Just asking: how will Obama spin this "emerging" swine flu crisis to his political advantage -- to grab even more government power?
Headlines on the DrudgeReport, the source used by many journalists and media mavens in the mainstream media as showprep and an idea of what is important. The “hot” topic – a new “swine flu.”
There is no doubt that the Bush Administration spent a lot of time and money developing “pandemic” scenarios; even to the extent of demanding that financial institutions have “pandemic” contingency plans in place.
Financial Institution Letters
Interagency Statement on Pandemic Planning Guidance for Minimizing a Pandemic's Potential Adverse Effects
And, of course, here is President Barack Obama’s Chief of Staff’s famous statement …
“Rule one: Never allow a crisis to go to waste,” Mr. Emanuel said “They are opportunities to do big things.”
In his own words …
Question: How will the Obama Administration attempt to capitalize on this growing crisis?
Question: How can this crisis lend support to Obama’s fundamental political agenda?
- Larger government?
- Higher Taxes?
- Loss of personal freedoms?
- More regulations?
These questions arise when you lose the fundamental belief in your government’s motivation and capacity to govern in an effective, bi-partisan and ethical manner. The Obama Administration’s first 100 days is looking more like an ideological cross between the previous complacent, incompetent and corrupt Administrations of Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton. And with most of the same players taking key government roles. Considering the challenging, to say the least, ethical background in Chicago and Illinois where Barack Obama came to power, this is especially troublesome.
Like I said: Just Asking …
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“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius
“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell