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Armageddongate legion


By Col. Stan Gudmundson

Fri, Mar 29th, 2013
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By Stan Gudmundson

Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon, Dr. Benjamin Carson recently said, “Let’s say somebody were (president) and (he) wanted to destroy this nation. I would create division among the people, encourage a culture of ridicule for basic morality and the principles that made and sustained the country, undermine the financial stability of the nation, and weaken and destroy the military. It appears coincidentally that those are the very things that are happening right now.”

If a president were to purposely do this however, he would have to do it in a way that would ensure that he not be held accountable or be answerable for any of it. He would have to establish the illusion that he is a frustrated savior on the side of angels fighting evil even though the vast majority of the electorate disagree with his extremist agenda.

To create the required public alarm necessary to achieve these goals, as Tom Sowell puts it, this cynic would have to instigate constant turmoil through often fictitious and graphic disastrous scenarios and/or take advantage of real crises.

He would have to incessantly blame others. He would direct his energies in achieving the above but would be seen as immune from any responsibility for what is happening. He also would require a compliant and supportive press and an ill-educated public to carry out his objectives. He has them all.

White House tours are canceled supposedly for the implementation of a sequester. Obama and the White House blame the Secret Service.

A dead ambassador and dead Navy Seals in Libya and Obama says its not his fault. A video caused that. Moreover, responsibility belongs with the State Department.

We haven’t had a federal budget in four years even though Democrats controlled both the House and Senate for two of those years. But Obama and Senator Greed blame Republicans. You see, it’s not Obama’s fault.

In spite of not having a budget, federal spending under Obama has doubled and our national debt roughly equals GDP. This isn’t Obama’s fault either. And the list for everything he can’t be blamed for goes on and on and on.

I can’t keep track of the legion of Democrat precipitated crises that promise inevitable Armageddon for the poor, the old, and the young. There’s the continuing resolution, debt-ceiling-limit, sequester, and more.

Just before Christmas there was Armageddongate legion-plus-one. Republicans surrendered and gave Obama literally everything he asked for. And there was rejoicing throughout the land? Nope, Obama walked away. Said he had changed his mind and wanted even more.

Now we are going through another Armageddongate legion-plus-two called a sequester whereby the government will still spend more money this year then it did last year. Republicans proposed legislation that would have given Obama authority to make cuts where he saw fit. Again, there were hallelujahs and happiness across the country. Wasn’t there? Nope. Obama said he would veto it.

To keep his status as the country’s savior, he can’t have his fingerprints on anything.

This isn’t what we elect president’s for. We expect them to assume responsibility and take control.

When I first joined the military, I found that, together with ones rank and specialty, the responsibility and authority we were given were imperative essentials of being in the military. Along with ethical behavior. These are components of virtue about which our founders often spoke.

James Madison asked, “Is there no virtue among us? If there be not, we are in a wretched situation. No theoretical checks - no form of government can render us secure. To suppose that any form of government will secure liberty or happiness without any virtue in the people (and its leaders), is a chimerical idea...Republican government presupposes the existence of these qualities.”

We gave Obama the responsibility and authority to run this country. We all believed that he would do his duty. But he has not taken responsibility, has not used authority properly, and has not been ethical in doing so. He refuses to debate issues and ideas and instead attacks people and political opponets with an objective of destroying them. He isn’t virtuous. What’s more, he has no concept of virtue.

As economist Tom Sowell says, Obama is a warped man. He is a petty ideologue and a sinister, vicious, and nasty political being. I don’t buy for a second that he is a nice man. Far from it.

He is striving to eliminate his political opposition and impose his delusional collectivist and redistributionist agenda on our country. He is far more concerned about achieving his radical political goals than he is for America’s people.

Military people don’t have the option of blaming others. It wouldn’t tolerate this kind of behavior from its 17 year old recruits through to its four-star flag officers. Why should we not expect the commander-in-chief to own what we flat demand from all of our military personnel?

Moreover, as everyone else did, I learned before I was old enough to attend school that I couldn’t blame my brothers and sisters and others for how I behaved. But blaming and excoriating others is Obama’s way. Excuses of that kind didn’t work at the family level. It shouldn’t work at the presidential level either.

Writer Joseph Curl in a recent commentary quotes “The Joker in ‘The Dark Night.’” “Some men aren’t looking for anything logical, like money. They can’t be bought, bullied, reasoned or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn.” Obama’s politics in a nutshell.

The truth is, he owns virtually all of it, the little that is good and nearly everything that is bad.

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1:54:41, Mar 30th 2013

Frank Wright says:
Jason, you had me going there for a while. Excellent April Fools prank! Stan, you describing Obama as "a petty ideologue and a sinister, vicious and nasty political being" is making my sides hurt. Stephan Colbert is funny. You sir are brilliant.