The Obamessiah in DetroitIt was a miraculous night when Obama came to give a sermon in Detroit, according to the many pages of coverage in the Detroit Free Press. He healed a leper. He caused the lame to see and blind to walk. He walked on wine and turned water into carbon-free emissions. He caused the bread to rise. He fed thousands with a few fishy statements. He was blessed in his holy mission by God's other anointed one, Al Gore. They are on a "crusade of hope and faith."
This event was so big that it took multiple writers to cover it all. It will all become part of the canon of the Obamessiah.
Of course, Obama can't do it all for us. We must do our part. We must pay more taxes. We must have faith that His new policies will have different results than when these new policies were tried and failed miserably in the past. In other words, boys and girls, we must have faith. Faith, that this time we can do the same thing and expect different results.
I would like to write that I read all of the articles on this miraculous event, but I didn't. I tried, but the fawning was so overwhelming, I wanted to scream. These were not journalists covering a news event, they were cheerleaders. You can read the Free Press' panegyrics on Obama on your own. And speaking of the insanity of doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results, read this editorial by Stephen Henderson.
Obama's approach is about investment: in education, in the future of energy, in the nation's crumbling infrastructure and in research and development.Thank you Comrade Henderson. I'm sure you will keep us updated on Obama's future five year plans, great leaps forward, etc.
He's talking about spending billions of dollars to retool our economy and shift our priorities for the 21st Century.
There are no free rides when it comes to that sort of forward-thinking, transformative public policy. It costs. A lot. And Obama's approach relies heavily on government spending, not private sector activity, to affect change.
So if you're going to be about Obama in this campaign, you've got to be about the money he'll exact from us. Pay now to prosper later. That's the promise.
Oh yeah, and then there's John McCain.