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A response to Obama

February 5, 2009

Obama offered an Op-Ed in the Washington Post, defending Pelosi’s stimulus plan. That’s right, the President wrote an Op-ed.  I don’t remember that happening before. Read it,  take some Pepto, then read my reply.

Wow – I hope this isn’t the new spirit of America. Obama said:  “And if nothing is done, this recession might linger for years.” That’s the spirit that settled the West and put a man on the moon, and defeated facism and communism.

Obama is the over-protective parent, trying to prevent Americans from ever feeling any pain. Life doesn’t work that way. Sooner or later, America will have to grow up and see that life is what you make of it. Banks fail, sometimes. Homes depreciate. Car companies stall. What gets America over those hurdles? Americans do.

Once we drop the baby bottles, Americans can do anything they set their minds to. Once we stop hand-holding and interfering, American companies will find a way to succeed. Some companies will fail. And they SHOULD fail. But other companies, smarter ones, will take their place.

Chicken Littles have always said “this is the end!” But we’re not Rome. Most Americans are still willing to work hard. Great ideas are born every day. We’re still the Beacon of Freedom and the Land of Opportunity. Most parents are still willing to sacrifice in order to leave a better world to their children. But, just as Obama complained after 9/11, we’re not asking for sacrifice. Now, as then, we’re being told “just go shopping”.

Obama says “Our nation will sink deeper into a crisis that, at some point, we may not be able to reverse.” Don’t believe him. Just like a greedy pharmacist, he’s promising a life illness in order to sell his cure. America hasn’t gone lame yet. It just needs the will to stand up and get to work.

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