I don't know how I see these things, but I saw a brief part of an Obama speech last night. It was hilarious--one of the funniest things I have ever seen.
Obama was talking, impressively reading off a teleprompter as usual, about how some billion dollar program the Federal Government had to help people learn to read had not worked. Statistics indicate that reading has not improved. What is the lesson a rational person would learn from that? From the constant comoplaints that FEMA is not efficient enough? From the exploding cost of Medicare and Medicaid? From the evidence that almost every Federal program is wasteful, ineffective and inefficient (yep, this includes Iraq, but there is no choice but for the Federal Government to fight our wars)?
A rational person would conclude that the Federal Government is inherently inefficient and wasteful (partially because everyone perceives Federal money as "free" money that comes off a printing press), and that Federal programs inherently do not work (because of the inherent, fundamental flaws of central planning). Need I tell you that is not the lesson Barack "World" Obama learned?
Obama merely learned that we don't have people as talented as he running the Federal Government. Is he not the One? The Messiah? Remember Reagan, and how we could balance the Federal budget merely by getting rid of "waste, fraud and abuse" (one of Reagan's few disconnects from reality)? Remember Al Gore, and how he was going to personally handle Clinton's assigned mission of an "efficient" government. Nope. He failed. The budget surpluses at the end of the Clinton Administration were the result of the dot.com (false) economic boom, and the spending restraint of an opposition Republican Congress (spending restraint abandoned when Republicans became the majority).
Even Obama realizes that he is proposing more spending than we can possibly afford. His answer? He is going to personally go through the entire Federal budget and eliminate programs that do not work. Further, he is going to make sure that the programs which do work cost less, and work more efficiently. That will give him more money to use on additional programs that willwork, such as giving 50 billion dollars a year to the U.N. for world anti-poverty programs (lol).
If Obama could accomplish this, it would, indeed, make him a combination of the Messiah, Reagan and Clinton. This evidence that Obama, and his advisors, live in a fantasy world where the Federal Government magically can solve all of everyone's problems, is a conclusive reason to vote against Obama. The man is dangerous. His advisors are dangerous leftist ideologues.
Mark Twain once wrote a famous book review of a book by James Fenimore Cooper (a pretty good writer, despite Twain's review). In that review, Twain referred to a fantasy creature Twain called a "Cooper Indian". I am not looking at the review or the Cooper book, and have not read them for some time. So this will not be exact. However, the gist was that Cooper's hero and heroines were on a boat passing under some sort of tree where Indians were lurking in ambush. Well, one Indian jumped at the back of the boat, and was easily dispatched. A second Indian fell short--maybe barely grabbing a the back of the boat. Hee is where Twain suggested that real Indians might have given up, at this point, but Twain said that we are dealing with "Cooper Indians". Therefore, the third "Cooper Indian" jumped for the boat, and ended up in the water.
Leftists like Obaama are "Cooper Indians". They Federal programs fail time and time again. They see the Federal Government get ever more large and inefficient. They see central planning fail throughout history, including before and during this current financial "crisis". There answer is the answer of a "Cooper Indian": More Federal Government. More Federal programs. More central planning control over all of our lives--just with "better" central planners (better jumpers?).
Leftist Democrats like Obama and those Democrats in Congress, along with too many Republicans, are about to make us all into Cooper Indians--drowning us along with them as they continue to repeat the same central planning mistakes over and over again.
Mark Twain's assertion was that no such thing as a "Cooper Indian" ever existed. Twain had never met a modern leftist like Obama.