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Impossible things: Obama and Reality Denied

Alice laughed. “There’s no use trying,” she said: “One can’t believe impossible things.”

“I dare say you haven’t had much practice,” said the Queen. “When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”

-Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass


This particular quote from Lewis Carroll has been getting a lot of traction these days as America reels from the stunning and callous hubris of its alleged representatives.

Political Cartoon by Gary Varvel

The corrupt machinations displayed in their efforts to force their version of socialized healthcare down the collective American throat cannot be described as otherwise.

Political Cartoon by Dana Summers

Political Cartoon by Brian Farrington

The Constitutionality will surely be challenged (not that they haven’t been warned), but perhaps the most sickening aspect of this is the obvious disconnect from reality on the part of these induhviduals with so much power over the lives of all of us and our children for generations to come.  As Dr. Sowell observes in that last link:

In politics, however, you can say all sorts of things that have no relationship with reality.

All of which reminds me of another Lewis Carroll conversation also applicable to the “situation”:

“When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean–neither more nor less.”

“The question is,” said Alice, “whether you CAN make words mean so many different things.”

“The question is,” said Humpty Dumpty, “which is to be master– that’s all.”

Political Cartoon by Michael Ramirez

We can only hope and pray the adults will have the backbone and intestinal fortitude to correct this atrocity.

Political Cartoon by Gary Varvel

  1. 22 Mar 2010 at 3:18 PM

    When no one is responsible or accountable, the government will force its way in. The failure of many Americans to accept responsibility in so many areas of life has created an environment where government can grow.

    A B.C. comic from 08/10/2006 perfectly portrays the current environment:
    Teacher: There’s a morbid disease that grows until it consumes the body that gave it life! Who can tell me what it is?
    Teacher: Go for it, Johnny.
    Johnny: Government.

    A participatory government cannot grow any larger than her citizens desire. When people abdicate their responsibilities to the State, then the State grows larger to attempt to take over those responsibilities. In the perfect world that Democrats apparently dwell in (they do, unfortunately, dwell in the real world), government can be efficient and competent enough to take on those responsibilities. Unfortunately, bureaucracies grow less efficient as they grow larger, making the Democrats’ version of reality to be an inversion of reality.

  2. 22 Mar 2010 at 10:26 PM

    That is to say, unreality = fantasy. Amen, yea, verily, preach it bro’!

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