The fact is that obama has had four years to address the economic crisis that faces the American people and has all but ignored it. Every year obama presents a budget that is too short from any goal to be passed by even a majority democratic congress. So after years of not having a budget and then getting his way when it came to increasing the debt ceiling, obama has spent the US into a hole so deep that drastic measures are now needed in order for the US to survive. What does obama do, other than blame everyone else for his inept leadership? Nothing of course. Just like the past four years obama sits on his hands and keeps muttering that the only way he will do anything is if the high income earners are paying higher taxes.
Unfortunately obama's math doesn't add up, as I have stated in previous writings. Without immediate and substantive spending cuts in areas beyond defense any gesture by obama is simply a cloak covering a rotted corpse. (For those who do not know the difference, corpse is a dead body, hard 'p' and corps is a body of men i.e. Military, silent 'p'.) No matter who obama tries to blame, it is his failed leadership that has destroyed the economy of this country.
Shall we go back to the housing crisis? It was obama, the democratic congress and organizations like acorn that created that situation. They coerced and pressured lending institutions into creating mortgage packages that granted economically unworthy individuals large sums of money for large homes they could ill afford. And of course they turned around and blamed the banks, for doing what they had wanted them to do.
Another instance of obama's failed leadership is the attack in Benghazi. He himself stated that the 'buck stops' with him. The most recent report from the probe on the attack and the State Department's response was quite damning, citing the lack of leadership and proper care to ensure the safety of US citizens. But then again, doing so would have gone against the obama position that there were no longer any threats. obmama sacrificed Americans for his own arrogant posturing. Not the first time obama did so either.
It was obama's lack of leadership and foresight that lead to hundreds of deaths during the failed 'Fast and Furious' gun walking scandal. Of course obama took the leadership role in claiming 'executive privilege' for Holder, another crap taken by obama on the Constitution. Again the ball is dropped by the media, and probably will be every time obama skirts the Constitution, until he finally attacks them. Well, they probably won't even realize it, because they are already part of obama's publicity department. I digress.
The 'Fast and Furious' was not about catching gun runners. They made no effort to do so. It was about attacking the second amendment. A dismantling of the constitution one piece at a time, starting with the most emotional issues first, and once we were numb enough, the rest.
With the horrific events in Connecticut still fresh in everyones minds the attention has turned to banning guns, a cry often heard after such an atrocity. But the hidden truth, beneath the desperation of not knowing why, beneath the sadness and anguish of the families and friends, is that this too could be tracked back to the failure of obama to enforce the laws already on the books.
Like the immigration policy that contradicts the current laws, obama's regime has allowed other laws slip past unenforced, creating an environment that breeds such abomination. And obama sees another opportunity to attack the Constitution.
Why don't we look to the facts first. Overall gun violence has been on the decrease. Why? Because LEGAL gun ownership is on the increase. Read that over a few more times. Look up the statistics yourself.
The fact is that a moron like Rahm Emanuel who stands at the podium preaching stricter gun controls should look over his shoulder and at his own city. Chicago has some of the strictest gun laws on the books, yet the murder rate is going up every year. Why? The restriction of gun ownership. The only people with guns are the police and the criminals. His solution? Don't go out at night.
It's the culture that has to change, not the law. Don't look to other countries that don't have the same rights as we do and cite their policies, unless you are willing to forfeit even more of your rights.
Stop glorifying the criminal. Stop allowing those that stand behind the veil of 'artistic expression' to get away with desensitizing our children. Stop pushing the envelope to see who can be more outrageous. Start enforcing the laws that are already in place, with the penalties that are meant to be invoked.
What it all comes down to is that it is our own bloodlust that leads to the culture of violence. It is the media and the entertainment industry who revel in the profits created by it. It is the parents who don't teach their children the difference between acceptable behavior and actions depicted on tv and video games.
Of course that means taking responsibility. Something that we won't learn from obama.