No one could possibly say that this president of ours isn’t always on the job, highly-attuned to his responsibilities, committed to serving the American people. As incontrovertible proof of all that, he abbreviated his South and Central American jaunt and headed home–a full two hours earlier than planned.
Nevermind those allegations that heading off with family in tow for Brazil when Japan was on the verge of exploding, when Libya was in critical meltdown, when Wisconsin was in revolt was ill-conceived and outrageously-timed. Obama’s finger was on the pulse of national and world events at all times. He even passed up an excursion to Mayan ruins to accent his dedication and jetted home from his 5 day trip–two hours early.
Who knows what inspired the sudden attack of awareness that he should be in Washington rather than in Latin America? After all, he was as well capable of tending to the affairs of state in Brazil, Chile, and El Salvador as he was in the White House. And never you mind, you naysayers and Obama-bashers carping that he never should have left D.C. in the first place during upheavals at home and abroad! Just disregard the messages of detachment and disinterest sent by an American president going on another vacation during these tempestuous times.
Malia and Sasha were on spring break. He had to take them somewhere!
But, the enigma remains: Why the rush back? Lord help us if it were because of Liz Taylor’s death! That’s doubtful, although anything is possible with a star-struck president so enamored with the Hollywood set.
Perhaps he had to get back because his Libyan coalition which had never really coalesced was rapidly disintegrating or because word had leaked out that the administration is considering for FBI chief a candidate who would make Gaius Caligula’s appointment of his horse as Roman senator seem like a stroke of genius.
Then, again, Obama’s Libyan war that is not a war couldn’t be the cause of his hasty retreat home since his non-war strategy couldn’t be any murkier whether he was in the lands of latinos or in the White House. And, as for short-listing Jamie Gorelick with her complicity in 9/11 and dirty hands in the mortgage fiasco, for Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, that must be an inside joke of some kind.
No, Obama came back because his Final Solution for bankrupting America was at hand.
The fruition of that ultimate goal was suggested in two tandem announcements, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office’s prediction on the national debt and the prediction of a Federal Reserve official that we are headed down the road to fiscal Armageddon.
The CBO’s revealed that the president’s ”2012 budget will cause large and persistent yearly deficits that will push the public debt to $20.8 trillion by 2021. Federal debt held by the public would double under the President’s budget, growing from $10.4 trillion (69 percent of GDP) at the end of 2011 to $20.8 trillion (87 percent of GDP) at the end of 2021:” http://bit.ly/dETrqX
By contrast, G.W. Bush, who spent like a drunken Democrat, increased the national debt by $4,36 trillion–over 8 years. Obama is establishing all kinds of new and scary records.
The CBO prognostication was followed by a few days by Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Richard Fisher’s chilling warning that, ”If we continue down on the path on which the fiscal authorities put us, we will become insolvent, the question is when.” Trying to sound optimistic, Fisher nevertheless also referred to “a tipping point” which would be “very painful:” http://bit.ly/gVM8hj
Insolvency? $20.8 trillion federal debt? Painful tipping points?
National insolvency would be far more than painful and would tip the United States of America into chaos. We may not soon attain virtual Third World status somewhere between Cameroon and Burkina Faso but we would cease to be the world’s foremost economic and military power.
Nothing would please President Barack Hussein, and Cameroon and Burkina Faso, more.
Do recall Obama’s campaign slip of the lip with Joe the Plumber when he said, “I think when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.” Thing is, Obama thinks globally, not nationally. As he showed with his hesitancy on Libya, he defers to the interests of the United Nations, not to the United States. He is a confirmed Saul Alinsky-international-socialist, heavily influenced by his Marxist father, who believes we reap too many of the world’s economic benefits and the Third World gets diddly.
When Obama gets finished with us, we won’t have an awful lot to share and when he cripples us economically under phenomenal debt, insolvency will be the least of our problems.
On a debatable bright side, Obama is now back in the homeland. Keep in mind, too, that he skipped the Mayan ruins and returned two hours sooner than anticipated.