The First Ten Days

During his first week in office many of the major networks were announcing our new president’s approval rating as being 75%.   According to Leslie Marshall this is clear evidence that the American people trust and feel confident the Obama administration will pull us out of this economic crisis.

Let’s look at that 75% approval rating from another perspective.  During the actual election, exit polls also revealed 68% of his supporters had little or no clue as to the identity and/or function of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid.  Could this equate to an actual approval rating of just 7% of knowledgeable voters? 

Ms. Marshall proudly mentions the plaque on her desk “To Whom Much Is Given – Much is Expected”.  In today’s economic crisis that can easily be interpreted as: The More Politicians Give, The more They Entitle Themselves To Take.  Giving away 819 Billion dollars in a pseudo stimulus package is going to entitle our politicians to a treasure trove.  It is a safe bet only 7% of our president’s supporters truly understand exactly what that means.

An interesting note: According to a recent Rasmussen poll; as of January 22, 2009, of the likely voters, only 14% gave congress a good to excellent approval rating.  With a combined approval rating less than that of the departing president; in order to carry the banner of “change” for the first 100 days our president can’t afford to slip up.  

To pull this off the Obama administration and Nanny [SIC] Pelosi must bank on his charisma and overwhelming popularity among the less fortunate and ill-informed worshipers.  Incapable of independent thought his followers will need to be constantly reminded of the coming change.

The first 100 days can be crucial and set the tone for the next four years.  For this ambitious, talented and charismatic chief executive early success requires progress which will lead to more progress if the masses are to be assuaged.  This will be difficult as 68% of his supporters expect personal responsibilities to disappear and entitlement programs to be introduced when this new phoenix rises from the ashes of their despair.  More importantly, they expect it “Now”.

Well versed in the are of political misdirection our president began to set his stage.  His first few days in office were covered with great fanfare and camera flashes.  Other than the excessive and out of control spending, president Obama reversed several programs and executive orders set in motion by the Bush administration.  With a stroke of his pen he made them all disappear.  In another well publicized contest; he won the battle to keep his blackberry.   The media and his supporters sang great praises as his lemmings continued their stampede.    

Reality may have set in by the fourth day.   Bipartisan support for his 1.2 trillion dollar stimulus package wasn’t jelling.  Smoke and mirrors can accomplish just so much: he needed to go on the offensive.  Hopefully he could “shame” some republicans into joining the ranks.  An attack on Limbaugh and Hannity was launched.  Many of the pundits viewed his attack on Rush as an attempt to cull and herd republicans into his corral.  It failed.

I’m surprised Rush, Sean Hannity, Ann Coulter and the High Priest of the Church of the Painful Truth may have missed the true target: “public discussion must be suspended between the promulgation of the decision and the accomplishment of the task” as noted in Soviet Communism: A new civilization? (1935).

With a new progressive hand at the helm there are genuine concerns with current proposed legislation.  On a national level it is looking progressively worse for every citizen.   The PRO (Pelosi, Reid and Obama) Triumvirate is basking in the Washington limelight with little or no challenge by the media.  Invoking the power of the federal government a redistribution of wealth needs to be ushered in to create a “change we can believe in”.  As the Dow plunged from an all-time high exceeding 14,000 in October 2007 to about 8,000 many nest eggs had gone bust.  For many, re-evaluating lifestyles was the bill of the day, so the promise of “change” was accepted.

Fear Not, we are heading for change we can believe in.  “What is required of us now is a new era of responsibility,” Obama said, “a recognition, on the part of every American, that we have duties to ourselves, our nation and the world, duties that we do not grudgingly accept but rather seize gladly, firm in the knowledge that there is nothing so satisfying to the spirit, so defining of our character, than giving our all to a difficult task.”

It appears the PRO Triumvirate is, quite frankly, a juggernaut designed to focus on one side of the government ledger.  If left unchecked the D.C. Troika can only leave the governed with the last remaining vestige of freedom as being nothing more than begging to become a welfare recipient.

We, as Americans, understand the concept of, “ask not what your country can do for you…”  We only ask: “what more does our Country ask of us?”  One point 2 trillion dollars is a conservative estimate in dollars and cents for the projected “fix”.  If Stalin’s control of the lower proletariat is to be duplicated, Obama must free his followers of housing, clothing and food responsibilities and have the power to execute anyone who criticizes his stimulus package.

Has he tested these waters?  By Executive Order, “closing down Gitmo and halting trials” may have been a step in that direction.  No Way!  Army Col. James Pohl, A military judge, rejected the executive order of January 22.  While, according to Navy Cmdr. Jeffrey Gordon: “The Department of Defense is currently reviewing Judge Pohl’s ruling,” a clear message has been sent to the new commander in chief.

In just ten days the flight of the phoenix has been stalled.  Our president has 90 days left to set his change in motion.

Brian Pacatte

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5 thoughts on “The First Ten Days

    Daniel C

    (February 4, 2010 - 10:47 am)

    Two plane accidents happened within days of each other in 1963. The first occurred when a DC8 ran off a runway
    Two plane accidents happened within days of each other in 1963. The first occurred when a DC8 ran off a runway in London. The second resulted in the deaths of all 118 on board. What was the name of the airline whose planes were involved in both accidents?

    Princess Deb

    (February 4, 2010 - 3:49 pm)

    Below are all the plane crashes in 1963 including carrier and fatalities. The site lists all info you are looking for. It was too much to cut and paste here. If I count right, there were 57 crashes that year.
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    (February 4, 2010 - 3:51 pm)

    Trans-Canada Airlines – Flight 831, a Douglas DC-8 carrying 118, crashes into a wooded hillside after taking-off from Dorval International Airport near Montreal, killing all on board
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    Bev B

    (February 4, 2010 - 3:53 pm)

    Trans-Canada Airlines – works
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    denis J

    (February 4, 2010 - 3:55 pm)

    trans canada airlines works
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