Friday, May 15, 2009

Systemic Democrat Rot

By Alan Caruba

The systemic rot within the Democrat Party is obvious to anyone other than the 13 million people on Obama’s campaign email list. They are presumably still entranced by the aura of “change and hope” put forth in billowing pink cotton candy clouds by the White House.

The rotting of the political system did not begin with Obama’s election and, so far as the Democrats are concerned, it goes back to the days of the Great Depression and the damage inflicted on the economy by the FDR administration.

We got a more recent look at it during the Lewinski scandal of the Clinton years, but now it has burst upon the political scene again as it is obvious to everyone that the Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, has been lying about her knowledge and acceptance of “enhanced interrogations.” Calls from any House Democrat that she should step down or be removed are muted or non-existent.

Her other political shenanigans to increase her husband’s wealth by exempting one of his major investments from regulations imposed on others is yet another example. The demands, too, for a virtual fleet of airplanes to ferry her and others back and forth is obscene.

The wheels of government are firmly in the hands of Democrat legislators with besmirched records, questionable friends and associates, and as often as not, liars of the first order. One need only look at the President who came out of the “Chicago machine” and his previous associations with a convicted real estate developer, an anti-American preacher, a former Weatherman, and others of that ilk. This is a President who will not release his birth certificate, nor any other records attesting to his competence and right to hold office.

In the House, Congressman Barney Frank who plays a crucial role in determining the way the bailouts and stimulus money are spent first gained fame when he publicly admitted his homosexuality six years after he had been elected in 1981. In 1991, he received an official reprimand for reflecting “discredit upon the House” as the result of his relationship with a male prostitute who ran a prostitution ring from Frank’s home. Frank said he knew nothing of this illicit enterprise.

Six members of the House recently traveled to Castro’s Cuba to explore how restrictions between the United States and that communist dictatorship could be lifted. They were Emanuel Clever, Marcia L. Fudge, Barbara Lee, Laura Richardson, Bobby Rush, and Mel Watt. All six are leadership member within the 2009 Congressional Black Caucus founded by one-time card carrying member of the Communist Party USA, Congressman John Conyers, Jr. of Michigan. The Caucus has 42 members of whom 30 are also members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.

With the assent of the Democrat controlled Congress, the White House has moved swiftly to acquire control of banks and the auto industry, is attempting to take the Census from the Department of Commerce where it has always been, and has approved the grant of several million to ACORN, a community activist organization now under indictment in several venues.

Meanwhile Americans are awakening to the fact that this is the most anti-business President since FDR who sought control over all business and agricultural activity in the nation, thus prolonging the Great Depression ten years until the advent of World War II.

Add to this that it is the most anti-energy administration ever!

None of this bodes well for the future and security of the nation. Little wonder an explosion of protest in the form of “Tea Parties” occurred within months after the inauguration in January of this year.

With major daily newspapers and news organization in meltdown, only the Internet is providing the news we need to protect against the Obama administration machinations that have foisted a greater national debt than all previous administrations combined and now promises to raise taxes on virtually everything in sight in the midst of a recession verging on a depression.

One can only hope that a public under the pressure of a failing economy will take notice of these events and be moved to further protest. They may, however, be too busy just trying to hold onto their homes and put groceries on the table.


juvat said...

And don't forget that "The Won" wants to be able to shut down the Internet in case of "National Emergency". I have a sneaking suspicion that will occur when the volume of protest against his policies starts to have an effect.

Alan Caruba said...

I am inclined to believe that even his propagandists will not be able to conjure up an excuse to shut down the Internet. Even a totalitarian government such as China's allows it to function, though under its control.

There are businesses in America that now depend on the Internet for the bulk of their sales.

The protest would be enormous.

Vermont Curmudgeon said...

Want to REALLY win the drug war?

"O.D." anyone 'pushing/selling' any drug with the drug they are 'pushing'.

Would this work?? It would cut down on repeat offenders!!