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By Alan Caruba

Alan Caruba

Column by Alan Caruba

New Jersey --(Ammoland.com)- After a series of events that continue the decline of America’s global reputation along with increasing questions about the level of Obama administration corruption within the Internal Revenue Service, these and other factors lead inevitably to the question of whether America can survive Barack Hussein Obama.

By March 12 2014, a Wall Street Journal/NBC news poll indicated that Obama’s popularity had declined to an all-time low with 48% approval versus 54% disapproval. This is unchanged from December when the Obamacare rollout dominated the news. The rate of disapproval among Democrats stands at 20%.

The question of survival might sound absurd under normal circumstances, but there has not been anything “normal” about Obama’s first term in which he lied repeatedly to Americans to secure the passage of the Affordable Care Act—Obamacare—and then claimed that what he and Congressional Democrats said was an inadvertent misstatement of the facts.

His namesake legislation has been a disaster from the beginning. Nothing about it works and it costs more while destroying the healthcare insurance system.

And he has continued to lie to the point where anyone above the age of five has concluded that nothing he says can be trusted. So, if he weren’t President, he could be fired, but he can’t. He can be impeached, but he won’t because Republicans tried that with Bill Clinton and it failed. So that leaves only the forthcoming November midterm elections as a means to curb his further destruction of the economy and all other aspects of life in America.

It is useful to keep in mind that Americans have survived hard times, from the long Revolutionary War to the Civil War through many financial crises and, of course, the Great Depression in the last century. In these and other hard times, many suffered, but the nation was sustained.

I know the headlines out of Wall Street continue to be good. The bankers and the investment crowd know how to turn a dollar, but there are scores of opinion pieces saying that the collapse of the dollar is eminent or that another financial crisis like the one in 2008 is just around the corner. For the record, the banks that survived that crisis, the ones that were “too big to fail”, were not only bailed out with taxpayer dollars, but paid it back and thereafter enjoyed enormous profits thanks to a Federal Reserve that charged no interest on the money it loans them.

On March 6, Wall Street Journal columnist Daniel Henninger opined that “Putin Carterizes Obama, Totally.” I remember Jimmy Carter mostly for the lines I had to wait in to get gas for my car. Then there was the seizure of American diplomats in Tehran, Iran in 1979. Every day since then the Iranians wake up crying out “Death to America. Death to Israel” and they mean it. So with whom is Barack Obama and his idiot Secretary of State, John Kerry, “negotiating”? The same Iranians. You know, the ones who were shipping dozens of Syrian-made surface-to-surface rockets to the Palestinians in Gaza until the Israelis boarded the ship in the Red Sea last week and put a stop to that. The same ones he relieved of the sanctions regarding their nuclear weapons program.

What makes me ask the question about survival is the way the ideologies that Obama believes —Communism, Islam, and his ability to influence other nations— blind him to reality. Thinking that diplomacy will get the Iranians to stop their quest to build their own nuclear weapons isn’t just stupid, it’s insane.

It’s the same with his views of Russia and its president, Vladimir Putin. Having “re-set” the former Cold War relationship with Russia, Obama has just discovered that Putin has not. Given the political turmoil in Ukraine, Putin did what all of his predecessors did for hundreds of years; he decided to take control of the Crimea. Why not? Russia has essential shipping ports there and some airfields. The Crimea was part of Russia for hundreds of years. Putin knows that Obama will not go to war over these events. He wouldn’t even take on Syria when it used poison gas.

While Russian troops were moving into Crimea, the President had his Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel, announce reductions in the Pentagon budget that would reduce our military power to pre-World War Two days. Last week, China announced it was going to increase its military budget 12.2% within a week or so of the U.S. announcement it was reducing its military budget to pre-World War Two levels.

Obama’s weakness and his policies that weaken America economically and militarily have not gone unnoticed around the world.

It’s hard to win wars with stateless fascist Muslims that call themselves al Qaeda and other names. Throughout the Middle East, despite their increase in numbers, the states there are trying to fight them. The Taliban will regain Afghanistan about a week after we leave while Egypt has allied with Russia after Obama backed the Muslim Brotherhood. A third of Iraq is now controlled by al Qaeda. Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates just withdrew its ambassadors from Qatar for backing the Muslim Brotherhood. It is home to al Jazeera, the television channel.

At home the Environmental Protection Agency continues to play havoc with the economy and, in particular, our need for electricity with its “war on coal.” It is undertaking a regulatory storm to control all aspects of our lives.

The question of whether America can survive Obama is not inconsequential.

He’s all for same-sex marriage, the legalizing of marijuana, and forcing people to violate their strong moral and religious convictions. He keeps talking about jobs but there are millions unemployed and millions on government welfare programs. The nation’s economy has gotten worse since Obama was elected in 2008 to fix it. And he prefers to rely on executive orders than to work with Congress.

Elections have consequences. Let’s hope the voters keep that in mind in November.

c Alan Caruba

About:
Alan Caruba’s commentaries are posted daily at “Warning Signs” his popular blog and thereafter on dozens of other websites and blogs. If you love to read, visit his monthly report on new books at Bookviews.

  • 6 User comments to “Caruba: Can America Survive Obama?”

    1. 11Hotel on March 20, 2014 at 8:06 PM said:

      “Elections have consequences. Let’s hope the voters keep that in mind in November.”

      More importantly, you had better hope that the GOP RINOs keep that in mind before they shove more Obama-lite Romney’s down our throat. The base will still not turn out for the lesser of two Obamas…

    2. Garvin Durrant on March 21, 2014 at 7:27 AM said:

      I am so glad someone wrote what I have been saying. Thank you, I hope this message gets out to as many as. can read.

    3. Hows that “Voting” thing been working for ya for the last 50 years?

      If Voting worked it would have been outlawed decades ago. Voting is controlled so that only those who are under the thumbs of the REAL Powers that be will be Placed into office.

      The last “Elections” put 85% of the incumbent Criminals back into office – with that rate it is too obvious that the AmeriKan Sheeple are too damn stupid to be allowed to choose their Leaders.

      This country or whats left of it will not be fixed by voting.

    4. No, America will NOT survive the damage Obama and his bunch have caused and will continue to cause for the next three years.

      These people have set precedences on selective (and very racist–against whites) law enforcement, encouraged activities (Marijuana states without enforcement) twisted school curriculum’s, destroyed health care–and quite possibly set in place insurance processes that will directly result in your earlier death and certainly that of your family members due to loss of insurance as surely as if they had them executed!

      He and his have give huge amounts of our tax money to companies that will in turn return a tiny portion of THAT money to their campaigns, he and his have pissed off nearly every foreign leader and their politicians, set up our country for serious impact on the second Amendment, armed killers in Mexico to advance their version of gun control, allowed and encouraged the IRS to now act as a weapon against American citizens and destroyed the U.S. dollar, and so much more.

      Well he promised fundamental change–at least that is one thing he has not lied about! We are a doomed country compared to what we once were and possibly more if we ever have any kind of “national emergency.”

      We could have done much better by voting into office former leader (and as much a citizen as Obama) former Russian leader Gorbachev who lives in America and is as much of a U.S. citizen as Barrack Hussein Obama (AKA Barry Soetoro).

      If you think voters will change you don’t get it. If he ran for a third term he would get reelected again.

    5. I hope I am wrong, however…How can you give someone something and then take it away without serious repercussions? Assuming sane elected people try to undo/nullify what Obama has done to the US, the takers will riot in the streets. If he is still in office, Obama will declare martial law, halt elections and declare himself emperor for life. If anyone disagrees with him, he will show you why the government has been stockpiling ammunition. God bless America, the sooner the better.

    6. It’s time to shut off the TV and get off the couch.

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