Obama and Abbas Are Destructive to the People They Represent
The disgraceful and immoral Jay Carney once again took to his soapbox and admonished Republicans for their irresponsibility for not caving to Obama's blackmail. Yes, Obama is blackmailing the Republican Party. He is doing so in the hopes of preventing a replay of the historic 2010 massacre that was also known as the midterm elections that, thanks to the Tea Party, gave the House back to the Republicans. And he is doing so in the hopes of providing long-term destruction to the viability of the country's two-party system.
Asking that a political price be paid in order for Congress to do its job to ensure that the United States of America pays its bills and does not default for the first time in its history is deeply irresponsible. It was deeply irresponsible in the summer of 2011 and it would be deeply irresponsible if we were to see that kind of approach taken again. The President absolutely expects Congress to do its job, and one of the jobs that Congress has is to make sure the United States government pays its bills as the greatest economy and the greatest country on earth -- we pay our bills.
Not ironically lost on some of us is the timing of Carney's ludicrous accusation of who is responsible for the country's devastating circumstance. Carney's absurdity occurred the same day that Mahmoud Abbas took to the U.N. soapbox and successfully won the Palestinians U.N. "non-member observer state status." Abbas pursued his destructive path in the hopes of eliminating a two-state plan of Israelis and Palestinians living side-by-side in peace. In the face of Abbas's breach of the Oslo Accords, the official U.N. tweet that was sent out before backlash led to its disappearance read, "On Day of Solidarity with Palestinians, Ban Ki-moon stresses urgency of reaching 1-state solution."
Alas, Obama, Carney, et al. seem to be taking advice from the Abbas playbook and apparently seek not to simply sideline the competition, but rather to obliterate the opposition's role in future negotiations. And the implications in both cases are dire.
Let us begin with Carney's statement that it is Congress's job to ensure that the country pay its bills and does not default for the first time in history. Of course, Carney failed to acknowledge that the U.S. credit rating was downgraded under the Obama administration in 2011 for the first time in history. And he failed to recognize that it was Obama's failure to control the country's borrowing and spending, pass a budget, and project American confidence, stability, and strength on the world stage that led to the downgrade and resulting higher interest rates on our debt.
Carney also failed to concede the simple point that the reason why the country has exorbitant bills is because the president and the Democrats have a spending problem that no one is controlling. Yes, Obama came into office with an outrageously high debt. But what he and his "irresponsible" cohorts opted to do in those first two years of a government completely in the control of Democratic hands was add trillions upon trillions of debt on top of what already existed. And they are showing absolutely no interest in ending their spending spree.
We can concede that at some point in time, prior to the arrival on the world stage of America's most famous and spoiled child, it was time to put an end to the government's use of the credit card, since responsible spending began to marginally exceed reasonable levels. But the "marginally" part ended when Obama sauntered into the White House with his four-million-dollar vacations, chip on his shoulder that makers earn more than takers, disdain for free enterprise, and commitment to transform America into a country of decline.
And while he had the help of a citizenry subject to decades of indoctrination from a similarly arrogant yet resentful academic class, events across the pond have been spelling doom to a blind America. But the blind American has evolved into an irresponsible ignoramus as the electorate willingly chose four more years of this ludicrous spending spree that they knowingly are passing on to their descendants.
Who is responsible for this situation? Certainly not the Republicans, who, while in the Congressional minority since Obama took office (the majority in the House are unable to act without Congress and the president to put an end to this disaster), have attempted to cut spending, avoid the fiscal cliff, adopt policies that would encourage fiscal growth, and pursue prosperous economic paths. Yet it is the Republicans who will be blamed for the impending catastrophe, and if the past election proves anything, they will take it lying down.
While Obama is an incompetent president, he has proven to be a wholly skilled manipulator of the human mind and spirit. Future historians will study this point in American history and struggle to determine how the citizens re-elected the proven ideologue who brainwashed what Pravda labeled an "illiterate" American people. It will take some time to see if Obama successfully destroys the two-party system while he builds an entitlement class that exceeds 50% of the electorate. The Republican Party faces an uphill battle to overcome the admonishments of the mainstream/liberal media, demographics that increasingly reflect a populous dependent on government handouts, and biased educators who seem to impact our culture and its values more adeptly than do parents, clergy, and local community leaders.
Which brings me back to the recent vote at the U.N. and the self-destructive nature of Mahmoud Abbas, who, like Obama, is led by ideology, resentment, and anger rather than practicality, humility, and vision. Like Obama, Abbas couldn't care a less about a future of prosperity and growth for the people he leads. Like Obama, Abbas is thinking only of destroying the opposition. For both, the path of ruin will have historic significance to the people most affected -- those who elected them to power.
So it is that these two historic events coincide. The Palestinians hope for a future state of their own while their leader takes them down a path that will never lead to its creation. The American people began their nation with a two-party system that led to the creation of the greatest civilization known to man, yet they have elected to high office a man who wishes to destroy what those before him so carefully fostered and cultivated. Only time will tell what both men reap and whether their people can outlast their destructiveness.