Wednesday February 13, 2013
State of the Union or another Campaign Speech?
There is some good news to report and there’s some bad news. The good news: we only have to listen to three more yearly campaign speeches. The bad news: the next three such speeches will be the same as the last five.
The never-ending campaign rhetoric is spewed forth and received as it is handed down from the Almighty on high. This latest speech by Obama is simply a modification of the campaign rhetoric we have been subject to for the last five years.
Discounting all of the standing ovations, applauding and staged gesturing, the speech was exceptionally barren in defining the actual State of the Union. There was no mention of the true number of unemployed, the actual value (or de-value) of the dollar, the dismal state of our education system, the terrible death toll from gang-related violence, nor the declining goodness of life for most Americans.
Promises, given in rainbow rhetoric, have been made at every State of the Union speech for as long as I can remember. However, the promises made by the ruling Progressives have granite roots in uncompromising ideology. Simply put, “it is my way or no way: compromise will not be tolerated.”
The administration, with the undying support of all the Democrats, has failed miserably for the past four years with respect to returning our country to fiscal health. Yet, all we hear is the continual cry and moan that all things wrong are a result of President Bush, the Republicans, the tea party and mother nature. If Obama succeeds in his quest to destroy, dismantle and eliminate the Republican Party he risks placing himself and the Democrats in a position whereby there will be no one left to blame.
I deliberately left out mentioning the evil rich in the previous paragraph because in just a few years there will be no rich in our country, except the politicians. Capitalism continues to be the evil engine of hate. As such, capitalism must be eliminated. To this end, Obama and the fawning media continue to placate the grovelling sheep with promises of more taxes on the wealthy. The realization that our country has an out of control spending disaster cannot be entertained. Thus, it is more convenient to kick the can down the road.
The high-tone rhetoric of last night’s speech is applauded by the devout followers of the Anointed One, received as if a new deity has emerged. Let us all bow in humble adoration.
From the placid shores of Hannibal, MO by: A.R. Eskew