Fwd: An excellent read - Aspen CO

 Sounds great but it will never happen without the conviction and effort of the thinking citizens of America who need to stand up and be counted. If we rely on "someone else" to do it nothing will ever be done and congress will continue to raid the treasury for their benefit and the people who sit back and want even more benefits without any effort on their part.




A pretty good article, one we have to hope is correct, from a small town paper from an area I though was pretty liberal.

Maybe the Aspen Times is right on!










Barack Obama has awakened a sleeping nation
 GARY HUBBELL
 ASPEN TIMES WEEKLY

                         
Barack Obama is the best thing that has happened to American the last 100 years.  Truly, he is the savior of  America 's future.  He is the best thing ever.
 
 Despite the fact that he has some of the lowest approval ratings among recent presidents, history will see Barack Obama as the source of  America 's resurrection.  Barack Obama has plunged the country into levels of debt that we could not have previously imagined; his efforts to nationalize health care have been met with fierce resistance nationwide; TARP bailouts and stimulus spending have shown little positive effect on the national economy; unemployment is unacceptably high and looks to remain that way for most of a decade; legacy entitlement programs have ballooned to unsustainable levels, and there is a seething anger in the populace.
 
 That's why Barack Obama is such a good thing for  America .
 
 Obama is the symbol of a creeping liberalism that has infected our society like a cancer for the last 100 years.  Just as Hitler is the face of fascism, Obama will go down in history as the face of unchecked liberalism.  The cancer metastasized to the point where it could no longer be ignored.
 
 Average Americans who have quietly gone about their lives, earning a paycheck, contributing to their favorite charities, going to high school football games on Friday night, spending their weekends at the beach or on hunting trips - they've gotten off the fence.  They've woken up. There is a level of political activism in this country that we haven't seen since the American Revolution, and Barack Obama has been the catalyst that has sparked a restructuring of the American political and social consciousness.
 
 Think of the crap we've slowly learned to tolerate over the past 50 years as liberalism sought to re-structure the  America  that was the symbol of freedom and liberty to all the people of the world.  Immigration laws were ignored on the basis of compassion.  Welfare policies encouraged irresponsibility, the fracturing of families, and a cycle of generations of dependency. Debt was regarded as a tonic to lubricate the economy.  Our children left school having been taught that they are exceptional and special, while great numbers of them cannot perform basic functions of mathematics and literacy.  Legislators decided that people could not be trusted to defend their own homes, and stripped citizens of their rights to own firearms.  Productive members of society have been penalized with a heavy burden of taxes in order to support legions of do-nothings who loll around, reveling in their addictions, obesity, indolence, ignorance and "disabilities."  Criminals have been arrested and re-arrested, coddled and set free to pillage the citizenry yet again.  Lawyers routinely extort fortunes from doctors, contractors and business people with dubious torts.
 
 We slowly learned to tolerate these outrages, shaking our heads in disbelief, and we went on with our lives.
 
 But Barack Obama has ripped the lid off a seething cauldron of dissatisfaction and unrest.
 
 In the time of Barack Obama, Black Panther members stand outside polling places in black commando uniforms, slapping truncheons into their palms. ACORN - a taxpayer-supported organization - is given a role in taking the census, even after its members were caught on tape offering advice to set up child prostitution rings.  A former Communist is given a paid government position in the White House as an advisor to the president.   Auto companies are taken over by the government, and the auto workers' union - whose contracts are completely insupportable in any economic sense - is rewarded with a stake in the company.  Government bails out Wall Street investment bankers and insurance companies, who pay their executives outrageous bonuses as thanks for the public support.  Terrorists are read their Miranda rights and given free lawyers.  And, despite overwhelming public disapproval, Barack Obama has pushed forward with a health care plan that would re-structure one-sixth of the American economy.
 
 I don't know about you, but the other day I was at the courthouse doing some business, and I stepped into the court clerk's office and changed my voter affiliation from "Independent" to "Republican."  I am under no illusion that the Republican party is perfect, but at least they're starting to awaken to the fact that we cannot sustain massive levels of debt; we cannot afford to hand out billions of dollars in corporate subsidies; we have to somehow trim our massive entitlement programs; we can no longer be the world's policeman and dole out billions in aid to countries whose citizens seek to harm us.
 
 Literally millions of Americans have had enough. They're organizing, they're studying the Constitution and the Federalist Papers, they're reading history and case law, they're showing up at rallies and meetings, and a slew of conservative candidates are throwing their hats into the ring.  Is there a revolution brewing? Yes, in the sense that there is a keen awareness that our priorities and sensibilities must be radically re-structured.  Will it be a violent revolution?  No.  It will be done through the interpretation of the original document that has guided us for 220 years - the Constitution.  Just as the pendulum swung to embrace political correctness and liberalism, there will be a backlash, a complete repudiation of a hundred years of nonsense.  A hundred years from now, history will perceive the year 2010 as the time when  America  got back on the right track.  And for that, we can thank Barack Hussein Obama.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

They are reading the Constitution but they seem to skip over Domestic Tranquility and General Welfare.

Anonymous said...

Despite the fact that he has some of the lowest approval ratings among recent presidents

Right off the bat, fail. This is absolutely false. Even at Obama's lowest points he's still twice as popular as Bush was at his lowest. This isn't opinion, its mathematical fact.

Anonymous said...

Is amazing how narratives build. This whole piece is one familiar lie or distortion after another. And yet we keep hearing them, over and over and over. I guess its true what they say about a lie repeated often enough.

gruaud said...

For the love of God, will you
people STOP FUCKING LYING ABOUT
EVERYTHING.

Anonymous said...

I am under no illusion that the Republican party is perfect, but at least they're starting to awaken to the fact that we cannot sustain massive levels of debt; we cannot afford to hand out billions of dollars in corporate subsidies; we have to somehow trim our massive entitlement programs; we can no longer be the world's policeman and dole out billions in aid to countries whose citizens seek to harm us.

Hmmm...that's funny...looks alot like George Bush's record, doesn't it?

Barack Obama has awakened a sleeping nation

Translation: Barack Obama has scared the living shit out of all the racists.

Anonymous said...

Actually, I've been thanking George W. Bush for trashing the Republican brand and waking up young people to the realities of the Party of The Rich (and Their Bigoted Dupes).

But you're welcome to enjoy your fanatasy.

Anonymous said...

"In the time of Barack Obama, Black Panther members stand outside polling places in black commando uniforms, slapping truncheons into their palms."

Wow. Really? How did I miss that the last couple times I went to vote?

Anonymous said...

Wow. Really? How did I miss that the last couple times I went to vote?

Wait, you actually got to vote? I guess the Republican mass-disenfranchisement machine has more work to do.

Anonymous said...

This reads like a dumbed down promotion for the 2010 elections. Right out of the Republican playbook. Appeal to people's emotion, check. Act folksy, check. Slyly bring race into the conversation, check.

Lots of complaints old and new. Welfare recipients! Criminals! Acorn! Black Panthers?! Debt!

And solutions? Study the Constitituion! Vote Republican! No word on what the Republicans might do differently. Or why our country is in such a sorry state even tho Republicans had Congress from '95-'00 and '02-'06. I guess we'll just have to trust them ;)

Anonymous said...

ACORN - a taxpayer-supported organization - is given a role in taking the census

I wonder what bogeyman Republicans will blame for their losses now, since ACORN no longer exists.

Auto companies are taken over by the government, and the auto workers' union [...] is rewarded with a stake in the company.

Oh no! Workers with a stake in their company?!

Terrorists are read their Miranda rights and given free lawyers.

What's that? He's from Pakistan, where we paid bounties for any "terrorists" we could get? Hell, skip the trial! Just burn him at the stake!

...a health care plan that would re-structure one-sixth of the American economy.

If only we were so lucky.

They're organizing, they're studying the Constitution and the Federalist Papers, they're reading history and case law

ahahahahahahahahahaha

Wow. Really? How did I miss that the last couple times I went to vote?

Fox News caught a couple of black guys acting shifty outside one polling place in 2008. They were immediately asked to leave. They left.

Clearly Obama's sinister plan in action!

katz said...

Who goes to high school football games on Friday nights? You'd have to be really hard up for entertainment.

This is a bunch of recycled drivel, so that was the only bit that stuck out to me.

Anonymous said...

katz: Allow me to introduce you to my hometown (pop. 5,000). They have a supermarket now!

katz said...

Come to think of it, I dated a guy from a small town in Virginia once. He said he and his friends would go hang out at Wal-Mart.

Anonymous said...

@ Katz

I personally have and do, though its because I had family and friends that played in the games.

I do resent the implication of the writer that only "real" Americans, conservatives, Republicans, whatever do these things and that they would never support Obama. I've supported him all along and still do, and I loathe the Republican Party with every fiber of my being. Unlike football, which I love with every fiber of my being.

ferschitz said...

"I am under no illusion that the Republican party is perfect, but at least they're starting to awaken to the fact that we cannot sustain massive levels of debt; we cannot afford to hand out billions of dollars in corporate subsidies; we have to somehow trim our massive entitlement programs; we can no longer be the world's policeman..."

I realize someone already commented on this unvarnished bs, but I cannot help myself: where was Gary Hubbell during the years of the Bush Admin? THIS is the exact stuf that happened during that Admin. Suddenly, a BLACK Dem (this dude writes about the "angry white man" vote, so you do the math on that one) has to step up and do stuff to correct the problems, and now Hubbell is "upset" and thinks Republics will somehow "solve" the problems that they created?

What a douchebag. Typical lying rightwing propoganda. Wonder which rightwing thinktank paid this whore to poop out this recycled junk? Was he paid by the Kock brothers? The Scaifes? C Street? Inquiring minds would love to know.

Hooray4US said...

"...from a small town paper from an area I though was pretty liberal."

Aspen is a small town, but it's definitely a super "high rent" district and the vast majority of residents are obscenely wealthy. Sure, you had the odds and sods like Hunter S. Thompson, but the vast majority who live there are extremely wealthy. The worker bees of Aspen *may* be more liberal, but they can't afford to live there.

So, the usual nonsense. Aspen residents, in general, are part of the one percent elites and quite unlikely to be liberal. This article is just a bunch of bull spun out to please the Aspen overlords by this fake "Marlborough Man" "cowboy."

Get a real job, Gary, and come back and tell me how it's working out for you.

Nicholas said...

Hubbell would know that the ACORN video he refers to is an edited publicity stunt perpetrated by an obnoxious little racist in a costume that convinced no one there and was probably bought for a frat party if he pulled his head out of the right-wing noise machine for a while.

 
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