Sins of omission are venial; sins of commission are mortal. Except the sin of omission that allowed Obama, with a knowing wink from the MSM, to hide the true ideologic identity of his impending presidency during the last campaign. The omission was done wiht the intent to deceive; both Obama and the MSM knew that.
Change, change, change. That was not fair warning because every presidental candidate has always projected himself as such an agent. Seriously, when’s the last time a presidential candidate say “Vote for me because I’m a stick-in-the-mud like the guy I want to replace.”
No, this promise of “change” was purposely kept vague to hide an agenda that only now have become utterly manifest. An agenda that amounts to transforming America into a EU social-welfare democracy. To be sure the mask slipped a few times; the “spread the wealth” remark to Joe-the-plumber and Obama’s interview about bankrupting companies wanting to burn coal to generate electricity with “cap and trade.’
But, there was plenty of evidence that Obama was in the pocket of his socialist and Marxist mentors and professors. There was no way that Obama didn’t know what Bill Ayers true views and background were. He served as co-chair with Ayers on the Chicago Annenberg Challenge to distribute some 100 million dollars of grant money. There was evidence all over that Obama was an unreconstructed Marxist from the beginning. But, like Carter, like Clinton, those embarrassing past fact were papered over by a compliant and fully knowing MSM. We knew more about a pregnant 17 year-old, who couldn’t even vote, because she happened to be the daughter of a vice-presidential candidate.
Then came January 20th and the most expensive bait-and-switch in world history was unveiled–the economic “stimulus” bill. This wasn’t creeping socialism; this was a full bore, in your face, coup d’etat. Jefferson, Madison, take a hike, you’re history.
So, now, the Democrats are trying to push this bill through before public opinion really trashes its chances of passage. As I write, three Republicans have broken ranks and the Senate version will probably pass tomorrow. I predict that the bill that will emerge from conference will merge the differences by authorizing spending for everything in the Senate and House versions; creating a bill that will almost definitely break a trillion dollars.
But, figures, especially one trillion, never lie and liars never figure. The silver lining is that this bill, if it passes, will expend the good will and credibility, almost entirely, of Obama’s nascent administration. All within the first month. Bait-and-switch has a way of pissing people off.
And, in the end, Obama will have been rolled, not by the GOP, but by his own party. And, the credibility that will be needed to try to enact the rest of his agenda will no longer be present.