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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Cheney States What Those Who've Been Paying Attention Have Known For Some Time

Here's the Nonsense:  President Obama has done a poor job as president, but he's just not good at what he does. His incompetence has shown all throughout his presidency.

Here's the Horse Sense:  President Obama is not only very competent and effective at his goals, his accomplishments should tell us what his goals truly are.

The Daily Caller is reporting that former Vice President revealed some of his inner thoughts about Barack Obama on Hugh Hewitt's radio show this week.  Responding to a question from Hewitt about Obama's Iran nuclear deal, the former vice president said:

"If you had somebody who, as president — who wanted to take America down. Who wanted to fundamentally weaken our position in the world, reduce our capacity to influence events. Turn our back on our allies and encourage our enemies, it would look exactly like what Barack Obama is doing."

That's a statement that those who aren't paying attention will have problems with.  But the fact is that it's pretty accurate.  Some of the things we've seen in Obama's 6+ years in office include:

  • Obama claims that the economy has recovered from the recession (and only a fool would believe that), but if it is a recovery, it's the weakest recovery from a recession in modern American history.  
  • He has mired the country in unprecedented levels of debt: about $6.5 trillion in five years (after calling George W. Bush unpatriotic for adding nearly $5 trillion in eight years). 
  • More Americans now receive government aid than work full-time.  (America has approximately 93 million unemployed adults.)
  • He has presented no plan to pay down the national debt (other than printing more money, which creates inflation and weakens the dollar which is causing other countries to consider alternate reserve currencies)
  • The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is making it impossible for Americans to keep their health insurance.
  • American medical innovation has been choked off by a destructive tax on medical devices.
  • Hundreds of thousands of workers have lost full-time jobs because of the health-care costs imposed by Obamacare on employers. 
  • The Internal Revenue Service has used its unparalleled power to impede political disagreement with Obama's policies and actions. 
  • The deaths of 4 Americans in Benghazi, Libya (one of which was the American ambassador) have been virtually ignored and no one has been held accountable. 
  • Republicans have been positioned by Obama and the lapdog media as blocking his efforts and never willing to compromise when, in fact, they've offered compromise after compromise while Obama has never compromised on anything.  This has created deadlock in Washington like nothing ever before seen. 
  • Obama's divisiveness is highlighted by his forcing Obamacare through Congress, which is the only major legislation in American history to be passed with no votes from the opposition party. 
  • As the first black president, he is in a unique position to impact race relations in America.  Instead of using the opportunity to improve things, he has exacerbated racial tensions. 
  • He has divided the country by economic class, using Marxist/comunist language against the wealthy and businesses. 
  • He has weakened America in the world by alienating our allies, apologizing to our enemies, and getting cozy with those enemies while abandoning our enemies.  He even ignored treaties and promises America made to stand with our allies (i.e.; when Russia moved into Ukraine Obama ignored America's commitment to stand with them if they are attacked or invaded).
  • His actions have caused our enemies to laugh at America and our allies to now start re-evaluating how they will deal with world threats without America to help them.
  • Obama has blocked job creation and growth by inhibiting and blocking the oil and gas industry.  Blocking such things as the Keystone pipeline and oil and gas drilling is damaging to America. If our energy sector was allowed to grow it alone would create more jobs and a booming economy for America like we've never seen before, but Obama blocks any progress in the energy sector.
  • Obama's administration gave guns to Mexican drug cartels that were used to murder hundreds of Mexicans and American border agent Brian Terry.  And the administration refuses to cooperate with the investigation or hold anyone accountable for what happened.
  • The NSA has spied on Americans and eliminated any sense of privacy citizens had.
  • The CIA spied on Senators under this administration.
  • The Veterans Administration has grossly abused the healthcare of our veterans under this administration.
  • Obama released 5 Taliban terrorist leaders in exchange for deserter Bowe Bergdahl, and now reports are coming in that these released terrorists may be back in the fight against American soldiers.
  • Obama is unconstitutionally granting amnesty to criminal immigrant invaders (illegal immigrants) through executive orders.
  • In fact, he's violated the Constitution over 77 times and not been held accountable. 

Those sure sound like the actions of someone who wants to take down America.  But then, those of you who have been paying attention all along have seen it.  It's just refreshing for someone in a position of influence to finally admit it publicly.