January 5, 2012
Obama: America's Greatest AssetBy William L. Gensert
The future of America depends on electing a new president in 2012, and the best asset for any potential challenger is Barack Obama. His obtuse sense of self-worth will be a shrewd candidate's greatest advantage.
Obama believes that he is a spectacular success, almost godlike in his judgment. All his policies are not only correct, but manifestations of the transcendent, prescient leader he knows himself to be.
He will run, fast and furious, from his record -- but not because it shows him to be less than the greatest leader ever, except for possibly Johnson, FDR, and Lincoln...and even then, only "possibly."
As a people, we simply do not have the intelligence to understand the brilliance of his ways and the nuance of his success or how lucky we are to have him. Perhaps we are too soft and lazy; perhaps we've reached the point where we've made enough money or are clinging too bitterly to our guns and religion, fearful of a man who looks different from us.
He is compelled to campaign decisively and divisively, with decided derision against anyone who dares to oppose. He does not want to play the race card, early and often, against all who disagree -- but he will.
He does not want to unfairly smear his opponent, his opponent's family, and everyone his opponent ever cared about, or who has ever cared about his opponent -- but he will.
He does not want to lie, falsify facts, or make wonders up wholesale, in support of whatever he says -- but he will.
If only we had loved him enough and passed that bill "now," as he asked. Alas, it's too late. He can't wait. If only we were worthy of his leadership, worthy of him, he wouldn't have to do these things. We had our chance. He graciously gave everyone who disagreed with him the opportunity to do as they were told.
It's our fault. He never wanted this, but now he has no choice. It is beyond his control. We made our bed; now we have to lie in it.
How else can he triumph, win the future, and transform the nation, in unselfish service, to an ungrateful, ignorant populace?
Is it any wonder that Michelle was never proud of us? Never mind -- throw some arugula on the Bar-b. No, that might create too much CO2. Is it time for another vacation? How about a visit to Rio or Bali or Costa del Sol? She's been there and done that...well, she'll find a venue worthy of her presence. Little people are always so nice to the ones they've been waiting for.
This presidential election will be a street fight. It will be bloody; it will be vile. Anyone who challenges Barack Obama needs to understand that the man and his minions will lie, cheat, and utilize any underhanded trick available to win four more years of public-funded golf, vacations, and Air Force One for himself, and the little 757 for the perennially prickly, and finally proud, Michelle, his belle.
This is the most important presidential election since Ronald Reagan challenged the first Barack Obama in 1980. It is about direction, priorities, and who we are as a nation. For while four more years of this president will not destroy America, it will certainly destroy many of its citizens.
Fortunately, there is a path to victory -- over this worst of all presidents, the man we can all see right through, the most transparent president in history -- and it runs through him.
The main issue in this election is Barack Obama -- his policies, the decisions he has made, the people he has consorted with, his nominees, and the economic destruction he has wrought upon the nation.
His un-stimulating stimulus, stimulating only the pocketbooks of backers of Barack, was an unmitigated failure. It actually made matters worse, taking a recession and prolonging it, while bringing the nation to its knees and to the brink of hopelessness.
Yet he says he saved us from depression.
"He kept us out of war" was what Woodrow Wilson campaigned on in 1916. Of course, by 1917, America was embroiled in World War I.
Expect a depression in Obama's second term, because his idea of halting the slide is to do the same thing he did before, except half as large. "Pass the bill now," he said, because even though it made things worse the first time around, this time's the charm.
Barack Obama's war on fossil fuels has been a pyrrhic victory, shutting down drilling in the Gulf, and anywhere else, except on private land, beyond his control...well, maybe next term. It will take 10 years for the oil economy to recover to where it was before he ascended to the presidency.
A second term, for this liberal Luddite, will see tripled electric bills and gasoline over $10 a gallon. But then, isn't that what he told us he wanted?
His recess appointment-packed NLRB has proceeded with a program of forced unionization, because unions provide more money to his campaign than anyone, except for maybe crony capitalists.
The EPA has prosecuted a war on industry, regardless of the cost in dollars or jobs, seeking to shut down coal-fired electrical generation and all manufacturing that releases anything into the environment. Rabid environmentalists are also big supporters of the president.
After almost four years of experiencing the abject misery Obama has put the country through, anyone still willing to vote for this dim-witted, worse-than-dismal president, deserves the four years of wretchedness that will follow should he win re-election.
Make no mistake: Barack Obama, unencumbered by the perpetual campaign of these last three years, will turn Ronald Reagan's "morning in America" into four years of "mourning in America" as he strives to remake the nation in his own image, because he can think of nothing more perfect.
An embattled monarch without control of the House or the Senate, he will not govern; he will rule. Executive orders and regulatory fiat, things he found so useful in his first term, will be the order of the day in his second. The nation will tremble before his wrath. Our freedoms and prosperity will be sacrificed to his outsized ego and his dream of a pre-eminent place in the history books.
There will be nothing to stop his transformation of the nation. Since we are not worthy of him, he will try to destroy us -- not maliciously, but for our own good. The second coming of Obama will ruin people, families, and other nations as well.
Yet America is bigger than any one man, despite what Barack Obama thinks. A new president will still be capable of undoing this president's assault on our future. The rebuilding may take decades, and it will not be pretty, but it will take place.
America, a land seemingly blessed by God, has too much going for it to be destroyed by someone as small as Barack Obama, a man once described by minions, sycophants, and himself as godlike.
In the coming election, the greatest advantage we will have to actually win the future is Barack Obama.
Because, in the end, there is a big difference between God and Barack Obama: God does not want to be Barack Obama.
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