Saturday, June 14, 2014

Catastrophe Keeps a Promise

Best of the Web Today: Obama Keeps a Promise - WSJ:

Around the globe and at home, we see the catastrophe that is BO increasingly clearly now. Nature and Nations abhor a vacuum, and has Slow Joe Biden remarked in 2008:
"Mark my words," the Democratic vice presidential nominee warned at the second of his two Seattle fundraisers Sunday. "It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy. The world is looking. We're about to elect a brilliant 47-year-old senator president of the United States of America. Remember I said it standing here if you don't remember anything else I said. Watch, we're gonna have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy."
His timing was slightly off, but BO has certainly failed all tests abysmally ... Libya, Egypt, Syria, Russia, Afghanistan and Iraq. 

As you know though, I think BO is very pleased with his results. America is diminished in fact and in image -- we talk of "Red Lines", and it is just talk. We let our enemies know years in advance that "we won't put troops in Iraq". True, BO is not to be trusted if you are and American, if he ways "You can keep your healthcare if you like it", you ought to have been certain that he was lying -- but that is a fiduciary lie to his own people of the most nasty sort. The kind of lie BO is a master at! When he is just promising to be feckless -- as in not defending a victory bought at great price in American blood and treasure, you can absolutely take him at his word. Feckless he has down cold. 

Even the VA situation has a silver lining to a guy like BO -- not caring for veterans cuts existing troop morale and makes future recruitment harder - "sauce for the goose". In a country that was awake, all would see the obvious tie between the disaster of VAcare and the disaster of BOcare, but we are no longer a country that is awake. We are too busy trying to find some scraps of what we know is a dying nation fading from the world stage.

We have guilty hopes that the Chinese will be benevolent masters, but that is one of the sad parts of having been the Great Power -- your successor generally likes to make it obvious that you have been DEFEATED, which means blood, extreme poverty and obvious submission. Both Britain and the US were rather large historical exceptions to that rule -- although not NEARLY benevolent enough for BO and many on the left, but take heart, China has a ruthless streak that will bring the historical rule back with a vengeance. 

So oil prices will rise and terrorist threats around the world will rise. Out economy was down 1% in the first quarter, a decent oil shock ought to be enough to push us into a "less possible to ignore" recession, although we know the MSM will work mightily to do so. We have solidly turned the decline corner, and a large nation in decline tends to pick up speed rapidly as it fails domestically and on the world stage. Friends run for cover in horror, enemies look for and exploit the opportunity with increasing vigor, 

"Gird your Loins". The irony that somehow BO was going to CLEAN something (Augean Stables or otherwise) is especially pungent ... Gun Runner, Benghazi, IRS, NSA, VA ... the level of scandal in this administration makes Nixon look like a saint! But of course, it is good to have "The Party" and it's media wing behind you! 

'via Blog this'

No comments:

Post a Comment