Friday, April 12, 2013

Principles, Forsooth

The Obama loyalists, “Obamabots,” have found reasons to support or ignore everything Obama has done so far, but he seems to have overstepped with this proposal on the “chained cpi” for Social Security. Reminds me of the poem of years back.

First they came for the communists,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a communist.
Then they came for the socialists,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a socialist.
Then they came for the trade unionists,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a trade unionist.
Then they came for me,
and there was no one left to speak for me.

Obama loyalists are okay with him killing people in foreign lands without even knowing who they are, and killing women and children in the process. They find excuses about “keeping us safe” for that.

They are okay with him maintaining Guantanamo Bay prison for the uncharged prisoners whom he has chosen not to kill. They find ways to blame Congress for that.

They are okay with him starting wars not only without Congressional approval, but against its expressed wishes. They find ways to pretend that Libya was not really a “war,” or that he was ordered to do it by the UN.

They are okay with “health care reform” that preserves drug company profits by design and has no “public option.” They make excuses about what “had to be done” to pass the “most important legislation” since FDR freed the slaves or something.

But let him propose to cut their Social Security and they rise up, howling in righteous indignation because he is “betraying their principles.”

When someone says “How dare you cut my Social Security?” he is not talking about principles. While Obama has been violating all sorts of principles that are core values of this nation these loyalists kept silent and/or made excuses and they are outraged and arguing principles only now that Obama is coming for their money. They get no sympathy from me.

1 comment:

Bartender Cabbie said...

"since FDR freed the slaves or something" That is a good one.

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