By Rev. Lainie Dowell
Words have consequences, especially when people are standing around ready to hold the person accountable for their spoken words. Take, for instance, the repetitive phrase that Barack Obama and his White House advisory think tank conjured up in their attempt to either elicit sympathy or else to downplay their demonstrated lack of competency to handle the same kinds of pressing and ongoing national and international political problems former President George W. Bush was confronted with and more besides throughout his two terms as the President of the United States of America and recognition as leader of the free world.
Where's Barack Obama's Unpaid Inheritance Tax? America Needs It!
From the question I have posed, perhaps readers had anticipated a followup theme to discover whether or not Barack Obama may have been a recipient of gifts willed to him and his family by his late maternal grandfather, Stanley Armour Dunham; or from his late mother, Stanley Ann Dunham-Obama-Soetoro; or from his late maternal grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, and the revelation that Obama may have failed to pay inheritance taxes on any and all gifts in question. I have neither an answer nor an interest in that supposition at the moment. Besides, that is not what I am questioning -- although it just might be ripe for another day.
However, Americans across the nation have continued to be inundated by a familiar phrase seldom, if ever, heard in the political vernacular in the way Obama has used it since his election which enabled him to step into the Oval Office. Consider now that notable phrase we have heard Obama and his surrogates and other pundits use, which is, "I've inherited this mess from the previous administration."
Perhaps others may have heard a political leader use the term, "mess" publicly when referring to their Presidential duties, but I am hard pressed to recall ever hearing such a thing. Besides, I find it "messy" and unprofessional! Be that as it may, we are subject to hearing all kinds of language coming out of the mouths of our esteemed United States Congressional members (i.e., House and Senate). And its all on TV. Yeah, I'd say that's a mess.
Listen. By now, it must be evident that Obama promoted himself as the only expert in town who could take over the helm and sail this rocky Ship of State, whereas he said Bush had failed. Apparently that must have been so, because not only the people who listened to Obama agreed with him but also people who never even heard his name before. Nevertheless, Obama had managed to convince so many Americans and the global community, as well, to join with the crowd and vote for him. They did and, after only two months, we all know the sorry results of that outcome!
Be that as it may, as much as Obama, his followers, and many in his Democratic Party literally abhorred the former President, they counted his last days in office and their beginning days in that office as an inheritance, albeit unwelcomed. What they have all consistently failed to remind their audience is that Barack Obama served in the United States Senate; and, it was during that same time, he was also running to fill the office of President even when it was in the beginning stages of the economic downturn Obama now calls, "Bush's mess."
Furthermore, the main stream media has constantly forgotten to report that Obama and the Congressional Democratic majority had conspired together and with others to act as if Obama was already elected as the first black President despite the fact that the election had not yet taken place before November 4, 2008, to discover the winner. And, if you don't believe me, then go retrieve some news footage, including videos.
It did not seem to matter to Obama then, because he had privately dispersed his political emissaries across the globe to begin wheeling and dealing on his behalf. And, unbeknown to many citizens, Obama was working with his chosen ones all the time to undermine the Presidency of George W. Bush. And, in the face of the oncoming economic drift tide, Obama's public mantra was that "We only have one President at the time" even while (as my late mother would say) he had his mouth in everything but a hearse.
By his covert, Un-American actions, Obama had created a confused line of leadership for citizens who did not understand the operation of the United States Constitution. Yet, President Bush never publicly (or as far as we know, privately) berated Obama for anything he did to undermine him. He should have exercised his authority to put a stop to it. Instead, President Bush did everything that he and his staff and Cabinet could do to help Obama to have a smooth transition once he had become elected President. And, they never stopped working for the safety and wellbeing of American citizens and the world until their last day, when they left Washington, D.C. And, thereafter, they had finished their job to do the people's business.
The DEMS had done everything they could in order to rob President Bush of his previously stated determination to use his "Lame Duck" session to keep working. They had even begun to publicly mull over the idea and to call for the premature ousting of Bush and installing Obama in his place well before the Inauguration Day, January 20, 2009 -- Bush's official, Constitutionally appointed last day in office.
Finally and, lest we forget, Barack Obama's appointed economic advisors Larry Summers and Timothy Geithner, who is now Obama's Secretary of the Treasury, had helped to negotiate the original $700B+ TARP deal along with Paulson and Bernake during the waning days of the Bush Administration. This further begs the question, "Exactly whose mess was this, anyhow?"
Did not Obama and his faithful DEM majority have a hand in that evolving financial disaster, too? I'd say, "Yes." Furthermore, unless the Legislative and Judicial Branches of government rein in Barack Obama and Rahm Emanuel, his Chief-of-Staff, and the DEMS, in general, then America will wake up one morning (literally) and see his newly constituted citizen soldiers -- with loyalties to Obama -- marching in our streets as they declare the devastating mandated news that Barack Obama has shut off all national communication and that, from that moment on, he has taken over the government. Sleep well, for you will have plenty of time to wish you had taken the time to sleep well.
Now, What About Barack Obama's Inheritance Tax?
It's simply this! If, as Obama and his Democratic supporters agree with him that he has inherited President Bush's mess, then don't you think Obama ought to pay every bit of tax on that Inheritance, too? After all, the Congress would have us believe they can tax Americans from the cradle to the grave without exception (for those who care enough to pay the IRS on time)! And, I believe that would be one humongous inheritance tax bill that could pay every bit of the American deficit at one time. Fork it over, Obama!! America is waiting!
Now that I think about it, I guess Congress will first have to pass a "Mess Tax" and make it retroactive. They can name it, "ObamaTRAUMA." I won't mind, as long as Obama pays that bill when it comes due, because all of that mess belongs to him (for) now.