Sunday, September 6, 2009

YOU PICK 'UM

My sister, bless her little pea-pickin' heart, has a saying that borders on the gross, but is very appropriate to politics today: You can pick your nose and you can pick your friends, but you can't wipe your friends on the wall."

Talk about picking your friends...President BO is not so good at it.

His sophomoric approach to political philosophy leaves him scrambling to distance himself from his friends' pasts, backpedaling on his appointments of friends to important positions like "czarships" and all sorts of other issues.

Let's look at some of his most notable "friends."

You know, of course about green jobs advisor, Van Jones, forced to resign because he had never been properly vetted regarding his past involvements as a Communist and other serious issues.

Do you know about Cass Sunstein? In 2008 he wrote a book entitled "Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness," In it he argues that changing to a policy of "presumed consent."

That means that you automatically give your consent to donate your organs when you die, and would have to "opt out" of the program if you didn't want to do that. This, says Sunstein, would "save many lives while also preserving freedom."

President BO has selected Sunstein to be his "regulatory czar," to head up the Office of information and Regulatory Affairs.

How about the man President BO has tagged for Science Czar, John Holdren?

Holdren was formerly a professor at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

Holdren co-authored an environmental "science" textbook that surveyed policy options to curb "overpopulation. "

In the book, he advocates involuntary fertility control methods like mandatory abortions, mandating family size and adding sterilants to drinking water or staple foods in order to help control the population.

I guess he identifies with the Charles Dickens character, Ebenezer Scrooge.

Mark Lloyd has been tapped as the Federal Communications Commission's Chief Diversity officer.

This past July, Lloyd wrote: "We call for ownership rules that we think will create greater local diversity of programming, news, and commentary,..." which is seen as sounding an awful lot like supporting a form of the so-called "Fairness Doctrine," requiring broadcasters to present contrasting views on important and controversial issues.

This is a doctrine intended to put the kibosh on the number of conservative programs that can be broadcast.

The right thing, of course, would be to let liberal programs compete with conservative programs for listeners. That way, listeners have a choice of what they want to listen to.

That's the only fair thing to do.

Add to these people the likes of: Jeremiah Wright, Obama's pastor, who officiated at his wedding, baptized his children and was his mentor of 20 years, and whom Obama now says he really didn't know that well; Bill Ayers, member of the Underground Weathermen, who held a fundraiser for Obama, effectively getting his political career started, and who Obama now says he really didn't know that well; Antoin "Tony" Rezko, convicted in Chicago of on fraud, attempted bribery and money laundering charges, and who helped Obama purchase his house, gave him lots of campaign money, whom Obama now says he really didn't know that well; and you might begin to wonder what standards President BO uses for friends and associates.

Can you think of a common denominator among these "friends?"

In my opinion, your friends reflect on who you are and what you believe.

I don't think President BO has done so well.

6 comments:

shoprat said...

often those little gross things have profound wisdom hidden within them. Obama seems quite willing to wipe his friends on the wall.

Jennifer said...

His choice of "friends" does indeed stink, to put it nicely. If his taste in friends is this bad, then what does that tell you about his judgment in other things.

Joe said...

shoprat: I know it's snotty, but it makes me laugh.

Jennifer: Another reason I call him President "BO."

Tom said...

Obama ran a tight campaign, but has done a really lousy job of picking advisers and running his administration. It's almost embarrassing...

Lone Ranger said...

Obama has not made any mistakes vetting his appointments. These are the people he admires because they are like him. Of all the radicals he knows, he is the biggest one of all.

Is it even possible to add sterilants to water and food? If it were, I'd think China would already have done it. As for mandating family size, these radicals are so far out of the mainstream that they don't even know who Americans are. Americans would not tolerate being treated like livestock.

Everything this guy does could be used to write a book that would make "1984" look like a nursery rhyme.

Dan said...

"Is it even possible to add sterilants to water and food?"

This is so sixties. Those who were at a higher level were going to fix our society with chemicals. I think it was Timothy Oleary, or one of his ilk in the 60's if not him, that wanted to add LSD to the water so everyone could take a trip and know higher truth. Saint Sadam Husien didn't bother with the water, he used airplanes.