Sunday, July 6, 2014

AMERICA: Obama is Not Finished with You Yet !

More and more people are finally coming to the realization that President Obama is presiding over America's decline, though there are differences of opinion as to whether he's deliberately or even directly causing it. You have to admit that it's outright bizarre and alarming that people are even having this discussion, yet many, me included, have been warning about it for years now. It's gratifying that others -- albeit belatedly -- are waking up.

There are two separate issues: Is Obama trying to bring America down, and is his presidency falling apart (and what does that mean)?

As for the first, many get hung up on the semantics of whether Obama is trying to destroy America. Few are willing to believe anything sinister of a twice-elected president. It's an easier sell to say that he doesn't believe in American exceptionalism or decries the very idea of nationalism and prefers to consider Americans all citizens of the world. His Marxist upbringing has him believing that  capitalism yields unfair results, which leads him to desire a redistribution or wealth within the U.S.A. So he is pursuing an agenda that will bring America into line with the rest of the world, which is to say, he is making America weaker and less prosperous.

I also happen to believe he has a grudge against America through the brainwashing of his Commie-loving mother and his drunken womanizing, anti-colonialist father and wants to bring America down to size. But in his bizarre world, that's not destroying America; it's making it fairer and more just. Whatever that means in a world watching the rise of Vladimir Putin territorial ambitions, China's building up its Navy to claim long-lost territory and the Middle East jihadists warning that ''that we'll be seeing you in New York soon!''

Concerning the second issue -- whether Obama's presidency is falling apart -- it's important that we are clear on what I mean by this.

Most seem to agree that Obama's honeymoon with the American people has degenerate into a serious martial difficulties, as evidenced by his nose dive in approval polls, especially after his trading of five high-value Taliban scumbags for one deadshit army deserter. Some consider this data, along with his multitudinous scandals, and conclude, ''His presidency is imploding.'' Yet, he doesn't seem to care. He has already proved that he fully able and willing to act unilaterally on a wide range of issues, both domestic and foreign, without constitutional authority or congressional approval.

This is nothing new. He and his advisors had said many times that he intended to liberally use executive orders and other tricks to advance his warped agenda at every opportunity. He also made clear his willingness to act lawlessly and encouraged his administrative agencies to do likewise. Nor will anything deter his enabling Democrats in Congress to assist and provide him with cover to place their party's interests above those of the nation and above the law. He wasn't bluffing when he smugly declared, ''I've got a pen, and I got a phone.''

As for his propensity for lawless unilateral action, remember when he admitted he didn't have the authority to pas the DREAM Act on his own and then two weeks later went ahead and issued an executive order implementing important provisions of it?  Everyone has watched hi whimsical, arbitrary and capricious granting of Obamacare exemptions. He intervened militarily in Libya without even consulting Congress, much less obtaining its approval to overthrow and benign dictator holding down tribal rivalries. The consequences are still costing America dearly. His Environmental Protection Agency, doing his bidding, has issued far-reaching and damaging emissions standards.

How can one forget how the IRS was fulfilling his nasty aims in criminally targeting conservative groups for punitive treatment under the tax code. His subordinates Hillary Clinton and Susan Rice were carrying out his direct orders in falsely blaming a Internet video for the attack on the consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Oh yes, and he abused his recess appointment power to appoint a National Labor Relations Board president when the Senate wasn't in recess, for which the Supreme Court surprisingly slapped his hand. I could continue with more of this litany of executive power usurpations.

The Way I See It.....if you chose to believe that Obama's presidency is imploding, I hope you understand that this doesn't mean he no longer represents a threat to America as founded or is impotent to do ant further damage. It's silly to write all this off with a wave of a hand, saying, ''This is America. One man can't do that much damage.'' Well, he has help, by way of a greedy incompetent Democratic Party, the many socialists inhabiting the White House's inner circle of advisers and the many likeminded minions infesting every government agency inside and outside of Washington, DC.

If you don't believe enormous damage has already been done in the past six years, we are on different planets. Look at the latest quarterly economic report, which shows a 2.9 percent shrinkage in the gross domestic product, with no end in sight. The number of people, and now the hordes of Latin Americans infesting the country, on food stamps and dependent on other government programs. The labor participation rate, the debt, the explosive costs and abominable failures of Obamacare are reprehensible! It seems like Obama is in another dream world with not a care in the world.

I could see that this July 4th was bitter-sweet for many Americans. Their patriot zeal was tempered be a feeling they were trapped on a sinking ship with a deluded captain and crew with no lifeboats and surrounded by political sharks of every stripe. It's a shame to know that regardless of whether Obama has the political clout to pass major legislation and reform now or in the remaining (God help us!) two and half years, his executive powers alone -- including those he has usurped and corrupted - are not enough to stop the downward spiral for spending yourselves into bankruptcy. I feel at times like the old biblical prophets crying out; Oh America, what would the World be without you ?

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