Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Do The American People Have the "Full Support" of Anybody?

My Fellow Americans,

I was listening to Rush Limbaugh's radio program during my lunch break today.  He mentioned a few things about the earthquake in Haiti, including remarks made by President Barack Obama.  In his speech, given less than 24 hours after the earthquake rocked the country, Obama promised that "[t]he people of Haiti will have the full support of the United States..." 

Now, let me be clear that I am all for helping a country in need.  While I believe that organizations like the Red Cross are better suited for these types of tragedies, it is admirable for a country like the United States to help out.

What bothered me about the speech was its timing compared to the timing of the speech Obama gave regarding the thwarted Christmas Day terror plot.  Obama waited 3 days to address a frightened America.  Yet, he's ready to offer the generosity of America less than 24 hours after a devastating earthquake in another country.

As Limbaugh reminded his listeners, this is the same America that has a 10% unemployment rate because of the Obama administration.  This is the same America that Obama is constantly apologizing to the world for.  Countries closer to Haiti, like socialist Cuba, don't plan on helping out at all.  I wonder if America would be able to continue to help other countries if it were a socialist or communist nation?

The point I'm trying to convey today, and I believe Rush was too, is that Obama sure is quick to offer our help after bashing us for the last year.  He is quick to enlist the help of citizens and businesses too -- both groups on which he plans a tax hike to fund his health care plan.

The question I have after all of this is: do the American people even have the "full support" of our President, let alone the federal government?

The answer, unfortunately, is a resounding "NO!"

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