Socialist/Democrats Dragging America Down to 3rd World Status!
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
The short answer to the question posed in the title to this piece is: NO!
The long answer is: NO!
The Obama Regime has managed to do more damage to the United States of America in eleven short months than any other presidential administration in the history of the republic! And it is only in its first year!
We are broke. We are demoralized. We are extremely worried about the future of the country and, even more importantly, how it is going to affect our children and grandchildren, and we ARE MAD -- not angry – MAD!
Fellow Americans, we have a government out of control! That was never supposed to happen in America. The people are supposed to control the government. The people ARE the government! At least, we WERE. The people of the states created the federal government to act as an agent of the states, not the other way around. But, today, it is a topsy-turvey world in America, as the federal government demands the subservience of the states and the people of those states.
The socialists in the White House and the Congress are dragging America down to the level of a third world country at a speed that would have been unbelievable had we not lived through these past eleven months.
I hope Americans understand that we are LIVING HISTORY here! We have front row seats to the demise of the greatest country, ever, in the history of the planet. I now know how the ancient Romans felt as they watched their empire crumble and erode right in front of their eyes.
As I said, Americans are MAD! This President’s popularity rating has dropped faster than that of any US president since the late 1940’s. This President has spent more money than all US presidents added together! He has spent so much, and borrowed so much, and run the countries debt up so high, that it will take generations to pay it down. On top of that, we, as a country, are about to see our credit rating go down the toilet! It is embarrassing and it is humiliating.
And the spending continues! The socialists/democrats/progressives/communists are working quietly behind the scenes, hoping that you and I won’t notice, as they put together yet another “Stimulus” package. Of course, when it becomes public it will not be titled as a stimulus package. It will have some innocent sounding name, but, in fact, it will be another huge bailout batch of loot tossed down the sewer. This is more money that was, most likely, borrowed from Communist China.
Obama tells us he is creating jobs. No, he isn’t. The government simply transfers jobs from the private sector to the public sector. No jobs are actually created. That is why unemployment remains high and even rising while the President crows about how many jobs he has created.
Americans MUST get a grasp on the reality of the American government. Understand this: The US government has no money of its own. The US government cannot create wealth. And equally as important, we, absolutely, must come to understand that the US government cannot create jobs.
There are few of us old codgers around who actually have some remembrance of all the public works jobs FDR “created” during the Great Depression. If you bother to look at the figures you will see that unemployment figures, even with all those jobs FDR supposedly created, remained in the double digits! Obama is doing the same thing. It is slight of hand. It LOOKS good but that is all. It is “misdirection,” much as a magician, on stage, misdirects your attention elsewhere while he pockets the lost card.
Have you ever thought about how we are going to pay back all that money to China? Will we have to, oh, say, give them California to satisfy SOME of the loan? Or maybe Texas, or Alaska, or maybe they’ll take Florida, or they might be persuaded to take Yellowstone National Park as payment on the interest. As ridiculous as that may sound – it is not THAT far from the truth.
You know, we used to refer to the democrats as “Tax and Spend Democrats.” Now that they are Socialists, Marxists, and Communists, nothing has changed, except the Mainstream Media is in the tank for them. You see, the Mainstream media is riddled to the core with men and women of the same socialist, Marxist and communist political philosophy and they are not about to bad mouth their fellow travelers in the current government of the US.
The Socialist Left has had enough time, now, to infiltrate the journalism schools of our major universities and for decades, now, they have been turning out brand new socialist, Marxist, and communist journalists. The mainstream media is filled with them.
The question remains, however, of the survival of the United States after a four-year stint with Obama and his cadre of communists Czars. Can we survive? Honestly, I don’t see how it is possible. The damage the man and his minions has done, already, to the US will take generations to correct. We’re talking 30, 60, 120 years just to get us back to where we were upon his ascendancy to office.
It is an extremely costly mistake America made in electing Obama to the Presidency and handing over control of the Congress to the Socialist, Marxist, and Communists democrats. I only hope that once America has thrown off the yoke of Obama’s socialism it will forever forsake another experiment with socialism, Marxism, and communism. But, being realistic, I must say that we Americans, as a nation, have a short memory. In the decades ahead, we are sure to make this same mistake again. For the sake of the country, I hope there are enough men and women around who remember the Obama Regime and the damage it did to this country to enlighten the American electorate before it commits to another costly mistake.
We are a resilient people. We can suffer almost anything and survive, even triumph. But, dear reader, it will take everything we have to survive the Obama Regime. I would not bet on us making it.
J. D. Longstreet