Frankly, I have to confess that I was a bit surprised that Harry Reid managed to keep the Senate Democrats in line and unanimously vote not to repeal ObamaCare. I mean, when you realize that last year, he had to bribe and intimidate a number of those bozos to pass the legislation, I actually thought that between the Democrats who are bowing out in 2012 and those who will have to seek re-election with that multi-trillion dollar albatross hanging around their necks, a few liberal rodents might actually jump the sinking ship.
Their loyalty is so bizarre, so totally illogical, that I can only assume that Reid has photos of these oafs pitching woo with farm animals.
Speaking of trillions of dollars, Bob Marcks, in a letter to the Wall Street Journal, clarified the issue for people who are easily confused when numbers go beyond hundreds and thousands. One million seconds, he pointed out, is approximately 11.5 days. One billion seconds, on the other hand, is about 32 years, and one trillion seconds is more than 30,000 years!
Obama has raised the national debt by about four trillion dollars in just two years, and the Democrats think that’s fine and dandy. But they start screaming when the Republicans talk about cutting federal spending by, say, 500 billion dollars by 2020. But if you think of it not in dollars, but in years, it’s much easier to get a handle on the enormity of the numbers that promise to bury this country. Using this other measurement, as provided by Mr. Marcks, it would mean that while Obama added 120,000 years just since early 2009, the Democrats have a hissy fit when the GOP suggests reducing that total by a scant 15,000 years over the entire next decade.
On the Homeland Security front, we have Janet Napolitano telling us that our southern border is safer and more secure than it’s ever been. Not being one to question a lady’s veracity, I’m willing to believe it certainly looks a lot safer and more secure from her current vantage point, now that’s she’s no longer having to hang out in Arizona.
We also continue to hear the open border crowd insist that illegal aliens will do the work Americans won’t do. It makes you wonder who was picking all those crops before the border stopped being an actual location and turned into a cornucopia made to order for Democrats trolling for votes and employers on the lookout for cheap labor.
With an unemployment rate that is actually hovering around 16% when you factor in those who are no longer seeking jobs or who are underemployed, I suspect there are all kinds of jobs that Americans would do if they paid a fair wage and if illegals didn’t already have them.
On top of taking jobs away from American citizens, illegal aliens are also overwhelming our medical facilities, our schools, our culture and our jails. The fact is, no matter how hard-working many of these people might be, by ignoring our sovereignty, they are treating America like a huge piñata.
One thing you have to say for Obama is that he knows how to reward his friends. For instance, he has already granted well over 700 waivers to those entities seeking relief from the most onerous elements of ObamaCare. Among them are some of those very same unions who fought so hard to make sure the legislation was enacted. Even more contemptible are those senators and congressmen who passed the damn thing in the first place, knowing that their own health plans are separate and inviolable.
If and when the Supreme Court rules, as it should, that ObamaCare is unconstitutional, I wonder how the administration, which condemned the Republicans for devoting a week or so to trying to repeal the law, will justify squandering 18 months trying to shove it down our throats.
I was more than slightly annoyed when I learned that the Justice Department had decided not to prosecute the New Black Panther Party for voter intimidation, and that Eric Holder apparently told his staff of lawyers that under his watch they would not even consider prosecuting blacks or Hispanics for such crimes. But now I’ve received word that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has warned employers they could be sued if they refuse to hire members of a minority even if they have criminal records!
On top of that, we already have a Supreme Court justice who’s convinced she has superior judgment simply because she’s a Latina.
I always thought that Black History month was offensive in a nation that allegedly prided itself on being colorblind. But now it appears that we have reached a point where only white people are reviled for no other reason than their race.
It was a sorry sight when we saw the President kowtow to every lowlife he encountered on his world tour, but, in the name of political correctness, we find that Caucasians are now expected to kowtow to every imaginable minority group in America, ranging from blacks and Hispanics to gays and Muslims.
It used to be that if we referred to our betters, we were taking about people who, through their decency, wisdom and accomplishments, provided a model to which we could aspire and a yardstick by which we could all measure our own shortcomings. Today it merely refers to anyone who’s not us.