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The Truth Hurts: Our Moral Standing is Gone & We are Officially on the Path to Failure: Welcome to the Depression 2.5

March 5, 2009

This is no laughing matter.  Earlier today a series of events allowed me, or proved to me that whatever aspirations anyone had that this government will even remotely do what is right, or what they should has went out the door.  This is one of those rare moments in history where you have to stop, sit back, and contemplate exactly what you should do next, how to go about it and how to accomplish it.  The writing on the wall is now visible for the world to see and to know the standing we used to have, although slightly tarnished compares nothing to what we currently have.  The sheer magnitude of what is transpiring is astronomical, unprecedented, beyond anything any of us has ever seen.   We are on the road to destruction, instead of the path to victory.

On the 4th of March, I read one of the most damning articles written on our current crisis.  Written by Senator Bayh in the Wall Street Journal.  He spoke truth to power by explaining exactly what situation we are currently in with this one quote and what I have personally witnessed and see.  I cannot in good faith or conscious have hope that we will achieve success unless we stand up and fight for it:

Our nation’s current fiscal imbalance is unprecedented, unsustainable and, if unaddressed, a major threat to our currency and our economic vitality. The national debt now exceeds $10 trillion. This is almost double what it was just eight years ago, and the debt is growing at a rate of about $1 million a minute.

Washington borrows from foreign creditors to fund its profligacy. The amount of U.S. debt held by countries such as China and Japan is at a historic high, with foreign investors holding half of America’s publicly held debt. This dependence raises the specter that other nations will be able to influence our policies in ways antithetical to American interests. The more of our debt that foreign governments control, the more leverage they have on issues like trade, currency and national security. Massive debts owed to foreign creditors weaken our global influence, and threaten high inflation and steep tax increases for our children and grandchildren.

What he has described is surreal.  China is increasing it’s defense spending by 13%.  We are cutting ours, and they own enough of us to call in these debts at any time.  We are spending what we don’t have and by doing so allowing other countries to have enough power to dictate or shape policies within our great nation? Affect national security?  But instead of addressing this. The focus is on something else, enough to leave you in stunned disbelief that we are like a sinking ship going down and instead of throwing weight off to keep from sinking. We are just piling more weight back on.  We have Iran, North Korea, Hamas, Afghanistan, Iraq, issues on top of issues. But what is the focus being put on? Read in disbelief yourself:

From Politico:

The Democrats’ political apparatus seems to be enjoying — and raising good money off — the chosen focus on Rush Limbaugh, and is turning it into a party-building exercise.

Just today, three emails on the subject, from the DNC, the DSCC, and the DGA. The DNC is running a contest to put a slogan on a poster in Limbaugh’s hometown.

“[Y]our gift right now can show Rush Limbaugh that Americans won’t tolerate this kind of thinking by helping us fight his Republican Governor cronies all across the nation,” writes DGA executive director Nathan Daschle.

The DSCC, meanwhile, is petitioning to demand GOP senators reject Limbaugh.

ALSO: Americans United offers congratulations to Rush.

And Terry McAuliffe jumps on the bandwagon.

From Michelle Malkin:

I’m Jen O’Malley Dillon, the new Executive Director of the Democratic National Committee.

If you’re anything like me, then you’ve had the urge to talk back to a right-wing talk radio host more than a few times. Now you can.

Rush Limbaugh has made waves lately about his desire to see President Obama fail. And he’s unapologetic, even though Americans voted in November for the very kind of change the President is bringing to Washington. As even Limbaugh must know, if the President fails, America fails.

Incredibly, Republican leaders have yet to condemn Limbaugh for his destructive comments. In fact, Republicans like Congressman Eric Cantor, a leader in the House, have adopted the Limbaugh strategy, telling the Washington Post recently that their strategy on the President’s jobs plan was “just saying no.”

The only Republican leader to challenge Limbaugh — the chairman of the Republican National Committee — even called Rush to apologize just a few days later.

But we have no apologies for Rush, just a message. We need you to come up with a slogan, in ten words or less, that we’ll put on a billboard where he can’t miss it — in his hometown of West Palm Beach, Florida.

Can you help us come up with a message for Rush that we’ll place on a billboard right in his hometown?

We’ll go through all the slogans we get, and the winner will have his or her message appear on the billboard — and receive a free T-shirt featuring the winning slogan.

If Republican leaders aren’t willing to tell Rush, then we will. Americans want President Obama to succeed. Our country’s future depends on it. Rooting for the President’s failure is rooting for our country to fail.

To get America back on a path to prosperity, we’ll need to leave behind the failed partisan attack politics of the past. Americans voted for a new direction in November. Choosing Rush Limbaugh to be the voice of their party — as Republican leaders have done — is not the answer.

Send in your suggestion of ten words or less for a billboard and we’ll choose the best one to put in Rush’s own “backyard”:

http://www.democrats.org/rushbillboard

Thanks,
Jen

Jen O’Malley Dillon
Executive Director
Democratic National Committee

And a new site, Hopingforfailure.com, offers wall-to-wall coverage/spin.

I don’t know if there is a military policy that prevents *marches* and demonstrations.  But right now I feel like marching to Washington to throw these bums out.  What in gods name is wrong with these people? We are in one of the worst economical crisis in decades and the party in power, no, the people in the Democratic party have just lost all capability in showing why they should remain.  I am furious that people are literally horrified that not one policy on national security, or the strategy in Afghanistan can be discussed.  That the focus is on a private citizen. One person.  You have an entire political party attacking one damn person who isn’t elected to anything no matter how many times you get to the closest camera to say so.

To the miltiary officials out there that cross my blog.  Know. Please know it is getting harder and harder each and every day watching our nation go down the path to failure.  The world and other nations leaders are watching this.  Watching us.  Do you understand that we look downright pathetic right now?  Billboards? Attacking people who have a difference of opinion?  You mean to state that with a Dem majority, the words of a radio show personality is throwing an entire Congress off there game?  We have foreign countries who almost own more of the U.S than we do and they are devoting time to billboard contests?  How can anyone believe it is morally right for our government to target and pin point non government or elected officials and exhibit this type of unprofessional behavior that does not in any way reflect on the postion they maintain and hold. My country does not do that to it’s  citizens. Our government does not exhibit this type of behavior.  I am disappointed and ashamed that we have these individuals representing us.  No.  I refuse to stand by and watch a private citizen not part of any agency be treated in this way.  I may not like the message.  I may not like there words or there beliefs.

But I will always fight tooth and nail for the messenger to have that right.  What we are witnessing is dead wrong.  The uniform I wear represents honor, integrity and selfless service and so much more.  But this?  This road and path we are on? I cannot condone it. I cannot be party to it or anything else.  I refuse to compromise my integrity.  Something is very wrong up there on Capital Hill.  Something has gotten way out of hand to the point the values and principles our nation was founded on seem to be slipping away.  This has nothing to do with *political parties*.  But the belief that what is happening right now can be seen as right because to justify what is happening they have painted a picture that we all can see through.  We have just given our enemies this day a blank check.   It’s not  a matter in my opinion if we get attacked but when.

We project the image of being so damn weak that one person managed to throw an entire political majority off there game. They can’t even function or govern because they are focused on the words of some radio personality.  Where is the strength in that?  Do we look like we are the leaders of the free world right now?  Do we project a image of high moral standing with the ability to lead and govern and make on the spot decisions that will benefit the lives of the American people?  Foreign nations own more of us than we do ourselves.  How long will it be before we do something and they come and say no, you wont?  We put ourselves in a position that can hurt what binds us together, the people, and the laws we govern by.  There is no honor in that.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. astra14 permalink
    March 6, 2009 3:20 pm

    It’s getting very scary out there. There is sooo much corruption in Washington right now that it’s out of control. Now there are articles that the FDIC is running out of money. That a Russan economist is predicting the USA is going to cease to exist as a world power and will eventually as a Nation (I can see us losing world power; but dividing as a nation I’m skeptical on unless the countries that own our debt are planning to divide the USA up between them!). BBC news has an article out there Obama was cold to their Prime Minister Brown – our ally. That’s obviously something that’s going to be up to Hillary to fix! And I may not like Rush Limbaugh, but he has a constitutional right to speak and how anyone can think he leads the Republican Party are out of there minds! There are Republicans out there who don’t even like him! Making him public enemy #1 is assinine! But our corrupt government needs an enemy and I guess they think he makes a good target while they destroy our country.

  2. soldier4hillary permalink*
    March 6, 2009 8:31 pm

    Sad but true at some point they need to learn that this is not helping AT ALL!

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