The Last Word
Tonight is the last debate of the 2012 Presidential election. The subject is foreign policy. The venue is Lynn University, in Boca Raton, Fla. The moderator will be Bop Schieffer from CBS News.
Who wins this debate tonight will depend upon not just your point of view, but your world-view.
If you believe in a one-world government, that America owes a big apology to her enemies, that she should take her friends off the official Christmas card list; that America should redistribute her wealth to third-world nations, that America is no better than any other country, that we should follow the example of Denmark, Germany and Spain in wind turbine production (thus crippling our economy even further); that we should simply open our own borders to the world, and make ourselves vassals of the United Nations, then Barack Hussein Obama is your dictator.
On the other hand, if you don’t care for the notion of transforming the United States of America into a Socialist state; if you think we’re already pouring billions of dollars into foreign aid to nations that despise freedom, and even more money into arming them, if you’re fed up with the trade imbalance between the U.S. and China; if you don’t believe for one minute that Iran is going to do anything more than sit down and talk with the current administration, that they’re more likely to fall down on the floor and laugh at the notion of giving up their nuclear power; if you think we’re on the wrong side in the Arab “Spring;” if you don’t believe in peace through weakness, and you want to keep American secure and strong militarily and financially; if you want your jobs to come back from overseas, that you know it’s government policies, taxes, and regulations that sent them there in the first place; if you want someone who knows his business, knows his Constitution, and grew up with American values, then hire Mitt Romney.
Mitt Romney had Obama on the ropes in both debates, more so in the first than the second. He left an opening with the alleged “gaffe” about Libya, but deserves points for raising the issue. Obama is not going to be able to hide behind the presidential seal or the Media in light of the truth. When you have the Washington Post telling you that there were protestors over the video in Benghazi, but that they hadn’t the means for such a sophisticated attack, you just can’t have it both ways: you can’t say that the protestors were there and that it was about the video, but then claim the Benghazi citizens had nothing to do with the killings, that all they were armed with was signs, that they “loved” U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens, and that the assassins were Al Qaeda insurgents hidden amongst the protestors (who jeered and howled as Stevens’ body was dragged through the streets).
Obama has plenty of strikes against him, starting with questions about the funding of his own website and the foreign donations that are coming through it. There’s our enormous financial debt to China. There are rumors that we’re supplying arms to Syria, effectively arming the so-called “rebels” for a theocratic Islamic coup in the Middle East. There’s his insult to the families of the dead Ambassador and the others who were assassinated, deeming a response to the attack as “not optimal.” There is his insult to Great Britain, our greatest Western ally, and to Israel, the only true Democracy in the Middle East (except for Iraq, which is still struggling). There are the massacres in Darfur, and of the Coptic Christians throughout the Middle East (in whose memory the controversial video was made). There’s the downsizing of our military, a decidedly important foreign policy issue.
Obama has made the United States vulnerable militarily, financially, and socially, bowing to every potentate in the world. Now he will claim, as his October surprise, that he’s brought Iran “to the table.” He was also caught off-mic and off-video in March at a global nuclear security summit in Seoul, South Korea, making promises to then-Russian President Dmitry Medvedev that he’ll have “more flexibility” on the issue of missile defense after the election. Medvedev promised to “transmit” that message to Vladimir Putin.
Obama will accuse Romney of making more enemies for the United States with his policies. He will play to his base, following the “Ugly American” narrative of having to appease enemies we ourselves have made. The “Ugly Americans” don’t see it that way, for the most part. Except for the young, who naturally consider themselves “beautiful,” most Americans remember 9/11/01. They remember videos of Obama’s pastor, Jeremiah Wright, screaming that “America’s chickens have come home to roost!” and ‘I don’t say ‘God Bless America; I say “God-d*%# America!”
There’s good reason for Obama to be a globalist. He was raised in Hawaii, not the mainland, the son of a Kenyan anti-imperialist and a Bohemian, atheist mother who took him to live in Indonesia. His first book, “Dreams from My Father” makes a great travelogue but a troubling manifesto for a future president of the United States, openly declaring his hostility towards white people, especially suburbanites, the middle class, and the free markets. In his 2008, he declared himself a “citizen of the world.”
Mitt Romney is a citizen of the United States. That’s no covert slam against Obama and the birth certificate controversy. Although, while the birth certificate may say Hawaii, there are suggestions that his citizenship was changed in Indonesia and never changed back so he could attend college as a foreign exchange student, with a better chance of being admitted with low grades.
The world is on fire and Barrack Hussein Obama is holding the match. Mitt Romney is holding the fire extinguisher.