Out of fashion

Aaron Gee
The fashion industry produces an endless cycle of clothes as styles come into fashion and then go out again.  Bell bottoms are now out of favor and straight leg jeans are all the rage, welcome to a repeat of the late seventies.  In politics ideas also move in cycles of popularity. Judging by the Obama administration's apology tour and weak defense of the US, straight leg jeans aren't the only repeat from the Carter era.  It remains to be seen if Obama will use the word "malaise" when he gives his State Of The Union Address.

Old ideas often seem new after they've been re-branded and bad ideas resurface with new names.  It can be hard to keep up.  Stimulus spending is now called targeted ideas, it's the same sow with a classier name.  Social justice is the new name for an old concept once trotted out by Marx, and green is the new red.  President Obama is just like the models on the runway at a fashion show. 

His job is to get the public to buy what his party is selling even if they are the same failed ideas of the left tarted up with new names.  Most Americans aren't buying it and Obama's tanking poll numbers are proof of that.

Before the current healthcare debacle our President set off on a worldwide 'apology tour'.  This greatly pleased the left, who sees the world only through the skewed prism of "the oppressed" and "the oppressors".  Democrats and leftist in this country are still attempting to recycle the tired idea that America is morally corrupt and President Obama traveled the world spreading the word.  Perhaps when you hang around the likes of Charlie Rangel, Chris Dodd, John Murtha, Barney Frank, Maxine Waters and Tim Geithner it's pretty hard not to see the US as morally corrupt?  Rewarding your political friends Chicago style may be in fashion in Washington DC but it doesn't wear well outside of the beltway.

Even in the darkest of days Americans still see their country as an enormous force for good in the world. It is hard to shake our faith in the inherent goodness of the United States of America.  The Democrats are headed for a huge loss in 2010 because the belief in America's freedoms and way of life never goes out of style. 

-Aaron Gee
The fashion industry produces an endless cycle of clothes as styles come into fashion and then go out again.  Bell bottoms are now out of favor and straight leg jeans are all the rage, welcome to a repeat of the late seventies.  In politics ideas also move in cycles of popularity. Judging by the Obama administration's apology tour and weak defense of the US, straight leg jeans aren't the only repeat from the Carter era.  It remains to be seen if Obama will use the word "malaise" when he gives his State Of The Union Address.

Old ideas often seem new after they've been re-branded and bad ideas resurface with new names.  It can be hard to keep up.  Stimulus spending is now called targeted ideas, it's the same sow with a classier name.  Social justice is the new name for an old concept once trotted out by Marx, and green is the new red.  President Obama is just like the models on the runway at a fashion show. 

His job is to get the public to buy what his party is selling even if they are the same failed ideas of the left tarted up with new names.  Most Americans aren't buying it and Obama's tanking poll numbers are proof of that.

Before the current healthcare debacle our President set off on a worldwide 'apology tour'.  This greatly pleased the left, who sees the world only through the skewed prism of "the oppressed" and "the oppressors".  Democrats and leftist in this country are still attempting to recycle the tired idea that America is morally corrupt and President Obama traveled the world spreading the word.  Perhaps when you hang around the likes of Charlie Rangel, Chris Dodd, John Murtha, Barney Frank, Maxine Waters and Tim Geithner it's pretty hard not to see the US as morally corrupt?  Rewarding your political friends Chicago style may be in fashion in Washington DC but it doesn't wear well outside of the beltway.

Even in the darkest of days Americans still see their country as an enormous force for good in the world. It is hard to shake our faith in the inherent goodness of the United States of America.  The Democrats are headed for a huge loss in 2010 because the belief in America's freedoms and way of life never goes out of style. 

-Aaron Gee