Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Will it go down in history as "The January Revolution"?

WASHINGTON: When President-elect Barack Obama talked on Sunday about realigning the American automobile industry he was quick to offer a caution, lest he sound more like the incoming leader of France, or perhaps Japan.

"We don't want government to run companies," Obama told Tom Brokaw on "Meet the Press." "Generally, government historically hasn't done that very well."

But what Obama went on to describe was a long-term government bailout that would be conditioned on government oversight. It could mean that the government would mandate, or at least heavily influence, what kind of cars companies make, what mileage and environmental standards they must meet and what large investments they are permitted to make — to recreate an industry that Obama said "actually works, that actually functions."

It all sounds perilously close to a word that no one in Obama's camp wants to be caught uttering: nationalization.

They may not want to say it out loud but that is certainly what they want to do. The left lays awake at night dreaming and scheming of how they might accomplish the complete takeover of American economy. They lust after socialized medicine despite its failure to provide a level of care anywhere in the world which comes close to matching that which the free market provides in the United States. They have used the bailouts of the financial markets to effectively nationalize banking and mortgage lending and they are attempting to silence even the voice of dissent through their Orwellian "Fairness Doctrine".

Make no mistake the left wants totalitarian power and they are going to use the current economic recession to grab as much of that power as they can.