Not a happy business to look at any of the collection of men currently seeking to be the Republican candidate for president, and wonder. Sure, they all are right on one thing, any of them would be better than another four years of Barack Obama.
Hell, my dog would be better than four more years of Barack Obama, and I don’t have a dog. But I did once, and his name was Champion, we called him Champ, which he preferred, and he used to bark once for no, twice for yes, and three times for — go for it. He was medium sized, had curly black hair, a stub of a tail that seemed always to vibrate with pleasure, and long ears which drooped from his head. He was very intelligent, being a cross between Cocker Spaniel and French Poodle. Now there’s a guy who would have been a great president, and being black all over, there’d be no allusion to racism.
And he was a true champion in every way. No self-importance there. His love for people, mostly kids, was real and unending, and that love would always be there even if unrequited. But that love was returned, and that love together with a good meal every day never could repay Champ for all he gave.
If only we had politicians the caliber of my dog. Unfortunately for the country, Champ left us too many years ago, and so we have what we have. And what we currently have in our White House is a person with no principles, seemingly disinterested in the job the American people have hired him to do, whose main interest is himself. One might say he is delusional to an extent, but that’s what narcissism can do to a person. Confidence is one thing, egoism and egotism another. Gosh, that sounds like the description of a professional politician.
Four more years of President Obama will mean a continuation of his destruction of what was once the greatest nation in recorded history, with constitutional guarantees of rights of individual women and men, now tumbling erratically toward the darkness of the evils of collectivism where our Declaration of Independence and Constitution will be relics for historians. And how long would it take Radical Islam to prevail in such a scenario?
It seems obvious that President Obama has next to no idea of a plan for this destruction, only making sure it keeps happening, keeping his promise to fundamentally change America. To what end? Power for sure. The man and many around him, most of them in his administration, but including some members of Congress, are part of the radical left, the people who kidnapped and radicalized the Democrat Party in the sixties and, along with their progenies, have infiltrated important areas of our America, media, education, government.
Power and control, control and power. For many so-called Americans Barack Obama has not been extreme enough in his first three years. Just wait, children. He just needs to make sure he’s re-elected. Then he and his minions will really show you something. Out of chaos will emerge an America that will bring tears of joy to the likes of a Hugo Chavez.
And what we have includes an alternative of sorts. What do Republicans have to offer to stop and turn around the above? Sadly, not a hell of a lot. Professional politicians. President John Kennedy once said something to the effect that the profession of politician was a noble profession. He wouldn’t say that today.
John Kennedy belonged to a different Democrat Party. Today his policies would more or less be defined as conservative. While he did not create the phrase, he did say, “A rising tide lifts all boats.” What he meant was low taxes and less government restrictions on enterprise would stimulate the economy, create jobs, increase tax revenue, strengthen America, and that would benefit all citizens. Contrast that view with the rubbish our Barack and Democrats are peddling today. Yet, incongruously, President Kennedy remains a hero for Democrats. Certainly his policies were far closer to those of Ronald Reagan than Barack Obama.
This article is being written the day after a Republican candidate debate in South Carolina. Yet another debate, and another rumored to occur in a few days. Consensus seems to be Newt Gingrich was a slight winner last night, Mitt Romney being a close second.
No doubt about it, Newt excels at this sort of political debating. Lots of energy. Never a loss for words. He would make a great president, of talking. Far better than the one we already have. Look Ma, no teleprompter!
On the other hand, Mitt Romney is a clear winner in the looks department. He sure looks like a president, of something, even a nation. Far better than John Edwards, but being a Democrat, Edwards did have the potential sleaze factor going for him. For some reason, Romney seems unprepared when answering obvious questions. Gingrich has attacked him again and again as some sort of evil capitalist, doing business in a free market. Imagine, a self-defined Reagan conservative Republican, worth tens of millions himself, in effect attacking our free enterprise system.
Of course, Romney’s business activities actually saved jobs and actually created jobs, not like Obama’s claims, but real jobs. Yes, people did lose jobs due to Romney, in order that the majority of people in companies would not lose theirs. And in other cases, only jobs were created where none existed previously. His company, Bain Capital, did not invest money and effort to put companies out of business. An eight-year-old would know that would be stupid.
If only Romney could explain that in clear and simple terms. President Obama has been doing much the same thing, investing in companies, but with a lousy success record. And of course, instead of using his money, as Bain Capital does, he is using the people’s money. But being a Democrat, he thinks it’s his money. Most of his investments in private industries, alternative energy for example, have flopped.
GM has been a partial success, but in rescuing GM, lots of people had to lose jobs in order that the majority kept theirs. Sounds a lot like what Bain Capital sometimes does. Another example of Obama’s natural leanings, the GM situation, central government running industry, in some cases showing favoritism for those who are political allies and contributors.
Obviously Obama wants a central government that controls everything, where individualism is ignored or when necessary, destroyed by the state. He truly believes in this, for whatever reasons. Reasons are secondary, knowing the evil yet to come if the president is re-elected is the critical thing. And if by chance Obamacare is upheld by the Supreme Court, which is certainly possible, then as things are now, for sure Barack Obama will win a second term as president, a second term which will go on for many years past the allotted four stated in the constitution.
Ironically, Justice Kennedy may be the justice who upholds Obamacare, assuming the probable split between the four progressives and four traditionalists on constitutional interpretation. Ironic because Justice Kennedy has indicated he wants to retire. Consequently, if his vote for Obamacare does make it constitutional, and Obama is therefore re-elected, he would replace Kennedy with a fifth progressive and control the court, and thus the nation, until our Constitution is declared null and void. Happy thought.
It would be very smart if the GOP candidates for nomination for president would assume right now that Obamacare will be upheld by the Supreme Court, and debate what each is going to do about it. Mitt Romney is on shaky ground here, since he still supports his decision for Romneycare in Massachusetts, but not Obamacare for the country. To say its prototype was right at the time, and Obamacare is wrong now, makes little sense. He ought to have said he was wrong in Massachusetts, and gone on from there. One more charge of flip-flopping wouldn't have done much additional harm. Too late now.
Bottom line, either Mitt Romney or Newt Gingrich will be the GOP nominee for president. A plague on both your houses, or a blessing on both your houses? That is the question.
A short interruption here. Too bad both these men thought it was an inconvenience or they were too important, to serve America during the Vietnam conflict. Nothing illegal here, just an observation. To their credit, Ron Paul and Rick Perry did their duty, both serving in the air force, the former as a flight surgeon and Rick as a pilot.
Since 1988, two presidents and two vice-presidents who were eligible to serve during the Vietnam conflict, chose not to do so, three Republicans legally. One, Bill Clinton broke the law and also protested against his country on foreign soil. Yet the American people chose this consummate liar, serial womanizer, and draft-dodger over two war heroes. Only a warm up for 2008, when Americans chose a man intent on destroying America instead of a great war hero, John McCain. Shows what’s happening to what was once America – the ever-growing and growing population of voters who pay no taxes and are recipients of the goodies of the Modern Welfare State, aka The Great Society.
So we are down to two. Newt Gingrich with all his baggage, and Mitt Romney with his flip-flopping on important items and inability to express himself quickly and clearly. Newt’s womanizing history would be ignored if he were a Democrat, but he’s not, and his epiphany regarding sins past and conveniently found Catholicism will not fly with the Obamamedia.
The country, Conservatives, and Republicans deserve better in the 2012 election. America needs a champion. America, the real America that some of us remember and too often took for granted, has gone missing and we need a champion to find it and bring it home. There are still champions out there, plenty of them, decent, good American men and women, but they’re too busy working to make a living, raise a family, to take time off and fight for the return of their country that has been kidnapped by the professional politicians. Tragically, without a miracle, all Americans will soon lose what’s left of their liberty. More tragically, almost half don’t care.
My dog, Champ, was such a champion. But champ is gone and we’ll not see his sort again. However his spirit and philosophy lives on with those who were closest to him. I count myself fortunate to be one of those persons.