Tom McLaughlin

A former history teacher, Tom is a columnist who lives in Lovell, Maine. His column is published in Maine and New Hampshire newspapers and on numerous web sites. Email: tomthemick@gmail.com

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Is He Trying To Bring Us Down?


Is he doing it on purpose? As often as the thought entered my mind, I’d push it out. It didn’t seem plausible. If I told people they’d think me crazy, but the thought kept coming back: “Is President Obama trying to destroy the United States?” Is he a kind of Manchurian Candidate? That book’s main character, an American POW, was brainwashed by Chinese communists in Manchuria to reenter the US and assassinate a presidential candidate — thus enabling his running mate to take over as a dictator in the ensuing chaos. It was twice adapted to film and I watched both, but they were too far-fetched.
I’m not alone. In February, former New York City Mayor and GOP presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani said, “I do not believe, and I know this is a horrible thing to say, but I do not believe that the president loves America,” and set off a prolonged media firestorm. Progressives were outrageously outraged for days, and what Giuliani said was relatively mild compared to what I was thinking. Not loving our country might cause him to be unmotivated, but that’s not as bad as purposely destroying it.
A week later, conservative columnist and New Hampshire resident Mark Steyn wrote:  “If [Obama] were working for the other side, what exactly would he be doing differently?” That’s been resonating in my brain ever since. Obama’s policies, have been ruinous. He’s nearly doubled our national debt to almost $18 trillion, and what do we have to show for it? He was going to rebuild our infrastructure with shovel-ready projects, but where are they? Hoover built a dam that still works. Roosevelt’s CCCs built the road through Evan’s Notch and the Kancamagus Highway here in Maine and New Hampshire, and many similar projects around the country. Yet after spending thousands of times more money than both those presidents put together, what can Obama point to? Nothing, and the economy still hasn’t recovered in the seventh year of his presidency.
He took over our health care system — one-sixth of our economy — and how’s that going? It’s a disaster. He took over the internet without any action by Congress. In violation of the Constitution, he issued executive amnesty to five million illegal aliens who were already bankrupting hospitals, schools, and welfare programs across the country. Now they’re eligible for Social Security — which is going bankrupt already without millions more drawing checks. He’s using the EPA to destroy the coal industry in the name of human-caused “Climate Change” — the biggest pseudo-scientific fraud of the century. Next he’ll take over the entire energy industry if he’s allowed, and our emasculated Republican congressional “leaders” do nothing to stop him.
It’s even worse overseas. Obama’s Middle East and North Africa policies are, in the words of his own former Middle East Ambassador James Jeffrey: “in a g*******d free fall.” Iran, the world’s biggest sponsor of international terrorism, orchestrated a million to chant “Death to America!” in its own capital, then gained control of four other capitals in the region including Sanaa, Baghdad, Damascus, and Beirut. Meanwhile, Obama’s Secretary of State John Kerry is, in the words of our strongest ally in the region: “paving the way for [Iran’s atomic] bomb.” How’s Libya after his “leading from behind”? It’s a basket case. Yemen, which six months ago he called a success story, has collapsed. US forces beat a hasty retreat, leaving weapons and intelligence documents behind. Kerry’s State Department advised US citizens stuck in Yemen to “call India” for help getting out. At a briefing, one reporter asked State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf: “…then you alerted them to opportunities to leave the country?” “Correct,” she responded. “What are those opportunities now? Swim?”
Interviewed last week on Hugh Hewitt’s radio show, former Vice President Dick Cheney said: “If you had somebody who, as president — who wanted to take America down. Who wanted to fundamentally weaken our position in the world, reduce our capacity to influence events. Turn our back on our allies and encourage our enemies, it would look exactly like what Barack Obama is doing.”
Yeah, okay, but has Obama been brainwashed? Let’s see: His father was a Muslim. His stepfather was a Muslim. He went to a Muslim school. Though much was sanitized and repressed, evidence exists of his mother, grandmother and grandfather at least leaning communist. The mentor his grandfather found for him, Frank Marshal Davis, was a communist. His political mentor in Chicago was Marxist domestic terrorist Bill Ayers. His pastor for twenty years, the Reverend White, chanted: “No-no-no! Not God bless America! God damn America! It’s in the bible!” Obama called himself a “community organizer” — an occupation created by Chicago socialist Saul Alinsky whose playbook to bring down the country Obama is following.
Yes, the thought keeps coming back, but lately I don’t push it out so quickly.

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13 Comments:

Anonymous aliledar said...

Unfortunately, I have thought the same for a long time and it becomes more inescapable with each passing day. Yet it was there right from the start, with his radical left-wing associations but voters ignored what was right before their eyes in order to feel virtuous by electing the first black president, an idiotic reason to elect anyone. I prefer to vote based on the content of a candidate's character, not the color of his, or her, skin or sex. Foolishness, foolishness and now we all have to pay the price! And auch a great country it was.

4/12/15, 3:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What an absurd and shallow screed.

4/12/15, 11:14 PM  
Anonymous Mike LeBlanc said...

Once again, 'Anonymous' strike with their usual scintillating logic and cogent argument. (I use the plural, of course.) The past 6+ years have seen absurdity personified by a communist whose veneer of Americanism grows more shallow daily.

Onkel Adi published his plans in a book and very few people believed him. Urkel published his plans in books written by Bill Ayers, very few people believed him, and we elected him anyway. Maybe we deserve to be diminished for such shocking stupidity.

The earlier book, Mein Kampf, is enjoying a huge resurgence in Europe. What goes around ...

4/13/15, 5:36 AM  
Anonymous Dave said...

Aah, columns like this one is why I love to read Tom's thoughts! His outright "I'm talking out my fat old rump, we all know even I don't believe it, but I hope it pisses off some liberals" is quite entertaining.

Sorry, Tom, but this is way more amusing than it is irritating. It amuses the heck out of me when people like Tom make themselves look so ignorant!

National Debt? Factcheck his record and you will find that
"when the numbers are placed in context, the national debt grew faster under Reagan than it has under Obama. But even he was a piker compared with wartime presidents such as Franklin D. Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson."

So enough with that.

The economy has not improved from the disaster Bush left us with?!? Laughable and worthy of no further discussion.

As far as "working for the other side", it makes me wonder what side Tom is on when he wonders about the President in charge of killing Osama Bin Laden and bringing down Gaddaffi, and helped bring greater support for US veterans. I think Tom also agrees more with the feelings and laws about homosexuality that the Middle East has then we have here in the USA.

To even try and have a rational conversation with somebody so gullible/dishonest as to twist Obama's comments about standing with American Citizens should the political winds shift is a waste of time.

"They have been reminded that the history of immigration in this country has a dark underbelly; they need specific assurances that their citizenship really means something, that America has learned the right lessons from the Japanese internments during World War II, and that I will stand with them should the political winds shift in an ugly direction."

Thanks again Tom, for a good laugh and a public display of the the Tea Party mentality!

4/13/15, 3:28 PM  
Anonymous Aubrey said...

You have expressed the very thoughts and suspicions that I've had about Obama, but wondered how it could be possible in that our government and Congress don't try to stop him, even when he ignores the Constitution, then uses his power to make executive decisions. The government and Congress, along with the so-called liberals and progressives are bringing this country down. Are people too occupied with their "techie" toys and possessions to pay attention to what's really happening in this country?

4/13/15, 3:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yaqui said...

Dave, what planet are you from? Your argumentum ad hominem only serves to highlight your buried-in-the sand perspective.

Your "amusement" will develop into embarrasment should you ever care to look at the truth. Good luck, pal.



4/13/15, 3:51 PM  
Anonymous Dave said...

Aubrey, it is funny you should mention the "techie" toys. I also believe they, and the moronic entertainment found on tv and online, plays a large part in the dumbing down of our country and the ignorance to what is really going on.

Yaqui....right back at you. Wake up and investigate what is really going on and stop buying the BS propaganda being fed to you. What, no comment on the twisting of Obama's words on siding with the "muslims"? (not his words in the book) You don't care about the truth? You don't question the side that has to distort and spin? Yes, both do this, but treat each issue on it's own merits, not by which "side" is pushing it.

And oh yeah, Yaqui...trying to defend Tom, of all people, by using the "ad hominem" angle is ludicrous!

4/13/15, 9:45 PM  
Blogger Tom McLaughlin said...

Dave, I pulled that box quote "I stand with the [Muslims]" from Google Images. You're correct that it's not verbatim from Obama's book. If it were bracketed as I did above, however, it would accurately express what he meant when he wrote it. Or, did Bill Ayers write "Audacity of Hope" too?

He claims to have written "Dreams From My Father," as you must have heard.

4/14/15, 6:58 AM  
Anonymous Dave said...

Tom, how on earth would you know what Obama meant when he wrote it? You're a mind reader now? It was a simple, straightforward comment that was purposely misquoted, and put out there with no context in order to be misleading and plant seeds of doubt into the minds of simpletons.

As for Ayers claiming to write "Dreams of My Father"....really? Are ALL extreme right wingers so easily pranked? As Ayers said in response....."you guys are living in the Twighlight Zone." It must be fun there though, with fantasies of undercover presidents and mind reading and made up "realities". Keep us posted on what goes on there!

4/14/15, 8:12 AM  
Blogger Tom McLaughlin said...

Nice talking to you Dave.

4/14/15, 11:50 AM  
Anonymous Dave said...

Anytime, Tom. It is always very nice setting you straight. I expected the usual "I've got to go work on my book" routine, but a white flag is a white flag.

4/14/15, 12:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"In 1913 a “bought-off” US Congress passed the illegal, Unconstitutional Federal Reserve Act, and a corrupt President signed it into law.

Ever since it has been down hill for America as a nation.

The Federal Reserve is a franchisee of the Khazarian Banking Mafia also know as the Rothschild World Moneychangers who are notorious for creating money from nothing and lending it 98% of the World’s nations in order to receive pernicious usury in exchange.

The Rothschild Khazarian Mafia Banksters have not only created about 98% of the World money from thin air, they have continually charged those who use their money pernicious usury. Usury alone adds 40% to the cost of all goods and services in the Global community.

This is insane for any nation’s people to pay a foreign based private bank of Luciferian, child murdering pedophile Khazarian Mafia parasites to use what should have been their own money in the first place.

Rothschild Khazarian Moneychangers are the World’s Banksters.

Many have come to label these Rothschild Khazarian Moneychangers as “Banksters” because they are also the World’s largest and group of very powerful Gangsters who actually comprise the World’s largest Organized Crime Syndicate.

This World’s largest Organized Crime Syndicate is now referred to by insiders as the Khazarian Mafia (KM) because it tracks back to Khazaria."

More at veteranstoday.com

4/15/15, 10:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bring us down? Hahah!! Seriously?? Haha

We have been down for 100
Years genius! Thanks to folks like you!
What's the blog entry gonna be when the Zionist neo cons are found to have been behind 9/11 ( and much more) and people like you have been rabidly defending them with blatant lies? Can't wait to read that one.

Wait wait... You go to church too?? Really?? Haha!! Wow you ever consider comedy?

4/16/15, 4:16 PM  

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