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September 25, 2012

U.S. a lesser nation under Obama

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---- — The Middle East is ablaze with anti-American hatred, and many of our embassies have been attacked and damaged. Americans have been slaughtered. Often, the host country has made little attempt to protect our people and property. Are we to believe it’s all because of a stupid YouTube video?

Looks like the “Hope and Change” of last year’s “Arab Spring” went over like flatulence in church. Aren’t you glad that the Obama administration supported these progressive movements in Libya, Egypt, Tunisia and Yemen? Isn’t it nice to know that we are appreciated by the Muslim Brotherhood?

Warnings were given about a 9/11 threat, but fundraisers in Las Vegas must be attended. After all, nothing is as important as our president’s re-election. Now, his naivete and selfishness have bitten us in our collective buttocks, and still, this amateur has no clue as to what to do, or the testosterone to act.

Another potentially even more disastrous situation looms with Israel and Iran. Many expect Israel to strike Iran’s nuclear facilities, and if it does, it could ignite a conflagration. Amazingly, our president hasn’t been available to meet with Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, but the fundraiser went well.

If you were an Israeli living in the only democracy in the Middle East, and facing a second Holocaust, would you be confident that the Obama administration had your back? What U.S. foreign policy actions would support that confidence?

Consequently, President Obama’s “smoke and mirrors” foreign policy in the Middle East has imploded. Our “Appeaser-in-Chief” has tried apologizing, feeling their pain and understanding their rage, all to no avail. He has shunned Israel, our best Middle East ally, and continues to ignore or downplay the threat of Militant Islam.

However, he is consistent. President Obama’s “Hope and Change” worked equally well at home. His domestic policy is on the rocks, too. Unemployment is between 8 percent and 9 percent, even with a manipulation of the numbers that keeps us from knowing the true percentage. If we factor back in those who are “no longer looking for work” and those forced into part-time jobs, it is at a disgraceful 15 percent!

Meanwhile, with “Gilligan manning the helm” and our great ship heading for the shallows, the liberal media are focusing on the latest statement by Mitt Romney, and how he shouldn’t politicize foreign policy or imply that those getting government handouts won’t vote for him. Never mind that what he said was true, and by the way, where was this feeling of decorum when Bush was president?

As if there were nothing else to report, our Obama-media elite are still focusing on the supposed Republican Party’s “War on Women.” War on Women! Seems to be quite a topic for the mindless zombie-like Obama supporters, doesn’t it? It’s about as real as Bigfoot, but they sure don’t want a tête-à-tête on Obama’s dismal record as president!

Just in case you media experts don’t get it, Americans are being murdered, our embassies are being attacked, and our flag is being burned under his watch, and he stands around wondering what to do!

What to do, Mr. President? What would Ronald Reagan do? He would send them a message. The only message they will understand. After the blinding flash, the citizens of Benghazi would repeat the now-famous quote of Hiroshima’s Mayor Senkichi Awaya, “What the hell was that!!!”

Instead, our president spends an hour on Letterman, invites the NBA champions to the White House and attends an NYC fundraiser with Jay-Z and Beyoncé. I realize a President must multi-task, but Mr. President, Americans are being threatened and killed. This “Amateur Hour” must end!

Because of our current president, we have become a lesser nation and our foes sense our impotence. This fast track to decay must be halted. It is time to restore American power and pride.

Leadership is needed. Sides must be chosen and allies supported. Let foes know exactly what they will face if our people are threatened or killed, and let our allies rest assured that we are covering their backs.

Note: The New York Post reports that Hollywood actor Samuel L. Jackson will film a “provocative spot” supporting the re-election of President Obama. It will be titled, “Wake the f--k up. Vote for Obama.” It will appear on YouTube this month.

This class act, according to the Post, is “paid for by the Jewish Council for Education and Research Super PAC, which earlier this summer aired an ad of comedian Sarah Silverman offering “free lesbian sex” to billionaire Sheldon Adelson if he stopped supporting GOP nominee Mitt Romney.”

“Wake the f—k up. Vote for Obama?” “Free lesbian sex?” What is wrong with the Democratic Party? Is it appealing to the lowest common denominator? Can you imagine JFK, Carter, Ford, Reagan or Mitt Romney allowing such trash in their name? Clinton? Eh, maybe?

Chuck Pinkey is the owner of River Valley New Holland Inc. in Otego. He can be reached at chuck.rvnewholland@gmail.com. The views expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect those of The Daily Star and its editorial board.