Joe Stalin versus Barack Obama
What’s the difference between Joe Stalin and Barack Obama? Obama doesn’t have a moustache and Stalin didn’t smoke.
But the similarities between the two are shocking. Neither Stalin nor Obama are capable of understanding that the leader exists to make things better, not just to accumulate personal power, punish one’s enemies, and similarly, reward friends. Both Obama and Stalin are (were) so steeped in and blinded by their politics they can’t understand the destructive course they so carefully laid out for their respective countries.
Charles Krauthammer thinks this—as epitomized by the fiscal-cliff “negotiations”—is Obama’s way to destroy the Republicans.
… Obama’s objective in these negotiations is not economic but political: not to solve the debt crisis but to fracture the Republican majority in the House. Get Boehner to cave, pass the tax hike with Democratic votes provided by Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, and let the Republican civil war begin.
But as was said during the run-up to the election, “the campaign reflects the candidate,” meaning the current fiscal wrangling is one reflective of Obama’s character. It seems the reality is Obama long ago willingly drank the red Kool-Aid in order to acquire (in a derivation of the Francis Schaeffer hypothesis) personal power and affluence. Most sadly, our President appears to offer us the worst of all leadership combinations; he’s a fool with initiative, or resaid, possesses a second-class intellect and a temperament to match.
And for America? You reap what you sow… and what you vote for.