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article imageOp-Ed: Obama Was Right - We Should Thank Him

By David Zublick     Apr 18, 2010 in Politics
Barack Obama, reacting to the tea parties of last week, said he found them amusing, and that those who participated should be thankful to him.
He was right.
He was right. The people of this country who elected the most radical individual ever into the White House in 2008, should be thankful that they have been given a huge wake up call. They have, as Ron Paul stated, awakened to the fact that their country is systematically being destroyed by this man and his minions.
He's doing it by excessive taxation, killing off businesses, demolishing the finest health care system in the world, and bowing down to our enemies. And yes, this gives us reason to be thankful.
Until now, Americans have been rather apathetic about the wonderful nation that the founding fathers helped to create. We have taken our Constitution and the rights it enumerates given to us by our Creator for granted. Over the course of the last 200 years, we have slowly forgotten what these men did when they staked their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor, to break away from the oppression of a tyrannical government, to form a union that would allow people the right to pursue happiness through achievement unfettered by statist intervention.
During the presidential campaign of 2008, Americans paid very little attention to the promises Barack Obama was making if elected. Oh, they listened to him speak so eloquently to prepared speeches easily read from a teleprompter. They listened, but they didn't hear words other than 'hope' and 'change'. And yes, they wanted change. In some cases, they wanted to elect the first black president, just for the purpose of making history. In others, they were tired of the policies of the Bush administration, which they felt had betrayed the common values most Americans hold including acting with fiscal responsibility. Some were weary from the Iraq war, even though the war was the right thing to do, and which the surge proved winnable. Still others felt that the Republican candidate, John McCain would be more of the same, and were just not excited by his lack of core conservative principles.
If people had actually paid attention to what Obama was saying during the campaign, if they had paid attention to the 'steak' and not the 'sizzle', they would have realized that everything that has happened to our country over the course of the last year he has been in office, was predictable. Obama talked about cap and tax, he talked about health care reform which would eventually include a single payer option (which by the way it will if it is not overturned in the courts or repealed by a future congress). They would have understood that Obama is a student of Saul Alinski, and wishes to redistribute the wealth of this nation. They would have heard the apologetic attitude Obama had toward the rest of the world, and his plans to negotiate with our enemies without pre-conditions. They would have recognized that Obama wishes to downgrade our status as the leader of the free world, a superpower, and the shining city on the hill which Ronald Reagan spoke of in such heartfelt and eloquent terms.
Now, however, the American people, the same people who put this man in the Oval Office, are suffering from buyer's remorse. They get it. And they're thankful. They are thankful that the one miracle this god-like figure has performed, is opening the eyes of those so blind they could not see what was about to take place.
The American people, the hard-working, God-fearing, taxpaying people who believe in this nation and everything it stands for, are thankful that they are fully awake and cognizant of what is happening to them, as well as their children and grandchildren.
And they will show their gratitude this November, by voting out those who helped Obama do the damage that has been done to this country. They will replace them with men and women who will realize that the purpose of our elected officials is to serve the people, not make servants of them. They will vote to repeal the health care bill, cripple any future part of Obama's agenda to make the United States into a third-world country. They will thank Obama by making him a lame duck president in his first term. And then in 2012, they will vote in a president who reflects the values that they hold dear, and which the founding fathers fought and died to help make possible.
They will say 'thank you, Mr. President', and soon after that, they will say 'goodbye'.
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