Since before the inauguration, this President, the 109th and 110th Congresses have said one thing and done the exact opposite. When they are not trying to misdirect our attention they simply and silently slip things through the system, hoping not to be found until it’s too late to reverse them.
Probably the most notable and evident is SanFran Nan’s grandiloquent oratory that began, “But we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of the controversy”. It was much like saying, “Just sign and date the bottom of this blank page, Gramps. I’ll fill in the top portion after you pass”.
There was Harry Reid’s statement in defense of the health care bill, “Elderly Americans
must learn to accept the inconveniences of old age”. That instilled a great confidence in the care we’ll receive as we age. Of course, the youth who were in favor of it were educated in public schools and cannot conceive their own aging.
Of course, Obama’s brilliant, “We’re going to have to change the culture in Washington so that lobbyists and special interests aren’t driving the process and your voices aren’t being drowned out”. Instead, he turned the lobbyists into Czars, Secretaries and cabinet level advisors.
Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize after just ten months in office and without doing a single thing during his term as Illinois State Senator or President to merit the honor. Schools were renamed to esteem the first black president before he collapsed the economy and forced school closures and the layoff of teachers.
Thus far, however, the apex of contradiction has to be that he accepted a “Transparency Award” from the open government community in a closed, undisclosed meeting at the White House.
Lest we forget VP Hoof-in-Mouth, who made Dan Quayle appear to be a MENSA member with the illustrious words, “We’re going to go bankrupt as a nation … Now, people when I say that look at me and say, ‘What are you talking about, Joe? You’re telling me we have to go spend money to keep from going bankrupt?’ The answer is yes, that’s what I’m telling you”.
We now have a government comprised of the 21st century Leo Gorcey and Huntz Hall, fumbling their way to the total transformation of a nation from greatness to extinction. The scary thing is that the goal and the result may not be a contradiction.