[Rushtalk] INTERESTING ARTICLE - worth reading

John A. Quayle blueoval57 at verizon.net
Thu Dec 11 00:12:56 MST 2014

A must read article by a well respected journalist

TRUST IS GONE, by Dennis Prager

  You're looking at the most political liar

  By Dennis Prager

I have been broadcasting for 31 years and writing 
for longer than that. I do not recall ever saying 
on radio or in print that a president is doing 
lasting damage to our country.  I did not like 
the presidencies of Jimmy Carter (the last 
Democrat I voted for) or Bill Clinton. Nor did I 
care for the “compassionate conservatism” of 
George W. Bush. In modern political parlance 
“compassionate” is a euphemism for 
ever-expanding government. But I have never 
written or broadcast that our country was being 
seriously damaged by a president.

  So it is with great sadness that I write that 
President Barack Obama has done and continues to 
do major damage to America . The only question is 
whether this can ever be undone.

This is equally true domestically and 
internationally. Domestically, his policies have 
had a grave impact on the American economy. He 
has overseen the weakest recovery from a 
recession in modern American history. He has 
mired the country in unprecedented levels of 
debt: about $6.5 trillion — that is 6,500 billion 
— in five years rs (this after calling his 
predecessor “unpatriotic” for adding nearly 
$5 trillion in eight years). He has fashioned a 
country in which more Americans now receive 
government aid — means-tested, let alone 
non-means-tested — than work full-time.

  He has no method of paying for this debt other 
than printing more money — thereby 
surreptitiously taxing everyone through 
inflation, including the poor he claims to be 
helping, and cheapening the dollar to the point 
that some countries are talking about another 
reserve currency — and saddling the next 
generations with enormous debts. With his 
2,500-page Affordable Care Act he has made it 
impossible for hundreds of thousands, soon 
millions, of Americans to keep their individual 
or employer-sponsored group health insurance; he 
has stymied American medical innovation with an 
utterly destructive tax on medical devices; and 
he has caused hundreds of thousands of workers to 
lose full-time jobs because of the health-care 
costs imposed by Obamacare on employers.

His Internal Revenue Service used its 
unparalleled power to stymie political dissent. 
No one has been held accountable. His ambassador 
to Libya and three other Americans were murdered 
by terrorists in Benghazi, Libya . No one has 
been blamed. The only blame the Obama 
administration has leveled was on a videomaker in 
California who had nothing to do with the assault.

In this president’s White House the buck stops 
nowhere. Among presidents in modern American 
history, he has also been a uniquely divisive 
force. It began with his forcing Obamacare 
through Congress —the only major legislation in 
American history to be passed with no votes from the opposition party.

Though he has had a unique opportunity to do so, 
he has not only not helped heal racial tensions, 
he has exacerbated them. His intrusions into the 
Trayvon Martin affair (“If I had a son, he’d 
look like Trayvon”) and into the confrontation 
between a white police officer and a black 
Harvard professor (the police “acted 
stupidly”) were unwarranted, irresponsible, 
demagogic, and, most of all, divisive.

He should have been reassuring black Americans 
that America is in fact the least racist country 
in the world — something he should know as well 
as anybody, having been raised only by whites and 
being the first black elected the leader of a 
white-majority nation. Instead, he echoed the 
inflammatory speech of professional race-baiters 
such as Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson. He has 
also divided the country by economic class, using 
classic Marxist language against “the rich” and “corporate profits.”

Regarding America in the world, he has been, if 
possible, even more damaging. The United States 
is at its weakest, has fewer allies, and has less 
military and diplomatic influence than at any time since before World War II.

One wonders if there is a remaining ally nation 
that trusts him. And worse, no American enemy 
fears him. If you are a free movement (the 
democratic Iranian and Syrian oppositions) or a 
free country ( Israel ), you have little or no 
reason to believe that you have a steadfast ally 
in the United States. Even non-democratic allies 
no longer trust America. Barack Obama has 
alienated our most important and longest standing 
Arab allies, Egypt and Saudi Arabia . Both the 
anti–Muslim Brotherhood and the anti-Iran Arab 
states have lost respect for him. And his 
complete withdrawal of American troops from Iraq 
has left that country with weekly bloodbaths.

Virtually nothing Barack Obama has done has left 
America or the world better since he became 
president. Nearly everything he has touched has 
been made worse. He did, however, promise before 
the 2008 election that “We are five days away 
from fundamentally transforming the United States 
of America .” That is the one promise he has kept.

What does it take for the American people to WAKE 
UP? Send this to your friends - we are losing this country!


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