Dispatches From The Obama Nation

“What did I ever do to you?” Moammar Gaddafi

The bloody carcass, what was left of it, of the late and unlamented “dean of the Arab rulers, king of kings of Africa and imam of Muslims” hadn’t cooled to room temperature over in Sirte before Buck Obama was bounding to his Rose Garden podium to confirm the demise of the former Libyan dictator and to take most of the credit for it:

“Without putting a single U.S. service member on the ground, we achieved our objectives, and our NATO mission will soon come to an end.

This comes at a time when we see the strength of American leadership across the world.  We’ve taken out al Qaeda leaders, and we’ve put them on the path to defeat.  We’re winding down the war in Iraq and have begun a transition in Afghanistan.  And now, working in Libya with friends and allies, we’ve demonstrated what collective action can achieve in the 21st century.

Nothing is effective without the collective, eh, Mr. President?  Still, it seemed appropriate to let everyone to know that “they couldn’t have done it without me.” And he didn’t miss the opportunity to throw a thinly disguised high-five to the radicals currently Occupying Wall Street:

“Across the Arab world, citizens have stood up to claim their rights.  Youth are delivering a powerful rebuke to dictatorship.  And those leaders who try to deny their human dignity will not succeed.”

But youth, said George Bernard Shaw, is largely wasted on the young, an observation recently confirmed by pollster Douglas Schoen:

[…] the Occupy Wall Street movement reflects values that are dangerously out of touch with the broad mass of the American people—and particularly with swing voters who are largely independent and have been trending away from the president since the debate over health-care reform. The protesters have a distinct ideology and are bound by a deep commitment to radical left-wing policies.

What binds a large majority of the protesters together—regardless of age, socioeconomic status or education—is a deep commitment to left-wing policies…

…Occupy Wall Street is a group of engaged progressives who are disillusioned with the capitalist system and have a distinct activist orientation.

— “They’re defecating on our doorsteps.” NYC Residents Complain About ‘Occupy’ Protesters (AP)

‘Engaged  progressives disillusioned with the capitalist system’—sounds an awful lot like Buck Obama and his entire administration, doesn’t it?  And despite Obama’s unremitting hosannas to himself, hardly anyone outside of the Oval Office recognizes the ‘strength of American leadership across the world’:

[…] It is hard to think of a presidency in modern times that has done more to damage the United States both at home and abroad than the current one, with the possible exception of Jimmy Carter’s. Like his Democratic predecessor in the 1970’s, Barack Obama has left the world’s dominant superpower on its knees, with faith in US leadership now being questioned across the globe.

…Since President Obama took office in January 2009, the United States has embarked on the most ambitious failed experiment in Washington meddling in US history. (Barack Obama’s Disastrous First 1,000 Days – Niles Gardiner, The Telegraph UK)

Elsewhere in the former Land of the Free, a lawsuit filed by a bipartisan cadre of Washington lawmakers who argued that Obama’s Libyan Adventure was an unconstitutional breach of the separation of powers was perfunctorily dismissed by D.C. District Court Judge Reggie Walton,

…ruling that the lawmakers do not have standing. He rejected the alleged injury the lawmakers claimed—that they have been deprived of the ability to vote on a war declaration…

…Walton, [Professor Jonathan Turley of the George Washington University Law School] noted, did not rule on the constitutional questions the suit raised. Instead, “the decision holds that a critical part of the Constitution cannot be effectively enforced in the courts,” Turley said. “It is a position that runs contrary to the views of the Framers and certainly these members.” (Judge Dismisses Suit Challenging U.S. Military Action In Libya – The BLT)

Well, nobody is going to miss Gaddafi, and only the most curmudgeonly of cranky conservatives would begrudge a sprightly ex-community organizer the opportunity to crow over his part in terminating the bloody-handed ex-Colonel; but there’s not really much to crow about in the actions of mobs like the one that tore apart the cornered dictator, or, for that matter, the progressive throngs currently assailing the free enterprise system in New York and other American cities. And as for the tattered U.S. Constitution, the once-revered document that allows even its enemies the freedom to disturb everyone’s peace as long as they’re disturbing it in a public place, it presents no obstacle to any president desirous of waging undeclared war on just about anybody for just about any whimsical pretext that may appeal to him.  Reggie Walton said so

See: Alinsky To Obama To Occupiers (Quin Hillyer via American Spectator) – “Civil unrest is President Barack Obama’s crutch, his comfort zone, and his trump card.”


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About Bob Mack

Retired since 2003. Military Service: U.S. Army, 36th Artillery Group, Babenhausen, Germany 1966-67; 1st Signal Brigade, Republic of Vietnam, 1967-68 Attended University of Miami, 1969-73
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16 Responses to Dispatches From The Obama Nation

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  2. The left says that we on the right are against Obama because he is black. Wrong! We are against Obama because he is pink. Dose being against people who are pink make us racist?

  3. roblorinov says:

    I seem to recall not long ago Obama calling Khadafi a “friend.” Glad I’m not Obama’s friend LOL. No one in the world leadership is seeing renewed American leadership. What they are seeing is that the US is NOT a reliable ally! BTW didn’t this Nobel PEACE Prize president of our promise to end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan? Instead he’s involved us in several more! Anyone on the left got a clue yet that maybe you were played for FOOLS by Obama?

  4. bunkerville says:

    Forgive me for being a bit “cranky” this morning. While I, as well, bid this dude fond farewell, the example once again confirms that one can be a friend of the USA today, and killed tomorow. It will give any dictatorship encourgagement to get WMD sooner rather than later. Had Gaddafi not given up his nukes for us he would still be alive.

  5. samiam60 says:

    As always Bob you put things into such a clear perspective of what they really are. The Cartoon at the top just cracked me up so thanks, I needed that.

  6. samiam60 says:

    I re-wrote the Declaration of Independence for this Article and feel you may find the similarities from then to now somewhat Shocking!:


  7. Angel says:

    Hiya Bob..West is the only one I have faith in period! Have a great rest of the weekend~!:-)

  8. anatheimp says:

    Once again, Bob, you hit the target faultlessly. Incidentally I’ve just had a go at your man. 🙂

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