I was going to begin this post much earlier today because I was so angry, but I quickly realized that I shouldn’t write about something when I am feeling that much anger. Oh, I am not saying I shouldn’t write about things that make me mad. I just think it’s better to wait a few hours before writing about something that stirs such emotion.
So now it’s nine hours after I decided to wait, and I am still very angry.
Earlier today, a photo surfaced on many news sites which showed President Obama bowing to the King of Saudi Arabia. When I first saw it I couldn’t believe it. An American president should not bow down to any foreign leader, that is just common sense. I actually did write about it immediately over on my other site but I just touched on the reasons why I, and every one else, should be outraged by this action.
Throughout the day many different websites, mostly left-leaning, started making excuses as to why President Obama was bent over. Some other sites tried to explain it as a “partial bow”, where he realized what he was doing and quickly corrected his action. Does it really matter if he bowed or “partially” bowed?
President Barack Obama is our president whether we like it or not. Some people are happy with this fact, others are not. It is no secret that I did not support him during the election. All you have to do is look at the archives of this site to understand why. I could not bring myself to support him because of his ties to socialism, his voting record, and his hypocritical attitude towards voters.
After the election I tried to remain neutral, but every single thing he has done since being elected has proven every one of the reasons I could not support him. I do not think Barack Obama was (or is) ready to be our president.
Look back on the last 72 days. Can you honestly say we’re better off now than we were 72 days ago? I am not advocating for the return of George W. Bush, he was partially responsible for allowing this ball to start rolling too, but not one day has passed that I can say I was proud of our President.
He has shown complete disrespect for the office of the President. From his casual attire in the White House and insisting on communicating with Blackberries to throwing protocol out the window and insulting foreign leaders, he has done nothing but make himself look like a fool.
As far as policy goes, he’s even more embarrassing. Since taking office he has done everything he could to bring his socialist programs to our government, and Nanny State Nancy (Pelosi) and Scary Harry (Reid) are right there to help him shove it down the throats of everyone in America. Did you know he is on track to more than double our national debt? Did you know he is on track to increase our country’s deficit by more than all of the previous 43 presidents before him, combined?
President Obama and his entire staff seem out of touch with reality. Seriously. It’s understandable that any new president will have some “issues” settling in, but President Obama and his entire staff act like they have no idea what the hell is going on. When President Clinton left office, his staff removed all the ‘w’ keys from the computer keyboards as a joke for incoming president, George W. Bush. When President Bush left office, I wonder if his staff removed all the protocol documents and the how-to manuals? When our Presidents first two foreign affair accomplishments include snubbing the British Prime Minister and bowing to the king of Saudi Arabia, it sure seems like neither he, nor his staff, have a clue.
Did you know that Americans should not bow or curtsy to any foreign monarch? The main reason for not doing so is because the gesture symbolizes recognition of their power over their subjects. Many people pointed out President Bush’s closeness to the Saudi’s during his administration but at least he wasn’t sending a signal that he was submitting to them. This photo sends a message to the world that President Obama (and America) is weak and submissive. That’s not really the signal we want to be spreading to the rest of the world, especially the Middle East, is it?
Barack Obama is the President of the United States. He is our president, and yes, that makes him my president. Does that mean I should toe some line of support for him? Should I be grateful he is our president? I think not. I said it before, and I’ll say it again. I do not think Barack Obama was ready to be President of the United States, and I still don’t think he’s ready. After the events today, combined with everything else that has happened in the last 72 days, I am more convinced of this than ever.
I worry about the future of our country and I shudder to think what the next four years are going to be like.