It was boring, it was flat. But it held true to Obama’s socialist roots. The man talks one way, acts another. I don’t see him compromising on anything that matters. We’ll still be headed to Hell in a handbasket as our debt spirals out of control, and Obama will tell us we’re just not smart enough to appreciate his wisdom.
Even when Obama talks about our exceptional accomplishments, it is clear that he represents all that is bound and determined that we shall have no more of them. Ann Coulter captured this:
Obama said, “We are the nation that put cars in driveways and computers in offices; the nation of Edison and the Wright brothers; of Google and Facebook.”
And then the government outlawed Edison’s great invention, made the Wright brothers’ air travel insufferable, filed anti-trust charges against Microsoft and made cars too expensive to drive by prohibiting oil exploration, and right now — at this very minute — is desperately trying to regulate the Internet.
There’s quite a bit of Oceania’s Party Newspeak in Obamaspeak. Key example? “Investment” is not at all the same as government spending. In fact, it’s very much the opposite.
An investment is made in order to bring a product or service to market, sell it, and make a profit for the investors. Government spending may be necessary (we do need aircraft carriers, after all) but won’t make us a profit. And monies spent on things that people won’t buy or can’t use will not, by definition result in a profit. Think windmills made in China or Chevy Volts that must be subsidized and still won’t sell.
Oh, and yes. High speed trains that make no sense, given their expense, in a nation with our population density. Look, Amtrak can’t make a profit in the I-95 corridor on the East Coast, the densest band of population in our nation. How, exactly, will an “investment,” in, say, a Bakersfield to Sacramento rail line make a nickel?
It all comes back to socialism. And our Socialist-in-Chief, Obama. Who may make soothing sounds like a centrist, but is most certainly not one. This leopard has not changed his spots.