By Gary Starr for The Neville Awards
February 21, 2009
So far it's Amateur Hour. Everyone in the liberal 'in the tank for Obama' media reassured us "oh, you know, he'll move to the center once he takes office...and he'll surround himself with smartest centrist people." Is anyone surprised that the exact opposite has happened?
We don't want to say we told...oh never mind.
We at Neville were going to wait until the 100 day "honeymoon" was over to hand Obama his report card but the tragic march to Socialism and the soft tyranny that always accompanies it is just too obvious to ignore.
The Nazis couldn't do it, the Imperialist Japanese couldn't do it, the Soviets couldn't do it and the Jihadists couldn't do it.
But our Fraudinator-In-Chief Barack Obama, using constant gloom and doom rhetoric, with the help of
his willing accomplices in Congress, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, and with an enabling and slobbering liberal media has managed to do in a scant four weeks what our enemies couldn't do. They have practically brought the country to its knees.
It took "President" Jimmuh Cahter four years to accomplish what this gang of incompetents have done in this astonishingly short time.
Using the recession as cover and the excuse they have gone on a bankrupting spending spree. The administration is also AWOL on foreign policy and national security.
There have been numerous articles about everything listed here. But one doesn't get the full picture of this unfolding disaster and train wreck until you see everything wrapped up in one place.
Herewith...the five week report card...a litany of disasters.
The Domestic Front
The stock market is in free fall since the inauguration -- market traders don't like socialists
Obama has appointed pay-to-play tax cheats to his cabinet and staff including Sec. Treasurer Tim Geithner (confirmed), Tom Daschle who was forced to withdraw his name, Nancy Kilifer who was forced to withdraw her name, Bill Richardson who was forced to withdraw his name,
and Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel who lived rent free for years in the home of Rep. Rosa De Lauro (D-Conn.) - and failed to disclose the gift, as congressional ethics rules mandate. This list will continue to grow. Update March 2, 2009: Obama's pick for U.S. Trade Rep. didn't pay taxes for speeches and deducted as a business expense season tickets for the Dallas Mavericks.
$800B Pork-a-Palooza Stimulus Bill--a 1073 pork-laden monstrosity rammed through Congress that nobody had time to read and was not posted online as promised for 48 hrs before the vote was taken.
$275B Mortgage Rescue Bill -- rewards people who can't pay their mortgages with a bailout. These folks shouldn't have gotten mortgages in the first place..what makes us think they will pay their mortgages now? See the Chicago Tea Party Video below.
Census Takeover -- it is written in the Constitution that the Commerce Department shall have the sole authority to conduct a census every 10 years. The Obama administration has put oversight of this process
in the office of Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel. This means the process will be politicized because they can now goose (over-estimate) the numbers in favor of the uncounted poor and the illegal immigrants. This naked power grab means favorable
redistricting for the Democratic Party for years to come and possibly resulting in a permanent majority for the next 25 years. This should be challenged as unconstitutional ASAP.
Chicago Tea Party
"The government is promoting bad behavior... do we really want to subsidize the losers' mortgages... This is America! How many of you people want to pay for your neighbor's mortgage? Obama are you listening? How about we all stop paying our mortgage! It's a moral hazard..."