Monday, December 5, 2011

channeling 'New Nationalism' is same ol' socialism


"The essence of any struggle for healthy liberty has always been, and must always be, to take from some one man or class of men the right to enjoy power, or wealth, or position, or immunity, which has not been earned by service to his or their fellows." ~ Theodore Roosevelt, 1910

Obama plans to travel to Osawatomie, Kansas tomorrow to purportedly discuss his plans to revive the struggling economy.  But before you fall out of your chair from laughter, here's the kicker: he's going to channel Teddy Roosevelt's New Nationalism speech that by Kansas Watchdog accounts, "marked the beginning of [Roosevelt's] campaign to return to the White House for a then-unprecedented third term as president and his eventual split from the Republican Party to form the Progressive (Bull Moose) Party."  And there lies the more dubious part of Obama's next class warfare engagement.

It's reported in a White House press release that the site of Osawatomie was chosen for Roosevelt's infamous speech:

“Just over one hundred years ago, President Teddy Roosevelt came to Osawatomie, Kansas and called for a New Nationalism, where everyone gets a fair chance, a square deal, and an equal opportunity to succeed. “The President will talk about how he sees this as a make-or-break moment for the middle class and all those working to join it. He’ll lay out the choice we face between a country in which too few do well while too many struggle to get by, and one where we’re all in it together – where everyone engages in fair play, everyone does their fair share, and everyone gets a fair shot.”

While the new slogan of "fairness" replaces "we can't wait" and "pass this bill," it might be worth pointing out that Obama isn't targeting his crony capitalist allies, the true robber barons.  No, that's not the enemy.  As Rush accurately points out, "The enemy today is people who work."

The enemy today are people who work. The enemy today are people who are producing things. The enemy today are people who are building things. The enemy today are people who are drawing a paycheck. They are the enemy. They are not "paying their fair share."

They are the reason this country is in deep doo-doo, not the lazy losers who are not working who are defecating and urinating all over themselves and everything else. Not the lazy losers who are the product of a decrepit, corrupt educational system that's taught them by doing nothing, that they're special. No, the problem is the producers. The problem is people who are working. The problem is the backbone of America. They aren't paying their fair share, and the president of the United States is going to exploit this. Now, we've always had envy and jealousy aimed at successful people, but we've never had a president who's also made 'em a target like this. We've never had it. We have never had a president encouraging the losers to remain losers.

And just as with Teddy Roosevelt's misguidance, this is proving to be yet another launching pad to garner more support for government intervention and takeover, as Rush further explained...

Do you see what's shaping up here? You own a factory, you own a business, you've gotten successful or wealthy? Obama has the right to take it from you because you did that while not being in service. You profited. You took money from people! You took money from people when they bought the dishwasher from your shop. You didn't give it to 'em! You took money from 'em. You harmed 'em. So it's only right that we take it back from you. That's what Teddy Roosevelt said in 1910, and that's what Obama's gonna say tomorrow in Osawatomie.

And it's what Americans must wake up to and fundamentally reject, else the old socialism persists. As Kansas Watchdog explains, "Roosevelt’s New Nationalism, with power concentrated in the executive branch and taken from the Congress, to many looked more like a dictatorship or monarchy than the republican form of government established at the nation’s formation. Newspapers reporting the speech called Roosevelt a socialist and communist, charges that today Obama’s opponents are more likely to make against him than Roosevelt"...yet the liberals still feign shock and offense when called on it, but call them on it we MUST!

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