Posts tagged ‘fdr’
A quick break from my Federalist Papers to review a children’s biography on none other than . . . Nancy Pelosi. I could not help myself from checking out to read myself. I am amazed at all these biographies that are popping up on the current politicians. There are tons of books on Barack and Michelle Obama already. These would not even cover his presidency. He has not done anything yet. Why not wait until he has actually been in office for a period of time to discuss his career? I never got around to posting this picture from the bookstore the day of the inauguration there were so many different biographies out for Obama. Remember, this was also around Lincoln’s birthday celebration this year too and there was no big display about him.
I was shocked and awed that there was even a biography about Pelosi. In case you had not followed any of my previous posts, I am not what I would call a fan. The book is titles, Political Profiles – Nancy Pelosi by Sandra H. Shichtman. The publisher also has titles for the following: Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, John McCain, Al Gore, Rudy Giuliani, and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
I get that she is the first woman speaker of the house, (which actually frightens me a good bit that she is third in line for chain of command) so maybe that is why she has a children’s biography. But here is what I learned:
Nancy’s dad was a 5 term congressman and three term mayor. It clearly defined her father as a New Deal Democrat under FDR, because they “believed that the government should help people who needed it.”
The most notable thing in the book to me just confirmed what I have always believed Nancy can not be bi-partisan. It is not part of her, it is not in her blood. She just can’t do it. There is a story of a worker for the GOP giving 7 year old Nancy a toy elephant at a polling location. Nancy gave it right back to the man and when she was asked about it now . . . “He thinks I don’t know what this is. I was offended. In our family it was about whose side you are on; the whole idea of working for families and the opportunity they had.” It goes on to say how even when she was young Nancy knew that the Democratic Party was her party. (please note the italics on her are taken directly from the text, not from me to imply spoken language.)
So her whole family was in politics, she worked in politics her whole life helping promote other candidates, etc. Then when her own children were grown she ran for office the first time. This was in 1987. Would just like to remind people that she has been voted in since then. You keep sending her back. Nancy is very anti-Bush to put it nicely. She has had nothing good to say about him and in act has been pretty nasty. I had never heard this fine quote of hers, “President Bush in an incompetent leader. In fact, he’s not a leader . . He’s a person who has no judgment, no experience, and no knowledge of the subject he has to decide on.” Nice Nancy.
So I gave you what I saw as some major points in the biography. It does chronicle what her different positions are and what she has “done” in office. I use that a bit loosely as I do not agree with ANY of her viewpoints. In fact I have not come up with one thing that she supports that I agree with. I will have to keep looking. I don’t think she can move to the center. Growing up with a father who is very pro New Deal I am not surprised at all at Pelosi’s quick leap into promoting other New Deal type initiatives. Even though historians and economists all say that the New Deal actually prolonged the depression rather than actually helping. Frankly I think we are recreating the exact same thing. The Depression ended when the war began.
I have not been getting much posting done since I have been out doing my part to stimulate the economy and get almost all of my holiday shopping done, but today I am irritated and am back.
I am growing tired of the daily press conferences from “The Office of the President Elect” – which on a side note really bugs me, check this out:
Only one problem – there is no such thing as the governmental “Office of the President Elect” and constitutionally, Obama only becomes the President elect once the electoral college has voted.
As it turns out, the “Office of the President Elect” is the invention of the Obama-Biden Transition Project, a 501c(4) organization. This private organization is overseen by three co-chairs selected by Obama, and is staffed by non-government employees. So, if this is a private organization, how did it get the .gov domain name? That’s a great question.
It goes on with more information about the whole things here.
I do think it is a good idea for Obama to get his cabinet in order and begin to make things transition ready. What I have a problem with is these daily conferences that basically inflate him to President already. His statements that there is only one President at a time are hardly believable since he is acting like he is already. He is only giving lip service to the fact that there is a currently a President other than him.
In listening to all his “plans” I cannot help but think on the FDR Presidency and the New Deal. We are headed for another New Deal and I am not quite sure just how he is planning on paying for this. Not to mention that there is a large number of people who don’t think the New Deal worked. Remembering that the people who suffered the most during the time are quickly decreasing in numbers. The population as it is now does not remember what it was like during the Great Depression.
Then there are the crazy people actually suggesting that Bush AND Cheney should resign to basically let Obama take the office currently through his “surrogate” Nancy Pelosi. NY Times
Putting Barack Obama in charge immediately isn’t impossible. Dick Cheney, obviously, would have to quit as well as Bush. In fact, just to be on the safe side, the vice president ought to turn in his resignation first. (We’re desperate, but not crazy.) Then House Speaker Nancy Pelosi would become president until Jan. 20. Obviously, she’d defer to her party’s incoming chief executive, and Barack Obama could begin governing.
As a bonus, the Pelosi presidency would put a woman in the White House this year after all. On the downside, a few right-wing talk-show hosts might succumb to apoplexy. That would, of course, be terrible, but I’m afraid we might have to take the risk in the name of a greater good.
Really. Come on. That is crazy. The media and Obama crowd are only serving to further the growing ego and setting obsenely high expectations. Which I guess the expectations are not such a bad thing, since he is only being set up to fail. Historically this type of government control does not work, in two years when there are Senate elections there will be a shift in the tide. And as much as you want to think that Bush is going to be regarded in history as one of the “worst”, I guarantee that you will be surprised in the long run. I believe that during the next decade we will be able to see truly that he was a great leader.
So there are some other things that are really frustrating me at the moment.
Like the Obama comment on bankrupting the coal industry and that electricity prices are going to skyrocket. I know he says he is for clean coal technology, etc. But why on earth would he say this stuff? Out-loud? On tape? Hannity and Colmes talked about it last night. And just as a side note for anyone who just writes it off saying Hannity is so far right. Have you ever listened to Colmes? He is just as far left. They do represent a fair and balanced conversation.
I don’t think at this point there is much more to say. I am not really sure why calling into question statements and facts is considered dirty trickery. I do not see fear and hate being stirred up by the McCain campaign any more than it is by the Obama camp. What do you think he is doing? Both of them are on the attack, playing more to offense than defense.
Why do you think you are any different? Apparently this elections is coming at a price. A steep economic price. Way more than should have been spent. As well as the price of character. Apparently you don’t need to actually campaign for what you are going to do, what you are going to change, and actually be able to back that up with fact – you just have to smile and talk about change.
I do believe that Obama was not properly vetted. He has so much in his past that he is not willing to share with the public. When you enter public service at this level your life should be an open book. The information about birth certificates, diplomas, citizenship, etc. should have been thoroughly put out in the open. When you don’t lay it all out there it only looks like you are hiding something. If there is nothing to hide, why bother?
I do have concerns over the next four years under his administration. But why wouldn’t I? There is plenty to be concerned about. He is talking about major policy changes similar to those under FDR and the New Deal.
I found this great post over at WorldNetDaily
And while many believe FDR was a great president, few point out the welfare state created at all levels during his tenure. The belief the government was responsible for every person’s food, clothing, shelter and wellbeing was clearly a byproduct of the FDR philosophy.
The people must demand a reduction in the size of government and its spending habits. We must reduce business taxes, which are the second highest in the world. It is time to tell Washington it gets enough of our money at the current tax rate and to freeze or reduce personal taxes for everyone who pays.
This festering sense of entitlement is crippling us as a nation. Since when is everything from food to education a birthright if you are born in America? It has been ever since the great FDR started the New Deal. And, tomorrow, a new New Deal may be on the table – all courtesy of the Democratic Party that may now control the Senate, the House of Representatives and the Oval Office. It is a rubber stamp of epic proportions ready to pass a liberal’s dream come true.
There is more over at the WorldNetDaily site go read the rest of the article! It is very good.
And now the rest is up to us. Go vote. No matter the line, no matter how useless you feel your vote is. It does matter and it does count. Don’t give in to the feeling that it is a done deal. It is not over until the proverbial fat lady sings! Make your voice count. Take responsibility and be involved in government. It is your right and a privilege as well.