I Think This Is What Going To Hell In A Handbasket Looks Like–UPDATED

December 14, 2009 / 11:08 am • By Dr. Melissa Clouthier

Hell's Gates

I just received this email from a reader:

Dr. Clouthier,

I’ve got my own conservative-leaning site but I keep yours close at hand everyday. Thank you, first off, for being so vigilant.

That being said, I’m sorry to have to ask so bluntly, but is this Kevin Jennings thing real? I think I’m in shock. I keep telling myself that it’s real, after all, I am seeing collation of the facts in more than one place. But convincing myself something like this is actually happening, even in today’s amoral society, is just seemingly beyond the scope of what my mind will allow for.

I am having a hell of a time believing this. Because, if it’s true, I’m uncertain as to whether to devolve into such anger that I’m sputtering sentence fragments or just quit my job and find a way to chase this Administration right out of the White House somehow.

Signed,
This Can’t Be Happening

[The writer included name and email address.]

Yes, the Kevin Jennings story is true and legit. But if you’ll look around, that’s not the least of the damage being wrought by leftists at the moment.

This is the economic environment the Democrats are creating. As an aside, you simply must read Maxed Out Mama, she has spot on economic analysis, always. Here’s what she says today:

We are heading straight toward a brick wall; the entire government sector is supported by the private sector. All the promises and the fine rhetoric ignore the fact that the country simply cannot support its current government structure.

Shrinkwrapped, who she quotes, quotes T.S. Elliot:

NOT WITH A BANG BUT A WHIMPER

This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
Not with a bang but a whimper.

The Hollow Men – TS Eliot

And then he says this:

Bureaucracy is the real recession-proof industry. The numbers are mind-boggling. In 18 months, the number of federal employees making over $100K have increased 46%. The number making over $150K has more than doubled.

It’s not as if they’ve been asked to do more with less, either. In the first six months of the year, the federal government was adding 10,000 jobs per month, and over the recession had grown the ranks of bureaucrats by 9.8%. The private sector, during that same period, shed 7.3 million jobs to contract 6.3%.

So your tax dollars go to expand an already bloated government. No wonder Michigan’s Jennifer Granholm was asked to be the economic adviser. Her failed Michigan policies are being put forth federally. It’s a disaster. And no, it’s not an exaggeration.

The Federal spending is unsustainable and yet, the Senate Democrats wait, with bated breath, for the CBO estimates of the costs of the new health care compromise.

Are. They. Insane?

Yes. Putting together a huge new entitlement in the midst of a horrendous downturn is insane. All the numbers indicate that things will be getting worse, not better for a while, and yet Larry Summers gets on weekend talk shows and announces that we’re out of recession. On what planet?

It is indeed time to kill the bill.

All of these Democrat ideas will continue America’s downward spiral. So yes, they’re being led by guys like Jennings who think your children need to know the ins and outs of, ahem, blow job etiquette.

Yes, this is the administration giving license to Iran and North Korea–both governments emboldened by American weakness. Iran is working on the “nuclear trigger“. Swell.

There is not one way the Democrats are helping America or Americans, right now. The Obama presidency is a mess. The Congressional Democrats want to hand him a win with health care, but that would be a loss for America.

Hell meet handbasket. I think we’re there.

UPDATED:

The Anchoress says asks, “Who do you trust?”

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  • http://heymedia.org/ carey

    Thank you for responding to my letter. No point in hiding it, though I do appreciate very much that you protected my privacy.

    I’ve followed all of the other travesties you’ve mentioned. I’ve been following this stuff for months now, at times unable to believe my own eyes.

    I hate being reactionary, but it does seem to me that ‘Hell in a handbasket’ is a fair analysis.

    With the collusion, denial, outright lies, abundant gaffes, ridiculous, whiny behavior of this White House, the American People (specifically–the ones who voted this Administration into office) who did elect this Administration are getting the things they’ve wanted for a long time now.

    Indeed, I question the notion that we can be saved. Could there be another Conservative who could even begin to right the wrongs that have been purported and put into place over decades of poor leadership in this nation?

    I just don’t know.

    America is at war with herself. She’s being torn down from within. What angers me most of all are the folks who seem to deem this a ‘fitting’ end (end is a strong word, yes) to the greatest nation the world has ever seen. Second to none for a relatively short time, I am watching my country be reduced to whiny, bandwagon-jumping, homogeneity that does nothing if not stifle every bit of the creative American spirit I’m proud of.

    I only wish I’d been paying more attention years ago. Because I, like so many millions of other Americans, am also to blame. For sitting back in comfort allowing this to happen.

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