By Rusty Humphries
TRN Nationally Syndicated Radio Host
It is said that the true definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. If that’s true, then Obama and his merry band of liberal lawmakers are crazier than a rat in a coffee can.
President Obama occupies our nation’s highest office. In our 44 presidents, we have seen some greats and we have seen some duds. We have gone from Washington’s willful restraint guiding him to step down after two terms out of fear of being too-closely tied to monarchial rule to King Obama and his Administration hinting at the possibility of an executive action to disarm us peasants.
Fast forwarding, we went from Reagan’s foreign policy of talking tough and backing it up with the Soviet Union to Obama’s, “I’ll do whatever you want, just wait until I have more ‘flexibility’.” Reagan is surely rolling over in his grave.
America is spending more than it brings in- and not by only a little. According to the CBO, 2013 is already shaping up to be the 5th straight year with a trillion dollar deficit. Since you and I are the names on the credit card, we have a right to be ticked off!
Not only do we have Mr. Moneybags in office “making it rain” with our money, but we have him insulting our intelligence while doing it! Earlier this week, John Boehner told a reporter that Obama actually had the nerve to claim that “We don’t have a spending problem.” It’s unbelievable!
Like a series of Jedi mind tricks, when Obama is confronted with an obvious shortcoming in his “leadership,” he simply denies that it exists and the liberal media is all-too-happy to report his brazen BS as fact. Instead of questioning why we are always borrowing to spend more than we take it, liberals in the media question, “Why is the GOP being so mean and not going along with whatever the Dear Leader wants?”
And the GOP is not off the hook either. Why is the GOP not putting forth an aggressive plan to cut spending? I don’t mean cutting the rate of growth, I mean real, honest and serious cutting. The answer: because they are not serious. They are no longer Republicans, they’re just Democrat-lite. The only people howling for real, honest-to-goodness reform is the Tea Party.
If the president continues to say that we have no spending problem, then that can only mean one of two things. 1) He’s a liar. If he is actually telling people that we don’t have a spending problem, then he is a flat-out liar, the likes of which have not been seen since Slick Willy claimed he did not have sexual relations with “that woman.” If he’s that unwilling to do what we hired him to do, then he should be removed from office.
Or 2) He’s absolutely crazy. And if he is that detached from reality, he should be removed from office and placed in a safe environment where his delusions are not putting anybody at risk.
Most upsetting about Obama’s nonchalant attitude towards our money is that nobody’s talking about it! The news outlets are nothing but chirping crickets on this scandalous revelation and the alternative media is left to cover it on their own. We need to make Obama’s statement as famous as Marie Antoinette’s “let them eat cake” and Leona Helmsley’s “little people” comments.
How do we do that? It’s simple; John Boehner needs to hold a press conference and pose a series of questions for Obama- put the burden on him to explain how we don’t have a spending problem. Boehner needs to tell America, “Is $16 trillion in debt ‘not a spending problem’? Is raising the debt ceiling again ‘not a spending problem’? Some of the idiots in Congress want to create a $1 trillion coin. Is that ‘not a spending problem’?” Boehner needs to challenge Obama to come before the American people and tell them the truth about our spending habits or admit that he’s crazy.
Thomas Jefferson believed that it was immoral for a generation to place its debts on the next one. This was a man who, with the swipe of a pen, made the Louisiana Purchase, more than doubling the size of this nation. He understood that spending was necessary and created vast opportunities by purchasing 828,000 sq. miles of land- and he did it for $233 million in 2012 numbers. Compare that with the $5.775 trillion America has seen since Obama took office, and we will have a vague outline of just how far we’ve come and how lowered our expectations are.
But hey, according to our leader, we don’t have a spending problem, right?
Rusty Humphries is a nationally syndicated radio host heard across the USA on over 300 radio stations and is listed as the 6thlargest radio audience by Talkers Magazine. He is also a regular contributor to TPNN.com