“9-11 changed me somewhat… Barack Obama is a bigger disaster to this country than 9-11. (emphasis added) If you took the phrase ‘fair share’ ‘millionaires and billionaires’ and ‘pass this bill’ out of his vocabulary he would be unable to deliver a speech… The American people developed a fighting spirit after 9-11 and we responded back after them. And if allowed to defeat would be total. But, Barack Obama, what he has done to our economy, what he has done to the American spirit of individual responsibility and self-reliance… Killing three thousand people is a tragedy, Sean. It is a real tragedy. But, killing the individualism, the self-reliance, and the self-respect of the American people like Barack Obama has done is much more of a tragedy.” (Neal Bortz on the Sean Hannity Show, October 6, 2011)
Just as comparisons between Adolph Hitler and any politician, including Presidents Bush or Obama, should not be made (although people are free in this country to make asinine comments to their heart’s content), I’m not sure that using 9/11 to attack President Obama is the best way to make your point. Of course, with Neal Bortz, he probably doesn’t really care how he makes his point. Taking away the use of 9/11 imagery, I would wholeheartedly agree that President Obama has been a colossal disaster for this country. Should he get re-elected, our country and world will experience turmoil like we have never seen.
The failed policies of the current administration cannot be laid at the feet of Congress or former Presidents, no matter how much Joe Biden wants to blame President Bush for our nation’s ills. What we are witnessing from the Obama Administration, including the President and Vice-President, is a failure of leadership. As smart as President Obama thinks he is, most Americans — at least those who have jobs or who would like to have jobs unlike the radical know-nothing hippies “occupying” Wall Street — do not want to hear a law school trained politician — two years into his Presidency — continue to deny any responsibility for the mess that our nation is in. Unlike one of his predecessors, Mr. Obama apparently thinks the buck stopped just short of his desk. He reminds me of NFL Quarterbacks who are paid millions of dollars, but who throw interceptions, fumble the ball without anyone around, take sacks without being hit, and “lead” their team to 1 and 3 records, but who never apologize for their own mistakes (can anyone say Kyle Orton?).
But, just when you thought things in this country could not get any worse, the “leader” of the free world announces that he sympathizes with the lunatic leftists who are staging protests on Wall Street. For someone as bright as President Obama is supposed to be, he makes comments which would lead one to believe the man is out of touch with mainstream America. That’s not at all surprising. President Obama reminds me of many of my law school contemporaries who not only share a liberal ideology, but also a complete and utter lack of common sense. Like Mr. Obama, I wouldn’t vote for many of my law school classmates for dog catcher, much less for President of the United States. (Although I don’t agree with her politics, Congresswoman and fellow law school classmate Kathy Castor might be the exception.)
As President Obama publicly identifies with the radical rabble “occupying” Wall Street, the American people on Main Street — Republicans, Independents, and even some Democrats — will simply not buy what the smooth-talking President is selling. When you start singing the praises of hippies, anarchists, socialists, communists, and anti-Semites, the “Silent Majority” will say, “Enough!” If ever people needed to realize what Rush Limbaugh meant when he said the following, it is now:
So I’m thinking of replying to the guy, ‘Okay, I’ll send you a response, but I don’t need 400 words, I need four: I hope he fails.’ (interruption) What are you laughing at? See, here’s the point. Everybody thinks it’s outrageous to say. Look, even my staff, ‘Oh, you can’t do that.’ Why not? Why is it any different, what’s new, what is unfair about my saying I hope liberalism fails? Liberalism is our problem. Liberalism is what’s gotten us dangerously close to the precipice here. Why do I want more of it? I don’t care what the drive-by story is. I would be honored if the drive-by media headlined me all day long: ‘Limbaugh: I Hope Obama Fails.’ Somebody’s gotta say it.” (article here)
If the President has any more success, then the policies of those who are “occupying” Wall Street — the same leftists that President Obama says he sympathizes with and gives credibility to by his comments — will continue to be enacted. And, that “success” will spell disaster for the United States of America. Maybe a “failed” one-term Presidency wouldn’t be such a bad thing after all.