27 Oct 2010 The Economy: Out of the Ditch, But Against the Wall?
President Obama seems to love cars. When he’s not taking over the companies that make them or placing impossible fuel efficiency standards on them, he’s using cars as an analogy of his “success” in bring our nation’s economy back from the brink.
Not everyone considers this a sound comparison. Kevin Martin, a member of the Project 21 black leadership network, is one of them. Kevin has his own take on Obama’s automotive analogy, and it’s not as laudatory:
President Obama loves to tell Americans about how the Bush Administration and its supporters put our nation’s economic “car” in a ditch and that it was his policies that got that car out of the ditch. He doesn’t want to give anyone else the keys, and his critics can “sit in back” while he continues to drive. In reality, no matter who deserves the credit for getting out of the ditch, Obama ran that same car headlong into a wall of massive debt, risky big government programs and policies that contributed to record unemployment
Like a drunk driver, President Obama is trying to convince the police (in this case, the American people) that it was the wall’s fault for jumping in front of him and that the middle class — sitting in the back before it went through the windshield — was just a victim of circumstance.
Obama is running around trying to convince everyone that it was not the euphoria of his legislative majority that clouded his judgment and caused him to overreach and paralyze the middle class. But, just like many drunk drivers, Obama is ultimately afraid that he’s going to have his keys taken away — and that’s why he is blaming everyone but himself and the friends who made him so drunk with power in the first place!
Remember kids, real friends don’t let friends drive drunk.