Thursday, August 12, 2010

Regal Obamas Show Little Regard For Cares Of The Nation They Lead

British writer Nile Gardiner of the UK Telegraph wrote a great piece about the disparity between the views of the Obama Presidency and the views of the people of this country, likening them to L’Ancien RĂ©gime as described by French political scientist and historian Alexis de Tocqueville:

"The First Lady’s ill-conceived trip to Marbella and the complete disregard for public opinion and concerns over excessive government spending is symbolic of a far wider problem with the Obama presidency – the overarching disdain for the principles of limited government, individual liberty and free enterprise that have built the United States over the course of nearly two and a half centuries into the most powerful and free nation on earth.

It is epitomised above all by the President’s relentless drive towards big government against the will of the American people, and the dramatic increases in government spending and borrowing, which threaten to leave the US hugely in debt for generations. It is also showcased by Barack Obama’s drive towards a socialised health care system, which, as I’ve noted before, is “a thinly disguised vanity project for a president who is committed to transforming the United States from the world’s most successful large-scale free enterprise economy, to a highly interventionist society with a massive role for centralized government.”

There is however a political revolution fast approaching Washington that is driven not by mob rule but by the power of ideas and principles, based upon the ideals of the Founding Fathers and the US Constitution. It is a distinctly conservative revolution that is sweeping America and is reflected in almost every poll ahead of this November’s mid-terms. It is based on a belief in individual liberty, limited government, and above all, political accountability from the ruling elites. The Obama administration’s mantra may well be “let them eat cake”, as it continues to gorge itself on taxpayers’ money, but it will be looking nervously over its shoulder as public unease mounts."

Great piece! It seems all the good writing is being done in the blogosphere or over in the UK, with little actual to be heard from our own press, the vaunted Fourth Estate. Anyway, read the rest of Gardiner's piece here.

With a major hat tip to blog fav Bob Belvedere!


  1. Thanks for the link love and spreading the word about how insightful Mr. Gardiner is - the next conservative Pres. should appoint him an advisor.