- Barack Obama is the best thing that has happened to America
in the last 100 years. Truly, he is the savior of America's future. He
is the best thing ever.
- Despite the fact that he has some of the lowest approval
ratings among recent presidents, history will see Barack Obama as the source
of America's resurrection. Barack Obama has plunged the country into levels
of debt that we could not have previously imagined; his efforts to nationalize
health care have been met with fierce resistance nationwide; TARP bailouts
and stimulus spending have shown little positive effect on the national
economy; unemployment is unacceptably high and looks to remain that way
for most of a decade; legacy entitlement programs have ballooned to unsustainable
levels, and there is a seething anger in the populace.
- That's why Barack Obama is such a good thing for America.
- Obama is the symbol of a creeping liberalism that has
infected our society like a cancer for the last 100 years. Just as Hitler
is the face of fascism, Obama will go down in history as the face of unchecked
liberalism. The cancer metastasized to the point where it could no longer
- Average Americans who have quietly gone about their lives,
earning a paycheck, contributing to their favorite charities, going to
high school football games on Friday night, spending their weekends at
the beach or on hunting trips -- they've gotten off the fence. They've
woken up. There is a level of political activism in this country that we
haven't seen since the American Revolution, and Barack Obama has been the
catalyst that has sparked a restructuring of the American political and
- Think of the crap we've slowly learned to tolerate over
the past 50 years as liberalism sought to re-structure the America that
was the symbol of freedom and liberty to all the people of the world. Immigration
laws were ignored on the basis of compassion. Welfare policies encouraged
irresponsibility, the fracturing of families, and a cycle of generations
of dependency. Debt was regarded as a tonic to lubricate the economy. Our
children left school having been taught that they are exceptional and special,
while great numbers of them cannot perform basic functions of mathematics
and literacy. Legislators decided that people could not be trusted to defend
their own homes, and stripped citizens of their rights to own firearms.
Productive members of society have been penalized with a heavy burden of
taxes in order to support legions of do-nothings who loll around, reveling
in their addictions, obesity, indolence, ignorance and "disabilities."
Criminals have been arrested and re-arrested, coddled and set free to pillage
the citizenry yet again. Lawyers routinely extort fortunes from doctors,
contractors and business people with dubious torts.
- We slowly learned to tolerate these outrages, shaking
our heads in disbelief, and we went on with our lives.
- But Barack Obama has ripped the lid off a seething cauldron
of dissatisfaction and unrest.
- In the time of Barack Obama, Black Panther members stand
outside polling places in black commando uniforms, slapping truncheons
into their palms. ACORN -- a taxpayer-supported organization-- is given
a role in taking the census, even after its members were caught on tape
offering advice to set up child prostitution rings. A former Communist
is given a paid government position in the White House as an advisor to
the president. Auto companies are taken over by the government, and the
auto workers' union -- whose contracts are completely insupportable in
any economic sense -- is rewarded with a stake in the company. Government
bails out Wall Street investment bankers and insurance companies, who pay
their executives outrageous bonuses as thanks for the public support. Terrorists
are read their Miranda rights and given free lawyers. And, despite overwhelming
public disapproval, Barack Obama has pushed forward with a health care
plan that would re-structure one-sixth of the American economy.
- I don't know about you, but the other day I was at the
courthouse doing some business, and I stepped into the court clerk's office
and changed my voter affiliation from "Independent" to "Republican."
I am under no illusion that the Republican party is perfect, but at least
they're starting to awaken to the fact that we cannot sustain massive levels
of debt; we cannot afford to hand out billions of dollars in corporate
subsidies; we have to somehow trim our massive entitlement programs; we
can no longer be the world's policeman and dole out billions in aid to
countries whose citizens seek to harm us.
- Literally millions of Americans have had enough. They're
organizing, they're studying the Constitution and the Federalist Papers,
they're reading history and case law, they're showing up at rallies and
meetings, and a slew of conservative candidates are throwing their hats
into the ring. Is there a revolution brewing? Yes, in the sense that there
is a keen awareness that our priorities and sensibilities must be radically
re-structured. Will it be a violent revolution? No. It will be done through
the interpretation of the original document that has guided us for 220
years -- the Constitution. Just as the pendulum swung to embrace political
correctness and liberalism, there will be a backlash, a complete repudiation
of a hundred years of nonsense. A hundred years from now, history will
perceive the year 2010 as the time when America got back on the right track.
- And for that, we can thank Barack Hussein Obama.
- Gary Hubbell is a hunter, rancher, and former hunting
and fly-fishing guide. Gary works as a Colorado ranch real estate broker.
He can be reached through his website, aspenranchrealestate.com