Forum: Can America Recover from Barack Obama?

Every week on Monday morning , the Council and our invited guests weigh in at the Watcher’s Forum, short takes on a major issue of the day, the culture, or daily living. This week’s question: Can America Recover from Barack Obama?

Don Surber : Yes. I have full faith in America, the Greatest Land Of All. We survived Ca’ta’

Greg,  Rhymes With Right: I’m not sure. Ask me after the election in November of 2016. If we have President Clinton, President Sanders, or President Trump taking office in 2017, then America is truly in decline. A strong leader on the right (or at least the center-right) might allow us the chance to recover from the damage done by Obama, just as Reagan undid the damage left in the wake of Jimmy Carter and his immediate predecessors.

Maggie’s Notebook: Yes, if we elect a president brave enough to undo the lawlessness. To do this, every Cabinet member must be willing to clean house, and take care of the business of undoing the lawlessness. A president can’t do it by himself/herself. Until we see the results of the 2016 elections, we cannot say we trust the voters to demand the Republic we inherited.

JoshuaPundit :  Most people whom know me consider me an optimist. But on this question, I’d have to say that it’s up in the air. Two quotes come to mind. Rush Limbaugh famously said in March of 2012 that “I think that the country could survive four more years of Obama, but I don’t believe the country can survive in a country full of people who would re-elect him.”

That’s a key point. Barack Hussein Obama is merely the embodiment, the steroid if you will of our current predicament.

At this point, not only the attitudes but the very electorate is being changed to accept the corruption of our every institution – the military,  our schools, our judiciary, our morals and of course, our Constitution.

Our children today aren’t taught about the awesome greatness of our nation, its heroes and heroines and the amazing men and women whom built it, but that America is a racist, hateful,  ‘downright mean country’  that must pay sin offerings in perpetuity.And the country is being swamped by those whom consider themselves entitled to those offerings, just because.

The American people, whom once demanded at least a show of honesty and propriety from officeholders now simply shrug at the widespread dishonesty and lawlessness. Having been lied to again and again by those promising reform, seeing the well connected caught in wrongdoing get off free again and again, many of them have adopted an almost Soviet mindset and now simply try to keep the bureaucratzia at arms length and  scrounge what they can from the system.

America has changed. I can feel it.

Will we recover? Here’s that second quote, from that student of American character, Sir Winston Churchill: “You can always depend on the American people to do the right thing – eventually.”

Will we? And will the ‘right thing’ be a return to the principles of our Republic? We’ll see. But I feel it in my bones that a reckoning is in store for America along the way.

The Right Planet: I suppose anything is possible. My concern is we have a couple of “lost generations” that seem to have forgotten, or choose not to learn, from the very bitter lessons of the past. I really hate making predictions. But I don’t think this is going to end well. I just know too many people who are completely disengaged. And some of them are fine people. They’re just disengaged. Comfort and ease trumps all. I’m afraid this just can’t end well. I think it’s going to get worse, much worse, before it gets better. Just my $.02. And on that cheery note, I’ll yield the rest of my time.

The Glittering Eye : Of course. In the total scheme of things Barack Obama is small potatoes. America can survive him easily.

I’m not so sure we can survive the abandoning of traditional American values and beliefs. If we abandon teaching the Declaration of Independence, Ben Franklin, Parson Weems, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Lincoln’s Second Inaugural, and Walt Whitman because they’re old dead white guys we may also lose the values of honesty, honor, decency, hard work, self-sufficiency, and self-determination that they advocated.

Laura Rambeau LeeRight Reason : While President Obama has absolutely fast tracked the decline of America as we knew it, it would be foolish to blame everything that has happened on him alone, or that is has happened only since he became president. We must recall the events behind the rise of the Tea Party. Perhaps the average American was not aware at the time, but many people in the business knew of the imminent housing collapse due to continued lowering of underwriting guidelines which permitted people to qualify to purchase houses knowing full well they could not afford them. The wake-up call and what spurred the American people to rise up was TARP, the Troubled Assets Relief Program, which was passed in October 2008 under President George W. Bush. Although he and other Republicans said they warned of the problems with such lending practices they did not take any actions which might have stopped it.

That seven hundred billion dollar bank and auto industry bailout was what spurred everyday Americans to form grassroots groups to protest the confiscatory theft of our tax money and borrow on our future earnings to bail out banks, which in a true capitalist society should have gone bankrupt.

We have researched, studied, educated ourselves and shared information through the internet and social media with people all over the nation and across the globe. We have gone back to our founding fathers and sought to understand the ideas upon which our country was formed and determined to take America back from the progressives, socialists and Marxists in our government and in our country.

Many were awakened before he assumed office, and many more have realized we are losing our republic since he took office. We must realize when he is gone there will still be people and powers behind the scenes continuing the destruction, and not just those with a D after their name. America is exceptional and freedom is in our blood. America can and will recover from Barack Obama.

Well, there you have it!

Make sure to tune in every Monday for the Watcher’s Forum. and every  Tuesday morning, when we reveal the weeks’ nominees for Weasel of the Week!

And remember, every Wednesday, the Council has its weekly contest with the members nominating two posts each, one written by themselves and one written by someone from outside the group for consideration by the whole Council. The votes are cast by the Council, and the results are posted on Friday morning.

It’s a weekly magazine of some of the best stuff written in the blogosphere, and you won’t want to miss it...or any of the other fantabulous Watcher’s Council content.

And don’t forget to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter..’cause we’re cool like that, y’know?

One Pingback/Trackback

  • Xavier

    Obama isn’t the problem, he’s the symptom. Our education and entitlement systems have indoctrinated enough people that the situation isn’t going to change overnight; just as what’s happening in politics today is a result of young 60’s liberals, it may take a couple generations to completely reverse the damage they have done – if we last that long.

    • Hi Xavier, I think Obama jumped us, in big leap, from about 4 degrees of separation to one, or maybe none.

      My opinion has been that without the right changes in 2016, it will take at least two generations of no jobs, no common sense, to swing back –– as you said a couple of generations. And that’s iffy because we have a president who would love to stay longer, and if he had enough time, he’d get it done.

      • Fixall

        Too bad he can’t be stopped now. The damage of his ideology is putting America deeper and deeper into point of no return. This is something that started a long time ago, and has been advanced by Obama. Education in America’s schools have deviated away from its TRUE meaning. It now serves as a Brainwashing Machine. And the greatness of America has been so undermined, that recovery will take much time.

        • Ken

          You’ve hit one of the most important nails on the head and something that needs to be addressed with all haste, back to reading, writing, arithmetic and a huge dose of real American history. How about some music and sports as well. All things that made great Americans for many years.

  • creeper

    Just pondering…

    A good famine would go a long way toward solving our problems.

  • Ken

    Laura Lee had mentioned that the Bush league didn’t do anything about the lending guidelines. I watched a few of the sessions in congress where they appealed quite aggressively for immediate changes foretelling of the crash to come if something wasn’t done immediately. Senators in charge of Fannie Mae and Freddie mac include barrack obama, chris dodd, and hillary clinton just to name a couple. They received huge contributions to their campaigns for stopping any republican bills to stop the illegal practices. SEC chairman told Frank Raines that Fannie’s position
    on the relevant accounting issue was not even “on the page” of
    allowable interpretations. in 2005 Alan Greenspan told Congress how urgent it was for it
    to act in the clearest possible terms: If Fannie and Freddie
    “continue to grow, continue to have the low capital that they
    have, continue to engage in the dynamic hedging of their
    portfolios, which they need to do for interest rate risk
    aversion, they potentially create ever-growing potential systemic
    risk down the road,” he said. “We are placing the total
    financial system of the future at a substantial risk.”

    So really what we had was a completely locked bank with no change allowed by the powers that be.. Bush and the republicans could not even get a vote on the senate floor on measures to rectify the situation. This was purely a democrat fiasco as I see it and as the experts reported it. It was incumbent on obama to steal all the taxpayers money to put out all the fires the democrat party caused. He got away with that and seeing how relatively easy that was, well it was off to the races with trillions of taxpayer dollars billions no longer can be accounted for and no one is held accountable neither financially or criminally. One of the biggest disgraces ever suffered by this country.

  • Pingback: My Article Read (9-22-2015) (9-23-2015) | My Daily Musing()