Lately I’ve been bashing the GOP, as they rightfully deserve, but I’m equally disgusted with the Democrats, who are just as brankrupt, morally and intellectually. So in the spirit of wishing a pox on both theirhouses, here’s something for them.
By this point one would have to willfully ignore the abysmal foreign policy of the Obama administration not to see how close it resembles that of George W. Bush. Indeed, one could make the case that Obama has exceeded even Bush in his disregard for limits on executive power, what with his unilateral decision to attack Libya, assassinate non-combatants, and expand the drone war in Pakistan, Somalia, and Yemen, among others. I realize that plenty of Democrats do not see these issues, but again, it’s only because they refuse to acknowledge them.
In light of this, I wanted to note just what voting for Obama says about some of the archetypal liberals, progressives, and Democrats who, notwithstanding his reprehensible foreign policy still intend on voting Obama/Biden this November.
There are progressives who are excited that Obama recently spoke out in favor of gays being allowed state-sanctioned marriages. Others are glad that he signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act to “give equal pay for equal work.” And many, if not most Good Democrats, see the Affordable Care Act as the single greatest achievement of the Democratic party in decades. There are certainly other reasons the Left can come up with as a reason to vote “D” this year, but these seem to be the most popular.
This essentially means that even though Obama has destroyed any limit placed by the constitution on executive war-making power, thus setting the stage for an untold evil by future administrations, it’s ok because he says he wants to give gays an Official Permission Slip to get married.
Never mind that due process and any pretense of judicial oversight has been abandoned, and the next guy, even if it’s Mitt Romney, will enjoy these powers thanks to Obama, because the Feds say women should be paid as much as men. (The fact that this isn’t even a real problem, or one the market couldn’t correct if it became an issue, is of course, ignored).
And so what if he’s ordered the deaths of hundreds, perhaps thousands of people, many of whom are women and in children in weddings parties and funerals; they’ll finally get free healthcare, or so they hope.