Let's be bipartisan by never letting a crisis go to waste. It's the left's rule, so we better smirk and play by it. Captain Classy Rahm Emanuel, who is doing doubly to Chicago what he did to the nation, of course issued the defining thesis of Barack Obama's first term. As an unwitting result, we get to use everything falling apart against the president, which will be the first time he ever creates productivity.
This particularly grabby White House is guaranteed to make everything worse, which is not the sort of certainty businesses seek. But wandering deeper into the dump will just make people long for a trash-free life. Conservatives will be able to exploit eight years of joyless stagnation to push a normal government that doesn't bully citizens into despondency. Maybe a future where we can enjoy no longer enduring his term is what he meant by hope.
Preparing a plan for dealing with the upcoming second depressing recession and foreign policy failures related to knee pain caused by groveling merely reflects the reality of standard political maneuvering. The era of buying plasma TVs by selling plasma will continue, so conservatives may as well offer an alternative. At least we'll have something to look forward to when Obama leaves aside from Obama leaving, namely enacting every policy he opposes.
Remember to flaunt our miserable status right in the incumbent's face, as he'd appreciate the rhetoric if nothing else. See, we have learned something from him.
The most divisive president ever hasn't united us for whatever reason, perhaps because he's been too busy being smugly inflexible about gobbling up your income as rapidly as you can earn it. But at least we can use his tenure as proof that his progressive ideas inflict sadness when converted into action.
The crisis we're not wasting involves all the waste he's mandated. The endless term is merely hastening our financial decline: it seems that solar panel-clad parachutes will actually weigh us down as we launch from the cliff, not slow our descent. The science is settled.
All of these noxious examples of why mandating communal living fails provide a chance that any entrepreneur who can last through 2017 would use to his advantage. The federally-mandated gloom will provide a chance to pivot to a properly restrained government that doesn't literally hassle you for breathing.
The Obama presidency's mind-numbing renewal at the hands of 65 million particularly credulous Americans just means they might need a little more evidence that we all end up poor when we target the rich. While ample resentful emptiness has already hampered our mobility, the onerous trend will spend the next four years calcifying.
But at least the real-life recreation of Ayn Rand's books is going to have people begging for reform that ends the practice of making stupid impulse buys with money we don't have. Using challenging times to push individual sovereignty is the same as what Obama's done yet the exact opposite, as when the incumbent used financial turmoil to institutionalize it. All he's doing now is putting off the pain; enough voters again believed a quack who prescribed complimentary cough syrup as the cure for all ills, and we must cope with another drowsy term as a result. By then, we might finally be ready for rehab.
It's an emergency, don't you know: we just need a few multi-trillion-dollar special measures to end the downturn even though that would mean repeating the actions that led to same downturn. Purveyors of “free” stuff would prefer that you not notices how debt is a tax increase that smacks you later. What do you mean that there's been a tab running all this time?
Ideally, politicians would never let a waste go to crisis. But we're a bit past that, what with the staggering loss of purpose that accompanies aspiring for unfunded entitlements. The only alternative is to let people live their damn lives for a change.
Be patient, even if it's only to see if this unhappiness-dispensing administration enjoy the cynical calculation of using its failures to suggest an alternate route. The difference is that scaling back government's scope and collection powers will actually work, unlike their attempt to extinguish the subprime housing immolation with napalm. Strongman Obama and minion Emanuel are both astoundingly delusional enough to truly think their ideas would be successful, which is the biggest crisis of them all.
Anthony Bialy is a writer and “Red Eye” conservative in New York City. He tweets at http://twitter.com/AnthonyBialy.