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2013-08-07 Government
Victor Davis Hanson: Obama who?
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Posted by Besoeker 2013-08-07 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [673 views ]  Top

#1 We'll see soon enuff, as Iran is ignoring the Bammer's "red lines" + going Nukulaar; + China is still upping its escalations agz Japan in East China Sea + PHIL, etc. in South China Sea.


Posted by JosephMendiola 2013-08-07 00:31||   2013-08-07 00:31|| Front Page Top

#2 I seldom disagree with VDH. But, IMO he's only right in the sense that Obama is a symptom not the disease.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2013-08-07 03:14||   2013-08-07 03:14|| Front Page Top

#3 For those who doubt the long-term damage, take a read of 'The Forgotten Man' by Amity Shlaes [FDR and the Great Depression]. I agree with g(r)om. Expertly written as are nearly all of VDH's articles, but it in my opinion it arrives at a rather mistaken conclusion. If anything is to be learned from the Obama experience, it is the evils of unearned empowerment for the sake of equality and justice.
Posted by Besoeker 2013-08-07 03:34||   2013-08-07 03:34|| Front Page Top

#4 ..which in the end create even greater inequity and injustice.
Posted by Procopius2k 2013-08-07 08:36||   2013-08-07 08:36|| Front Page Top

#5 Larry Bird, Michael Jordan, Jerry Rice, and Joe Montana all had bad days.

So too with VDH.

Remember, VDH was a cheerleader for the Blue State model until way beyond the point that most of the center/right had figured out that the model was obsolete and morally and functionally a failure. That he was a late adopter of the post-Blue meme set gives some indication of what he is willing to tolerate as "lasting damage".

I'm a big fan of his writings, but that does bear mentioning.
Posted by no mo uro 2013-08-07 09:06||   2013-08-07 09:06|| Front Page Top

#6 Besoeker

"the evils of envy, government thuggishness, and the knowledge that one does not have the smarts, work ethic, or skills to produce anything worth your desired lifestyle, pretending to be policies done for the sake of equality and justice."

Fixed it for ya.
Posted by no mo uro 2013-08-07 09:12||   2013-08-07 09:12|| Front Page Top

#7 Thank you Nomouro, but did you have to make it so personal ?

"one does not have the smarts, work ethic, or skills to produce anything worth your desired lifestyle"
Posted by Besoeker 2013-08-07 09:18||   2013-08-07 09:18|| Front Page Top

#8 If anything is to be learned from the Obama experience, it is the evils of unearned empowerment for the sake of equality and justice.

Moreover, there is no will on the part of the country to call Obama to an accounting for anything. It seems that no one wants to criticize the first African-American-Kenyan President even when deserving. It is a PC thing or something rooted deeply in the American psyche--maybe liberal white guilt.
Posted by JohnQC 2013-08-07 11:05||   2013-08-07 11:05|| Front Page Top

#9 Not personal to you, Besoeker!

Hope you didn't take that the wrong way!
Posted by no mo uro 2013-08-07 11:33||   2013-08-07 11:33|| Front Page Top

#10 Perhaps he is correct in that in 50 years, Obama will remembered right up there with William Henry Harrison.

Remember him? Served 31 days after a really long speech in really cold weather.
Posted by Bobby 2013-08-07 12:52||   2013-08-07 12:52|| Front Page Top

#11 Wahaaha, no, just pulling your leg a bit Nomouro.
Posted by Besoeker 2013-08-07 13:27||   2013-08-07 13:27|| Front Page Top

#12 I don't think this is the case; I think we're on the road to finally answering Lincoln's rhetorical question about exactly how much ruin there is in a country.

I think Obama's role is to take the last two terms before the Really Big Collapse and make sure there isn't gonna be any seed corn available for whoever comes along after him.
Posted by Thing From Snowy Mountain 2013-08-07 14:42||   2013-08-07 14:42|| Front Page Top

#13 If you really believe that, It's time for action, BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE.
Posted by Redneck Jim 2013-08-07 16:04||   2013-08-07 16:04|| Front Page Top

#14 And do what?
Posted by Thing From Snowy Mountain 2013-08-07 16:27||   2013-08-07 16:27|| Front Page Top

#15 First of all, Arrest try and impeach president Obama, for lying to the people, second take "Slow Joe" and send him home, third elect ADULTS and quit nominating Frauds, fourth (From here on in all is well) De-fund obamacare,

That should do it.
Posted by Redneck Jim 2013-08-07 22:12||   2013-08-07 22:12|| Front Page Top

#16 The Obama presidency will be easy to sum up

Posted by European Conservative 2013-08-07 23:05||   2013-08-07 23:05|| Front Page Top

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