Skip to comments.A Few Questions I'd like To See President Obama Answer
Posted on 10/19/2012 5:22:20 AM PDT by Kaslin
I can only scratch the surface here, but the following are a few of the questions I would like to see President Obama answer in a debate.
Mr. President, your confidante Valerie Jarrett once said: "There's nobody more self-critical than President Obama. Part of the burden of being so bright is that he sees his error immediately." If that is accurate, sir, why do you feel it took you so long to realize you were shellacked in the first debate, and why did you still bitterly cling to that error days afterward, saying that if people would read the transcript, they'd realize you won?
Time's Joe Klein once wrote in his blog post "Too Dumb to Thrive" that America's opposition to Obama's stimulus package "is yet further evidence that Americans are flagrantly ill-informed. ... It is very difficult to thrive in an increasingly competitive world if you're a nation of dodos." Mr. President, do you share your fellow liberals' contempt for the American people, and is that what you meant when you lamented that democracy is messy and that you pine for the power of a Chinese president? Was that your mindset when you whispered to the Russians that you'd be able to be more "flexible" on missile defense after your re-election?
You criticized Mitt Romney for shooting first and aiming later. Were you referring to the attitude you displayed when you condemned the Cambridge police for acting "stupidly" in their arrest of your friend and Harvard professor Henry Gates before you were apprised of all the relevant facts -- or perhaps during your repeated scapegoating of a video for the Benghazi, Libya, attack? I realize that second example might be a bit unfair because in reality you were acting not just precipitously but deceitfully there, as you knew the attacks were preplanned and not the result of a video at the time you made the claim.
Has the recent uncovering of evidence showing that domestic terrorist Bill Ayers was actually your colleague years ago made you want to recant your assurances in 2008 that he was just a guy in the neighborhood?
Were you the slightest bit sincere when you promised to publish all nonemergency legislation on your website for five days before signing it or that the Obamacare debates would be televised on C-SPAN as part of your commitment to have the most open and transparent administration in history?
Why did you promise at Notre Dame that you would "honor the conscience rights of those who disagree with abortion," when your administration was already quietly in the process of overturning President George W. Bush's conscience rights protections? Why, after making that speech, did you require health insurance plans to cover abortion-inducing drugs?
Why did your administration authorize federal funding for abortions in several states after you made a solemn promise that "no federal dollars" would pay for "elective abortions"? And under what authority and by what criteria did you grant more than 1,000 Obamacare waivers?
You maintain you are a "fierce advocate" of the free market. Given that your administration has promulgated oppressive regulations at an unprecedented pace, you rammed Obamacare through, your administration encourages an adversarial relationship between labor and business to the point that your National Labor Relations Board tried to deny Boeing its freedom to relocate a manufacturing facility, you've attacked the Chamber of Commerce and businesses fear your administration as being anti-business, would you like to correct the record now?
Under what authority did you arrange for your union allies to receive a far greater percentage than the law allowed at the expense of secured creditors in the GM and Chrysler restructurings?
Please explain how just a month after you told La Raza you "can't change immigration laws" on your own, your administration issued a memo directing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, attorneys and directors, essentially, to ease up on deportation actions for those categories of illegal aliens for whom you sought amnesty in the DREAM Act, which Congress rejected?
How do you justify unilaterally granting waivers to states for the No Child Left Behind Act's requirement that schools become proficient in math and reading by 2014, provided they adopt education policy changes your administration deems necessary?
How can you say you haven't claimed that government creates jobs in light of your demand that government spend nearly $1 trillion of borrowed money to get the economy moving again? Why do you keep demanding more stimulus packages, such as high-speed rail and the American Jobs Act?
How do you maintain you are the most frugal president in 60 years, considering that you've added $5.5 trillion to the national debt in three-plus years, whereas President Bush added $4 trillion in two terms? How can you blame your spending orgy on Republicans when the most recent budget you submitted, without any GOP input, projected budget deficits averaging almost $1 trillion a year for the next decade? Why haven't you insisted your Senate Democrats pass a budget in more than 1,200 days? Why have you presented no economic agenda for your second term?
Would you like to apologize for recklessly wasting the taxpayers' money on Solyndra, your weatherizing homes scheme and other green projects?
Great article, Kaslin. Thanks for posting.
Not a word of this will be mentioned Monday night.
Excellent questions that, sadly, are not likely to be asked. Here are a couple more:
Your administration has directly or indirectly aided Al Qaeda “rebels” - terrorists - in Libya and is now doing so in Syria. In the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that you signed on New Year’s Eve 2011, you insisted that it enable indefinite detention of US citizens accused of aiding terrorists. Should you, Secretary Clinton, Secretary Panetta, and General Petraeus be detained under the terms of your NDAA?
Students who knew you at Occidental College say that you were a committed Marxist revolutionary. When and why did you disavow this philosophy and embrace capitalism and republican government?
Why did your administration file a lawsuit against an oil company for their “pit” killing 25 birds, yet is silent about the over 100 raptor birds, some of them endangered species, being killed by windmills in CA every year?
Can you tell us definitively that the weapons used against our Consulate were not weapons given to the group of Jihadists BY THE USA?
These re questions that should and must be answered...but that Obama never will. The more Romney can bring up...the more obvious it is that Obama has 1) No intention of answereing them, and 2) That Obama has no “good” answers for any of them.
Here’s some more specifically oiriented towards BEnghazie.
I believe that somehow, because of all the unanswered questions there...because of the unbelievably chaotic and rushed manner in which the Obama administration tried to cover it up...and because of just common sense questions, questions like:
1. Why were new security requests for Benghazi denied after two recent attacks, one by an IED in June that left a 40ft whole in the wall?
2. Why were the security teams they had in BEnghazi removed in August, juts a couple of weeks before the event?
3. Why was a U.S. Ambassador who had indicated he rfeared for his life and was seeking more security, sent to Benghazi, the hotbed for anti-Americanism, on the 11th Anniversyary of 911 with o US security team?
4. Why did 12 command centerss watch an attack on Benghazi unflod for SIX HOURS and no relief attempt was mounted either from Tripoli with helos, or from potential US NAvy vessels in the Med? A helo traveling at 150 MPH can go a good distance in 6 hours, so can an F-18 traveling at Mach 1.
5. Finally, what was the relationship of Stevens to the Gitmo Releasess who was heading up anti-Quadafi efforts out of BEnghazi during the revolution? Was Stevens going there to meet him? Was it a setup?
I honestly believe that the terrorists knew that the security had been taken away. I believe they actually hoped to kidnap the Ambassador in an easy smash and grab operation and then try and trade him for the blind shiek, and I believe there very well could have been people in our own government who knew about all of this.
I believe that the “October Surprise” may have been what was “supposed” to happen in Benghazi.
But because a couple of US Navy SEALS happened to be there on another unrelated matter, and because a couple of other personnel (possibly CIA people) worked with them and put up a heck of a fight...holding them off for 6 hours...that the plan went bad. The attackers got mad when many of their own were killed and wonded and they ended up killing Stevens and the SEALS and the other fellow that got seperated from the main group (who escaped) when they caught them.
Thus what was supposed to be a great “moment” for Obama in an arranged “tough” negotiation to “save” Ambassador Stevens (who himself I believe had no clue about this), turned into a gruesome murder instead.
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Even the “Cash For Clunkers’ was a mess.
There is now a critical shortage of used car parts to repair & maintain the cars we are driving. That is harming those who have the ability to fix their own cars when they need to.
The Chevy Volt is another colossal error. They have been selling them at a LOSS of $50,000 each, since they cost about $90,000 to produce each one! It isn’t even being produced now & the battery companies that provide power for the Volt are bankrupt & shut down. Now that’s a business plan that shows Obama’s ability!!!
“Why were the security teams they had in BEnghazi removed in August, juts a couple of weeks before the event?”
WHO made the decision to pull security from Benghazi and the ambassador? WHO was responsible for not issuing the order to aid them when they came under attack and why?
WHY was an apology issued for an obscure video from the Cairo Embassy BEFORE the protests there even began? Why was the same apology withdrawn from the website when it became public in the US?
Maybe this article provides some further insight:
Allam and Landy hit the nail on the head in their connection of this to Obamas intervention to decapitate the Qaddafi regime. The rise of radical Islamist terrorist groups in eastern Libya, including al-Qaeda, comes as a direct result of that intervention. The central government in Tripoli has no control now over the Benghazi region. Furthermore, everyone knew before the intervention that AQ and other radicals operated in the eastern part of the country, and a regime decapitation would set those elements free.
The cover story was designed to mislead the American public so that they would not connect those dots. That intervention in Libya, coming with no effort at all to control the outcome on the ground, has made us much less safe, especially in that part of the world.
Thank you - pings from you are always much appreciated. Not enough time in the day to find everything.
Treason by Obama awould not surprise me at all. He is simply not an American in almost every respect, yet he weilds the executive power of the USA deceitfully and with malice towards the United States of America.
He either goes via the ballot box or patriots will have to act in other ways to rid the nation of his scourge.