Wednesday, July 16, 2008

no Arpege

Remember the catchy slogan for a perfume? "Say anything but give her Arpege? The last scent we need to wear to make us Americans feel ‘pretty’ is Barack Obama, acronym, B.O. Ronald Reagan in 1980 referred to his opponents, the nay-sayers: "They expect you to tell your children that the American people no longer have the will to cope with their problems, that the future will be one of sacrifice and few opportunities. My fellow citizens, I utterly reject that view." Ditto for me and fellow optimists. A blogger with prescience writes: "A society of sheep will in time beget a government of wolves." The sheep are Obama’s liberal, socialists followers who excuse or blind themselves to the dangerousness of their leader’s ideas and ideals. Citizens who choose to exclude themselves from the ebb and flow of American politics aren’t responsible or thoughtful. Reagan was called the great communicator. Obama impresses his listeners with his oratorical skills, but the contrast between the two men in content and character is stark. Reagan again: "I wasn’t a great communicator, but I communicated great things, and they didn’t spring full bloom from my brow, they came from the heart of a great nation - our experience, our wisdom, and our belief in the principles that have guided us for two centuries." A decade ago when the ex-president said these words, B.O. was busy in Chicago internalizing little things, dangerous things with which to tear apart the fabric of a nation that he and his wife instinctively denegrate and criticize. Obama hopes to change America by leveling our nation’s playing field - economically, socially and globally. He will say anything ( contradictory and expedient ) to gain power. Please, no Arpege.


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