The Sunset of Our National Life?

Fallout from President Obama’s latest proposed budget continues. Critics are getting a lot of ammunition by playing back videos of Obama on the campaign trail before his election, when he called the Bush deficits unpatriotic. Also making the rounds is a speech where he promised to cut the debt in half by the end of his term. I wouldn’t call an additional $5 trillion an exercise in debt reduction. His words have come back to damage him now, and rightly so.

One critic, though, has at least compared the proposed budget to some of the Western world’s finest literature:

Speaking of fantasies:

The question that always troubles me is whether the voters will realize what’s going on, or will they instead fall for the illusion this administration is touting as reality:

Driving off into that sunset could be our last act as a sovereign people.