Autocorrect tried to change that title at least five times before I could get it to save. Seriously?! The Chinese State Run media putting out a single ounce of truth? That is what I came across today in an online article posted by the BBC summarizing Xinhua’s, the state’s news agency, criticism of Obama’s newest threat against the Syrian people.
Chinese state media have accused US President Barack Obama of planning to use Syria’s chemical weapons as an excuse for intervening militarily….(Xinhua) was responding to a warning from Mr Obama that Syria would be crossing a “red line” if it tried to use such weapons.
This makes no sense does it? This peace-seeking, Muslim-loving, apologist for American arrogance, liberal-loving president is actively seeking a war in Syria? This cannot be. Say it isn’t so. My bleeding heart just might stop, erm, bleeding.
President Obama warned Syria earlier this week that it would face American military intervention if there were signs that its arsenal of chemical weapons was being moved or prepared for use. The man once very critical of American interventionism in the Middle East, where the only government program he IS willing to cut (and drastically at that) is the military, messiah to the presumptive anti-war left is now without justified cause or clear motivation – threatening to start a new war. Why? If you look at it through the prism of his espoused ideology you will be left sorely lacking explanation and as empty-handed as Debbie Wasserman-Shultz in a debate against Paul Ryan. Fear not for an answer, I have a pretty good idea why President Obama might tussle up a little skirmish in the Middle East…
NO AMERICAN PRESIDENT WHO SOUGHT ANOTHER TERM DURING A TIME OF WAR HAS BEEN DEFEATED.
James Madison was the nation’s first wartime president to seek re-election, Bush was the sixth. That’s probably the single biggest reason John Kerry failed to oust President Bush in 2004, despite a weakening economy and lagging popularity. Besides him being the weakest Democratic candidate possible, Kerry had no chance. This fact cannot possibly be lost on the Obama campaign machine.
If you are unable to run on your record due to its abysmal nature – where does a candidate desperate to keep his job turn? What is the message your marketing dream-team will peddle to the masses? We already drank the ‘hope and change’ KoolAid – and it gave us indigestion.
They’ve already been using the Osama Bin Laden hit as a reason Obama deserves four more years. Actually, the only concrete reason so far, despite sharp criticism from the military for leaking this intel. His political strategy for the past four years has been to blame his predecessor for the continuation of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq (until our recent abandonment of the Iraqi people) and the decline of our nation to near depression status. No one can argue that he wasn’t handed quite a cluster mug when he came into office – but that was four years ago. With a super majority in both houses during his first two years, Obama had carte blanche to pass all the “needed” legislation. Instead he focused on the creation of the largest entitlement program and tax increase in US history. You may know it as Obamacare.
The blame Bush strategy is falling flat. No one likes a whiner.
So then how about the go-to Democratic campaign talking points? I believe they go something like this:
Republicans are stupid.
Republicans HATE women, African-Americans, gays, Hispanics, and teachers. (Especially female mixed-race gay teachers, whew, watch out!)
Republicans want to push grandma over a cliff rather than give her Medicare.
Republicans HATE poor people and love the wealthy.
Mitt Romney is a Republican.
Using Aristotle’s formula for logic we can therefore deduce that Mitt Romney is all of those things…the Democrats hope.
Politicians will show you exactly what they are afraid of by what they do and what they ignore. The Obama campaign and it’s surrogate spokes-holes peppering nearly every news program ignore the utter failure of Obama’s current term in office. The unemployment rate has been at or above 8 percent for 42 consecutive months—three and a half years. Before President Obama took office, unemployment had not been above 8 percent for this long since the Great Depression. Over three years ago, the Obama administration said that unemployment would never reach 8 percent if the “stimulus” was approved. They are afraid of the multitude of broken campaign promises. Afraid to acknowledge that this country got exactly what you would expect when you elect a wholly unqualified community rabble-rouser, with NO experience, has not completed any term of his previously held elected offices, and could only hack it in the “real” world of the private sector for 6 months. They have nothing. Nothing to run this campaign on. That is why we are seeing commercials by former Obama employees, Priorities USA, accusing Mitt Romney of contributing to KILLING a woman – with cancer!
BARACK OBAMA WILL START A WAR BEFORE ELECTION DAY.
He may call it something else, but hey – if it smells like a duck. The talking heads will do their best to justify it for “humanitarian” reasons, hoping their liberal base will buy it and wave the banner of violence as long as it’s for “our cause.” But as anyone with two brain cells to rub together knows – that’s all a load of bollocks. If humanitarian justice were a legitimate reason for the United States to go to war and invade other sovereign nations, we would be at war in the aforementioned China, North Korea, Mexico, Cuba, Columbia, most of Africa, Saudi Arabia, and hell – let’s just be frank, almost ALL of the Middle East. But we’re not at war with a third of the world. Why not? Because it’s not politically expedient.
If and when this action takes place, my sincere hope is that true lefty believers will flee from the Obama camp in droves. That independents will finally decide. We must speak about this now, early and often. The lives of the men and women in our military are NOT political pawns. Nor are the lives of the Syrian people – whose struggle we know absolutely nothing about.
Niall Ferguson, I heart you.