I sat chuckling all through Obama’s immigration speech Thursday. Forgive me, but that has been my recent response whenever I listen to Obama’s speechifying. I am somewhat surprised at my recent response to his outlandish rhetoric, but he makes such a mockery of his very words, of America, and of capitalism, that he is, invariably, comical.
He recited Emma Lazarus’s poem “The New Colossus,” which is engraved at the base of the Statue of Liberty, yet he has disparaged American exceptionalism and prides himself on being post-American. How can you not bust a gut?
So I listened to his speech on immigration and chuckled as he lectured us, yet again, on what America is — as if he had a clue about what America is. His contempt for us is so palpable. As if he had any respect for what makes America great – free speech, individual rights, entrepreneurship, and privacy rights. As if he had a clue as to why legal immigrants come here — to escape tyrants and would-be tyrants like him.
I understand why he must ram immigration through now. And why he is taking this issue on now after destroying the American healthcare system. He has no shot of re-election without a base of amnestied illegal immigrants voting for Democrats. It is his only motive — but I digress.
What about the Gulf? This is a catastrophe of unfathomable proportions, the decades-long repercussions of which have not yet begun to be understood or calculated. What about those people, those communities? Whole swaths of coastline, entire towns, even entire counties may face evacuation.
Why isn’t the President of the United States working on the problem 24/7? I want to know why the nation’s Chief Executive has not been holed up in a war room, 24 hours a day, seven days a week for the past 72 days, working with the world’s finest scientific minds and oceanographic and energy experts to solve the oil spill crisis.
Where is the BP war room? And why isn’t the POTUS in it? Why isn’t Obama attached at the hip to BP executives and to every oil specialist in such matters, working on the “leak” until it is fixed? Why weren’t the best brains in NASA brought in — as opposed to Obama’s redirecting their efforts to “help Muslim countries”?
Why isn’t the President of the United States accepting the myriad offers of help from allied nations?
Why are the images being hidden from view? Why are folks prohibited from certain areas? Why isn’t there wall-to-wall on-scene coverage, as there was of the Valdez oil spill — which looks lilliputian next to this Obama disaster?
In 2005, a devastating act of G-d, hurricane Katrina busted the levies and blew out New Orleans. It was an historic tragedy, and we will never forget it. How could we? The media beat us to death with story after story about George W. Bush’s incompetence (as if he were G-d).
Do you remember how the media fought under the Freedom of Information Act to print pictures of bodies floating in the water? They wanted to make every death a case of murder — perp? Bush. They were relentless.
But looking back after the Gulf oil spill, it is clear that Bush did a damn fine job, considering the Democratic opposition he had to work with in Louisiana. The Democratic state of Louisiana failed abysmally. The “chocolate city” mayor Ray Nagin refused to evacuate. The fact is that the loss of life and the destruction wrought by Hurricane Katrina was glaring proof of the failure of the welfare state, a.k.a. the Democrats’ statism model. It was a Democrat mayor, a Democrat governor, and a Democrat political machine in Louisiana that were responsible for the lack of action, response and coordination of pre- and post-Katrina efforts (and to ABC’s surprise, Katrina victims praised Bush and blamed Nagin).
The surrounding Republican states suffered horribly from Katrina and Rita, but you never heard about them.
Fast forward to this nation’s worst disaster and even more disastrously handled catastrophe — Oilbama. Obama has taken the position of a spectator as the Gulf disappears. Amnesty for illegal aliens — that’s what’s important.
Who would you rather be in charge during the BP spill? Bush or Bama? We should not be subjected any more of Obama’s speechifying and verbal diarrhea until he finds and implements a solution to the Gulf crisis.
I have come a long way from when I would listen with trepidation and fear for our nation, so under his spell was America. He has long since been exposed as a clown. And folks, if they listen, can’t help but see that. Watch him, and sit back and laugh.