Those of us old enough remember Ronald Reagan standing up to the Soviet Union militarily and publicly.
The electricity surrounding his visit to the Brandenburg Gate in 1987 and demanding, “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!” sent shockwaves through the entire world.
Unfortunately, Obama refuses to take on the mantle of leadership our country so desperately needs at this moment. He prefers to dither, play golf, and attend fundraisers while the world burns. I believe the obvious lack of leadership is being felt across the public spectrum of this country. Young and old, conservative and progressive, are noticing his lack of interest in the future of our country (notice I didn’t say his).
As depressing as this entire episode of the Obama administration’s treachery and deceit is, the future consequence will be the rise of a great leader in the United States to counter the destructive legacy this president and his sympathizers have left us.
The Left can’t hide the fact that a nationalistic and aggressive Russia is on the rise. They can’t hide the murder of three hundred innocent travelers, no matter how hard they try. They can’t hide the fact that Putin is all in regarding Ukraine (and possibly Georgia, parts of Moldova, and other former Soviet republics.) They also can’t hide the complete lack of interest on the part of President Obama concerning the whole situation.
This disinterest is being seared upon the minds of the whole country and will have electoral consequences. The youth in this country, for instance, are finally becoming concerned for their future, according to recent polls. They realize that an Islamic State that could bring further terror attacks to the United States is not a good thing. They realize that Iran developing an atomic bomb is not a good thing. They have seen the feckless John Kerry fly time and time to the the Middle East to solve the Israel/Palestinian issue, only to see the efforts degenerate into a massive conflict that has killed over 500 people. They see that Hamas is the problem, and not the Jewish State.
I believe the wool is being removed from our youth’s eyes. This could be the legacy of the Obama administration.
Perhaps this is what our country needed. Perhaps the full horror of the consequences of liberal government needs to be shown to every generation so they can experience it firsthand. Perhaps each new generation needs to relearn the lessons of the past directly in order to appreciate freedom, liberty, and peace through strength. Perhaps the lack of jobs and a festering recovery is enough to teach our youth that socialism and government regulatory overreach doesn’t work. Perhaps they don’t want a future flipping burgers. I can go on and on about the failures of the Left and the Obama administration.
This failure is being felt by our younger generations in the face of a corrupt and compliant media that can’t hold back the truth any longer. A new Ronald Reagan is waiting in the wings. Someone that can articulate the benefits of conservative policy and lead us out of the wilderness.
The whole country is waiting.
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