The water-boarding of the US economy by the Obama Administration continues.
Today, more than 200 folks are out of work in Virginia as the last United States factory making incandescent bulbs closes. Many of the laid off had been at the plant more than twenty years.
The Democrat Leadership in Washington, being the grubby little socialists that they are, will now rejoice as these 200 former workers will hopefully turn to the nanny state for their needs. Get those folks on unemployment, welfare, medicaid or Obamacare, government housing, and of course, food stamps.
This is all necessary to leftists because they think incandescent light bulbs kill polar bears. Or at least they pretend to believe it.
China loves this move as they will make the only light bulbs that big brother liberal elites have approved.
From Thomas Alva Edison to this.
Edison turned the light "on" in America innovation and manufacturing, and the left has been working to turn off that light and return us to darkness ever since.
One thing that I can thank the President for is exposing the over educated and underachieving libs for what they are.
Daily, folks all over America have been awakened to the farce that is the notion of 'just rule by academia'.
These folks can hardly wait for November.
Academia has become inbred, and delusional, and mere pawns of leftist elites. These trainees then think they know it all because some Marxist professors gave them a "A" in class for repeating the leftist indoctrination.
Christina Romer is a perfect example of this. Up until a few days ago, Ms. Romer was the Chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisers. It was Romer and her elite pals that conjured up the dreamy, Utopian, and failed economic strategy, that has the US economy on the brink of disaster, and wasted trillions of your dollars.
Ms. Romer had never produced anything of value. Her entire life had been buried in Academia, getting one degree after another, and with that, not one dime of practical experience. She had never made a payroll, operated a business or even filed a Schedule C.
Ms. Romer had the opportunity to put all that indoctrination into practice, and it failed miserably. Ms. Romer has now quit her post, running back to the comfortability of classroom theory, going back to Berkeley to once again polute young minds with the religion of liberalism.
Romer left the administration confessing that the response of government was inadequate. She had no idea of how bad things would be. She doesn't now have a clue as to how to fix the mess liberals have created, and she doesn't understand why her theories failed to work.
She is a typical leftist academic however. She used a lot of fancy phrases and words to convey her confusion, like, "terrible recession...dramatically below trend...incredibly searing" (I like that one). Bottom line, she was...and is...clueless.
She had never operated in the real business world. She has no idea how things work in the real world.
And she is typical of the power brokers on the left.
The upcoming elections are merely the first salvo in the fight to restore America to its rightful place in the world. The left has declared war upon American exceptionalism and upon our freedom as individuals.
In November, Americans all over this country will turn out to vote, not only to reject Obama and his socialist ways, but to firmly denounce the multitude of failed liberal policies that led up to this mess.
We conservatives have to be careful not to take November for granted. Do not under estimate the left and their ability to buy elections and voters.
We still have the millions of undocumented Democrats that may come into play for 2012.
The first step is in November.
No Quarter, yet another great song by Led Zeppelin. The live version is the best.