Can America survive 3 more years of Obama’s “change”?

March 19, 2014

It was not supposed to be this way.

 In an internationally unrecognized move, Russia has officially recognized Crimea as an independent state.

Still miffed that Muslim Brotherhood front man Mohammad Morsi’s power grab was stopped by the Egyptian military, the Obama administration turned down its urgent request for additional Apache helicopters to fight terrorists in the Sinai Peninsula.

30 tons of aluminum and 239 human beings vanished into thin air in spite of the fact that the United States government operates a naval support base in the very area where Malaysian flight 370 disappeared.

In fact, we were promised it would NOT be this way.

In St. Paul Minnesota, June 3, 2008, then candidate Barack Obama stood before a multitude of acolytes and embarked upon a 2, 472 word collection of platitudes that convinced millions of Americans their only “hope” was to give him the power of “change”.

“America, this is our moment..this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal; this was the moment when we ended a war and secured our nation and restored our image as the last, best hope on Earth……It’s time to refocus our efforts on al Qaeda’s leadership and Afghanistan, and rally the world against the common threats of the 21st century – terrorism and nuclear weapons; climate change and poverty; genocide and disease. That’s what change is. “

 Osama Bin Laden is dead but that’s about it.  Afghanistan is a bigger mess now than when the great ocean receder took charge. 

 Terrorism is rising, not declining.  Iran, the world’s most prolific state sponsor of terrorism, is closer than ever to developing a nuclear weapon and the one country that could have actually used its nukes as a deterrent to foreign aggression – Ukraine – was forced by Bill Clinton, the UK, and Russia to give them up for a promise on paper that there would be no use of force against the borders of Ukraine.

Again, candidate Obama in ‘08:

 “Change is realizing that meeting today’s threats requires not just our firepower, but the power of our diplomacy – tough, direct diplomacy where the President of the United States isn’t afraid to let any petty dictator know where America stands and what we stand for. We must once again have the courage and conviction to lead the free world. That is the legacy of Roosevelt, and Truman, and Kennedy.”

Unfortunately, no one bothered to tell now President Obama that in the real world, with real evil and real dictators, it is not words that decide the fate of nations.

Roosevelt, Truman and Kennedy have their legacies because they understood that fundamental truth.

They knew that anyone can show courage behind a pedestal and a speech, but without the credibility of conviction, dictators one, dictators all, respond the same:  one giant collective yawn.

The danger is not that the “petty dictators” of today don’t know where America stands it’s that they do, and after 5 years of listening to Mr. Obama, they are done yawning.

From Benghazi to Tehran, the Sinai to Crimea, the South China Sea to the Gulf of Aden, they are fully awake and they are on the march.

A march that will never stop unless forced to stop.  It will not be wished away, it will not be talked to death.

It is history’s most common constant and it is once again knocking at our door.  Yet all we can do is “hope” we survive Obama’s “change”.

No, it was not supposed to be this way.

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