meh- as bad as he is.... who is controlling him ? (because he is not even smart enough to pull of a complete dialectic - the MOST basic premise of Hegel/Engels/Marx.- not once in his entire administration - but he loves the liner notes from the jacket cover)
Listen to Mitch McConnell's interview on PJTV about how the Republican strategies helped unify and make the American public aware of the threat of Obamacare. There were dark days in 2009 when Obama became President with majorities in both the House and the Senate. It is rather long (37 minutes) but one rarely hears the reasoned and logical argument by McConnell.
that graph doesnt account for inflation, .... or if China decides to 'call' the debt. Which is NOT unprecedented. Remember they have already abandoned the dollar as a basis for trade and exchange with their favored nation traders of Russia, India, Brazil and South Africa
The graph also assumes the dollar will be around in 2019 - a bolder assumption than I am ready to make.
I find VDH to be a very good history scholar. His book "Carnage and Culture" is highly recommended. ( "A War Like No Other:How the Athenians and Spartans Fought the Peloponnesian War" is also quite good, but more limited in scope and more textbook-like. Lots of trips to the back of the book to check out the appendix. "Carnage and Culture" is quite readable. )
Not saying I agree with these opinions. I think they are a little over the top. After all, the kind of person they believe the Prez is would be the kind of guy who tell us that he is for fiscal responsibility and then double the debt. A kind of guy who never takes responsibility for his own actions, but blames them on others. Any sign of that?
Obama himself said we should judge him by the people he surrounds himself with. That is a fair statement. So the WH comm director thinks Mao & Sister Theresa are the greatest philosophers. The fired ( but still working for Obama ) green jobs advisor is an avowed Communist Revolutionary. His Sec State did her thesis on Alinsky, and her position neutralizes the only competition he had... ( actually that is quite smart... No one said he was dumb )
He has a long history of "throwing under the bus" anyone who embarrasses him. His Grandmother, pastor, mentors, friends who helped him start his career in their own home. ( who are also mass murdering anachist/communist revolutionaries ) All go under the bus if it fails to meet his needs. Caligula may have had more personal loyalty.
It seems plain that the ongoing 6+ year campaign he's kept going at massive expense is a sign. ( but Romney has also been trying for the job at least as long. We really have to have these people drug tested. )
So based on Obama's criteria, his minions are seriously flawed, somewhat insane people who want to control you because they are better than you are.....
Having worked JOIC for far too long, the only ones that play pissing matches for captures are FBI/CIA - everyone else just wants the bad guys caught, eliminated, disappeared or dead - and want NO-ONE to know whom had a hand in doing it.