The trillion-dollar stimulus, the trillion-dollar TARP bailout, the trillion-dollar Obamacare mandate, the $50 billion auto bailout, weeks of taxpayer-subsidized jobless benefits, and all the vaunted promises of hope and change weren’t enough to keep this man off the streets of Chicago, kneeling before the fallen Obamessiah, praying for salvation:
The photo of the man begging in front of Obama’s fleet is now the most e-mailed photo of Yahoo! News.
How far we’ve come from the halcyon days of Peggy the Moocher. Remember:
Flashback Nov. 5, 2008:
Who is Peggy the Moocher? She’s Peggy Joseph, a voter in Sarasota, Florida who exulted earlier this week at a Barack Obama rally that this was “the most memorable time of my life.” Why? As she told a Florida reporter on a YouTube video now viewed by hundreds of thousands: “Because I never thought this day would ever happen. I won’t have to worry about putting gas in my car. I won’t have to worry about paying my mortgage. You know. If I help [Obama], he’s gonna help me.”
You can’t blame Peggy the Moocher for viewing Obama as the superior Santa Claus. With a relentless messianic campaign, a grievance-mongering wife touting him as the country’s soul fixer, and a national infomercial promising to take care of every need from night classes to medical bills to rent and fuel-efficient cars. Obama effectively channeled Oprah Winfrey’g Big Give.
“Everybody gets a car!” “Everybody gets a car!” And gas. And mortgage payment relief.
…E Pluribus Unum” is no longer our national motto. These three words are: “Do For Me.” As in: What will the government do for me? On Election Day, the federal government quietly reported that it will borrow a record $550 billion in the current quarter to fund the bipartisan bailout. The Treasury Department reported that it plans to borrow more than a half-trillion dollars in the current October-December quarter and another $368 billion in the first three months of next year. Estimated total for the whole year: $1.4 trillion. Democrats plan to add another $500 billion in “stimulus”-palooza legislation. Credit card companies, utilities, insurance companies, and car loan and student loan debtors await their turn.
The bailout bonanza blurred the differences between the two major political parties, but the Peggy the Moocher video shows there are still basically two stark, contrasting views of government in this country among the rank-and-file electorate. Unlike Joe The Plumber, Peggy sees government as her salvation and the president as her subsidizer-in-chief. She voted with the expectation that the Spreader of Wealth will reward her with payback. Joe just wants Washington to leave him alone to fend for himself.
Peggy the Moocher and Nameless the Beggar — two book-end images that perfectly capture the meteoric rise and Icarus-like fall of Barack Obama.
Matthew 24:11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.