America has long been the target of envy, anger, and violence from nations across the world. Thus is the price of being free, rich, and powerful all at once. It’s a status that most have long ago accepted, and far too many have died to defend. Including those innocents on 9/11. But since the election of President Obama, things have leaned even more off kilter than usual.
America has alienated our allies, especially Israel – our only secure and relatively stable friend in the Middle East. North Korea has embarked on a program to create nuclear weapons, and according to CIA Director Leon Panetta currently have enough nuclear material for 2 bombs. At the same time North Korea has attacked our ally South Korea, potentially the trigger to yet another World War. Add to this the fact that Iran is looking to create their own nuclear weapon. All the while the economic collapse of Europe is underway, making any economic recovery in the U.S. sluggish at best.
With such international perils, and deep troubles at home, America needs a charismatic, effective leader. A President that can take charge and be decisive. A leader that can look strong in the winds of chaos in the world.
Based on the facts, President Obama is not that President.
President Obama has walked a tightrope of indecision. He has led the nation on a path of changes that the majority oppose. He has talked to our enemies, scolding them for their bad behaviour even as they continue without abate. He has apologized to virtually every nation that has sworn the destruction of capitalism and/or the existence of America. He has floundered with our military and treated our economy as if it were a Econ 101 class though-experiment.
The world has never been a pleasant place. Religious terrorism, genocides, droughts, floods, earthquakes, wholesale war and economic upheavals are not new. But throughout most or the 20th century the United States has been one nation among most where the present and future were not completely bleak.
Can anyone make an honest, non-partisan arguement that the promises of eventual green energy will save the world? Or explain in non-government math how spending in a deficit creates a profit? Or how allowing nations that seek our utter elimination from the face of the Earth can be acheived by allowing them to create nuclear weapons?
If President Obama can acheive these things, I would be the first to stand up and acknowledge I was wrong. But there is yet to be a single person that can explain how the Obama Administration’s plans are anything but partisan and generally detrimental to the future of the nation.
It’s a scary world indeed. But the Obama Administration might just be scarier still.