It seems we no longer have a President


Back in early 2011 I wrote an essay The captain has abandoned ship where I made the argument that Barack Obama had abandoned his role as President of the United States in favor of a full time campaign for re-election beginning just following the 2010 mid-term election.

Moving forward we read this article where we learn that  Obama has held more re-election fundraisers than previous five Presidents combined. I have to ask myself  why is this so? Why would anyone rise to the Presidency and not devote his full attention to the task at hand? Why would someone treat the toughest job in the world as nothing more than a plaything, something to be manipulated and twisted to his own liking?

It’s not as if there are few problems for a president to confront, domestically as well as foreign.

The national debt according to many observers is perhaps the greatest threat to the continuance of the US as a free republic. Why is this so? Two reasons:

First being the massively negative effect of debt service on domestic budgetary needs which  squeeze out important domestic programs effecting infrastructure as well as social welfare programs. Eventually these needs can only be addressed by a continuing string of tax increases to the point of national economic collapse.
Secondly is the strategic effect that massive debt has on a nations ability to protect its strategic interests around the world; does keeping the sea lanes open to worldwide trade seem like a legitimate strategic interest? Does keeping rouge nuclear nations such as North Korea and Iran in check seem like a legitimate strategic interest? If so then we best get our fiscal house in order, and quick. Yet Obama has continuously ignored this problem and has obstructed attempts to correct course.

Aside from the domestic problems we face, a President is continuously faced with problems and threats around the world. In the last century presidents were faced with Nazi Germany and the communist empires of the Soviet Union and China and their world wide threats of conquest. This century appears to be the century of Islamic troublemaking and conquest with what appears to be an imminent and existential threat to the very existence of Israel and the six million Jews therein. The rise of China as a super power is a threat the nature of which we are as yet uncertain, but must continually monitor and protect against.

So why does this president devote so little time, passion or energy to these very real and very potentially lethal problems? Why is his total focus riveted on himself and his reelection?

I suspect a sinister motive behind the actions of Barrack Obama, a motive whose end game could very well be the demise of the free and independent American republic, and the end of liberty and opportunity for my grandchildren. Perhaps he signaled this end game strategy recently when talking with Russian President Dmitri Medvedev. Believing he will be reelected, President Obama addressed dealing with “controversial issues”: “This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility.”  So what do we make of this flexibility?

  • He has made congress irrelevant and a villain; unnecessary in carrying out his will and agenda; an irrelevant  Senate of his own party that has not created or passed a budget in over three years. 
  • He has vilified all manner of business groups short of the popular Apple and the popular entertainers and sports figures.
  • He has attacked and attempted to diminish the Supreme Court. 
  • He has established all manner of unelected and unaccountable bureaucratic czars and agencies ready to do his will under the guise of “… we can’t wait …” for a do nothing Congress.
  • He has appointed “Roman Centurions” such as   Al Armendariz, the EPA administrator in the Region 6 Dallas office who likened his policies to those of the Romans: “It was kind of like how the Romans used to, you know, conquer villages in the Mediterranean.  They’d go in to a little Turkish town somewhere, they’d find the first five guys they saw, and they’d crucify them. And then, you know, that town was really easy to manage for the next few years.Armendariz went on to say that “you make examples out of people who are in this case not complying with the law … and you hit them as hard as you can” — to act as a “deterrent” to others.
    Read more at:
    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/04/26/epa-official-apologizes-for-call-to-crucify-oil-companies-senator-investigating/#ixzz1tY9Ym1pu 
    and here:
    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/04/30/top-epa-official-resigns-after-crucify-comment/

I fear this man. I feared him at his election, I feared him at his inauguration, and I fear him even more so now as he closes in on his re-election.

Don Johnson – May 2012

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