Friday, September 21, 2012

Obama - 2016

"There hasn't been one day during the entire Obama presidency when as many Americans were working as on the day President Bush left office."

Has nothing changed? Well, just about everything that is important has changed. Hope and Change was promised… Change has come but our 'hope' in this young President has all but vanished among many  -  but not all….. We find our self wondering why haven't all voters abandoned him?

A society without means to detect lies and theft soon squanders liberty and freedom….

Most voters get their information from friend and  family who, more often than not, get their information from news sound bites from the liberal media. Simple example: Obama says the Republicans want to raise taxes on the middle class and deny women health  coverage. Clearly lies…Media reports his  statement over and  over and that is what many voters begin to believe, then tell their friends.

This is how it was done in the novel 1984 and in the thirties in and Nazi Germany leading up to World War Two. Tell the lie over and over and soon it is believed. Did this work in these two examples? You bet it did…. 

I just got back from watching the film "Obama - 2016"… I had been hearing how good this documentary film was and the impact it was having. The film ended and as the audience walked out no one was talking. My wife and I weren't talking. We got in the car and drove a good while before she broke the silence. She said, "The country is lost," then started crying.

The film helped connect the dots. Slowly the picture started forming as more and more dots linked up. Obama promised that he would change this nation. He has done so. What the film also does is to help us see the broader reaches of Obama's  destructive behavior. Once he has made these systemic changes he promised,  we will not be able to get back the country we grew up in.

I don't want to keep rambling about this film.. Please, go see it.

"The spread of evil is the symptom of a vacuum. Whenever evil wins, it is only by default: by the moral failure of those who evade the fact that there can be no compromise on basic principles."

What did we imagine would happen as we watched political leaders of countries such as Egypt, Libya, etc. fall? The Obama government and liberal media assured us this was a good thing. People wanting freedom from their oppressors… Sounds good? You bet. Taking down of these leaders left a big hole and surprise- surprise guess who jumped in it.

What did we expect. Who were the rebels who, not by themselves, overthrew their leaders? The answer to the question is what we see… The 'vacuum' is being filled by conservative Muslims and some radical Muslims with all their pent up hatred towards this country. We have been supporting all of the leaders in all the mid-eastern countries for years. Tyrants… buying each of them with American dollars that was used to consolidate their power.  We are perceived as evil by  people in this region of the world. 1) Because of our historical  support of dictators in their countries. 2) Their religious beliefs say that non-Muslims are evil. There is a simple directive in the Quran that says Muslims must convert or kill non-believers. This is not a fringe group of radicals ideals. This is a corner stone in their belief system. Certainly all Muslims don't practice or believe this in a literal way…. However, there are more than enough that do take this directive literally.

The time is well past for us to question our foreign policy regarding the mid-east as well as other areas of the world. These policies, for the most part, have been in place for decades. The world has changed. We must decide if this old policy of 'buying' friends in government really is a good thing or just another failed policy. If you look at voting in the United Nations all one hundred and eighty six emerging countries always vote against us.

In general we are not liked and are not trusted. They want us to keep sending them our billions of dollars but not our policies or religion.

Closer to home and back to the elections…uhummmm I somehow think the Tea folks are doing and have done everything they can think of and will continue this for another 52 days. I somehow think our candidate is not doing his part…. I think the polls are reflection this reality. When you see polls that say the  average voter thinks that Obama will do a better job with the economy and job creation than Romney you have to ask WHY? Why would they think this. The answer lies with Romney and his conduct in this campaign and has nothing to do with the economy or job creation.

The liberal media from the liberal point of view did the right thing in driving Newt out of the race early on. They knew this would be a close aggressive campaign and that Obama had a really poor record to run on. Romney is not being aggressive and the public has, through the help of the media, reinterpreted Obama's accomplishments.

When we get through this campaign cycle I think we must find a way to replace all the local and national GOP leaders. This group has morphed into the broader group of the elite political class. For this group a government for and by the people is simply a silly idea and certainly not part of their beliefs or goals.

I'm sure I just missed it but has anyone heard any candidate say that they are running for elected office in order to restore the government back to the people?
The question is so naïve I don't know why I wrote it.

How long has the people vs government or government vs people complaining been  around?  Have we complained about this or that thing over the years but have we fully appreciated or recognized what our government has become?  We just keep hoping government would right itself, get back to the basics, and move forward. Obama is the wake up call. Who he is and what he believes is the sum of all of our complaints over decades. He encompasses all of our lost of rights and liberties. Expanding a wealth transferring government and impinging on every aspect of our private and business lives.  Although he is the tipping point Obama was not around when the groundwork of transforming this nation of one for and by the people to one of people for and by the government. This was done by both political parties supported by an elite political class one small step at a time.   

A society without means to detect lies and theft soon squanders liberty and freedom…

With this said, we must consider our current president and try and understand who he is, what he believes, and what his goals are before its to late. These questions are the basis on the movie Obama - 2016.

From Dreams From My Father Obama says:

"I ceased to advertise my mother's race at the age of 12 or 13, when I began to suspect that by doing so I was ingratiating myself to whites."

"I found a solace in nursing a pervasive sense of grievance and animosity against my mother's race."

"I never emulate white men and brown men whose fates didn't speak to my own. It was into my father's image, the black man, son of Africa, that I'd packed all the attributes I sought in myself: the attributes of Martin and Malcolm, DuBois and Mandela."

From Audacity of Hope Obama says:

"I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction."

These few examples explain the morals and character of our President. He says what he stands for and acts on his beliefs. It was all there for the seeing. He was out front with his writing but not in his campaigning.

I could keep quoting from Obama's writings but if we, as a people, wanted to know who he was before we elected him we would have done our homework and read his books. Obama - 2016 is that missing home work…..(Does anyone know how or why neither of the Obama have a license to practice law in Illinois any longer?)

If shame is to fall it should fall on us. 

Below is a link to Rubio's speech at the national convention. I know everyone saw the speech but I think its is a good reminder of how young leaders deport themselves and  how simply they can express their beliefs and values.

Also, I want to close this article on a positive note.


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