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  • Quote of the Day

    Posted by Jonathan on January 2nd, 2015 (All posts by )

    The conclusion of Progressives and Disorder, a WSJ editorial:

    The final two years of the Obama Presidency will thus be the most dangerous since the end of the Cold War as the world’s rogues calculate how far they can go before a successor enters the White House in 2017. A bipartisan coalition in Congress may be able to limit some of the damage, but the first step toward serious repair is understanding how Mr. Obama’s progressive foreign policy has contributed to the growing world disorder.

    Interesting times ahead.

     

    20 Responses to “Quote of the Day”

    1. Mike K Says:

      I’ll just add my comment at the WSJ site that his domestic policies will be almost as dangerous. We have spent 35 years trying to recover from Jimmy Carter’s policies in Iran. Reagan helped with the domestic side but there is no Reagan in prospect. Obama seems determined to work his will on the country if it kills us. The political left seems to be totally ignorant of the concept of unintended consequences. They are in the process of destroying the US healthcare system which they are ignorant of, if the comments at such places as Huffington Post and the LA Times are any indication.

      God help us.

    2. Grurray Says:

      “Instead, he said, “We need to spend a trillion dollars rebuilding our schools, our roads, our basic science and research here in the United States; that is going to be a recipe for our long-term security and success.”

      After seeing hundreds of billions spent on “shovel ready” stimulus projects, unproven mind control programs like Common Core, and propping up loser’s like Green Energy companies, it’s clear our long term success will happen despite the government not because of it.

    3. dearieme Says:

      “the world’s rogues” is surely a category that includes Obama, and presumably most of Congress?

    4. Johnny appleseed Says:

      Yes, the end is near and Mexicans with Ebola are coming across the border and Obama is coming to take our guns and the majority of Americans will finally have healthcare and…

      If it wasn’t for fear, conservatives today would have absolutely no reason to live…or vote.

    5. Robert Schwartz Says:

      Gurray: Hooray. The economy has been bailed out by the collapse of oil prices, which was caused by the fracking revolution that the Administration has tried to hinder.

    6. Mike K Says:

      “If it wasn’t for fear, conservatives today would have absolutely no reason to live…or vote.”

      You obviously don’t understand the classic quote, “If you are not excited (or afraid) you simply don’t understand the situation.”

    7. Mike K Says:

      The quote is actually, “If you can keep your head when others about you are losing theirs…”

    8. Johnny appleseed Says:

      Speaking of classic quotes:

      “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” – FDR

      “We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.” – Plato

      “We fear things in proportion to our ignorance of them.” – Christian Nestell Bovee

      “To him who is in fear everything rustles.” – Sophocles

      “Paranoia is just another word for ignorance.” – Hunter S. Thompson

      Thanks for the reminder, Mike.

    9. Richard Cranium Says:

      “the majority of Americans will finally have healthcare”

      The majority already did.

    10. Tyouth Says:

      “Paranoia is just another word for ignorance.” – Hunter S. Thompson

      Really? Can you source that offhand?

    11. Tyouth Says:

      lol, I googled it. The FULL quote is

      “Paranoia is just another mask for ignorance. The truth, when it is finally tracked down, is almost always worse than your darkest vision and fears.”

      Nice try Appleseed.

    12. Mike K Says:

      “the majority of Americans will finally have healthcare”

      85% were satisfied. Obamacare is Medicaid for everyone. Finally, everyone will have the worst we have to offer in healthcare.

    13. dearieme Says:

      “We fear things in proportion to our ignorance of them.” – Christian Nestell Bovee

      On the contrary, matey.

    14. Assistant Village Idiot Says:

      There are some who will never see no matter what the evidence before them is. The urban dwellers of Ukraine believed even after the Holodomor that the peasants, not Stalin, had created the famine, even decades later.

      There are conservatives who did not wish to vote for Bush, Dole, Bush, McCain, and Romney because they weren’t pure enough, reasoning that it would be better for things to get horribly bad so that people would wake up. They may get their wish these two years.

      Yet I think not. There is a lot of ruin in a country, as Churchill noted.

    15. dearieme Says:

      “There is a lot of ruin in a country, as Churchill noted.” Churchill-worship is getting absurd. It was Adam Smith.

    16. Will Says:

      My interest in Churchill began when the guy that lives in the White House had his bust removed and sent off. That was years ago, and my admiration for Churchill only grows the longer the occupation continues. Not sure what that Rogue has planned but surely there’s more trouble for us to come.

    17. Mike K Says:

      Churchill is revered because his virtues are so rare today. I got interested in Churchill as a child and I joined the Book-of-the-Month Club to get a set of his “History of World War II” when I was about 12 years old. I have read them many times and I am even aware of what parts of the story he left out. When I was interviewed for medical school, I was asked who was the greatest man of the 20th century. After the interview I wondered if I had blown my chance by answering “Winston Churchill” instead of some medical figure like Salk. I have not changed my mind.

      Churchill made mistakes and was afraid of the Normandy invasion because he feared that Britain was running out of young men. It was. He was too fond of Montgomery, a general who could only fight set piece battles like those of WWI but he gave way when Eisenhower pushed hard enough, Without him, Hitler would have won World War II. There is a small chance that Stalin would have defeated him after the invasion of the Soviet Union without our help but we would have been embroiled with Japan and probably have left Europe alone. Either way, history would be very different.

      Read Five Days in London; May 1940 if you want to see how close it was. Halifax would have agreed to a truce with Hitler in a minute. The King didn’t like Churchill and gave Halifax the key to the palace gardens. Parliament opposed him as a rebel against the Tories.

      It’s not “worship,” dearieme, it’s history. Think about the 20th century without him. The Royal Navy lost the Gallipoli campaign before the army landed. He was right about that, too.

    18. Lexington Green Says:

      Don’t feed the troll.

    19. Michael Hiteshew Says:

      I kinda like Progressive Disorder as a title. It covers more ground.

    20. Trent Telenko Says:

      Mike K,

      Iran is chump change compared to the screw ups Obama is doing right now with foreign policy.

      Hint —

      The fighting in the Donbuss between Ukraine and Russia is set to reshape the Early 21st Century and the Obama Administration does not have a clue as to what is coming.

      This is not true of the Chinese.