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Tuesday, August 21, 2012
A Desperate America Needs a Great Leader … NOW ... J. D. Longstreet
A Desperate America
Needs a Great Leader … NOW
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
Somehow, America has
been blessed over its history with great leaders and Commanders-in-Chief when
we desperately needed them. It has been
as though the hand of Providence shielded us, ofttimes from ourselves.
The American people really are a breed
apart. We are a mongrel people -- a MIXED breed apart, if you will.
My father used to say, "If you want a
pretty dog, son, get a highbred. if you
want a strong dog, son, get a mongrel." I don't think we ever had a dog that was a
highbred, or had "papers." We
had working dogs -- watchdogs and hunting dogs.
Mom had her tiny little "toy" something or other that grieved
itself to death upon my mother's passing.
The point is -- like mongrels, Americans are a
strong, resilient, hard working people.
We ain't pretty (The Ugly American!) but, by golly, we get the
job done -- whatever the job may be.
Having said the above, it also should be noted
that Americans need strong leadership.
By "strong” I don't mean a "strongman" type leader but a
leader who, himself, is strong in his belief, in his political ideology, and in
the skills of leadership, which, in and of itself, is no mean task.
live in a mean, cruel, jealous, spiteful, vengeful, DANGEROUS
world. The world we live in today is
akin to living on "Mean Street".
The farther down the street you go, the meaner it gets. And we live in the last house! Only the biggest, baddest, dude on the block
gets to climb to the top as America did in such a very short time in
The problem with being on the very top of the
pile is -- you are an inviting target for anyone wishing to take a shot.
We are not a homogeneous people. Get two of us together and you get
The point is -- it takes a special person, an
extra-special leader to shepherd this crowd. "Herding cats is" apt when trying
to describe leading the American people.
We do big things, and we do bold things,
and when we make a mistake, we REALLY make a mistake. (Example of a HUGE American mistake: The Election Of Barack Hussein Obama as
That said -- there can be no question that America is
in deep trouble today. There can also be
no question that the current leader in the White House is NOT the person to lead America out
of her distress. He is simply not up to
it. In fact, many believe, as do I, thatour President is in -- way over
As a nation, we are teetering on the edge of the
abyss. One more wrong move and we'll be
over the edge and in free fall toward the inexorably certain “splat” at the
The so-called Great
Recession is over, they tell us, but our economy is stalled. Business in America has
"forted-up." They perceive an
attack on them by the current government, led by Obama, so they have gone into
a defensive mode refusing to do anything more than that which is absolutely necessary
to remain in business.
If Romney wins the election, the "Great
American Recovery" will begin on November 7th, 2012. If he loses and Obama remains in power as the
leader of America, our
problems will get worse and the national depression/malaise will deepen. America cannot survive another four years of
leadership by Obama with his socialist/Marxist agenda.
America desperately needs another Ronald Reagan
-- but that's not going to happen. What
we have, instead, is Mitt Romney. While
he is unquestionably a good and decent man, a brilliant business leader, he
does not have the charisma that inspires the average person top come off the
sidelines and throw everything they have into the drive to save this great
That, dear reader, is why so many people are
looking past Mr. Romney to the man he chose for his running mate, Paul
Ryan. Congressman Ryan DOES have a
portion of the Reagan "can do" charisma. He, somehow, inspires people to dare great
things. Already, he is being spoken of
as the Republican candidate for President next time around.
Someone once said: "Leaders are like
eagles. They don't flock. You find them
one at a time."
It is, of course, early in the campaign for
Congressman Ryan, and we may still learn of flaws that may mar his fitness for
such a high office as Vice-President of the United
States. That sometimes happens. It was even reported that the Democratic
Party had a booklet of some three hundred pages in length filled with, shall we
say -- "weaknesses" -- attributable to Congressman Ryan. If so, anyone of them could present a problem
for his candidacy. At this point, we can
only wait and see.
What, I think, is telling is the way the
conservative wing of the GOP suddenly ignited upon the announcement of Ryan's
candidacy and -- in a split-second -- went from dead stop to full speed
ahead in this campaign. They caught
fire. Something about Ryan did
Recent polls (over the weekend) showed Romney and
Ryan had pulled slightly ahead of the Obama-Biden ticket. Gallop was showing Romney at 47% and Obama at
45%. SOURCE:http://www.gallup.com/poll/150743/Obama-Romney.aspx Could it be that "momentum" has
made it's debut on the side of the GOP team?
America is a great country with a great
problem in need of a great leader.
There can be no denying the obvious.
But we must not overlook the necessity of placing the US Senate in the
hands of the GOP, as well.
Repealing Obamacare, alone, demands that the GOP control the Oval Office,
the US House of Representatives, and the US Senate. Complete control of legislative and executive
branches of the US
government is necessary to implement so many of the changes we know are
necessary to stop America's
plunge into darkness and restore her to her former glory.
Thus far, under the leadership of the Obama
Administration, we have had, as Winston Churchill once said: "A government of the duds, by the
duds, and for the duds." We
cannot continue this disastrous course.
We have already seen Romney and Ryan boldly take
on the Obamacare/Medicare maelstrom.
They did not skirt it, by-pass it, or downplay it. They charged ahead -- right into the
debate. Nobody is comfortable with this
debate/discussion. But -- it is a debate
we MUST have. Somebody had to lead -- and the Romney-Ryan team has done
that. That elevated my confidence in the
In my opinion, America
leadership now -- RIGHT now!
We have had almost four years of Obama
endeavoring to fundamentally change America into
some sort of collectivist society akin to socialism with a definite
History is replete with examples of failed
nations that have tried the very same experiment that Obama has made clear he
wants for America. Already, we see the
damage Obama's ideas have, can, and will
bring to our beloved country. Do not
fool yourself. American will fare no
better than the devastated nations that have tried Obama's formula before us.
It's time, America. Obama's America is NOT the country that will
lead the world. Obama's America is
not the America in
which you can rest assured that your children and their children will have a bright
Romney and Ryan offer Americans a chance to
reclaim our heritage, our birthright, our prosperity, and yes, our dignity.
Frankly -- there IS NO CHOICE November 6th. For America to survive we MUST dump Obama and
elect Romney and Ryan to lead the greatest country on earth.