Taking Obama at His Word
Obama gave a fine-sounding speech yesterday before the General Assembly of the United Nations. He used the same kind of hope-and-changey phraseology that got him elected in 2008. You remember how that worked out?
Let us take a look at one or two of the questionable statements of his speech first:
“The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.”
Even Obama realized that was a loaded statement and quickly followed with:
“Yet to be credible, those who condemn that slander must also condemn the hate we see when the image of Jesus Christ is desecrated, churches are destroyed, or the Holocaust is denied. Let us condemn incitement against Sufi Muslims, and Shiite pilgrims.”
What an interesting turn of a phrase for him to utter: “Yet to be credible.”
Desecrating the image of Jesus, bad as it is, is not quite in the same category as slandering the Prophet of Islam. People, such as Jim Mapplethorpe, have desecrated Christ’s image, soaking it in urine and putting it on display at the Brooklyn Museum of Art. A Danish cartoonist who depicted Mohammed wearing a turban with a fuse on it now has a price on his head.
Atheists daily criticize the Christian religion. Thanks to the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, they suffer no penalty for doing so. Yet our own president declares that those who slander Mohammed will have no place in the future.
Obama makes such astounding statements, such as separate, independent nations of Palestine and Israel, that fly in the face of Middle East reality that pundits can hardly believe it. They declare that he must be an idiot, a moron. He just allowed the Libyans to assassinate our ambassador and, in his speech, thanked the government and the Libyan people for their help – ostensibly in the search for the killers. He must have missed the video of the jeering crowds as Stevens was dragged through the streets to the hospital, a hospital whose modernization he was in Benghazi to allegedly to fund with our tax dollars.
The key to understanding Obama is to take his every word and pledge at face value. When he promised to transform America, he meant what he said. Conservative pundits simply thought he was an idiot. When he vowed to redistribute the wealth, he meant what he said then, too. There’s to be yet another government stimulus package. ‘He’s ruining the country!’ pundits cried in exasperation.
Well, of course, he is. That’s what he said he would do. Back in 2007, I expressed the hope in this very blog that he would fail. So far, he’s succeeded exceedingly well in damaging our economy, driving up our debt, devaluing the dollar, reducing our military, putting people out of work, bankrupting our savings, destroying our housing market, excoriating the successful, advancing an expensive and useless industry of climate technology, instituting yet another government entitlement program (Obamacare), closing down our oil wells in the Gulf, thwarting the installation of a pipeline that would reduce our dependence on Middle Eastern oil, raising our taxes, alienating our foreign allies, embarking on apology tours, and encouraging an Islamic revolution that will eventually enslave half the globe and make trading with them impossible.
All in his first term (I’ve probably missed something – the list is so long). But he got rid of Osama Bin Laden, although it probably had more to do with political timing than justice; Bin Laden was a dangerous nuisance. The 9/11 attacks had the effect of pulling Americans together rather than heightening divisions and fear. Had he been brought to trial, we probably would have learned things Obama would rather Americans didn’t know.
He knows exactly what he’s doing. He’s surrounded himself with well-connected advisors such as Valerie Jarrett, who has numerous ties to anti-American billionaire George Soros. As President of the United States, Obama is (to paraphrase a line in the movie Apollo 13), a “successful failure.”