Friday, April 22, 2011
Barack Hussein Obama is continuing to make campaign speeches on college campuses where those in the audience are too young (or indoctrinated) to know their socio-economic asses from their elbows. (Here's a helpful hint, kids: when Obama's taxes eventually bite you? That will be your ass!)
In any event, the alleged president is lecturing these awestruck and/or drug-addled kids on his plans for Hope & Change 2.0, and emphasizing the dangers presented by Paul Ryan's budget-balancing plan, which he now labels as "radical". He additionally adds that the plan is "not courageous" because it attempts to solve our nation-crushing debt "on the backs of the poor, or people who are powerless, or don't have lobbyists, or don't have clout." By which he means, of course, the blind paraplegic autistic children who the evil Republicans would force to use cheap secondhand unicycles instead of solar-powered, computerized wheelchairs.
Still, Hope n' Change is just a bit puzzled by the president's use of the word "radical" in this context. Fiscal responsibility and a balanced budget seems unusual in Washington...but "radical?" Really?
See, we remember when building bombs with the intention of killing cops would be considered "radical"...the way Obama bosom-buddy (and likely co-author) Bill Ayers did in his terrorist youth. But Obama doesn't see it that way.
We remember when a pastor who said things like "God DAMN America!" and suggested that the deaths of over 3000 on 9/11 was "America's chickens coming home to roost!" would definitely be considered radical. But again, Barack Obama doesn't apply that label to his spiritual mentor, Jeremiah Wright.
It wouldn't even be much of a stretch for us to say that a woman who declared that she hadn't been proud to be an American in her entire adult life, as Michelle Obama did, would be considered pretty darned radical. But not to her husband...which makes us wonder about his grasp of basic vocabulary.
In any event, Hope n' Change believes that it really is possible for all of us to come to an agreemeent on a definition for this critically important word. And here it is...
If Barack Obama ever exhibits the bipartisanship he originally campaigned on, or ever makes an effort to stop doing "business as usual in Washington," or ever agrees to put the interests of the country ahead of his own political goals...that would be radical.