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Why Do Americans Distrust President Obama?

I am old enough to recall when President Franklin D. Roosevelt was hated by one third of Americans during the Depression, some even referred to him as “Roosenfeld” in order to claim he was Jewish. I remember when most Americans did not trust Barry Goldwater, the Republican candidate for president in 1964, I recall when most Americans had lost trust in Richard Nixon and I certainly recall when George Bush was not the most beloved man in the White House. But, what exactly is the reason for the intense feeling by 69% of Republicans in this nation that President Obama does “not love America?” I readily admit that Obama has made numerous political mistakes. I admit that he has lacked an overall plan in dealing with the Middle East. I admit that he could simply have extended Medicare to all Americans and gained the support of Americans for health insurance. Heck, I admit that he is an introvert who lacks political sense. He certainly does not come across as one who makes friends with those on Capital Hill.

But, for God’s sake how does his behavior translate into hating America. The man was elected by a majority of Americans twice! There is only one conclusion to this hatred THE COLOR OF HIS SKIN! Let’s face facts, at least one third of Americans still harbor race hatred.

Why Do Americans Hate Health Insurance?

It is assumed in most civilized nations of the world that governments should provide health insurance to those who dwell within their borders. It is assumed that once people become ill they lack the means to cure themselves and require some access to doctors and hospitals. It is assumed that a purpose of government is to prevent death. These assumptions make sense to anyone who has ever been ill. Heck, during my treatment for cancer some drugs cost about $1000 a shot. So, why would any intelligent inhabitant of this planet be against providing such care to its citizens. As a result of what we term, “Obamacare” the number who do not have access to health insurance has dropped from 17.3% to 13.8%. I assume this is good news. But, alas, it angers many Americans. I assume those who are angered currently have access to health insurance.

I assume lost in the conflict over health insurance is the concept of “freedom.” Many in this nation believe that providing health insurance somehow denies people the freedom to die from illness. After all, the right to die without medical care is what Jesus Christ urged in the Sermon on the Mount. There are moments when I simply do not understand the American people. They want the right to kill people with a gun and the right for others to die.

Yes, we ARE an EXCEPTIONAL nation!

Why Do We Love Guns?

Among the mysteries of my life is the fascination with guns by so many Americans. Actually, the vast majority of Americans do NOT own a weapon of destruction, but for some reason these people link the right to possess a gun with “freedom.” I was raised in the slums of the Bronx in New York City where anyone who has a gun was considered to be sort of crazy. We had the Sullivan Act which made possession of a gun to be a crime. Yes, we did have some gangs which fought with zip guns, but they usually were weapons which could only fire one shot. The very idea of having a weapon that enabled blasting away at other people was simply beyond the imagination of most poor people. After John F. Kennedy was murdered, there were new demands to make possession of any weapons more difficult.

During the past four years Americans have donated nearly $100 million to the National Rifle Association. Each year about 30,000 people in this country are killed by guns. Oh, I did serve in the US Army and learned to fire all sorts of weapons. Of course, in the Army if you said, “gun,” a sergeant would shout, “a gun is your prick, a weapon is your rifle.” I guess that means those loving guns are pricks, in more ways than one.

Bill’s Battle Stories

Each day another prominent Republican makes our day by recounting their bravery during a time of crisis. Rudy has made clear that he alone saved New York City from the horror of 9/11 and now
Bill O’Reilly wants America to praise him for the battle he waged in the city of Buenos Aires during the Falkland war. The Falkland Islands lie about a hundred miles off the shore of Argentine, and Bill never actually stepped foot on any of them, but he undoubtedly is a hero of that struggle. According to Bill, he watched police in the capital city confront mobs of protesters and they were fifing teargas at those who opposed the war. Naturally, this means being in Buenos Aires while what ‘FIGHTING’ there was occurred a hundred miles away places one in a “combat zone.” Of course, during World War II I was a child in New York
city where I confronted Nazi tanks and guns.

Bill is very upset at those who question his bravery. He yelled at a Emily Steel, a reporter, that she had better report his heroism or face the consequences. If she did not tell the truth about his heroism, “i’m coming a after you with everything I have. You can be certain it is a threat.” Some fight with guns, and Bill fights with bull shit. I suggest that Bill and Rudy form a firm that gives presentations on how to make money by recounting tales of being in a combat zone.

Wither England?

Current polls reveal that the United Kingdom might elect a Labor government to replace the current Conservative government of David Cameron. Among the issues confronting any new government in this nation is what should be the program to change to present to people. Among the topics of this challenge are:

1. How does one deal with immigration from other European nations? All members of the EU must allow immigrants to enter.

2. What type of economic model should be pursued? Should England pursue more central government initiative or devolve power to local entities?

3. Should England pursue a policy that witnesses greater power to the central government of the European Union?

4. Should England opt out of the European Union?

5. Should the government push for a higher minimum wage?

In other words does England need a government that confronts income inequality?

Wait and see the end result.

Mouth That Roared

Members of the Republican party have a rendezvous with any nut case who can utter words of defiance and hatred of the president of the United States of America. For years this title has been held by Senator
Ted Cruz who believes any and all problems in this nation are the result of immigrants from the land of Mexico. I should make clear he refers to illegal immigrants. Of course, Ted was born in Canada, but what the hell, his mom was American. Now, after years of making millions of dollars speaking to businessmen about his heroism during 9/11 surrounded by dozens of cops wants to once again emerge into the limelight of making more money by attacking the patriotism of President Obama. Now, Congressman Darrell Issa is touting the wise words of the millionaire from New York. Darrell made clear that Rudy needs our “thanks” for clarifying the issue of who is a patriot.

Rudy and Darrell believe the president does not believe in the American experience of being an exceptional nation. I wonder if there is a nation in this world, a group of people in this world who do not regard themselves as “exceptional.” The issue is not whether a nation is exceptional, but what is the nature of that exceptional behavior? I do know that Rudy Giuliani is exceptional as making money using the bravery of others.

“General” Bill O’Reilly In Action

About thirty years ago a great war raged in the Falkland Islands which lie off the coast of Argentine. This epic struggle held the future of the world in its hands as British and Argentine soldiers clashed with one another. Over the years, Bill O’Reilly has discussed his bravery reporting the battles of this great conflict. David Corn, editor of the magazine Mother Jones, now claims this man who nightly reports the “News” on Fox News sort of embellished his role in this conflict. “For years O’ Reilly has recounted dramatic stories about his own war reporting that don’t stand up to scrutiny when claiming he acted heroically in a war zone that he apparently never stepped foot on.” Apparently he reported the Falkland ISLAND story while in Buenos Aires.

Bill is very upset at another of these LIBERAL smear campaigns to destroy his heroic actions in this conflict. After all, he could look out the window of his hotel and see the islands. Surely, this brave act counts as being in a war zone! Now about Brian Williams…

IS THE SKY FALLING?

There is no doubt the situation in the Middle East is of concern to any thinking individual. Jeb Bush, Rudy Giuliani, Rick Perry and Chris Christie want the American people to realize this situation stems from policies of the Obama administration. You remember Al-Qaeda, you remember the invasion of Iraq, you remember the invasion of Afghanistan, you remember 9/11, all events that were caused by actions of the Obama administration. Day after day Republican leaders shout and scream about the “disastrous policies” of Barack Obama. Why did this black dude from Africa send American boys to fight in the Middle East? There is no doubt that this man does not love America. One bloody invasion after another. Wait a second. Let me see:

1. Incoming President George Bush was told by outgoing President Clinton about al-Qaeda. He decided not to pay attention.

2. President George Bush ordered the invasion of Afghanistan.

3. President George Bush ordered the invasion of Iraq.

4. It was under the presidency of Republican President George Bush that al-Qaeda grew in power.

Yes, it is clear the “disastrous policies” of Barack Obama created terrorism in the Middle East!

Fight For America, Halt Wage Rise!

Once again the forces of communism are gaining power in this land of capitalism. Once again, the forces of evil are seeking to deny those with wealth from obtaining a few dollars more so they can go about their desire to create jobs for those in need. Once again those with are frightened because those without seek to gain some of the money of those with money. The American Legislative Council is working hard to prevent the rise in minimum wages because once those without are able to earn at least $24,000 it signifies the end of capitalism in our beloved United States of America. According to Cara Sullivan of this group, our beloved capitalist America is witnessing an “onslaught” of demands for more money. The success of these Communists is apparent at the local level where some cities are raising minimum wages to $10 an hour!

At ten dollars an hour these greedy communists can earn nearly $20,000 a year. This is now approaching the poverty level which is $22,000 a year. I do not know how those with a million a month can survive in a land in which more people reach the poverty level. Future historians will mark these days as the end of capitalism! Oh, Walmart just raised wages to at least $9 an hour. These are definitely hard times for those with money. Only one yacht this year for the kids.

Wisdom Of Chairman Rudy

Once upon a time there was a mayor of New York City who did some decent things for its citizens. During the hectic hours of 9/11 Mayor Rudy Giuliani was a rallying point for the city. Since then, he has devoted his time to proving that this man has only one concern in his mind, make money and make himself out to be the leading idiot of the Republican Party. Rudy has decided to save the American people from the black dude who is our president. A few days ago Rudy blasted away at Barack Obama claiming that he did “not love America.” Here is the latest comment from the dude who speaks nonsense:

“look this man was brought up in a white family and whatever he learned or did not learn, I attribute more to the influence of communism and socialism.” Now from whence did this man obtain such ideas and when did he? They stem from the influence “when he was nine years old or through family connections.” Let me get this clear, during the past year this “communist” has presided over an economy which generated over two million jobs and has witnessed the incredible growth of wealth for those at the top. Little did I realize that Communists and Socialists cared for the wealthy of this land.

Yes, Rudy, once again you are bringing together the people of America. Keep it up, and who could vote for a Republican ever again!