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Fundamentally Transforming the United States of America

September 8th, 2013 - 5:29 am

Remember when candidate Barack Obama promised his acolytes that they were only “five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America”? That was back in October 2008, when the hectic flush of Obamamania was at its peak.  To be fair, it’s taken a bit longer than five days, but here we are, five years into the most destructive presidency in the country’s history, and we can see that fundamental transformation at work just about everywhere.

The economy: During Obama’s first term, the credit rating of the United States was downgraded by S&P for the first time in history. That might seem pretty abstract: who cares about a country’s credit rating?  But then there’s news like this: According to a report released in 2012 by the Federal Reserve, Americans have seen their wealth plummet by 40 percent over the past few years. Hope & Change!

Race relations: They are in a rawer state than I can remember thanks to a president who played the race card at every opportunity. The Cambridge police were “stupid,” according to the president, in the way they handled the case of Henry Louis Gates, Jr., famous Harvard huckster, back in 2009.  If he had had a son, said the president, he would “look like” the thug Trayvon Martin, who jumped George Zimmerman and was shot dead by Zimmerman while pounding his head into the concrete sidewalk.

And then there’s the position of the United States on the world stage.  Obama was supposed to hit the “reset” button not only with respect to our relations with Russia (how’s that working out?), but also with respect to our position in the world more generally. The bad old days of unilateral action under George W. Bush were to be banished in favor of a kinder, gentler America that was no more “exceptional” than was Britain or Greece. He’s certainly done a lot to make that true.

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He is fundamentally transforming America -- into Latin America, but he hasn't read to the end of the script. Guys like Obama easily win elections there, but quickly spend the nation into bankruptcy. Then a military junta takes over, cuts all non-military spending to zero, and tells the parasites to get their handouts somewhere else.

Another feature of Latin America is that, even as a minority, white people get the utmost respect, while those of darker complexion are treated like crap. They never had a civil-rights movement and probably never will.
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Roger’s analysis is incomplete. Two points. First, the President seldom acts alone, whether in matters of domestic or foreign policy. The self-serving narcissists who make up the Congress of the United States, and who control the national purse, are almost always complicit. Hence to blame only the Current Occupant for every domestic or foreign policy failure is inaccurate. Second, we should not forget the signal contribution recently made to the continuing decline of the Republic by all of us, the beloved American People, who had a genuine choice in the last election. We made the wrong one.
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The G20's dom-in-O couldn't get much of what he wanted there, but he's spoiling for a fight over the budget and debt ceiling. He MUST be defeated on this Syria vote for the good of the country. It will weaken him and he will not be able to destroy as many of our country's institutions as he plans to. His foreign policy imbecilities must be brought to bear on his domestic policies!
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the CIA is quite wrong in stating toppling Assad is the worst thing in the world for US national security.
The worst thing in the world for US national security is the Obama administration.
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I agree with you but I think you are over 19 years and 11 months in your assessment.
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If I'm not mistaken, a soundbyte did the rounds in 2008, soon after the election results.
"This is a great country; now let's change it..."
Now why would a President want to do that?
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He was truthful when he said that he would fundamentally change the United States. Alas, immigration and the welfare culture has diminished the effect the founding fathers had on this country. Purveyors of social studies have modified history, and political correctness have done their part also.
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"... the most destructive presidency in the country’s history..."

Obama's presidency has been terrible, but not in comparison to Lincoln's. Lincoln shredded the Constitution more than Obama. He imprisoned or deported people who disagreed with him. He started an unconstitutional war against people who were US citizens just a few days before. He created an unconstitutional federal army and manned it via an unconstitutional military draft. Those top Syria and NSA spying.
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>> He started an unconstitutional war

I think you meant that Lincoln tricked them into firing on Fort Sumter. Get is right man, get it right.
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he knew that the american people would be incredulous at such a stupid notion that we should go in for a tiny little strike, which even today he keeps narrowing. the imbecility of imagining they would not fire back is really beyond the pale of human understanding. where we should be is a strategy of getting rid of the mullahs in Iran which would cause syria and hezbullah and the rest of the bizarre savage death cult to implode. but, noooo. this guy can't even say the word terrorist. makes me puke.
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Everything is going as planned.
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O as a Marxist/socialist is as pleased as a pig in mud. Especially since he has so many pigs wallowing in the mud with him.
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I still think this is all theater to redirect the public's incredibly short attention span away from the cascade of administration scandals, none of which have been adequately dealt with. What is truly awful is the compliant manner in which the Republicans in the Senate, and the House leadership seem to have drunk the kool-aid being distributed by the White House. Forrest Gump's mother was correct: Stupid is as stupid does !
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You meant John "Let me tack first before I answer the phone" Kerry, right?
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