At yet another stump speech this week, it seems this president spends more time trying to convince everyone that his policies work than he does actually governing, he made a remark about the tea party protesters. President Obama mocked the protests by saying that just by holding tea bags the protesters didn’t know what the problems actually were with this country. Apparently the president didn’t actually know what the tea parties were all about. But this is not about the tea parties, this is about the symbolism that they represented and other symbolic gestures that this president does not have a grasp of since he’s taken office. Starting with the tea parties, since this country’s independence began with a tea party protesting against taxation without representation, it was symbolic of the tea party protesters of April 15 of the peoples’ discourse with the current administrations direction. Perhaps the president marginalized or belittled the protests because he felt emboldened by the recent defection of Sen. Arlin Specter giving his socialistic agenda a more clear path for the next year and a half. The thing about symbolism is that it may not mean much to Obama, but in other countries it means a whole lot more. At the madrases in the middle east a U.S. flag and Israeli flag are in front of the doors like welcome mats. Anyone entering these schools wipe their feet on them, which symbolizes their hatred and overall disrespect for our two nations. In other words, the act of wiping their feet means a great deal to them, symbolically. Since symbolism is big in the middle east and other parts of the world, when a United States president bows to a Saudi king it speaks of a lot more than “showing respect” to the leader of that nation. Despite what the drive by media will have you believe, Obama’s bow to that king will be seen as our compliance, servitude, and loyalty to their power. Bowing is something that this country decided to give up doing as part of the revolutionary war or maybe Obama missed that day in history class. Then take the rubbing elbows with dictators that was important for this president. Glad handing and hugging with Hugo Chavez and gladly and politely accepting a gift of how America is destroying and oppressing Latin and south American countries. This will be huge in Hugo’s next campaign, I’m sure Obama is glad to help the dictator any way he can. The point is, the symbolism of our president chumming it up with dictators and bowing to a king strengthens only those leaders and makes our leader and our country look weak and ready to cave-in to whatever demands are made upon this nation. This is not the image or symbolism that we need to portray in this world. We are supposed to be leaders of the free world, not followers of a president that cannot recognize the meaning of being a leader or free.
Archive for the Common Sense Applies Category
It is becoming increasingly apparent that president Obama and his followers believe they possess the magical power of hindsight. The ability to look back at any situation and find any flaws, mistakes, etc. This is a very slippery slope given the fact that you can go back in any administration’s history and find things that could have and maybe should have been done differently. That’s the thing about history, you should really be able to learn a lot from it. In this case, looking into possible prosecutions of those involved in the enhanced interrogation issue would be a tremendous waste of time and tax payer dollars to discover that countless lives were spared because of the information gathered during the interrogations. Seeking to punish one for acts that saved human life is more wrong than any acts committed. So lets all hope that the magical power of hindsight won’t have to be used on this administration in the event that a “man-made” catastrophe happened and we find out exactly what this president wouldn’t do to save American lives. This would be a far greater and more painful lesson to learn from history.
President Obama’s first 100 days have been very busy. What with spending money this country doesn’t have on things this country doesn’t need, while creating such a massive debt that children who aren’t even born yet will be paying for it. Calling those who oppose his policies in this country “domestic terrorists”, I know that Secretary Napalitano did it but he’s the boss,while not wanting to insult the people who actually want to kill us by calling them terrorists. Apologize to the world for the United States arrogance and behavior over the years for our actions and in the treatment of our allies, despite the fact that all of Europe would look and sound a whole lot different if it wasn’t for the U.S. Divulge enhanced interrogation tactics so our enemies will be better at handling being captured. Basically, we’ll just beg them to tell us whatever they feel comfortable telling us. And take a thriving democracy for nearly 300 years and attempt to “change” it into an unrecognizable country that our forefathers never intended for us to be. Other than that, he hasn’t done much.
The problem is, it’s just the first 100 days and now with Sen. Spector switching sides there is no opposition to stop or even slow down the next 100 days and beyond. This country is at the mercy of a president and congress that believe such things as those that provide jobs are evil, that dissenting voices are a threat and that government should oversee everything, even though Obama can’t even keep track of Air Force One. Until the mid-term elections, it’s going to be like a bad dream and if there isn’t a change of power in both houses then, it will be a very long and costly nightmare. This country’s future is at stake and there’s no place else to go, so we have to speak out to preserve our freedoms and liberties or sit back and watch them be taken away.