Great Dictator Roundup

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Obama Aides Take Axe To Chrysler’s Budget

Chrysler To Eliminate 789 Dealerships Nationwide

“GM Tells 1,100 Dealers It Plans To Drop Them”

“The United Auto Workers charged last week that [General Motors] intends to almost double over the next five years the number of vehicles it imports to the U.S. from Mexico, South Korea, China and Japan.” Remember, it’s “Government Motors” now.

Thousands of St. Louis Jobs On The Chopping Block” — at Boeing, as a result of planned military acquisition budget cuts. Gateway Pundit notes, “It’s just a shame Boeing is not a subsidiary of ACORN.”

WSJ: Gov’t Pressuring Bank Of America Board Change” — “…most of the bank’s problems are the result of its purchase of Merrill Lynch & Co., which was advised by regulators.”

Health Care Leaders Say Obama Overstated Their Promise to Control Costs

… but all is not lost …

Obama Says U.S. Long-Term Debt Load ‘Unsustainable’

… and he’ll do everything he can to cut our Federal budget deficit in half. Unfortunately, his administration and the Congressional Democrats have already quadrupled it.

Finally, my favorite headline of the last week (from Gateway Pundit): “Biggest Borrower In History Tells ASU Students Not To Live On Credit

I’ll let George Will have the last word:

Anyone, said T.S. Eliot, could carve a goose, were it not for the bones. And anyone could govern as boldly as his whims decreed, were it not for the skeletal structure that keeps civil society civil — the rule of law. The Obama administration is bold. It also is careless regarding constitutional values and is acquiring a tincture of lawlessness.

One needs to look no further than the disastrous auto and financial industry bailouts and takeovers in order to see why our Constitution was originally written to keep politicians and their cronies from meddling in the operations of private businesses. Yet our current President believes that our Constitution has “deep flaws” and was written by men with “an enormous blind spot.” Unfortunately for the rest of us, during the next four years we are probably going to find out the hard way who was really blind to common sense and reality.

For your enjoyment this morning, one of the classic scenes from 20th century cinema:

An Update on Conscience Protection
Republican Utah Governor Jon Huntsman to be Named US Ambassador to China