In typical fashion for a person way over his head, President Obama has spent his weeks since the November “shellacking” (sp.?) doing everything but attending to the real problems of the country. In the wake of the elections, Obama fled the people he had just pushed off the cliff and rode Air Force One off to Asia with a massive entourage to spend hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars for his personal aggrandizement. Now that’s a statement for the Middle Class he claims to champion.
In the midst of prosecuting two wars, the President revitalized the “don’t ask, don’t tell” debate over homosexuals openly serving in the military. I guess he was “community organizing” while President Clinton was busy getting a black eye on this in the 1990’s. Hopefully, the Marine Commandant will prevail in this discussion rather than those pushing this “social experiment” on the mightiest fighting force in the Universe.
With nuclear threats continuing to rise from North Korea and Iran, Obama began to push ratification of the START nuclear treaty he “negotiated” with the Russians. This treaty cedes our nuclear superiority to a nation that has never told the truth in its history with us in nuclear agreements and leaves our current nuclear capability in aged shambles. Worst of all, the treaty requires limits on our missile defense capability. This coming on the heels of vacating our agreements with Eastern Europe by pulling out of defensive commitments to the Czech Republic and its neighbors.
With unemployment continuing to rise and the nation’s small businesses holding on to their cash in the wake of expiring favorable tax policy, Obama pontificated about not giving tax cuts (more demagoguery since these are not cuts, but a refusal to raise taxes) to the wealthy prior to the elections. Whooops! Now that the reality of the rejection of his agenda coming fully in his face, he has done an about face on the “Blue Dogs” and agreed to the continuation of the tax rates. The President has had two years to deal with this and has waited to the very last minute. What a surprise! Some think he will move to “the middle” now. I don’t think he knows where the middle is.
With our public schools delivering a substandard result, he decides to make sure that there is no junk food in the cafeterias and issues an unfunded mandate to State School Budgets to increase spending on free food for children. How about the “junk results” the American people are putting up with?
With illegal immigration breaking the back of every economic stratum in the nation, Obama decides to push the Dream Act, granting citizenship to millions of illegals and allowing them to bring additional illegal family members to further deplete already strained financial resources designed for citizens.
This isn’t just fiddling. It looks to be more like pouring gasoline on the fire.
Once 2011 comes, he will be blaming everybody but himself for the mess he has created. The good news is that the new Republican House will be seated soon to start putting out the fires Obama has set and new Republican Senators will get to work reversing the policy mistakes of the past two years. Even better; 23 Democrat Senators up for re-election in 2012 will be forced to come along with the will of the people or they will follow their defeated colleagues to the showers. Lastly, redistricting in states just taken over by Republican majorities will provide additional federal House seats in 2012 and more state General Assembly seats as well. Looking forward to Christmas 2012!