Skip to comments.Nightmare Scenarios for Obama's 2nd Term
Posted on 11/19/2012 7:38:26 AM PST by Kaslin
Last week I was interviewed by Constantine von Hoffman for a CBS news article on regarding economic nightmares for Obama's 2nd term.
Calculated Risk was interviewed as well. His nightmare scenario is war, specifically noting the rise of Golden Dawn.
Eight people were interviewed for the CBS article but the organization was maddening. Specifically, there is no way to see all 8 viewpoints of people interviewed at once. You have to click through pages one at a time. I was curious enough to do it, Calculated Risk gave up after the second click.
In a clear effort to generate clicks, articles like this are an extreme turn-off and actually counterproductive. That no readers emailed me with a link to this article says no one bothered clicking through all the pages.
I talked to von Hoffman about numerous things, only one was mentioned in the article. Many of my points were of the nature of things I think should happen (and would benefit to the global economy over the long run if they did), but most economists would disagree.
Mish Nightmare Scenario
Its going to be bad- just look at the mess he inherits when he takes over in January
Won’t matter to zero. He’ll just find some insignificant country to visit during the nightmare.
That’s exactly why I don’t believe there was any intention of this clown getting reelected, until they needed to cover up the attack in Libya, and then there was massive voter fraud.
No president would leave this big a mess for themselves.
Obama and his Administration have proven that they were unable to handle the storming of 2 installations in a nation that we have a level of support, assets, and nearby offensive naval/air equipment.
Anything harder than “changing cable providers” sends this group into a Jonestown death spiral.
Some people keep calling for violent revolution (which I strongly oppose), but y’all better hurry up: over the next 60 years you will not have a Government that would be easier to topple than this one.
At some point we are going to have to form our own 'collective' and cram "NO MORE!" down their throats.
Interesting list. The neo-nazis in Greece might lead to it existing the EU, but not war. Israel’s planned offensive in response to 250 rockets into Israel as far as Tel Aviv is a more likely problem, with oil prices spiking if Iran gets involved directly or if Jordan falls, since Al Queda just put it in their cross-hairs.
The name of that Greek neo-Nazi group has occult significance.
With the advent of Obamacare, what other collective policies do they really need? Health care will be socialized. Foodstamps mean food is socialized. Unemployment and Social Security Disability and Pigford and a hundred other government programs mean that income is socialized. Look at how many government workers we have. Work is socialized. The government’s takeover of school loans means that education is socialized. Recreation? Look at how many “poor” families have cable television. “Look! Look! See your black heroes fighting in the coliseums! Take your FOODSTAMP card and get your free bread!” We are Rome.
8. Israel concludes he presents an insurmountable obstacle to their national survival and acts accordingly.
I want no part of it. I have some integrity and self respect. I am an American.
It will be four more years of failure....you can thank the first George Bush
Good news is that God has Israel’s back.
Our formerly Argentine friend Ferfal (see his blog at blogspot.com), who now lives in Northern Ireland for the peace and quiet and better security -- no kidding -- related how the former president of Argentina simply got in a helicopter and fled the Casa Rosada when the SHTF in 2001. Shades of the Fall of Saigon.
The Kirchner family has a tight little dictatorship down there now, which they're propping up by giving the vote, and land, and money, to illegal alien border-crashers. And any Argentines who complain are immediately denounced as racists. (The illegals are mostly, Ferfal tells us, semiliterate Bolivian Indians who can barely speak Spanish.)
My nightmare scenario starts with Obama taking the Oath of Office. Whatever happens after that is guaranteed to be a disaster.
This one sits oddly with me...I don't deny there are likely some seriously under-funded government pension plans, including teachers and other public workers. There are problems with Social Security, which is the primary retirement income source for far too many Americans, but I'm wary of talk of a government solution to this, because I know there are potentially trillions of dollars' worth of 401(k) and IRAs out there. And I also know that rather than be thankful to some of us for being responsible enough to save, there are socialists out there who claim we're getting too good of a deal--we're getting "tax breaks" in the form of pre-tax contributions, and the ability to defer interest and capital gains. Those socialists want this money...so badly, they're salivating.
>>>We are Rome.<<<
Then consider this... the death of the republic was not the end of Rome. On the contrary, after a civil war, the Romans themselves gave Augustus the power of emperor, whose first act was the restoration of the Republic, the irony of a dictator restoring liberty notwithstanding.
I can easily see a scenario that goes like this... yes, we have a climactic battle for the republic and the Constitution, and, yes, we win, but we carry on the federalization of institutions from the previous era. Everyone sounds conservative, but the state reigns supreme anyway. Then we can face the world and go Roman on our enemies in a big way. Maybe there would even be two centuries (or more) of a Pax Americana. It’s worthy to note that the Romans were still around when Columbus went on his voyages. The death of our republic may just be one of the stages in our national story.
Still... God help us.