I think that most Americans are experiencing a generalized depression about the nation these days.
It’s a sense of weariness because our paychecks don’t stretch enough in the supermarket where the cost of food, particularly meat and fish, is soaring.
Anyone can state some positive numbers about our economy, and I can just as easily post a counter list, all true, that show the opposite. But why, the true believers won’t believe them.
Here is the one that is most important; whether people actually feel any improvement. And even Obama concedes this point.
“They don’t feel it,” Obama said. “And the reason they don’t feel it is because incomes and wages are not going up.”
The Democrats outspent the GOP this election cycle, tried every trick in the book, but people vote with their wallet. And the simple fact is the US economy is still struggling with too many under employed. And almost every program the government has pushed though has done nothing but make it worst. What fundamentally hurt the Democrats was their inability to deliver prosperity as they used to. In national exit polls, 45% of respondents cited the economy as their chief concern. Ahead of health care, 25%, not to mention foreign policy, 13%.
We’ve learned Obama’s skills are mostly about campaigning and not governing. It’s painful to watch a man who is so obviously in over his head. The president, it seems, is a better salesman than he is an executive. And more and more are suffering because of it.
I’d like to think that he went into office with as genuine ambitions as anyone could and a deep respect for the government, being a constitutional law professor and senator. And I wish he had delivered on his promises – I agreed with many of his points (overreaching executive power, right to privacy, soaring nation debt, etc.) I just never believed he would deliver and would become another Chicago machine operator. And he has. Sadly.
US News: Weeks after White House officials signed an oath swearing they had turned over all of President Obama’s records, independent examiners found more previously unreleased documents.
The Associated Press, which sued to gain access to the files the latest in a series of embarrassments for White House officials who have repeatedly said they found and released all of Obama’s birth documents and school transcripts, only to belatedly discover more records. Those discoveries – nearly 100 pages, including Obama’s class work – have been the result of freedom of information lawsuits filed in federal courts by AP.
The unraveling has begun. Today there are big changes in the White House, Pentagon and Intelligence community. New players and the musical chairs appointments have created confusion, backlogged inquiries, and shaken long time Obama supporters.
The significance of this latest discovery is initially unclear. The federal grand jury looking into the fake Certificate of Live Birth is moving to collect the information. Mr. Obama remains at a undisclosed location with no official reaction. Article II, Section 1, clause 5 of the U.S. Constitution states unequivocally that “No person, except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President.”
TRUTH is stranger then fiction…
US News: President Obama Cannot Protect Democracy by Destroying It.
Congress should immediately launch a truly bipartisan investigation into the administration’s role in the Afghanistan war abuses. If the Constitution and laws of the United States were broken, Congress should censure the president. And if the lies, the deceit and lawbreaking continue, Congress should take even more drastic action. Either we are a nation of laws and moral values or we are not. We cannot pick and choose which laws to abide by and which to ignore for the sake of…
This is the way atrocities are dealt with in Mr. Obama’s world of war. The higher-ups responsible for training, supervising and disciplining the troops – in other words, the big shots who presided over a system that ran shamefully amok – escape virtually unscathed.
In his arrogance, President Obama did not go to Congress or to the courts for permission (although he claims that he did tell select members of Congress what he was doing — as if that is enough). He sees himself above the law. As commander in chief, he believes he is not bound by the Constitution and…
Obama has continued many of the same programs started by Bush, all the while running up trillions in debt for domestic spending repaying the unions and special interest that got him elected. In a fair world the 24 hour news cycle would be filled with the following headlines:
- Obama lied about the reasons to go to war.
- Obama holding thousands of prisoners without charges, without legal representation and for an indefinite period of time.
- Obama is running secret prisons.
- Obama ignores the Geneva Convention.
- Obama treats detainees inhumanely. Allows troops to kill civilians.
- Obama uses the Patriot Act to pry into library records and lord knows what else.
- Obama illegally spying on TEA party activists.
- Obama tramples on the rights of citizens.
But then, we all know life isn’t fair. Not when you can buy one party with trillions in debt.