Thursday, August 30, 2012
I believe Ryan is setting Obama up on this one and they are taking the bait, hook, line and sinker.
We are going to hear lots of debate about exact dates of when Obama promised what and if the Evil Bush had his blood soaked claws on this closing, but lets look at the reasoning here. The bottom line... Obama did not say, "If you have a government that cares, (and then using his latest 'I care') meaning ME, this plant will be open for 100 years, but not if Bush, the GOP, or take your pick, someone else shuts it down after I get elected, but before I am inaugerated".
Obama's Chicago way and cronyism always implies, I'll do something for you and you do something for me. Obama was telling his audience, You are a swing state, and you are union members and I want your votes and I want your union money, so If I'm President in less than a year, I will PROMISE to keep this plant open,...no excuses, no blaming, I promise to you people of Janesville. The people of Janesville heard his promises, believed his hope, change and promises and they voted for him and they gave him union money.
When Obama came in to office, he did not say, I know there has been a production slow down or an order to close or whatever, but I will fix this. He just walked away. Actually he did worse than that.
Ryan has pointed out before, Trucks, vans and SUVs are one of America's most popular products, but Obama and his party through regulation and CAFE standards has pushed the Auto Industry away from these vehicles and made it more difficult to produce, and more difficult to employ workers for these products. This is why Obama's so called solution was retool to make green go cart sized cars, which no one wants. Why? Supposedly the atmosphere is damaged by Chevy trucks. So the left gets its way and less of these products are made in the US and in Janesville in particular. Result, No Jobs, Obama gets votes.
So to add insult to injury, what did Obama do? He took over GM and what was the first order of business? GM went to China, cut a deal with the communist Chinese government to make, not environmentally friendly chevy volts that the Chinese would laugh at.... They opened a plant to make trucks and vans!!!!
Now last time I checked,... and who knows how the latest pop science theories Al Gore and Barack Obama are peddling,..., but isn't the atmosphere in Asia the same one we have in North America? Isn't there just one Stratosphere?
So how does it help the environment or help American workers or help Americans for us to outlaw the manufacture of trucks in Wisconsin, so that we can have our former communist enemies in China using what is essentially slave labor to build trucks to drive along the Yangtze? Furthermore, why is it preferably to risk a Kuwaiti oil tanker running aground in the Indian ocean and hurting an African sea bird as opposed to a Minnesota water beetle being endangered by a pipeline from the newly discovered oil fields in the Dakotas, that are larger than Saudi Arabia?
The answer: None of it makes sense, because Obama is not sincere on these matters, which was Ryan's point. Obama made a promise, average middle class workers believed it and gave him what he needed, votes and money, and he threw them under the bus. Nothing new, and to make sure the pattern is complete, when confronted with it, he blames Bush for causing their misery, completely ignoring the fact that he had promised to solve any injury Bush might inflict on them. He broke that promise. Period. He lied.
I am convinced this is a set up by Ryan, because it is a big fat pitch over the plate and Obama's people are swinging wildly at it, forcing the issue to be elevated by his compliant media, at which point Ryan will pull Obama's pants down in front of Keith Olberman and Rachel Maddow, which of course will prove Ryan is a racist.
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Friday, August 24, 2012
God Bless her. I feel for the 80 something woman who took it upon herself to "touch up" a masterpiece painting of Jesus, only to realize too late, that she was in over her head.
I can't help but imagine she must have gone through the same thought process as Barack Obama when he took on a job too big for his abilities.
When I look at her handy work, I wonder, after finishing the left eye, did she say to herself, "OK, that's not quite what I was looking for, but I should at least try to make the right look similar, then I can come back and maybe they will like it once they get used to it".
Did Obama also, say, "OK, I didn't try to work with the GOP and I didn't get any votes from them for my debt bomb stimulus package, and after a year, I'm not seeing the response I'd expected, maybe I can go at the Obamacare monstrousity with the same lack of transperancy and failure to work with others and see if the two heavily polled and unpopular policy beasts at least look like something people will eventually learn to accept once they realize most of the damage is done."
Did she step back and say, "My Lord, this looked so easy when I saw other restorers do this, why is this going so off track? Maybe I should have brought along others to assist me, because going it alone carries a heavy burden of responsibility. I know, I'll say, I'm an old person and a victim, I should have had more help"
When she got to the mouth, It looks like she just kind of drew a big hole and began to smudge and smear and eventually give up any pretense of a real effort.
And hasn't Obama seemed like that for the last year. Occasionally he'll talk about Stimulus 2, but then he steps back and shakes his head. Then he tries to rename it by calling it roads and bridges, sometimes teachers are tossed in, but he knows its just Stimulus 2 and then he wonders why it seemed so easy to those guys who went before him.
In the end, the poor woman decided to bring her work up and out in the open. I'm trying to imagine what the priests faces looked like when they saw what she had done to the Lord Jesus and the masterpiece that had been cared for by so many generations of caretakers before her. What could she say? I did my best! It was damaged before, I was trying to fix it. It would have been worse had I done nothing.
The priest might have picked his jaw up off the floor and said, "You were not qualified to fix this. You should have waited for someone who was qualified. Why didn't you respect the ideas and opinions of others by sharing your plans with others and allowing input from the other caretakers of this precious treasure?"
In the end, she succumbed to temptation and sought refuge in that irresistible shelter from shame,...she blamed the priests.
Meanwhile, Cecilia Giménez, the octogenarian who allegedly took it upon herself to touch up the decaying artwork, has made an appearance on television to claim her restoration effort was sanctioned by the priest at the church where the fresco resides.
At least she waited until the outrage in the end. Obama has been blaming everyone else from the very beginning. He will go down in history as the President whose dog at his homework.
He began as the new messiah who played the part of a presidential candidate, but when his brush touched the canvas, his work was not merely the expressions of child like brush strokes. He chose to do his fresco upon the wall of the great masters who built and protected the greatest country ever created, and just as the owners of this sacred painting are now saying,....people who understand the true value of a masterpiece fear the damage is so great, it may never be completely restored.