Friday, January 22, 2010
Random thoughts from a warped and fevered mind...
The stunning victory of Scott Brown, a Republican, over the Democrat's candidate, Martha Coakley, in Massachusetts to fill the seat held by the late Ted Kennedy should be seen for one thing: a repudiation of Obamacare and socialized medicine in the United States. In a Fabrizio, McLaughlin, and Associates poll, 78 percent of all the voters that voted for Brown said their vote was intended to stop Obamacare. And this was not fringe voters in a low turnout election. The vote in this race was the highest in any nonpresidential election in 20 years. When voters in the bluest of the blue states resoundingly reject socialized medicine and the backroom deals that have been cut just to keep it alive, reasoned people would say it is time to re-think the entire concept. This is Washington, however, where reasoned people are a rarity.
I have a hot dog philosphy of life- relish today and ketchup tomorrow.
The Obama administration continues to attempt to insinuate the government into more and more sectors of the economy. And with great cost to taxpayers. Lost in the debate over socialized medicine is the fact that the cap and trade sham is still alive and well. Supposedly, this effort will reduce carbon emissions by placing austere restrictions on companies that can only be waived by buying carbon credits. The reality of this scheme is twofold: global warming has been a falsehood from the gitgo, with made up science and falsified numbers driving the claim of anthropogenic global warming; and if a cap and trade system is enacted in this country, it will level crushing financial costs on utilities and business, which will get passed along to you and me. This is not about global warming, this is about control of the economy and money.
My wife is like nature. She abhors a vacuum.
In times of relative calm, do you ever notice the anti-America rhetoric that is spewed from various corners of the world? America (read: you and I) is evil, America is greedy, America is bad. Yet when there is a natural disaster or a crisis- anywhere on the globe- who is in the vanguard bringing aid and relief? And who is expected to be there? America. Despite the vitriol and venom spewed at us, we continue to be the world's policeman, the world's hospital, and we do so at great cost and risk to our military, those who volunteer, and our nation. Maybe instead of apologizing for our nation and the heroic acts of selflessness that we have performed over the years, our current leadership should be bold enough, and dare I say proud enough, to point these facts out to our detractors.
They say when a man holds a woman's hand before marriage, it is love. After marriage, it's self defense.
And that, my friends, is my view.