American Rewind: Obama ’08, a warning wished wrong

October 29, 2012

Never have I wished a column more wrong, than my 2008 warning of the dangers of sending Barack Obama on to the Oval Office.

First published, four years ago today, October 29, 2008, the column Rich and Evil attempted to delineate for any still not drunk with the Kool Aid, the fallacy behind an Obama Presidency and the clear and present danger such posed to America.

For the past four years, I have had to watch as each and every one of my warnings came true.

From the bashing of business, to the class warfare, to his abuse of executive power, the expansion of entitlements and his just outright lying to the American people on one occasion after politically convenient occasion after another, Barack Hussein Obama has been exactly the demagogueing divider I feared he was.

But as bad a President as he has been, as terrible the policies, as pathetic the performance, as traitorous the ideology, at least no one had directly died because of such.

That all ended the night of September 11, 2012 when Ambassador Chris Stevens, IT specialist Sean Smith, and former Navy Seals, Tyrone Woods, and Glen Doherty paid the ultimate price for Obama’s ideology.

Yes, I’m “going there”.

I am directly blaming the President of the United States for the unnecessary deaths of four American citizens.

I do so with the same insight I used in 2008. Obama just cannot be trusted.

From throwing Jeremiah Wright under the bus to saying Bill Ayers was just an “acquaintance” to claiming credit for ending the Iraq war to telling Americans his healthcare “reform” would lower their premiums to the laughable must have stimulus to get unemployment under 5 percent, to the absolutely hilarious promise to cut the deficit by half in his first term, Barack Hussein Obama has been nothing but one long line of B.S. for years.

But this time his B.S. put four Americans into body bags.

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realize that with the assets currently at the disposal of the United States military there could not have been SOMETHING done to help those poor bastards in Benghazi.

It doesn’t take esp to know that the ONLY reason said assets were not deployed was because of:

  1. The Commander in Chief denied their use
  2. Someone under the Commander in Chief dis-obeyed a direct order approving their use
  3. The Commander in Chief was nowhere around and bureaucrats made the decision

Pick 1, 2, or 3 and it still comes back to an absolute dereliction of duty by a sitting President of the United States.

I do not blame the voters for 2008. Between the weariness of war, the slickness of the campaign and the complicit media, hell even I found myself “hoping” he’d succeed.

But an Obama vote today has no excuse.

To vote to give this absolute failure another four years you have to have your eyes so fully shut, your mind so fully closed there is a serious argument to be made whether you should be voting at all.

With that said, please find below the warning of 2008 that was not heeded.

And please, please, during these final days, do whatever you can to ensure that our 2008 moment of national schizophrenia is not repeated in 2012.

Rich and Evil

October 29, 2008

By Geoff Caldwell

I have been looked at with disbelief by my more liberal acquaintances as to how I could not be supporting the great one. For crying out loud Geoff, you’re middle, middle class, you’re exactly the one Obama is trying to help and you’re turning your back on him, how could you be so stupid?
When I try to explain about capital gains increases, slower job growth, economic malaise their eyes glaze over. For sadly, once you’ve partaken of the Kook-Aid facts and logic no longer matter. Screw the rich, soak the corporations and all will be fine. (It won’t be till after Obama shoves this economy over the cliff that the reality of it’s the rich, the corporations, and the already over-taxed small businesses that create jobs and wealth, NOT government)

I can’t get them to understand that I don’t want his help. His so called “help”, is nothing but a pandering pittance paid for with borrowed money. His so called “fairness” approach just takes more money away from those who ALREADY pay the majority of income tax in this country and gives it to millions who pay NO income taxes.

I can’t get them to understand that sticking it to those “big, evil, corporations” not only hurts the economy as a whole but will hit those at the bottom the hardest. For it is a fact that no corporation ever “pays” a tax. It’s a cost of doing business and when that cost goes up, the price at the store goes up accordingly. And that price will stay there long after Obama’s “rebate” check has been spent.

I can’t get them to understand that those “big, evil, corporations” employ millions of Americans and provide dividend and investment income to many millions more. That when they become less profitable all those portfolio’s drop in value as well.

Has there been excesses, manipulation, unethical and illegal behavior causing this mess we’re in right now. Yes, yes, yes, and yes. But any psychologist will tell you not to make important decisions in the heat of anger. And there’s no doubt Americans are angry right now. I’m one of them. But the real blame lies at the feet of the Democratic Congress. Blame that so far the media has failed to fairly assess for fear it will hurt the election chances of their golden child. (Remember it was Obama who got the second most amount of money from Fannie Mae and Freddy Mac even though he only took office in 2005!)

This sudden rush to put blind faith in the anointed one is more dangerous then any possible depression. A depression is at least but an economic cycle and what goes down does come back up. But what Obama, Reid and Pelosi will do to the fundamentals of this great United States if they have power unbridled has no comparison. The damage will not be measured in years, but in decades. And depending upon how far he gets with the courts and expanding entitlements, it could very well be the end of the America given us by the founding fathers.

And finally, I can’t get them to understand that I just don’t trust this guy. He backed out of town hall debates after winning the nomination, he went back on his word to take public financing, He takes unidentified millions through internet “donations”, he refuses to admit his error on the surge in Iraq, he never held a hearing one on Afghanistan, he rants about “bringing us together” and “bipartisanship” while his record is anything but, he says his Illinois state voting record on abortion and gun rights were just “procedural” votes, he states that bringing up his past associations is irrelevant, and on, and on, and on.

In short Obama is no “new” politician at all. He is in fact the worst of the worst. A ruthless Chicago machine pol who will say anything, promise everything, and step on anyone to achieve political office. No principles, no morals, just pure political posturing.

If it wasn’t for the media being in love with this guy, he’d have never made it out of the primaries.

But sadly, he did and even sadder; our sorrow is only beginning.

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One Response to American Rewind: Obama ’08, a warning wished wrong

  1. Anson on October 29, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    Geoff,nBenghazi alone was a sad mistake by our entire National Command Authority. That term covers the whole waterfront of agencies, intelligence, military, diplomates and for sure the White House and decision makers in the situation room of the WH during the 8 hour attack on our consulate and (now we know) another and separate facility, the “annex” in Benghazi.nGeneral Ham, COMAFRICOM, the theater military commander responsibile for Benghazi was relieved either during the attack or shortly thereafter. WHY? We the people have no idea at this point.nYesterday I asked Bob Woodward why Ham was relieved. He said he did not know the answer yet. Think maybe he DOES know the answer or at least is doing a lot of investigation to find the answer. You can bet the bank one or the other is true.nWas a “stand down” order given to anyone trying to assemble a “rescue mission”? WE DON’T KNOW for sure, yet. Was the relief of that military theater commander related in any way to some “stand down order”? WE THE PEOPLE DON’T KNOW, yet.nAs well a recently arrived (in the Arabian Sea) carrier battle group commander was relieved for cause (“poor judgment”) around the same time frame. WHY? Again we don’t know the answers, yet.nSHOULD we the people be told why two very senior military commanders were relieved for cause anytime it happens. Of course we should have such information. Is the information available? You bet it is. SOMEONE ORDERED THOSE TWO RELIEFS FOR CAUSE and I am sure they had their own reasons for doing so, good or bad being beside the point.nBut we all know as well those answers will not be forthcoming until at least “after the election”. WHY, again, is the question. POLITICS is clearly the answer. If two senior commanders “screwed up” the reason is widely announced quickly. Look only at the McCrystal affair to understand that point. It was headline news about the same time McCrystal found out himself!!!!nMy bet, a big one, is responsible military commanders were reading the same emails available to the WH, on their own authority, clear authority, they proceeded to scramble together a rescue mission and soon thereafter were told by the WH to “stand down” in such attempts.nMy guess as well is the President had “gone to bed” and let his minions do it for him. Deniablility is the operative word in such matters. Abject irresponsibility is my word however on the part of the entire National Command Authority that simply broke down in a crisis.nI HOPE I am wrong is such accusations or suspicions. But none of us will know until after the election as well unless Fox News has their own “October Surprise” looming in the NEWS room not a room full of pundits.nAnson


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