Why Can’t We Get Players Like This?

(This would be a good place for our Massachusetts Minority Leadership to start….  This is unbelievable. – promoted by EaBo Clipper)

It is too bad that Republicans have not found someone to step up and deliver the message that needs to be heard.  Although Daniel Hannan addresses his comments to Gordon Brown, they could have just as easily been directed at President Obama's policies and agenda.  

Brown and Obama share a great deal in common as was pointed out by Gerald Warner of The Telegraph on March 3:  

It is the closest meeting of minds between a US president and a British prime minister in decades. Brown and Obama are genuinely on the same wavelength; unfortunately the populations of their respective countries, for the most part, are not. For their common ground, not shared by citizens, is socialism. Today’s encounter is the closest thing left to a meeting of the Comintern.

Obama and Brown both burn with the conviction that they know how to spend their countrymen’s money far better than the citizens whose sweat earned it. Brown has had more time to put this classic redistributist Marxist delusion into practice. In 2002 he threw £61 billion of extra public expenditure, over four years, at his client state. That was after taking a long back-swing for five years during which he feigned “prudence” and resorted to stealth taxes.

Obama, aided by the welcome pretext of a recession, was able to hit the ground running with his $8 billion-$1 trillion pork barrel he calls, without conscious irony, a “stimulus” plan. He will go down in history as the president who fouled his own nest in his first month. Despite chaos on Wall Street, it was still all to play for on Inauguration Day.

If Obama had found the inspiration, in office, to ditch the interventionist economic illiteracy that had been his platform during the election campaign, to admit publicly that things look very different from inside government and do what needed to be done – cut taxes massively – he might just have transformed himself into something resembling the messianic figure he counterfeits. But of course it was not in the nature of the beast – Chicago-based pork-barrel liberalism – to change course…

…One thing, however, has to be admitted: the two socialists meeting in the Oval Office today genuinely do have a lot in common. That is very bad news for America.

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