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March 17, 2009

On the Right Side: Obama can't take criticism

I guess it should have been predictable. Disagree with Barack about anything and he sics his attack dogs on you.

How presidential.

First it was the Republicans in Congress _ the party of "no," as he described them. All because they voted with their consciences not to spend the country into bankruptcy. They simply thought the bill should have been debated first, let alone read, before it was voted on.

How dare they?

Maybe it was because they didn't fall for the repeated doom-and-gloom message he loves to preach to convince everyone we are on the brink of something catastrophic and then use his "Trust me, we'll work out the details later" explanation.

So what has he accomplished so far? After the trillion-dollar "stimulus" bill filled with pork, which isn't going to stimulate anything except the special-interest groups that were being paid back, he has moved on to a $410 billion (loaded with pork again) spending bill and is proposing a $3.6 trillion budget.

This final little item, by itself, spends more as a percent of gross domestic product than any period since World War II. As Tony Blankley, a columnist, points out, "it's higher than any year during the Bush administration, despite the full costs of 9/11, the Iraq and Afghan wars and the rebuilding of New Orleans after Katrina."

However, Obama is just getting warmed up. He is now using his "Chicken Little, The Sky is Falling" speech to propose disastrous changes in health care, education, energy and tax policy.

I forgot to mention the abolishing of the secret vote process in unionization elections. It's the same old, "If we don't act now, it will be the end of the world as we know it."

Maybe he didn't have the fable "The Boy Who Cried Wolf" read to him as he was growing up. Maybe someone should read it to him now.

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