"When they allow a talk show host to play them like a two-dollar banjo, they demonstrate what kind of backbone they'll bring to the job later on, if we elect them. After they get elected will they continue to allow Jeff Crank to put a nickel in them and wind them up every Saturday morning?"
Barry Noreen, former columnist, Colorado Springs Gazette
Barry Noreen, former columnist, Colorado Springs Gazette
"There's a lot of talent there" - Shannon Fowler
"For a guy named Crank he's pretty affable" - Russ Latino
Sunday, October 17, 2010
“He’s Not My President”
by John Alexander Madison
October 18, 2010
The ballots were still being counted, but the outcome was clear. In November 2008, an inexperienced Illinois State Senator best known for voting “present” more often than “yes” or “no” was headed to the White House and the Office of President of the United States. Simultaneously, two and a half months before he was sworn in, we heard cries of “He is Not MY President.” Those attacks directed at President-elect Barrack Obama (a/k/a Barry Soetero) were inappropriate and wrong.
We have a democratic republic and an orderly election process to choose our leaders for local, state and federal offices. If we don’t respect that process and the outcomes we will have disorder and, ultimately, chaos. (A Democratic Republic is form of government in which a constitution is followed and the citizens delegate authority to elect their leaders and representatives.)
Early on there were concerns about the President’s eligibility to become president; concerns about his (adult) life-long spiritual leader, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright who famously said “not God Bless America, but God d _ _ _ America (not nice, Reverend); concerns about his relationship will Bill Ayers “an unrepentant domestic terrorist and an anti-capitalist;” concerns about his relationship with Father Michael Pfleger described as a seemingly out-of-place white priest with a predominantly black congregation in South Chicago who has had a relationship with President Obama for nearly 20 years and who has received hundreds of thousands of dollars in earmarks and foundation grants from Obama and has contributed to Barack's multiple political campaigns; concerns about his relationship with Saul Alinsky, an avid and open socialist and the king of social activism, commonly called the "father of community organizing."
That was then, this is now. My, how things have changed, or have they?
Emotions ran high after the 2008 election and even more so after our 44th president took office. In the subsequent nineteen months of Obama governing or transforming America, also known as “change we can believe in,” the natives are again restless and there are many reasons.
While a shamefully liberal and adoring media praises Obama’s stimulus package, the Wall Street bailout, the takeover of General Motors, Cap and Trade legislation, and ObamaCare as major accomplishments these initiatives are characterized by a majority of Americans as bad policy. Certainly the stimulus package is a failure and the President’s national health care plan, opposed by a large majority of Americans, will bankrupt the nation.
Americans have become weary of President Obama’s endless rhetoric and ongoing quest to transform America to which they are saying “no thanks, change it back.” They are weary of his unpresidential and vicious personal attacks toward all who disagree with or oppose his radical agenda. Not radical you say?
(From sodagead.com) “The following was written by a classmate of Obama at Columbia Univ. The two professors, Cloward & Piven, were intent on teaching how to purposely overwhelm the U.S. economy to create systemic failure, economic crisis and social chaos -- thereby destroying capitalism and our country from within. Research these two professors and you will see that Obama is following their teachings to the highest degree.” In this regard, one might conclude his Presidency has been very successful. Wrong-headed, but successful.
The President has exposed himself for who he really is…look at this widely acknowledged list of supporters of Obama and/or his policies: Hugo Chavez, Venezuelan dictator; Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, President of Iran; Cuban dictator Fidel Casro; the Party of European Socialists; Louis Farrakhan, Supreme Minister, Nation of Islam; the Democratic Socialists of America; the Communist Party USA (CPUSA); Mark Solomon, National co-chair, Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism; Joel Wendland, Managing editor of CPUSA online magazine Political Affairs: Marxist Thought Online; Pepe Lozano, Leader in the Chicago Youth Communist League and editorial board member of CPUSA newspaper, People's World Weekly.
President Obama has shamelessly used the race card, and he cannot make it on economic arguments. He has cried foul claiming he got painted as just another tax and spend Democrat. What’s your point Mr. President, you are. It is now quite clear his plan was to represent the next wave of liberalism, about one step away from socialism, I suspect.
Regarding the personal attacks, this President, like no other before him, has gone after Karl Rove and major media organizations like Fox News; he launched an attack on the United State Supreme Court; he is attacking the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the business community which creates jobs; and he continues to blame it on President Bush. Shameless.
The fact is President Obama has never left the campaign mode because that is what he does best…talk, talk, and talk. After nearly two years the results confirm that Obama has failed as a leader…unless we credit him for leading us to the brink of economic disaster for this and several generations to follow.
With the November election now just 15 days away President Obama is saying this election is a choice between “our fears and our hopes.” Fool me once, Mr. President, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. I am not falling for that line again.
The White House is dispirited and desperate and that is good news for America.
It is no wonder, then, that we are beginning to hear once again “He is Not My President.”
However, this time around it is not irresponsible statements from disgruntled citizens causing such concern. The President’s passionate fire in the belly rhetoric is less than presidential and he has proven, in his own words and by his actions, to be the President of only those who agree with his agenda.
President Obama has effectively derailed our democracy.