Skip to comments.Barack Obama's October Surprises
Posted on 10/15/2012 6:13:02 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
During the Obama years, the international scene has been led by arguably the most incompetent and easily intimidated leaders of the past twenty plus years. At the front of the line has been Barack Obama. If he is re-elected, combined with a continuation of the deferential foreign policy pursued in his first term, the United States will no longer be the leader of the free world but will instead be just another moribund quasi-socialist member of the global community watching the global ascendancy of China and Russia.
If Barack Obama remains in office, the Middle East, as it is now constituted, will in due course experience a catastrophic regional conflict. There will also be increased terrorist attacks on America and its interests abroad, as there is absolute disdain for the United States and Obama's lack of leadership -- a reality fully exposed over the past two months.
Regardless of whether Obama is re-elected, the financial dilemma in Europe will continue on and will fester until the European Union and the Eurozone collapses, as the egocentrics in charge remain adamant in their failed strategy of bailouts, money creation and subsidies -- a collapse that will trigger another world-wide financial crisis and recession, if the United States is not able to mitigate its debt dilemma and foster substantial economic growth. If Obama does win on November 6th, the United States will be unable, because of what will be an avalanche of regulations, taxes and debased currency, to weather the storm, as the nation will be led by someone who has no idea of what to do except to stubbornly adhere to failed socialist doctrine.
However, and most important, are the overwhelming character flaws of Barack Obama: his inability to admit a mistake and a lack of integrity.
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Nixon was going to win easily in 1972. If there was any “October surprise” in 1972 it was just to pump up his winning percentage a little higher. There was more of an October surprise in 1968 with LBJ trying to help Humphrey win (and that was a pretty close election). Possibly the Cuban missile crisis of 1962 is another October surprise (I don’t know if JFK was thinking in political terms at that moment or if he had much choice in when the showdown came).
The real surprises this year will come in November and December. Either from an Obama no longer bound by electoral necessity, or from a lame duck Obama attempting to do as much damage as possible before he has to vacate the premises.