In 1980 when the American voter began the generation-long rejection of the liberal wing of the Democrat Party as Reagan resoundingly defeated Carter, receiving the highest number of electoral votes ever won by a non-incumbent presidential candidate, it was in large part because of the failure of Carter and his Progressive ideologues at the UN to understand history and the way in which the real world works.
But a point must be made that is more important than these parallels: Carter made these mistakes in ignorance. And that, as Frost noted, makes all the difference.
Obama has told us, as have his minions, that he is the most intelligent president ever to hold office. Obama and his team know what Carter did and its results. As Kissinger remarked at the time, “The Carter administration has managed the extraordinary feat of having, at one and the same time, the worst relations with our allies, the worst relations with our adversaries, and the most serious upheavals in the developing world since the end of the Second World War.”
Because Obama is intelligent, and because he has achieved intentionally the same (or worse) “extraordinary feat” Carter achieved accidentally, where does that leave the Democrat voter and Party?
Carter made his mistakes by accident… If Obama is as intelligent as he and his apologists insist, then the actions he has taken that have damaged America on the world stage, from Iraq to Cairo to Moscow to Beijing and beyond, are not mistakes; are not accidents.
What too many on the Right and in the pundit class on both sides see as Obama domestic and foreign policy “failures,” are anything but. They are Obama successes… just not American successes. The failure to see and understand this is inexplicable other than by believing our pundits refuse to accept the evidence of the possibility – probability? – that we may well have elected an enemy to office. Perhaps they feel this is too horrific to consider.
But that does not excuse them from the evidence and the only conclusion that can be reached.
Obama’s results come from knowing that the policies he pursues will fail to achieve the historic goals of all previous American presidencies… and pursuing them anyway – not in spite of their known failure but because of it.
How can he not? He isn’t stupid.
Rather, implementing and following these policies will intentionally achieve – is achieving – un-American goals at the expense of America, Americans and America’s allies.
And if Obama follows them knowingly, one must ask: On whose side IS this man?
One cannot accuse Obama of being “mis-led” by his ideology, as was Carter. Obama is led by his ideology – and his ideology is not American. It is not an ideology supporting liberty, freedom, individual rights, women’s rights, or a growing economy and Middle Class.
He knows that his domestic economic policies always fail to advance the lives of the American worker; these policies failed when Carter tried them in the 1970s and ran both the “Misery Index” and the Prime Rate to 20% (today’s PR, 3/20/15, is 3.25%); they failed in 1937 when Secretary of the Treasury Morgenthau said to FDR “We have tried spending money. We are spending more than we have ever spent before and it does not work [to create jobs or grow the economy or reduce unemployment].”
He knows his foreign policy is achieving results even his own party rejects.
For him to pursue these policies accidentally would require him to be door-stop-stupid, and no one argues this to be the case.
Obama – the face of today’s Democrat Party – is actively pursuing policies that harm Americans at home and our allies abroad.
From apologizing for America being the freest, wealthiest, most charitable and most advanced nation on earth and Americans working to advance human rights and human liberty globally, to denigrating and riding roughshod over the Constitution that so enabled us to be, to implementing policy – with supporting legislation or not, and with lies or not – that has harmed the American economy severely and reduced opportunity for generations to come (especially in minority America), to unilaterally – and unconstitutionally – seeking to overturn Legislative sanctions via Executive Order on a terrorist nation actively building a West-threatening nuclear bomb, to actively working to overturn the democratically elected government of one of our most trusted allies…
Obama is not making mistakes.
If Obama is smart, and no one is saying he is not… then he can only be considered an enemy.