“Yes, We Can!” Is this truly the “Hope and Change” you bargained for?

June 7, 2009

I must ask all those who supported Barack Obama during his candidacy for President, and went on to vote for him, electing him into the highest position in the entire free world.  Is this really what you bought into?

It has been six months since you elected, potentially, the most dangerous President of the United States in the last sixty plus years.  Yes, I said it; potentially the most dangerous.  We have experienced four and a half months of his regime… oops, scratch that… administration, and the question looms greater and darker every day.  Does this man truly represent the changes you believe this country needs?

Leading up to the election, six months ago, the slim majority of the voters were taken in by the mantra, “Hope and Change for America!  Yes, we can!”  This was the campaign slogan, then Senator Obama preached from his traveling pulpit.

Then came the first signs of the Audacity of Hope and Change when we, as a nation started receiving daily news briefings from the Office of the President Elect.  President-Elect Obama used this platform to criticize the outgoing administration.

Call me “old Fashioned”, but the last time I read the Constitution, it calls for a Congress, consisting of the House of Representatives and the Senate, and we have one executive elected to the office of President.  No matter how many times I look at it, the Constitution has not changed; there is no office of the President Elect.

Senator Obama became President, and one of the first things he did was to announce that he was determined in his intention of closing the prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, by early next year.

This was an early indicator of short sightedness.  By announcing his intention, he placated his liberal base only to find that there was no place to put the detainees.  No other nation wants them; in some cases, this includes their native lands.  Not wanting to go back on his campaign promise to close Gitmo, the Obama Regime, I mean Administration, announced the intention to bring detainees to the United States to stand trial in a court of law.

Oops, there is a glitch in that plan.

Opponents argue that bringing the detainees here gives them access to constitutional protections.  This is an unprecedented action for the government, as extending rights to enemy combatants increases their ability to civilian defense practices and tactics, almost ensuring their release.  In case you are not familiar with military operations, the military does not specialize in collecting evidence in the middle of a war zone.

Therefore, bringing the detainees here to try them in U.S. Courts subjects them to evidentiary rules and constitutional law that would give some seedy ACLU attorney ammunition to obtain the release of the detainees.

There is also the creation of unacceptable risk to our national security, as defense tactics would be to demand information from the battlefield that could jeopardize our troops, and their tactics.  What if the one jeopardized was your son or daughter?

There is also the little issue of the Real ID Act of 2008, a law supported by then Senator Obama that bars entry into the country of any individuals involved in terrorist activities.

After his inauguration, President Obama pushed for the passage of his Stimulus Bill. He claimed that passing the bill was the only hope for our economy.

Wow!  That was a shot.  In less than one hundred days in office, he spent more than all the preceding presidents combined.

He must think you’re stupid!

When it comes to stupidity, truth is, the stimulus bill passed the House and Senate, and was signed into law, without ever being read.  I wonder if the legislators, or the President for that matter, would sign a contract without reading it.  If so, I have a limited number of ocean front condos for sale in Kansas.

Anyway, he must think your stupid.  You are supposed to believe that more excessive, wasteful spending by Congress, on short-term projects, is going to help solve the fiscal crisis facing the nation, and solve our long-term economical woes.  Let’s face it, the majority of the Stimulus Bill is Presidential and Congressional payoffs for votes, and we the taxpayers are left holding the bag.

Now, thanks to the President, General Motors (GM) has changed their name to Government Motors.  This sounds very funny until you begin to understand that government involvement as partial owner of the auto company puts them in bed with the Labor Union.

Oh, what’s that?  You had not realized the UAW is also a proud, new, partial owner of the failing GM.  That is an issue that requires further explanation, which I will attempt later.

Did I mention that President Obama is now declaring that Iran has a right to nuclear power, “so long as they can prove it is intended for peaceful purposes.”  Please correct me if I’m wrong, but I believe a large contingency of the insurgents in Iraq, killing our troops, originate from Iran.

Somebody pinch me.  This has got to be a bad dream.  I cannot believe the Commander in Chief is making nice with the folks that are actively trying to kill America’s finest.

I am trying hard to recall anything good that he has accomplished, but his ability to read speeches from a teleprompter do not count.  Think about it, we still have not received any details of his tax plan that was going to help middle class Americans that earn less than $250,000.00 per year.

So, for those of you that voted for Barack Obama, is this what you bargained for?  Did you really buy into the rhetoric of an individual that intends to sell our country down the river into socialism and irrelevancy?  Can you honestly agree with his apologetic speeches to the rest of the world, denouncing America’s exceptionalism?

Do you believe, as President Obama does, that the Constitution is a pesky nuisance, a compilation of negative rights?  Do you believe the Founders failed in implementing the Constitution, by not outlining the things the government should do for the people?  Or, do you hold true to the ideology, as I do, that the Constitution intentionally applies limits to the power and authority of government?

Is this truly, what you bargained for?