Here's your ticket pack your bag: time for jumpin' overboard
The transportation is here
Close enough but not too far, Maybe you know where you are
Fightin' fire with fire - Talking Heads, Burning Down the House, 1983
|The Pyromaniac in Chief?|
He has, however, seized that baton and run like the wind to our doom, and the euphoria that gripped much of the nation has acted as a veil over the eyes of far too many, the media especially. Rush Limbaugh famously said once -- an utterance that horrified his ESPN colleagues -- that the media was so desirous of a black quarterback to succeed, they had glossed over Donovan McNabb's shortcomings as an NFL quarterback in an effort to help him toward that end.
Similarly, the American electorate has been spoon fed a constant train of pablum from a press much too eager for the same outcome. And it is killing us. Worse still, the signs were crystal clear during the 2008 campaign yet no one wanted to believe their meaning. Many of us are still clinging to that protective layer of denial as a matter of survival of sanity. The truth is simply too horrible to face. Winston Churchill once said, "Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened".
Nearly two years ago, in September of 2009, I wrote The Beast on the Wing, an article critical of Obama's views of America and an outline of what he'd already done to "transform" it. A lot of time has passed since then, and Obama still tears at our bedrock at every opportunity. While I am grateful for our Founders' wisdom in creating such a figurative fortress -- one that has thus far withstood such an onslaught -- I fear that no edifice or institution is entirely invulnerable.
Third world countries have hated America for decades in spite of our benefactor/beneficiary relationships. Now, however, even old friends and allies look askance at us, unsure of our alliances and wary of our dependability. And long time foes that behaved only because they feared us now laugh at us as they do as they please, thumping their chests and thumbing their noses.
Not even under the frail leadership of Jimmy Carter has our nation and its economy teetered so grievously close to the abyss, yet it has taken Obama just over two years to all but destroy America. Most troubling is that no one seems to care or notice, even though he vowed in his campaign to "fundamentally change America". In response to his nomination acceptance speech in 2008, the McCain campaign -- in a rare moment of contentiousness -- said:
Tonight, Americans witnessed a misleading speech that was so fundamentally at odds with the meager record of Barack Obama. When the temple comes down, the fireworks end, and the words are over, the facts remain: Senator Obama still has no record of bipartisanship, still opposes offshore drilling, still voted to raise taxes on those making just $42,000 per year, and still voted against funds for American troops in harms way. The fact remains: Barack Obama is still not ready to be President.
|Temple Obama, Invesco Field 2008|
How prescient those words turned out to be. Sadly, Obama was not only not ready to be president, he is far more dangerous than simple incompetence. That much should have been clear when the DNC erected a temple at Invesco Field in Denver for his acceptance speech. The New York Post even featured on its front page a picture of the Democrats' house of worship with the accompanying headline, "'O', My God".
Obama has behaved as if he's a god ever since. It took God seven days, including rest, to create the world. Although Obama is actually a mortal, I have no doubt that he can tear asunder one country in seven years if given the chance.
Don't give him that chance.Sphere: Related Content