Open Forum: Common theme
Posted: December 7, 2012
The conjunction of the attack on Pearl Harbor and the re-election of Barack Hussein Obama as president have forced this writer into introspection. Both of these untoward events have a common theme — both changed America forever.
The first event dragged us into World War II; the second event dragged us into a “fundamental change of the United States.” Vapid prose, presidential pontification, and blatant lies now rule the day.
We won World War II and saved America and the world from fascism; it remains to be seen if we can save America from Obama, ObamaCare, and running the nation without a budget and by administrative fiat. Meanwhile, the EPA is running amok shutting down coal-burning electrical generation with no other generation capacity to take its place. Apparently the EPA wants us all shivering in the dark.
If truth be told, we haven’t been “united” since BHO settled in and we came to realize what “hope and change” really meant. Politics of division, a feral government picking winners and losers, the EPA doing end runs around Congress with a wink and nod from the Obama administration, not selling drilling permits and leases for drilling or fracking, nixing the Keystone pipeline, his inane comment about “leading from behind,” etc. ad nauseam. Literally everything this man has done has offended all of my core beliefs. And yet, we reelected him! Go figure.
Ms. Obama said, upon her husband’s original coronation, that for the first time in her adult life she was “proud to be an American.” Today, she must be ecstatic. Unlike her husband’s questionable birth circumstances, I was born here (and can prove it). I have been proud to be an American ever since I came to realize what America is around age 12. Today, I realize what America was.
During his first term, he paid lip service to the plight of the middle class. When he is sworn in on Jan. 20, 2013, he will be a lame duck and will not give a hoot what We the People either think or say. As well, the Congress is in lame-duck session. This does not bode well for the president and the Congress fixing our fiscal and financial messes they created.
He can do as he pleases, and there’s nothing we can do about it. Four more years of inept statist meddling, and the middle class will have been marginalized out of existence (as will our nation). Be careful whom you vote for, it might come back to bite you. The customary definition of insanity is doing the same thing(s) over ... and expecting a different result.
John Shepard is a resident of Winchester.