Sunday, July 4, 2010

Public Enemy Number One

My FedEx driver hit the nail on the head the other day: Anyone who still supports Obama at this point after seeing what he's done has to be a complete idiot.

Yet I recognize that there are intelligent, sincere, well-meaning folks out there who are still buying into Obama's game. Lots of them.

Of course, there are a lot fewer than there used to be. The polls show that on all sides. But only about 15% - the permanent underclass - should be supporting him at all. That's not a scientifically calculated number. That's just what I figure the percentage of genuinely stupid, dependent people is in any society at any point in history.

Those are the people who would be too dim to see that it's not what the government gives you that counts, but that what counts is opportunity. And Obama and his regime are killing opportunity for everyone from top to bottom, not just here in the U.S. but around the world.

Obama became President in troubled economic times and he has done every possible thing to make it worse. Those of us who own or work in small businesses see it most clearly, I think. In the year following his election, a third of our business just disappeared. The market was in shock. People stopped spending money not just on anything they didn't have to have, but on investment, and they haven't started back. Who can blame them? Obama presents them with nothing but hugely increased government spending, hugely increased taxes, and a cynical, negative view of everything that has made America the greatest, freeest, most prosperous country in the history of the world and a model for all others to emulate.

It seems to me that any President who does that is far more dangerous to the public welfare than John Dillinger ever could be.

So why are there so many Americans out there still supporting him? For the same reason battered women, otherwise attractive and independent, cling to their abusers. For the same reason the junkie, otherwise intelligent and capable, keeps going back to the needle. For the same reason the German people followed the fascists into the maelstrom.

They're idiots.