Barack Obama and his traveling media troupe have bombarded the Middle East and Western Europe with an Americanized style of politics and press that would normally be conspicuously displayed by the sitting President. One very large and vexing problem exists though–Obama is not the President. He is not even the official Democrat nominee. Just the presumptive Democrat nominee until formalized at the Democrat National Convention. Then there is still that pesky general election he has to bother with, something he and the liberal media seem to have forgotten about. Obama is promoting himself, presidentially, as if the general election is just a formality. If not arrogance, what else could cause him to act with such pomp, and to have assembled, virtually, a fully functioning transition team, and be so flagrant about it? At this stage of the game, a transitional team is something that should be talked about within the confines of each camp, but discretion would be the better part of valor. It has become a repeated perfunctory exercise adding to the list of attributes that Obama cannot claim, with honesty, as componental to his character. The newest addition being valor.
There was a time, perhaps a month or so ago, that if one compared a transcript of McCain’s and Obama’s immigration policy speeches, one would have difficulty discerning the difference between the two. That has, apparently, changed with Obama and McCain’s addressing of the assembly at the La Raza convention last week. If you are unfamiliar with La Raza, they represent one of the largest criminal classes–illegal aliens–in the United States, with the exception of Congress. La Raza is the organization that orchestrated the disruptive marches across the United States for illegal aliens’ rights last year, with the Mexican flag waving hordes, at the expense of the American taxpayers. Yes, your money paid for those marches–they receive more than $10 million per year in government grants. They represent the 12-20 million Hispanic portion of illegal aliens in the United States. An equitable comparison of La Raza’s affiliation to the illegals, would be if the Cosa Nostra had a union and a lobbying arm funded with taxpayer contributions.
What is the inveterate problem as to why oil is pushing $150 per barrel and a gallon of gasoline costs four dollars per gallon? Our government is the problem. Not the Democrats nor the Republicans, but the collective net assembly of congressional and executive leaders since the 1974 oil embargo, and the negative effect it had on our economy is on their hands. There have been 17 Congressional elections and 9 presidential elections since the oil embargo of 1974. There has been energy act after energy act passed with a zero effect on not only oil consumption, but oil prices, and our ability, as a nation, to wean ourselves off fossil fuels. The 1974 oil embargo was a wakeup call to move in a different direction for fuel, but as usual, as the American populace’s outrage went dormant, so did the demand for change.