There has been something gnawing at me for awhile and I want to get other thoughts on it.
While I do not believe Obama will destroy our country, I think we are heading into a rough patch.
I don't believe he will not destroy our country not for a lacking of trying but because he can't. The founding fathers saw people like him coming and wisely set up our government so one man cannot cause permanent change. No matter what he does, we will get a new President in 4 to 8 years and the new one will be able to undo some of the damage he is doing.
With this said, let's look at some of the things that have happened in a little over 4 months.
Obama either has already, or is threatening to, nationalize key elements of our economy. He now effectively controls our auto industry. There has been threats to nationalize the financial sector. There has been calls from key members of Congress to nationalize the oil and gas industry. There is a strong push to nationalize our health care industry.
We have what amounts to a state media. There is very little of our media that is not using their newscasts to distribute the governments position on all issues. The majority of the current American media has become nothing more than the PR wing for the White House. The on air personalities bow to the official line on most issues, they speak in glowing terms of, for wont of a better term, Dear Leader, and they bury any negative or opposition stories.
Further, the federal government and Congress are actively pursuing means to shut down opposition media. In true Central American style, the current US government is attempting to close down opposition radio. Dating back to the campaign, Obama used a team of lawyers to harass radio station personalities that spoke in opposition to him.
At the same time he actively promotes the media organizations that show loyalty to him by giving them preferred access at press conferences and for interviews.
Obama has shown a penchant for aligning himself with the world's despots. At the same time he has given traditional American allies a cold shoulder.
In true banana republic fashion, he throws money that he does not have at the peasants. This is a long time trick of dictators from the south, if you lack any real solution to your countries' problems, toss some money at the rabble to keep them quite for awhile.
The Obama administration provided financial support, quietly and obtusely, to ACORN, an organization that has a history of voter registration fraud to register voters for him.
The Obama justice department has now legalized thuggery at the polling place to suppress votes against them.
If all of this sounds familiar, nationalization of industry, squelching the free speech rights of the opposition while promoting a state media, aligning with despots, runaway deficit spending to keep the masses happy, and suppression of the vote, it should...