The following flummery appeared in today’s Sentinel Record, under the title “Obama’s re-election inevitable.” I am wholeheartedly NOT endorsing it, but am merely sharing it here as an oddity of Americana, a curiosity that others may read and marvel at what passes for erudite political discourse in the nation’s hinterland. Most of Mr. Cunningham’s rant is a tired rehash of a year-old piece misattributed to a Dr. Walter Williams. The entire letter is absurd, but it’s conclusion in particlular is breathtakingly stupid:
“Obama is methodically making himself to be Supreme Dictator of the United States, and those of his followers are blind to his plans if he should be re-elected. Hitler and Mussolini did it, and the apocalyptic world dictator will do it!”
– Monsieur d’Nalgar
Whew! I know that the American public was holding its breath when Vice President Biden declared that he was “absolutely comfortable” with the marriage of same gender couples, when even the president hadn’t taken his stand on the subject. But when he did, it seemed as though the media, Hollywood, Congress and the homosexual population, in general, gave a sigh of relief, and all was well again in the world.
The president has mentioned on several occasions that he is a Christian, and he has even said that he is also a practicing Muslim. I am a Christian with the belief that the Holy Bible is the inspired word of God, without error. God has said that sexual relations between people of the same gender is an “abomination” (evil, aversion, revulsion, etc.) to Him, and those who enter into such relations are condemned to an eternal hell, unless they repent. I know very little about the Muslim faith, but l do know that they believe in marriage only between a man and a woman. I would advise Mr. and Mrs. Obama to read their Bible and Koran.
I am in receipt of an article written by Dr. Walter Williams, a black conservative economist, teaching at George Mason University, in which he predicts that President Obama will be re-elected to a second term. He says that it doesn‘t matter what are the qualifications of the Republican candidate, nor the high unemployment, the rise in gas prices, the economy soaring or sinking into the gutter. Obama will win. War in the Middle East? He wins a second term.
“America‘s role as the leading Superpower disappears? Hurrah for Barack Obama! The U.S. rushes toward bankruptcy, the dollar continues to sink on world markets and the price of goods and services continues to climb due to inflation fueled by Obama’s extraordinary deficit spending? Obama wins handily because “the American people are notoriously ignorant of economics. And economics is the key to why Obama should be defeated.”
Dr. Williams listed several more reasons why he believes Obama will win a second term:
The majority of the American people will believe his “bait-and-switch tactics” as he leads the nation to final ruin; his supporters in the mainstream media will say it isn‘t his fault; blacks will vote for Obama blindly, no matter what he does (“it‘s a race thing – he‘s one of us”); college students will vote for him (“he will erase our student loans”) and educated women will swoon at his oratory; liberals will vote for him because he is their great hope; Democrats will support him because he’s the leader of their party (and they want to keep receiving high wages); union members will vote overwhelmingly for Obama because he is their key to money and power in big business, state and local politics; Hispanics will vote for him because he is the path to citizenship for those who are illegal (the drug cartels have his support) and their leaders recognize the political strength they have in the Democratic Party; big businesses love Obama because he gives them access to taxpayer money so long as they support his social and political agenda; the media love him because they want to be “politically correct” and not be considered racist; Jews, Muslims, the American Indians, homosexuals and atheists, and about half of independents will support him.
Dr. Williams says that the president “will win an overwhelming victory” in November.
I understand that without media coverage, President Obama recently issued an executive order that gives him and the federal government absolute authority to take over all fundamental parts of our economy (such as it is) in the name of national security. This means all of our water resources, construction services and materials (steel, concrete, etc.), transportation system, food and health resources, energy supplies (oil, natural gas, etc.), and farm equipment. U.S. citizens can be drafted into the armed forces or to fulfill “labor requirements” for the purposes of “national defense.”
Even though the president, as commander in chief of the armed forces, has the constitutional authority to issue executive orders, he has put himself above the law, which, in a democracy, is never supposed to happen.
Obama is methodically making himself to be Supreme Dictator of the United States, and those of his followers are blind to his plans if he should be re-elected. Hitler and Mussolini did it, and the apocalyptic world dictator will do it!