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    While He Fiddled On Obamacare

    While He Fiddled On Obamacare

    Obama does bear responsibility for the high, and now likely perpetual, unemployment rates, the skyrocketing budget deficits, and the rapid rise in our national debt in the past two years.  Domestically, the obsession with passing Obamacare and expanding government had a direct cause and effect relationship to our economic problems.

    Internationally, it more is a matter of neglect and disregard, rather than a causal connection.

    Having prostrated the United States before the world in the first months of his administration, and then having largely abandoned that world while focusing on Obamacare, we have watched a de facto Iranian takeover of Lebanon via Hezbollah, and a spread of Iranian and Islamist influence.  It remains to be seen in which direction the Egyptian crisis moves, but all signs point to creater instability in the region and greater influence of Islamists.

    The administration’s complete obsession with Obamacare has had intended and unintended consequences, only some of which presently are known.

    Update:  Yes, I know, not all of the foreign policy has been neglectful.  The Obama administration was quite active in supporting the Hugo Chavez-wannabee who tried to make himself president-for-life over the objections of the Honduran people, and in publicly scolding the Israelis for the lack of progress in peace talks. 
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    Its hard not to be taken back by the intellectual dishonesty going on here. The United States has been propping up Mubarak at the detriment of the Egyptian people for THIRTY YEARS.

    Obama has been in office for the last two of them. During that time, he has had to clean up all sorts of messes that were left festering by his predecessor: a worldwide economic catastrophe on a scale not seen in decades, two ongoing wars, an ascendant Iran. All this while working in an atmosphere of unprecedented international hostility to American actions; indeed, America has never in history been more unpopular than she was when Obama took the reins.

    To top it all off, nothing in Egypt has happened yet. Mubarak hasn't left, Islamists haven't taken over. And here are all of you saying that Egypt is "Obama's Iran" or that "Obama is losing Eygpt". Do you people actually believe these things? Or are you constructing the narrative in advance so that *if* it does happen you can blame it on Obama after all?

    Obama derangement syndrome, it seems.

    "America has never in history been more unpopular than she was when Obama took the reins."


    Maybe you ought to save some of your self-righteous lecturing for those who HAVEN'T been paying attention to what's going on.

    Let's face it, right wing extremists, it's Palin's fault.

    The party of the President doesn't really matter at all. THE problem we have is that we canNOT seem to spread and support the same atmostphere of freedom that we demand for ourselves. We have rulers that don't like it. If we DEMANDED that ANY country receiving ANY American aid announce yearly their support for the U.S. Constitution First Amendment then we'd be able to define "friends" versus "enemy states". Aid and battle lines would be easy. Now we're stuck trying to figure out why it's good for U.S. to have G.E. selling stuff to Iran. Hit me with a clue.

    Is that the same GE who sells us compact fluorescent bulbs made in China, for great profit, but can't sell us incandescent bulbs? That GE? Whose CEO is now a residential adviser?

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