We all know Barack Obama doesn’t care about America by now, but this is low even by his despicable standards.
Yep, if it weren’t so sad, it would have to be funny.
In the middle of the greatest energy extraction, production and (if he weren’t doing everything in his power to block it) exportation era in American history, everyone’s favorite legal scholar is looking to drive us directly back into a Depression.
Apparently, with oil prices plummeting and the dollar showing signs of life for the first time in almost a decade, Obama thinks that now is the time to move away from our greatest economic strength.
In new China emissions deal, Obama gets little but gives away the store – and millions of U.S. jobs (again)
- Americans are loathe to believe that a president could have dishonorable intentions towards his own country, but the facts are what they are: Obama does consider American interests first and foremost, as this week’s ‘emissions reduction’ agreement with China demonstrates (once again)
Americans are loathe to believe that a president could have dishonorable intentions towards his own country. But when that president repeatedly – over the course of years – takes actions that defy the majority of the people and actually do them harm, then we are left to deal with a sobering reality: We do not have an ally in the White House. Such is the case with Barack Hussein Obama, and it is a recent agreement he has made with the Chinese government that lays bare his disdain for We the People.
In Beijing this week for an Asian economic summit, Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed to new greenhouse gas reduction emissions that are going to be hugely detrimental to our country, while essentially giving a rising competitor and adversary a pass. The result will be that China’s economy continues to grow while more and more average Chinese prosper; Americans, meanwhile, will take a huge hit to our economy, which will cost us even more jobs and opportunity, while further diminishing our gross domestic product.
The only way to explain why a U.S. president would ever agree to something like this is that he simply does not have American interests at heart. We will leave it to Obama to explain why that is, but given his historic “Blame America First” attitude, we can speculate that he makes such deals because he must truly believe we are a nation of ill-gotten gains that deserves to be “taken down a few notches” (Obamacare, anyone?)
On Wednesday, Obama announced that the U.S. will establish new emission reduction goals by more than a quarter of current levels – between 26 and 28 percent – over the next 11 years, part of a climate change/global warming agreement despite that facts that a) there is no scientific evidence to prove that planet is warming; and b) Chinese industrial emissions are the worst on the planet (ever try to take a clean breath in the nation’s capital?).
As Fox News reported:
The new target is a drastic increase from earlier in Obama’s presidency, when he pledged to cut emissions by 17 percent by 2020. By contrast, Obama’s counterpart, Xi Jinping, did not pledge any reductions by a specific date, but rather set a target for China’s emissions to peak by 2030, or earlier if possible. Xi also pledged to increase the share of energy that China will derive from sources other than fossil fuels. China’s emissions have grown in recent years due to the building of new coal plants.
“This is a major milestone in the U.S.-China relationship,” Obama bragged to a news conference in Beijing, with Xi at his side. “It shows what’s possible when we work together on an urgent global challenge.”
No, it shows what’s possible when a U.S. president’s political ideology is so tainted towards his own country that he will do anything to undermine it; after all, China accounts for nearly one-third of the planet’s harmful emissions.
Consider what else Obama has done to make America less powerful, less productive, less wealthy, and less prominent in the world:
- In January 2008, before the editorial board of the uber-liberal San Francisco Chronicle, Obama discussed a cap-and-trade emissions plan of his which would dramatically affect the majority of U.S. power plants (which are coal-fired or run on natural gas), leading to “electricity rates [that] would necessarily skyrocket.” Why would an American president purposely impose rules and regulations on an industry to the point that it hurts national competitiveness and energy production while at the same time raising the cost of power for the people – especially in the absence of hard evidence and scientific data proving such plants are causing extensive (as in, global) environmental damage? Answer: Obama’s left-wing ideology is more important than your ability to pay your electric bill or heat/cool your home.
- Imposed – with complete Democrat control of both chambers of Congress – the Affordable Care Act, after knowingly, wittingly and willingly lying about everything regarding the law’s advertised objectives (cheaper insurance rates; keep your current plan and doctor; universal coverage; etc.). This amounts to a government take-over of about one-sixth of the U.S. economy, and imposes strict government rules and regulations regarding the people’s health care from cradle to grave. The result has been a) higher insurance premiums; higher out-of-pocket expenses and deductibles (Josh Archambault, director of health care policy & program manager for the Middle Cities Initiative at the Pioneer Institute: “Most insurers have been changing their insurance plan designs dramatically under the federal law. Narrow networks, higher deductibles, and higher out of pocket costs when you visit a doctor are the new norm. In other words for many Americans under Obamacare, they are paying more and getting less.) Why would a U.S. president impose such an onerous, costly, industry-killing law on the country? Answer: Obama’s left-wing ideology is more important than your right to make your own health care choices, at prices you can afford.
- The 2015 Obama budget so dramatically cuts the U.S. military that estimates would put it back to pre-World War II levels. “You look at what happened at the end of World War II. We took the largest, strongest Army, Navy and Air Force that had ever been on the earth, and we destroyed it, totally eliminated it for the next year,” said House Armed Services Committee Chairman Rep. Buck McKeon, R-Calif. “So when Korea started, they pushed us almost right into the ocean. They were basically fodder trying to hold things back.” Adds Army chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno: “It’s easy to say, well, I just don’t see us having another conflict again. Well, I heard that in 1980. I heard that in 1990. And I heard that in 2000. And yet we are constantly engaged.” Adds Nora Bensahel, senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security: “It will be much more difficult if the nation’s military forces are asked to fight a large and ongoing ground war, and it will be more expensive to do so in blood and treasure. We can do anything, but it will be far harder and more people will die.” And this, during a period of Russian and Chinese resurgence and ascension. Why would a U.S. president purposely weaken his own country in the face of rising threats? Answer: Obama’s left-wing ideology and anti-American sentimentality call for defense policies that put us on par with, not ahead of, potential adversaries.
As for the current lopsided emissions deal with Beijing – a deal that The Associated Press reported was the result of “months” of “secret talks” – it may just be one of Obama’s “final acts” of hostility against the very country that elected him president twice.
“This unrealistic plan, that the president would dump on his successor, would ensure higher utility rates and far fewer jobs,” said incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky, in a statement.
Next up: Executive amnesty, which Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Alabama, says ought to be the final straw – which will result in “legalizing” millions who came here illegally, as well as opening our doors to millions more foreign “workers” at a time when a record number of Americans are completely out of the work force (thanks to, in large part, Obama’s gutting of the work requirement in the 1996 welfare reform law…but that’s another column for another day).
Sad and funny at the exact same time…
Let’s finance the cleanup of China’s polluted skies and destroy our own economy at the same time so that a few of Obama’s billionaire buddies can profit.
Let your voice be heard on this subject, lest your soon-to-be Chinese government landlords foreclose on your Free Speech rights.