It was nice to see our President in a light hearted mood at his fund raiser on Thursday evening, and he has an amazing voice.
I did experience some gladness to see him smile, and to hear the audience enjoy themselves; because many Americans today don’t have much of a reason to smile. He certainly bears a burden we are not acquainted with.
The problems facing our country are serious.
Very grave indeed.
For example, our rate of unemployment must weigh heavily on his mind.
For that reason, I cannot fathom his decision to block forward movement in regards to the Keystone Pipeline project – a project that would have employed twenty-thousand people.
Many Americans stand bewildered, turning the facts over, attempting to make sense out of them like a person who is holding a Rubik’s Cube for the first time.
Men and women who don’t have work, who have run out of unemployment benefits, whose daily burden includes “How am I going to feed my family today, and is it going to be spaghetti with no meat in the sauce, AGAIN?” are acquainted, not with song, not with fund raiser’s show stoppers, but with tears.
Men and Women who don’t have work do not have the finances to sit in fund raiser’s seats that go for one hundred dollars per ticket. “Hmmm”, the father and mother think, “Do we go and see the President, or do we buy groceries for two weeks?”
The VIP tickets for Thursday night’s event were sold for twenty-five thousand dollars apiece.
Twenty-five thousand dollars for one seat – for one night.
A year’s worth of pay for so many Americans.
For that price, perhaps our President could have sung the entire song…
What we need to see, is not a show.
We need to see a a change of heart in this recent pipeline decision.
I think Congressman West said it best when he said,
“It is absolutely irresponsible that the President would block a project such as the Keystone XL pipeline – a project that industry experts say would create at least 20,000 American jobs and be essential in helping jumpstart the American economy.
This decision today is further evidence that President Obama is not serious about setting the conditions for job creation nor working towards our energy independence as it relates to our national security.
Once again, President Obama has shown that his reelection and pandering to his left wing liberal environmental base is more important than securing the future for our nation. The ramifications of this utterly disturbing politically motivated decision will be far and wide.” (emphasis mine)
Perhaps you are wondering why Conressman West mentioned energy independence and how it could contribute to national security?
Well, we purchase oil from the very nations that want to enslave the entire world in the religion of Islam. We fund terrorist organizations while we fill our gas tanks. This is not news to men and women in Washington. They are more familiar, than any of us, with the threats against our nation.
You see, a plan was written in 1991 that detailed efforts behind Stealth Jihad – The Cultural Plan to topple the United States.
It was very similiar to the one that was written in the eighties to topple Europe.
This plan was used as evidence in one of the largest trials in our history against terrorists.
On the last page of that plan are twenty-nine Islamic Radical Organizations in the United States that are FRONTS for the Muslim Brotherhood.
The same Muslim Brotherhood that was developed in 1928 with the plan to set up an Islamic Calliphate that would rule the world.
It sounds preposterous, doesn’t it?
Presposterous!!!…..Until you pause to look at Europe.
France alone has seventy-plus “no-go” zones that are controlled by muslims. Police will not go into these areas.
One of the organizations – a terrorist front organization – listed on the court document is ISNA – The Islamic Society of North America.
Did you know that they are the current advisors to the President on Middle East policy?
When you take this knowledge into consideration, you will understand that Congressman Allen West knows what he is talking about when he says energy independence is crucial to the security of our nation.
It makes you wonder, why exactly would our President block the issuance of the Keystone Pipeline permit – a permit that would BLESS this nation financially, and eventually PROTECT it from the threats it faces?
Why would he block such a permit and then go on to sing at a fund raiser, to the very Americans he is – in fact – betraying by his own decisions?
Pray for our President. He is burdened, it is true. I don’t even begrudge him the golf games that he no doubt needs to usher peace into his life.
Pray that God give him wisdom, that he repent of the wretched decisions he is making.
I am partially glad that our President had an enjoyable evening. He carries a burden that we do not carry and won’t, unless we walk a mile in his shoes; however, I am equally, no, more grieved that it was at our expense.
While President Obama was busy last night crooning at a fund raiser, his own citizens went to bed without the promise of security, without the promise of those twenty-thousand pipeline jobs, and some, without food.
They went to bed last night without a reason to sing.