WAG THE DOG CONTEST: Guess The Obama Administration’s Next BIG DISTRACTION, and Win An All-Expense Paid Trip To…….
posted at 6:09 am on October 19, 2010 by Rovin
O.K. You don’t get to win anything. In the advertising business, this is called “a teaser” or a well designed deception. I could have made a promise to send you anywhere in the country, (free round of golf included). Or, I could promise you free health care. Perhaps a job would be worth your efforts. Or, (in the spirit of hope and change), I could just list all the promises our President, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and the Democrats have falsely promised in the past two years to get your cooperation / vote. But, then that would be a “designed deception” wouldn’t it?
The real fact is……this American economy sucks. The mainstream media won’t tell you this, they’re too busy prostituting themselves by defending the very economic policies that have plunged this nation into record generational debt. Billions in under-funded entitlements, billions in bailouts, and billions poured into the public jobs sector, (unions), yet we still have unemployment running between 10% to 14% depending on which state you live in. Housing foreclosures are about to explode again because the powerful banking lobby got a pass on the financial reform Democrats promised would rein in fraudulent practices. Wall Street and the banking industry have reverted back to business as usual. Did I mention the economy still sucks?
While taking a pass on passing a real budget, and choosing NOT to vote on whether to extend the Bush tax rate cut – Democrats love tax hikes—Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and the liberal progressives instead adjourned to go home and campaign on something other than their “accomplishments”. The Blue Dog Democrats are even campaigning against the Speaker of the House, and in some cases against the runaway federal spending which the White House has advocated and embraced.
Which bring us back to the contest. What’s the next “wag the dog” in the White House’s attempt to distract us from the reality of a broken economy? In this past year, the Obama administration tried inserting race relations into the debate, including the false accusation that the Tea Party and their candidates were racist thugs. That didn’t work. Further, they attempted to inject immigration and token border security by suing the State of Arizona for protecting themselves. This distraction didn’t work either as national public opinion favored Arizona’s policies. Now they are attacking private American businesses, (and the United States Chamber of Commerce), apparently because of their support for Republican candidates. This hasn’t worked either. So, what’s a failed administration to do when forecasters are predicting a tsunami of change back to the conservative principles of a smaller government and responsible spending practices? You guessed it—-WAG THE DOG!
With fourteen days left for Barack Obama and the Democrats to keep American’s minds off the state of the economy, (and their party without any credible issue to campaign on), they just have to come up with one more BIG DISTRACTION. What will it be? Clinton tried bombing a few pill factories to take the nation’s mind off his indiscretions, while his wife blamed the now infamous “right wing conspiracy”.
Only a liberal progressive Democrat could promise you a reward for coming up with another distraction or excuse for these failed policies. Lord knows they’ve promised everything else, (at the taxpayer’s expense), from free health care to discounted homes and cars. Payoffs to their unions and lawyers has cost this country billions, while this administration continues attacking private enterprises. The President and the First Lady are doing their best, (or worst), at demonizing the evil Republicans and their Tea Party’s aim to reduce the size and scope of government power. While the nation mires itself in historic unemployment, and billions “invested”/wasted in the banks and Wall Street, this economy will continue to falter. It’s only a matter of time. But time has run out on this liberal social experiment. Only a major distraction could keep motivated conservatives and independents from reaching the polls to reverse this disastrous agenda. I can’t think of how desperate Obama and the Democrats could get in the next two weeks, or what they would come up with. All I can do is promise to publish your entries here in the Greenroom. Unlike the Democrats, it’s a promise that won’t bust the budget.
(While 99% of this post is factual, this essay is the sole opinion of the writer and not the owners of this site, or its affiliates. Winners of the Wag the Dog contest will be judged by me and there will be no monetary rewards. Like the Democratic Party, satisfaction is not guaranteed.)
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