Friday, February 3, 2012

A Short Review of Obama's Agenda

By Alan Caruba

What word describes a President who knowingly and deliberately decreases the nation’s access to energy by stopping an oil pipeline that will not cost the taxpayers a penny and will generate 20,000 jobs?

# Who imposed a moratorium and oil production in the Gulf of Mexico that cost an estimated 12,000 jobs;

# Whose EPA is causing coal-fired plants that provide electricity to shut down;

# Whose administration has put uranium-rich lands off limits to mining to fuel the nuclear plants that represent 20% of the electricity the nation uses?

What word describes a President who knowingly and deliberately plans to cut the Pentagon budget by half a trillion dollars or more in the next decade?

# Who will force the Army to cut as many as eight of its 45 brigades;

# Who has announced that seven of the Navy’s cruisers will be decommissioned sooner than planned;

# Who will leave the Navy with a fleet of fewer than 230 ships if “sequestration” cuts another $500 billion by next January;

# Who appears to believe that the next war can be fought with drones?

The President takes an oath found in the U.S. Constitution that says, “ I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

What if he ignores the Constitutional limits on presidential powers?

Even in matters related to recess appointments, Barack Obama has shown an indifference to the Constitution and has appointed “czars” who largely went unvetted by the U.S. Senate and who presumably have more power to effect policy than the Secretaries of the various executive branch departments.

In March, the Supreme Court will hear a case against Obamacare brought by 28 State’s attorney generals who say that it is unconstitutional.

Whether by reason of intent or stupidity, President Obama is causing this nation to be systematically deprived of sources of energy vital to the economy and the welfare of Americans. He is undermining the ability of the nation to defend itself in the event of an attack and to project force throughout the world to maintain peace in the face of those nations that threaten it.

While declaring himself the protector of the poor and minorities both have become poorer and both have experienced unemployment at rates far higher than any other element of the population.

He has swelled the ranks of those dependent on government handouts. He is the “food stamp President” and he yet may become the “soup kitchen” President if he is reelected.

Americans have lost more wealth since Obama’s inauguration than during the 1930s Great Depression era. Their homes are worth less, their wages have either fallen or stagnated, and they are paying more for all their needs, food, gas, and other necessities.

Having driven the nation’s debt to the highest in its history, doing more in three years than all previous presidents from Washington to Clinton combined, he is now asking Congress to raise the debt ceiling by another $1.5 trillion. He has done this despite the first, historic downgrade of the nation’s credit rating.

He will not be impeached, but he must be defeated.

He is leaving Americans in the dark and unprotected.

© Alan Caruba, 2012


Travis sez said...

Well written and as true as can be. And I for one, will take back my litmus test that our candidate must demonstrate that he understands that CO2 is not a pollutant. This is not just a feckless and inexperienced, but otherwise likable president. He's sticking to his plan to redistribute everyone's wealth, and to hell with property rights. Romney is looking good at this point.

Steve Hollar said...

It doesn't matter, Alan, to 48% of the people in this country who have no clue what it is to be an American. They honestly believe it is a good thing to scrap what the rest of us hold dear and turn America into a European style country. If he is re-elected, our country as we know it is gone. The only other hope would be a majority of good solid conservatives in both Houses to stop him.

LarryOldtimer said...

At my older granddaughters graduation (AA degree) from Phoenix College a couple of years ago, most attendees didn't so much as stand up when the National Anthem was played, let alone place their right hands over their hearts.

When a large majority, who, BTW, are eligible to vote, don't care in the least about this sort of thing, who then can we expect to be elected?

As far as I am concerned, Obama is no more than a ventriloquist's dummy, working diligently to destroy the US of A as a sovereign nation.