We live in a society that has the unhealthy tendency of putting people on a pedestal. People give up whatever common sense they have and blindly buy whatever product or message a celebrity is trying to sell to them. This is no exception when it comes to politics. For some reason I should listen to and care about what Hollywood actors, race car drivers and even plumbers turned political analysts are saying about a particular candidate or issue. We forget that actors are paid because of their ability to pretend to be something they are not and give credence to the person be believe they are.
What should I care about what Matt Damon thinks about fracking or the Iraq war? Why should I listen to Samuel L. Jackson’s profane rant about how we need to “wake up” and vote for Obama. Why is Clint Eastwood’s assessment of Obama’s performance any better than any other informed citizen that gets him a prime spot at the RNC? Why are Janeane Garofalo’s crazy rants about the Tea Party relevant? These people are hired for the sole purpose of reaching you and I with the message their employers want to deliver. When we allow them to be more than entertainers that we begin to think they are the characters they portrait in their movies, then we become fertile ground to believe the lies they are paid to tell us. People are more willing to believe a corrupt politician with a history of made up science than read from all sides of an issue and arrive at an informed decision.
But perhaps the ultimate sign of the times, of people completely abandoning common sense to pursue a celebrity’s lies, happened almost four years ago. For the ultimate celebrity, the one that was groomed from the beginning to become the epitome of all fabricated, well-marketed personas, is unfortunately our current president. Barack Obama, despite being unknown to almost everyone, and lacking experience of any kind, private or public sector, was able to achieve perhaps the highest position on earth because the American public wanted to elect a celebrity, not a president.
One of the signs of a good leader is that they take responsibility for their actions. When all else fails, they own up to the fact that they were ultimately responsible for the decisions they made and the consequences of those decisions. In Decision Points, George Bush lists all the controversial decisions he made and why he made them. He never gives excuses, but rather explains the information he had available at the time which led him to make the decisions he made.
Barack Obama is not that kind of leader. When confronted by the fact that the national debt has increased 60% since he took office, Obama’s knee-jerk reaction is to resort to the old tactic of blaming his predecessor.
Well, first — first of all…I think it’s important to understand the context here. When I came into office, I inherited the biggest deficit in our history
It is no mystery that during his last two years in office George Bush spent money like a drunken sailor. There was no spending bill that the democrat Congress sent to him that he didn’t sign (remember the House and Senate were controlled by the democrats after the 2006 mid-term elections). Obama was hired to address all the problems Bush had created. Remember his campaign promises? Close Gitmo, pull the troops out of Iraq, fix the economy, among others? If you are hired for a position under the pretext that you can fix the problems caused by the person you are replacing, you can’t come back four years later and say that it is the other guy’s fault. We all knew how bad things were in 2008, but Obama has made things worse. The American public hired Obama to fix the economy, but not only he didn’t fix it, he made it worse with higher unemployment and higher debt just to name two. The media might give him a pass on the broken promises (notice how none of the 2008 promises have been brought up so far), but by continuously shifting blame, he not only shows lack of leadership but also the lack of vision as to how to fix the problem he was hired to fix.
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Mohammad Qatanani, who leads one of the largest mosques in New Jersey, also stated that “…America should disregard its First Amendment as it is typically applied and instead act in accordance with sharia law for the ultimate ‘good’ of society…”
The idea that we would apply a separate law in matters regarding Islam, or, more specifically, the Prophet Muhammad is ridiculous. I’m sorry, Mr Qatanani, this country has its own laws, if you don’t appreciate our freedom then maybe you can go back to the dark-age (and I could use more colorful language here) country where you came from and stay there. It is interesting how these people are so self-centered to believe that their prophet and their religion should be untouchable to the detriment of everything else. They come to our land looking for the opportunities their country is unable to provide and we welcome them with open arms like we welcome anybody that is willing to come to this country and pursue the American dream. They in turn take advantage of that freedom, the very freedom it makes our country great, and try to change our country to what their country of origin is like. Unfortunately, for reasons that escape me, the left bends over backwards to accommodate their point of view.
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I find interesting the way people react when they hear Obama’s remarks about redistribution of wealth or about America’s history of oppression. The media will either ignore or discredit anything that would make Obama look bad. Those in favor of Obama, the ones with the blind admiration for the icon they know nothing about, get defensive and chalk it up to baseless attacks from the right. The left, Obama’s base, does not really care to know Obama beyond his feel-good speeches of hope and change. They project on him their hope for a perfect world, where we are all equal and there is no more evil and strife, and he in turn plays the part very well, that of the one that can make that fantasy a reality. He gave them Hope and Change in 2008 and now he has given them Forward, two meaningless slogans that keep his base inexplicably happy (all you have to do is look at the dreamy faces at the DNC and you get the idea that these people worship the man, which is very creepy). Surprisingly, the only group that has tried to find out who Obama really is ever since he entered the scene, is The Right. Some say he is a secret muslim and that is why he makes the decisions he makes pertaining to the middle east (like meeting with the arab media shortly after being elected president but not meeting with Netanyahu nor visiting Israel until after being re-elected) . Some say he is a communist, and that is why he makes the decisions he makes regarding his spending and growing the government to a record-breaking size (though George Bush started it). Two documentaries have touched on who and what has shaped Obama’s worldview. Though the primary focus of the documentary is to expose the influence of Communism as a whole, The Agenda documentary also touches on Obama’s communist leanings and the influence of communism in his life. From the early days of his relationship with Frank Marshall Davis, a known communist, to his involvement with the left-wing Chicago politics (which is primarily comprised of former members of the Communist Party USA or similiar organizations). Another documentary in search of Obama’s past and influences is Obama’s America: 2016, which provides an in-depth look at Obama’s history and his father’s legacy, and how all that shaped his life and worldview to what it is today. Ironically, by and large the only people who see these documentaries are conservatives. One would think that Obama’s base would want to know more about him. After all, the guy only came into the national political scene during his famous 2004 DNC speech barely eight years ago and one could argue that he wasn’t really on the radar until he announced he would run for president in early 2007. But for some reason the less people know about Obama the more they seem to fall in love with him, and the more they fall in love with him the less they care about his past.
This is the liberal mindset that believes there is no evil in the world. And the only evil in the world is America thinking is better than others. It is the notion that if we talk to the terrorists we will be able to come to an agreement. If we talk to Ahmadinejad he will not wipe Israel off the map. That mindset is what prevented Marines from doing what they do best: protecting the American people.
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This is a clear case of government officials thinking they are above everybody else and don’t have to be held accountable. Feinstein is part of the group of politicians (Democrats and Republicans) that have forgotten they answer to the people, and that their ability to keep their position is determined by the voters. Unfortunately people in her district have settle for very little, allowing her to keep her seat for several years. It does not help matters when only a small percentage of the population actually votes, and therefore allow these type of opportunistic people to get a hold of powerful positions in our government.
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When you examine Fluke’s history, you see that attaching her to the so-called struggle in favor of Obamacare is by design. Here is a woman that has been working the circles while being groomed to be used as the poster child of the struggle for government paid healthcare. She went from being a 23 year old law student (that’s how the media introduced her), to being a 30 year old woman that picked Georgetown specifically because of its policy in birth control. Fluke is portrayed by the media and the liberals in Congress as a struggling student that needs the government to provide for the very basic needs such as contraception. When you begin to see her history, beginning with the ones she admitted to (such as being once
the president of Georgetown Law Students for Reproductive Justice, a radical left-wing group much like the many groups of that kind that have invaded college campuses), it is plain to see that the American public is being hoodwinked by the left that is trying to make Fluke seem like an innocent college student. Fluke is a left-wing activist strategically placed by the left and brought out at the perfect time for one purpose only: To continue the push for government control. This is the first of many. Fluke represents equal rights as it pertains to healthcare. Wait for one that will attach himself to gun control, the death penalty, and any other issues on which the left wants to control public opinion.
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