Obama's ideas, policies and actions in office are often so outrageous that when you describe them or the threat they represent, people discount your comments as extreme on their face. The trouble is it's hard not to sound extreme when what he's doing is extreme.
I probably disagreed with Bill Clinton 80 percent of the time, but I never feared that the country was in serious jeopardy under him. As bad as I believed Obama would be in 2008, I never thought those in the political establishment (sympathetic Democratic politicians in Washington and too many ineffective or gun-shy Republican ones) would either join him or abdicate their responsibility and let him accelerate the demise of the nation as rapidly as he has. It would be impossible for one man to do this much damage alone.
Matt Drudge recently tweeted: "Next 18 months going to be EVERYTHING. Bigger than campaign news: Obama's scorched Earth exit. You've been warned..." This makes me nervous. How could he get any worse?
Obama has already made serious headway in "fundamentally transforming" this nation for the worse. He so obviously rejects the American idea that I don't believe I should waste words proving it here. He is bitter about our founding and bitter about our current state -- even though he's been radically changing it for six years. There's no satisfying a revenge appetite.
I am quite serious: On any one of a number of fronts, this country, without a dramatic course change, could be in dire trouble.
Let's look at the war on terror. Obama has been in such denial about radical Islam that he refuses to recognize even undeniable acts of terrorism for what they are -- here and around the world. He holds to the painfully warped idea that Islamist terrorism and the violence that intrinsically springs from it are rooted in poverty, empirical evidence to the contrary be damned. If you don't recognize and identify your enemy or if you unilaterally declare a truce, you can't effectively fight it. But declaring a war over when your sworn enemies have told you they are committed to your utter destruction and are becoming even more aggressive is objectively insane -- and suicidal.
Then there are Obama's negotiations with Iran. Even many Democrats admit that his actions make no sense and are dangerous. You can't possibly trust this radical, Islamo-fascist regime to honor its agreements when it has already broken promises it made to us on the very issue we're discussing -- not to mention that this regime also is committed to our destruction and the destruction of Israel.
Our fiscal condition? Actuaries and other experts uniformly predict that entitlements will swallow our entire budget -- 100 percent of our federal revenues -- within a generation or so, and when it comes to budget projections, the gloom-and-doom predictions are always understated. Democratic politicians will not even acknowledge we have a problem with our discretionary budget, so the entitlement budget is beyond off-limits to them. All the noisemakers are talking about the mythical threats of global warming and completely ignoring -- suppressing, actually -- the incontrovertible fact that we are fiscally done if we don't get our entitlements under control, yesterday. But Obama is determined not to let anyone touch them and has even added another egregious offender -- Obamacare -- and don't even get me started on the fiscal and health care dangers it poses.
Next, our deliberately porous borders. I don't care if the perennially unexcitable tell you that our rate of immigration has slowed or if certain monomaniacal libertarian-oriented people tell you we need more people for more jobs. Far too many people (just one is too many) who hate America and want to destroy it are streaming over the border. Forget assimilation or acculturation. To leftists, you're a hero if you agree with them that America stinks. The more the better -- because they'll vote Democratic.
On to racial, gender and class tensions. This administration is deliberately fanning the flames of division in this nation, and this distrust is tearing away at the fabric of our society. But if you support proven conservative policies, you're a racist, sexist, bigoted homophobe. If you call for tax fairness, you hate the poor. If you promote the free market as the best method to produce the most prosperity across the board, you are unspeakably reactionary, evil and bereft of compassion.
Our Constitution? Obama is making a mockery of its limitations on his power, the most recent example of which is the Obamacare subsidies. So little has been done to check Obama's power that some political analysts reasonably believe that future presidents -- Hillary Clinton has been named, God forbid she wins -- will trample even more heavily on the Constitution.
I talk to far too many people to believe I'm alone in my concerns. But the wrecking ball that is Barack Obama and his army of enablers in his party and the media proceed unabated in their destructive march.
God help us, and God save the republic.