Obama's White House is Falling Down
- 06-29-2009, 09:20 PM
Obama's White House is Falling Down
(This Canadian journalist has figured him out. Why canít we?)
Obama's White House is Falling Down
By Daniel Greenfield Thursday, June 11, 2009
In the sixth month of his presidency, Obama has turned an economic downturn into an economic disaster, taking over and trashing entire companies, and driving the nation deep into deficit spending expected to pass 10 trillion dollars.
Abroad, Obama seems to have no other mode except to continue on with his endless campaign, confusing speechmaking with diplomacy. It is natural enough that Obama, who built his entire campaign on high profile public speeches reported on by an adoring press, understands how to do nothing else but that.
Ego driven photo op appearances and clueless treatment of foreign dignitaries
While the press is still chewing over Obama's Cairo speech, this celebrity style coverage ignores the fact that Obamaís endless world tour is not actually accomplishing anything. Instead his combination of ego driven photo op appearances and clueless treatment of foreign dignitaries have alienated many of America's traditional allies. Those who aren't being quietly angry at Obama, like Brown, Merkel or Netanyahu, instead think of him as absurdly lightweight, as Sarkozy, King Abdullah or Putin do.
While his officials carry out their dirty economic deeds, Obama responds to any and every crisis as if it were a Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland musical,20with a cry of, "Let's put on a show!" Thus far Obama has put on "shows" across America, Europe and the Middle East. And what the adoring media coverage neglects to cover, is that Obama's shows have solved absolutely nothing. They have served only as high profile entertainment.
Neither alienating America's traditional allies, through a combination of arrogant bullying and ignorance, nor appeasing America's enemies, has yielded any actual results. Nor does it seem likely to. Islamic terrorism is not going anywhere, neither are the nuclear threats from North Korea and Iran. While Obama keeps smiling, the global situation keeps growing more grim.
At home, if Obama was elected as depression era entertainment, the charm of his smile s and his constant appearances on magazine covers appear to be wearing thin on the American public. Despite the shrill attacks on Rush Limbaugh or the Republican Enemy of the Weak-- the Democratic party of 2009, is polling a lot like the Republican party of 2008. The Democrats have suddenly become the incumbents, and the only accomplishment they can point to is lavish deficit spending, often on behalf of the very same corporations and causes they once postured against.
The European Union Parliament's swing to the right cannot be credited to Obama, though doubtlessly some European voters seeing socialist economic crisis management on display in the world's richest country decided they wanted none of it, but it is part of a general turning against federalism. And Obama's entire program is dependent on heavily entrenching federalism at the expense of individual and state's rights. Yet that is precisely his Achilles heel with independent voters who are polling against more taxes and expanded government. And no amount of speeches by Obama can wish away his 18 czars or the national debt he has foisted on generation after generation of the American people.
That leaves Obama with a choice between socialism and the independent voter. And thus far he has chosen socialism.
Obama's tactic of hijacking Bush Administration era policies on the economy and the War on Terror, and exploiting them as Trojan horses to promote his own agenda, have left him coping with a backlash from his own party, as well as general Republican opposition.
His Czars are meant to function as the bones in an executive infrastructure accountable to no one, but a lack of accountability isn't just another word for tyranny, but for incompetence. A functional chain of command is accountable at multiple levels if it is to function effectively. Obama's White House by contrast is in a state of over-organized chaos, the sort of organized disorganization that undisciplined egotistical leftists naturally create for themselves, complete with multiple overlapping levels of authority and no one in charge but the man at the top, who is too busy doing other things to actually be in charge.
Dennis Blair as National Intelligence, who collaborated with the Muslim genocide of Christians in East Timor, trying to muscle out the CIA to create his own intelligence network, is typical of the kind of chaos being spawned by every chief in an expanding government bureaucracy working to make sure that all the Indians answer to him. Similarly the National Security Council wrestling with the State Department, highlighted by Samantha Power getting her own specially created NSC position to butt heads with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, illustrates the state of conflict and chaos in American foreign affairs. A state of chaos so pervasive that incompetence has now become commonplace, and no one can even be found to double check the spelling of a Russian word that is meant to be the theme of American's diplomatic reconstruction with Russia, or to pick out a gift for the visiting British Prime Minister.
The death of Chrysler at the hands of Fiat and the UAW
Meanwhile on the economy, Obama exploited the ongoing bailouts, transforming them from bailouts into takeovers meant to shift the balance of power in what had been a democracy and socially engineer not only corporations, but the lives of ordinary Americans. But the public's patience with corporate bailouts is at an end, most Americans were never happy with them to begin with, and want them to end. The death of Chrysler at the hands of Fiat and the UAW might look like a victory in the union ranks, but it doesn't play too well outside Detroit. And tacking on CAFE standards that will kill the pickup truck and the SUV will badly erode Obama in the swing states, if exploited properly in 2010 and 2012. Despite the constant media barrage, orchestrated out of the White House, the public is growing disenchanted with the performance of Obama and the Democrats.
With unemployment booming and the economy dropping, the jobs aren't there and the spending is out of control. Republicans today are polling better on ethics and the economy, than the Democrats are. That shows a trend which is likely to register in the mid-term elections in 2010, in the same way that the EU parliamentary elections served as a shock to the system.
In the opposition, Republicans are free to embrace the rhetoric of change, to champion reform and push libertarian ideas about the size and scope of government. In turn all Obama has is his celebrity fueled media spectacle world tour. A charade now serving as a parallel to the depression era entertainment that functioned as escapism in a dour time. But before long, it may be Obama that the American public will want to escape from.
A shallow, manipulative and egotistical amateur who is in over his head
Obama has tried to play Lincoln, Reagan, JFK and FDR-- but in the end he can only play himself, a shallow, manipulative and egotistical amateur who is in over his head, and trying to drag the country down with him. Obama's White House is falling down and while the flashbulbs are still glittering and the parties are going on in D.C. and around the world, Obama and the Democratic Congress may be headed for a recession of their own.
- 06-29-2009, 09:55 PM
06-29-2009, 11:11 PM
Yeah man... this is scary ****. Were becoming a socialist country all because of this idiot who runs the country solely on his emotions and feelings. He wants national health care! Are you kidding me?! What happened to working for ****? Just because certain lazy ass people that dont want to work cant afford health care; shouldnt mean that the rest of americans have to pay for them. This national health care bull**** will make it so it takes us months to just go in for a regular check-up! I mean ****, why work anymore? Ill just get paid to be a lazy mother-****er by the liberals that are in the white house. Obama is destroying our American way of life... Working hard no longer matters because they just keep taxing us and spreading our hard earned money to lazy people. I saw a bumper sticker once that read: "Work harder! Obama suppoters are counting on you." This **** needs to end. We can no longer continue down this socialistic path!
06-29-2009, 11:42 PM
We spent billions rebuilding Iraq which was a waste but now he is spending trillions trying to even the playing field for Americans. This is all due to Clinton ruining this country. He is the one that sent the jobs to Mexico, China, and India. He benefited and took credit for the outcome of Reganomics and the internet boom. Bush dug us deeper with his vendetta with Sadam and personal interests. We are in desperate times and Obama is living a pipe dream trying to buy a utopia.
Should more higher paying union manufacturing jobs be available so everyone can obtain the American dream? Yes. Should health insurance be affordable for everyone? Yes. Anyone who is willing to wake and go to work and work hard should be able to make a living where they can provide for their family.
In his good intentions trying to provide the American dream to everyone, even those that want a handout and do not want to wake up and work for a living, he is making a debt that will bury this country for generations, if not forever. His Utopia is going to weaken this country, maybe to the point it can never recover and we will no longer be the most powerful country in the world. We will be at the mercy of whatever country wants to have their way with us.
06-29-2009, 11:47 PM
06-30-2009, 12:10 AM
06-30-2009, 12:39 AM
There seems to be, with only a few whacky exceptions in the politics forum, a prevailing conservative personality to this forum as a whole. Good stuff! Much better than some of the libby gestapo at my last home.
06-30-2009, 12:52 AM
lol, liberalism left this country raped and ruined.
Excess of 10 trillion? Are you SERIOUS? It does not require that much to help this country. Damn Bush mighta had to deal with some rough stuff, and made a few mistakes, but jeeze 10 trillion is a joke with no real purpose.
Honestly, if that is the real #, we are never going to recover under this government. As long as we are the USA we will ow that, so until we become something else, everyone else technically owns America. Pisses me off we went from once great nation to the crippled dieing giant that cant even hold up its own weight.
06-30-2009, 12:56 AM
06-30-2009, 01:09 AM
There's some sad truth in that rant. We'd better start learning how to speak mandarin for when the Chinese call our debt. Hell, let's just give them California and call it even. They'll drill offshore regardless of how much the hag Nancy Pelosi bitches about it and make that effin state cashflow like a mf. This spending all started under Bush, but Obama is taking the ball and scoring an effin field goal with it. Looks like two wrongs make a right when a prez has the commie media on hi side.
Ohhh ****, I'm done.
06-30-2009, 01:10 AM
I was actually a liberal pre-Obama. He is like a liberal on steroids. More like super liberal with an L on his chest, a cape, and all the free welfare programs a lazy low life could want.
06-30-2009, 01:14 AM
well looking at America where you can do everything disgusting legally, and doing anything to prevent that is against the law... ah, the smell of the death of morality!
06-30-2009, 01:57 AM
06-30-2009, 02:01 AM
06-30-2009, 02:17 AM
"A nation which does not remember what it was yesterday, does not know what it is today, nor what it is trying to do. We are trying to do a futile thing if we do not know where we came from or what we have been about.....The Bible is the one supreme source of revelation of the meaning of life, the nature of God, and spiritual nature and needs of men. It is the only guide of life which really leads the spirit in the way of peace and salvation. America was born a Christian nation. America was born to exemplify that devotion to the elements of righteousness which are derived from the revelations of Holy Scripture." -Woodrow Wilson
06-30-2009, 02:18 AM
06-30-2009, 02:31 AM
06-30-2009, 02:49 AM
06-30-2009, 05:01 AM
Honestly to an extent I believe the government loves to keep us debating, to keep America split. Because as long as the people are split, we are divided, and that is not a threat. For if the people of this nation stood together, the federal government would have lost its power and place long ago.
America will never again be a fraction of the great nation it once was. Basically, we missed the golden age. Its time to watch the degeneration and diseased death of a great country turned rogue. And yes, it is the fault of gays, sin, capitalism(greed), drugs, political red tape, cops basically not being able to deal with criminals they way it should be(hangman anyone?), extreme feminists(you know, if you have a penis your evil, those women), mass acceptance of premarital sex, porn, everything that has been adopted since the 60's.
America is just paying its dues now. Judgment if you will. Not that I never indulged myself in anything(such as premarital sex before). But then again, it was basically encouraged in my growing up.
And I am tired or religions getting bashed. If people simply followed the laws put forth by holy books(such as the Bible) Prisons would technically become obsolete. No one would be cheated on(for one it would carry a death penalty if it was up to me), STD's would vanish, the AIDs plague would end, thieves would not be common place, etc,etc,etc.
And to the people that argue America was never a Christian nation. Ignorance.
06-30-2009, 05:36 AM
06-30-2009, 06:08 AM
I'm amazed at how people can bring up the morality of this country when its foundation came after the genocide of an entire group of people. I guess because they are brown they don't count. Also I don't think God or whatever force you want to call the supreme force the governs the universe sits up above at sees the earth as a game of Risk board and hands out blessing points based on how good a country is. Do I think America is the greatest country on earth to live in, yes. Have we as a nation committed atrocities just as many other nations in the world yes. Oh, and anyone who thinks that there were not gays around when they were growing up is naive. The only difference between now and a few decades ago is the fact that now they aren't beaten and killed when they out themselves. I think some people actually believe it is a disease while were at it maybe we can cure that damn hyper-pigmentationailment so many people have. Oh and while your at it can someone go take a sledgehammer to whatever the statue of liberty is holding in her arms nowadays.
06-30-2009, 08:12 AM
06-30-2009, 07:14 PM
Personally I'm a lapsed catholic, I became very disenfranchised with the church a long time ago. But I still have a strong belief in God, I just thinks it takes away from man's own humanity and sense of self if the only reason a person acts just and right is because there is a reward at the end. I was always taught to treat people with kindness and helpfulness not based on a book but because its the right thing to do. Just out of curiousity which nation did god back before america came into being?
06-30-2009, 10:23 PM
06-30-2009, 10:44 PM
All this gay bashing is part of what is wrong with this country. Everyone telling everyone else what to do and how to live their lives. I feel that this has a lot to do with why we now have to deal with Obama's policies, and why our taxes are going to skyrocket in the coming years. Conservatives are too blind to see that they are part of the liberal problem.
The problem with the Republican party is that it is so narrow minded and spent the last 30 years pushing morality and other social issues. I would rather have lower taxes, smaller government, civil liberties, and sound economic policies - even if it meant that gays would be free to marry.
I hope for the Republican Party like the one Barry Goldwater envisioned, one without all the BS that we have now. A more inclusive party would attract more voters to the fundamental idea of what being conservative is all about. To me at least, it isn't about being the morality police. If you live in a free society, you aren't going to agree with how everyone lives their lives. Shutting them out of your party is the last thing you want to do - unless of course you like having Obama as your president.
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