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McCain as President Immaterial to the Point - Reality Check - B Obama Doing What He Wants - Not the People

Reader comment on item: Republicans Are Inconsistent with Obama, But Democrats Are Hypocritical
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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Jul 19, 2011 at 15:56

A perspective of whether or not a republican president would have been given the 'thumbs up' for attempting then accomplishing the duty of every American president, that of providing the appropriate security for the 'citizens' of the United States, should not make a difference in partisan politics, but here in the United States, it does anymore. And it does it to the extent that it gets noticed 'across the pond.' But in spite of the party differences, Chief executive Obama did get it done; and to what extent he will use it for 2012 remains to be seen.

But the partisanship that is under examination in Dr. Pipes' article goes more to the overriding situation, that no matter the issue, partisanship is the winner. It is divisive politics, hypocrisies abounding and political pandering rife among the ranks of the imbedded politicians makes for poor service to the republic, so much so that corrupted democratic process are unable to regain the vision that set this country apart; so it will take an event of monumental proportions to get back the footing of political integrity while there is yet time. As it is moving now, do not hold your breath.

This is no longer about 2012; neither August 2011. It is about getting a sense that the direction the country is heading is wrong. Presidential incumbent/candidate Obama has all he needs to forge ahead with his agenda for at least 9 more months: stubbornness, and a goal. He also has Republican Party antipathies that cannot seem to get a consensus on how to break the democratic stranglehold, which may be just enough to get what he wants, more power through greater taxation. As much as there is the appearance that the republicans can thwart that endgame, the 'possibility' remains that he could still get what he wants - and it is that possibility that will get the republicans in more trouble.

But more importantly, what is the picture that is being presented to the world, as may be alluded to by an observation by, of all places, the United Kingdom. American politics is looking more and more like the activities of the British Parliament; and small wonder. Watching the PM on cable trying to answer the member questions sometimes appears entertaining, but these fellows are in charge of governing people lives just as the congress does here. But neither side of the pond seems to be making any sufficient progress. The rhetorical question of why is easily answered: they have lost the sense of what it takes to govern by the proper application of the rule of law.

So, both sides are inconsistent, with neither side able to claim a sense of truth in what they do. So, if one wonders why it seems that Islam appears to have an easy time dividing this country, or any country for that matter, they have found democracy gives them all the tools they need to do whatever they want. And Dr. Pipes, isn't finding that out what this forum is all about?


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