Critics of the president are convinced that Barack Obama will do lasting damage to the U.S. I doubt it. Obama came to power in the third year of large Democratic congressional majorities. In his first referendum, he lost the House and he may soon lose the Senate; in other words, there followed a somewhat normal reaction against a majority party. Obama’s popularity rating is well below 50%, despite an obsequious media and a brilliantly negative billion-dollar campaign that long ago turned Mitt Romney into a veritable elevator-using, equestrian-marrying, canine-hating monster. In the second term, there is little
This country is just too big a paradigm, set in its ways for some out of nowhere whipper snapper to convert it to something we don´t recognize. In a lot of ways Obama mirrors things FDR did which kept us in a ditch for maybe 7 years.
You can´t last very long as a president who has little or no moral guidance and is a terrible decision maker.He´s blowing countless billions on left wing schemes that sat on the shelves for decades. There was a time when a president getting caught in one lie would be sent packing but Obama lies so much it´s almost accepted as normal.This is reconditioning the population.
He´s creating a whole generation of dysfunctional zombies while all along praising the failed education bureaucracy.College professors and administrators are getting rich off free federal money disguised as student loans.
For a lot of students this money has become party money,they´ll worry about later.If you failed the SAT exam,no problem,just cut and paste an essay that gets high praise from people who approve entrances.You can get some guy in India to write your thesis for 50 bucks.No professor ever questions how a student can be so ignorant for a year and then write a genius level thesis.
Love VDH but do not share his optimism about the future of the country or of Obamacare. A gigantic new entitlement program is about to be born and it is going to grow and grow and never go away. We have to kill it off now. And #1 FDR was the Father of Liberalism and we still suffer for it to this day.
My wish for our esteemed ´press´ ~ May fleas from a thousand camels infest their armpits and may they have to be buried in a pauper´s grave when they meet their end. The demise of this great country will be laid at their feet. If they had shame, they would be ashamed for their failure.
#5 has it exactly right. Well, almost. I doubt the press/msm feel abused at all. Nothing is going to change, and any signs of hope are just temporary glitches or minor offerings tossed up to suggest an objectivity they´re not serious about. People here have been posting articles or references to ´´examples´´ since the eunuch´s first term that are supposed to be signs that the press is ´´coming around´´, ´´waking up´´. Don´t kid yourselves. They´re personally insulated from the results of their ´´work´´. Their standard for quality is based on how well they think they´ve sold the lie.
It´s going to take a completely new generation, and there´s no guarantee there either.
Love VDH, but I don´t agree with the premise that Obama will do no lasting damage to this country. He has given rise to and validation of the entitlement mentality on steroids not only for the poor but for the wealthy. We are all entitled, except, of course, the middle class. Welfare abusers and crony capitalists have had a heyday during Obama´s reign. How you wrest that out of people´s hands is going to take an enormous effort. Secondly, the morals of this country have taken a nose dive and pulling us out of that decline will take divine intervention. I am not as hopeful as Mr. Hanson primarily because I see no leadership or unity in the Republican Party. The country has lost any sense of moral outrage. Apparently, I am a negative Nellie because the future looks grim to me.
FDR gave us Social Security which has morphed into something quite different from what it was earlier advertised. obamacare is something far far more sinister. It´s not just an entitlement to be used to garner votes from threats and promises then used as as the left´s wish list slush fund. No, obamacare is a means to an end of ultimate control over every personal freedom. But in the end the divisive little man will be nothing more than the the man who made the first real tear in the union since the Civil War. States are already fighting the federal government on multiple Constitutional issues. obama´s legacy of destroying the division of powers set up by the Constitution and dispensing with bothersome freedoms is provides states and individuals is very real and enduring.
From VDH´s pen to God´s ears. I hope he´s right about Obamacare , his belief that Obama is "over" and the 2014 elections. But the press is never going to really turn on him and I think there will be long term damage to the country especially if conservatives can´t field a decent candidate in 2016 to stop Herself. Eight years in the hard left wilderness followed by PIAPS is a fate we can´t survive.
OK, I admit that I haven´t read the whole article yet, but I have to disagree with the second sentence.
We are STILL reaping the horrors of Carter´s disasterous administration. If he had not bowed down to the mullahs in Iran and had supported the Shah, the ME wouldn´t be the mess that it is today, we wouldn´t have had September 11 and Iran wouldn´t be closing in on nuclear capability.
Thankfully I most likely won´t be around in 35 year to see what horrors this country will still be reaping from zippy´s regime, if there still is a country at all.
What if someone worse than Obama comes along - Hillary? Then what? If Congress will not execise its authority as one of the three branches and challenge the taupe one, then they will just roll up and die when Hillary comes along - no way they challenge the First Woman President. The beginning of the end for the USA was the election and re-election of Bill Clinton. Obama just put the nail in the coffin that is the demise of the USA. We are a country born of revolution and we will die from suffocation and oppression - and of our own doing.
Since I just read yesterday´s article/thread here are my carryover comments from that -
The special place in Hell that Barry the Fraud and Hillary (and many, many more) belong is either Dante´s 8th circle - Fraud, or the 9th, and innermost circle - Treachery.
I tend to concur with the various posters re- it´s not 1973 anymore. The morality and mores of the people are not the same, plus we have a much higher percentage of citizens (cough, cough) that have no concept of post WWII thru 1960´s America. We do not have the ´educated and moral´ citizenry that John Adams stated were necessary to maintain our representative republic.
As to this article, I just can´t agree with the closing paragraph VDH uses in summation. Carter was consequential in the paradigm shift caused by his feckless actions in Iran and the Mideast during his term. And just like the introduction of progressive policies circa 1913 under Wilson and the ramping up of those policies and more during the FDR era, the trojan socialist virus that Barry the Fraud and his Chicago communist cabal have inserted into our societal and economic framework are more of the Wilson/FDR progressive policies - on steroids.
Ditto #17. The comment that really stood my hair on end was the one pointing out that formation of a third conservative party - essentially what allowed the Clintons in, a la Perot, not that Perot was a real conservative - is actually Hilliary´s dream scenario to win the same way her hubby did. In fact there could be a team working on it.
And such a team would be working overtime bashing the Republican Party on sites like this one. Just sayin´.
The real damage of the Obama terms has been the power he has shifted to the agencies. Even in 2009 with large majorities in the House and Senate, he was unable to pass Cap and Trade to regulate greenhouse gas. So lawyers at EPA figured out how to bend the Clean Air Act into a pretzel to regulate big coal fired power plants while ignoring Al Gore´s house. Once they had that sussed, they could move on regulating mercury for power plants while ignoring the mercury in those twisty light bulbs. Then they figured out how to charge TX high pollution levels in IL. Undoing this is going to require a true leader who will ruthlessly weed out Obama´s minions. I´m not certain even Ronald Reagan would have been up to that task.
As hopeful as VDH´s assessment is for a post-Obama America, our POTUS has already done what I believe is irreversible damage; first, to our economy because of entitlement and profligate (and useless) spending, and second, to the Rule of Law due to not just voter-fraud but to all the current scandals.
His Administration has rendered his enemies in his own country helpless to do anything about being silenced. That is not as hopeful as VDH´s mindset. Love VDH but he may be underestimating the subterranean fractures of this nation´s foundation.
He is getting what he wanted. Whether or not O´Care is repealed will be the bellweather of whether or not this country survives this Administration without irreversible damage.
I want my country back pro-Obama. Pro-Clinton, actually, when you factor in the moral decay they wreaked on our culture.
This pretty much says it all. I´m less sanguine than VDH that we will get over the huge Fauxbama deficits, but the economy will certainly take off the moment a republican rides in the inaugural car with Barry and Chewie.
Bravo Me! I just forced myself to sit through a 23-minute video of last night’s Obama-Leno lovefest. Talk about softball… this was closer to puffball. Leno obviously worked from a well-prepared, thoroughly vetted outline of subjects to cover and Obama obviously was well-prepared to comment on those subjects. As many of us know, Obama excels at vague, indistinct, imprecise, diaphanous statements; all the better to graphically demonstrate his masterful affinity for ambiguity.
I won’t say it was Obama in his element - his element is a teleprompter on a golf course – it was the next best thing though; an opportunity to play fast and loose with the truth. In my day, we referred to people who could do that as bee ess artists.
I would like to wake up in America again! Will it happen? Not so sure - with "opponents" to the communism like bushes, rubios, boehners, priebuses, let´s be honest, there is no bright future for my grandkids. And considering that there will be 30-40 million "reparation" blacks and at least the same amount of welfare "hispanics" it won´t be even close to the Swedish model of socialism.
If the damage lasts until the end of my life and contributes to ending my life prematurely (which Obamacare seems to have the potential to do) then I say it is very lasting damage.
Some people recently have pointed out that the Soviet Union eventually failed. Problem is, during that 72 years, they purposely killed about 30 million, and enslaved hundreds of millions for their entire lives. It did not fail soon enough for any of them. And they are left with a country full of people with a defeated mindset which will take another 72 years to dispel.
I think the damage Obama causes will be lasting. The debt he ran up alone will be a permanent drag. While he ignores laws he doesn´t like Obamacare and Dodd Frank will lock in the power of the administrative state in ways future administrations cannot correct even if they have majority backing in congress. The funding of Dodd Frank does not require congressional vote but is direct from the treasury. That is something which should be constitutionally challenged if only the court were not corrupt.
I have been and still am an admirer of VDH and will continue reading his columns, I, like others here, think his conclusions are in error. Obozo HAS done extensive, long term damage to the US. Even if some Republican should be elected POTUS and manages to reverse most of the damage done, the lo-fo´s and those on the federal dole will become so angry that they will promptly vote in the same types that created the damage in the first place. Remember, most of them have no concept of history or what has happened in the past. They have been sold a bill of dung and have been taught that they have "rights" to someone else´s property. Because someone told them so. It´s becoming depressing to watch our country descend into 3rd world status.
It would really make me feel a whole lot better about the direction we are headed if I could agree with VDH. His columns are usually ones you can ´take to the bank´ but I think he went a little off the rails on this one. I cannot fathom how Obama´s tenure could be considered inconsequential at all. It will take decades and decades to undo everything he has done and I for one do not believe criminality and thuggishness is ever inconsequential especially by the holder of the highest office in the land.
Lasting damage has indeed been done with the 17 trillion dollar (insurmountable) debt alone. Add to that the influx of millions of illegals and we´ve been severely damaged before the discussion even gets underway.
He goes on late night talk shows to talk about terrorist threats and make jokes. Even for all of Clinton´s horndogedness, he seemed to understand that a POTUS was not a cast member of Dancing with the Stars. Obama´s turning the office of the presidency into an embarrassment in just about every way imaginable. He is a walking humiliation of this country.
Hansen is briliant, but much too contained. Hugh_Akston says," the trojan socialist virus that Barry the Fraud and his Chicago communist cabal have inserted into our societal and economic framework are more of the Wilson/FDR progressive (fascist)policies - on steroids. Good words! Look at the recently over displayed photo session: the greatest undetected fraud image of all times, is Barry sitting with Putin, and both looking unhappy together. These guys love each other. They are two of the most powerful communists in history, each in their on individualism destroying, freedom losing way. Remember two TV star wrestlers pretending to fight, shouting, arguing supposedly fighting, all the time protecting each other from injury. Then, after work, going out and getting drunk together. That´s these two would-be dictator frauds. Why is Hansen so brillantly cautious when he should be constantly, at least, hinting at Nobama´s questioned citizenship, his imitation social security numbers, redacted files of his entire academic so-called career? Hansen is beautifully grounded, so why not take bigger intellectual hits into Nobama´s soft, lying brained belly? And, we all now know Jay Leno has traitorous ways. The safest surviving assumption is that all of this crime is expected. It´s the fabric of rarely identified stealth communsim. Accept that bloody truth, and it all falls together
If Wikipedia hasn´t censored it out by now, read the 50 points list in Cleon Skousen´s 1950´s book THE NAKED COMMUNIST. Chilling. Remember, all of Hollywood, academe and all of the Diane Sawyer TV indoctrinator news actors don´t want you to know about even the word, communism.
Even Bill Clinton isn´t commanding the high priced speaking fees anymore, unless it´s with the help of good old DNC "pump-priming" for some fund-raising event. BJObama will do far worse, as his scandals will continue long after he´s gone. The only thing he can hope for is an honorarium for a commencement address at Grambling State University, or some other racist black school. Of course, that assumes he can be convinced to leave the golf course to speak to the lesser-beings.
VDH is right on in his prescient assessment of the Obama-nation. The scandal reporting has only just begun. If Obama is responsible for Dem losses in 2014 and 2016, he will be pariah to Dems and liberal journalists, many of whom are undergoing life-altering job changes. This will continue for decades to come, ala Jimmy Carter, who has never regained his "mojo" with journo-liberals.
I disagree. We now have third generation welfare/entitlement recipients.
Plus 0bama has picked at old wounds & brought us to the brink of violent race battles. His people & sycophants keep warning us. I hate the way people are at each others´ throats these days. Whoever thought his half-blackness would "heal the country" has been sorely misled.
Since we get another bite at the apple... with this thread continuing on today´s board...
Allow me to readdress a point which for time´s sake I skipped before...
Most of what #1 says on various topics I am in partial or full agreement with... and appreciate the humor and sarcasm used, sounding very like one of my astute friends...
The final point in #1 above I will take exception with... my dad was a professor (political science, Ph.D. from Harvard)... While of course every profession has some bad apples and some lackadaisacal people, and we can site lawyers, doctors, auto mechanics, teachers, journalists, etc... Many professors, believe it or not, are not stupid and notice what´s going on...
Students get busted for buying theme papers online, and any student who is just clueless is not going to pull off a genius stunt to make a top grade at the end of a course, without at least raising eyebrows or worse; many profs have integrity, whether you agree with them or not...
Not saying it never happens that college kids try things, and some may get away with whatever it is, for a while...
But there are people with brains and integrity at the university and college level, and not all of them condone misconduct, which post #1 claims categorically they do.
In fact, one of my favorite busts involved a Harvard grad student who noticed something fishy with a Harvard med school prof´s research, and blew the proverbial whistle on him... the prof got fired... the prof was one of the bad apples... and the university got rid of him...
Speaking of loose cannon cheaters, O-Bomber´s father got disinvited from
Sorry, a sudden computer glitch arose, so I posted above before finishing, so as not to have to lose and rewrite it all...
O-Bomber´s alleged father, Wacky Baracky Senior, was disinvited from Harvard for being a loose cannon and apparently somewhat undesireable... maybe I should have deleted the "cheater" reference, and saved it for...
Remember that back in the day, Teddy Kennedy was caught having someone take his Spanish exam at Harvard for him, and so got expelled, and enlisted in the U.S. Army, eventually returning to complete his degree at Harvard, prior to UVA law school.
(And he was from a very rich family loaded with Harvard alumni, too.)
Strom Thurmond never let him forget it, referring to him once on the Senate floor as "Harvard´s Spanish language expert."
These days, if you want someone from India to help you "outsource" your thesis, just turn to the student next to you in class and axe him/her whether they or their sibling back home in Asia can do it for you, since campi are crawling with Asians.
Not that there´s anything wrong with all that foreign money pouring in, and not that you wouldn´t get caught trying to do it.
Mr Hanson is not giving credit where credit is due. The Obama presidency caused the birth of the Tea Party movement and the resurgence of the libertarian wing of the GOP. Because of that, we are likely to see a Constitutionalist nominated in the next presidential cycle. Further, if the States rights movement continues to swell, we might very well have a shot at removing much of the Federal Government from power over large sections of the citizenry.
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