I took some bashing in the comments section of an earlier post about how I don't particularly like the President of the United States to use fear to get what he wants. I'm not the only one to think this way.
In addressing this panic, the president of the United States must truly be the leader of the world — showing the way back to confidence.This is the most media savvy President we have ever seen. Slick Willy has nothing on this cat. He has manipulated public opinion with a masters touch. His relentless campaign was nearly divine in how it whipped up the disenfranchised, the poor, and the rich liberals into a political firestorm to get him elected. Do don't think for one second that his is not fully cognizant of his emotional message. Obama and his staff know exactly what they are doing.
Instead, Obama has been instrumental in purveying fear and spreading doubt. It is his pronouncements, reinforced by the developments they kindle and catalyze, that are destroying good businesses, bankrupting responsible people and wiping out even conservative financial institutions. Every time he speaks, he sends the markets down and stocks crashing. He doesn’t seem to realize that the rest of the world takes its cue from him. He forgets that he stands at the epicenter of power, not on the fringes campaigning for office. This ain’t Iowa.
Why does Obama preach gloom and doom? Because he is so anxious to cram through every last spending bill, tax increase on the so-called rich, new government regulation, and expansion of healthcare entitlement that he must preserve the atmosphere of crisis as a political necessity. Only by keeping us in a state of panic can he induce us to vote for trillion-dollar deficits and spending packages that send our national debt soaring.
I wonder if he is vain enough to sow all this panic, all this doom and gloom just so if he pulls this off he looks like the greatest president since Lincoln? Then again, he wrote his memoirs before he took office.
If his plan is to sow chaos to make himself look better, then I fear he vastly underestimated how fragile the world markets are. Ireland, Greece, Estonia, Latvia, Bulgaria, Hungary, etc are all within a hairs breadth of going tits-up. Once these dominoes start to fall, I think it's not going to stop until it's gone around the world a few times.
So to sum up my feelings for the use of fear and chaos to motivate the people of these United States:
Fuck you, Mr. President.