June 24, 2009

Remember just a few weeks ago that President Obama bragged he had done as much in his first four months in office than any president in history? I remember that my initial thought when I heard him speak these words was that for the first time in his life he was being modest. Frankly, I think he’s done more, much more.  But the appropriate adjective to use to describe what he has done is not "good."  He has done more harm in such as short period of time than any President - EVER!

He’s taken over car companies, banks and lending institutions. He’s printed so much currency that he’s the envy of counterfeiters and con men everywhere. He’s buried the nation in so much debt that children born 40 years down the road will be greeted with a slap on the butt and a lien on future earnings. For good measure, the Community Organizer in Chief has created more czars than the Romanovs.

Still, we’re told, a majority of Americans like Obama. That would absolutely confound me if I wasn’t already aware that a lot of people think David Letterman, Jon Stewart and Bill Maher are funny.

But liberals are always, in the words of the Siamese king, a puzzlement. For instance, one day a friend of my father's came running up the stairs his new house and pounded on the door to breathlessly announce that President Roosevelt was dead. The way my parents and older sister reacted, you’d have thought the Nazis had just stormed ashore in Norfolk. My parents were grief-stricken. For the life of me, I couldn’t figure out why. I remember thinking how odd it was that my family was so sad over the death of someone who’d never even visited the city in which they lived - Newport News.

The truth is, nobody can figure out why so many people were stricken with terrible grief. To this day, FDR holds a warm spot in the hearts of most people for reasons I can’t begin to imagine. There is nothing in FDR’s record that shows he had positive feelings about the common man. Some people have even suggested that, with his patrician background, he probably had a negative attitude. For instance, there was the account of when he refused to let many Jews aboard the St. Louis disembark, and instead forced the ship and its passengers to return to Europe, back into the hands of the Nazis. For good measure, FDR, although urged by many, also refused to bomb the railroad tracks leading to the concentration camps.

Although FDR’s apologists like to point out that there were a great many isolationists in and out of Congress who opposed our entry into World War II, the fact remains that in the end Hitler declared war on us and not the other way around.

I know many Jews who think that because Rahm Emanuel, a Jew, has Obama’s ear, it means Israel can rely on Obama’s better instincts. What they are ignoring is that Mr. Emanuel is a longtime veteran of Chicago politics, which means that power and influence are an end in themselves. And as every tyrant and left-winger will tell you, the ends justify the means. With friends like Obama and Emanuel, Israel doesn’t need any enemies, although God knows they have plenty.

In Ken Blackwell's most recent commentary, the author pointed out correctly that in his speech in Cairo earlier this month, President Obama essentially bought into the Arab position on Israel—that the creation of the Jewish state in the Middle East was a result of European guilt for the Holocaust. Blackwell says, "The Obama administration will press and push, prod and peck away at Israel’s basic security needs. If Obama succeeds, Israel may not be destroyed, but she will be much weaker, much more vulnerable, much more in danger from enemies pledged to destroy her."

But enough about the parallels between FDR and BHO.  I simply would like to point out that one of the things that annoys me the most about Obama is how easily he lies. And one of the things that annoys me about the media is the way they enable him to get away with it. It's like Orwell's Newspeak!

For instance, when Obama jammed through the trillion-dollar pork pie, he claimed it was so urgently needed, he couldn’t spare the legislators even 48 hours to plow through the 1,100 pages. However, once they passed the bill, the President waited four days before flying off to Denver to sign it.

Lately, there’s been a video making the rounds on the Internet showing one of Obama’s female bureaucrats being grilled by a congressional committee that was trying to find out where a couple of trillion dollars might have gone missing. I almost felt sorry for the lady as she shuffled her papers around, as if the money might be hiding between the pages. After six or seven minutes of this hilarious, but chilling, charade, I fully expected her to say her dog ate it.

A second lie that recently went unquestioned by the media was Obama’s claim that he had only given President Sarkozy short shrift when he was in France because it was essential that he get back to the Oval Office and make those tough decisions that only he can make. And, sure enough, it turned out that within an hour of his return to Washington, he was on the golf course, making one of those gut-wrenching executive decisions -- deciding whether to use a putter or a sand wedge from the edge of a bunker.

The main-stream media, lobbyists, democratic congressional leaders on the Hill, Hollywood, Labor Unions, Acorn, George Soros, MoveOn and the huge host of liberal elitists and radical left-wingers (most, if not all, don't believe in God), want us to know Barack Obama as God.  Even the President himself has a hard time not gazing at himself, like Narcissus, with great admiration.

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