“We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty." Edward R. MurrowA brief thought as our quadrennial electoral circus begins.
It is time for Mr. Obama to go.
He isn't evil.
He isn't a Stalinist.
He doesn't belong in prison.
Under no circumstances, should he come to any harm before his term in office expires. Or after, for that matter.
Outside of the Presidency, Mr. Obama seems like a nice enough guy. However.....
Mr. Obama is quite simply enamored of any number of substantially flawed ideas with respect to economics, tax policy, and health care issues. His deficit spending has undermined the value of the dollar and saddled our youth with trillions of dollars of excess debt. Mr. Obama's spending makes every single other President look like a piker. His Justice Department has pro-actively armed criminal organizations that operate inside our neighbor and ally, Mexico. His foreign policies have largely abdicated the field of global diplomacy to terrorist organizations like the Muslim Brotherhood and to China, our most daunting economic competitor. And he has actively fostered divisions in our country.
At the time of his election, Mr. Obama decidedly lacked the experience in a leadership position to run for the office of President of the United States. It was reasonably suspected that his economic platform would further empower a too powerful central, federal government by moving towards a more European style of social-democratic government.
Both have come to fruition.
Mr. Obama's defense policies have been pretty good. And his administration has had moments where they have moved the country forward.
Pundits make comparisons between Mr. Obama and former President Carter because it is apt. And like Mr. Carter, Mr. Obama does not deserve another four years in office.