Theodore's World: Oratory, Leadership and Patriotism by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

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January 29, 2010

Oratory, Leadership and Patriotism by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

Oratory, Leadership and Patriotism

by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

Every time I see liberal Barack Hussein Obama in the picture below, I am torn between anger, disgust and pity.

The image above was taken during the early phase of the last general election. It was during a period that Obama had not come to grips with the fact that most Americans honor the flag, not the cloth per se, but the nation it represents.

Obama has been the great pretender for a year and like a five year old has practiced hiding behind his mother’s “economic” skirts. He has repeatedly denied any responsibility for the deepening economic recession brought on, not by “tax cuts for the wealthy,” but by Federal mandates to banks and mortgage companies emanating from Massachusetts Democrat Representative Barney Frank and his cohort, Senator Chris Dodd and agreed to by go along Republicans In Name Only (RINOs). These factors combined with Obama’s record two trillion dollar deficit combined with excessive and irresponsible “compassionate” spending by his predecessor will have an inflationary effect like throwing gasoline on a roaring fire, and portend hyper-inflation.

Now consider, if one is a latent, or for that matter overt socialist/Marxist in Obama’s shoes, what would one’s solution to the economic crisis be? Logically, it would be to expand government control. It is amazing, if not confounding that so many in the media, including “Fair and Balanced” Fox News which incidentally is far and away the best in that regard, fail completely when it comes to illuminating just who Obama actually is, when all it would take is to read his books. (This is not a discussion about who wrote them, but the books are an excellent introduction to Obama’s socialist/Marxist underpinnings.)

Obama’s “spread the wealth around” statement to Joe “the plumber” is all that is needed when combined with his writings to have a completely clear picture of what is going on in the Administration and Congress. Obama’s words: “we will totally change America,” “we will totally change the economic system,” “we will totally change the world,” have repeatedly appeared in these essays. Total change means that his intent is to destroy free market capitalism, obfuscated by later statements in different venues that he supports free markets; and, Congressional Democrats have clearly revealed that they are in lockstep with those proclamations. Every one of them should be booted; and incidentally, there are plenty of RINOs who should get the same treatment.

It was repeatedly noted during the election cycle that, “Obama is an empty suit,” who before going to Washington had managed exactly, nothing. However, he had been a “community organizer,” which translates in plain English to “Chicago thug,” and it shows. One look at his Administration should be alarming but not surprising since he informed Americans that he would surround himself with people of like mind.

The spectacular victory for Americans (including Democrats, even though most are too dense to get it) in Massachusetts, is a watershed that will redirect the flow of U.S. politics. One who is not an economist but knows how to balance a check book and has been around long enough to know the effects of government overspending can conclude that Obama is doing is precisely what he intended, (no one can be so stupid otherwise) and that is to collapse the U.S. economy and replace it with a socialist/Marxist economic model. That is the only way he can effectively “spread the wealth around.” If anyone wondered why all the “hurry and enact” was so important, it was to get it done before anyone caught on to his gambit. During an interview with Diane Sawyer Obama stated, “I'd rather be a really good one-term president than a mediocre two-term president.”

If enacting his socialist/Marxist agenda is how Obama defines “good” Americans should, as Rush Limbaugh stated loud and clear, “want him to fail.” The Massachusetts’ election of Scott Brown was a loud and clear statement to that effect; and many readers worked hard to help make it happen.

THANK YOU! Stand by for more to come!

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Semper Fidelis

Wild Thing's comment........

Awesome article , thank you Col. Pappas.

....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67

Posted by Wild Thing at January 29, 2010 04:48 AM


Now that sums it up. Now that the American people are waking up from their hopey-changy dream now they can see some reality. Obama must be defeated in everything he attempts, and if throwing him out of office is what it takes, kick him out.

Posted by: Mark at January 29, 2010 11:05 AM

I agree with Col. Pappas entirely. The Marxist obama is was clearly evident before and during the election. Even with the MSM trying to dilute or hide the truth, it was still there. As in the picture both the Col. and I get angry about. Too many Americans fell under the spell of a snake oil salesman.

Posted by: TomR at January 29, 2010 12:00 PM

Hat tip to the Colonel on this one. And those of us who saw through the facade were not listened to. It is now evident that the left has reached the level of buyer's remorse. They are now lost on a sea of uncertainty due to the lack of character displayed by the "lightbringer" and the hope and change did not bring to the table.

Posted by: Glenn Mark Cassel AMH1(AW) USN Ret. at January 29, 2010 01:43 PM