President Obama: The Myth and the Man
Tevya, the Wasp
What I Don't Know
Good morning breakfastpoppers. Today is Monday, December 16, 2013. I have a friend visiting with me this morning. He is known as Tevya The Wasp and he is quite a decent fellow with a very curious mind. Let's spend a few minutes hearing what Tevya has on his mind.
Hello and thank you for indulging my need to speak out loud. President Obama is one year into his second term and I am still not over the fact that he got elected in the first place. Had I been eligible to vote in 2008 I would have had many questions I needed answers to before I cast my vote.
Back then I was quite confused about where Barack Obama was actually born. A simple clear answer with a birth certificate should have put this baby to rest but, alas there was nothing simple about the question. The man who would be president didn't really want to answer it. To this day there are still many questions about his birth. Nevertheless, the people yawned.
Back in 2008 I wondered about Barack Obama's qualifications to be President of the United States. I searched high and low and yet I could not come up with one thing that qualified this man to run the most powerful nation on earth. I knew he was a community organizer. I knew he hung around with a very radical crowd. I also knew that his actions pointed to a man who really didn't admire the country he wanted to lead. I knew this and yet the people yawned.
Back then I couldn't understand why everyone thought of Barack Obama as a great orator. I watched and I listened and I thought he was a good reader. How does giving one speech ignite the path to the White House? That's what I thought and yet the people yawned.
Back then I was bothered by the fact that his attendance at Columbia University was shrouded in mystery. A pastor from the Harlem neighborhood said that he never encountered Obama once during his supposed stay there. Those that majored in the same area as Obama never encountered him. How could this be? It bothered me and yet, the people yawned.
Once Barack Obama became President Obama I cringed every single time he bowed to your enemies. I shuddered each time I saw his hands remain at his sides during the Pledge of Allegiance. I winced when I saw his reluctance to bring faith into the White House. All of this bothered me, but the people yawned.
I was incredulous when President Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace prize. For what, I wondered? I was disgusted to realize that this man had already penned his autobiography at such a young age. What had he accomplished? All of this bothered me and yet the people yawned.
Despite all that was known about President Obama and all that was still a mystery, the people awarded him with a second term in office. The economy was tanking, the debt was soaring, unemployment was reaching new highs and food stamps were the people's lottery. Your nation was in trouble and yet the people yawned.
When scandal after scandal erupted with the IRS, the NSA, Benghazi and the sickening overreach of big government some of the media reacted. They reacted and yet, the people yawned.
And The People Yawned....
What I Do Know For Sure..
The one thing I do feel certain about after all this time is that President Obama does not believe the free market works. Recently he gave a speech at a high school in Kansas. He made a point of telling everyone that not only doesn't it work, it never worked. He made sure the students, the nation and the world understood that hard word performed by the middle class only benefits the wealthy.
He drove home his point without ambiguity, perhaps for the first time in his role as president. He said, in no uncertain terms, that the road to national prosperity lies with government regulation and oversight of all private business activity.
Finally, President Obama said something that was not up for interpretation. No one could say that President Obama mispoke. No one could say that the people got it wrong. To hell with individual achievement and all those things your parents told you. Prosperity lies with the collective. This is no longer the America of your parents. This is no longer the America of rolling up your sleeves and going for the gold. This is the America of shared wealth and diminished return.Translation, this is the America of mediocrity and despair.
Taxes, Regulations and Control...
President Obama laid the blame for the nation's problems squarely on greedy banks. The fact that it was the government who forced the banks to lend money to risky people never came up in his speech. If you haven't realized by now, your president doesn't put much weight on telling the truth. He says whatever he wants to say to make his point and the accuracy of his statements be damned. He wants taxes to rise to all time highs. Why? He believes and he has said that higher taxes will help your nation to succeed.
Clearly, President Obama is not a student of history. His assertion that the key to success lies with big government is patently false. This may be the first and only time in this president's history that he told the truth about what he believes.
Whatever you do, take his statements to heart and please, I beg of you, don't yawn!
Dear God, you made so many liberals
It's no shame to be a liberal
But it's no great honor either!
Tevya the Wasp.....