Detroit to DC, same ol’ same

Tim Alberta wrote an extensive article in the National Journal about Detroit. You can see it here. In it, he compared Detroit to lots of things. He said the new mayor, Duggan — white in a predominately black city — should have the worst job in the world. But he goes on to make the case that in reality he actually has the best job in the world. Why is that?

Because there is such a lack of hope, and prior administrations were so inept and corrupt(my words), that all of it set expectations so low. With that, he really is not expected to make leaps and bounds, certainly not right away, but if he just manages to deliver the essentials for the city to run he could be hailed as a success. And that is the thought that grabbed me.

Many of us know the condition of the federal government full well, well enough not to expect fast turn around or streets paved in gold — though maybe they should be with what we are spending. No, its the place where hopes have been dashed. Prosperity might be scattered about, but in certain areas. It is not the general rule. The expenses of just functioning on a normal- for Washington – level seems to be an accomplishment for them. They have reduced the bar in Washington, too. The expectations are down. Can they, in fact, do anything constructive or good at all? Or is everything they are capable of tainted by cronyism and corrupt influences, money and scandals galore?

There is a real danger in politics, we now know. We had the classic example in Obama. He ran on supernatural hope and change. He lifted the naive hopes of people far and wide. They didn’t even know what they were hoping for. They placed their hopes in a man… a man without a record of accomplishment at all except for being elected. And we know that merely getting elected is not the be-all end-all for leadership, much less governing.

Still, they placed all their hope in a man from Chicago that claimed he could slow the rising tides and heal the planet. He claimed to be transparent when nothing he’d ever done was transparent – he is the antithesis to transparency. And they believed his claims. They said he was change you can believe in.

Then afterward he did nothing but blame others. It was not others that put those promises in his mouth. It was not others who made him lie. Yet all he had was a bitter campaign of blame. He carried that into office and relied on it through his term. It was not about what you can do anymore, it was only about who got the blame. As long as he didn’t let the blame stick to his shoes, he deemed it a success.

You see, all that some people are looking for in Detroit is the impression that things are being done: garbage is being picked up, roads plowed, trains and buses running. That is a success in itself. Sure Obama has a few times tried to lower expectations but that is to change everything about Obama. He built his legacy before he even took office on rose-colored achievements. He was given the Nobel Peace Prize on expectations.

Now those expectations have all faded into the sunset. His legacy he had written before, like some prophet, is in tatters.Detroit has at least accepted the tatters. They are part of the landscape, a daily reminder. They know they have been beaten. They are being realists while the Obamanoids are in denial. How long can denial last? Look at Detroit, it probably has the answer to that too.

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Obama cozies up with Muslim Brotherhood

See previous article, Shariafying the Governmment

About: Does Barack Obama represent the EndGame for America?
Islamist-allied operatives appointed by Obama are undermining U.S. security policy — explains counter-Intelligence expert, Prof. Clare Lopez. Aimed at co-opting Americas foreign policy in the Middle East, a network including well-known American diplomats, congressional representatives, figures from academia and the think tank world — with ties to the clerical regime in Tehran — is directing the Obama Administration’s policy towards the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Middle East.

Obama’s Thugocracy

Barry’s campaign is now rolling itself into a non-profit lobby organization as an “issue advocacy” campaign. Anyone not see that coming?

That puts the lie to the mantra that it was ever a grassroots org from the beginning. It is a top down operation. It’s bad enough what Obama has done to politics and government, now he gives us a genuine thugocracy run out of Chicago, by his hand-picked thugsters, to carry it forward.

Here come the brown shirts.

The “revolving door” of Washington politics has been removed.


Obama Converts Campaign to Nonprofit to Push Agenda

President Barack Obama is converting the machinery of his re-election campaign into a tax-exempt nonprofit group to push his second-term legislative agenda.

The new group, Organizing for Action, will be headed by Jim Messina, who served as Obama’s 2012 campaign manager. The group, separate from the Democratic National Committee, will solicit donations from corporations and individuals to augment Obama’s legislative initiatives on such issues as climate change, economic programs, reducing gun violence or overhauling immigration policy.

The organization “will be an unparalleled force in American politics,” according to an e-mail sent to supporters by the campaign under Obama’s name. “It will work to turn our shared values into legislative action.”

The transformation marks the first time a president has reconfigured the pieces of a re-election campaign into an outside group formed for the express purpose of pressuring Congress to pass the administration’s agenda.[**i.e. lobby itself]

“Organizing for Action is going to be a very effective tool to organize people all over the country for the president’s agenda,” Stephanie Cutter, who served as Obama’s deputy campaign manager, said today in an interview on MSNBC. Americans “voted for change, they voted for action and they voted for a pretty specific agenda.”
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How’s that for change you can believe in? And before he is even sworn in for a second term. I can smell the elitism, from the people who ridiculed the Tea Party as “astroturf”.

That’s “change you can believe in”.

Meet the new “Chicago Outfit”

The brown shirts are coming, the brown shirts are coming…