Thursday, May 8, 2008
OBAMA: AMERICA MUST LEAD WORLD
I was always taught to be my own person and to not follow the popular kids. The popular kids weren't always doing the right thing and trying to fit in with them could lead one down a path of destruction for the sake of popularity. Obama appeared on CNN last night with Wolfy. He claimed "The world wants to see the United States lead. They've been disappointed and disillusioned over the last seven, eight years,". He goes on to say "I think there is still a sense everywhere I go that if the United States regains its sense of who it is and our values and our ideals, that we will continue to set the tone for a more peaceful and prosperous world." he also thinks that the war in Iraq and the way it has been handled has kept the United States from focusing on key issues like energy policy, global warming and the economy.
Now, I am no rocket scientist, but how can focusing on our needs first make us more attractive to the rest of the world? How can ignoring genocide and disease around the world to worry about our own economy make us the popular kid? I know he doesn't mean that, he means the exact opposite. He has an anti-poverty initiative that means the United States would commit to end world poverty. Sounds noble enough but it sounds like a misnomer to include strengthening our own economy while shipping billions of dollars overseas of American money to impoverished nations at the expense of higher taxes. And then there is health care for all. Who is paying for that again? And how is this all going to help our economy?
Why should I care about Americas standing in the world? I am not going to lie. I don't care. Those who are going to hate us are going to hate us no matter how much money we give them to like us. There are those who believe that just by putting a dough headed democrat in the oval office will magically change the worlds perception and poof, they like us, they really like us. I hope France continues to hate us. I refuse to accept liberalism as though it is the saving grace for America to regain her standing of superiority. This is in essence what the Senator is saying. Why am I responsible for a prosperous world? Which is it? Are we nationalists or are we globalists? Aren't we fighting against a perception of superiority? Obama is marketing himself as the leader who can once again make us superior. Is that not nauseating to people around the world? It is to me. The world dislikes the superiority complex of the US and his comments are the epitome of such perception. So if he talks slowly to terrorists they will change? If he throws money at the poor they will love us? I don't think kissing the asses of terrorists and dictators gets us anywhere, even if it comes from the magically delicious Barack Obama. Liberals want to be liked, conservatives want to be respected and yes, feared. Peace comes to a world that is accountable and terrorist are for once being held accountable for their murderous actions. If the world doesn't like it too bad.
As far as I am concerned his even bringing up global warming shut it down for me. If he really thinks the US is in charge of changing the climate, he is a lint licking tool and up the crack of Al Gore.
This is harsh and it is meant to be. I am not sugar coating what I think about this guy. He is a super liberal begging for unity from a party he despises. He really thinks he can abstractly get through this election without exposing his true nature. I think he is an arrogant fool and I find it insulting that policies that I and many Americans support have been portrayed as impish to him and the world. His dreams of being the most popular guy on the planet tell me he isn't cut out for the most important job in the country. Maybe he can run for ruler of the world at a later date. Right now he is campaigning to be the President of The United States of America, oh and to lead the world, once again, like we used to? Isn't that the reason for the hatred of the US? I'm just sayin'.