In a speech to the Parliament of Great Britain yesterday President Obama said that the United States and United Kingdom are the “fundamental forces pushing the rest of the globe toward democracy and open economies” and that the two countries bear a heavy responsibility to keep on doing so, particularly in the Middle East but everywhere else as well.
Leaving aside the facts that democracy is being seriously threatened and eroded in the United States and that fundamental American freedoms (press, religion, assembly, expression, everything) are under attack throughout the country by followers of Islam and that the American economy has become much more top down, controlled and less open since he took office Obama obviously needs to be reminded that in the end as President he really has one responsibility and one responsibility only…to defend, protect and advance the interests of America and the American people within the framework and under the authority of the Constitution of the United States. His responsibility isn’t to the world, or to his grand and totally unrealistic vision of how it should be. It is to America and Americans, period and every action he takes must be in their best interests first and foremost. If he continues to forget or ignore this he wil not get elected to a second term, simple as that.
Why do I say continue? Because his record in office has been disastrous for the country and he could not possibly run again on his achievements to date…by every social, economic and national security measure there is Americans are far worse off than they were since he won the 2008 election, in large part because he has seen himself as ‘President of the world’ instead of President of the United States. Among other things, the U.S. economy is on life support, there is a debt crisis of epic proportions, unemployment is at a very high level and shows no sign of shrinking, food and gasoline prices are going through the roof, Obamacare is a farce and national disgrace, American national security has been compromised and weakened everywhere, American credibility and respect for the United States has been significantly diminished, no one really trusts the U.S. anymore, vilification and anti-American sentiments are widespread and becoming endemic, imposition of Sharia law and an Islamic mindset is occurring in the United States, terrorist incidents in the U.S. are taking place on a more or less regular basis, government is becoming far more intrusive than it ever was, his policies and actions have brought the Middle East to the brink of (nuclear) war and seriously endangered Israel, America’s only true friend and ally in the region and there has been a steady erosion of the dignity of the office of President.
Among other things.
Just a reminder Barack. You’ve got just over seventeen months before the next election and these are the things Americans will think of when they vote.