We as Americans face many challenges this Thanksgiving. The ‘fiscal cliff’ is looming, and we are figuring out that all the plans on the table will hurt in some way. Republicans are still hurting after the blow they got on Election Day, and we lost Gen. David Petraeus, a true American hero, because of bad decisions on his part. Hurricane Sandy victims are either still in the dark or just getting power back, and it is freezing in the Northeast Corridor. This country is very divided after the election, with no clear leadership or anyone at the head of their parties willing to lay out a clear vision for this country. It seems that, with everyone tangled in these problems, there is not much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.
During the 2008 campaign, then-Senator Obama criticized President Bush for adding $4 trillion dollars to our national debt over 8 years in office, calling it “unpatriotic.” Since then, President Obama has added $5.3 trillion to the debt in his first term. The debt recently crossed the $16 trillion dollar mark. That’s 16,000,000,000,000 dollars.
Almost one and a half years ago, the Arab Spring had reached Libya, and Muammar Gaddafi fought to keep his long regime in line. At first the rebels seemed to be crushed by the loyalists, who had the more advanced military equipment. The loyalists had pushed back the rebels into tight corridors of territory, laying siege in Mistrata and other cities. The rebels constantly pleaded for the UN’s intervention. The UN finally agreed, and they began an air war, while supplying the rebels with the latest weapons.
September 11, 2012. Last Tuesday, angry mobs stormed the U. S. Embassy in Cairo and the U. S. Consulate in Benghazi, brutally murdering four U. S. diplomats including our Ambassador to Libya, Jay Christopher Stevens. They also breached our walls and took down the American Flag and ridiculed it, then raised some Al-Qaeda flag. This was a direct attack on sovereign U. S. soil.
Wayne Allyn Root, an entrepreneur and an odds maker in Los Angeles, the former Libertarian vice presidential nominee, predicted that President Obama will suffer a major defeat in the presidential election, even though polls currently show that he has a slight edge over Mitt Romney. Here’s why. [Source: The Blaze]