Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Is Barack Obama Crazy?

From the Whistleblower magazine from WND. (This little excerpt delivered directly to my mailbox...)

By Joseph Farah, editor and CEO of WorldNetDaily

"Is Barack Obama Crazy?" is a pretty provocative subject for an email.
I admit, I don't know the answer to the question.
But, given Barack Obama's actions in the first few months of his administration, it's a valid question.
And so, the May issue of WorldNetDaily's acclaimed monthly Whistleblower magazine takes it on.
Let's examine some of the evidence:
  • If you held a job and people were questioning your qualifications, and all you had to do to put an end to those questions, not to mention more than a dozen lawsuits filed against you, was to produce a valid birth certificate you claimed to possess, would you refuse to take that simple step? Or would you, as Obama has done, spend at least $1 million to fight the lawsuits? I think most people would agree that someone who chose the latter is either crazy or doesn't have a valid birth certificate.
  • Let's say you got a job in which you succeeded someone with whom you disagreed passionately.Would you try to have that person prosecuted over those differences, knowing that some day, someone with whom you disagree would succeed you and possibly contemplate the same course of action? That's what Obama talked about doing in the case of his disagreement with George W. Bush over the practice of coercive interrogations – policies, I might point out, that were employed not just by his immediate predecessor, but by every war-time president in the history of the United States.
  • Or what do you make of Obama's efforts to ban the use of the words "terror" and "terrorism" from his administration's lexicon? The administration prefers to call attacks on terrorists "overseas contingency operations." And terrorist attacks at home are referred to as "man-caused disasters." These new terms are apparently considered less offensive to terrorists.
  • While there are hundreds of thousands of U.S. citizens voluntarily serving in arms overseas, the Obama administration put out a report to law enforcement agencies throughout the country to be wary of returning veterans, because they might be more inclined to get involved in "right-wing extremist" activities.
  • Obama presides – legitimately or illegitimately – over a nation founded on the ideals of "independence" and "national sovereignty." Yet, in a speech given in Prague, what was his prescription for making the world a better place? "All nations must come together to build a stronger, global regime," he said.
  • How about his solution to an economic crisis spurred by too much indebtedness? More debt.
  • Let's say you're the first black president. Do you appoint a black attorney general who indicts the people who just elected you as a "nation of cowards" on matters of race?
  • Imagine appointing to a top policy position at the Defense Department, a columnist from the Los Angeles Times who believes U.S. policies were to blame for the 9/11 attacks by al-Qaida. That would be Rosa Brooks, who also previously referred to Obama's immediate predecessor as "our torturer in chief " and a "psychotic who need(s) treatment" while comparing Bush's arguments for waging a war on terrorism to Adolf Hitler's use of political propaganda.

I could go on, but I think you get the picture.
I don't know if any of these actions mean the president is crazy. But I do know they mean he is dangerous to the security and prosperity of the nation.
For a more complete diagnosis, I refer you to the May issue of WND's acclaimed Whistleblower magazine, titled NARCISSIST IN CHIEF: Experts explain what makes Barack Obama tick.


Christopher said...

Hi, this is Christopher--the bothersome liberal that has stirred a large debate on Carpe Noctem and renowned bearer of REALLY LONG comments. From the political and philosophical blogs that I have stumbled across, the idea that liberals are nearly extinct in the South has been confirmed. I'm not going to bother to counter much. I'm just going to say, I don't think our President is insane. Even though I might be doing the same if Senator McCain was elected, I don't think it's alright to critisize our leader so much--considering America chose him and he has good intentions.

I'm also going to add, let's wait until the end of his term to see if we can call him an unstable danger or anything like that. Maybe America was wrong about him just like we were wrong about George W. Bush, or maybe he is a blessing for our country and half of America should soon swallow their insults. I do look forward to seeing your response, because I'm trying to understand the perspective of others who don't agree.

Liberty said...

Hey Christopher! Great to see you dropping by...I love comments. :)

Anyway- yes, perhaps it's a bit early in his term to be screaming 'impeachment' just yet (and might I add, I am not on the bandwagon- I think that's stupid).

However, I think that Joseph Farah raises some good points in this article- several interesting facts, at least. I'm not debating that President Obama has good intentions. I think he sincerely wishes to do what is right by America. (At least, I hope so.) However, I firmly disagree with what he is doing to bring about this good.

I do hope I don't seem insulting to him- my wish is not to offend, but rather to educate.

Anyway, with all that said:

As I said earlier in this soon-to-be-huge comment, I think Farah raises several good points/facts, at the very least. Do I, personally, think President Obama is 'insane', as such? No. However, I do think he is a bit inexperienced for the office he has earned.

Let's think about this: 8 years as an Illinois stateSenator (and not even that, I don't believe), 4 years as a national Senator, and then bam! he's President.

So in conclusion- I don't think he's 'crazy', I just think he may not have a very clear-cut idea of what he's doing. ;)

Thanks for the comment Christopher. I look forward to hearing back from you! :)

choco38 said...

Hey you, Liberty/Kyla! There, I covered all the bases. This is Choco38, otherwise known as Jack. Love your blog even though I disagree with so many things. I have to start by taking issue with this article.

1) Its one thing to disagree with Obama's policies but some of the criticism I hear is just silly. Obama's status as an American citizen was checked and approved by the Secretaries of State of all 50 states [Republican and Democrat]. He has presented a valid birth certificate. If some people believe that it has been tampered with or altered then let the courts decide but lets not pretend this is an issue worthy of our time.

2) Obama is not "criminalizing policy" as the Republican talking point states. However if the policy [torture/warrantless wiretapping] is criminal shouldn't it be addressed? And yet Obama has stated he does not want criminal proceedings and his attorney general has indicated that he isn't likely to indict anyone. It is a large group of angry citizens who want that.

Wouldn't it be more productive to discuss policy than resort to Obama is crazy, stupid, a racist, a foreigner, a Muslim and hates America? I think some people's worst fear is that he will be successful in revamping the economy, providing health care, ending the recession and easing world tensions. Then how will they make the case that Liberism doesn't work?

Hope that wasn't too negative. I actually agree with you on a number of things!!

Liberty said...

Hey Jack! Glad to see you dropped by! I don't mind dissenting comments at all, especially those that are well thought out and informative. ;)

To your #1- I understand that he issued a birth certificate- one that was later proven to be a fake. He only put it on his website, he did not submit to the courts. Why? Is he hiding something? His reticence to openly display his certificate in court, while not a big issue for me, is one for some, and I can see how troubling it can be. It's like a kid hiding an extra cookie behind his back so his mom can't see it. She knows something's going on, so she investigates, and finds the cookie. Just my opinion on that little issue. ;)

To #2- Obama has, however, harped on numerous instances about what the 'previous administration' has done...after saying we were 'putting the past behind us.' Hypocritical much?

Like I told Christopher, I do not agree with everything in this article, far from it. However, I think some of the points are quite valid concerns, such as the economic 'indebtedness' (how do you spend more to spend less? Haven't figured that one out yet.), or how he issued a report saying Ron Paul supporters, Libertarians, and veterans may be terrorists.

As I also told Christopher, I don't think he's crazy, per se, however I do think he may be a bit inexperienced for the job, as evidenced by his 'lum-wum' on several important issues during his campaign (McCain did that as well), and various other things he's said. He may have a clear-cut plan for our future, but unfortunately, he isn't making it clear in anything other than action. Personally, I'd rather know about it before he puts it into effect. ;)

And I don't doubt that we will see some initial help in the country's status. China had an economic boom right after the Communists took over- and then they went right back to where they were before. Worse, in fact.

So, let me end this extraordinarily long comment with another thanks for stopping by! It's great to see you, and I hope we can find some sort of mutual ground. :D

choco38 said...

1) Curious where you get your information that Obama's birth certificate is "proven to be a fake". I hope its not World Net Daily. That is such a tabloid. I'm happy to let the courts decide. Are you sure you want the crisis of a sitting President removed from office? Do you want Joe Biden as President? I certainly hope that his BC is valid because that would be a huge mess we don't need right now. The time to check these things is before the election.

2) Its clear to me that Obama wants to put the past behind him and move on. Your "hypocritical" statements are a response to those who try to hang the mistakes of the Bush administration around Obama's neck. Hannity referring to the "Obama recession" before Obama even takes office. Referring to the "Obama deficit" without mentioning that is was created under the Bush administration as was the initial $700 billion bailout. I think you need to admit you are wrong on this one.

Have good one, I'm late for work.

Liberty said...

Like I said earlier, I don't care one way or t'other whether his birth certificate his valid or not. I agree with you on that point. I definitely do not want Biden in office- that's just an accident waiting to happen- and I'm more than willing to live and let live.

I concede that Obama did not create our current economic crisis. However, that wasn't what the point of the comment in the article, now was it? The point was that Obama's economic plan is to spend money. While we're in debt. Owned by China. Spend money, borrow money, and get in more debt. Yay.

I've dealt with this issue in many, many blog posts before, so I won't go over it again. It can get monotonous. :D

Have fun at work. ;)

Christopher said...

I'm first going to address your claim that he has lack of experience. President Obama has gained experience in a way that might count as a few decades as a government official. Maybe he had only needed so many years in office. But, yes, I think he knows what he's doing.

Another issue, though it may be getting old. Rumors have swept across America that are both irrelevant and outrageous. Some are true. Yes, he smokes. Yes, he used to do drugs. No, he's not Muslim. No, he's not the Anti-Christ. And when he said he wanted to put the past behind him, "the past" is a different phrase from "experience." Yes, maybe that was a blunder of his. But I'm going to be arrogant enough to consider myself more fair than the people who bring up his mistakes while ignoring all of our former president's mistake.

Also, one of his main solutions to solving the economic crisis is to tax the ultra-wealthy and raise taxes on those who can't afford to pay taxes. I don't know what method you're suggesting, but I'm not familiar with it.

Barrack Obama has done some things that I don't agree with. There are no perfect presidents. But, really, I think Obama will be a blessing.

Kendra Logan said...

I'm just gonna keep this short :)

While I disagree with Obama on almost every issue imaginable, I don't think he's crazy.

The end ;)

Neat blog!

Christopher said...

Sorry, I meant "LOWERING taxes on the people who can't afford to pay them."

Liberty said...

Christopher- I have said things against past presidents. I think that many of the things President Bush did were very bad for this country, same with Clinton. But Obama is taking us the way of one-world VERY quickly. And it's scary. I want to HAVE a country to live in.

Secondly- I'm with Ron Paul. I'm in favor of a flat tax. But I want it to be real flat, like zero. LOL, no not really that radical all the way. I realize we need some form of taxes. But I don't see why the 'top 5 percent' should bear all the brunt. That is THEIVERY, outright.

Kendra- I myself don't think he's 'crazy', persay- as I said before. ;)

Joshua said...

O'bama has been crazy since he has been elected. :)

In Christ,
Joshua :)