This is what it means to be smart?

Train_wreck_at_Montparnasse_1895I think it’s official:  The Smartest Man Ever Elected President has broken The Health Care.  It’s only 1/6 of our economy, and it’s only some chaos about the doctors we can see plus some other things – so no worries.

Every 16 years the country elects some Democrat naif promising he can make politics different.  We can disagree over the quality of those 4 administrations, but can we please stop pretending politics can be anything other than what it is:  the second oldest profession, bearing a striking resemblance to the first.  And in 2024 can the Democrat naif we elect at least have done/built/managed something?  Anything?!  Please.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go break the news to the kids:  we’re dropping their piano lessons so we can afford the free prenatal care for their menopausal mother.  At least we’ll get to meet a new doctor!

Mark Steyn in Thus Spake Obama

So, if I follow correctly, the smartest president ever is not smart enough to ensure that his website works; he’s not smart enough to inquire of others as to whether his website works; he’s not smart enough to check that his website works before he goes out and tells people what a great website experience they’re in for. But he is smart enough to know that he’s not stupid enough to go around bragging about how well it works if he’d already been informed that it doesn’t work. So he’s smart enough to know that if he’d known what he didn’t know he’d know enough not to let it be known that he knew nothing. The country’s in the very best of hands.

Michael Beschloss is right: This is what it means to be smart in a neo-monarchical America. Obama spake, and it shall be so. And, if it turns out not to be so, why pick on him? He talks a good Royal Proclamation; why get hung up on details?

Until October 1, Obama had never done anything — not run a gas station, or a doughnut stand — other than let himself be wafted onward and upward to the next do-nothing gig. Even in his first term, he didn’t really do: Starting with the 2009 trillion-dollar stimulus, he ran a money-no-object government that was all money and no objects; he spent and spent, and left no trace. Some things he massively expanded (food stamps, Social Security disability) and other things he massively diminished (effective foreign policy), but all were, so to speak, preexisting conditions. Obamacare is the first thing Obama has actually done, and, if you’re the person it’s being done to, it’s not pretty.

The president promised to “fundamentally transform” America. Certainly, other men have succeeded in transforming settled, free societies: Pierre Trudeau did in Canada four decades ago, and so, in post-war Britain, did the less charismatic Clement Attlee. And, if you subscribe to their particular philosophy, their transformations were effected very efficiently. But Obama is an incompetent, so “fundamentally transformed” is a euphemism for “wrecked beyond repair.” As a socialist, he makes a good socialite.

But on he staggers, with a wave of his scepter, delaying this, staying that, exempting the other, according to his regal whim and internal polling. The omniscient beneficent Sovereign will now graciously “allow” us “folks” to keep all those junk plans from bad-apple insurers. Yet even the wisest King cannot reign forever, and what will happen decades down the road were someone less benign — perhaps even (shudder) a Republican — to ascend the throne and wield these mighty powers?

Hey, relax: If you like your constitution, you can keep your constitution. Period. And your existing amendments. Well, most of them — except for the junk ones . . .

This entry was posted in Freedom, Politics and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to This is what it means to be smart?

  1. The lying defenders of Obama (such as the vile “Economist” magazine) are still pretending that “90 of plans are unaffected” – that just those with individual plans are going to lose real private coverage. In reality those with employer based plans are also going to be hit – eventually. The higher costs (cause by government regulations – just as high existing prices are caused by decades of regulations and subsidy schemes, which have the same effect on health costs as government subsides for tuition [loans and so forth] have on university tuition costs).

    By the way- none of this is to do with Barack Obama being dumb. It is all deliberate – intended from the start.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s