Am I the only one getting tired of a president who reacts to longstanding and complicated issues with a “no compromise, my way or the highway” attitude as with health care and rich corporation bailouts (as long as they gave to the Obama democrats during the elections), and then sits on his hands as Arizona is overrun with drug dealers and ILLEGAL immigrants, and Louisiana is being covered with oil by his buddies at BP? It is becoming almost pathetic the way that Obama holds in contempt those who disagree with his extreme partisan positions. More than half the country disagrees with the way that he is governing, including necessarily many who fell for his charming but vacuous campaign rhetoric. At some point you would think that he would have to get back to representing the people and not just the people who he agrees with.
He has been telling anyone who will listen how he has been there from day one, but he actually sat on his hands and allowed the foxes to guard the hen-house until the situation got so bad that he had to swoop in with the “I’m angry” look (he would do well to work with “The Rock” to get that eyebrow thing perfected). With all his talk, the oil has continued to pour into our oceans. Could he be waiting until everyone agrees that oil wells should not be drilled in U.S. Territory? Kind of suspicious.
If we are going to let foreign oil companies come in and drill and in sensitive ecological areas in our territory , we should not rely on them to police themselves and should not expect that they will be spending their money to ensure our safety and the safety of our land. The technology is already there to clean up this mess before it went this far, but our government, instead of having a contingency plan to enact immediately, our government prefers to sit in Washington and tell us how angry they are and how they will make BP pay. Why don’t we have the ability to handle this ourselves and then charge BP or whoever makes the mess? Maybe if we were not so busy changing our entire societal structure and throwing our money at companies who should be suffering the consequences of their own foolish actions we would be able prepare for the kind of man-made disasters that assail us now.
How can we not be appalled when our president stands with Mexican president Felipe Calderon and derides Arizona for a law that is in complete accordance with the federal law. Obama keeps talking about the federal government’s authority, but he wants that authority without the responsibility or compunction to use that authority for the observance of laws that have been put in place to protect the people who elected our president. Instead, he seems to see the illegals that are here and those yet to come as future democrat voters. Do you know what they do with illegal immigrants in Mexico. certainly not amnesty and free benefits. Try wandering into Russia without a visa. We don’t even need to mention what will happen to someone who accidentally wanders into Iran.
If everyone is coming to the U.S. simply looking for a better life here, why are we so intent on changing to accommodate them? They are coming here because of what we are now, not what we’ll be when we have adopted all their customs, languages, and social structures. If those things were so wonderful there, they would not be coming here. We need to be that shining example to the world, not just a smorgasboard of third world ideals.
My view is that the federal government should stop worrying about maximizing executive power and focus on their constitutional responsibilities of protecting our borders, overseeing interstate commerce, and preparing our military to defend our interests against those foreign powers that seek to eradicate our system of individual freedom and ability to improve our way of life and the situations of those around the world who are in need. Instead they are removing any semblance of strength or character in an attempt to bring us down to a baseline where we are struggling to care for ourselves, let alone those in need around the world. Our strength was largely due to our generosity and example. What kind of example are we now to the world? How can we be generous when our own prosperity is being harangued and dismantled in a headlong rush to mediocrity, or worse, subjection. The world is passing us by as we wallow in our own government’s self-loathing. I would like a president who is proud of our country, not one who constantly derides and attacks it.
Rather than doing his contitutionally mandated duty with regard to securing our borders and applying the law that already exists, Obama instead criticizes a law that exactly reflects the law that he should be enforcing. He didn’t bother to read the law, but ignorance has never stopped him from expressing an opinion. His buddy, Calderone, needs the illegals to continue to cross the border because they depend on a flow of tax-free U.S. dollars to continue to prop up their own failing economy. We have to print meaningless money in order to pay our own way. How can U.S. citizens be expected to pay for our own bloated government and still prop up the economy of a dysfunctional country while also paying to change our culture to be more welcoming for those who would come here only to take. True immigrants come here to add to our society, not to transform it. Arizona has been crying for help for years and with the recent spike in violence and drugs, have asked for National Guard troops to help seal their border. So Obama sends 1200 unarmed troops to do paperwork and observe. What a great way to send a message to the drug cartels. They must be shaking in their boots. He is looking at bringing action against Arizona while refusing to do his constitutional duty. Once again, if you don’t agree with Obama, you have lost your status as a citizen. Does he feel a greater affinity with people who were not born in our country? I’m not a birther, but when someone challenges me on something that I can easily prove, then I have no problem producing said proof. I usually find that people who choose to hide things and act offended usually have something to hide. Just thinking.
I’m sorry to sound so negative. Like I’ve said, I viewed Obama’s election with some trepidation but with a lot of hope and optimism. I didn’t like his views on a lot of things, but I liked what I thought was the man himself. I am seeing now that the man that he posed as during the election is a far cry from the man who is now leading our country. The direction in which he tries now to lead us is a scary place, where all the glory and strength is being brushed away in favor of grasping onto the mistakes of the past and calling for some kind of retroactive national shame and subservience to the very countries that we were able, through our strength and our freedom, to hold accountable. Now we are reduced to being chastised by China, Russia, Iran, and their ilk. What an out of whack world.