The Dream is Over
The consequences of making history rather than making sense will plague us for a long time, but it is time to wake from the dream that began in 2008. That dream of hope and change ushering in a post-racial society where 60’s flower power reigns, economic disparity and greed no longer exist, and a benevolent government takes care of everything is over.
The reality is that experience does count and promises, good intentions, flowing rhetoric, or naïve policies of spreading wealth do not provide a foundation for governing. Desperately wanting to believe in a dream has produced in many a denial so strong that any excuse or lie is accepted in place of reality. Protecting the dream bubble has become more important than protecting the country.
The liberal media invested everything, including its credibility, in that dream and is now struggling mightily to keep reality at bay. With the country mired in unprecedented spending and debt that is strangling the economy, the media is grasping at straws to protect their investment. Rex Nutting from MarketWatch provided one such straw.
Rex catered to the dream by devising a chart showing that the idea of increased spending under Obama is nothing more than a conservative lie. His chart is a smoke and mirrors illusion that goes so far as to attribute much of the spending under Obama to Bush. It was like blood in the water to Bush-bashing media sharks and they, of course, embraced it.
Obama’s continuous finger pointing re-enforces Rex’s illusion of conservative/Republican blame. Recently, Obama said: “I don’t know how they’ve been bamboozling folks into thinking that they are the responsible, fiscally-disciplined party. They run up these wild debts and then when we take over we have to clean it up”. Obama keeps his dream alive by accusing others of the wrongs he commits. It is a stale tactic.
Unfortunately, another dream, the American Dream, is also in danger of being over. The self-sufficiency, family values, national pride, limited government, principles, and “can-do” attitude that fueled the American Dream have been so vilified by an ideology steeped in self-righteous hedonism that recovery may not be possible. It will take a long time to undo the damage, but it has to start now.
One dream has been proven to be empty and another is clinging for its life. Which one will you pick in November?
David J Hentosh SOURCE
I have re-blogged this as I thought it was something worth reading and that people can take from it an understanding that we the people of this great nation can recover from a dreadful mistake.