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Response to Kit Lange Diatribe

17 Feb
I was recently sent a copy of Kit Lange’s, My Predictions for the New Obama ‘Presidency’. I am not at all surprised that so many people think this is a legitimate “editorial” about President Barrack Obama’s Presidency, after all it reads exactly as Limbaugh, Hannity, O’Reilly – you name them – sound everyday.

Ms. Lange is reportedly a veteran of the United States Air Force, for which service I would salute her; however as a veteran of the United States Military I need to say that not everyone who has served, or who is currently serving, agrees with this opinion. Accordingly I have attempted to respond to Ms. Lange’s diatribe below. The point-counterpoint includes Lange’s views (in black) and my replies (in red): 

Now that America has shown us all that affirmative action even works in politics, {little hint of racism} I’ve compiled a list of things that you can probably expect to happen. These predictions are 80% gleaned from information all of us have access to, and 15% gut instinct based on many years of research, historical study, and being glued to current affairs. The other 5% is just anger at my countrymen’s stupidity – I admit it.

– Websites and mass emails offering “free grants,” courtesy of the government and “Obama’s wealth redistribution.” {Could find absolutely no evidence that these “mass emails” ever went out. Sounds a lot like a Senator standing before the assembled media, holding up a piece of paper in his hand and claiming it contained the names of known communists in the State Department.} Actually, this one’s a freebie, because I have an email with a date and time-stamp of literally minutes after Obama was declared the winner, offering exactly that.

-Israel will understand this election was the end of any type of assistance, military or otherwise, from the U.S. , and will stop holding back their defense at the request of the American administration. Look for a first strike on Iran soon, as well as increased activity by the Israeli military in general. Israel is on her own now, and God help us all because of it. {This is a complete unsubstantiated lie. In an interview with the Israeli daily news paper Haaretz, President Obama has said, “My view is that the United States’ special relationship with Israel obligates us to be helpful to them in the search for credible partners with whom they can make peace, while also supporting Israel in defending itself against enemies sworn to its destruction.”

“Israelis want more than anything to live in peace with their neighbors, but Israel also has real – and very dangerous – enemies,” Obama said.}

– Look for Iranian retaliation–against American targets. That goes doubly for other terrorist organizations. We just elected a man with the full endorsement of every major terrorist group in the world as leader of the free world. It’s the political equivalent of hiring a child molester to babysit your kids while you leave for the weekend. Not only is HE going to have fun with your child, but he’ll probably sit and watch while his friends come over and do it too. {Which groups endorsed him? Allegedly Hamas endorsed him, but this is what was actually said in the interview by Ahmed Yousuf, Hamas’ top political adviser in the Gaza Strip, in an interview with WorldNetDaily and WABC Radio in New York.

“We like Mr. Obama, and we hope that he will win the elections,” Yousuf said.

“I do believe [Obama] is like John Kennedy, a great man with a great principle. And he has a vision to change America, to [put] it in a position to lead the world community, but not with humiliation and arrogance.”

Doesn’t sound so much as a “political endorsement” as it does a hope for change from the heavy handed, “our way, no highway option”, foreign policy of the Bush presidency.

I couldn’t find any other reference to any other terrorist group “endorsing” President Obama.

On Iran, which Kit never goes any further on, President Obama has said, “The world must work to stop Iran’s uranium enrichment program and prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. It is far too dangerous to have nuclear weapons in the hands of a radical theocracy. And while we should take no option, including military action, off the table, sustained and aggressive diplomacy combined with tough sanctions should be our primary means to prevent Iran from building nuclear weapons.”

While we’re on the subject of terrorism, did President Bush ever get Osama Bin Laden?}

– Look for far-left justices appointed to the Supreme Court, effectively tying up the entire government in a trifecta of liberal humanism, the buzzwords of which remain empty platitudes like “hope and change,” and the ultimate goal of which is socialism–and soon, sharia law. {Why would President Obama, a Christian, ever bring in anything akin to Sharia law? Where has he ever said such a thing? No where. This is fear mongering at the very least, and really doesn’t deserve to be debated. Will President Obama appoint Justices that will be left of Justices President Bush appointed? Probably, but why is that a bad thing? Roe-v-Wade is established Constitutional law, and is not going to be overturned by any Supreme Court. Even most Christians support a woman’s right to have an abortion under conditions of rape, incest, and where the health of the mother is concerned. Do we want a Supreme Court that would take away even that right?}

– Military cases of troops being tried and convicted for killing the enemy in combat will continue to rise–and the conviction/plea – bargain rate will stay at nearly 100%, as the government seeks to use the best men and women this country has to offer as sacrificial lambs on the altar of global appeasement. Those brave and honorable men who currently reside in prison cells across the country, stripped of their rank, their careers, families, and their good name, will not taste free air again for many years. Their sacrifices and their stories will be forgotten by the general public, remembered only by those of us who continue to fight for them. {President Obama has been President for less than a month. Under which administration were these “brave and honorable men” accused, arrested, tried and imprisoned? That would be the administration President George W. Bush. I could find absolutely no evidence that would lead me – a commissioned officer in the United States Army – to believe that President Obama would continue the Bush Administration’s policies of accusing, arresting, convicting and imprisoning “brave and honorable men”, much less allow it to rise.}

– Look for the slow but steady erosion of rights you have enjoyed for your entire lives–all the while being told it’s “for your own good.” {You want to talk about a “slow but steady erosion of rights you have enjoyed for your entire lives”, how about the civil rights that were restricted under the Patriotic Act, or Habeas Corpus being ignored – unconstitutionally –by President Bush and his administration, or Republican Mitt Romney’s view that it would have been OK to wire tap Islamic houses of worship in the United States?}

Restrictions on gun ownership, {President Obama wants to restrict automatic weapons from the streets. Why does the average citizen in America need an automatic weapon? We’re talking a fully automatic weapon capable of sending hundreds or rounds per minute down range. Can’t think of why an average American would need a fully automatic M-16, SAW, M-60 etc. I’ve trained on these weapons, I’ve qualified on them, I know what they can do, Joe the Plumber doesn’t need one at home, I don’t need one at home, no one needs one at home.}

…home schooling, encouraged dependence on the ever-growing federal government. {And the evidence he would restrict homeschooling is where? No where. In fact, when I did my own research on this subject I discovered that he supports homeschooling, and that many homeschooling parents supported his nomination and election without fear of their rights to home school being restricted. One site, “The Homeschooling Mommy” which provides all kinds of support info to parent’s homeschooling their children commented, “While browsing the net today, I found out something very interesting. Barack Obama seems to support the choice of home schooling. Pardon me, if some of you have already discovered this, but I thought it was definitely worthy of sharing. Here’s where I found the info: http://my.barackobama.com/page/community/post_group/NewHampshireEducatorsforObama/CJxd Obama has always been my first choice. Now he has given me yet another reason to vote for him come the 2008 election.”

More nanny-state provisions will be put into place to protect the “disadvantaged” and the “poor,” (read: lazy, uneducated, unwilling to better themselves) {again sounding a bit racist} even while groups like the unborn, the mentally handicapped, elderly, and terminally ill are slowly pushed toward euthanasia. Of course, this will be done with feel-good phrases like “death with dignity,” “not wanting to be a burden,” and “merciful release from suffering,” all of which ignore the basic fact that we are killing people without their consent for the “good of the people.” Before you tell me I’m crazy, let’s just remember that Barack Obama was the ONLY senator in the Illinois state senate to vote against providing medical care for babies who were inconsiderate enough to survive an abortion. {Then Senator Obama voted against the bill because it was a bill that would restrict a woman’s right to choice, not just to provide medical funding to help babies who survived late term abortions.}

Also, look for taxes to go up. Yes, they’ll go up. {For eight years the previous administration of President George W. Bush prosecuted a War on Terror that has cost more than $4,000,000,000.00 (trillion) dollars while cutting tax revenues to the federal government. While the War on Terror was certainly warranted and justified, the fact that our country got mired in Iraq, which has cost $3,000,000,000.00 of the $4 trillion, without raising taxes, has effectually bankrupted our nation. You can’t spend $4 trillion dollars without raising income. And while President Bush was spending $4 trillion, and not raising taxes, he failed to increase funding for our nation’s roads, bridges, railroads, airports, schools, libraries, hospitals, etc. Now the bill has come due. Yes, President Obama will no doubt have to raise taxes, but mostly because the last Administration wanted to have its cake and eat it too.}

– You think the economy is bad now? Just wait. You’ll have the most expensive “free” health care ever. Bread lines aren’t just for Russians anymore. {An economy driven into the ground by the failed policies of the last eight years; which has given our country the largest expansion of the Federal Government ever, coupled with the largest Federal deficit ever.}

We have traded experience for color, freedom for slavery – and the irony is that the average American sheeple thinks their vote somehow righted an ancient wrong, somehow ENDED the specter of slavery and ushered in some beautiful era of liberty. {I’m just a simple guy who happened to grow up in the south hearing racist comments all of the time, and this is a racist commentary. I did not vote for President Obama because he was black. Or because I felt I needed to somehow correct the “specter of slavery”. I voted for him because I could not continue to support the failed policies of President George W. Bush. I could not continue to support an Administration that had prosecuted an illegal war based on half truths and lies, and that allowed my brothers and sisters in uniform to be used as thugs and bullies. I can no longer say, “American soldiers don’t torture prisoners.” Of course if you’ve never bothered to serve, or to swear an oath to protect and defend, or buried buddies who have died in combat, or later committed suicide because they couldn’t live with themselves any more, than you couldn’t begin to understand why I voted the way I did.}

…In reality, we are about to be less free than you ever thought possible. {This has already been addressed.}

I watched the faces of those crowded into the mob (excuse the pun) in Chicago. They stared at Obama like he was a god, an idol, a panacea to their every want and need. We have truly failed as a nation if we are at the point where we feel we must look to one man to take care of us all, to be our father figure and our sugar daddy. We have lost not only the “can-do” attitude of past generations, but the “MUST-do” attitude of our forefathers. We have allowed ourselves to become reduced from Patrick Henry’s proud cry of “liberty or death” to the sniveling, whining idea that we are owed something. We have gone from being the honorable defenders of freedom, to being told we are the problem. {After eight years of President George W. Bush’s administration people were relieved. Pure and simple; here was a chance for America to start over. Unfortunately, Airman Lange’s idea of “the honorable defenders of freedom” has lost its luster because of the Bush administration’s policies. Because of places like GITMO, and Abu Ghraib, places where Jefferson’s ideas of “all men being created equal” were spat upon. Where people were tortured and humiliated, in the name of the American Ideal. My father, my father-in-law and others of the “greatest generation” fought against governments who treated prisoners like this. It was difficult to conceive of an America where common decency and honor no longer had a place. Perhaps now it will once again}

The eyes of Obama and McCain were also telling. McCain acted with class and grace in his concession speech, offering the most honorable response I’ve seen yet. I don’t agree with all of McCain’s positions, but it cannot be denied that the man has served his nation, at permanent and severe detriment to himself, for half a century. His eyes were clear and sincere, honest. His speech underlined the very reasons why, of the two men offered, he was hands down the best choice. {Senator McCain has served his country well and faithfully, but he was not the best choice. To continue four more years of failed foreign and domestic policies was not the better choice. To support four more years of torture, and the slow erosion of human liberties that we supposedly “hold to be self evident” was not the better choice. I too watched Senator McCain’s concession speech. He was magnificent. The crowd however, booed and acted shamefully when the Senator mentioned his opponent. Not a reaction I want to be associated with. Senator McCain is a hero. That doesn’t mean he should have been President. His choice of Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate firmly shoved me into President Obama’s camp. She was not only unqualified, but was a pathetically transparent attempt to sway woman voters to vote for McCain. She was the best, most highly qualified, conservative woman Senator McCain could find? This – to me – spoke volumes about his own abilities to be President.}

On the other hand, Obama’s eyes were cold, calculating. His manner was smug and still carried the arrogance he has always had. His facial expression was one of barely disguised disdain for everything people like me believe in. His body language was smooth, polished, too much so. He talked of patriotism as though it is a value he is familiar with, and yet, his horrifying attitude toward the country he now leads is as well-documented as his friendships with those who seek its demise. {Oh no he pals around with terrorists! Not true; in fact, not only documented, but well-documented as not true. President Obama served on a board with someone who allegedly committed criminal acts during an extremely unpopular war; acts for which, in 1973, the Federal Government requested the dismissal of the charges against him. Note, the charges were dismissed at the request of the Federal Government. I also have watched President Obama speak, as I also watched Senator McCain speak. I also watched each and every debate between the two. I saw nothing of what the author speaks. President Obama did not speak in any way that she – or any other veteran, or currently serving member of the military should take as “disdain for everything people like me believe in”. Who exactly are the people like Ms. Lange?}

He is charismatic to those who don’t know what to look for, {like an aircraft mechanic; is this standard aircraft mechanic training in the Air Force now? Guess I somehow missed the “anti-charismatic training.} and he is inspiring to those who cannot or will not think for themselves. {I made by decision to vote for President Obama not based upon his charisma, nor because – thank you very much – I can’t think for myself. As compared to the legions of “ditto-heads” who make up their minds based on this kind of hate-filled vitriolic prose, filled with half-truths and innuendo.}

However, too many who voted for him are guilty of the most dangerous kind of hypocrisy. You see, we are told daily that we must not see color, just mankind. (We are all family, you know, or so we’re told.) {Again, comments that are sounding more than a little racist in my opinion.}

And yet Barack Obama was handed the White House on a silver platter by a fawning media, a bevy of foreign donors (who, to this day and in violation of U.S. election laws, remain nameless and unaccounted for), and a populace who voted based on color instead of right and wrong, even in the face of the most damning evidence against a Presidential candidate in many years, perhaps ever. {Voted based on color? Ms. Lange just doesn’t get it. George W. Bush gave Senator Barrack Obama the White House, not the color of President Obama’s skin. Hate-filled, fear mongering, gloom and doom right wing talk radio handed President Obama the White House. President Reagan – a self-proclaimed FDR Democrat – used to say, “I didn’t leave the Democratic Party, the Democratic Party left me.” I feel the same way about my Republican Party. If Limbaugh, Hannity and Lange are the example of the modern Republican Party, than all I can say is the GOP is no longer the party of Ronald Reagan; it’s becoming the party of David Duke.}

It is said that the people receive the government they deserve. Sadly, I fear that’s correct. We have become complacent, unwilling to see the writing on the wall, content to frolic in the warm water without bothering to notice that it’s been getting hotter by the minute. We are two seconds from a rolling boil, and perhaps it is already too late. So, liberals, enjoy your victory. Jump around. Have a party, file for your free grants. Scream “Gimme my handout!” and make fun of those of us who fought to make sure your “messiah” didn’t get access to the most powerful position in the world. Just remember when it all comes crashing down: You own the White House, the Congress, and soon the Supreme Court. You have no one to blame but yourselves for the mess you just created. {It’s strange that only the right-wing “conservative” talk show types have ever referred to President Obama as the “Messiah”. I have never thought of him in this way, and nor would I. Again, as said above, the GOP has no one to thank for President Obama’s victory except for President George W. Bush, Vice-President Dick Cheney, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and now it would appear Kit Lange.}

As for me, I’m buying my handguns this week so I have an answer for those who will come try to take them. {What? She didn’t already own any guns?}

 

 
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