Skip to comments.Stuck in the 1980s: Times have changed, but Barack Obama really hasn't
Posted on 11/27/2010 4:12:02 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
For help understanding the foreign policy headlines of the past few days, let's return, briefly, to the spring of 1983, when Barack Obama was a student at Columbia University. What were the burning international issues of that time?
Well, first was the "nuclear freeze" movement, which was prompting mass demonstrations around the world by people worried about the standoff between the Soviet Union and the United States. Obama published an article about it in a campus magazine in which he invoked the vision of "a nuclear free world."
The Middle East, meanwhile, was still reeling from the 1982 Israeli invasion of Lebanon -- which was the apotheosis of the Zionist right's dream of creating a "greater Israel" including all of the Palestinian West Bank.
Back to November 2010. The Obama administration is devoting a big share of its diplomatic time and capital to curbing Israeli settlement construction in the West Bank -- most recently, offering Israel's right-wing government $3 billion in warplanes in exchange for a 90-day moratorium. Meanwhile, it has committed much of its dwindling domestic political capital to pushing a new nuclear arms control treaty with Russia through a reluctant Senate.
So has nothing changed in the past quarter-century? In fact, almost everything --- especially when it comes to nuclear arms control and Israel's national objectives. What hasn't changed, it seems, is Barack Obama -- who has led his administration into a foreign policy time warp that is sapping its strength abroad and at home.
Start with the New START treaty that Obama has made a priority for the lame-duck Senate, at a time when Americans don't yet know what income tax rate they will pay on Jan. 1.....
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Was that back when Obama said he started smoking pot and snorting cocaine?
Sounds like another piece of the puzzle. Couple that with the fact that smoking dope arrests intellectual development and you have a picture of Obama’s stunted psyche.
dunham and the supremes...
Obama is not going to change. His agenda was set long before the election that has devastated this country. And his ideology and ego are the catalysts for continued decay of the American fabric.
The change we need will come in January 2013.
That's something only a naive jr. high schooler would believe possible. I'd bet hard cash he also believed communism wasn't working in Russia "the way it should" because "it wasn't being implemented properly."
I think it has more to do with the fat a$$ he married.
It was the EEEVil American Military Industrial Complex fault that the Soviets had to spend so much of their money on their Military to protect themselves instead of spreading that wealth amongst their loyal subjects.
How quaint a Suit being worn in the oval office
The most important thing we all need to remember is this: Obammy spent many years in a church where the preacher continually preached: God Damn America.
Seems like God is answering that prayer.
That’s probably true of the previous Democrat president as well.
“I think it has more to do with the fat a$$ he married.”
You bring up a serious matter to consider. When we elect somebody, we’re also electing the spouse. And who knows how much a spouse can affect a person we elect? So we also need to vet the spouse and be certain Mrs. congressman isn’t a flame-snorting Stalinist. We’re not cozy to whatever pillow talk goes on and the affect that has on our elected officials.
I don’t agree—I think God is in His heaven, and He watches over us.
Yeah. I know. I was just kidding.
I don't doubt we're going to go through some hell but as long as we keep our thoughts on God's grace, mercy, and kindness we'll get through it.
In other words, we can "absorb" 4 or 8 years of Ubamaism.
We need to change long before then. It may already be to late.
My boss when I was in the Corps. Miss him.
Only a teenager then but thought the world of RR then and now.