Thursday, December 08, 2011

Obama's America - A Country Divided

I sincerely don't like calling the president a communist, a traitor, or any of the other names that some have come up with about him.  I figure he can't possibly be all the things he is accused of being.  I don't agree with his vision of what this country is (or what he wants it to be).  I also feel that it is important to have dialogue, otherwise things will never change.  

But I have reached a point that it can no longer be denied.  The man is a socialist.  He wasn't kidding when he said he wanted to fundamentally change America (not that I thought he was kidding, I just am surprised by the speed).  He and his minions are doing so much harm to this country that we are truly reaching a breaking point.  

We were attacked by Muslim terrorists more than 10 years ago.  Very few people in the country deny that.  Since that time we have been unable to have an honest dialogue of what happened on that fateful day.  Let alone on the days since when we have had other attempted and successful attacks.  One such day was November 5, 2009 and it took place in Fort Hood, Texas.  A Muslim man who was corresponding over the internet with known terrorists walked onto his military base with a gun, started yelling Allah Akbar and killed 13 people and injured 29 more.  He carried a business card with the initials SOA (Soldiers of Allah) commonly used by Muslim terrorists.  Today we are told again, that this man committed an act of workplace violence, not an act of terrorism.  He is just some guy who shot up an Army base.  The reasons for it all point to terrorism, but we can't call it that.  

There are people in this country who feel very strongly about the threats of terrorism in this country, who honestly believe that Islam is a danger to our way of life and to the Western world.  By telling us that we can't call what Hassan did an act of terrorism all they are accomplishing is further fueling that fire with more distrust.  

Today Congresswoman Barbara Lee stood up on the floor of the House of Representatives and said that the GOP is trying to deny blacks the right to vote.  Why?  Because we want people to show ID when they vote.  People have to show ID to get on airplane, cash a check, to have a job, open a bank account, enter many federal buildings, in many states to collect welfare or food stamps, to pick up a registered letter at the post office, and to collect unemployment.  But the simple act of wanting to add voting to that list makes me a racist.  Why?  Because they say so.  There is no proof that in the states that already require that ID be shown (I live in one) that minority voters are suppressed.  But that doesn't stop them.  

Having been born and raised in Texas, this certainly looks like a poll tax to me, which those of us remember as a way to prevent African Americans from voting. These voter ID laws have a partisan agenda: seeking to disenfranchise and deny specific populations of voters before they have the opportunity to elect their representatives in government.She also said the laws are meant to change election outcomes by turning the clock back to the days of Jim Crow.

Because I want free and fair elections, I am racist.  The NAACP has gone as far as to petition the United Nations saying there is an effort to suppress minority votes.  No, we are trying to have only the people who are qualified to vote voting and get rid of voter fraud.  

Here is Obama talking about Capitalism

It fits well on a bumper sticker. Here’s the problem: It doesn’t work. It’s never worked. It didn’t work when it was tried in the decade before the Great Depression. It’s not what led to the incredible post-war boom of the 50s and 60s. And it didn’t work when we tried it during the last decade.
.  What he doesn't seem to understand is that when the likes of Barney Franks and Chris Dodd meddled in the way banks gave mortgages it is no longer free market or capitalism.  It isn't capitalism that failed.  It was the government interference in said capitalism that failed.  Before the Community Reinvestment Act you couldn't get a mortgage unless you had a good paying job, a healthy down payment, and a good credit score.  It wasn't the market that changed that.  It was organizations like Acorn saying things like home ownership is a right.  It was people like former President Carter who thought it was a good idea for the banks to lower the standards.  Now, had we kept with the original intent of the CRA, we may not have had these problems.  The original intent was to stop banks from turning down otherwise qualified candidates simply based on the zip code of where the home was being purchased.  They were predominantly lower income areas and predominately minority applicants.  But, the left got greedy and forced more and more banks to make risky loans.  There is no denying that there was money to be made when they were bundled and that was taken advantaged of.  But the reality is that it wasn't the greedy capitalist that started down the slope of giving risky mortgages.  They were forced down that slope by our government.  Barney Frank and Chris Dodd are directly responsible for the financial mess we find ourselves in today.  The Bush administration asked the congress to look at the worthiness of Sallie and Freddie.  Barney Frank, who was having a sexual relationship with someone at Frannie, refused to do it and publicly stated over and over again that Freddie and Fannie were perfectly fine.  He belongs in jail.  

But the Obama administration feels that they can use this to stoke the fires in this country.  The left uses the word racism at the drop of a hat to describe anyone that doesn't feel that this country is going in the right direction. Which is almost two thirds of the country as this point.  So I guess some democrats are racists too.  We are living in a time when our own government is seeking to divide us more and more.  They do this to gain more power for themselves by not allowing rational discussion of the real issues we are facing in this country.  The mounting debt that is quickly becoming insurmountable and could topple this economy once and for all.  

Has this man read a history book?  Capitalism is exactly what led to the boom of the 50's and 60's and allowed the middle class to flourish.  Allowed them to buy homes, to purchases cars, and to move to the suburbs.  This entire country was founded upon capitalism.  Capitalism, with all of its faults, has made our middle class grow.  Back in the day we were a nation of land owners and the rest of the peons.  The Gold Rush, the oil boom, the industrial era allowed this country to become what it is today.  While we had our share of robber barons, and greedy people, it did trickle down to the rest of us.  We have all benefited from the capitalistic nature of this country.  Even our poor are very rich when you compare to the rest of the world's poor.  We have the most vibrant economy in the world, and if we just leave it alone it will make the proper corrections so the next Bill Gates or Steve Jobs will come along reinvent the way we live our lives and provide millions of jobs as well some great little gadgets.  

Pick up a damn history book Mr. President and get your head out of your ass.  We are not Europe. We don't have, nor do we want, a stagnant economy for the long term.  For the love of Pete, please stop stoking the fires of discontent in this country.  We need to stand together to solve our problems. 

Is it election day yet?  

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