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Surviving Obama

March 5, 2013 by  

Surviving Obama
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If you’re reading this, then you’re one of the blessed few who somehow survived sequestration. By “blessed few,” I mean “everyone on the planet.” And by “sequestration,” I mean “infinitesimally minor reduction in the growth of our already grotesquely obese government.”

So, this is life in post-sequester America. Oddly, it looks remarkably similar to pre-sequester America. Despite dire warnings of horror issued by everyone from sequestration’s creator, President Barack Obama, to such respected Congressional luminaries as Representative Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), the world did not end. Our troops from Afghanistan to central Africa (yep, Obama has them there, too) didn’t suddenly find themselves without ammunition. And 170 million Americans didn’t wake up to find themselves unemployed. Highways and bridges didn’t buckle and disintegrate. And the Internal Revenue Service certainly didn’t halt its efforts to extract Uncle Sam’s annual pound of flesh. Hell, the U.S. Postal Service didn’t even stop delivering my Cabelas catalog to the neighbors. Vice President Joe Biden has been downgraded from Air Force to Amtrak on his 120-mile trip from Washington to Wilmington, but that’s mostly because he likes to stick his head out of the window like a Labrador retriever between stops.

I expect a little historical perspective is in order. During the most recent State of the Union, Obama bemoaned what he termed “manufactured crises.” Perhaps that was his motivation in manufacturing the sequester, a silly idea to which Obama finally admitted on Sunday’s “Meet the Press,” when his minion Gene Sperling acknowledged Obama’s duplicity regarding the massively overhyped reduction in the increase in future government spending.

All the shouting about Americans sacrificing security, employment and even food was merely a situation cut from the whole cloth of Obama and the Democrats’ own folly. Evidently, the endless recession, the horde of illegal aliens pouring across our borders, Superstorm Sandy, al-Qaida’s African resurgence, the Benghazi murders and cover-up, Attorney General Eric Holder’s criminal and civil offenses in covering up Operation Fast and Furious and even the skyrocketing violent crime in Obama’s own hometown weren’t enough to keep the Democrats focused on the plight their derelictions have created. And with the public beginning to catch on to the usual phantom horrors like so-called “global warming” (or whatever they’re calling it this week), they invented sequester, blamed it on the Republicans, tried to use it to scare the pants off the public, attacked the credibility of anyone who questioned their narrative and then finally owned up to the whole thing.

Here’s a thought: Perhaps if Obama and the Democrats put the kind of effort into doing something constructive that they put into lying, slander and fearmongering, the bleak future of post-sequester America might be decidedly less gray. Then again, given the trail of crimes and misdemeanors (and bodies) left behind by Obama and the Democrats every time they do something they consider constructive, perhaps we’re better off if they stick to manufacturing crises.

–Ben Crystal

Ben Crystal

is a 1993 graduate of Davidson College and has burned the better part of the last two decades getting over the damage done by modern-day higher education. He now lives in Savannah, Ga., where he has hosted an award-winning radio talk show and been featured as a political analyst for television. Currently a principal at Saltymoss Productions—a media company specializing in concept television and campaign production, speechwriting and media strategy—Ben has written numerous articles on the subjects of municipal authoritarianism, the economic fallacy of sin taxes and analyses of congressional abuses of power.

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  • Warrior

    Finally, the Washington Post speaks out on Obama! This is very brutal, timely though. As I’m sure you know, the Washington Post newspaper has a reputation for being extremely liberal. So the fact that its editor saw fit to print the following article about Obama in its newspaper makes this a truly amazing event and a news story in and of itself. At last, the truth about our President and his obvious socialist agenda are starting to trickle through the protective wall built around him by our liberal media.
    I too have become disillusioned
    By Matt Patterson (columnist – Washington Post, New York Post, San Francisco Examiner)

    Years from now, historians may regard the 2008 election of Barack Obama as an inscrutable and disturbing phenomenon, the result of a baffling breed of mass hysteria akin perhaps to the witch craze of the Middle Ages. How, they will wonder, did a man so devoid of professional accomplishment beguile so many into thinking he could manage the world’s largest economy, direct the world’s most powerful military, execute the world’s most consequential job? Imagine a future historian examining Obama’s pre-presidential life: ushered into and through the Ivy League despite unremarkable grades and test scores along the way; a cushy non-job as a “community organizer”; a brief career as a state legislator devoid of legislative achievement (and in fact nearly devoid of his attention, so often did he vote “present”); and finally an unaccomplished single term in the United States Senate, the entirety of which was devoted to his presidential ambitions.
    He left no academic legacy in academia, authored no signature legislation as a legislator. And then there is the matter of his troubling associations: the white-hating, America-loathing preacher who for decades served as Obama’s “spiritual mentor”; a real-life, actual terrorist who served as Obama’s colleague and political sponsor. It is easy to imagine a future historian looking at it all and asking: how on Earth was such a man elected president?
    Not content to wait for history, the incomparable Norman Podhoretz addressed the question recently in the Wall Street Journal: To be sure, no white candidate who had close associations with an outspoken hater of America like Jeremiah Wright and an unrepentant terrorist like Bill Ayers, would have lasted a single day. But because Mr. Obama was black, and therefore entitled in the eyes of liberal Dom to have hung out with protesters against various American injustices, even if they were a bit extreme, he was given a pass. Let that sink in: Obama was given a pass – held to a lower standard – because of the color of his skin.
    Podhoretz continues: And in any case, what did such ancient history matter when he was also so articulate and elegant and (as he himself had said) “non-threatening,” all of which gave him a fighting chance to become the first black president and thereby to lay the curse of racism to rest?
    Podhoretz puts his finger, I think, on the animating pulse of the Obama phenomenon – affirmative action. Not in the legal sense, of course. But certainly in the motivating sentiment behind all affirmative action laws and regulations, which are designed primarily to make white people, and especially white liberals, feel good about themselves.
    Unfortunately, minorities often suffer so that whites can pat themselves on the back. Liberals routinely admit minorities to schools for which they are not qualified, yet take no responsibility for the inevitable poor performance and high drop-out rates which follow. Liberals don’t care if these minority students fail; liberals aren’t around to witness the emotional devastation and deflated self-esteem resulting from the racist policy that is affirmative action. Yes, racist. Holding someone to a separate standard merely because of the color of his skin – that’s affirmative action in a nutshell, and if that isn’t racism, then nothing is.
    And that is what America did to Obama. True, Obama himself was never troubled by his lack of achievements, but why would he be? As many have noted, Obama was told he was good enough for Columbia despite undistinguished grades at Occidental; he was told he was good enough for the US Senate despite a mediocre record in Illinois ; he was told he was good enough to be president despite no record at all in the Senate. All his life, every step of the way, Obama was told he was good enough for the next step, in spite of ample evidence to the contrary.
    What could this breed if not the sort of empty narcissism on display every time Obama speaks? In 2008, many who agreed that he lacked executive qualifications nonetheless raved about Obama’s oratory skills, intellect, and cool character. Those people – conservatives included – ought now to be deeply embarrassed.
    The man thinks and speaks in the hoariest of clichés, and that’s when he has his Teleprompters in front of him; when the prompter is absent he can barely think or speak at all. Not one original idea has ever issued from his mouth – it’s all warmed-over Marxism of the kind that has failed over and over again for 100 years.
    And what about his character?
    Obama is constantly blaming anything and everything else for his troubles. Bush did it; it was bad luck; I inherited this mess. It is embarrassing to see a president so willing to advertise his own powerlessness, so comfortable with his own incompetence. But really, what were we to expect? The man has never been responsible for anything, so how do we expect him to act responsibly?
    In short: our president is a small and small-minded man, with neither the temperament nor the intellect to handle his job. When you understand that, and only when you understand that, will the current erosion of liberty and prosperity make sense. It could not have gone otherwise with such a man in the Oval Office.

    • Bill

      Good article, Warrior,
      It really hits the nail on the head

    • mark

      This article never appeared in the Washington Post. And Matt Patterson is not a columnist for that newspaper. Attribution to the Post is another internet fraud, so typical on the political blogosphere that both right-wing and left-wing enthusiasts routinely fall for when it validates their view.

      http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/affirmative.asp

      • http://rightgunner.wordpress.com rightgunner

        Ben, It would be good for all of us to do as you do in this post, that is to attack Obama and the majority of Democrats rather than just Obama. It is absolutely not a racial issue,
        but a political issue and the majority of his party are as guilty as Obama. Putting pressure on Obama and all his supporters in the party, makes it a little more politically dangerous for his party supporters, which is worth more in all criticisms than criticism of Obama alone.

  • Bill

    The sequestration was just a dog and pony show to divert peoples attention away from the lefts failed economic policies.

    Expect to see plenty more of these “made up” crisis’s, because he has 4 more years to try and explain why things are not getting any better

    • http://gravatar.com/bychoosing WTS/JAY

      YES!!! Excellent encapsulation, Bill, and right on POINT. Kudos!

    • tony newbill

      Why didn’t the Bush administration JUST do what the Obama administration is doing to keep the Banks and Financial system and stock market from collapsing in 2008 and save all those who have Lost their homes and investments ????
      If I were a Home owner who was caught in the financial Bubble in 2008-9 that lost and was forced out it looks like they were put in that Positions for no reason if all the Government needed to do was run this Debt Investment strategy as the FIX for the STOCK MARKET !!!!!

      Case in point see this, $253.5B—Obama Borrowed Nearly 6x as Much in February as Sequester Cuts All Year , http://cnsnews.com/news/article/2535b-obama-borrowed-nearly-6x-much-february-sequester-cuts-all-year

  • STEVE E.

    Obama knows his policies are going to ruin the economy in the near future so he is saying that sequester is going to be a disaster in order to prevent blame on him. There will be idiots out there that will believe him, sadly.

  • Mike Stroup

    Since all else has failed, what if we actually followed the Constitution, just to see what it was like? Oh sorry, I forgot. That’s what our “leaders” swore to God to do with one hand on a Bible when they took office, and their difficulties with telling the truth and keeping their word is indisputable.

    • Nadzieja Batki

      I wonder if what was between the covers of the swearing in bibles was nothing more than blank pages.

  • Michael

    Grand political theater on both sides. Unfortunately, no matter what the current polls show (obama’s love fest is down to less than 50% approval), boehner and the rest of the rino’s will get this pinned on them. Yep, obama is betting pelosi will be back in the driver’s seat after the 2014 elections. Cannot say that losing boehner will be such a large lose.

    • Capiralist at Birth

      Exactly what is the grand theater on the Republican side of the equation? I have seen nothing but a statement of fact. No grandiose claims made like the Democrats have been spewing.

  • ibcamn

    When i hear Obama’s henchmen say,the preident has a 52%approval rating,i cringe and go,”It’s 52% of the voting people!”(even though some got caught illegally voting!several times for Obama)and not of the entire country!!it’s to make people think he walks on water!most of America knew nothing was going to happen,i figured that out myself,if i can,anyone can!some of the Obama supporters don’t even know what they voted for when they voted for him,they just saw the color of his skin(as thin as it may be)and they admit it!!some just blindly follow whatever he says.some even think Obama has some secret stash of money that he’s just going to give away to people!WHAT?REALLY?geeze,i can’t believe what i was hearing.the stash is taxpayer money.you tell them that,they just look at you in disbelief!they tell me i’m lying and the stick their hand in my face,okay,no changing your mind.the media told wier stories about people running against Obama(McCane andPalin)all about Palins little girl getting knocked up or McCane not being born in America,remember that?and McCane told the people Obama was a Marxist and no one believed him,now thats messed up!don’t believe me,check out everything of what i’m saying!the big problem is people are just uninformed,and don’t really care!Obama’s supporters just wont listen or even check it out,at all!the way they think of him is just unbelievable!i saw a picture of him with religiouse leaders(yes black),and they were all putting their hands on him and bowing their heads and praying to him!they simply won’t listen to reason.they are too busy to take the time.it’s messed up.and the O’s doing the invasion into everything is just sickening!that in iyself is a big clue things are going the wrong way!that’s why so many listened to what Obama said with this sequestor deal,they don’t even know he had it drafted!nothing was cut,they just don’t get all the money they want,to sum it up!

    And even once they see that the world didn’t end,they will just ignore it and go on with their blind eye’s leading them!

  • Bob W.

    Every Federal Department and Agency will spend more ‘money’ this year than last year. The increase in spending will, because of the sequester, be somewhere around 4 to 5 % instead of the 6 to 7 % it would have been without it. Yet without the congress passing a budget as required by law, we have no way to really measure even this small decrease in growth untill sometime next year when the figures are published, or to know if they are true figures. We the people are being played and have no true way to know how badly.

  • gunner689AI

    is there anything that this bastard in the White House won’t due to divide and destroy America? Has anyone noticed that there are (5) nuclear aircraft carriers docked side by side in Norfolk ? Has everyone forgotten Pearl Harbor? This clown is setting our country up for a major fall; financially and militarily. If he’s pushing for a civil war he may just get his way.

    • http://www.facebook.com/michael.shreve.94 Michael Shreve

      The Federal Government isn’t just setting up a civil war, it is preparing its’ forces for an ALL OUT war on ANY citizen that opposes it in ANY way.

  • http://clear.net Xmil-man

    Has anyone ever noticed just how OBamma loves to hear the sound of his own voice, he whines and cries about everything. Especially when it comes to HIM spending money and his agenda to supposidly HELP the American people. The (BOY OBUMMER) speaks out of both sides of his mouth and spews lies as he talks. All the Dems have all lined up single file behind him and they lie about other things and try to protect their GOD Obamma for he can do no wrong in their eyes. You can fool some of the people some of the time BUT you can’t fool most of the people all of the time!! When someone lies they have to remember how the lie was told then if they forget then the lie changes and after many lies it all becomes blurred, Obamma and his cronies are all lieres and IDIOTS and somewhere down the line will get theirs in the end and CARMA IS A BITCH and will bite them in their collective asses!! We all should call OBAMMA ( WOLF BOY ) and treat him as such !!

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