I’m going to bankrupt this country by any means necessary, and if you try to stop me or slow me down, I’ll shut the government down and blame it on you.
If you try to stop me, you can kiss your political careers good-bye.
Isn’t this essentially what Barack Obama and his allies in the US Senate are saying to the Republican leaders in Congress?
One thing is certain; it’s not an idle threat.
Obama and his allies control the executive branch of the government and the United States Senate. They also control the Mainstream Media. On top of that, they control the unions, which they are sending into the streets.
Our great nation is on the verge of bankruptcy: The untenable national debt stands at 14 trillion dollars. When the people cried out and demanded that Washington put a stop to the out-of-control waste and spending, Barack Obama instead responded by proposing a budget that, by his own calculations, doubles our already untenable debt over the next decade.
Americans assumed wrongly that Obama would change accordingly after taking his election “shellacking.”
He said the day after the elections, “And I told John Boehner and Mitch McConnell last night, I am very eager to sit down with members of both parties and figure out how we can move forward together.”
His compromising rhetoric worked to get Americans to back-off and lower their defenses.
In reality, when the Republican-led House of Representatives put forth legislation to cut our out-of-control deficit by $61 billion, a mere 3.7 percent of our deficit and a scant 0.4 percent of our national debt, Barack Obama and his allies in Congress threatened to shut the government down.
In the days that follow, more protests will break out in a number of states across the nation.
It is only the beginning of a prolonged battle for the future of America.
Barack Obama and his allies heard the message voters sent in November loud and clear and they are striking back.
The chaos in Madison, Wisconsin is precisely the future Barack Obama wishes for every state in the union.
It’s the “change” he really promised when he campaigned in 2008 because only economic paralysis can pave the way for him to press forward with his extreme agenda.
If you believe that these Wisconsin protests are a local issue you’re sorely mistaken.
If you believe that these protests are, in actuality, about public-sector union employees demanding more of your hard-earned money during a time of extreme economic distress while the rest of the nation suffers, you’re still missing a huge part of the picture.
These protesters are being used.
Joseph Stalin coined the phrase, “useful idiots.”
These protesters are dupes.
They are pawns in a very dangerous game that Barack Obama is playing with the United States of America.
Barack Obama and his allies tell us that they are only supporting the Wisconsin demonstrations because they care about the teachers, because they care about the children, but the end result of Obama’s support for these demonstrations cannot be ignored.
Barack Obama, through his support of the Wisconsin demonstrations, is essentially ensuring that no state, which is attempting to balance its budget, can do so.
It’s not enough, for him, to bankrupt and indenture the federal government to our foreign creditors and our enemies abroad; he must bankrupt the states as well.
We’re not questioning Obama’s motives; we’re simply looking at the fruits of his actions.
Obama is not just giving these demonstrators rhetorical support.
As Sen. Jim DeMint recently noted, Obama’s “political machine, Organizing for America, is on the ground ginning up opposition to Wisconsin Republicans who are trying desperately to balance their budget.
Make no mistake, the Democrat Party is bought and paid for by the unions.”
Of course, some of our elected officials are giving Obama the benefit of the doubt. They accuse him of a “lack of leadership;” but does Obama really lack leadership?
We believe the actual end-game is to bankrupt the United States of America. And by bringing this country to its knees, he can then remold it from the ground up and move it ever closer to socialism.
Former Obama Administration “Green Czar” Van Jones put it this way: Revolutions are sold from the “top-down, bottom-up, and inside-out.”
“Top-down, bottom-up, and inside-out.” Are we in the midst of a political revolution?
(Floyd and Mary Beth Brown are best selling authors and speakers. To comment on this column, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.)