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Obama’s “Really Hip” Unadulterated Foreign Policy Incompetence!

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English: Photograph of Barack Obama (center), Joe Biden (left) and Hilary Clinton (right) during Office of the President speech. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

That really hip dude, Barack Hussein Obama, is a foreign policy genius through and through.  And if he needs help, good old Uncle Joe Biden (a buffoon with little to no foreign policy experience) can step right in and save the day!  We should be so lucky … just ask Chris Matthews (who get a shiver up his leg whenever Obama opens his mouth) or Piers Morgan (who seems to forget that America fought a revolution to escape the kinds of aristocratic nonsense he espouses)!

However, for those of us who have to live in the real world, Obama’s a foreign policy (or lack there of) has been disastrous. His administration is totally and completely incompetent.

As my brother posted on Facebook yesterday, Obama and his socialist minions do seem to confuse “sound bytes” with a coherent and functional foreign policy.  And because of this, we are now indeed facing a major crisis on several different fronts:

  • The Middle East:  Obama has no plan, just sound bytes celebrating the “Arab Spring“, oh yeah … and giving the Arab Brotherhood $250 million, Abrams tanks, and 20 F16s .
  • North Korea and Iran:  Again … no plan, no action (other then sending Dennis Rodman?), no policy position … just more sound bytes about getting rid of a missile defense system that Obama now apparently realizes we do need after all.
  • Diplomacy:  So we demand respect as a nation state … but we don’t protect our embassies, protect or seek justice for our murdered ambassadors,  or show any intent to preserve our military capability.  If I were Deborah K. Jones, I would think twice about taking that new opening as Ambassador to Libya …
  • Cyber warfare:  Again, no strategic plan!  However, we do seem to have a great many “off the top of the head” sound bytes going back to about 2009.  But has Obama’s administration implemented any of what is state in their sound bytes?  Not so you’d notice!
  •  What about Obama’s other foreign policy “plan?”  They seem to include:
    • Alienate Israel
    • Abuse our relationship with the UK
    • Become a Chinese satellite state
    • Become bogged down in endless civil wars on the African continent
    • Ignore mutually beneficial economic deals with our neighbor Canada
    • Murdering American border agents and hundreds Mexican citizens by “Fast and Furiously” providing “assault weapons” to the Mexican drug cartels through the ATF in an effort to create a scandal they could use to justify national gun registration and/or confiscation.  Too bad they got caught … ain’t “Executive Privilege” a wonderful thang!

It really should not come as a shock!  We re-elected a “sycophantic demagogue” and his “court Jester” (who was brought onboard for his supposed  “Foreign Policy” expertise) as president and vice-president.  The real truth is that good old uncle Joe Biden doesn’t have a clue about foreign policy and is … fundamentally …  an idiot!  So, we are left with “the demagogue” to set policy.

Maybe Hillary Clinton actually has a clue (I kind of doubt it … but according to my brother’s post, some Washington DC insiders insist it is so), … but she has largely been ignored.  And … she was the Secretary of State during the whole tragic Benghazi security fiasco and coverup stupidity … and we have seen how well this group works together to cover each others ineptness.

And now … Democrats are saying the dream ticket for 2016 is Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama?  God help us all!!

$2.5 Trillion Obama Fake-Out

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Hmmm! If sequestration and it’s $85 billion dollar budget cut is going to bring financial Armageddon to the United States, why were the $2.5 trillion in spending cuts Obama love to claim he made …  so painless?  Doesn’t make much sense does it?  We are told by the Obama administration that our Beloved Messiah has already reduced the deficit by over $2.5 trillion. This was achieved by cutting spending by over $1.4 trillion and trimming domestic discretionary spending to its lowest level since the Eisenhower administration.  We are told that … as a result of these savings and the strengthening economy … the deficit is coming down at the fastest pace of anytime in American history other than the demobilization from World War II.

Wow!  Sounds too good to be true! And … that is because it is!

According to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities … Obama justifies his “spending cuts” claims by comparing estimated deficits with the government’s baseline budget projections.  However, he must be using a budget that was from some previous administration because, as I recall, there has been no federal budget approved since he was elected to office.

However, that being said … under the government’s “baseline budgeting” rules, budgets are increased every year by around 6% to account for population growth and inflation.  On its face,  the idea that government spending grows with inflation is not unreasonable.  But far too often, it is misused by politicians, who claim a “spending cut” any time the actual increase is less than the automatic increase. Obama therefore can spend 2.5% more each year and claim that he’s cutting spending by 3.5%.  I just love this new math!

Also, this $2.5 trillion cut is projected to occur over ten years.  Which, in essence, means it will never happen!  Nothing binds future officials to follow Obama’s so-called spending cuts!  How many politicians that are in office now … will be in office five years from now … never mind ten?

And another thing!  If this sequestration (which Obama originally put in place) is truly so bad … why doesn’t Obama simply issue forth with another Executive Order and put it on hold.  We all know how much he loves his Imperial Decrees and he uses them judiciously … U.S. Constitution be damned!

The thing is that Obama  wants to present the image that he is spending less, cutting deficits and lowering debt!  That he is the only one who knows how to spend wisely … and that he is being unjustly accused of  excessive spending by those hateful Republicans who simply want to push granny over a cliff in her wheelchair while murdering autistic children!   But, this is all one big fantasy!  Even through their cool aid  created fog, Obama’s followers know that  Obama has run trillion-dollar-plus deficits every year he has been in office.  Even the liberal drive-by media has reported that fact  … they just still blame Bush, ATMs, suicidal lemmings, Kiosks, migrating seagulls, and the Arab Spring!

All of this “progressive-liberal fantasy” becomes painfully obvious if we simply look at Obama’s own budget projections for 2011 to 2022.  Obama’s own budget projections are presented in Summary Table S-1 of the 2013 federal budget.  You can see for yourself …

You can see the line for “receipts” at the top; which translates to income from taxes and fees.  Receipts dropped during  the recent “recession” … but somehow, Obama’s budget optimistically projects a rise from $2.3  trillion in 2011 to $5.1 trillion in 2022!  This is more than a doubling of tax  revenues … which means that either our economy has to quickly grow dramatically … or any future taxes will be  extremely painful.

Federal spending also shows a steep upward climb;  increasing every year from $3.6 trillion in 2011 to $5.8 trillion in 2022.  Do any of you cool aid drinkers out there happen to know how these number’s compare to the budgets of George Bush or even Bill Clinton?  Just asking …

In  each and one of these years, the federal government will run large annual deficits.  Obama’s projection does show a decreasing trend in deficits, falling from the $1.3 trillion to a low of $575  billion in 2018!  However, then in 2019 … it starts climbing again.  The point to remember is that:

even when you reduce a deficit … you’re still spending more than you take in; and therefore … still increasing the  national debt.

The real truth is that, according to Obama’s own projections, over the next ten years (the period for Obama’s much-touted $2.5 trillion reduction in government spending)  …  taxes, federal spending, and  the national debt will actually double.  Obama’s rapidly rising budgets are optimistically offset by fanciful revenue projections, but his projections will  only hold if we actually experience the 4.3% GDP growth (that is figured into the calculations in Table S-1) every year for the  next decade. What is the likelihood of that happening you might ask (If you are cool aid free)?  Given our current lack of economic growth and the historical U.S. average of  3.2% growth, … not too good!

One last parting thought!  Despite the fact that Obama stated during his first campaign that  it was very, very un-Patriotic and un-American of then-President George Bush to do so …  we are still, under Obama’s rule …  still borrowing 40+ cents of every dollar we spend from the Bank of China!  The  interest on this debt, as it grows over this ten year period of $2.5 trillion in fake federal spending cuts, will be astronomical!  If interest rates happen to spike and China calls in its note, what are we Americans going to do? I guess we will all have to  learn to be good little communists and speak Chinese!

Gas Prices Soaring Due to Seagulls!

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Since our anointed Messiah, the mighty Barack Obama, bravely bowed to the pressure of radical tree-huggers in the EPA and quashed the Keystone Oil Pipeline deal with Canada … it looks like China (who will most certainly refine and burn Canadian oil in a much more environmentally friendly manner than the U.S. would have) is going to get that oil.

Iran is close to going nuclear, rattling its scimitars, and threatening to block the Straits of Hormuz, the most important oil transit channel in the world. Meanwhile, Obama seems intent on vacationing … while pretending the current Iranian President and his reasonable radical Islamic administration are no threat to the U.S. or its ally Israel (that evil perpetrator of the Holocaust myth).

Obama’s enlightened view that Hezbollah, Hamas, Al Qaeda, the Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt, Syria, Venezuela, and North Korea are all simply misunderstood … and would play nice if the U.S.  would only just cripple its military and negotiate from a position of  weakness … makes me feel so much safer.

In fact, I am so very relieved to hear this!  Why you might ask?  Because that then gives Obama’s administration much more time to take on the really important issues like:

  • suing states for trying to protect their citizens from illegal immigrants who run drugs, humans, and weapons (paid for by Eric Holder) across our southern border;
  • finding “better” ways to count the number of unemployed in America so his numbers don’t look so bad in an election year;
  • and most importantly… providing all Catholic woman mandatory free condoms, abortions, and morning after pill insurance coverage whether they want it, will use it, or not.

I mean after all, why should it matter to pro-lifers and/or Christians that their tax dollars are being used to fund abortions!?  How closed-minded of us!

You know, I am afraid I must admit that I simply did not know that condoms were so darned expensive and so hard to get.  What was I thinking?!   Those must all be empty condom boxes and packages on the drug store shelves and behind the convenient store counters!  Have the public elementary schools run out of the free condoms they distribute by the handfuls to our children?  That’s simply horrible!  Are all those condom vending machines in truck stop men’s rooms empty?  Maybe Obama should issue an executive order mandating a new Truck Stop Men’s Room Czar and fund the associated bureaucracy? He could charge it with enforcing regulations mandating that trucks stops make sure these condom vending machines are always full, and that they are also available in the lady’s room (for equal rights), at the fuel pump islands, and in the trucker’s gift emporium next to the fuzzy steering wheel covers.  They could even put free condom and morning after pill vending machines in all our public schools starting in Kindergarten!  Wouldn’t that be swell!?

Meanwhile, gas prices are steadily climbing (locally up .03 cents per gallon as of yesterday) and they are estimated to go above $5 per gallon by summer. I heard yesterday that they are already paying $5 a gallon in some areas of California.  I wonder who, or what, Obama and his cronies will blame this on, because (despite the fact that Obama wants to crush oil companies and even stated during his 2008 campaign that he likes higher oil prices as long as they increase slowly); this will hurt his current  re-election bid.  He has to find something or someone to blame!  Hmmm!  Can he still get away with blaming it on George W. Bush, or maybe the Arab Spring turned to Summer, the Tea Party, a lazy do-nothing congress, or perhaps ATM machines!

No wait … I know!  He can blame it on seagull migrations!!  Yeah, that’s the ticket!  After all, it really could work!  Obama’s mainstream-media lap-dogs will gleefully run with the story (and can probably even find a way to blame seagull migrations on the Tea Party, the Catholic Church, and conservative republicans).  Perhaps most importantly, however, all the cool-aid drinkers will swallow it hook, line, and sinker. Obama’s newest excuse might even get discussed on “The View” with dissenting views being soundly, vigorously, and vulgarly ridiculed by the likes of Whoopee Goldberg and Joy Behar!!  Perhaps Janeane Garofalo and  Bill Maher will join in!

After all!  Facts be damned … if the anointed One has spoken it  … it must be so!