Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Obama Calls America “Soft,” Offers to Whip Nation Into Shape: I am afraid we have been since 9/11

Obama Calls America “Soft,” Offers to Whip Nation Into Shape: "The way I think about it is, you know, this is a great, great country that had gotten a little soft and, you know, we didn't have that same competitive edge that we needed over the last couple of decades. We need to get back on track."

I may be ostracized but I am afraid that in many instances I agree that we were soft. With that said I have to admit that since George W Bush we have been undergoing a baptism by fire and not just in our wars but for average Americans in every facet of our lives.

I must admit that well before 9/11 happened I was convinced that our youth and the country as a whole had been so spoiled and softened up by our life style that we were going to be in severe trouble if we thought we were going to be able to count on them in our hour of need.

The media had me convinced that we had already experienced our "Greatest Generation" in saving the day for us and the world during WW2 almost 70 years ago now. I am happy to say "Boy was I ever wrong" Our youth including a few of my sons have stepped up and are patriotic and serving magnificently in what is just beginning but has already become the longest war in History.

That as you know is barely the beginning of our story and our "toughening up". We as America's blue collar population and back bone have watched our "soft" life kicked out from underneath us. No body that I am aware of is just sitting around living the good life getting fat if they are it is not because they want to.

40 million have lost their homes, 17 million have lost their jobs, 50 million are on food stamps, that means they are all living on the dole and this is still barely beginning for us too like it or not. Media and politicians like to play their ignorant worthless childish games saying they fear another recession is coming, they think they are being coy calling it a "double dip recession"

This is not a double dip recession it is the same one only getting worse as we have said it would since Bush caused it when he was in office. We have been in Afghanistan now for 10 years and Iraq is right behind it. Stupidly we are trying to keep our military Heroes in both of them for decades to come.

The entire middle east is exploding as we knew it would and who knows where our military will be asked to go to next? Who can guarantee millions of people whose lives have been upended and worsened since George Bush was elected? No on can! They will get much worse! The tent cities will multiply as will those fighting for food supplied by the Government or NGO's (non Government organizations).

The second revolution is coming and it is being fed by the tempest party rebelling against the tea party and their wall street, corporation, Government, destroyed lives. People are starting to fight for survival, they are no longer soft and I am happy to say they are finally beginning to show here at home that they remember how to fight and are willing to.

James Joiner
Gardner, Ma


Demeur said...

Is that article totally wrong. We may have been "soft" when Bush took office thinking that the party of free money would roll on and our homes would be worth millions, but reality has now set in and the party is over. We are now faced with paying the bill which Bush sure didn't worry about.
The truth be known that this will not be tied as an Obama failure and that is exactly why so many are taking to the streets. Even republicans (the sane ones) are realizing the failures of their own party. The republican faces you see on TV are the fringe. Main stream republicans are starting to get it. I've heard so many say that they used to be a republican until Bush screwed things up.
And now the republican party is faced with a choice. They can either take the money from corporate America and face losing their job or side with the people and lose all that money. We saw which side Obama has picked when wall street money is now going to the likes of Herman Cain. And why not he's offering them a massive tax break with his 9-9-9 crap?

Ranch Chimp said...

Posting well done Jim, that sum's it up. There's alot of house cleaning to do Jim and you know it, it's just a matter of how long it will take. And as far as President Obama ... I dont even understand where he is going at time's, I been listening to this Guy, even before he was a candidate, and I knew he was bipartisan which is great, but frankly he's been acting a lil too bipartisan as far as doing what the right only want's without them giving back anything, this is just weird Jim ... Later Guy

an average patriot said...

What article Demeur? I hope you mean Obama because I am dead on and we agree.Bush took all the softness out and R's want to finish it off. I told you, they could care less if we go down in fact total collapse and nothing less must happen.

I hate to say it but I have been following 9-9-9 closely and it is not crap it is much worse.

Cain is in fact being backed and funded by our nemesis Billionaire Koch brothers who want to bring us, unions, and environmental laws down.

Cain will end up going down now that they are pinning him down on 9-9-9. It is a noose and worse to the elderly and middle class.

I heard him say the 3rd 9 will hurt thr middle class if they try to buy new things instead of used, amongst other things. Not good!

an average patriot said...

It's terrible RC! I had great hopes for Obama but forget it. If R's wanted our America to succeed it would be right now.

During the great recession R's wanted FDR to succeed for America and he and we did.

Today's R's want Obama and our America to fail and we are.

They want to get back in control to get Bush and Reagan's version back on line. They will do anything no matter how repugnant and be proud of the destruction as Bush was.