Mark Steyn on The Future and to whom it may or may not belong:
But one thing we can say for certain is that the future will not belong to broke losers. You’re the brokest guy in the room, you’re the president of Brokistan. You’ve got to pay back $16 trillion just to get back to having nothing, nada, zip. Who the hell are you to tell us who the future’s going to belong to?Read the rest and pass it on. In November, American voters will have a say in the kind of future they want for themselves and their children and grandchildren. I've heard several people comment that the charming Obama-phone lady, who was likely paid to protest by SEIU, should actually have been paid by the Romney campaign, so damaging to Obama is her enthusiastic message of entitlement and dependency. But that observation comes from the point of view of those of us who are sickened by the marked increase in dependence on government under Obama. Sad to say, lots of Americans are on board with unlimited governmental "help" in the form of food stamps, disability checks, and free phones. We won't know until election day whether they make up a majority of voters but I fear we're terribly close to the tipping point.
The excitable lads around the globe torching American embassies with impunity seem to have figured this out, even if the striped-pants crowd at Turtle Bay are too polite to mention it. Obama is not the president of the Future. He is president right now, and one occasionally wishes the great visionary would take his eye off the far-distant horizon where educated women and fire-breathing imams frolic and gambol side by side around their Chevy Volts, to focus on the humdrum present where the rest of us have the misfortune to live.
In the America over which Barack Obama has the tedious chore of actually presiding, second-quarter GDP growth was revised down from 1.7 percent to 1.3 percent — or, in layman’s terms, from “barely detectable” to “comatose.”
Steyn, in a recent interview with Laura Ingraham, captured what's wrong with a freebie nation:
The huge wickedness . . . of what he was saying there, the 47% and the massive increase in dependency, the great evil of this is not just the waste of money but the waste of lives, because when you tell people there's nothing for you but food stamps and welfare checks and phony-baloney disability claims now and forever you're eating away at a man's soul. You're not a healthy human being living like that. Self-respect, sense of value comes from functioning as a free-born citizen and as a free-born human being.Freedom or freebies. That's the choice.
One more comment from Steyn that's too good to let slip by:
MS: Well, what is fascinating to me is we are, we have the biggest story of our time in front of our noses. I mean, if you’re Chinese, it’s the biggest story in half a millennium. I mean, the Chinese basically think that a half a millennium of perverse Euro-American world domination is coming to an end, that America…and if you take a slightly shorter perspective, that basically the post-war era, post-Second World War era of America as the global order maker is coming to an end. And we have stories that are part of that, like the goat herders in Afghanistan taking out the squadron of aircraft, and the Benghazi consulate fiasco. We’ve got evidence…the Egyptian president treating American taxpayers with contempt in New York. We’ve got evidence of this on every front, plus the economic stuff. And to want to be…I couldn’t live with myself if I were one of these court eunuchs, and just obsessing on the trivia that these guys do. You’ve got the biggest story in front of your nose. You’re not Beyonce’. If Beyonce’ wants to sip champagne with the president, that’s one thing. You’re not Beyonce’.Exactly right, and it's as pathetic as it is reprehensible. If Obama gets reelected, the liberal lapdogs who have rolled over and played dead for him to an absurd, almost incredible degree, will have been hugely instrumental in our national suicide.
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