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Obama Exceeds My Worst Fears

June 8, 2009

I don’t know about you, but I keep going through a futile ritual every weekend. I am referring to my complete lack of resolve when I say: “I can’t take it anymore. I don’t want to listen to these talking heads, even those with whom I agree.”

First of all, I will admit a certain envy that they are there in the exalted position of being considered pundits. Why else would they be assembled in those glitzy, glossy studios to give their “take” on the news events of the week?

And outside of someone like Charles Krauthammer, or George Will, most of the pundits do not impress me as being more knowledgeable or intelligent than me. In life, so much of what happens does depend on happenstance. I am avoiding using the word “luck.” That would leave the impression that I am denigrating someone who must have some cache, but would otherwise not be included in the group giving their lofty opinions.

So, let me put aside my envy and write about something really important ? the tragedy unfolding as a result of our mistake in electing Barack Obama. For example, the incredible contradiction the man annunciates when he says he is not opposed to bellicose Iran developing nuclear facilities as long as they are not going to develop nuclear weapons.

When Mahmoud Ahmadinejad talks about wiping Israel off the face of the earth, he is not thinking of doing it using slingshots or even submachine guns. He is thinking of total nuclear destruction.

Secondly, why hasn’t anyone thought to ask the post-racial president, as long as he thinks it’s all right for Ahmadinejad to develop nuclear facilities for the generation of power, why doesn’t Obama do the same in the United States? Why does President Obama and all those morons on the left shun the one avenue which would truly solve our energy problem and, yes, even our economic travail ... nuclear power.

Here we are, the very nation that developed nuclear power far ahead of every nation on earth, lagging far behind every nation on earth.

When I was in Tokyo a few years ago, I met some American scientists and businessmen in the Imperial Hotel. These gentlemen were from America. They work for Westinghouse Electric Company. Their company is a pioneer in the building of nuclear plants. They told me the Japanese were building additional nuclear plants virtually every year.

They also told me the controls over how plants were supposed to be built in the United States made it so much more expensive than building a plant in Japan or France or Norway, they do not even attempt to submit plans to anyone here in the USA.

Does any of this make any sense? This makes about as much sense as spending hundreds of billions of dollars to bail out the automobile companies, only to succumb to the United Auto Makers (UAW) who will insure more red ink and then at the end of the day, after the taxpayers have been mercilessly gouged, allow the automobile companies to file Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

As anybody can see, it’s the Keystone Cops with a slick veneer of cool, crypto sophistication. President Obama is exceeding my worst fears. Unfortunately, too many people are still in a stupor or are afraid to criticize President Obama for other reasons!

Bob Grant

Straight Ahead!


That slams the lid onthings for today

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