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5/28/2013 4:14:00 PM
COLUMN: How's he doing?
Bob Weete
Columnist

In 2008, when the first black President was elected, I did not support that decision. And I did so not because he was black. I did so because I did not believe that he was good enough to represent Black Americans. "History will be made", he proclaimed, and that was a major selling point.

Unfortunately, that thought took precedence over whether he was qualified - even eligible - to be the President of the United States. It was suggested that we should "give him a chance", and now, it can certainly be said that we gave him that chance.

I felt that although it was inevitable that we would have a black President, just as inevitable that we will have a woman President, and so on, this was not the best person to be the "history-maker".

Actually, there was much about him that was the same reason that I did not support his buddy, Bill Clinton. They both strutted around like the star football player on a high school football team. There was an air of superiority, of "Damn, I'm special".

Both could deliver good speeches, although watching Obama was like watching a tennis match, as he switched from one teleprompter to the other, never really engaging the audience. (That is a characteristic, I am told, of someone who is lying.) It was the specially-designed promises of hope that mesmerized a longing people.

Now, after four plus years, he has been "given his chance". And what a transformation he has accomplished. We now have a nation completely at odds with everyone else; blacks vs. whites, pro-choice vs. pro-life, poor vs. rich, atheists vs. Christians, welfare vs. taxpayers, and on and on. No attempt to bring us together as a unit; the agenda became clearly divide and conquer.

We have totally bizarre things going on in many areas of government, and "nobody knows nothin", and trust in our government bodies, from local towns all the way up to the very top is non-existent. We have leaders who will do anything - and I do mean anything - to keep their power and positions. Narcissism is rampant in a bloated and self-serving, greedy leadership.

The Constitution, created by men, inspired by God, was created to ensure this nation's people their life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness. It was created, frankly, to protect us all from the kind of tyrannical behavior that they experienced in the people's homelands, and that we see developing today.

Now, under Obama's guidance, we have prided ourselves in creating "new" rules supposedly designed for the people, and our elected leadership doesn't bother to read them. There is the catering to foreign lands and their people who are sworn enemies, determined to destroy us. Catering is not a form of diplomacy. We have effectively negated the "Leave nobody behind" concept, so important to America.

There are billions of tax-payer dollars going to "buy" the friendship of countries, and we should know by now you cannot buy love. And yet we continue to flood the world with our generosities that are largely wasted in going to the people at the top and not to the needy. And there is no method of verifying the use.

We are never going to learn that politicians' "promises" at election time are given almost in jest. A desperate people tend to grab at anything when their emotions are heightened, and their reasoning is weak. In America, the belief has been that you don't get something for nothing. Boy has that been lost in the shuffle.

We have allowed ourselves to be convinced that life owes us something. America did not grow and prosper with that notion, and we know that. Our drive, our sensibilities, our perseverance, have been skillfully replaced with, "I can't", "my government needs to help me." Pure bull.

Where is the America that says, "I think I can, I think I can"? And, I might add, "I think I can, with God's help"? Why do you think so many outsiders and politicians want to separate us from God? They know- and we used to know - the power that God - that invisible creator can and will provide us with all our needs forever. But these usurpers want us to believe in a government of men. What a tragic mistake.

Education has been taken away from our children and it becomes "political correctness" - "Political correctness". That means our government determines what is right and good. We must see that for what it truly is. A means of making us totally dependent on our leaders, who have largely abused us for their own gratification.

People scoff at comparisons to Hitler, Stalin, Lenin, Castro, and all the other world tyrants that have raped their own people and stolen their opportunities for self-reliance, for equality of opportunity, of basic freedom.

It's almost too late; if we're mad as hell and can't stand it anymore, if we do something about it, the preparations have been made and continue to strip us of any ability to fight, again, for freedom. They want our guns, too. I wonder why? We better start demanding answers, the truth, but can we even recognize it, anymore?


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Reader Comments

Posted: Friday, May 31, 2013
Article comment by: Cindy Hernandez

El Pica Buyas I just love and agree with almost all of your comments.... I say almost because I don't read this newspaper all of the time... but it is refreshing to see other people stand up for what is right! Thank you! And Thank you Mr. Weete for exposing the Truth!

Posted: Friday, May 31, 2013
Article comment by: John Smith

Bob, I usually don't agree with you but you hit the nail right on the head here.

All of these people who are shouting about your supposed hate filled essay are morons who have no idea what they are talking about.

You WILL NOT I repeat: WILL NOT here this kind of stuff on Fox News- they are mainstream media and only put out garbage! Look at Judge Napolitano and Glenn Beck (not too fond of him) ! They spoke up about this stuff and now they aren't on TV anymore!

Those shouting about proof: you want proof? TURN OFF YOUR TELEVISION AND STOP BELIEVING THE PROPAGANDA! GO TO YOUTUBE AND SEARCH FOR THE OBAMA DECEPTION!

Barack Obama was a constitutional law professor, he knows the constitution but HAS REPEATEDLY CHOSEN TO IGNORE ITS BASIC TENANTS!

STUDY HISTORY AND YOU WILL SEE MR. WEETE IS CORRECT!


Posted: Friday, May 31, 2013
Article comment by: Janie Williams

Thank you Bob! This article is GREAT! It is the truth! Obama continues to get a free pass! He can do nothing wrong. When Bush messed up we heard about it ALL the time! (Which I never cared for Bush and even if I did... I would not die and go to hell for Bush like these libs would die and go to hell for Obama.) When 9/11 happened everyone wanted to know every second of where Bush was? How long did he stay at the school? Where was Bush? And Katrina happened again you heard the Libs... Where is BUSH? But now we see BENGHAZI happen and no one knows and no one cares Where was Obama? Even during the Boston Bombing no one is asking where is Obama? Where is the ACCOUNTABILITY??? WHERE????

Posted: Friday, May 31, 2013
Article comment by: Re: from the

For those of you who always put down anybody who has an opinion different from yours that you judge as "haters", I would like to suggest something. Why don't YOU put your "correct" information out for scrutiny? It seems more "hateful" if all you do is put down the ideas that are written by Weete and others with differing views? How can anybody get information from you that might dissuade them from agreeing with him? That's one of the problems with liberals - they can't really find a lot of positive things about their agenda, so all they do is attack, attack, attack - with your own ideas lacking. You don't have to be courageous and put your real name. Just show us why Obama, Holder, or Clinton should be elevated as saints.

Posted: Thursday, May 30, 2013
Article comment by: EL PICA BUYAS

@ Beware. Open your eye's and see who is leading with hate. The Poor against the so call Rich. Hate towards gun owners and companies that deal or sale weapons, and that trade in those commodities. Hate against Christianity. Using the IRS to persecute and hassle, people or groups that he thinks are a threat to his Administration. And the list can go on and on.

Posted: Thursday, May 30, 2013
Article comment by: Totally Agree With Weete

Another truthful, excellent article Mr Weete. None are so blind as those (liberals) who REFUSE to see. We have a president who went on a bowing tour visiting world leaders while dishonoring our own military, reducing them to an umbrella holder and not saluting. Oh wait, I can't say that because I am racist and full of hatred. Let's pick something worth talking about then. How about Benghazi, the IRS scandal, Obamacare, gun control. Too much hatred for you? To all you liberal people out there on the attack, why not address the issues instead of attacking Mr Weete? Why not defend the guy you voted into office? Whats that you say? It's easier to attack the messenger than the perpetrator. Now who is the hater?

Posted: Thursday, May 30, 2013
Article comment by: Beware of those Who lead with hate

I pray people are wise enough to recognize when their emotions are be played upon through misinformation, distortion, and out right lies. But we know that there are people out there hurting and disenfranchised with our country. Then they read garbage like this essay. It gives them someone to hate and blame all their own issues and failures upon. It gives them motivation and the excuse to not only to blame the world for their miserable lives but in some case gives them the excuse in their own minds to commit evil acts. Its how the Nazies came to power in Germany. It's the same with the communists in china and so many other countries. It is the act of desperate men trying to hold onto and wield power over others at all costs. Educate yourselves. Listen to all sides. It's rarely ever as simple as people like mr Weete claim. How anyone in their right mind can compare our president and our government to the likes of Hitler, Stalin, Lenin, or Castro and then have people say they believe it is beyond imagination. For those of you who believe Weete, please read about history and learn to realize when you are being manipulated by someone playing with everyone's worst emotions, hate and fear. Nothing good ever comes from hate and it rarely comes from fear. Nor does anything good ever come from misinformation, distortion, partial truths, lies like this garbage essay.

Posted: Thursday, May 30, 2013
Article comment by: @ Really Bob?

What a masochist you are! Gee, if I were you (and thank God I'm not) I would do myself a favor and DON'T read Weete! Simple! And, going with the current fad, I'd like to suggest that if you absolutely CAN'T control yourself, and are emotionally compelled to punish yourself, then where are YOUR facts? Examples? Come on, man, Obama wants things to be "fair", so follow your guru's agenda and give us the "facts". Too bad the administrator didn't block out your entire, worthless ranting. My God bless you, my friend.

Posted: Thursday, May 30, 2013
Article comment by: Really Bob?

Seriously Bob?! The "Birther" crap AGAIN.? Usually I like your columns for a good laugh, but you are showing some serious (deleted) symptoms. And I'm not saying that as a critique but as an observation. Actually I never thought anyone from the right could make someone like Bachmann or Palin or maniac Sheriff Joe R. Dumbo sound reasonable by comparison but you have certainly accomplished that. Even they haven't gone as far over the edge as yourself. Again, w/o bias but purely as one person to another, get some help Bob. There are medicines and programs that can be effective in dealing with (deleted) which is also a possibility in your case. Good luck!

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Posted: Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Article comment by: About the kettle and the pot...

When I read Weete's column, I figured there would be some of same old liberal "hate" claims, the complaint of allegedly "no facts" etc. And I was right! So what if he watches Fox News! Maybe you guys should watch some, too, and you will find - if you are really the 'open-minded' one you claim to be - that they do a tremendous amount of research, of fact-finding, which more often than not, are actually true - much to your chagrin. Of course, truth is hard to get when so many of Obama's friends "were not aware", "did not know about", or simply were totally clueless about issues that their positions would REQUIRE their knowledge of. Come on, guys, to say these people want to further this once-great country in the manner of our forefathers? HA! Nothing, NOTHING is farther from the truth! Why don't YOU actually check reality out, and learn something about the American Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, the REAL history of this country. In the original, by the way. Not the "interpretation" of a liberal and/or an atheist. Sadly, you have been led down the garden path, and you are being had. In addition, I think you are VERY mistaken when you charge Weete with HATE. I don't believe he "hates" anybody as you folks do. He simply has his views, an American right, and he has expressed them openly. You have a right to disagree, but, you simply slam him because you "hate" him, or you have decided to "hate" his ideas. Why don't YOU write YOUR ideas about Obama, etc. and reveal to us all your ideas on why Obama is such a noble man and a great President? Then, we would be able to choose to support you, over Weete. You don't even have to give your name, if you are ashamed to.

Posted: Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Article comment by: Rush Minion

Why didn't you write critical pieces during Bush's tenure? Everything was just fine then? If government is so evil, why do you accept Medicare? Why did you work in public education? Why not donate your government pension to the defense department to fund more pointless wars against our sworn enemies?

Posted: Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Article comment by: Just a Nut that agrees with Bob

I agree 100% with what Bob is saying. Today I heard that a Chinese company just bought one of the USA biggest meat packing plants, we are getting bought out left and right by other countries and people want to say our president and government is the best, HAHAHA. My advice is to buy guns and ammo when you can cause something is going to happen soon, The news is always saying that the markets, housing, cars, and jobs are up, WHERE?? I don't see it, all I see is foreclosures, layoffs and repos. Government cant pay welfare for ever , something has to give. Just be ready.

Posted: Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Article comment by: Court Jester

I have to agree with Bob on this one. I have never heard a president lie as much as this one. Scandals are flying out left and right and nobody knows anything at the top. Just admit it folks, he doesn't have a clue on how to run this country. He ticked me off when he said country people are just clinging to their guns and religion. I can't say what one he chooses because it would be omitted. But I think you know which one.

Posted: Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Article comment by: EL PICA BUYAS

I find it refreshing to read his true feeling. This is an opinion,and not a fact finding mission. And opinion is just that your opinion, you do not need proof to voice your opinion. But Obama is not Black he is 1/2 Black and the other 1/2 White. In other words, not a true Black. Obama has taken away many of our rights. But most of you people are blinded by his smile and his charismatic way. But under all this facade lies a very deceitful and manipulative man. Let me count the times. If I did you would say that I'm another voice for Fox News.

Posted: Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Article comment by: Hey Bob

Sounds like you must be visiting the local marijuana medical facility!


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