It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad Obama World

by Erik the Red on October 20, 2010

As each day passes in the Obama era, it more and more resembles a pizza dream. You know, one of those weird sleeping experiences you get after irresponsibly deciding to stuff your face at 11:45 pm while watching a movie like “Phantasm” or “Nightmare on Elm Street” as you doze off while lying on your over-humidified 1979 leather couch.

The important thing regarding my above analogy, however,  is that you can actually wake up, take a couple of Tylenol and/or pop some Alka-Seltzer tablets into a cup, guzzle them down, and continue your day in a halfway normal fashion.

But in the strange and surreal World of Barry, it is as if I recognize I am undergoing a nightmare but, while trying to unsuccessfully pry my eyes open, have no way to escape. Even if I ignore the news for long periods of time, it is as if I am one of those guys on a classic episode of “The Twilight Zone” who hangs out in an underground cavern to avoid the destruction and casualties of a war only to find that, after running out of supplies, there is a barren, charred wasteland staring him in the face when he emerges.

Barry Goldwater is looking awfully good right now. Heck, I’d take Barry Gibb, Barry Manilow or even Frankenberry at this point in time over the alternative – Barry O’ Bama.

For those of you who can still focus beyond your rolled eyes, let’s turn the mood to a more serious tone. Let’s talk about some of the things our President is doing “for us”. We can start with executive orders. This link will show you an immense list (I am particularly fond of E.O. 13524) that has been executed in the less than two years of Obama’s presidency. This is especially impressive considering that executive orders are entirely unconstitutional. Even though Paul Begala might think that the president’s ability to pass laws without the help of Congress is cool (see quote here), well…….it isn’t. But with this said, it appears that Congress have apparently lost their way as well.

For example, let’s take the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act – aka “ObamaCare” (the most penetrating and malicious bill in our national history), consisting of more than 2,500 pages (squashed down to 905 pages via fine print), which gives us a monstrosity of privacy invasion beyond compare. If you don’t join ‘em, they’ll beat you in the form of mandates and fines for such things as an attempt to journey outside of our borders for medical care elsewhere. This has nothing to do with patient care, it has to do with control over the people. There is even a clause which endangers  doctor/patient privacy.

However, don’t lose heart. Even amidst this excruciating setting.

There are already nullification proceedings in 20 states. The 10th Amendment of our beloved (and ever relevant) Constitution gives states this right. But nullification without repeal will not be enough. In either case, it appears that the opposition to this mad bill is picking up steam.

The things Alice witnessed as she descended down the rabbit hole pale in comparison to the Blunderland in which we reside. At least with ObamaCare we have a chance to erase Nancy Pelosi’s (et al) Cheshire Cat-like grin though, make no mistake, it will be a difficult journey. But one worth taking.

It is a good thing that the one-paged Constitution has more power and is still more clearly defined than the 905-paged ObamaCare bill. But we must stay alert and remain proactive if we are going to keep our freedoms from being perpetually eroded.


Download the following documents and contact your representatives today:

(1) Petition to Nullify ObamaCare;

(2) Petition to Repeal Obamacare;

(3) STOP ObamaCare Action Sheet.

We can all complain. But nothing replaces action and nothing replaces contacting the right people to get the job done.

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Mike November 17, 2010 at 10:26 pm

I think you should still refer to him as President Obama. Even if you disagree with him, he was elected by 55% percent of American people. And why is one of your arguements about the health care bill is being to long or too many pages. The alternative that has been proposed since the Clinton administration has been do nothing. I’d rather have something, rather than nothing at the same price. The Republicans had such a great opportunity this pass year to do something great with america and chose to try and get power back instead of working to get a better america in its time of need. Dems did it after 9/11 and help President Bush wage war on terror. I don’t think he went the right direction, but he had my support cause he did what he though was best for America and was elected to do so. Terroist probably have not attact us due to the fact that we are doing more destruction to ourselves politically and a divide is better than an attact to bring us back together.


J Byron October 21, 2010 at 3:22 am

Excellent Article! There have been so blatant an effort to change the perceptions within the American public as to what belongs down the rabbit hole, and what belongs up here on the surface, where law and principle are drawn from the Constitution not the red and white queens (no reference is being made towards Barney Clark).

Mr. Smith has been replaced with The Mad Hatter Goes to Washington.

Sure we Constitutionalist still fight, but have we begun to forget the specifics. The take over of 2/3rds of our proudest American Industry (Thank God for Ford), greater institutional race relations being set back 20 years, control over our private business en mass, the attack of states by the fed for border control, the wholesale upgrade of the patriot act, the graft, bribery and bullying of State congressional reps to get what they want, the class envy attacks, the putting fed minority reps on every board of directors, the forced mandate of health insurance. Going beyond taxes and now into forced purchase, unfunded mandates not on just states but citizens. IRS Enforcers for NON-TAX intimidation. Really the list could go on endlessly, not even touching on the executive orders and NO TRANSPARENCY.

My friend, should you dine with Drew, don’t drink any offered Kool-Aid.


Erik the Red October 20, 2010 at 4:30 pm

Executive order vs Health Care Remorse…..uh, er….”Reform”.

I explained that Congress has lost their way. That executive orders are unconstitutional and many of those things are supposed to be passed by Congress. However, Congress have dropped the ball almost entirely.


Erik the Red October 20, 2010 at 4:27 pm


I am still Erik the Red. Not sure why “the Red” is missing here.

Also, you utter the word “Constitutionalist” as if it were a cuss word. By belittling the term, you are showing your colors as one who doesn’t respect the Constitution and/or its intent to keep government small by our Founders.


Drew October 20, 2010 at 4:44 pm

Can’t talk more now but… don’t just focus on the negative! I’ll stop my critique here on your articles if you would rather we discuss things in person and it will convince you to come over and hang out once in a while. And I really think the Video Show would be very productive. Perhaps other people who lean left will also find it easier to digest your views when presented with your entire personality as I said. Politics is part personality, and I’d love the chance to do it myself. It’s not a challenge, it needn’t be an argumentative format, we could present both sides evenly, I’m willing to do that. Viewers could decide for themselves, assuming we aren’t in agreement. I find that when we talk we say, “Yea I can see your point.” or “I agree with that” more often then on paper/Internet. Maybe it’s because I turn into a pompous ass on the Internet? Hahaha I dunno, but it would be fun anyway.
But also you didn’t say something positive about Obama. C’mon Erik, you can do it! Heheheh, please have a sense of humor when we argue, it’s one of the things I like most about you.


Drew October 20, 2010 at 3:45 pm

Coincidentally, I’m sure, 19 out of the 20 States who are embattled in the courts against Congress with regard to this law are governed by Republicans. It seems to me that the “independents” tow the Republican party line like 98% of time, just like all the other Conservatives, Constitutionalists, and Tea-Partiers everywhere. If you walk like a Republican and talk like a Republican, you just might be one! I noticed you took “the Red” out of your name though! Bravo!

By the way you started this article talking about Executive Orders and then jumped into HCR as if they were related. Outside of the fact that you hate everything Obama does – I challenge you to refute that and make yourself sound reasonable by having a positive opinion about SOMEthing he’s done :) – is there a relationship between executive orders and HCR?

Anyway, on a personal note, thanks very much for asking Joanaa to sit the other day!! I really appreciate it, and wouldn’t just call anyone you know. Although I don’t trust your political judgment, ironically I trust your social judgment and know that you and Christa are upstanding parents. And great people, I only wish you’d come over and hang out more often, Mr. Perfect Pitch! I can’t get over how reasonable you sound when we hang out, compared to how you come off in your articles. Your winning personality makes your views more palatable, and it’s easier to listen to you knowing that you’re prepared to hear the other side of the argument.

It was great to see you the other day, hope we can start getting together more often. What ever happened to that idea of doing a political video show together, like two contrasting hosts? I think it would be fun and educational for both of us. Anytime you’re ready, let’s do it! To me the most interesting thing about that sort of project would be finding some common ground that we can agree on despite apparently being on opposite sides of the political spectrum.

Or we could just hang out and watch football on Sundays after church – and we could arg-… uhh I mean, discuss politics while Kristin and Christa watch football…

See ya.


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