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LWW
08-13-2010, 02:58 AM
This article is something I wish the AMerican Pravda media had the stones to print.

To the point, accurate, and insightful.

Enjoy.

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">1. The Obama presidency is out of touch with the American people

In a previous post I noted how the Obama presidency increasingly resembles a modern-day Ancien Régime, extravagant, decaying and out of touch with ordinary Americans. The First Lady’s ill-conceived trip to Spain at a time of widespread economic hardship was symbolic of a White House that barely gives a second thought to public opinion on many issues, and frequently projects a distinctly elitist image. The “let them eat cake” approach didn’t play well over two centuries ago, and it won’t succeed today.

2. Most Americans don’t have confidence in the president’s leadership

This deficit of trust in Obama’s leadership is central to his decline. According to a recent Washington Post/ABC News poll, “nearly six in ten voters say they lack faith in the president to make the right decisions for the country”, and two thirds “say they are disillusioned with or angry about the way the federal government is working.” The poll showed that a staggering 58 per cent of Americans say they do not have confidence in the president’s decision-making, with just 42 per cent saying they do.

3. Obama fails to inspire

In contrast to the soaring rhetoric of his 2004 Convention speech in Boston which succeeded in impressing millions of television viewers at the time, America is no longer inspired by Barack Obama’s flat, monotonous and often dull presidential speeches and statements delivered via teleprompter. From his extraordinarily uninspiring Afghanistan speech at West Point to his flat State of the Union address, President Obama has failed to touch the heart of America. Even Jimmy Carter was more moving.

4. The United States is drowning in debt

The Congressional Budget Office Long-Term Budget Outlook offers a frightening picture of the scale of America’s national debt. Under its alternative fiscal scenario, the CBO projects that US debt could rise to 87 percent of GDP by 2020, 109 percent by 2025, and 185 percent in 2035. While much of Europe, led by Britain and Germany, are aggressively cutting their deficits, the Obama administration is actively growing America’s debt, and has no plan in place to avert a looming Greek-style financial crisis.

5. Obama’s Big Government message is falling flat

The relentless emphasis on bailouts and stimulus spending has done little to spur economic growth or create jobs, but has greatly advanced the power of the federal government in America. This is not an approach that is proving popular with the American public, and even most European governments have long ditched this tax and spend approach to saving their own economies.

6. Obama’s support for socialised health care is a huge political mistake

In an extraordinary act of political Harakiri, President Obama leant his full support to the hugely controversial, unpopular and divisive health care reform bill, with a monstrous price tag of $940 billion, whose repeal is now supported by 55 per cent of likely US voters. As I wrote at the time of its passing, the legislation is “a great leap forward by the United States towards a European-style vision of universal health care, which will only lead to soaring costs, higher taxes, and a surge in red tape for small businesses. This reckless legislation dramatically expands the power of the state over the lives of individuals, and could not be further from the vision of America’s founding fathers.”

7. Obama’s handling of the Gulf oil spill has been weak-kneed and indecisive

While much of the spilled oil in the Gulf has now been thankfully cleared up, the political damage for the White House will be long-lasting. Instead of showing real leadership on the matter by acing decisively and drawing upon offers of international support, the Obama administration settled on a more convenient strategy of relentlessly bashing an Anglo-American company while largely sitting on its hands. Significantly, a poll of Louisiana voters gave George W. Bush higher marks for his handling of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, with 62 percent disapproving of Obama’s performance on the Gulf oil spill.

8. US foreign policy is an embarrassing mess under the Obama administration

It is hard to think of a single foreign policy success for the Obama administration, but there have been plenty of missteps which have weakened American global power as well as the standing of the United States. The surrender to Moscow on Third Site missile defence, the failure to aggressively stand up to Iran’s nuclear programme, the decision to side with ousted Marxists in Honduras, the slap in the face for Great Britain over the Falklands, have all contributed to the image of a US administration completely out of its depth in international affairs. The Obama administration’s high risk strategy of appeasing America’s enemies while kicking traditional US allies has only succeeded in weakening the United States while strengthening her adversaries.

9. President Obama is muddled and confused on national security

From the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq to the War on Terror, President Obama’s leadership has often been muddled and confused. On Afghanistan he rightly sent tens of thousands of additional troops to the battlefield. At the same time however he bizarrely announced a timetable for the withdrawal of US forces beginning in July 2011, handing the initiative to the Taliban. On Iraq he has announced an end to combat operations and the withdrawal of all but 50,000 troops despite a recent upsurge in terrorist violence and political instability, and without the Iraqi military and police ready to take over. In addition he has ditched the concept of a War on Terror, replacing it with an Overseas Contingency Operation, hardly the right message to send in the midst of a long-war against Al-Qaeda.

10. Obama doesn’t believe in American greatness

Barack Obama has made it clear that he doesn’t believe in American exceptionalism, and has made apologising for his country into an art form. In a speech to the United Nations last September he stated that “no one nation can or should try to dominate another nation. No world order that elevates one nation or group of people over another will succeed. No balance of power among nations will hold.” It is difficult to see how a US president who holds these views and does not even accept America’s greatness in history can actually lead the world’s only superpower with force and conviction.

There is a distinctly Titanic-like feel to the Obama presidency and it’s not hard to see why. The most left-wing president in modern American history has tried to force a highly interventionist, government-driven agenda that runs counter to the principles of free enterprise, individual freedom, and limited government that have made the United States the greatest power in the world, and the freest nation on earth.

This, combined with weak leadership both at home and abroad against the backdrop of tremendous economic uncertainty in an increasingly dangerous world, has contributed to a spectacular political collapse for a president once thought to be invincible. America at its core remains a deeply conservative nation, which cherishes its traditions and founding principles. President Obama is increasingly out of step with the American people, by advancing policies that undermine the United States as a global power, while undercutting America’s deep-seated love for freedom. </div></div>

&gt;&gt;&gt;NAILED IT&lt;&lt;&lt; (http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/nilegardiner/100050412/the-stunning-decline-of-barack-obama-10-key-reasons-why-the-obama-presidency-is-in-meltdown/)

LWW

pooltchr
08-13-2010, 07:05 AM
How many of those ten items did some of us anticipate prior to his election? The writing was on the wall, but the sheep chose to ignore all of it in favor of "Hope and Change".

I can only hope that the reality will awaken people the next time they find themselves in a voting booth!

Steve

LWW
08-13-2010, 03:46 PM
The only one that I didn't predict was #7.

LWW

Stretch
08-13-2010, 04:04 PM
To say you predicted them is to say you drank every batch. Nice recap. Predicted? lol Hardly Nostradamus. St.

LWW
08-14-2010, 03:34 AM
Perhaps you could mount mount a reasoned attack on each of the ten positions and explain why you feel they are inaccurate?
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http://www.phuckpolitics.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/Obama_laughing.jpg
<span style='font-size: 11pt'>El Dubb Dubb ... you cracked me up me with that one.</span>

LWW

Stretch
08-14-2010, 06:00 AM
perhaps i could mount a reasoned attack on each of the 10 points......That is if i wanted to waste my time trying to convince you of anything. But we both know that that will never happen, just like we both know that you will never change my views. So all that will be left is an excuse for you to demean,insult, twist, and discount. In other words, you are not worth it. St.

LWW
08-14-2010, 06:13 AM
Nobody thought that you either would or could.

You really should reject the spoon and step out of your little echo chamber at least one day per month.

LWW

Stretch
08-14-2010, 09:30 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: LWW</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Nobody thought that you either would or could.

You really should reject the spoon and step out of your little echo chamber at least one day per month.

LWW </div></div>

Don't you mean the RW echo chamber you have here? There are only 3 identifiable left of centre participants left. Hondo (who gave up political discourse), Myself and Q (who are foriegners thus do not have a horse in the race). And this is what you call an Echo chamber? LMAO Your so F'ing delusional it's scary. It's time to put that Cabal thing to rest don't you think? With the majority in the npr house you can ram through any propaganda you like with the full support and cheers of the rank and file. St.

LWW
08-14-2010, 01:04 PM
Yes ... the 3 of you live in an echo chamber.

To save you looking foolish ... again ... look up what an echo chamber is before you reply.

LWW

Qtec
08-14-2010, 01:11 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">1. The Obama presidency is out of touch with the American people </div></div>

What position in the Govt does the First Lady hold?

None?

So if she, as a American citizen, wants to go to Spain or the friggin the moon its got nothing to do with the Obama administration.

When the first point is BS, the rest is sure to be BS as well.

Q

LWW
08-14-2010, 01:18 PM
If she wants to go as a private citizen then your point would be valid.

She did not.

She wanted to go at taxpayer expense and act as an ambassador of the US government and people while doing so.

Thanks for confirming that you will excuse anything the regime does.

And ... look straight up because this will likely go right over your head ... point #1 wasn't the trip, but the elitist attitude of the regime to take such a trip at such a time and how that displayed dearest leader as being out of touch.

LWW

Qtec
08-14-2010, 02:25 PM
Now you are just being stupid.

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">If she wants to go as a private citizen then your point would be valid. </div></div>

She did go as a private citizen but she is still the First lady. She has security with her whether she likes it or not. Even on holiday with her daughter she still is the Presidents wife.

Typical conservative, ignoring reality.


Q

pooltchr
08-14-2010, 03:33 PM
Yes she is. And as first lady, she represents the leadership of the country. And to take off on an extravigant vacation that, by nature of her position as first lady, is going to cost the taxpayers a good bit of money, hardly shows any sensitivity to the economic problems that a huge number of people in this country are having to deal with.

But, I guess she feels she is entitled.

"Let them eat cake!"

Steve

Sev
08-14-2010, 05:49 PM
Just think. We have 2 more years to go.

I will interested to see if they will still blame Bush if there is no economic improvement by 2012.

hondo
08-14-2010, 10:16 PM
You think the mess he left will be fixed in 4 years?
He destroyed your grandchildren's future.

LWW
08-15-2010, 03:37 AM
Here we go again ... how did Bush do this?

In specific, what Bush policies caused the problems that weren't also supported by the democrats?

I've asked this numerous times and not one of you has had the stones to even attempt an answer.

LWW

hondo
08-15-2010, 06:23 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: LWW</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Here we go again ... how did Bush do this?

In specific, what Bush policies caused the problems that weren't also supported by the democrats?

I've asked this numerous times and not one of you has had the stones to even attempt an answer.

LWW </div></div>

You have been answered many times. You choose not to hear.
I explained this in detail in one thread.
I've got to go to church and then my grandson's birthday party.

See if you can find it and post so you can spin it. Thanks in advance.

LWW
08-15-2010, 07:13 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: hondo</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: LWW</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Here we go again ... how did Bush do this?

In specific, what Bush policies caused the problems that weren't also supported by the democrats?

I've asked this numerous times and not one of you has had the stones to even attempt an answer.

LWW </div></div>

You have been answered many times. You choose not to hear.
I explained this in detail in one thread.
I've got to go to church and then my grandson's birthday party.

See if you can find it and post so you can spin it. Thanks in advance. </div></div>

Then link me to it.

Oh, BTW, I'm referring to a thread which exists in reality ... not one which exists only within the confines of your mind.

LWW

hondo
08-15-2010, 09:16 AM
Grasshopper, only you can find the truth.
Look within.

If that fails, be ONE with the search engine.








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LWW
08-15-2010, 09:35 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: hondo</div><div class="ubbcode-body">only you can find the truth.</div></div>

See, don't you feel better after admitting the truth.

LWW

hondo
08-15-2010, 09:49 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: LWW</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: hondo</div><div class="ubbcode-body">only you can find the truth.</div></div>

See, don't you feel better after admitting the truth.

LWW </div></div>

Ah, Grasshopper, you feel it empowers you to lie and distort.
Searh within.

LWW
08-15-2010, 12:28 PM
You are contradicting yourself again.

LWW