Taking a Stand – and Then Sticking by It

This past week, we’ve heard a lot of the media pundits go on and on about how Obama is as bad/worse/not quite as bad as former President Nixon. I’ve been hit with a lot of emails from some readers about my stance on it. Two months ago – almost to the day – I actually wrote a post on the Nixon/Obama comparison. Interestingly enough, this particular blog has been the most read since starting the blog several years ago. Go figure. The Wrong Way Signcomparisons are there – but the point of the blog was to show that Nixon at least had something positive to contribute, unlike his modern Democrat counterpart. And no – I’m not saying history is being unfair to Nixon; just saying there will be at least a few positive aspects that people will be able to mirror to his criminal activities. I don’t know about you, but I can’t think of a single quote Obama’s made that has brought our country together.  Let’s face it – there are a lot of quotes, beliefs and definitive actions we equate to past presidents – regardless of whether we’re pubs or dems or believe or don’t believe in any particular president’s motives:

President George W. Bush – October 7, 2002  Remarks about  9/11/01, Cincinnati Museum Center – Cincinnati Union Terminal, Cincinnati, Ohio (Read it in full here)

America must not ignore the threat gathering against us. Facing clear evidence of peril, we cannot wait for the final proof, the smoking gun that could come in the form of a mushroom cloud.

President Obama – October 18, 2012 Remarks about 9/11/12, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. His reply when asked about the “confusion” around the Benghazi attack. (Read it here)

(We) weren’t confused about the fact that four Americans had been killed. I wasn’t confused about the fact that we needed to ramp up diplomatic security around the world right after it happened. I wasn’t confused about the fact that we had to investigate exactly what happened so it gets fixed. And I wasn’t confused about the fact that we’re going to hunt down whoever did it.

Note that a year after 9/11/01, President Bush was still speaking of the attacks in a present tense while Obama, one month after the 9/11/12 attacks, speaks in a past tense – suggesting he was already past it and ready for the world to be as well.

At any rate, my stance is the same now as it was in March. Here’s the link. And yes – Obama needs to go. But some people still believe impeachment means automatic “firing”. It doesn’t. Bill Clinton was impeached, but not forced out of office. So yeah – impeachment’s fine, but useless unless he’s actually escorted off the taxpayer-funded White House lawn.

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