I've held my tongue for a long time. I am a patriot and I recognize that my will is not always the will of the nation. I recognize that I am not the voice of all the people, that I do not have any claim on what is right or wrong for everyone. We are a nation of vastly different ideals, mores, customs and even cultures. Though I still believe that all cultures can benefit from understanding the free market and the wealth creation that is possible. I encourage every citizen to learn how to adapt to the American model to make themselves and their families prosperous. Despite the dues seeking rhetoric of the labor unions, we are not a people constantly beholden to the labor unions for the benefits they can leverage away from greedy capitalists. Greedy capitalists do more good despite themselves than labor unions can do on purpose.
Don't tell that to the Commander in Chief, though. Barack Obama has made it clear that he is the president of minorities and of labor unions and government workers and that's about it. Oh yeah, he is also the president of the Muslims worldwide, even radicalized terrorists.
I know how this sounds and I have resisted other opportunities to make my feelings known. But, there now has been enough time and opportunities for the President to prove me wrong, but he never has. Let's do a few comparisons just to highlight my point of view. I can only judge a president based on their actions. I am not much concerned about who they are as people, but how they act in office. I fully recognize that a senator has different allegiances than a president so, I won't go back to Obama's days as a senator.
The first opportunity Barack Obama had to demonstrate his willingness to tackle the race issue in a positive way, showing no favoritism was the night when Professor Henry Louis Gates was arrested by a white police officer. Any politician knows enough to keep any opinion out of his/her response until the facts are known, but then the president responded that the white officer acted "stupidly" before he had any chance to review the facts of the incident. Then, the answer was to get the white police officer to sit down with the professor and the president to do what? What did that accomplish? It was a photo op, nothing else and the chance for the president to distance himself from his perception as a radical was lost.
Compare Obama's quick response to the news about Professor Gates to the news about Colonel Hasan at Fort Hood, who deserved the benefit of the doubt and was afforded all manner of kindness and understanding that a white beat cop didn't.
So, what happened when Barack Obama was presented with opposition to his agenda, primarily the decision to take over the health care system? As groups of American citizens spread out to oppose something they considered unconstitutional, damaging to personal liberty, damaging to the economic system and unwilling to accept at face value some incredible claims that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) would actually REDUCE the deficit, he responded by calling in some old friends from the SEIU and other labor unions that had funded his campaign and accepted through government agencies payoffs from the Stimulus Bill. (A better case for money-laundering I have never seen) Then, as further payback for the unions countering every bit of opposition the president encounters along the legislative path, the President of the United States came out against a sitting governor and a duly elected legislature and admonished them for "attacking labor unions".
Then, just as a slap in the face of the Tea Party which he openly criticizes as having a "fundamental racism" despite the fact that this is an undocumented, disproved and absolutely refuted point of view, he heaped praise on the Egyptian protesters. When they are Muslims, the president finds their protest against an unresponsive, distant and demanding ruler as somehow noble, but when the people of America, the Tea Party does so, it is cynical and racist.
Here is what he had to say about the Egyptian protesters: And above all, we saw a new generation emerge – a generation that uses their own creativity and talent and technology to call for a government that represented their hopes and not their fears; a government that is responsive to their boundless aspirations. One Egyptian put it simply: Most people have discovered in the last few days…that they are worth something, and this cannot be taken away from them anymore, ever.
This is the power of human dignity, and it can never be denied. Egyptians have inspired us, and they’ve done so by putting the lie to the idea that justice is best gained through violence. For in Egypt, it was the moral force of nonviolence – not terrorism, not mindless killing – but nonviolence, moral force that bent the arc of history toward justice once more.
Could he not have said the same of the Tea Party? Not, if you are Barack Obama and could care less about the incredible uprising of a liberty loving people dedicated to preserving the values of freedom and justice. I guess it depends on what color you are and whether or not you are in a union.
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