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Why Obama Doesn’t Fear A Democratic Loss In November

Posted in Uncategorized by J. D. Longstreet on July 23, 2010

Why Obama Doesn’t Fear A Democratic Loss In November

A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet


Something has been troubling me for months now.  I have not been able to shake the feeling that Obama knows his political party is going to take an enormous hit this coming November in the Mid-Term Elections and yet, he doesn’t seem to care – at all!



Surely of the thousands of “politics watchers” such as me, others have had this same feeling, right?  If so, they have been oddly quiet about it — until now, that is.


Finally, a man I admire, tremendously, has written of this observation, and he has expressed some ideas about it that I believe are spot-on.  I am referring to Charles Krauthammer.



Mr. Krauthammer is a man who obviously places great value in thinking before he speaks… or writes, as the case may be.  As a man who is greatly challenged physically, yet uses his mind with the dexterity of a steel trap, he is something of an, well, I won’t say “idol” because that is breaking a commandment.  So, allow me to admit that I “look up” to Mr. Krauthammer as a college student would to a world-class professor of political science.  (Actually, a professor of political science is a very bad fit here, because it has been my experience that most political science professors are of the elite, liberal, progressive genre and not to my liking, at all.)  


I once had a friend, and fellow employee, who became a political science professor.  That ended our friendship. We haven’t spoken in years.  But I digress.



Turns out, Mr. Krauthammer has been thinking along the same lines as me concerning Obama’s lack of concern over the disastrous outcome of the Mid-term Election.  And he tells us why.  Before I quote him, I’d like to advise my Republican friends to pay close attention – I mean – REAL close.



Mr. Krauthammer begins this way:  “I have a warning for Republicans: Don’t underestimate Barack Obama.”   THAT got MY attention.  He goes on to say:


“Consider what he has already achieved. Obamacare alone makes his presidency historic. It has irrevocably changed one-sixth of the economy, put the country inexorably on the road to national health care and, as acknowledged by Senate Finance Committee chairman Max Baucus but few others, begun one of the most massive wealth redistributions in U.S. history.”


He goes on to remind readers of the financial reform that passed the Congress just a few days ago, and the President has now signed into law, and he points out, yet again, that it will give the government  “unprecedented power in the financial marketplace.” 


Mr. Krauthammer goes on to say: “But Obama’s most far-reaching accomplishment is his structural alteration of the U.S. budget. The stimulus, the vast expansion of domestic spending, the creation of ruinous deficits as far as the eye can see are not easily reversed.”


Pointing out that the US is headed for national insolvency he says the following: “That will require massive tax increases — most likely a European-style value-added tax. Just as President Reagan cut taxes to starve the federal government and prevent massive growth in spending, Obama’s wild spending — and quarantining health-care costs from providing possible relief — will necessitate huge tax increases.”


Notice two things:  MASSIVE TAX INCREASES and the European-style Value Added Tax or VAT tax.


We have warned our readers for months now that an avalanche of new and bigger taxes is on the way.  I am beginning to believe that the use of the word “avalanche” was ill advised of me.  Using the word “avalanche” greatly diminishes the size and scope of the massive taxes with which we are about to inundated.  I apologize for that.


Mr. Krauthammer warns that Obama’s critics, from both the left and the right, do not understand that Obama’s Agenda comes in two parts. Part one is now completed.  He, too, says the Democrats will pay the price by losing one or both of the houses of Congress in November.



Now – here’s the thing:  In order for Obama to accomplish the second half of his agenda requires his reelection in 2012.


So, what can we expect in Obama’s second term?  According to Mr. Krauthammer   we can expect “massive regulation of the energy economy, federalizing higher education and “comprehensive” immigration reform (i.e., amnesty).”


(You may read Charles Krauthammer’s entire column HERE.)


The democrats already know this and that is the source of their consternation with Obama. They know he doesn’t give a darn about their problem, which for many could mean the end of their political careers. Even if the democrats lose the Congress in November, gaining reelection might be easier for Obama because he will have a GOP controlled Congress to run against. 


If you have not already picked up on it, pay attention and you will note that democratic candidates in this coming election are running against the Bush Administration.   Obama assists by blaming all his mistakes on the Bush Administration.  (NOTHING is EVER HIS fault.  But, hey!  That’s narcissism for ya!)   Blaming a Republican House of Representatives, or a Republican Senate, or a Republican Congress will be a natural fit for him.  And, Lord knows, he WILL spread it thick.


No, Obama doesn’t give a fig if the Democrats are wiped out this November.  It’s all about him – and his reelection in 2012.


The GOP had better wake-up and be darned sure to offer a slate of candidates conservatives can, and will, vote for.  Otherwise, they should save the campaign money for another time, because Obama is going to beat them “like” a drum in 2012.   Honestly, as I consider the names being floated about by the GOP, I don’t see a single one I can give my vote to and be honest with myself and remain true to my convictions.   Not a one!


I understand that US politics is so corrupt now that even ASKING a good man or a good woman to run for office is considered an insult!  Americans who live out here in the hinterlands are disgusted with the state of our government and occasionally one hears the muffled desire for a “do over.”


I am convinced that the US cannot continue, as a viable country, with the government having been hi-jacked by a bunch of jackleg progressive politicians the likes of which have not been seen since the days of the Carpetbaggers in period of continued “de-construction” of the Southern states after the WBTS.  There are just too many good people in America who want no part of the kind of corrupt government ruling over us today.   No. They want their country back.  Barring that, eventually they will exercise their only remaining option.   Even today, in certain parts of America, “Halftime” is not a reference to football.  


This is why the Mid-Term Election is so critical for America’s rescue.  Wresting control from the socialists, Marxists, and progressives at the ballot box will buy time for the changes that must be made in our government in order to return the US to its rightful place as a constitutional “representative” republic.  If we fail – then my best advice to all Americans is the old motto of the Boy Scouts – “Be Prepared.”  


In a letter to his wife, Abigail, in 1775, John Adams said the following: “But a Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty once lost is lost forever. “


One of Mr. Adams’ observations bears, I think, great value to the situation we find ourselves in as Americans today.  He said: “Government is instituted for the common good; for the protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness of the people; and not for profit, honor, or private interest of any one man, family, or class of men; therefore, the people alone have an incontestable, unalienable, and indefeasible right to institute government; and to reform, alter, or totally change the same, when their protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness require it.  (From “Thoughts on Government,” 1776)


 Our less than esteemed politicians, from the White House, to the Congress, to the Supreme Court apparently have forgotten this or simple refuse to accept it truth.  Perhaps, they are ignoring it because it does not fit into their template for a Socialists America.


Whatever the case, they would do well to absorb the wisdom of Mr. John Adams, and do everything in their power and apply their efforts to those who believe that America is worth rescuing from the clutches of those who have hi-jacked this nation with the intent to fundamentally change America into something she was never meant to be – a socialist society where mediocrity reigns.

J. D. Longstreet


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