Saturday, March 7, 2009

Buyer’s Remorse

All too often, we make a purchase or a selection which upon a sober after thought, reveals that it does not provide the desirable outcome we sought. It looked like a grand solution on the shelf at the store but somehow does not perform as we had hoped when we get it home and in use. Often, reputable merchants allow us to correct our mistake by allowing us to return it and try again. They give us a “do-over.”

A majority of the American people made just such a selection the first Tuesday of last November. In fact, they made many such selections. Unfortunately, the government does not abide “do-overs.” We are now finding pundits, talk show hosts, newspapers editors, neighbors, and miscellaneous others regretting their late Fall actions. We are currently being treated to a heavy dose of reality and the realization that they made a great mistake. Not everyone, of course, is even aware of just what they have placed in the White House and the Congress and probably never will be.

Like so many wrong headed choices we have made in out lives, we are finding that once the gloss and glitter wears off, the product is producing the opposite result from that which was advertised. Many truly thought they had elected a blue ribbon champion and in reality they got a mutt. They did not examine the pedigree well enough and found that some of the qualifications were either overstated or actually false.

For example the voters were led to believe that the man with black African background was actually a Negro—or at least to a substantial degree. As the truth came out we found the rough percentages came to 50% white, 43.75% Arab, and 6.25% black African Negro. Many thought they were electing Tiger Woods when the man they got was closer racially to Ahmadinejad. Personally, I would have no problem with any number of actual genuine folks of Negro extraction occupying the White House. Thomas Sowell, Oklahoma’s J.C. Watts, Alan Keyes, and Clarence Thomas come to mind immediately. There are, I am certain, many others who would be equally talented who could manage the job. Each of the aforementioned has previously demonstrated an ardent love of country and willingness to embrace traditional American values.

Lost in the frenzy of image building was any critical examination by the biased press to establish the unsavory associations with which his past is riddled. The Rezko, Ayres, Dohrn, Wright, Alinsky, associations were haughtily dismissed as unimportant and carping partisan complaints by the press. With Chris Matthews having a “tingling down his leg” every time “the one” opened his mouth, what should we have expected? As a result we have a huge dose of “Chicago politics” being crammed down our throats.

I picked up a comment off the following website which gives all the overview you need to understand the last sentence:

Posted at "knoxnews" blog by: Blacque Jacques Shellacque at March 4, 2009 7:12 PM

"How the New Stimulus Plan Will Work:

Three contractors are bidding to fix a broken fence at the WhiteHouse. One is from Chicago, another is from Tennessee, and the third is from Minnesota.

All three go with a White House official to examine the fence. The Minnesota contractor takes out a tape measure and does some measuring, then works some figures with a pencil. 'Well,' he says, 'I figure the job will run about $900: $400 for materials, $400 for my crew and $100 profit for me.'

The Tennessee contractor also does some measuring and figuring, then says, 'I can do this job for $700: $300 for materials, $300 for my crew and $100 profit for me.'

The Chicago contractor doesn't measure or figure, but leans over to the White House official and whispers, '$2,700.'

The official, incredulous, says, 'You didn't even measure like the other guys! How did you come up with such a high figure?'

The Chicago contractor whispers back, '$1000 for me, $1000 for you, and we hire the guy from Tennessee to fix the fence.'

'Done!' replies the government official.

And that, my friends, is how the new stimulus plan will work.”

I am grateful for this person posting this joke but I really do wish that it were funnier. Every additional snippet I can manage to extract which outlines the details of this farce, convince me that it the most extreme example of self interest I have ever observed in government.

For those “true believers” who are still convinced that Barry is the messiah, I also managed to locate a few extractions from his “scrapbook.” It is well worth the trouble to click here and be exposed to the early life of our new president. It will serve as a reminder of just how ignorant the American voter can be.

In His abiding love,

Cecil Moon

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