President Obama has given the lie to those who advertised him as a moderate. It should now be clear to everyone - as it was to most conservatives back in 2008 - that Obama is a militant advocate of central planning, and a true believer in class warfare. He is the anti-Reagan - and, by extension, the anti-Thatcher - in his strong commitment to union power, which, particularly in the context of public employee unions, is not about fairness to government workers, but about propping up one of the key funding vehicles for the Democratic Party. It is naked interest group politics at its worst, pitting privileged organizations against the American taxpayer, organized, parasitical rabble-rousers against productive citizens who want only to live their lives with a minimum of government interference and to provide for their own future. Not content to preside over the destruction of the national economy, Obama now sees fit to prevent individual states from taking the fiscally responsible measures that he refuses to take at the federal level.
Meanwhile, our budget deficits and unfunded liabilities skyrocket, unemployment hovers near 10%, the Middle East erupts in flames as our foreign policy establishment flounders cluelessly, the Mexican border hemorrhages illegal aliens, many of them violent criminals, and those tried and true indicators of social and economic instability, gold and silver, continue to tell the tale.
This is the most disastrous and destructive presidency in my lifetime - yet there are many who say that this vandal of the national patrimony has a better-than-even chance of being reelected. America will be lucky to survive one Obama term; two will truly be testing God.