The Late, Great United States
By this afternoon it is possible we may have the first step by Congress in criminalizing Americans who fail to purchase what the Government mandates--healthcare insurance at a cost of thousands and thousands of dollars per year, and will surely generate millions in campaign contributions. Employment is at 10.5% or 17.5%, depending on how you look at it, and the news is filled with pictures of caskets of returning soldiers thanks to an Order by President Obama, in a dreamy propaganda coup for our enemies.
Is this the hope and change and vision for America celebrated just one year ago? I know it is not, and it is heart-breaking. I should imagine this week we will be treated to more let-them-eat-cake pictures of fashion choices from Michelle Obama's bottomless closet, parties for the First Children and visitors at the White House, and the glaring absence of President Obama--who had plenty of time to go to Berlin during his campaign and Copenhagen recently to pitch the Olympics--at the anniversary commemorations of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
The photo is that of President Obama bowing to the Saudi King, a defining moment for a "new" America.