Obama 'Intellectually Exhausted, Out of Ideas, and Out of Energy'
Mitt Romney finally caught up with the rest of us via a fiery speech in Ohio on Tuesday where he proclaimed three simple truths that frame Barack Obama: "Intellectually exhausted, out of ideas, and out of energy."
Those lines are still too charitable; Obama has been intellectually barren from the beginning. Yet it is irrefutable -- to steal an apt word from Paul Ryan describing Obama's raiding Medicare to finance ObamaCare -- that Obama's idea inventory consists of the expired date-stamped perishables of the collectivist state -- tax, confiscate, redistribute, and impoverish.
"Out of energy" indeed will be our deficit of destiny if Obama's agenda persists to underwrite wind, solar, and ethanol while blocking coal, oil, and gas. Yet Obama has no shortage of personal energy to govern and campaign on a platform of "division ... diversion ... anger ... hate ... defaming ... and demagoguery."
The MSM liberal apologists were quick to label Romney's pick of Paul Ryan as VP an "act of desperation." Such an attributed motivation is an unintended moment of truth. Yes, we are desperate.
Desperate to rescue a nation quickly devolving into an ungovernable economic catastrophe. Desperate to repudiate a culture of institutionalized dependency, where class envy substitutes for sweat equity. Desperate to reclaim a society where individual achievement and initiative are admired, not punished. Desperate to restore common decency in political discourse, where ideas triumph over ad hominems. Desperate to avoid the "Road to Serfdom," a looming certainty if Obama's legacy prevails.
Finding one's voice can arrive in a variety of modes, sometimes unexpectedly. Mitt Romney found his voice in Paul Ryan. This is not to diminish Mitt Romney for discovering his timbre too late or "outsourcing courage," but rather to credit him with wisdom in aligning his own ambition with clarity on how to get there.
Paul Ryan represents everything that Obama and the Democrats will never be: intellectually fertile, economically and historically literate, unimpeachably rigorous and honest. And these are only Paul Ryan's character virtues. His ideas and convictions are even better. And he's the most likeable politician in town.
Good observations from the heart of 57 States to the Communist Manifesto incarnate amidst reports that NOAA of all agencies, is stocking up on boatloads of ammunition.