President Obama will appear on an episode of Discovery Channel’s Mythbusters in early December, The Hollywood Reporter’s Lindsay Powers reported on October 18, 2010. The Commander-in-Chief will take time to discuss an ancient Greek super weapon. This Conservative applauds Mr. Obama’s apparent commitment to quality educational programming.
We should hardly be surprised, however, at the choice of venue for Mr. Obama’s latest foray into television. It won’t be the first time this President has “busted” a myth.
Didn’t his stimulus shatter the economic delusions of many on the left—that tax and spend is a formula for prosperity? Didn’t his foreign policy put to bed the ridiculous notion that apologies, bowing, and a cheery disposition will placate our enemies and bring madmen to their senses? Hasn’t his every action since January 20th, 2009, debunked the biggest myths of all—that Hope was on the way for America, that Washington would Change the way it does its business, that Barack Obama would be a different kind of politician?
Indeed, this Administration has seen one myth after another go the way of the President’s popularity—into the dumper. Since we’ve all been the subjects of an experiment with unfettered Progressivism, let’s at least hope that Barack Obama—the mad social scientist himself—has learned something now that the laboratory is burning around him (make no mistake; with unemployment steady at 9.6%, health care costs still rising despite the passage of an unpopular and unconstitutional bill, and a nuclear Iran possibly just months away—these among a host of other issues—the lab is burning). In all likelihood, though, the White House will not shift course because of the rigid ideologue at its helm, and so the best we can do, as Americans, is to take away the Bunsen burner.
This November 2nd, we have the opportunity to do just that—by electing a Republican majority to both Houses of Congress. Under the leadership of Harry Reid in the Senate and Nancy Pelosi in the House, the legislature has worked with the President to impose a radical agenda, many years in the making, onto our country. The results have been disastrous. While the Republican majorities of the last decade failed to live up to their principles on too many issues—with notable exceptions like Congressman Mike Pence of Indiana, among others—the party’s ranks have been replenished with plenty of candidates we can get excited about; candidates like Florida’s Marco Rubio, an articulate Conservative with innovative solutions for a variety of our nation’s ills, and Kentucky’s Rand Paul, a non-politician with solid Constitutionalist principles. The Democratic Party’s mantra that Republicans are “The Party of No” couldn’t be farther from the truth; from the “Pledge to America” to individual candidate’s platforms, real Conservatives have laid out a clear and consistent set of policy objectives to put people back to work, restore responsibility in government, and keep our country safe and free. Let me also remind my leftist friends that there is nothing wrong with rejecting bad ideas—the Progressive, Democratic policies that Republicans have said “no” to have been abject failures, by objective measure.
The Obama myth has been busted. It is therefore essential that no matter the perceived prospects of winning, voters turn out to support candidates who value limited, responsible government, who believe in the Constitution, and who will jealously guard our nation’s sovereignty and security.
–To read the Liberal reply to this article, check out Busting the Myth of Boehner’s America
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