I'm a home schooling mom to a 9-year-old daughter. I'm also daughter of Daft Scottish Mom, who calls me an 'awful wee lassie' on a daily basis. I cannot argue with this assessment. Mark Steyn and Thomas Sowell are my Thinkies Porn and I'm one of those icky fiscal and social Conservatives. Between laundry, Barbies and school, I'm a blogger who writes for RedState, Human Events, and Big Journalism. I also very much enjoy the evil substances known as salt, red meat, and bacon. Co-host of That's What She Said on FTR Radio.
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No Bullying"This is not an election on November 2. This is a restraining order. Power has been trapped, abused, and exploited by Democrats. Go to the ballot box and put an end to this abusive relationship."
So said P.J. O'Rourke about the mid-term elections in 2010. While many talk about spending and the harm we are doing by saddling our children with immense debt, that spending is just a symptom of the real problem. We must break the abusive relationship with Big Daddy Government and not just cover up some of the painful bruises with makeup.
The mid-term elections were a start, but not enough. We need our 'Burning Bed' moment to put an end to the decades of government abuse that has put America on the precipice on which we are precariously balancing on one entitlement saddled foot.
"I won't have to worry about putting gas in my car," said Peggy Joseph, an Obama supporter, in 2008.
I suspect she didn't realize we wouldn't have to worry about it because we wouldn't be able to afford to fill our gas tanks under an Obama administration. The press is busily trying to cover for President Obama; high gas prices are only the fault of a President if his last name is Bush, evidently. Dissent was patriotic when a Republican was president, now it's racist. And gas prices, much much lower at the time, were the fault of the evil BusHitler regime but crushingly high gas prices under President Obama are someone else's fault, natch.
Reality begs to differ, though. When President Obama took office, the average gas price was $1.85 per gallon. It's now up to $3.87 per gallon and the rise shows no signs of stopping.
President Obama, oval office"The buck stops here." That is, evidently, a teachable moment that President Obama failed to learn at Harvard. He can't be held responsible for anything, you see. It's all somebody else's fault, as evidenced by his latest campaign ad disguised as a "documentary." I'm a little annoyed that the President has stolen my idea; for years I've conveniently deflected personal responsibility for things by saying "I blame cramps." Of course I'm not, you know, the President of the United States. And forgetting to pay the cable bill is a tad different than destroying the economy.
We can expect more of this, as Donald Berwick, Obama's appointee as head of Medicare and Medicaid Services, has said as much: "The decision is not whether or not we will ration care -- the decision is whether we will ration with our eyes open." Oh, well, as long as you ration with your eyes open! Tell that to the women who can no longer receive breast cancer treatments.