Obama’s Change – Dingell Out and Waxman In
Posted by Jeff Id on November 21, 2008
The change is beginning as promised.
Being a conservative in America today is like being a Detroit Lions football fan, you start the work day with no hope and are surprised when you are wrong. Well no surprise today. A nice limo service driver explained to me last week on my return from the backside of the planet that we have to get behind our president and see what he can do.
Well I was a bit tired and in a bad mood so I carefully explained my position –“The hell I do, I don’t like his policies, I don’t like his friends and associations and I don’t even like his wife.” Well it was a bit strong and a little funny, looking back but I had been traveling awake for 24 hours and wasn’t real happy so forgive me. The driver wasn’t offended and we spent most of the rest of the trip laughing about other things anyway.
At least the Democrats know how to win, the allegedly conservative Republicans didn’t have a clue when Bush won and they gained marginal control of the houses. Instead of following up with their promises of cutting spending they just powered ahead spending more than ever. Make no mistake America has not yet tried conservative government even though we had voted for it.
The Dem’s on the other hand are positioning themselves to actually enact their socialist tax and spend agenda. If you don’t like the word socialist you aren’t paying attention.
Dengell is known for opposition to the extremist global warming agenda, recognizing the destructive nature of these policies on industry and primarily the auto manufacturers. He is, however, a strong supporter of unions. Both of these positions line up well with his Detroit constituents. Dingell is a strong supporter of universal health care by proposing a nationalization of health care bill every year of his long tenure. He’s hardly a conservative but before today he was near the top of the power chain in congress as Chairmen of the Energy and Commerce Committee. A position he was removed from today.
Here’s a quote from John Boehner a Republican.
House Minority Leader John Boehner of Ohio said the vote by Democrats “sends a troubling signal from a majority that has promised to govern from the center.” He called Dingell a “skilled and principled” chairman.
“They moved away from Chairman Dingell because he is committed to approaching energy and environmental issues in a manner that protects American jobs,” Boehner said. “It is a disturbing sign that the leaders of the next Congress will be making decisions based not on what is best for the country, but for well-funded special interests whose priorities are far different from those of the vast majority of Americans.”
The quote above came from a Miami Hearald article link HERE.
What is happening is Democrats have gone against long held congressional practice to unseat the old guard and replace him with extremist left wing policy makers. Henry Waxman from California is the replacement. Waxmen is a global warming and national health care extremist. His intent is to have the government incorporate both of these stupid policies as quickly and completely as possible — I guess because it works so well in every other country.
Whether you agree with my correct views or not, we Americans will be making the transition to socialism. Bush will be blamed for the economy the public will buy it, after all it’s not like the Republicans are clean. Bush never saw a spending bill he didn’t like. The funny thing about this is Real climate geniuses and Grant Tamino are celebrating what will in time be the destruction of our unique country. The thing which made us different has just bee sold to the power hungry politicians who will use any false agenda to increase their power.
I am quite bitter about this past election cycle, in case you didn’t notice. Probably half my readers will disagree with my clearly correct explanation of these issues.
Every one who reads here regularly can at least understand that the man made global warming issue is far from resolved. If you get one thing from my post think about this, a government which understands the questionable nature of global warming science yet still wants to plow forward with economy crippling legislation has other motives in mind.
I’ll end this post turned rant with a couple of quotes from some people with a great deal more experience than me. I think there is some poignant meaning in them.
A government which robs Peter to pay Paul
can always depend on the support of Paul.
- George Bernard Shaw
I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity
is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself
up by the handle.