by Joe David
For nearly eight years, the Obama Administration shamelessly exploited popular issues, turning them into major news stories whenever they suited a political purpose. It didn’t really matter what the issue was (race, religion, or border), or where it occurred (Benghazi, Libya, or Ferguson, Missouri). The intention was always the same: to weaken America by damaging its image and resolve.
While the president played golf or distracted the public with chatter about global warming or gun control, his supporters used issues like “Black Lives Matter,” “Sanctuary Cities,” “Broken Borders,” “The Rise of ISIS,” and more to create crises that would force America to redefine its role in the world. To accelerate the process, lawless citizens surfaced from their subterranean dwellings to make enormous demands on the country. Whether they were leaders, neighbors, friends, or even students, each one in his own voice supported the same thing: something for nothing – without the slightest concern for the consequences.
During President Barack Obama’s two terms in office, his administration achieved what his predecessors only started. He was rapidly turning America into a socialist nation, in which dwindling numbers of workers were supporting growing numbers of non-workers. To accelerate the transition, his administration generously bought electoral support with bigger and grander entitlement programs, like Obamacare. According to the Washington Times , during Obama’s presidency, the national debt nearly doubled, rising to a staggering $20 trillion.
Fortunately, Obama’s over-rated “charisma,” which won him the presidency twice, has finally lost its sparkle. Many of his once devout followers are beginning to understand how destructive his liberal policies are for preserving the general welfare of the people and the nation. The Republican Party is hoping this growing disenchantment with the left will lead to what many citizens want: a strong swing to the conservative right. If that happens in the upcoming election, the Obama administration might prove to be the best thing that ever happened to America.
Unfortunately, recovering from the Obama years won’t be easy. The new president will need to have Herculean strength to repair the damage the Obama administration has caused. If a conservative republican, the president will face fierce resistance from the liberal political establishment and its supporters (especially the general media).
America has always been the land of the free, protected by reasonable constitutional safeguards. Today many of these safeguards have been trampled, exposing the country’s raw vulnerability. Rioters have looted and firebombed stores, and the local government has ordered the police to “stand-down” (Ferguson, Missouri, and Baltimore); criminals have attacked police officers, and the police are punished for defending themselves (Ferguson, Baltimore, Chicago, and New York City); radical Muslims have murdered Americans and the government has refused to acknowledge the murders as terrorist acts (Fort Hood, Texas, and Moore, Oklahoma); and a flash mob of teenagers has run riot through a major shopping mall, and the political leaders have justified the rioters’ actions with absurd excuses (Louisville, Kentucky).
What is happening throughout the country can’t be attributed to just one political party. The Republicans and the Democrats are both responsible; they are both selling the country short for political and personal gain. During a private conversation with former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, Obama carelessly exposed his administration’s intent by making a historic blunder on tape before his second election. Simply put, he said, “I’ll have more flexibility after election.”
What exactly Obama meant by that is not known. What is known with some certainty, after reviewing his two terms in office, is that Obama has been sidestepping Congress by writing executive orders to avoid vetoes of his unpopular programs. Instead of withholding the monies for these programs, which Congress has the right to do by law, the Republican Congress has been giving the president exactly what he wants. The big question is: Why?
Something big is on the verge of happening.
It will become clearer what it is, if not before, definitely after this year’s presidential election. In the meantime, a fear of impending disaster hovers over America. The only relief to it will come if a president is elected who respects liberty – and who is strong enough and willing enough to defend it with law and order.
Joe David is the author of six books. His most recent is The Infidels, a moving story about the Islamic genocide. For more information about the author and his writings, visit www.bfat.com.