Islamofascists are still determined to kill us. The Arab and Muslim world has an even lower opinion of America than during the Bush administration. Obama’s foolish attack on Israel for building “settlements” in east Jerusalem has made the Palestinians even more intransigent about the “peace process.”
To paraphrase Joe Biden, no more “big f—ing deals.” It’s now small ball. But left-wing small ball is still left-wing.
But come November, things will change.
The next two — or, after he is dragged reluctantly to the center, even six — years of the Obama presidency will be spent trying to keep ObamaCare from unraveling, as opposed to the march toward a Canadian-style single-payer socialized health care system that he truly wants.
The President is an arrogant man with a racial chip on his shoulder. He is a wealth redistributionist who thinks of America as an imperialist power that needs to apologize to the world for its past sins.
But Obama is not evil. He’s simply wrong, which in many ways makes him harder to deal with — and even more dangerous. Obama has already made America a weaker nation — both domestically and as a foreign power. That he’s not out to intentionally destroy America makes him a larger menace. Good intentions make it difficult to persuade people to fight against his policies, and to focus not on intentions but rather on consequences and results.
Here’s what C.S. Lewis said about people like Obama:
“Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victim may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated, but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.”
Over the next two years, Obama’s inevitable retreat toward the middle will be a tactical one, not reflective of a change of heart. It doesn’t matter. He will either check himself or be checked.
America, however, will bear the scars for decades.
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