Tuesday, July 26, 2011

"SHAM, WOW!!"

I listened to part of President Obama's national address this past evening and for some reason his speech reminded me of that television commercial for the super absorbent cloth product "SHAMWOW".  From what I understand about the beginning of this speech regarding the debt ceiling increase our esteemed president still blames President Bush for much of the current whopping over 14 trillion dollar federal budget deficit. From what I have read, President Obama is trying to portray himself as a pragmatic centrist results oriented political man as he used the phrase "balanced approach" seven times and "compromise"  six times. To this I say "SHAM, WOW!!" In President Obama's case instead of absorbing great amounts of water like the shamwow cloth; this president is full of baloney and hot air. This president (Obama) still thinks he has that magic of old when he could play the class warfare card  and charm the audience with his perceived whit, passion, style, and intelligence and hypnotise his listeners with how great an orator he is so the listening audience will blindly follow his platitudes and nonsense. President Obama thinks that he is as great a communicator if not greater  than President Ronald Reagan. Well, President Obama, I've heard President Reagan speak many times over the eight years of his two term presidency; and you are no President Reagan.

Now, why do I think of "SHAM, WOW" after hearing  President Obama speak last evening? Well, the definition of "sham" is something false or empty that is purported to be genuine,a spurious imitation; the quality of deceitfulness, empty pretense. And, the "WOW" comes from my astonishment at the audacity of this president to truly believe that the American people will once again fall under his spell as he tries to paint himself as the voice of reason, moderation, and compromise; this same president who has skyrocketed the national debt more than all the preceding presidents combined!

A lot of politics is trying to define the opposition in an unfavorable light. The nerve of the "extremist tea party" members to want to reign in federal spending and try to get the federal budget on a path to a balanced budget. How "radical" can you get to try to balance income and outgo on the federal budgetary level. Far better to spend approximately 43 cents per dollar over what is generated in tax revenue by relying our friends the Chinese to pay for our spendthrift ways. This of course, according to our president is the prudent and moderate path to take. We can't dare try to reduce the size of the federal government as this would be a cruel ,heartless, and extreme position even though almost half of Americans pay no federal income tax. No, let us focus on the people with corporate jets and limousines as if these few uber rich people even if they were taxed at a 100% RATE would make much of a dent in the federal revenue shortfall.

"SHAM,WOW!!" President Obama, you sure are a con man, (oops!, I mean a confident man).