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When I look at the hoards of people representing the voting base for Obama as he stands on a stage behind his "pulpit", I see behind him people standing with their wild frantic smiles, their approving almost fanatical calls and yells for, "four more years!". I see looks of deep adoration and praise. The young are mainly there-the college kid, or professional, women, the minority, and the progressive. As I look closely at each face represented, I become dumbfounded. I get speechless. As he systematically spews his rhetoric to this group of gullibles, I ponder what it would be like to be one of them; I conclude that I cannot equate any logical reason to their supposed "love" for this man, a man who clearly has lead our country astray.
In one report about Hurricane Sandy, a man, an immigrant, who has been suffering from the after affects of Sandy said that he came to this country to get away from what he was experiencing in the wake of the devastation; the long lines, the looting, no food, feeling forgotten, living in filth, having no direction; he was questioning his decision to come here, to come to the greatest country on the planet. Another old lady in tears, crying, asked the interviewer, "Is this America, I really don't know anymore..." This struct me with such saddess.
The policies that have been put in place in New York, New Jersey and surrounding states mirror what the Federal Government has done to most of the country. The so called "green" initiatives, that now slow, or even impede the the North East's ability to get the power back on. Supprisingly I came to find out that there have been no new nuclear power plants built there for decades. All because of the face of envirmentally freiendlier atmosphere projcts, all backed by the EPA, an agency that crushes America's abillity to become engery independent. This infrastructure has been laden in its task to keep up with the growing populous...it was operating on the brink for some time and it was only a matter of time or in this case, the storm that caused it to cross the brink into destruction. 5 Days, and there still is no power, running water, or gas...what are we? a 3rd world country? It seems like that when you view the images coming out of the North East. And amidst it all, Obama goes back to his perpetual campaigning...leaving behind an area of country still ravaged by the storm; our fellow countrymen suffering; fema and the red cross, all entities of big government aren't doing their part quick enough because of the bureaucratic walls that hinder the North East's ability to move forward with a recovery. I was in the military for 6 years and I know what that bureaucratic tape is like....pass the buck...pass the buck...it's not in my SOP...this is sadly the mentality of most government workers. Because their roles are so defined, they must defend themselves in times of reelection and change of commands to those taking over into seeing their job as needed... and as a result this passing of the buck continues for days until finally it "reaches" the appropriate "person" For four years Obama has made this maze of red tape deeper and more intense.
In conclusion, my fear for the next four days is that people won't wake up and the hoards of progressive Obama supporters will usher in "The worst Possible Thing to Happen to Our Country" since the time of slavery....a man who fundamentally wants to change the very fabric of our foundation, into the European model. Socialism is just the precursor to Communism...and it's in our future if we don't stop it on Tuesday...