategy is a political strategy outlined in 1966 by American sociologists and political activists Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven that called for overloading the U.S. public welfare system in order to precipitate a crisis that would lead to a replacement of the welfare system with a national system of "a guaranteed annual income and thus an end to poverty".
A guaranteed annual income? Someone else is going to determine how much money you can make? Who would that person be, you might ask? My guess is that it would be a governmental agency that would oversee the money that you make. Somehow that doesn't sound like a free society to me, but Americans have been ceding their freedom to the federal government one little bite at a time...so the ignorant don't notice...and they haven't. Perhaps, once you've reached your guaranteed annual income, you could sit back and relax, huh? No, I don't think so. In all likelihood, if you managed to make more than you were supposed to, the government would take that excess and give it to someone else. By golly, that sounds like communism to me, or at the very least, socialism. The two stated that many Americans who were eligible for welfare were not receiving benefits, and that a welfare enrollment drive would strain local budgets, precipitating a crisis at the state and local levels that would be a wake-up call for the federal government, particularly the Democratic Party. There would also be side consequences of this strategy, according to Cloward and Piven. These would include: easing the plight of the poor in the short-term (through their participation in the welfare system); shoring up support for the national Democratic Party-then splintered by pluralistic interests (through its cultivation of poor and minority constituencies by implementing a national "solution" to poverty); and relieving local governments of the financially and politically onerous burdens of public welfare (through a national "solution" to poverty)
Another catch-phrase used by the president was that one about how, if you liked your doctor, you could keep him/her. He also said the same thing about your healthcare program. Both, as we now know, turned out to be lies, as was the one about every family will save about $2,500 a year on their insurance.
Then there was the speech back in 2009 when he said his administration was going to clean up the VA mess, and in that same year he said he was going to take responsibility for the AIG executives getting big bonuses while they took
173 billion in bailout money. He always has a neat little catch-phrase handy when the occasion demands it but it’s lip-service and only lip-service because nothing gets done, nobody gets fired, no scandals get cleaned up. In February of that same year he said that he would be a one-term president if the economy did not recover in three years.
It’s 6 years, the economy is in the toilet and he’s still on the job! There’s a man that, when his lips are moving, you know he’s lying. No matter the subject, he’s got a little slogan for it, and the low-information folks lap it up like it’s honey.
The man is an incompetent, feckless, spineless, puppet and he needs to do the honorable thing and resign. He promises to fix things that, for the most part, he screwed up…that would be the economy, our military, foreign relations, border security and the list goes on and on. Maybe, the most telling phrase was recently uttered by our wannabe king, when he said that he’ll go it alone because Congress wouldn’t act on the children-at-the-border immigration problem. There was the time when Obama promised, "This was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal." Only a deranged environmental wacko and duped people could believe that a non-god can change ocean depths. Go home, Barack…wherever that might be…go home and leave the American people alone. Do not pass go, do not collect 2 billion dollars, and make sure you don’t fly Air Force One on your way out, either.
Larry Usoff, US Navy Retired www.AirHumanityRadio.net