Jul 15 2010
Busy bodies live to run other people’s lives. They live to pretend their nitpicking nags about how we do things makes them somehow related to those things we accomplish. The talking head journalist is the epitome of ‘the watcher’ versus ‘the doer’. Â These people regurgitate to others the successes or achievements of others, most times nagging these accomplished people on their human imperfections. They feel they are part of the process of success through their snooty recollections and attention to irrelevant minutiae. Hollywood is another example – they play doers on TV and Movie screens. Much of the time their mathematical, engineering or scientific skills are severely stunted. Which means you don’t want an actor designing your kids car, let alone the climate of the planet.
Politicians are even worse. They rarely have a thing to do with America’s successes these days, but they love to take full credit. Remember Al Gore’s Amazing Internet? They stand with great people just to get camera time and hope some of that public admiration rubs their way. They act is if the country would fall apart without their mindless policies and nitpicking ideas. The fact is, the country would be better off without them.
Which is the real backdrop to this Politico article where the writer cannot understand why Obama is failing to make everyone just all happy and stuff:
Eric Alterman, in a column that drew wide notice, wrote in The Nation that most liberals think the president is a â€œbig disappointment.â€ House Democrats are in near-insurrection after White House press secretary Robert Gibbs stated the obvious â€” that the party has a chance of losing the House under Obamaâ€™s watch. And independent voters have turned decisively against the man they helped elect 21 months ago â€” a trend unlikely to be reversed before November.
This is an odd reversal of expectations. When he came into office, the assumption even among some Democrats was that he was a dazzling politician and communicator who might prove too unseasoned at governance to win substantive achievements.
The reality is the opposite. You can argue over whether Obamaâ€™s achievements are good or bad on the merits. But especially after Thursdayâ€™s vote you canâ€™t argue that Obama is not getting things done.
To be completely over the top – Hitler was productive too. Al Qaeda had historic achievements on 9/11/01, and Stalin was probably wins the prize mass prolific murderer ever. Getting crap done is not admirable.
This is what happens when watcher’s comment. They are amazed with the amount of motion, but cannot grasp the end product. They are not stunned and repulsed by the bribing of senators, the hyper-partisan one-party votes, the thuggery of the unions against We The People, the anger in the town halls – all of which were part of this amazing productivity. Only a clown or a propagandist would wonder why so many Americans are rejecting the liberal madness of Obama-Reid-Pelosi.
America did not support what DC did.
This is not rocket science (I should know). The liberals did not listen to America, they did not engage America, they did not gain bipartisan input and support – and worse of all they were not transparent nor pure (the senate bribes on Health Care were despicable). It has been a congressional term of politburo-like strong-arming and Goebbels-like declarations of success.
How could the Politico miss this? Because it is either a dreamy-eyed fanatic of liberalism or an Obama propaganda house. That is all the classes of supporters left to the Democrats these days. Heck, even the fanatical liberals like Alterman are jumping ship!
Government cannot appease a diverse people with conflicting views and priorities. Government can only mandate a common view and priority. It is why the left and right have been clawing for power for decades to try and use the federal government to conform the nation to their views.
The partisans have not yet figured out what America has figured out – we don’t need to chose one view or one set of priorities. We can be a country of individuals joined in a grand experiment of human diversity and competition. We don’t need central control.Â But to do this we need to remove the cancer of overbearing government from all our lives so no one group takes priority over others, anywhere. No common view of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. No single list of priorities which will always leave someone out or on the margins.
No more will we be a nation of people feeding the federal beast. We will tame and domesticate that beast so it works for We The People. And to do that government everywhere needs to get on a massive diet – starting this November.