After I read the concern about our having fun with Putin posters, I thought long and hard about what our reader had said. But I decided finally that it is important to use mockery against this dangerous man currently in the White House. If Putin is a good weapon, by all means let us employ him in one more effort to wake up our narcoleptic countrymen, sated and distracted as they appear to be by bread and never-ending circuses.
For sure Vladimir is a dangerous, creepy killer. He comes from a long line of them in a country which has never had either an authentic rule of law based on individual liberties or any philosophical foundation regarding personal property rights. That’s why it has no real middle class.
America is headed in the same direction if we don’t put on the brakes. Look at who we re-elected in our land of the free. If you’re an American, the country in which you were born no longer exists. But the place you live in now grows increasingly foreign: statist, over-regulated, ever-poorer, and frankly socialist in its regulations and intentions.
What I will describe is a partial list. I’m not sure anyone could name everything; if I took my time to arrange this list into a more orderly pattern, perhaps the deeply insidious nature of the Democrats’ Long-Term Plan to Convert America Into a Soviet would be more readily apparent. But these items are just as they occur to me. A real follower of the news could give you more stunning detail, maybe even a flowchart of operations.
People have remarked that Obama does best when he’s campaigning, and that it’s all he seems to do when not on the golf course. There’s a reason for that: he has been building a personal campaign chest (this one is actually outside the control of the Democrat Party). It’s not for personal use, but he’ll be able to direct funds for decades, bankrolling the candidates of his choice. Thus, Organize for Obama, his original fund-raising arm, morphed into Organize for America and then into Organize for Action. For reasons I’ve not looked into, this OfA scam doesn’t have to follow the usual non-profit rules. So who’s laughing at the metrosexual Community Organizer now?
One thing to consider: this OfA entity may draw down a lot of the money which could’ve gone to Hillary for 2016. She will have to ask, and the vigorish will be steep.
As for his personal wealth, many on the Right fear he won’t leave office in 2016. Not to worry. There have been reports, starting just before the 2012 campaign, that he has a thirty-five million-dollar compound being put together in Hawaii. The large estate, with room for Secret Service agents (for whose housing our government is to be billed) will be donated by ‘friends’. It is simply waiting for the moment he steps down from the throne to devote himself to golf and political games; he won’t ever have to answer to the public again. It is said he is bored now, waiting for his lame duck session to be over.
Do you think boredom may drive his excellent foreign adventures in Libya, Syria, Egypt and Jordan? That could be one answer: we could perhaps have an Alexander on our hands who needs new kingdoms to conquer.
Another way he resembles Putin: Obama’s purported “transparent” governance is surely the most occluded of any previous president, excepting perhaps FDR. He is secretive and impulsive and we’ve almost become inured to the lies. Often we are left to guess what he’s going to do next since he has stiff-armed the other branches of government to become the closest thing we’ve ever had to a despot. In appointing
czars directors to head the complex plethora of bureaucratic Regulations Offices, he has a great deal of overt, extra-constitutional power. Nor is he shy about using it, for these people owe their positions to Obama and his staff.
This is an area in which Obama makes plain how much he disdains our Congress and the Courts. He has said publicly that the Constitution is a piece of paper; it doesn’t constrain him much, especially when it comes to interfering with or making war on other sovereign states that can’t fight back. If you doubted it before, surely his strange deportment regarding Libya, Egypt and Syria ought to make his despotism obvious. “I don’t need Congress. I can do it without them.”
Even today, Obama does a great deal without having any pushback. The White House is now shut up and locked against any public intrusion. Obama didn’t have to ask permission, and he has never so much as offered an apology. It may well stay that way until he leaves. I continue to be surprised at the lack of public outcry about this spiteful move made by our president to punish Congress. If anyone is complaining about the new Versailles on Pennsylvania Avenue, the press isn’t reporting on their grievances. Nor is the White House Press Corps asking questions. After all, their access hasn’t been denied. Yet.
There is no doubt about it: Russia is an openly criminal enterprise run by a former (maybe former) KGB Big Wheel who has two goals: Russian imperialism and Putin enrichment. He has no trouble killing people to reach those goals. But in what essential ways is Obama qualitatively different from other dictators?
While Russia/Putin is bent on enlarging its footprint and reach, the United States/Obama is on the opposite track in many respects. With surprisingly little complaint we are witnessing the planned, orchestrated diminishment of the US. As I said, the Democrats’ Long-Term Plan to Convert America Into a Soviet. There is not one area he has left untouched. Even his wife is down in the dirt fighting about what kids can eat at lunch. She lost the first round, but that food fight is far from over. It wouldn’t be so bad if her ideas about nutrition were sound, but they’re not. The last thing kids need is more “whole grain bread”.
Obama is ruining our military, driving it down to pre-WWII levels and spitting on it as he does so. The latest hoick was the usual Friday afternoon surprise (these changes are always made at a time when the press has left for the weekend) done just as the Labor Day weekend started and all the journalists had gone home. It was then that the White House announced that federal employees are getting a modest raise next year but the military pay increase is to be cut in half, effective January 2014. Even if the press had been resident, it’s unlikely they’d have complained. I mean, how much have you heard about this since the holiday ended?
We talk about Putin the killer, but how about the loss of our SEALs in that double copter crash? Despite public outcry, it has never been investigated and never will be. Were their deaths the price for having them procure bin Laden on his watch? Was Obama’s own “leaking” of the details of bin Laden’s take-down a blunder or was it really a deliberate mistake-on-purpose on his part? Was the sacrifice of those SEALS just a necessary payment?
And of course there is the Benghazi debacle. Was it deliberate? Was that the price for rounding up all the loose weapons that needed to move on to the rebels in Syria? Will it ever be investigated? Don’t hold your breath. Our Congress is so compromised as to be little more than an inflamed appendix on the body politic of the US.
How about the deliberate distraction of that famous “movie” which was blamed for triggering the conflagrations and deaths of 9/11/12 in Egypt and Libya? Utterly lame and transparent… hey, there’s one time Obama’s intentions shone through! But without due process that hapless “movie producer” was set up and thrown in the slammer. The whole thing was fake and no one in charge cared that it didn’t even have the appearance of accuracy. But Obama’s acolytes don’t need to pretend anymore. They have seen he can do as he pleases. Whenever. Whatever. To Whomever. Ask Libya’s dictator. Oh wait…Or Egypt’s. Never mind. Assad must be whistling “Me and Bobby McGee” by now.
Speaking of those Libyan arms, how about the fact that our CIA is arming and training factions — perhaps Al Qaeda factions — of the rebels so they can kill both Syrian soldiers and other rebels? Agents of the U.S. government have created anarchy in a sovereign state and have armed sadistic killers. We have created a scenario of all against all in Syria. There is no way to fix it and Obama doesn’t care. Our foreign policy has resulted in turning us into what his Leftist supporters claimed we were under previous presidents: amoral baby killers. And this time we have it on film, sans any obvious American attribution.
Meanwhile we have boots on the ground in Jordan and Egypt, purportedly ‘training’ Jordanian and Egyptian military in crowd control. No one has explained why it wouldn’t be cheaper and safer to bring the Jordanians and Egyptians to American bases to train here, as we used to do. Are those boots in reality our first line to be sent into Syria at the right moment?
As if the mess in MENA weren’t enough, Obama has been busy on the domestic side, too. His toxic efforts to create race wars in this country seem to be succeeding. The build-up proceeds apace and by next summer expect heavily armed urban zones and a rise in the number of black-on-white killings. They have almost become commonplace, though not nearly the open wound of black-on-black killing, a horrific waste. What is most telling about this is the fact that people are beginning to talk of the situation openly, on both sides of this divide. Suddenly white people are beginning to question this narrative, are less willing to link arms and sing “We Will Overcome”… they know they could be the next target of the Black Grievance Industry.
Obama’s moves against gun control are kabuki theatre. He knows he can’t leave the country with only the criminals and the military having arms, because those who already have arms won’t let him. But he has to talk the talk to satisfy his base, and so he will. If in the process people become even more fissured and suspicious of one another, all to the good for the Democrats’ Long-Term Plan to Convert America Into a Soviet. Gun control can wait…
His plan includes various components to impoverish the American people. The one on the front burner right now is the confusing, paralyzing, wealth-destroying legislation that brought us Affordable Health Care. Even though the bill has long since passed, its components and effects are still not well understood. For sure it is another lethal blow to an American economy already reeling. We will become a nation of part-time employees who find themselves working two jobs to maintain, yet still falling behind.
It’s difficult to believe that our health care will be partly insured through the build up and arming of agents employed by our Internal Revenue Service. These armed
thugs agents will be our very own KGB. The IRS has been a law unto itself for at least two generations. In fact, people have only half-jokingly called them America’s KGB. That soviet-style humor is about to become most unfunny as folks who aren’t in compliance with ObamaCare find their assets in the clutches of the IRS. The armed IRS. And we live in a republic protected by our Constitution and the rule of law? Really? So how is the new, massively improved IRS not tyranny? Will those fellows coming up to your front door to check your insurance compliance be wearing red white and blue uniforms? Will their smiles make them friendlier enforcers? Since when is a country where you must possess the right papers not a tyranny?
I can say that now because we still have free speech, more or less. Obama will leave the closing of the First Amendment to Hillary or whomever he chooses to follow in his footsteps. He still has other projects for us.
The massive influx of illegal immigrants, a collusion between and among all three arms of government is Mexico’s long-awaited revenge. Unlike previous immigrants, the new ones won’t have to learn English. Why should they, when the government pays out billions for translators, transcribers, etc., as the need arises? At least one illegal immigrant in California is in the process being admitted to the bar and will soon be practicing law in Mexifornia.
Will there be serious clashes between Mexican immigrants and blacks? Oh yes. The Mexicans have already driven out the blacks from some California towns — e.g., Stockton. So the beleaguered blacks will have a two-front war: whitey and the Mex. The conflict with the former might be easier at first since most whites don’t want war — they need to prove their multi-culti creds by being down with it, man. The Mexicans have no such need. They will operate free of any politically correct baggage. Any scenarios painted for us about our near future which does not take into account the criminal consequences of “Amnesty” is too simple-minded to be credible…or useful.
Finally, how do Putin and Obama compare when it comes to their plans for essential energy to keep their respective economies going? It’s the Realist vs. the Utopian. America could be energy independent if it were not for the plans of the Socialists, better known as the Democrats’ Long-Term Plan to Convert America Into a Soviet.The road to the poorhouse has been temporarily blocked by the new technology which allows us to access cheap natural gas without having to go through expensive EPA permits. Obviously, that can’t be allowed to continue. Obama’s carbon tax plans, which I’ve not seen in detail, have one goal: to impoverish us either via taxes on the demand end, or a bottleneck on the supply end. Louisiana was promised all sorts of new access to offshore permits, but the Obama-controlled EPA lied. They did a deliberate slowdown on new permits while Louisiana’s economy went on the skids. And the oil rigs? They finally sailed away to Brazil.
Putin is not interfering in Syria for fun, though he appears to enjoy making patsies of the Americans. Gazprom has Europe on a leash and it wants things to remain the same. Open up the chokehold Syria, and Russia’s formerly exclusive market would be wide open. Gazprom would have to compete. That’s why Qatar poured three billion into defeating Syria — it wants things open. Putin doesn’t.
Russia is not a free market enterprise, nor is Putin a moral ruler. Unfortunately, America no longer has a moral compass either. And we’re an over-regulated corrupt crony capitalist state now. You pay for access. Oh, but that’s when access is for sale. Sometimes it’s not access but direction that rules the day.
Don’t expect Obama to make serious incursions on free speech. Maybe Hillary and the OIC can pick up the ball when it’s their turn.
The continuing militarization of our domestic police forces as the rule of law erodes and property rights become increasingly moot? Again, the Democrats’ Long-Term Plan to Convert America Into a Soviet is just that: long-term. Rome wasn’t destroyed in a day. We could well be if an EMP comes by, a gift from Iran. Obama probably won’t be in office then, and Hawaii is a relatively safe place; his compound no doubt fully stocked.
In the meantime, until Obama is out of here, we might as well enjoy our gulag humor and watch Pooty-Poo (as George W. Bush called him) enjoy his pranks. If you don’t laugh, how are you going to pass the time -join the Democrats’ Long-Term Plan to Convert America Into a Soviet??
Not me, thanks. Someone pass those posters over here.