Monday, March 9, 2009

The Alarmingly Obsequious Obama

I knew it would happen eventually, I just had no way to know how quickly it would be evident that President Obama makes Jimmy Carter look like a "strong man". And part of me believed that Obama's rhetoric of "change" really meant nothing more than a change from the Bush era. However, it seems that he is moving with breakneck speed to radically alter the very face of the nation.

It can't be said that he didn't warn us, we had ample opportunity to understand his intentions from the campaign. Some of us heard and tried to tell the rest, but they weren't listening. He said he'd talk to Ahmedinejad with no pre-conditions, and he has hinted that that is not far from happening. He basically conceded that the Taliban is too powerful for the U.S to handle, so he now wants to seek a reconciliation with them. He wants to "talk to the Taliban".

Now, he is going to relax a forty-year-old policy the U.S. has had towards Cuba because of the Communist ruler's tyrannical regime. Obama wants to ease restrictions on travel and trade with Cuba, and he hopes to end the embargo. Additionally, in this economic climate, he will lift limits on cash remittances that Cuban-Americans can send to the island, so now Cubans living here will be able to send even more cash off our shores.

Iran is boldly telling us and the rest of the world that they are building nukes and there is not a damned thing we can do about it. Russia is becoming a bear once again. North Korea is threatening to attack any country - one can only assume that means us, as well - who shoots down the launch of what they call a "satellite". And Hugo Chavez is calling for Obama to follow the path of socialism.

With all of this, referring to the president as obsequious may be too timid an assessment. But if anyone is looking for a good investment opportunity in these troubled times, white flags may be all the rage by Spring.

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