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11/20/2013 6:00:00 AM
COLUMN: Time running out?

Bob Weete

Back in 2008 I wrote of my misgivings about Barack Obama. It was quickly suggested that we "give him a chance"; after all, he was our first Black President, and he deserved our respect as President.

First of all, I was appalled that even his initial campaign blatantly played the race card which he knew would automatically divide this country. That campaign was never about character, intelligence, wisdom, or just plain old "American know-how". Many, of course, charged me with racism, which has been the convenient stock answer to anyone who is not blinded by the carefully-teleprompted speeches he gives - over and over and over again.

President Clinton (white man) was not my guy, either. Not because he was not a Republican, but I had seen his kind strutting the halls of the school as star athlete and expecting the adoring admiration and respect. He was just plain old "cocky". He, like Obama, was a smooth talker, but his moral values were definitely sub-standard, in my book.

Incidentally, the major reason why I signed up as a Republican the first time I got a chance was because both my parent were Democrats, and I often heard them talking about having voted a straight Democratic ticket. Even as a kid I, in my own mind questioned that. I remember thinking, "Dang, if you just vote a straight ticket, that doesn't require you to THINK about what you are doing!" so I registered as a Republican.

 My wife is a registered Democratic, and I think we have voted together on some issues, and in some cases we have cancelled out one another's votes, but we tried to evaluate and think about what we were doing.

Moving on, I wonder how our "giving the first Black American a chance" has worked out for you. He said he was going to "transform" America, and people interpreted that in their own way. If things weren't going too well, they figured it would be good for them, personally, so they cheered him on and loved him.

"Transform" is a pretty serious action, folks. In case you haven't noticed, he meant, apparently, that he was going to work to "change" radically our entire system of government, from the Constitution onward, and become "progressive", another specially-selected vocabulary word. "Progress" sounds good, doesn't it? We can emotionally attach to that and feel good about it. And we think, "Progress? Well, that means things will be better for me, I will be able to get paid more (if I have a job), I will get more 'things' if I have a career in welfare assistance, maybe I can have a new plasma TV, fancy cell phones..." WOW! I can vote for that. I deserve to have all that stuff that everybody else has! Cool!" Let's go bang the drum for our guy!

I am sorry, really, that this history-making election of the first African-American President had to be this incompetent man. There are many, many African-American men around who are imminently more qualified to be the leader of America. Dr. Ben Carson is soft-spoken, intelligent, wise, and has solutions; Allen West is also a true American who is not clue-less, who can be trusted. I wouldn't consider Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson even close to the afore-mentioned.

So, now, five years later, what has this historic event brought us? For one thing, you just can't judge a book (or a politician) by its cover. Old expression, I know, but just because it is old, it doesn't make it unwise. Americans fell for the old "pig in a poke" scam. It looked good, it sounded good, but Americans failed their country by not going beyond the surface. There was concern expressed about his real background, but we found that all that "stuff" we usually want to know had become "unavailable." Strange how we just accepted his word.

That should have told us a major story left untold. Anybody who hides things clearly has something he doesn't want to get out to the light of day. There is no other reason, period. "But he sounds so good", "he makes me feel hopeful again", "he will save us", and the passion rose, despite his scurrilous friends, associates, and "pastors".

Americans are not stupid. But, they are only human, and they can be lead over the cliff just like a lemming. People scoff loudly when this President's actions are equated with Hitler's, Stalin's, and any other dictator, but the fact is, he is a master in the techniques of leading people to the slaughter.

He is trampling and ignoring our Constitution because he intends voiding that masterful work of our forefathers, the people who gave us our Republic which has lead us through the ages. Yet, I hear no outcries. He is firing many military leaders, but we don't know this, because his personal media doesn't expose it. Sounds unbelievable? That is why he can do it, and is doing it, all by skirting the Congress and American laws.

Are we all really too busy to pay any attention? This Obamacare travesty should be enough to make things go one way or the other. Which way will that be? Is America going to make it?

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Reader Comments

Posted: Saturday, November 23, 2013
Article comment by: EL PICA BUYAS

@...Crazy Town. You take the fun out of life. But I'm just like you, or is it you are just like me. Do we each see what we want to see, or do I comprehend the situation a little bit more than you. PS not talk about Jersey shore.

So how was Obama block at every step of the way? Hey did you start drinking the Kool aid? We will have to have a fund raiser for you, to get money to send you to a deprogramming clinic. lol.

Posted: Saturday, November 23, 2013
Article comment by: Crazy Town

@Bob Weete, it's great that Mrs. Weete can make an informed decision, we need more voters like her. I don't vote a straight ticket either, and I don't buy into everything you may think I buy into. I don't identify with any party but unfortunately I have to register with one. I do however see the Presidents vision and I believe in it. I also see how he has been blocked at every turn. There are a lot of points I could make but you DO see what you want to see so I'll save it.

@el pica, reading comprehension is not your strong point, unless you just want to argue, then grow up.

@headless horseman, a Cruz/Bachman ticket has been a dream of mine for some time. lol

Posted: Saturday, November 23, 2013
Article comment by: EL PICA BUYAS

@....Headless Horseman. Obumer ran on his ticket as being black. So when anyone does not agree with him, his party say's that he is not liked because he is black. So if anything go's wrong, his party say's that they blame him for being black.

Well guess what he is not a true black. I don't see teddy saying he is white or Hispanic, much-less a mix-race person. When your party is left with nothing they play the race card.

So everything I have said about him has come to light. Bet you, you will say that I'm hating him because he is black. I don't hate him, how can you hate a person like him? I feel sorry for him. You might say that he is the definition of worthless. You can only pity a person like him. But you know who is sorrier that him? The people that worship him. Just Saying.

Food for thought at this time I see no one that I like, on the Right, Left, or in between. If the best person for the job was on the other side, I would cross the party-lines would you?

Posted: Saturday, November 23, 2013
Article comment by: Jacque Vidaurri

Mr. Weete, well spoken! Lot's of people complain about low voter turn out. I for one would prefer that to people voting without investigating the facts (well at least the facts we are presented). I for one would like to see candidates running for office getting out and meeting the people who vote (like going door to door) in Blythe anyway, instead of just putting up signs. Candidates could show up at Ace, Albertson's, KMart, etc and push my purchases to the car while giving their spiel and then putting the carts back. They're doing the customers and businesses a service and the customer gets to ask their own questions of the candidates.

Posted: Saturday, November 23, 2013
Article comment by: Headless Horseman

We gotta get this country back on the righteous path! There's only one hope left. We must have a Republican ticket with Senator Ted Cruz & Michelle Bachman!! Only they seem to possess the wisdom and forward thinking, combined with their deeply felt ambitions for the everyday person to succeed, to lead us out of this growing disaster. With Sarah Palin as Sec of State & maybe Sen Rand Paul as Sec of Def you can be sure the rest of the world will know our days as a left-wing fart factory are OVER! Ohhh, if only Curtis LeMay were still here to be head of the Joint Chiefs. So get off your butts Republicans and save this country from the abomination of a foreign born mixed race President ... oh crap! Hold that! Sorry Teddy Boo Boo, I forgot that's YOU! Darn. Oh well, PLENTY others to pick from. NEXT!!

Posted: Saturday, November 23, 2013
Article comment by: Bob Weete

@Crazy Town: But she does not vote a straight ticket. She is wise enough and open-minded enough to vote for honesty and integrity over party, unlike many Democrats.

Posted: Saturday, November 23, 2013
Article comment by: EL PICA BUYAS

@....Crazy Town. What are you talking about you voted for a token. Your man in the White-house is not black he is of mix-race. Al and Jesse these 2 men are Pious only in mind. Their own mind because their actions say different. The 2 men prey upon the black community like leeches, they suck them dry and then they move on to the next community.

You heard about the New Game that was started by young blacks, right? It's called the Knockout Game. So where are these 2 men speaking out against this violence done to white people? You do not hear anything because they can't get money out of it.

Have you seen the videos of that this game done by these young men?

Posted: Saturday, November 23, 2013
Article comment by: Crazy Town

I'd take an angry black man over a token any day of the week. Al and Jesse have a lot to be angry about. You only see what you want to see and that is ok by me, as Oprah has assured us, this too shall pass.

So thankful to her your lovely wife is a Democrat.

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