I feel like I haven't posted anything interesting in a while... So here we go.
I went and watched Obama 2016 last week. It was actually very interesting. The proposition is that Obama is not a socialist or communist but instead an anti-colonialist. I might tend to agree based on the data presented.
I'm sorry but charisma isn't enough to earn my vote or admiration.
George Obama, President Obama's brother, clearly states that one of the reasons Kenya is in the state it's in is because the Kenyans kicked out all the white people. Not very politically correct but it does make sense. This meant the remaining Kenyan citizens inherited all the land and wealth but had little knowledge on how to retain or increase that wealth. I would imagine Zimbabwe would be a similar story. Wasn't Zimbabwe called the "Jewel of Africa" at one point? S. Africa has struggled with many issues but has become a 1st world country.
I'm very much against racism and exploitation of people. But we need to look at the facts. President Obama has taken the position of Argentina over the U.S.'s long standing ally England on the issue of the Falkland Islands. Further, he has encouraged companies to expand oil production in Mexico and Brazil. This Obama did at the expense of thousands of potential jobs in the U.S. with the Keystone pipeline from Canada to Texas. Let's not even go into the Islamic uprisings in Egypt/Libya and President Obama's weak stance on Israel.
While Romney's religion in Mormonism, in my opinion, is unfortunate I believe he's the lesser of two evils. Under the Obama administration we've surpassed 16 Trillion in the U.S. national debt (Happened during the DNC which is kind of funny). Under President Obama's administration we've never had less than 8% unemployment. That doesn't even consider those who are no longer looking for jobs or are under-employed flipping burgers at McD's. Obama's idea of creating jobs is increasing government jobs. The man had little experience when he got the big job. Romney is an experienced business man. I'm not saying Romney would be able to perform some miracle but I think it would be worth a shot.
As far as influences the documentary presented some interesting facts. President Obama's mother sent him to live with his grandparents in Hawaii at an early pre-teen age. President Obama was influenced by his grandfather who was a card carrying member of the communist party. His grandfather introduced him to Frank Marshall Davis, an extremist socialist who was also a card carrying member of the communist party, who was very influential in Obama's formative years. Davis was mentioned over 20 times in President Obama's book simply as "Frank." Obama was also influenced by Bill Ayers who was a known terrorist and communist. Bill Ayers bombed the NYC police department in 1970. Bill Ayers attempted a bombing of the Pentagon in 1972. Edward Said, a very liberal professor at Columbia University, was a big influence in Obama's life. Roberto Unger, a Brazilian socialist and professor at Harvard, was so extreme that his own people did not want him as part of government as the socialist party in Brazil starting in the 2000's. Unger left Brazil to go back to teach at Harvard as a result. Last but not least is Jeremiah Wright. I'll not mention most of his credits to fame but we all know who he is...
"You know, a year from now, I think people are going to see that we're starting to make some progress but there is still going to be some pain out there. If I don't have this done in three years, then there's going to be a one-term proposition.
" - President Obama, 2009
If a CEO/President in most any industry had the record that Obama had he would be replaced by the shareholders of that same company. I'm of the mind that we should take up President Obama on his offer. Thoughts?
Also a few quick questions:
1. What is President Barack Obama's full name? Please no google or searches. Curious.
2. How many wives did President Obama's father have? How many siblings does Obama have? Again please no google or searches. Curious.
3. Where did President Obama attend higher education institutions? Again please no google or searches. Curious.