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Friday, July 26, 2013

Looking back at Obama's 5 years

  Now that we're five years into the eight years of the reign of Barack Obama, it's probably time to look back and see where we've come.
  I've written many times that some Tea Party friends are disheartened; who can fight the government when all its forces are marshaled against individual citizens?
  Yet everything that has happened with this man as POUTUS has happened before and will happen again: we will survive this contemptible skinny little man who more resembles Ichabod Crane in figure and pre-convert Scrooge in nature.
  I particularly like Obama's reaction to the traitorous Snowden: he's so outraged that he won't speak to anyone in Russia while Snowden stews in a Russian airport. Like the murderer enticing his victim from the cliff, Holder has even gone so far as to reassure Russia that Snowden will not be tortured or put to death for his treachery, as if our country so easily commits such acts.
  But Obama's reaction is typical: how dare this pipsqueak Snowden challenge Obama's will? 
  How dare Putin not accede to Obama's wishes by returning the traitor who challenges Obama? Didn't Putin get the iPod with Obama's speeches? (Oh, wait. That was the Queen.)
  How dare the states ask for voter ID? 
  How dare the Tea Party question Obama's judgment? 
  How dare Fox News not grovel at the feet of Obama and his cronies? After all, other news media compliment him on his ideas. They like them, dammit.
  We've joked for years in the blogosphere that Obama is a fat headed narcissist but this past year he's proven it again and again.
  Like when he spent $100 million taxpayer dollars and lots of fuel to fly to Africa to inform Africans that the planet will boil over if they want air conditioning like us.
  Damn the cost of spreading the gospel!
  And like when the Grand Bargain began to dissolve in front of his eyes and so The Prince traveled to a friendly crowd, barring naysayers from entry due to danger to himself, to scornfully denounce his opposition, as if he had nothing to do with the failures of the last five years.
  Keith Koffler thinks Obama is an angry little man; well, yeah:
It shouldn’t be too surprising that this man, who presented himself as the King of Cool and the Apostle of Hope in 2008, is really not all that nice.
He throws in “inequality of opportunity,” but what Obama is really angry about is inequality of result. He’s mad that some people have more than others. That we’re not spreading the wealth around enough. That people are getting ahead even though you didn’t build that. Because at a certain point, you’ve earned enough money.
It’s the politics of resentment, touted by someone who harbors resentment. It’s at bottom the philosophy of, gimme what you got, you rich bastard.
  WSJ got on his case today, too, saying what Gary and Eric at Red Eye Radio have been saying dispassionately all along. 
  Obama doesn't really want or know how to create jobs; he wants to knock down people who are accomplished and somehow try to raise up the losers of the nation who prefer to have opportunities handed to them.
  Obama has no desire or idea how to create wealth: he only knows how to destroy it, regulate it and redistribute it, as if this economy is a zero sum game.
The core problem has been Mr. Obama's focus on spreading the wealth rather than creating it. ObamaCare will soon hook more Americans on government subsidies, but its mandates and taxes have hurt job creation, especially at small businesses. Mr. Obama's record tax increases have grabbed a bigger chunk of affluent incomes, but they created uncertainty for business throughout 2012 and have dampened growth so far this year.
The food stamp and disability rolls have exploded, which reduces inequality but also reduces the incentive to work and rise on the economic ladder. This has contributed to a plunge in the share of Americans who are working—the labor participation rate—to 63.5% in June from 65.7% in June 2009. And don't forget the Fed's extraordinary monetary policy, which has done well by the rich who have assets but left the thrifty middle class and retirees earning pennies on their savings.
  We've long puzzled if this man is clueless or evil: it appears, after five years of living with him daily, that he is both. 
  Lots of people have postulated that his speech the other day--which ran over an hour--was self-indulgent, boring, repetitive and inane.
  It was all those things, in addition to the same "soaring rhetoric" he so loves to employ. Skies. Seas. Oceans about to recede because of Obama's life force which demands that they not destroy the cities.....
  He believes all this stuff about himself and he's frustrated that people aren't bending to his will.
  The problem is that fewer and fewer people are believing the hogwash he swills to his minions.
  We are entering a dangerous period; Obama will be more reckless as he attempts to mold America the way his grandparents, who were sympathetic to communists, molded him.
  We elected him; now we have to survive him.
  Prosperity could be right around the corner, if we choose it.
  Now is the time to fast and pray for good leaders--which we lack--to rise up around our country.
  And a reminder that the battle is not to the strong alone, but to the vigilant, the active, the brave.
  We may be old, but we are vigilant, active and, God willing, brave.


  1. I for one do not view Edward Snowden as traitorous.

    1. I know most Americans feel that way and I bitterly resent what our government is doing by spying on us. It is not only unnecessary it's wrong and anti-American. But I've pondered this; I am glad Snowden did what he did but think he is wrong in the way he did it. Why did he take 4 hard drives of material with him to China and then Russia? Does he seriously think that information will remain in his hands? And look where's he going, appealing for asylum. It's all the communist and/or anti-American governments. He shouldn't be telling our enemies how we do things. I agree with Koffler on this: