Burch: Where do we go from here?

Friday, August 9, 2013 at 3:14am
By Michael R. Burch

This will be my last article for The City Paper, so I’d like to express my thanks and gratitude to The City Paper for giving me the opportunity to write a weekly column, and to my editors William Williams and James Nix for catching my mistakes, which hopefully weren’t too many or too egregious. I would also like to thank my readers, because I know their time is valuable, and I really do appreciate the time they invested in my work. And I want to especially thank the readers who took the time to comment online: Loner, Captain Nemo, Govskeptic, Yogi, Dargent7, Budlight, Pswindle, Bfra, BenDover, Brrrk, and all the others ... thanks so very much!

Where do we go from here?

I hope to continue doing what I’ve been doing, which is trying to keep the spirit of the Confederacy from rising up like an impossible-to-kill Jason in a third-rate horror flick, intent on committing mindless mayhem and destroying lives. Quite seriously, that is how I see the current incarnation of the Grand Old Predators. A better analogy might be Jurassic Park, with raptor-like Republicans running around trying to exterminate anyone and everyone who’s more highly evolved.

Is it a stretch to say that they’re trying to kill us? Well, perhaps not intentionally, but stupidity can and does kill. A party that denies the clear evidence of global warming; that strips away the safety nets from the poor and elderly; that demands guns in bars, parks, trunks and schools; that insists being scared justifies mowing down minorities; and that obviously intends to keep doing the same reckless things in the Middle East, is going to get many Americans killed, and god-knows-how-many foreigners. Someone needs to stop the tiny-brained predators from wreaking so much havoc, so operating on the premise that the pen is mightier than empty noggins as well as the sword, I have tried to make other people aware of what I see so clearly myself.

The Republican Party has changed dramatically in recent years, in its hard shift to the far right, where grammar-challenged rubes like George W. Bush, Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachmann can become stars of the highest magnitudes. In my early working days, I was a Reagan Republican — perhaps a bit like the character Michael Fox played on Family Ties — because I was very concerned about the economy and my taxes. Like many young people intent on living out the American Dream, I wanted to have the finer things in life: nice cars, a nice house, etc. I preferred to enjoy the fruits of my labor, so it made sense for me to support fiscal responsibility on the part of the federal government. But the “trickle down” theory proved to be economic voodoo because rich people don’t have to spend most of the money they make. “Trickle up” might work much better because ordinary Joes and Janes will spend most of what they make, with the people who own businesses, stocks and bonds being the main beneficiaries.

But in any case, what I didn’t realize at the time, perhaps because it seemed so far-fetched, was that the spirit of the Confederacy was about to rise from the grave and reanimate. Thus, a vote for “fiscal responsibility” became a vote for chauvinism, racism, homophobia, intolerance and irrational religion (for instance, all the sins of heterosexual Christians can be forgiven freely by grace, but a homophobic God singles out gays and Muslims for “special consideration,” in the form of an eternal hell).

A vote for the GOP also became a vote for a return to feudalism, with a few rich layabout lords prospering from the incessant toil of their lowly serfs. As a result, today average Americans are working themselves into early graves while being told that the retirement plans and medical insurance they fund are “entitlements” the nation can’t afford, when trillions of dollars have been wasted on two wars fought on false premises. Meanwhile, super-wealthy businesses like Apple and individuals like Mitt Romney claim to “believe in America” while keeping most of their moolah stashed offshore. They obviously don’t “believe” in America enough to pay their fair share of the expenses of the wars being fought, at least ostensibly, to protect it.

This is not the American that I dreamed of, in my youthful idealism. I wanted the best of both worlds  — prosperity and equality — not the worst of both, which is where the GOP will undoubtedly take us if we don’t stand our ground. The Confederacy may have lost the last few battles of the Civil War, but its spirit lives and raves on today in the bigotry and intolerance of the Tea Party. Those of us who agree with the stand abolitionists took against the enslavement of African-Americans must now take a similar stand against our own enslavement, and the enslavement of our children and grandchildren.

Where do we go from here? I may not have the opportunity to write another column in these days of diminishing paper and ink, but I will definitely continue to write and publish online. And as the primary author of the Burch-Elberry Peace Initiative (www.thehypertexts.com/peace.htm), I will continue to seek a peaceful settlement to the conflict between Israeli Jews and Palestinians, which could be the key to world peace.

I believe it is a fundamental truth that on this planet, peace requires justice, and justice requires equality. Three times in its history the United States has made terrible decisions to subvert justice and equality, which resulted in large-scale holocausts. One holocaust was the ethnic cleansing and genocide of Native Americans. Another was the enslavement of African-Americans. The third, in my opinion, is American support of the ethnic cleansing and slow genocide of Palestinians. In the first two cases, massacre after massacre resulted, with the oppressors insisting that their victims were the “problem.” But it turned out that Sitting Bull wasn’t really a “terrorist,” just a man forced to the warpath because his people lived on the brink of extermination. It turned out that John Brown wasn’t really a “terrorist,” but a man willing to risk his life to end the terrible treatment of African-Americans. And one day in the future, if the human race survives, I have no doubt that the more enlightened people who study the actual causes of 9-11 will shake their heads sadly and wonder how so many Americans of our era could have been so blind.

I wish everyone who reads this final article the best of luck, but sometimes we have to make our own luck in this world, so I hope you will join me in the continuing struggle to establish a lasting peace, which requires real justice, which in turn requires real equality, both at home and abroad. Unfortunately, the self-avowed “greatest nation of all time” has not always lived up to its stated ideals. But if we keep evolving, we just might escape the fate of those other dinosaurs who failed to evolve, and of course the dodos.

Michael R. Burch is a Nashville-based editor and publisher of Holocaust poetry and other “things literary” at www.thehypertexts.com

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By: Mike Burch on 8/9/13 at 10:14

Nemo,

When the right-wing fringe temporarily took control, under the leadership of Dick "The Penguin" Cheney, who ran the wars because Bush Junior didn't like complexity, we got a taste of what things will be like if fascists have their way.

Bishop Romney was a somewhat more presidential-looking fascist, with the same mentality as Cheney and Rumsfeld. He almost got elected, and that could have been another disaster, as he would probably have unleashed Israel on Iran. Even if we "won" the "war," could we afford the additional trillions in debt, as the price of oil soared higher and higher, depressing and already shaky economy?

The macho bullies never stop to ask how many people are going to get killed, or maimed, or lose their houses or jobs. They just primp and preen and show off, the way they did in high school when they beat up nerds because they thought it made them look "cool."

The last thing this nation needs is another macho show-off like Bush Junior or Mitt Romney, whose classmates compared him to the Lord of the Flies.

By: yogiman on 8/9/13 at 10:23

When did [lose] begin having the same meaning as [loose], dumba$$?

By: yogiman on 8/9/13 at 10:26

Goodnight, Irene. It's been fun trying to educate a bunch of "know it all's" on this board. I hope they finally learn the facts before it's much too late.

By: budlight on 8/10/13 at 5:17

: Mike Burch on 8/9/13 at 8:08
budlight,

It is true that liberals can come up with bad ideas from time to time. But what does the GOP stand for, collectively, these days? Every bad idea in the book:

Racism
Chauvinism
Homophobia
Intolerance
War
Cutting the safety nets of the poor and elderly, while increasing military budgets
Denying women the right to choose whether to become mothers
Union bashing
etc.

Yes, liberals can go too far, but at least they have good things in mind. The GOP is going the way of Hitler's Brown Shirts, full of anger and bile, and frothing at the mouth to put homosexuals, Muslims, women and minorities in their "proper place."

Mike I think the following represent the democratic party and their way of life:

President Obama said yesterday that he does not like Russia's laws banning homosexuality; he said that Putin was slumped down like a bored school kid; he said that he hopes a gay or lesbian olympian wins gold or silver and brings it home. And he said that if the Russians don't have gays or lesbians on their olympic teams, then they are weaker.

Does that imply that hetrosexual athletes are not strong? So if we don't have gays or lesbians on our olympic team, then our olympic team is weak?

You can see it on his friday briefing. He is nuts and he has the key to the kingdom.

By: Loner on 8/10/13 at 6:42

Apparently, the online product is still operational....is the NCP a zombie paper? How long will these last threads stay up? Will the archives vanish? Is this thing on auto-pilot?

By: Captain Nemo on 8/10/13 at 7:29

yogi you are still stupid.

bud still does her song and dance to show she is not a racist, bigot, evil Christian. Like all of her kind, she point her twisted wrinkled finger toward something other than herself.

By: bfra on 8/10/13 at 7:59

Morning Loner & Nemo: yogi won't ever be anything but stupid! So will bud in a different way, she aSSumes everything & knows nothing.

By: Captain Nemo on 8/10/13 at 8:20

Morning bfra. bud is just a big oh aSSume.

By: govskeptic on 8/10/13 at 8:24

Mike:

I must say that from the 7:09 posting, your over inflated ego and self grandeous
opinion of your writings has been so telling of the personality behind the pin.
What trash you haven't gotten around to in your original letters you always make
up for later on in the postings. Hopefully those millions you have made will get
you off that subdivision cul-de-sak and the ability to self-publish that greatest of all
Autobiography that will put America into that great Utopia you and the other
Socialist of this country so yearn for. "What would Santa Claus do'? Call you
a dangerous man by note in your bucket of coal.

By: yogiman on 8/10/13 at 8:41

I must agree with you, govskeptic. The only writing I can remember from Mike were strictly anti-Republican and/or pro-Obama.

And dumba$$, you expose your ignorance every time you hit that keyboard.

And bfra, I can only thank God I'm not as stupid as you keep exposing yourself to be.

Y'all have a great weekend physically because you certainly can't mentally..

By: Libertine on 8/10/13 at 9:05

By: Mike Burch on 8/9/13 at 11:14

Nemo,

When the right-wing fringe temporarily took control, under the leadership of Dick "The Penguin" Cheney, who ran the wars because Bush Junior didn't like complexity, we got a taste of what things will be like if fascists have their way.

Bishop Romney was a somewhat more presidential-looking fascist, with the same mentality as Cheney and Rumsfeld. He almost got elected, and that could have been another disaster, as he would probably have unleashed Israel on Iran. Even if we "won" the "war," could we afford the additional trillions in debt, as the price of oil soared higher and higher, depressing and already shaky economy?

The macho bullies never stop to ask how many people are going to get killed, or maimed, or lose their houses or jobs. They just primp and preen and show off, the way they did in high school when they beat up nerds because they thought it made them look "cool."

The last thing this nation needs is another macho show-off like Bush Junior or Mitt Romney, whose classmates compared him to the Lord of the Flies.'

Mr. Burch, think back to the beginning of Obama's reign of terror. What was the first thing he did? Obama decided that as Commander in Chief he needed to get a little blood on his delicate, carefully manicured, metro-sexual hands and formulated his Surge in Afghanistan. As a Senator, Obama condemned GWB's Iraq Surge, only to eat crow and declare it wildly successful.

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=aM9XOyqf06lI

Obama's Afghanistan Surge was an epic fail. More US troops died in Afghanistan under Obama in three years than under GWB's two terms, and things got worse on the ground. Obama has killed thousands of Pakistanis in drone attacks, against the wishes of Pakistan. I didn't even know we were at war with Pakistan.

Obama bragged about his kill list that he personally constructs and maintains that has even included US citizens, that is a first for any US fascist.

Don't forget about NSA spying, funneling trillions to Obama contributors on Wall Street, DOJ and IRS corruption.

Obama overthrew the government of Libya and turned Egypt over to the Muslim Brotherhood, whom the Egyptians rejected with a military coup.

Obama is GWB on steroids.

By: Captain Nemo on 8/10/13 at 9:11

yogi you are still stupid.

By: Captain Nemo on 8/10/13 at 9:15

Comrade yogi, you exposed yourself from day one and I must say that your are the only person I have ever seen that goes out of there way to be a moron.

By: yogiman on 8/10/13 at 9:47

Amazing; when and where did you see me, dumba$$? You must have staid in hiding behind the curtain like the mental capacity child you keep exposing yourself to be.

Why didn't you introduce yourself to me and we could have tried to have a decent discussion.

By: yogiman on 8/10/13 at 10:09

oops, that s/h/b stayed. I was thinking dumba$$ might have laid behind the curtains.

By: Captain Nemo on 8/10/13 at 10:12

yogi are you a flasher? You keep exposing yourself.

Comrade yogi, you live in Gordonsville on Dryers Branch Rd. If you so stupid to figure it out, you just gave more evidence to your ignorance.

DUMB ASS!

By: yogiman on 8/10/13 at 10:51

Sorry stupid, I do not live on Dryers Branch Rd.

By: dargent7 on 8/10/13 at 10:53

Are some of you guys brain-dead?
Railing against Burch's thoughtful essays?
....GovSkeptic, your's take the cake.
Yogi is predictable, as is Bud_light.
Libertine ....your's was/ is the best response.
These Republican morons who frequent this board would have "Bishop" Romney in the W.H. who believes he's getting a Solar System upon death, than a "man of the people"...Barack Obama, who's the smartest guy in the room...in any room, in any place on earth,.... who talks sensibilities.
Republicans just cannot handle the truth.

By: yogiman on 8/10/13 at 11:29

What's the biggest difference between we Republican morons and you Democrat morons, dargent7? The point that you accept a usurper in office but we don't?

Yes, I would rather have Mitt Romney in the White House over Barack Hussein Obama. The reason? Because he is constitutionally eligible for that office and your man Barry isn't.

I'm still waiting for one of you to explain to me how an Indonesian citizen can become a natural born American citizen.

The point is, dargent7, you don't even know if he has ever become a naturalized American citizen after his Indonesian citizenship.

I'm wrong? When did he leave his Indonesian citizenship?

By: Captain Nemo on 8/10/13 at 12:10

You are a damn liar, old commie.

By: Captain Nemo on 8/10/13 at 12:17

Just shows how ignorant yogi is, first he says Obama was born in Kenya and then he was,an Indonesia. When the old commie got brain washed in N. Korea, they only made a dumb ass worse.

By: yogiman on 8/10/13 at 12:36

Dam dumba$$, can't you even read? I did not say Obama was born in Indonesia. I simply stated he was born in Kenya and he raised in Indonesia and Hawaii.

Simple wording, dumba$$. Even someone as ignorant as you should understand that simple sentence.

But take a little fun ride while you're trying to learn how to write: www.wasobamaborninkenya.com/

Another question: Four sites are wanting to gain his library. Three of them are in Chicago and the fourth one is Hawaii.

Tell me dumba$$, if the Hawaiian government cannot provide a birth certificate of Barry, why should they get his library?

By: bfra on 8/10/13 at 12:41

Brainless blob - As Obama has a LEGAL birth certificate & he was born in Hawaii, why shouldn't they throw their hat in the ring for a library. Of course blobs not knowing their arse from a hole in the ground, would ask your dumb questions.

By: Captain Nemo on 8/10/13 at 1:12

They have many times, you stupid old commie. You don't have the brains of a piss ant.

By: Captain Nemo on 8/10/13 at 1:14

If stupid was energy, yogi would have enough to power the earth.

By: yogiman on 8/10/13 at 2:33

You two are the poorest idiots I have ever encountered on this site.

bfra, how can that piece of paper shown as a copy of Barry's birth certificate be a factual document when it has been certified to have taken 9 pages to make? How can it be an official birth certificate when it shows a font that was unknown in 1961? Wake up, kid.

And dumba$$, since he was an old friend of Barry's grand parents and made the comment he would produce Barry's birth certificate the day he went in office, why hasn't he been able to produce it yet?

And why did Barry claim the state government would not allow him to have a copy of his birth certificate but he finally showed the paper he did after 4 years. When did the Hawaiian government change their policy on that issue, And why was all others born on Hawaii in the time frame Barry claimed to have been born there able to get a copy of their birth certificate? Why was Barry especially denied a copy of his?

What nation was the birth certificate he mentioned finding some papers with in his autobiography from?

You had better wake up also, dumba$$; that is, unless you're fellow communists with Barry.

By: Captain Nemo on 8/10/13 at 2:54

Ever try to talk to yourself yogi. Then you would know what trying to dumb ass would be like.

By: Libertine on 8/10/13 at 2:57

By: dargent7 on 8/10/13 at 11:53

Are some of you guys brain-dead?
Railing against Burch's thoughtful essays?
....GovSkeptic, your's take the cake.
Yogi is predictable, as is Bud_light.
Libertine ....your's was/ is the best response.
These Republican morons who frequent this board would have "Bishop" Romney in the W.H. who believes he's getting a Solar System upon death, than a "man of the people"...Barack Obama, who's the smartest guy in the room...in any room, in any place on earth,.... who talks sensibilities.
Republicans just cannot handle the truth."

Is that a joke d7? Burch is the far left version of Yogi.

Barack Obama has a career void of accomplishments until he was elected President, now he has the distinction of having the worst record of any modern president.

By: yogiman on 8/10/13 at 2:59

Yep, you're showing it to me every time you put your finger on your keyboard, dumba$$.

By: Captain Nemo on 8/10/13 at 3:00

You are still stupid yogi.

By: Captain Nemo on 8/10/13 at 3:03

Libertine, there is no one farther(left or right ) of yogi.

By: Captain Nemo on 8/10/13 at 3:05

yogi the only finger I am using when I am posting to you is my middle finger.

By: yogiman on 8/10/13 at 3:53

I understand, dumba$$. It must match your brain which is obviously very small.

By: dargent7 on 8/10/13 at 4:35

Libertine: What?
Obama's void of accomplishments? How about an IL State Senator?
What is with you hillbillies?
The guy went to/ attended/ graduated from Columbia and then Harvard.
Was Editor of the Law Review.
You morons couldn't even find the entrance to Harvard with GPS much less get admitted, and then gain a J.D degree, then teach there.
He just turned 53. What were you doing at that age?
Guy is twice elected president of the USA, and all you backward people can say is, "He's a nobody".
No, he's somebody.....about to get a $100 million Library in the not to distant future.
When's the last time you idiots ever entered a Library?
Never.

By: Captain Nemo on 8/10/13 at 4:39

You understand? That is another lie Comrade yogi. You understanding nothing. You have no clue as to what is real and your head up your ass and not a$$.

Now go kiss your dogs ass.

By: yogiman on 8/10/13 at 5:11

dargent7,

The only thing you know about 'Obama' is what he has said. Why hasn't he shown his papers from the schools he claims to have attended? Why has the paper he presents as his birth certificate been proven to be a fake? But the biggest question is why has congress let this happen?

You had better start thinking young man unless your ready for a dictator.

A good reading on the issue: www.renewamerica.us/columns/mcgrew/090415/

By: Captain Nemo on 8/10/13 at 5:32

Good reading? yogi, if you think it is good reading then it has to be toilet paper.

By: bfra on 8/10/13 at 5:51

yogi - Brainless blob, your old fool claim to have all this proof so why is Obama still in the White House & President. It's hilarious, Obama makes a FOOL of you & yours everyday that he wakes up and is still President. He wouldn't stoop to your level, but if he did he could LAUGH every time you post & make a FOOL of your self AGAIN!

By: Captain Nemo on 8/10/13 at 6:12

You are still stupid yogi.

He so dumb that he can't remember where he lives.

By: Libertine on 8/10/13 at 6:58

By: dargent7 on 8/10/13 at 11:53

...Barack Obama, who's the smartest guy in the room...in any room, in any place on earth,...."

.
Do you think Obama is smarter than Bill Clinton?

By: yogiman on 8/10/13 at 7:46

bfra,

I see this issue two ways. One, you and your fellow supporters of the man in office whom you have no idea who he is and you're going to sadly find out the hard way when he makes his takeover move. Or you are fellow communist with him.

Two, You're too ignorant to understand he cannot be eligible for that office in accordance to our Constitution; and he has never offered any identity proving he is who he claims to be.

You can laugh all you wish... and laugh hard; because you're going to cry like hell from shock when he takes over as dictator.

In some ways, it's hard to understand how so many of you can't see beyond your nose with all of the evidence known. And it's obvious you have no idea what the legal requirements are to become president of this nation. And the point congress is supporting him on it should wake you up.

I hope you're an old bitch instead of a middle age woman. You won't have to worry too many years living in a dictator controlled communist country. And you certainly aren't a lady.

By: Libertine on 8/10/13 at 8:02

By: dargent7 on 8/10/13 at 5:35

Libertine: What?
Obama's void of accomplishments? How about an IL State Senator?
What is with you hillbillies?
The guy went to/ attended/ graduated from Columbia and then Harvard.
Was Editor of the Law Review.
You morons couldn't even find the entrance to Harvard with GPS much less get admitted, and then gain a J.D degree, then teach there.
He just turned 53. What were you doing at that age?
Guy is twice elected president of the USA, and all you backward people can say is, "He's a nobody".
No, he's somebody.....about to get a $100 million Library in the not to distant future.
When's the last time you idiots ever entered a Library?
Never."

Obama got scholarships to Columbia and Harvard that under fraudulent circumstances, got a law degree but didn't or couldn't use it, ended up as a community organizer, the Obama campaign dug up dirt from Jack Ryan's divorce, who dropped out leaving Obama pretty much unopposed, the without any executive, military or industry experience Obama won as the anti-Bush, only to discover that he didn't have a clue as how to govern and here we all are suffering as a result.

By: yogiman on 8/10/13 at 8:33

How many lawyers have you ever heard of that gave up their license voluntarily gave their license up, gdianafti7? Especially at a young age? Why did Michelle also give her's up at a young age?

With Barry it was because he lied when he got it. What was his lie? He denied he had ever another name.

An interesting article, Libertine: www.newswithviews.con/Devvy/kidd574.htm/

You might like it also bfra, if you can understand it.

By: Captain Nemo on 8/10/13 at 10:11

Who the hell is gdianafti7, you stupid old commie?

By: Mike Burch on 8/11/13 at 2:00

Libertine,

I have said many times that I do NOT agree with Obama's Afghan policies, or his reliance on drones. But he did vote against the invasion of Iraq, he did get our troops out of Iraq, and he is trying to get our troops out of Afghanistan. John McCain said we should keep our troops in Iraq for 100 years. Bishop Romney made it clear that he was willing to attack Iran for the same reason we attacked Iraq. Romney and Ryan sealed their political marriage by running down the gangplank of a battleship, laughing and waving. In a speech to one of the military academies, Romney said that the US had to be the "night watchman" of the world and "defend" our allies by launching preemptive attacks. So there is a HUGE difference between Obama and the GOP's warmongering fascists, and people who are both intelligent and honest can clearly see the difference. I think Ron Paul is better than Obama on foreign policy in the Middle East and the use of the US military, but he is the exception rather than the rule in the GOP.

Mike

By: govskeptic on 8/11/13 at 5:03

May I point out a continuing lie that has been repeated for several years now on
Barack Obama and his supposed vote against the Iraq War. The authorization
took place in Oct. 2002. Approximately 21 Democratic US Senators voted "No"
on the resolution. Now President Obama was not one of those votes as he
was still a Ill. State Senator. He says he spoke out against it at a rally in
Springfield, big damn deal. That's a long ways from an official US Senate vote,
but the old statement of "if you tell a lie long enough" works again.

By: yogiman on 8/11/13 at 6:34

Interesting: Obama said he would push for amnesty for millions of illegal aliens if re-elected. Check out the 19 benefits the illegal aliens will gain if that amnesty bill is passed.

And remember, Alexander and Corker voted for it in the Senate.

Check it out on Bing or Google.

By: yogiman on 8/11/13 at 8:17

An interesting 8th grade test at a 1912 school. It was quite different than the kids of today being guarantied a score of 50 to flunk the test even though you didn't get any answer correct.

It can be looked up in Bullitt County History of Kentucky. Check 1912 Eighth Grade Examination for Bullitt County Schools

How many did you pass before you found the answers?

By: yogiman on 8/11/13 at 8:20

If interested, go to www.bullittcountyhistory.com/bchistory/schoolexam1912.html/

By: Libertine on 8/11/13 at 9:03

Mike,

GWB signed off on the Iraq withdrawal before he left office. Obama just followed through with it. He deserves no special credit for following through on US commitments. Instead of withdrawing troops from Afghanistan Obama sent tens of thousands of additional troops there. The result was the loss of thousands of US troops, tens of thousands of dead Afghans, an escalation of violence in Afghanistan and an increase in the hatred of America throughout the Muslim world. Obama's policies in Afghanistan were an epic fail, yet here you sit trying to spin it as something positive, Obama is trying to withdrawal troops he sent. Even GWB was smart enough to limit our engagement in Afghanistan.

http://mediamatters.org/research/2010/06/27/memo-to-media-bush-set-a-timetable-for-withdraw/166835

Look at Libya, Obama targeted the Gaddafi family in multiple failed political assassination attempts.

Obama backed an installed the Muslim Brotherhood when he toppled the government of Egypt, The people rebelled and tossed out the government Obama installed.

Now Obama is Jonesing to topple the government of Syria after failures in Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, Egypt, Libya...........

Obama has drawn his line with Iran and war in on the table.

If Bush was a Fascist, Obama is a bigger Fascist.