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March 13, 2010

The Problem Is Brainlock, Not Gridlock


The problem is brainlock, not gridlock

American Thinker

Monty Pelerin

Complaints about Washington abound. Most consider President Obama the problem. Others consider lack of cooperation or gridlock the problem. There is a problem, even if there is disagreement as to what it might be.

For me, gridlock is not a problem. It is a blessing! I think there should be more of it, rather than less. Pour more sand into the engine of government. Encapsulate all government buildings with impenetrable epoxy glue. Stop everything completely. Hooray!

President Obama is a problem, but he is not the problem. He is a symptom of a much larger problem. To further understand, one need only look at recent Presidential and Vice-Presidential candidates. How comfortable were you having to choose between McCain and Obama? Do the names Kerry, Bush, Gore, Clinton, Dole, Palin, Edwards, resonate with anyone as the best and brightest? Remember, these were the survivors from primaries that had even more motley characters.

A process that produces such inferior choices ensured that one day we would get an "oddball." In many peoples' minds that has now occurred. We elected a gifted orator whose only experience was a sophisticated form of Chicago-style street hustling. How is it possible that this man-child, with no experience, could attain the highest office in the land?

The problem is not Barack Obama. Nor is it the process that provides such flawed candidates. Both result from a democratic process driven by the people. Ultimately, the problem resides with the people.

An email from a friend contained the following explanation of the problem. An anonymous responder apparently produced this commentary in response to some Reuters article. I believe it describes the problem quite nicely:

"The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the presidency.

It will be easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president.
The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails us. Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince.
The republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president."

Wild Thing's comment.......

This is excellent, and he brings up something that has been upsetting all of us as well. How America has been changing slowly that has lead to people not listening, not caring about Obama's associations, not wanting to be involved in learning more about candidates and the truth about them. Only wanting to follow the propaganda of the media and not thinking for themselves. Schools teaching socialism as the answer to all their problems and slander of our country in schools, and political correctness effecting every walk of life and not just within our country but in fighting the war. So many things contribute to the dumbing down and the fact that people can say things like how they think Mao is awesome and not even get much grief from it , like it is OK to think that way.

Obama is the end result of many things that have been going on over the years and he is not the only reason we all need to be VERY concerned with what is happening to our country.

......Thank you RAC for sending this to me.

RAC has a website that is awesome. 336th Assault Helicopter Company

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Posted by Wild Thing at March 13, 2010 05:50 AM


People just didn't care about Obama's past and present associations, his radical agenda, or his inexperience. They wanted to elect a black man president and the nation be damned if necessary.

Posted by: BobF at March 13, 2010 09:54 AM

Poor quality education, the MSM, tv "reality" shows and elections run like an American Idol show all contribute to the problem. Throw in gerrymandering and motor voter along with voter fraud and it all adds up to poor quality and crooked leadership.

Posted by: TomR at March 13, 2010 10:13 AM

I wonder if she's gotten her first check from obama . And has she found a job yet, ooops I forgot they don't have to work, she's part of the redistribution.

Posted by: Mark at March 13, 2010 12:56 PM

The people as they are picked obama to run. Obama did not one day show up. He's been spawned and trained for this job by Communist, Stalinsit, Marxist all anti American, he's been groomed for this all of his life. Obama is the Atypical Manchurian Candidate. By that all of his records have disappeared, nobody from any school he attended remembers him, there seems to be no records of any residence anywhere except in Chicago as a community organizer. He has a Doctor of Laws degree, yet his final dissertation has never been seen, there is no paper trail for obama.

Our political system corrupt as it is, is part of the problem, laziness is another, complacency is still another, but biggest of all problems is, the attitude, "It can't happen here." People have taken our God Given Rights for granted...They will always be our Rights. Well we got the ONE who plans to take those rights away and turn this country into an image only dreamed of by Karl Marx.

For the last 100 years the Progressives have been dragging this country further and further to the left, they now have this Automaton (obama) in place to complete the transformation from a Republic governed by the Natural Law to a Communist/Facist government governed by the will of a dictator. Where no man is his own person but a member of the state, no more no less, a mere number not an individual anymore.

Peggy Joeseph is a useful idiot for this movement. Probably 5th or 6th generation of welfare, these are the ones they, Obama and ilk, depend on to do their bidding and vote. The more I think on this the more it looks to me that something more sinister is going on here. I think ACORN and the Unions are mere, more useful idiots, the real puller of the strings is behind the scenes, probably someone like Soros and his ilk who have more smarts and experience than the thug outfits like Acorn and the SEIU.

I disagree with this author. The problem is obama, he and his cohorts pelosi and Reid useful shills for the string puller are the problem. Un wittingly we have allowed the government to grow to the behemouth it now is, out of control and trying to control every aspect of our lives. The rest is ancillary pieces of the puzzel. Which is coming together all too quickly.

Posted by: Mark at March 13, 2010 10:00 PM

Thank you everyone for your input.

Posted by: Wild Thing at March 14, 2010 01:14 AM