A comment was recently heard from someone who favors Barack Obama that he is to be lauded because he has “kept us out of war.”
This is nonsense, an entirely fallacious statement. It reflects total and complete naivety as to what’s going on in the world today. We are at war, but Obama fails to see it.
The absence of leadership from the White House is at the root cause of much of the terrorism that prevails in the world today. The terrorist attacks in Brussels, Belgium yesterday (for which ISIS claims responsibility) are only the latest examples of the global radical jihad (a term shunned by Obama) which is rampant in today’s world, an ongoing, unremitting, brutal form of warfare being perpetrated against civilized nations, a war which the current White House occupant still fails to recognize as such.
Obama has no idea how to deal with ISIS. He has never defined/adopted a policy for dealing with this terrorist group. A pinprick here and there from air attacks fails far short of what is needed to defeat it. What is lacking and is clearly needed is strong leadership from Washington to form and lead an international coalition to confront ISIS militarily, politically, economically, culturally, and financially, i.e., in every conceivable way, and stamp it out. To block all possible sources of financing may be the m0st effective approach. No group can operate without financing and will dry up if sources of money are cut off. This is a basic fact that, like many others, is not recognized in the White House.
The real problem is that the U.S. has elected someone as president who has no qualifications for the job. Obama never did have any track record of accomplishments. Being a community organizer doesn’t do it. But he had a broad smile, a friendly face, and a gift for gab that made him believable. Though promising hope and change, he delivered disappointment and discouragement. He lied to the American people. His legacy can be summed up in one word: incompetency.
This country needs strong, effective leadership, indeed, so does the free world. As the leading presidential candidate on the Republican side, Donald Trump, brings to the table a track record of proven accomplishments. He has been successful as a businessman, a television producer, and as an author. He is also controversial, but so was General George Patton. Patton was a leader; he knew how to get things done. Patton knew how to win, which made him undoubtedly WW II’s most effective general. He definitely had his faults, as does Trump. But Patton’s faults were inconsequential in light of his overall accomplishments.
Trump is cut from the same cloth as Patton. Trump may be blunt, brash, and outspoken but he is also audacious and knows how to get things done. He will bring to the presidency all of the skills he has mastered as a successful businessman, as set forth in his best selling book, “The Art of the Deal.” He knows how to cut deals profitably, a skill America badly needs, how to handle people, also a badly needed skill presently lacking in the White House, how to handle finances, and, importantly, he knows how to create jobs. He has had experience cutting through a broad array of obstacles. There should be no doubt that this experience can be put to good use as president not only in creating jobs, a very important issue, strengthening the American economy, also a very important issue, but in dealing with Congress and in handling foreign affairs. The job of being president needs someone with business savvy because running the country is akin to running a big business. Trump has those qualifications. As he put it in his book, he is good at overcoming obstacles and motivating good people to do their best work.
On the other side of the equation, Hillary doesn’t have the necessary skills to be president. In fact, as this blog has repeated urged, she brings nothing to the table. The country simply cannot afford to elect another incompetent president.
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