Diary

Barack... like Kennedy/Reagan/Lincoln...? Not so much.

At first, Barack tried to wear the “I’m the new Kennedy” trick…

I might have been inclined to buy it… at first. I mean, he is just as inexperienced and just as naive… and I am quite sure his anticipated “talks” with the terrorist supporter/leaders of Syria and Iran will have much the same results as John’s “talks” with the terrorist suporters/leaders of the former (resurfacing) Soviet Union and Cuba… But there is one glaring difference that (I feel) inspired Barack to give up and face the factthat no one was really buying it.

Kennedy’s inaugural address.

Kennedy didn’t just talk about “hope and “change”… He defined the words…

We observe today not a victory of party, but a celebration of freedom — symbolizing an end, as well as a beginning — signifying renewal, as well as change. For I have sworn before you and Almighty God the same solemn oath our forebears prescribed nearly a century and three-quarters ago.

The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty and all forms of human life. And yet the same revolutionary beliefs for which our forebears fought are still at issue around the globe — the belief that the rights of man come not from the generosity of the state, but from the hand of God.

According to Barack, the “revolutionary beliefs for which our forebears fought” are “fundamentally flawed”. and “the rights of man” exist ONLY through the “generosity of the state”. “The Government,” according to Barack, is the only solution to the economic crisis… the crisis government created when believeing they were more qualified to determine who would and would not receive a loan.

is the polarity of beliefs when it comes to the defense of our OWN freedom.

Barack wants to surrender. Too many lives have been lost and, because we insist upon fighting back when we are attacked and standing up for those who are unable to stand up for themselves, he laments more of the low opinions of those who would celebrate our demise (as individuals and as a Nation) than of those freedoms they want desperately to destroy.

Kennedy issued strong words to those who would mean us harm…

We dare not forget today that we are the heirs of that first revolution. Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans — born in this century, tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace, proud of our ancient heritage, and unwilling to witness or permit the slow undoing of those human rights to which this nation has always been committed, and to which we are committed today at home and around the world.

Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and the success of liberty.

Barack says freedom costs too much.

So then Barack tried to wear Reagan’s shoes, but that was even shorter lived than the attempt to reincarnate himself as the new Kennedy.

John F. Kennedy pushed and had passed the largest tax cut in American history. Kennedy knew that only the creativity of unfettered free enterprise, only the good old American capitalistic system could do that. When faced with the economic challenges of his time… Reagan said “Government is not the solution to the problem, government is the problem.”

Barack hates tax cuts and believes government is the solution for everything.

Regarding Barack’s pretentious belief that he already stands right next to Ronald Regan in the history books of Our Greatest Presidents, Brent Bozell of CNSNews made this observation:

Barack Obama is an arrogant pretender to a throne he has not earned. He wanted to stand at the Brandenburg Gate like Reagan, grasping desperately for a chance to look presidential. But he hasn’t in any way demonstrated Reagan’s resolve against America’s enemies. Instead, this power-hungry newbie has stood in about seven different places in the last four years on the primary controversy of our time.

Mr Bozell discusses an article in Newsweek wherein they trivialized the courage it took for Reagan to stand as this lone voice in the middle of what was essentially enemy territory and demand that the Berlin Wall be taken down. You see, unlike Obama (and Kennedy) Reagan had but a small audience, “only about 20,000,” and even they were outnumbered by leftist protesters the night before. They “Even some of Reagan’s aides were embarrassed by the ‘tear down this wall’ line thinking it was too provocative or grandiose.” the article went on.

“Provocative”… “grandiose”… Yeah… The mainstream media said pretty much thing every time George W. stood up for what HE believed in rather than what was popular. Barack is more concerned with what others think about him rather than doing what he truly believes is right.

Now Barack is trying to wear the hat of Abraham Lincoln. The ears alone would not make for a complimentary look… but it is the sheer size of his ego-swollen head that would make the fit impossible.

Still, it is the opposition of their thoughts regarding the responsibilities and potential of each individual that demonstrates just how little Barack understands when compared to the brilliance of Abraham Lincoln:

“You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.

You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves.”

You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.

You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down.

You cannot build character and courage by taking away people’s initiative and independence.

You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.

You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.

Barack believes that only government can solve the economic challenges we face individually and as a Nation. Only he knows “the way”… He IS “the way”… and he warned us what will happen if we do not accept “his way”, if we do not follow him, if we delay or try to solve this problem ourselves or if we (God forbid) dare to question him, “we may not be able to reverse” our our current course to fininancial destruction (which his liberal associates in the senate created by trying to steer the ship in the first place) and we will face “The threat of an irreversible recession that could linger for years.”
The mask of Kennedy… the shoes of Reagan… They were far too heavy to carry.
When the hat of Abraham also falls away… who will Barack try to be next?