Governor Jindal’s Response to Obama Speech was…
In my opinion;
Take reality and put it into a blender; blend well and discard. Make up new old values that you and your party hardly have followed last many years, and declare them our new vision. Set next to a flowered vase of abstracted platitude. Plus. Seems I am running for president.
Now mix in many false dichotomies (government either is useful or not, and so is not), to create an illusion of major difference with the ways of Washington. The Reaganomics that produced this mighty mess, declare it to be just the seasoning required for a new American pie. Remember, this is about appealing to faith without reality backing it up. Ah! The majestic view of a theoretical rosy scenario. Awesome. This is to be the desserts answer for the wise and fateful.
Follow this recipe for the Nirvana of a nation; Do nothing about the economy or health care if it involves the demonic government. He even used Katrina as evidence of the failure of government to answer crisis; that very government that Reagansim is busy drowing in the bathtub. Uh? What does one expect then? People will magically buy homes, get healthy even if sick and poor, discover new energy by getting more carbon footprints(drilling), and fix natural disasters all by themselves, just keep the devil government out of your way. (A predators dream of no regulations) Unless, I imagine, your company, your state or church will get big bucks from it. Usually no complaints about that. (Louisiana has benefited much since Katrina from government and other US citizens help, contrary to it current governor’s confusion.)
I contrast the above response (or my opinion of it) with Obama’s inspiring hands on approach that does not live in the delusion that We The People doing things as one nation is intrinsically evil unless we are looking to catch and kill people. We must soberly watch out for the users and abusers of The Nations Commons, but act in Common Faith with as much factual intelligence as we can muster to address the trials of our times. Why just months ago, Treasury Secretary Paulson and Bush were seeing the light of government response as an imperative by situation, instead of just being as deer in the the headlights of reality.
Being like a one way cult, by only saying no to our Common Nationhood, is nothing but an ideologically induced diversion of the ability to respond to life’s challenges as they arise. The Governor above painted the Obama address as a negative one. Must be why it seemed to create a brimming optimism as the speech ended. Who needs that? And I think Jindal should know that the American public are seeing the conservatives claims of wanting to be bipartisan as meaning do what we say or we will do nothing. Just 3 Senators could muster the courage of response to face reality on the stimulus bill. Naturally as cults do, those few are being shamed.
But if we are really a nation of some 300,000,000 ones and only’s as the Governor’s philosophy conjures up; which one of you guys or gals are going to fix the Interstate Highways? Must be only you since I’m broke. Do one of youz have a freezer big enough to reverse the melting ice caps? (or plan to drastically cut carbon footprint) Another one of you guys going to stop overfishing? Gonna ask another one to control themselves? Just asken’.
History has shown over and over, that if the government acts like a devil, at least in a democracy you can have a say. But if government is essentially corporatism, we become as slaves to a government in which we have no say. Both parties have been allowing, with our seeming blindness, the corporation to rule our lives. It is up to you and I to decide if we trust one another in a Democratic government more than we trust someone else making a self centered short term dictatorial profit decision off of us. Either way we will live through the consequences, just as we are now.
Reganisms magic faerie-land wand wont cut it.
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