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Monday, May 19, 2008

Obama: Learn To Live With Less

Never in the course of human events have people decided to provide their children with less food and shelter than did their parents and grandparents. Fewer medicines. Less heat in the home. More hardship. The very idea of the American Dream is to pass down to one's children a better world than we entered.

Never at least until Jimmy Carter came along.

And now Barack Obama.

A quote from a speech he made in Oregon yesterday:
"We can't drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times ... and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK," Obama said. "That's not leadership. That's not going to happen," he added.
Speaking only for myself, I don't give a damn what the Europeans think of my childrens' food consumption or the fact that we intend to stay warm in the winter.

Where on earth did Barack Obama get such a notion, you might ask?

I'd suggest from his grandmother who lives in a mud hut with her chickens in Kenya.

Barack Obama intends to do for you what he has done for his grandmother. She never turns her heat up to 72 degrees. She has no heat.

That's leadership?

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P.S. I've never been able to understand why really rich guys feel the need to lecture the rest of us on how WE need to live with less. I'll believe they're serious on the day one of them signs over his entire worldly wealth to set the example.