Calling It What It Is
Thank God for the real world and the hope He will protect us from it. The real world it would seem is what is actually protecting America from its own president.
On August 5, the Wall Street Journal published two articles, one entitled, “Exploiting Obama’s Foreign Policy Retreat,” and the second, “Iran’s New Path to the Bomb.”
As Bill Kristol said, “A year ago al Qaeda was on the run, now we are on the run.”
All Mr. Obama’s plans for the economy, more regulation, healthcare, spying on its citizens and controlling the agenda for another eight years through another Democrat president may prove hopeless given his foreign policy record unless he would like to be the first U.S. president to surrender something at someplace.
If that is not his goal, and it well might be, foreign affairs have shown how weak and uninformed our president really is. President Jack Kennedy, who Soviet Leader Nikita Khrushchev summed up as weak, brought about the Bay of Pigs and Berlin Wall. Kennedy actually loved this country and was awarded a silver star for his World War II action.
Who knows about this president and those he surrounds himself with?
In Joseph Jaffe’s WSJ article, the question is asked, “Why did Mr. Vladimir Putin decide to thumb his nose at the United States after playing cat and mouse for six weeks? Easy – because he could. He has taken the measure of Barack Obama, concluding there isn’t much there.”
In disbelief at first, Mr. Putin, who was a high KGB general, witnessed Mr. Obama bowing to the Middle East in Cairo early on and then the cave-in on Europe-based anti-missile system. Again, the U.S. response was that there would be no military option against Iran, then came all the missiles and other weapons going to Syria against Obama complaints. Why wouldn’t Mr. Putin turn up the heat?
This all must be unnerving to the Obama inner circle. For years they have admired the Soviet system which now is being used against them. The little skinny Chicago organizer is getting all he wants from foreign affairs and that may keep his eye off the ball of ruining our economy further. The economic numbers just get worse.
Only 162,000 jobs were added in June compared with the 185,000 expected. Expected by whom? About 65 percent of the jobs were low-paying, part-time work. Actually 77 percent of the jobs created in 2013 were part-time.
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) was revised for the first quarter. The government said the growth was 2.5 percent. It wasn’t and they later revised the number to less than half of that. The country can’t expand and take care of its citizens at one percent growth.
Did you know that our government, which spies on you, which takes the 5th Amendment in reporting IRS crimes, actually lies to you? They do it every month with their bogus economic data. Once the data was presented without administration interference. It was reliable. Everything done today is for political purposes.
Last month, they changed the GDP compilation. They have added a new category to make July’s growth number 3 percent. The administration has added all that Hollywood does, from movies, television, to theater, books and creative works to the category of investment. Since 1929, these have been an expense and not included for GDP purposes. Is there no shame with these people? Unfortunately, not.
In the second Wall Street Journal article written by Jay Solomon, the statement is made, “Iran could begin producing weapons grade plutonium by next summer.”
The possibility that Iran could have nuclear weapons should scare most Americans. Unfortunately, we seem complacent to the bad domestic and foreign news.
Americans have gotten use to the liberal or progressive agenda. The names don’t seem so terrible. Perhaps we should refer to the system in other terms? What might that be? Centralized government, police state, single party rule, and public ownership of most means of production like healthcare and requiring government permission to operate or merge. All in the long term interest of the middle or working class.
According to Wikipedia that meets the definition of a communist state. Wake up America before it’s too late.