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August 22, 2009

All That Glitters Is Not Gold

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Many Americans and even some of the media are now coming to the realization that the change we were all waiting for with the new President and his Administration may not be the silver lining to our otherwise cloudy problems. As a matter of fact with the rapid pace of legislation being rushed through the congressional committees and being signed by the President you would think we were operating on borrowed time as a Nation. And we may very well be….

 

I really wanted to know what the President talked about when he spoke with his supporters so I managed to get myself invited on a conference call between the President and his loyal supporters and what I heard was at least interesting and at most revealing. While most of the call was more rhetoric of the political nature there were moments of great revelation. I personally think that most of what is thought by the current Administration can be found in the language that is used. Language can be very revealing even when a person is trying to hide from the audience what the true nature of the speech is to involve. A little like a magician. Watch closely and you can generally figure out the trick.

 

As I listened on this call to people extolling the virtues and contributions our President has made to our society I was amazed at the light and giddy mood. I even found myself laughing once or twice, (laughter is infectious even when you find the laughter inappropriate for the circumstances.) Here we are facing some of the toughest challenges we have ever faced as a nation and our President and his cronies are light and gay and laughing about the misinformation that FOX News is giving out. Fox News being the scapegoat for all the ills in the US right now evidently.  When the chanting of “Yes We Can!” came echoing through the phone lines it was like there was a fire on the line. It felt a little like an arrival of some rock star with all of the faithful cheering their band on, but then again I suppose for some the feeling is exactly like that. The young, hip President is a rock star to them.

 

But let me address how the President was introduced, it was mentioned by the speaker who had the honor to introduce the President, that the country was indeed ready for health care reform right now. Which polls clearly indicate is not true, and that “we were ready for this President even though many said we weren’t”. The odd thing was that the emphasis was on the word THIS. I understood this to mean a black President unless there is something really particular other than that fact to make our President so different than all the rest before him that putting him in a space alone would be necessary. So there it is it is actually the side of loyal followers that are playing the race card and doing it even amongst themselves.  I know the President said in a press conference shortly after his inauguration that race was not playing a role in his Administration so when did this begin?

 

When the President joined the call one of the first things he said was how pleased he was to be with “all my Organizing for America volunteers”. Having this said in the same week where the Presidential Spokesman Robert Gibbs mistakenly referred to Organizing for America by calling them Obama for America, that was an extraordinary admission by the President. Or was that a mistake? It would not be so unusual that the President would have some influence over this group after all they are run by the Democratic National Committee. It is far more interesting that the President insists that he isn’t involved with this group.

 

It’s the next use of language that set my mind to reeling. The President said and I paraphrase here that we were stewarding in a new time for our country after an “era of selfishness and greed we are ready now to restore a sense of balance” to our economic future. Once again he reiterates his notion of leveling the country and having us all share the wealth, which most of us recognize as the socialists idea of utopia. He also referred to Democrats with the same view as his to be “progressive” members of Congress. I guess there are no “progressive” Republicans in Congress. I see them all as regressive rather progressives but that’s just me. All of this was very interesting and a little strange, after all it’s not every day you have the opportunity to sit in on a call with the President of the United States, but more so it was extraordinary to hear the continued assurances of the President that his legislation will happen. It’s quite clear that those followers on this call see the thousands of Americans standing up and voicing their concerns, as jokes and pawns in some sinister political game instead of as their neighbors, friends, and family.

 

I conclude with one more observation, the President appears to be playing the fiddle while all around him Rome burns.

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