Then we hear something I could not believe. Obama said; "Nobody is more offended than me by some of the anti-gay and lesbian legislation that you've been seeing in Russia," he added. "One of the things I'm really looking forward to is maybe some gay and lesbian athletes in bringing home the gold, or silver, or bronze, which I think would go a long way in rejecting the kind of attitudes we're seeing there."
As far as governments go, Russia can do whatever they deem correct, gay people don’t reproduce and spreading HIV isn’t a good thing unless you have Obamacare. Why should the government support a way of life that produces no offspring to benefit the future of the state? And at the same time their sexual actions endanger the regular population and deplete health care resources. What is the US -- the land of the free or the land of the Gay? Look for Obama’s new promotional souvenirs for the Moscow Olympics, jars of Vaseline with a picture of your favorite gay American gold medal winner on the back—ought to be a real collector’s item.
Then there is Obamacare. Whatever gave the President the idea that once he snuck his health care thru Congress, that from then on, it would be business as usual? This guy might know how to play checkers, but this is a chess game. Congress is now like a wasp nest that he stuck a stick in. Wait till the masses figure out they have money for health care or car insurance, but not both and they don’t get to choose which one they pay.
To add wood to the fire, he stated the other day; “the idea that you would shut down the government unless you prevent 30 million people from getting healthcare is a bad idea." And that "Republicans have determined that they don't want to see these people get healthcare."
It implies, we as a nation don’t have the real money to spend on it and raising the National Debt will solve the problem. It’s similar to the car insurance and health care choice for the poor, only with the government, they get to have both even though they can only afford one.
In the Middle East, the Arab Spring, the promise of Democracy promoted by the US is a miserable failure. It has turned stable governments into war zones. Anyone care to vacation in Libya or Egypt? How do you give Democracy to people that have to steal just to survive? Idealism doesn’t put food on the table, pimping your sister or killing your neighbor’s dog does. I remember trying to give Viet Nam Democracy, looks like our government didn't learn much from that lesson.
Then there is the idea of amnesty for 10 million illegal immigrants (30 million might be a more correct figure). Do we really need 30 million more registered Democrats in the country? When the country was founded, the voters had skin in the game, they were land owners. I’d like to see the right to vote determined by the amount of taxes paid. The more you pay in taxes, the more votes you get. Let the people who pay the taxes determine how the taxes are spent. Funny, that doesn’t seem to support our present day concepts of how Democracy should work, but it seems very logical just for its long term survival (Alexis Tocqueville's book written in 1835 "Democracy in America" comes to mind)
The only thing I see with the Obama Presidency is a man whose actions declare “My way or the highway.” You are either with him, or in his way. If you listen to his rhetoric, he’s going to solve world hunger give us universal health care and give the world Democracy. We all have dreams; reality is when it comes time to pay the bill. Obama has triumphed over everything, except for those “Damn Republicans.” And it looks like he’s about to get his comeuppance, it’s time to pay the bills.
Shades of paranoia, I’m getting ready to hit the publish button and I can visualize in my mind, a drone locking onto the meta-data in my cell phone—nah, that’s still a few years away—I hope.