Sea change in America?

Sceptic's choice

The American people have discovered, rather late in the day, that Barack Obama did not possess the wisdom of King Cnut. The story of Cnut is often retold wrongly – that he was attempting to control the tides, and failed. In fact, he was demonstrating to his excessively worshipful people that he did not have the power of  a God to control natural phenomena like the tides.

Obama wasn’t so modest, and had no qualms about excessive worship. The Wall Street Journal asks “What happened to Obama?”:

In short, the spell that Mr. Obama once cast—a spell so powerful that instead of ridiculing him when he boasted that he would cause “the oceans to stop rising and the planet to heal,” all of liberaldom fell into a delirious swoon—has now been broken by its traumatic realization that he is neither the “god” Newsweek in all seriousness declared him to be nor even a messianic deliverer.

Humility isn’t usually a strong point with people suffering from a Messiah complex. And WSJ’s answer:

He is still the same anti-American leftist he was before becoming our president, and it is this rather than inexperience or incompetence or weakness or stupidity that accounts for the richly deserved failure both at home and abroad of the policies stemming from that reprehensible cast of mind. (source)

Now Rick Perry has entered the race for Republican nomination, and unlike Obama, he won’t be making any attempt to control the weather:

Perry calls global warming “all one contrived phony mess that is falling apart under its own weight.” Unlike many of the other GOP presidential candidates, he hasn’t expressed concern about climate change in the past, so he won’t have to do any back-pedaling. Notorious climate denier realist [apologies, this is the Guardian, after all – Ed] Marc Morano is a big fan: “Based on climate views alone, anyone who is holding their nose voting for Mitt Romney because there’s no other viable candidate will now rejoice to have an option with Rick Perry.”

The Texas governor will announce his intentions in the early primary state of South Carolina on Saturday, then head to New Hampshire andIowa to rub elbows with all of the other aspiring commanders-in-chief. As a social and fiscal conservative, governor of a state that’s been adding jobs (even if they’re low-wage), and owner of a full head of lustrous hair, Perry is expected to swagger to the front of the pack in the contest for the Republican nomination.

Perry served as Al Gore’s Texas campaign chair in the 1988 presidential race, just before switching his party allegiance from Democrat to Republican, but conservatives don’t have to worry that Perry holds any residual affection for the former veep. “I’ve heard Al Gore talk about man-made global warming so much that I’m starting to think that his mouth is the leading source of all that supposedly deadly carbon dioxide,” Perry said in 2007. (source)

At least the American people will have the choice of a genuinely sceptical candidate in 2012. Hopefully, Australia will have the same in 2013 (or before).


  1. Dustin Schreiner via Facebook says:

    we’re doin’ what we can to undo what the idiots in our country have done….

  2. Ken Ward via Facebook says:

    Obomba is going down the toilet as soon as we get a chance to flush him.

  3. Let’s just hope he doesn’t float…

  4. The following are 14 reasons why Rick Perry would be a really, really bad president….

    #1 Rick Perry is a “big government” politician. When Rick Perry became the governor of Texas in 2000, the total spending by the Texas state government was approximately $49 billion. Ten years later it was approximately $90 billion. That is not exactly reducing the size of government.

    #2 The debt of the state of Texas is out of control. According to, the debt to GDP ratio in Texas is 22.9% and the debt per citizen is $10,645. In California (a total financial basket case), the debt to GDP ratio is just 18.7% and the debt per citizen is only $9932. If Rick Perry runs for president these are numbers he will want to keep well hidden.

    #3 The total debt of the Texas government has more than doubled since Rick Perry became governor. So what would the U.S. national debt look like after four (or eight) years of Rick Perry?

    #4 Rick Perry has spearheaded the effort to lease roads in Texas to foreign companies, to turn roads that are already free to drive on into toll roads, and to develop the Trans-Texas Corridor which would be part of the planned NAFTA superhighway system. If you really do deep research on this whole Trans-Texas Corridor nonsense you will see why no American should ever cast a single vote for Rick Perry.

    #5 Rick Perry claims that he has a “track record” of not raising taxes. That is a false claim. Rick Perry has repeatedly raised taxes and fees while he has been governor. Today, Texans are faced with significantly higher taxes and fees than they were before Rick Perry was elected.

    #6 Even with the oil boom in Texas, 23 states have a lower unemployment rate than Texas does.

    #7 Back in 1988, Rick Perry supported Al Gore for president. In fact, Rick Perry actually served as Al Gore’s campaign chairman in the state of Texas that year.

    #8 Between December 2007 and April 2011, weekly wages in the U.S. increased by about 5 percent. In the state of Texas they increased by just 0.6% over that same time period.

    #9 Texas now has one of the worst education systems in the nation. The following is from an opinion piece that was actually authored by Barbara Bush earlier this year….

    #10 Rick Perry attended the Bilderberg Group meetings in 2007. Associating himself with that organization should be a red flag for all American voters.

    #11 Texas has the highest percentage of workers making minimum wage out of all 50 states.

    #12 Rick Perry often gives speeches about illegal immigration, but when you look at the facts, he has been incredibly soft on the issue. If Rick Perry does not plan to secure the border, then he should not be president because illegal immigration is absolutely devastating many areas of the southwest United States.

    #13 In 2007, 221,000 residents of Texas were making minimum wage or less. By 2010, that number had risen to 550,000.

    #14 Rick Perry actually issued an executive order in 2007 that would have forced almost every single girl in the state of Texas to receive the Gardasil vaccine before entering the sixth grade. Perry would have put parents in a position where they would have had to fill out an application and beg the government not to inject their child with a highly controversial vaccine. Since then, very serious safety issues regarding this vaccine have come to light. Fortunately, lawmakers in Texas blocked what Perry was trying to do. According to Wikipedia, many were troubled when “apparent financial connections between Merck and Perry were reported by news outlets, such as a $6,000 campaign contribution and Merck’s hiring of former Perry Chief of Staff Mike Toomey to handle its Texas lobbying work.”

    Rick Perry has a record that should make all Republicans, Democrats, Libertarians and Independents cringe.

    He is not the “conservative Republican” that he is trying to claim that he is. He is simply another in a long line of “RINOs” (Republicans in name only).

    Rick Perry is just the same as Bush and Obama.

    • I’ll give you 1 good reason:
      “(Climate change is) all one contrived phony mess that is falling apart under its own weight.” – Rick Perry.

    • Granted, Jeff, Perry is not exactly covered in glory by your considered and comprehensive analysis. Even so, he was elected to three consecutive terms as Governor. He is “the longest continuously serving current U.S. governor, and the second longest serving current U.S. governor after Terry Branstad of Iowa.” (Wikipedia) He must have done something right!
      Furthermore, to echo Baldrick here, he’s made no bones about alarmist climate bollocks masquerading as science. That signals a rational mind sufficient these days to trump all other considerations.

  5. Now we have our own leftist leader to get rid of too

  6. Apparantly, he’s never failed in an attempt at public office. Good news for America.

  7. Barack Obama will soon join the long list of failed climate change leaders … those who have promised so much but delivered so little – aka Kevin O’Lemon. Soon we’ll be able to add the names of Julia Gillard and Bob Brown. It’s about time politicians learnt that climate change politics are toxic – not to the environment but to their election prospects.

  8. Ken Reed via Facebook says:

    Not only was he associated with Bilderberg, but also Al Gore’s campagin in the 1980s (which in itself is extremely damaging for credibility) but also he sold out Texans by stopping a bill that would make it a crime for the brownshirt TSA in airports to feel up children or adults “private parts”. He is also a liar as he said a while back that he wouldn’t run for president. Keep well away from this guy.

  9. Are we sure PODHORETZ was not writing about Gillard it sure sounds like it. “He is the very personification of cognitive dissonance—the gap between what we (especially liberals) expected of the first serious African American presidential candidate and the man he in fact is.” Just just change the gender an race and you are away.

  10. Al “millions of degrees” Gore is the biggest hypocrite and liar to come along since Satan. Anything he says is almost always wrong.

    He never even seems to be correct accidentally!

  11. Tushar Ramesh via Facebook says:

    Al Gore holds millions of shares in carbon credit trading companies.. I rest my case..

  12. rick perry bilderbergs choice

  13. The Story of Cnut and the waves may only be a myth carried over from more ancient myths and legends.

    “there are earlier Celtic parallels in stories of men who commanded the tides, namely Saint Illtud, Maelgwn, king of Gwynedd, and Tuirbe, of Tuirbe’s Strand, in Brittany.” (Wikpedia)

    The second part of the famous myth was given by Henry of Huntingdon:

    “And so the king jumped back on to dry land, and said, ‘Be it known to all inhabitants of the world that the power of kings is empty and superficial, and that no one is worthy of the name of king except for Him whose will is obeyed by Heaven, earth and sea in accordance with eternal laws.”

    ‘And with that he took off his golden crown and never put it on his head again.’

  14. SOYLENT GREEN says:

    “Sea Change,” good one Simon.
    As for Obamandias staying afloat, his approval rating is now 39 percent.

  15. James Anderson says:

    Who is the “genuinely sceptical candidate” Australians will have the chance to vote for in 2013 (or before)?

    I find it difficult to pin down Tony Abbott’s actual position on anything.

    • James you are right but these days it applies to most. I don’t have the opportunity to vote for a “genuinely sceptical candidate” so I will vote for the party I least despise.

  16. Obama is using same woo-doo solutions as Julia Gillard. Whatever bad happens somewhere on the planet = must be, the CO2 did it! On that same day on million other places is good weather / same CO2 level… Is the CO2 responsible for all that good weather also? Million to one, is not a bad effect! we need more CO2.

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