In the end America went her own way as if the Obamas had never come.
That is a paraphrase of the last sentence, “In the end China went her own way as if the Americans had never come," of Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Barbara W. Tuchman's book "Sand Against the Wind -- Stilwell and the American Experience in China, 1911-45."
Obama ended his administration as it began, with a participation trophy. In 2009, he was given the Nobel Peace Prize for what he might do, and now, less than three weeks before he leaves office, Obama awarded himself the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service for what he didn’t do.
Delusional is the only term that I can muster to describe the chasm that has existed between what the Obama administration perceived or wanted us to believe and the actual state of the nation.
Over the course of eight years, Obama’s pronouncements steadily became, not motivational instruments or representations of a desired state of affairs, but feats of political transubstantiation, where, if he utters them, words become reality.
Reflecting upon his time in office, Obama recently noted the “extraordinary progress” the country has made over the last eight years.
Like beauty, progress is in the eye of the beholder.
Obama thinks race relations have gotten better during his administration, while 2016 polls have indicated that Americans believe race relations have gotten worse and their concern about it is at the highest level since 2001, when data were first collected.
In the political equivalent of a “Jedi Mind Trick”, Valarie Jarrett, Obama’s close friend and longtime adviser, as well as much of the main stream media, claimed that his administration “hasn’t had a scandal,” ignoring such outrages as Benghazi, the IRS fiasco, Fast and Furious, Solyndra, ObamaCare, Pigford, the Veterans Administration’s death list and others.
Obama’s “progress” no doubt includes the Democrat Party’s net loss of 1,042 congressional and state legislative seats, governorships and, finally, the presidency.
A week after the election, Obama said that Americans were “indisputably better off” because of him despite a doubling of national debt, Gross Domestic Product growth of less than 3%, a decrease in the work force participation rate, a stagnant median household income and an increase in the number of food stamp recipients by 10.7 million people, 32% higherthan when he took office.
In his weekly address to the nation on Christmas Eve 2016, Barack and Michelle claimed “we made America more respected around the world.” Even college students, their core constituency, don’t believe that, seventy-three percent having said that the United States is less respected by other countries than it was in the past.
I will not mention the threat of radical Islam, because Obama thinks it doesn’t exist.
It was an administration built upon a combination of ideology and incompetence. Ultimately it became an architect of errors rather than a supplier of solutions. Final recognition of which will occur when public awareness exceeds the media’s capacity to varnish the truth.
In the end, Obama’s legacy will be his pursuit of the appearance rather than the substance of accomplishment, an illusion, as enduring as sand against the wind.
Lawrence Sellin, Ph.D. is a retired US Army Reserve colonel, a command and control subject matter expert, trained in Arabic and Kurdish, and a veteran of Afghanistan, northern Iraq and a humanitarian mission to West Africa. He receives email at email@example.com.
OBAMA NEVER HAD THE NECESSARY CREDENTIALS TO BE CONFIRMED AS PRESIDENT IN THE FIRST PLACE. AND, ALTHOUGH ALL THE PERTINENT QUESTIONS WERE ASKED: NONE WERE EVER ANSWERED AND THE ONE PERSON WHO COULD HAVE PREVENTED HIS CONFIRMATION IN THE 111TH CONGRESS , SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE NANCY PELOSI GAVE THE EMPEROR WANNABE WITH DELUSIONS OF GODHOOD A FREE RIDE AND WE HAVE BEEN RIDING THE WRECK OF THE TITANIC AS A NATION EVER SINCE. IT WAS SO OUTRIGHT A TRAVESTY THAT THE AVERAGE AMERICAN WITH NO REAL INTEREST IN CURRENT EVENTS AND LITTLE- INVOLVEMENT IN HOW THEY ARE GOVERNED FINALLY WOKE UP AND ELECTED A POLARIZING REACTIONARY IN TRUMP BECAUSE THERE WAS NO OTHER ALTERNATIVE IF WE WERE TO RETAIN OUR SOVEREIGNTY, CONTROL OF OUR NATURAL RESOURCES, WE ARE GOING TO BE ABLE TO RESTORE A MILITARY STRONG ENOUGH TO CARRY OUT ITS MISSIONS AND TO END THE ONSLAUGHT AT THE BORDERS AND THE INUTTERABLE FISCAL IRRESPONSIBILITY RESULTING IN A NEAR TRIPLING OF OUR DEBT IN JUST TWO TERMS!THE DONALD WILL HAVE MICH OPPOSITION FROM BOTH HOUSES OF "ESTABLISHMENT WASHINGTON CRETINS," BUT HE WILL PREVAIL IN THE END BECAUSE HE HAS THE SUPPORT OF THE SILENT MAJORITY AND HE HAS ALREADY ACHIEVED MORE POSITIVE GOOD FOR AMERICAN CITIZENS IN THE 8 WEEKS SINCE THE ELECTION THAN HIS PARASITICAL AND PATHOLOGICALLY PREVARICATING PREDECESSOR HAD IN THE 8 YEARS OF HIS TWO TERMS. GOOD RIDDANCE TO HIM AND I HOPE WE WHEN THE SMOKE OF TRANSITION HAS SETTLED, LEGAL INVESTIGATION OF HIS ENTIRE ADMINISTRATION CAN BE CARRIED OUT AND PUNISHMENT FOR ALL CONSTITUTIONAL VIOLATIONS RENDERED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF CONSTITUTIONAL PROTOCOLS UNDER THE RULE OF LAW NEVER FOLLOWED BY THEM WHEN IN OFFICE. PERIOD.
As with the MSM and the Democrats trying to point the finger at the Russians for their supposed hacking (read more accurately: leaking) of the DNC emails and all the rest, there is this distraction game going on, about Obama's presidency. Let us never forget the real matter here about his time in the Oval Office, and not be misdirected away from it, no matter how hard the New World Order crowd tries to work their magic act:
Obama was, and is, a Usurper in that office, for not being a 'natural born' citizen; which, according to considerable historical evidence, the constitutional Framers understood to mean a person "born in the country, of parents who are citizens..." (E. de Vattel's 'The Law of Nations,' Book One, Ch. XIX, Sect. 212.) And that eligibility requirement for that particular office STILL STANDS, absent a constitutional amendment to the contrary. So, when this nation returns to the rule of law - its Constitution - all the legislation that the Usurper signed into law, and all the E.O.'s and P.D.'s that he issued, and all the appointments that he made - including to the SCOTUS, and inferior courts - go with him, into the trash bin.
And the sooner, the better. Before the Usurper and his deep state backers orchestrate a 'state of national emergency' giving him the excuse to declare martial law, and thus destroy the Constitution and this nation in one fell swoop; rather than by the death of a thousand cuts that he has been administering to it so far.
As a LIFETIME Democrat voter, with more than 40 YEARS of participating in the election process--I can promise you--there is NO "Democrat" party anymore. It has slowly radicalized into a socialist/communist organization hiding first behind the 'progressive' banner of the 1930's when FDR's administration was exposed as having some 563 communists within FDR and Washington government according to the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1940 and included an estimated 221 KGB agents listed IN KGB Archives in 1941. FDR was supported by national communists who worked on his behalf and as President FDR BLOCKED deportations of communists, prohibited the OSS (later to become the FBI) from investigating communists even as a president of an AFL union (John Frey) TESTIFIED before the Un-American Activities hearing--estimating that about 280 Communist party members were part of the CIO and that communists had infiltrated nearly every bureau of DC government through the United Office and Professional Workers unions. When they were exposed for the REAL commies they were, "progressives" went underground and emerged as LIBERALS. When "liberals" became exposed as their predecessors were, they simple reverted BACK to "progressives" to hide real ideology--"Queen Hillary was one of first "progressives" to embrace their 'new' title. Al Gore's failure to win presidency, following by Kerry's unsuccessful run in 2004 put the radical left in high gear trying to "fundamentally transform" America into the huge welfare STATE and collapse our free market, capitalist system into a STATE apparatchik under the muslim imam Obama after he won. Election of Hillary Clinton would've NAILED the coffin shut on America's liberty and Independence once and for all. Obama is a radical leftist, socialist muslim, a former member of the communist "New Party" back in the day in Chicago but now the top jihadi for the National SOCIALIST DemocRAT party of islam. It's NO accident he's DELIBERATELY violated our U.S. Constitution as well as shipping muslims into this country at highest rate in history. He can't justify his actions by Constitution, he's doing it by executive DICTATORSHIP. And while he claims muslims are at risk from their violent religion--he's REFUSED to aid Christians being slaughtered in those muslim enclaves he's shipping 'refugees' from. As far as I'm concerned--he's the BIGGEST TRAITOR this country has EVER known. Arrest, try and UPON CONVICTION---MILITARY FIRING SQUAD! But this country has been compromised by decades of leftists like him--we've got WEAK criminal prosecution, EXCUSES for criminals and crimes and leaders that DON'T stand for our Constitution or the punishments it demands. IF Obama had been a white Republican, he'd would've been impeached over 'racism', IF he'd been a black Republican, he would've been declared an "Uncle Tom" sellout and unfit.
Shavager, That is about as good of a re-cap as I've seen in many years, you nailed it here.
Senator Jeo Mcarthey had a good start on weeding them out back in the '50's until they drove him crazy and finally defeated him.
Unfortunately today we've got a lot more of them in our Government than he had to find back then. And they're not only into our government agencies and into Congress any more, now they're into all of the news media and into our courts and the education systems.
"Drain the Swamp" I think it's time to join the new plumbers union and REALLY drain the swamps. Time to honor our Oath's of Military service and follow the "Duty" in our Constitution.
Good write Shavager.
And despite how media portrays "McCarthyism", HE WAS RIGHT! On Thursday, Jan 10, 1963, the honorable House Rep. from Florida, A. S. Herlong read "The Communist Takeover of America--45 Declared Goals" into the Congressional Record, Vol 109, 88th Congress. Included in those goals are: 'promote UN as 'only' hope for mankind; eliminate ALL loyalty oaths; use 'technical decisions' via CIVIL RIGHTS VIOLATIONS to weaken basic American institutions; eliminate ALL LAWS for morality to break down families and communities and PROMOTE HOMOSEXUALITY; discredit the Bible; ELIMINATE prayer in schools (ON June 17, 1963, the United States SUPREME COURT ruled Biblical readings and PRAYER on school grounds UNCONSTITUTIONAL); promote pornography in ALL the arts, encourage promiscuity and easy divorce; CONTROL THE MEDIA, including newspapers, TV, radio, Hollywood, etc...; TAKEOVER EDUCATION; TAKEOVER ONE POLITICAL PARTY--and they CONTROL the DemocRAT party, top to bottom; DISCREDIT OUR FOUNDERS, OUR CONSTITUTION and our NATION's culture, our laws, our basic freedoms. ANYBODY with any measure of Common Sense can see--they have nearly accomplished EVERY goal of the 45 and instituted the TEN Planks of Communist Manifesto: "Abolish private property; HEAVY PROGRESSIVE INCOME TAXES; abolish RIGHTS of inheritance (through DEATH taxes); confiscate property of CITIZENS who resist or rebel; centralize credit and DEBT in hands of an exclusive MONOPOLY--the Federal Reserve; Control COMMUNICATION and TRANSPORTATION in hands of GOVT control; takeover of LAND as an operation of GOVT; eliminate towns/communities/neighborhoods through GOVT planning agencies (HUD); INDOCTRINATE CHILDREN VIA GOVT CONTROLLED SCHOOLS. These are the TEN planks Karl Marx promotes in his 'Communist Manifesto' to destroy a FREE enterprise system and replace it with OMNIPOTENT GOVT POWER!
I've made this statement before and I'll make it again: the ONLY way to regain our Republic and Constitution is by a second American Revolution.
No mercy, no quarter to despots, tyrants, progressives, liberals, socialists or Communists.
Maybe give them 30 days notice to leave before we begin the restoration of our Republic, but even that may be too lenient.
Lee: I could not agree more with this statement as in my opinion as well as yours it is the only guaranteed solution to the current problem of a totally corrupt and Anti-American cabal controlling our government. Sorriest of the aspects of it is that most ARE American born and MOST never served in the military. They have no traditional values, no internal discipline. no moral conscience, fiscal rationality, will NOT accept responsibility or accountability, and have no appreciation for individual liberties and CHOICES millions have died for. Those elected officials all take the SAME OATH as those who DO serve in our five branches of the military;The most singular difference is: the members of the military are constitutionally LOYAL to their duties and obligations HONORABLY, while a MAJORITY of elected officials, ARE NOT! I have , in other venues far more expansive than this one advocated a fumigation of our Houses of Government and the best way of accomplishing that is obviously a revolt of the electorate. period. We have been ignored, disdained and cheated for decades and in my opinion, The assassination of JFK may have been physically performed by Lee Harvey Oswald but it was the SAME Shadow Government , New World Order cabal, the wraiths we never see and only sense, that were the force behind the "tool" and Jack Ruby's nearly immediate killing of Oswald before he could be interrogated smelled of conspiracy and collusion THEN! I was at the time, a college freshman majoring in Government. I spoke out in truth but was ridiculed by my professor. I always thought he was an idiot and time, personal experience and the deterioration of our entire society has convinced me I was never more right about the issue and AS right then, as we both feel we are now. The proof for me is in what we have become , as opposed to what we were BEFORE LBJ's declaration of two things: the "Welfare State," creation by his Great Society,: and the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution in August of 1964 that expanded our role in Vietnam and began the ruination of us all. If you are going to fight a war, then you must be committed to winning it, We NEVER were, and the ROE's made by those in Washington, most of whom have NO MILITARY EXPERIENCE but tie the hands of BOTH the Field Commanders and their troops and cause losses unnecessarily, should never have been followed. The legacy has been cancelled only twice in Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom and when permitted, we won those two exceptions in a week apiece, then lost the subsequent occupations by the policy changes of incompetents in Washington, not the field commanders or their personnel. I am a Vietnam vet and have always been proud of my service but disgusted by the government and the populace at home for their combined lack of support while serving, and their treatment when we came home. It is an ongoing travesty to a degree but I was personal protection for MOH awardee Chaplain Charles Angleo Liteky in 1968 and also served with Jan Scruggs in the 199th Light Infantry Brigade, the man most responsible for the land grant, construction and dedication of the Vietnam Memorial Wall which has since become a Veterans Holy place for all and the association began for Vietnam vets has been expanded to aid ALL veterans, and, it is the most visited and emotionally moving monument to our military and veterans in this country! It is supported ENTIRELY, by public subscription and NOT administered by the Government; which is a likely reason it is as effective a memorial as it is!. At 72 and disabled by Dioxin exposure,my active participation in such a revolt might be questionable but, my willingness to do whatever I can to see it end the abuses of our sovereignty, resources Seniors, Middle Class,Veterans, active military and the future of our progeny: SO HELP ME GOD, though it be politically incorrect a stance to take .......for another 10 days!
God bless you my friend... 10 more days... may YHVH be with us.
Latest fatwa from the Assembly of Muslim Jurist of America, and Muslims are told to get ready. The fatwa is titled “AMJA Post-Election Statement: Principles and Roadmap.” WE HAD ALL BETTER PREPARE OURSELVES!!!
Also, I have found a very interesting website that many here may find instructive and helpful:
Team Law is a self-help educational organization founded to help people:
Regardless of who you are, you are required to know the law for two reasons:
- Because all authority in law and government comes from the people, even after we grant authority, to the government (through the Constitution), we remain responsible to for that which we so granted; thus, the only way for the people to be able to make sure that the government uses that authority within the bounds allowed is to know the law; and,
- Because if a law applies to you, it is impossible to know that you are complying with that law unless you know, firsthand, what the law is.
Yet, in today’s society, most people know very little about the law and or about our actual history; instead, they simply rely on others to tell them what to do. Thus, regardless of their actual rights, responsibilities and or nature they remain subjects to those that they rely upon for that guidance. Thus, because the people are generally ignorant of the law, and the nature of their relationships, they are easily controlled and manipulated by others. If the people were to learn the law and its history they could:
- Recognize mankind’s sovereign nature;
- Secure our original Constitutional Republic form of government;
- Preserve our Constitution and Laws;
- Assure that our children learn and know the Law;
- Preserve our actual history;
- Inspire industry; and, develop wealth that continues to grow and be controlled by the people in their own hands.
In all, Team Law was created to help awaken people to the necessity of learning the law and to provide them with the opportunity to learn firsthand how as a people we can peacefully and lawfully win our nation back; to insure Life, Liberty, Property and the Pursuit of Happiness; as was the intention of our nation’s founding fathers.
Thank you Judith, each and every one of us must join in this endeavor.
Subversion at the highest levels of our federal government.
Do we need any more evidence that warrants a citizen-patriot takeover of our federal government?