It's the same in any lingo

בַּת-בָּבֶל, הַשְּׁדוּדָה: אַשְׁרֵי שֶׁיְשַׁלֶּם-לָךְ-- אֶת-גְּמוּלֵךְ, שֶׁגָּמַלְתּ לָנוּ
אַשְׁרֵי שֶׁיֹּאחֵז וְנִפֵּץ אֶת-עֹלָלַיִךְ-- אֶל-הַסָּלַע

How can one be compelled to accept slavery? I simply refuse to do the master's bidding. He may torture me, break my bones to atoms and even kill me. He will then have my dead body, not my obedience. Ultimately, therefore, it is I who am the victor and not he, for he has failed in getting me to do what he wanted done. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, what am I? If not now, when? ~ Rav Hillel, Pirke Avot

This Red Sea Pedestrian Stands against Judeophobes

This Red Sea Pedestrian Stands against Judeophobes
Wear It With Pride

09 October 2008

Hard Times Require Real Solutions

As the evidence mounts that the financial rescue bill is not giving anyone on Wall Street any confidence, and the Fed Chairman's heavy dose of reality that this crisis will continue into 2009, Americans are clamoring for someone to lead, someone to light the way to a solution.  Someone has, and someone listened.

While Barack Obama continues to blame the current economic crisis on George Bush and the Republicans, three things are becoming increasingly obvious:
  1. Obama has no plan.  Telling Americans we'll get through this while offering no solutions is not a plan (translation; if you vote for Obama you're stupid beyond reason).
  2. As I have documented on this blog, it is in fact corrupt Congressional Democrats that are responsible for this crisis, while John McCain and Congressional Republicans tried to take action to avert it.  It is incontrovertible.  It is recorded in the Congressional Record.  No one can deny it.  Period.
  3. Barack Obama has benefitted directly from the corrupt relationship between Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae and the Democratic Party.
As has also been documented here, Senator Clinton proposed a solution to the mortgage/credit crisis by calling for the reactivation of the Home Owners Loan Corporation that was set up by FDR during the Great Depression.  None of her Democratic colleagues in the House and Senate listened to her.  I suppose she is still being shrouded by Democrats as Obama lives in perpetual fear of her.  But one man listened.  One man was inspired.  One man has generated a proposal that would reflect Senator Clinton's idea.  That man is, not surprisingly, John McCain.

A senior McCain advisor acknowledged in the New York Times that it was Senator Clinton's op-ed in the Wall Street Journal that has inspired McCain's mortgage buyback and readjustment plan.  It is the only proposal that has been issued by either candidate regarding the current crisis, and, if done correctly, will be effective.

While John McCain is showing some leadership, willingly putting forward a proposal that many members of his party will label as "socialist," in order to directly help struggling Americans, Pampers is demonstrating that he is wholly and totally unfit, and unwilling to lead this country; especially in the difficult economic times we are in now.  The Democratic nominee has already condemned the plan, saying it would only help financial institutions.  So either:
  1. Obama doesn't understand the plan being proposed, or
  2. He does understand it but, since he has no plan of his own, he is attacking McCain's by lying about it so that everyone will continue riding the Hope and Change express straight to economic hell.  After all, Obama has absolutely no interest in helping you.  He only cares about winning.
Pampers offers no hope.  He offers no change.  He only offers further criticism so that nothing will get done, the economy will continue to flounder, hoping the electorate will be stupid enough to think that he will then right the ship as President.  That is not how one leads in a time of crisis and hardship.

A leader is bold.  A leader offers solutions.  A leader embraces proposals that will effect immediate change in the lives of Americans who are struggling.  I applaud Senator McCain for giving credit where credit is due; to Senator Clinton.  All the more reason why this year I will not be supporting the Democratic nominee, and find more confidence in the Republican Senator from Arizona.

In embracing Senator Clinton's proposal John McCain has proven three things:
  1. He will stand up to his party to do what is best for the American people.
  2. He is ready to lead this country, and extend his hand to those who offer real solutions.
  3. Most importantly, Senator Clinton's knowledge and expertise in the areas of finance and economics is going to be vital to the process of righting our nation's economic ship.
In 2009 Senator Clinton could potentially be serving Americans in one of three possible capacities: Senate Majority Leader, Secretary of the Treasury, Chair of the Federal Reserve.  Any of these positions would be suitable.  A party that cares about the nation's future would make her majority leader.  A President who embraces bipartisanship would appoint her to his cabinet.

Though neither candidate has proven they possess Senator Clinton's competency to lead this nation, one has at least recognized her knowledge, and has dared to put forward a policy that will make a huge difference in the lives of individual Americans, the American economy, and world economic markets.  Thank you Senator McCain for offering a real solution, real hope, and something resembling leadership in this crisis.  I urge you to extend your hand to Senator Clinton to push this proposal through so that we can keep Americans in their homes, and hopefully stop the abuses of the system that people like Senator Obama have embraced.

For a look at how a President leads in economic crisis I urge you to read the following post from Heidi Li's Potpourri.  We have no Roosevelt running this year.  The candidate that was got kicked to the curb by the fascists at the DNC.  We are going to need her leadership in 2009, and a President willing to embrace her.   Only one candidate has demonstrated that he is willing to do so.  Think about that on November 4th.

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