Thursday, February 14, 2008


Change

Osama Obama's entire campaign is based on the promise of Change. His every speech touts his promise of Change. In fact, he rarely ever talks about anything but Change.

According to Dictionary.com, there are no fewer than thirty-eight different meanings for the word Change. Here are a few:
1. to make the form, nature, content, future course, etc., of (something) different from what it is or from what it would be if left alone: to change one's name; to change one's opinion; to change the course of history.

2. to transform or convert (usually fol. by into): The witch changed the prince into a toad.

9. to become different: Overnight the nation's mood changed.

11. to become transformed or converted (usually fol. by into): The toad changed into a prince again.

19. a transformation or modification; alteration: They noticed the change in his facial expression.

21. the substitution of one thing for another: We finally made the change to an oil-burning furnace.
Obama is this term's master at saying nothing very smoothly. Like Algore, Bill Clinton (who, if you recall, also touted Change without ever defining the term), and John Kerry-- and hundreds of state and local politicians--Obama carefully never really says anything, never promises anything solid.

Well, let's look at the record. The most recent Democrat politician who campaigned on unspecified Change and was subsequently elected, was Bill Clinton. He was in office for eight years. Let's see....what kind of Change did we get?
  • Clinton's promised tax cuts were Changed into draconian tax increases.
  • A nation that had the potential to be able to supply itself with its energy needs for (at least) decades to come was Changed into a nation who has to crawl, hat in hand, to the most miserable savages 'pon the planet , begging for more oil and lower prices. And the oil, coal, natural gas and nuclear material is here, within the borders of the various United States, available, and only placed off limits by a herd of leftist environazis who want to see America become a third world nation. Bill Clinton enthusiastically signed for it.
  • What kind of drawers one wears is Changed from an individual's personal choice to a topic for public discussion.
  • War was Changed from an undesirable necessity to defend the country's interests (not always correctly) to something an elected official does to deflect the eye of the news media away from his embarrassing personal peccadilloes.
In the interest of holding the readers' interest, and of resting my tired mind, I'll save the many other examples for another time.

What this is all leading toward is the notion that millions of uninformed voters are fairly in a collective swoon over a candidate about whom they know very little. True, when backed into a corner, as in the several televised Presidential debates, Obama has suggested a number of fuzzy-looking, ill described semi-specifics, like his socialized medicine plan (that's not really socialized medicine).

Osama Obama has only two years' experience in Washington DC (Wait! That might not be all bad), has done virtually nothing in those two years other than run for President, and shows evidence of having been a typically corrupt Chicago Democrat as a state official.

My recommendation is that Obama clearly define the nature of the Change he intends to force 'pon us if elected. Of course, if he does, and if he's truthful, he'll never be elected. Further, I suspect that if elected, Obama stands to rival Jimma Carter as America's most inept President, and the Change he will bring is a return to serfdom for Americans.

They've killed Freedom! Those bastards!

Warm regards,

Col. Hogan
Stalag California

Addendum:

In the OC Register Commentary pages, dated Sunday, Feb. 17th, 2008, is the following quote, worth reading:

Blogwatch: Empty-Suit Platitude of the Week:

"But this fall we owe the American people a real choice.

It's change [all italics mine] versus more of the same. It's the future versus the past....

They are running on the politics of yesterday, and that is why out party must be the party of tomorrow.

And that is the party I will lead as president.....

You see, the challenges we face will not be solved with one meeting in one night.

Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time.

We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.

--Barack Obama

9 comments:

Ol' BC said...

You nailed it, Colonel. B Hussein Obama isn't going to get specific. That would spell doom. Hard to imagine that one could be worse than Hitlery. I think he is though.

Col. Hogan said...

BC,

Thanks. I'd guess that Mrs Clinton is more dishonest. That's just a guess, though.

MK said...

The more a leftist talks about a subject, the more assured you can be that he will never do what he says. Sure, if he gets the job, there will be change, just not the change you were hoping for or what he said he would change.

Then again when you actually think about it, most people just want to hear about change but aren't really interested in any 'real' change. They'll elect the fool that waffles on about change the most number of times and when he gets the job and doesn't actually change anything, they won't really care.

Given that i've mentioned the word 'change' so many times, by Obama's logic, can i run for Veep?

Col. Hogan said...

MK,

Just today, Mrs Osama Obama said that this (her husband's run for President), is the first time I've been proud to be an American.

Quite a telling admission. The Obamiacs are all over the media trying to explain what she meant. I think she said what she meant.

Just another bit that tells us the shabby quality of today's "pretenders to the throne."

Kent C said...

With a nudge from one of Rush's listeners....my take on Obama:

"Being There":

President "Bobby": Mr. Gardner, do you agree with Ben, or do you think that we can stimulate growth through temporary incentives?
[Long pause]
Chance the Gardener: As long as the roots are not severed, all is well. And all will be well in the garden.
President "Bobby": In the garden.
Chance the Gardener: Yes. In the garden, growth has it seasons. First comes spring and summer, but then we have fall and winter. And then we get spring and summer again.
President "Bobby": Spring and summer.
Chance the Gardener: Yes.
President "Bobby": Then fall and winter.
Chance the Gardener: Yes.
Benjamin Rand: I think what our insightful young friend is saying is that we welcome the inevitable seasons of nature, but we're upset by the seasons of our economy.
Chance the Gardener: Yes! There will be growth in the spring!
Benjamin Rand: Hmm!
Chance the Gardener: Hmm!
President "Bobby": Hm. Well, Mr. Gardner, I must admit that is one of the most refreshing and optimistic statements I've heard in a very, very long time.

Col. Hogan said...

Kent,

That's funny, and maybe more nearly true than we realize. I often wonder what the conversations behind the closed doors of Washington are like.

I think I'd be in favor of banning doors in government buildings.

Kent C said...

Yeah, it's not a perfect 'analogy' in that I don't know about the 'backdoor' discussions on Obama - if there are any, but the 'There will be growth in the Spring' pretty much sums up the depth of his 'message', and the response to it as well. lol.

Right now I'm considering voting for Hillary in the Ohio primary to help the split in the DNC that might happen if the superdelegates go against the normal delegates. I see Nader entered the race today. Just one more abysmal choice for the masses.

Col. Hogan said...

Kent,

I voted for Paul. I knew he couldn't win, but it was good to see him get respectable numbers in some states. All three of the likely candidates are of the "how much socialism can I get away with" sort.

Kent C said...

"All three of the likely candidates are of the "how much socialism can I get away with" sort."

You got that right ;-) The only ploy for conservative/libertarian types in this election is to back the Congressional Club for Growth candidates to prepare for the next revolution and/or put the brakes on socialism. Already, one RINO in Md., Gilchrest, has been toppled by a CFGer Andy Harris. Gilchrest was supported by W., Newt, et. al. lol.