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Well-Meaning or Not, Obama Threatens America

Well-Meaning or Not, Obama Threatens America

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Well-Meaning or Not, Obama Threatens America
A wealth of evidence points to an inescapable conclusion.February 26, 2011 - by Mike McDanielIn a Feb. 14 Wall Street Journal article, Michael Medved asserts, by way of title, “Obama Isn’t Trying to ‘Weaken America.’” A film critic and generallyconservative cultural commentator, Medved only approaches the primary thrust of his argument in his final paragraph when he writes:Americans may not see a given president as their advocate, but they’re hardlydisposed to view him as their enemy  and a furtive, determined enemy at that.For 2012, Republicans face a daunting challenge in running against the president.That challenge becomes impossible if they’re also perceived as running againstthe presidency.As a 2012 political strategy, Medved’s final point is, as far as it goes,reasonable. However, the rest of his essay often argues against his thesis,which seems to be that Mr. Obama is not consciously trying to harm America andis a conventional American president and politician with conventional politicalgoals and aspirations. If one assumes, for the sake of argument, that this istrue  if Mr. Obama is, with the best intentions and with good will, pursuingpolicies that are manifestly harmful to America and Americans  the end resultis the same. The matter of his motivations will doubtless be a ripe controversyfor future historians, but will matter little to contemporary Americans, whowill suffer regardless.Medved begins his essay with a quote from John Adams: “I pray heaven to bestowthe best of blessing on this house and all that shall hereafter inhabit it. Maynot but honest and wise men ever rule under this roof.” Medved mentions some whowere not so wise and honest in making the point that the quality of our presidents has always been limited by the fact that we are limited to choosingfrom the human race. “For all their foibles, every president attempted to riseto the challenges of leadership and never displayed disloyal or treasonousintent. This history makes some of the current charges about Barack Obamaespecially distasteful  and destructive to the conservative cause.” Perhaps,but only if Mr. Obama is unquestionably a member of that august company.Mr. Medved quotes a number of prominent conservative commentators to level ablanket criticism:None of the attacks on Mr. Obama’s intentions offers an even vaguely plausibleexplanation of how the evil genius, once he has ruined our “strength, influenceand standard of living,” hopes to get himself re-elected. In a sense, thepresident’s most paranoid critics pay him a perverse compliment in maintainingthat his idealism burns with such pure, all-consuming heat that he remainsblissfully unconcerned with minor matters like his electoral future. They labelMr. Obama as the political equivalent of a suicide bomber: so overcome withhatred (or “rage”) that he’s perfectly willing to blow himself up in order toinflict casualties on a society he loathes.
 
Thinking that Mr. Obama is a conventional American politician who will react inpredictable, rational ways to common American political stimuli is a commonmistake, so it is unsurprising that Mr. Medved makes it. But Mr. Obamamanifestly and demonstrably is not a convention politician. The evidence isstark and easy to find for those willing to see.Mr. Obama is a doctrinaire socialist who does not, perhaps cannot, see that thepursuit of socialist policies is harmful to America and harmful to his electoralprospects. He simply can’t bring himself to believe that the public won’tultimately be grateful to him and catapult him back into the White House. Recallthat he has, on more than one occasion, said that people ought to be thankinghim for imposing socialist policies, and in making those statements, seemedgenuinely puzzled and angry that they were not.Begin with the reality that Mr. Obama is a socialist. Those doubting thisassertion of fact need only refer to Radical-in-Chief: Barack Obama and theUntold Story of American Socialism. There, Stanley Kurtz meticulously andundeniably lays bare Mr. Obama’s socialist education, associations, mentoring,roots, beliefs, and actions. Let us also keep in mind that socialism, likeMarxism, is fundamentally incompatible with freedom, democracy, and capitalismas embodied in America’s founding documents and as practiced in America. If Mr.Obama is indeed a socialist  and he is  then his belief system, his way of thinking, is innately hostile to America. Socialism and American democracycannot coexist, so if Mr. Obama is pursuing socialist policies, Americandemocracy must, of necessity, be weakened or destroyed.But if this is true, how did Mr. Obama become president? It boils down to this:He lied. He lied about who he is, about his background, his fundamental beliefs,his intentions, and his methods. He employed standard Marxist/socialist tacticsand concealed his true nature so as to seize power and impose his will, and for two years, he pretty much got away with it. A recurring theme of Mr. Medved’sarticle is that such things are impossible, as Mr. Obama  like all politicians wants to be reelected. Put aside, for the moment, that Mr. Obama has addressedthis issue explicitly, saying that he’d rather accomplish his (socialist) goalsthan be a two-term president.Consider then the following examples, not by any means an exhaustive list:(1) Mr. Obama’s 2012 budget flies in the face of fiscal and political reality.Not only does it fail to actually cut spending, it dramatically increasesspending  and the deficit  far into the future, while raising taxes, ignoringthe entitlement crisis, and continuing the promulgation of policies that canhave no result other than to destroy the creation of wealth, jobs, and theeconomy. America is broke, beyond broke, and the utter dissolution of our existing entitlements  not considering ObamaCare  is imminent. Unemployment isarguably at 10.3%; virtually every economic indicator is in the toilet. Anyresponsible president, any president for whom the welfare of the nation is hisfirst concern, will not propose a budget that spends, now and into the future,far more money than America produces and can possibly take in or repay. Yet Mr.Obama wants to spend billions on projects like high-speed rail, a boondoggle thepublic neither wants nor needs.(2) Since taking office, Mr. Obama has serially and crudely insulted our strongest and most faithful allies, such as Great Britain and Israel, while
 
extending “outreach” to virtually every thuggish, repressive, anti-democraticregime on the planet. His repeated threats to establish yet another deadlinewhen Iran violates the last have established only his impotence. Iran ispursuing nuclear weapons, and all Mr. Obama can do is threaten to trot out evenmore threatening rhetoric.(3) Mr. Obama’s neophyte involvement in the Israeli-Palestinian “peace process”has served only to destroy it. He tried to force concessions on Israel that evenPalestinian President Abbas admitted the Palestinians did not want, destroyingany contemporary chance for peace.(4) Mr. Obama’s statements and policies, across the board, are nothing less thanIslamic boosterism. Any president serving as a cheerleader for say, Catholicism,would be rightfully criticized, but a starstruck media and a benumbed publichave nothing to say when the head of NASA announces a new, primary mission,handed down from Mr. Obama, to make Muslims feel good about the scientificaccomplishments of their ancient ancestors. Of course, since Mr. Obama hasimpaired NASA’s budget to the point of driving it entirely out of space, ancientMuslim outreach may be all that it can afford to do.(5) One of the only constants in Mr. Obama’s foreign policy is a reflexive,mindless support for Marxist and/or Islamist despotism. Take the example of Honduras, where a Marxist president attempted to overthrow the HonduranConstitution and install himself as ruler for life. Adhering to the rule of law,the Hondurans threw him out of office and out of the country. Mr. Obamaimmediately sided with the Marxist, and has personally, and through the StateDepartment, supported him against the Honduran rule of law ever since.(6) Mr. Obama has appointed avowed Marxists (Van Jones) and worshippers of Communist mass murderers (Anita Dunn) to high-ranking positions in hisadministration. For any other American president, even contemplating suchappointments would be unthinkable. For Mr. Obama, so low have our expectationssunk that it’s almost unremarkable.(7) Venezuela has taken delivery of some 2,000 Russian man-portable, anti-aircraftmissiles. It has entered into an agreement with Iran to build ground-to-groundmissile bases in Venezuela, stocked with Iranian missiles capable of carryingnuclear and/or biological warheads that could reach virtually anywhere inAmerica. Mr. Obama has had nothing to say about this, and has apparently donenothing at all to stop it. Did I mention that Mr. Chavez is also going to builda nuclear reactor capable of producing weapons-grade materials? Neither did Mr.Obama.(8) Mr. Obama has done enormous harm to immigration policy and national security.He has sued Arizona for daring to try to enforce immigration laws that he willnot, and surrendered huge portions of the southern United States to terroristsand drug cartels, posting signs warning Americans to stay out of those areas for their own safety.(9) Mr. Obama and his administration refuse to identify our Islamist enemy, andcontinue to pursue policies that make Americans far less safe, including tryingterrorists in civilian courts and establishing a paralyzing regime of politicalcorrectness in every governmental institution. Despite recent speeches by FrenchPresident Nicolas Sarkozy, British Prime Minister David Cameron, and GermanChancellor Angela Merkel, all acknowledging not only the failure but danger of 

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