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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Ben Stein on Obama and the American Public

A relative sent this to me. Emphasis, where present, is mine:
Why is President Barack Obama in such a hurry to get his socialized medicine bill passed?

Because he and his cunning circle realize some basic truths:

The American people in their unimaginable kindness and trust voted for a pig in a poke in 2008. They wanted so much to believe Barack Obama was somehow better and different from other ultra-leftists that they simply took him on faith..

They ignored his anti-white writings in his books. They ignored his quiet acceptance of hysterical anti-American diatribes by his minister, Jeremiah Wright.

They ignored his refusal to explain years at a time of his life as a student. They ignored his ultra-left record as a "community organizer," Illinois state legislator, and Senator.

The American people ignored his total zero of an academic record as a student and teacher, his complete lack of scholarship when he was being touted as a scholar.

Now, the American people are starting to wake up to the truth. Barack Obama is a super likeable super leftist, not a fan of this country, way, way too cozy with the terrorist leaders in the Middle East, way beyond naïveté, all the way into active destruction of our interests and our allies and our future.

The American people have already awakened to the truth that the stimulus bill -- a great idea in theory -- was really an immense bribe to Democrat interest groups, and in no way an effort to help all Americans.

Now, Americans are waking up to the truth that ObamaCare basically means that every time you are sick or injured, you will have a clerk from the Department of Motor Vehicles telling your doctor what he can and cannot do.

The American people already know that Mr. Obama's plan to lower health costs while expanding coverage and bureaucracy is a myth, a promise of something that never was and never will be -- a bureaucracy lowering costs in a free society. Either the costs go up or the free society goes away.

Mr. Obama knows Americans are getting wise and will stop him if he delays at all in taking away our freedoms.


There is his urgency and our opportunity. Once freedom is lost, America is lost. Wake up, beloved America .
To govern is to control, to rule. It is oxymoronic--I am very tempted to say moronic, period--to talk of more government and of liberty at the same time. It's always more of one and less of the other. More government necessarily means more control, more of being ruled.

What happened to the people who famously said, "We have no king but Jesus?"

Sheesh. So many of us tried to warn people. "Just look at who this man's associates have been," we said. "Look," we said, "at what he's said about being drawn toward Marxists in his formative years." "Look," we said, "at the hard left tack he's taken when talking about the Supreme Court. Look at his legislative record. Look. Sure, McCain's a bad deal, but he's not the out-and-out ruinous bomb this guy Obama's gonna be."

And what the heck--people didn't listen. Republicans had so destroyed their reputation that nobody listened, nobody cared. They just didn't want a Republican, and I think that's all they cared about.

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