Back in 1965 Paul Harvey was a well-known radio broadcaster with an audience that eventually reached 24 million listeners per day. His radio show Paul Harvey News and Comment was first broadcast nationally in 1951 and continued into the 21st century, making Paul Harvey one of the longest-lasting best-known voices on American radio. Harvey’s program, an ideosyncratic mix of headlines, comments, quips and advertisements – all voiced by Harvey – was syndicated at its peak to more than 1200 radio stations around the country each day. Famous for his work ethic, he wrote and recorded his shows six days a week from his Chicago studio. His brisk, quirky delivery and signature greeting Hello, Americans! were widely (and fondly) parodied. This piece turned out to be one of his more famous, if not the most prescient, of his oft-quoted prophetic news items. From the advantage of almost 50 years, it is obvious that this one was spot on!
But before you go into the Paul Harvey piece, let us review the upcoming piece on the rogue fraud “president’s” statements from yesterday when he compared himself to George Washington. It’s simply amazing to me that for six plus years this man says whatever he wants, is never challenged and he’s never held responsible for anything; he never makes mistakes, never does anything wrong and for some odd reason he thinks he’s doing what is best for America. Talk about delusional, the facts simply outweigh his delusion.
The damage this arrogant, delusional, pathetic excuse for a “president” has brought upon both the United States, and the entire globe, will require someone who understands the precarious state this man has created. It isn’t another Bush or Clinton, Fauxcahontas, a lousy Maryland Governor, and a Socialist who thinks women long for gang rapes – they are not the answer either. We need a principled Conservative who respects the framework our Constitution outlined to protect us from people like Obama, Congress, the Supreme Court, and countless faceless unelected bureaucrats. The system is not broken; it is simply being violated by those we entrusted to protect and defend the Constitution; we need a true Conservative with the strength of character to reverse the damage, and stand up to a government that is supposed to lead with the consent of the governed. We The Governed need our voice restored.
The rogue fraud “president” Obama will be a skid mark on the underpants of our history. Let’s hope our strength as WE THE PEOPLE can rise above the damage he has inflicted on this great nation – PERIOD!
Now to Susan Jones and her piece in CNS News…
(CNSNews.com) – “People don’t remember, when I came into office, the United States in world opinion ranked below China and just barely above Russia,” President Obama told a gathering of young Southeast Asian leaders on Monday. “But today, once again, the United States is the most respected country on earth, and part of that I think is because of the work that we did to reengage the world and say that we want to work with you as partners, with mutual interest and mutual respect. “It’s on that basis that we were able to end two wars while still focusing on the very real threat of terrorism, and to try to work with our partners on the ground in places like Iraq and Afghanistan.”
Republican critics, including Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), say President Obama’s failure to leave a residual U.S. troop presence in Iraq has contributed to the ongoing disintegration of that country as well as the rise of the Islamic State.
President Obama’s so-called “re-set” with Russia has resulted in the worst relations with that country since the Cold War. His antagonism toward Israel’s prime minister has elevated tensions with that close ally. The leaders of Iran sneer at the Obama administration, even as the president tries to negotiate a nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic. And anarchy has engulfed Libya, after President Obama ordered air strikes to topple Moammar Gaddafi. And more recently, Americans were chased out of Yemen as the security situation deteriorated.
“He says we’re the most respected country in the world once again. You wonder what world, what planet, he is living on?” Charles Krauthammer told Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly Monday night. “And it is not just, as you enumerated, our enemies who have no respect for us — the Chinese, the Russians, the Iranians, of course, ISIS — you can go all the way down. It is our allies.
“You think the Ukrainians respect us, or the Poles, the Lithuanians? How about Saudis? How about the Bahrainis? The king of Bahrain was supposed to come to the summit in Camp David with the president of the United States. He stiffs the president and the foreign ministry of Bahrain issues a statement saying on that day, where was the king? At a horse show in England. Now if that’s a sign of respect, we’ve got problems.” Krauthammer also pointed to Egypt:
“Where did the president of Egypt go several months ago? For the first time in 40 years he goes to Moscow looking for assistance and for weapons. We had a monopoly in that area of influence. That is not only gone and dissipated, but there’s been a revulsion against the United States because we have checked out under Obama. And these allies who have depended on us for so long are finding themselves left hanging in the wind.”
When Obama made those remarks on Monday, he was responding to a question, “How do you want the world to remember you?” “Fondly, I hope,” he said to laughter.
“I still have twenty months in office, so I’ve got a lot of work still to do,” he said. “Obviously there are things I’ve been proud of.” He mentioned the economic recovery, avoiding a “terrible depression,” saving the auto industry and averting an international financial crisis. “That’s an important legacy for me,” the president said.
He also mentioned providing health insurance (now challenged in the Supreme Court) and “educational opportunity” (he’s proposed universal pre-school and free community college for Americans, but he opposes voucher programs).
“Internationally, we’ve reinvigorated diplomacy in a whole variety of ways,” the president insisted, as he launched into the remarks printed above. He also noted that the U.S. is in the process of normalizing relations with Cuba, and trying to negotiate a deal with Iran.
And he pointed to his administration’s efforts to help encourage democracy in Myanmar.
“I think the people of Myanmar deserve the credit for this new opening, but my visit there didn’t hurt in trying to reinforce the possibilities of freedom for 40 million people. So that direct engagement, the work that we’ve done to build and strengthen international organizations, including on issues like public health and the fight against Ebola that is just the most recent example of that — I think we’ve been able to put our international relationships on a very strong footing that allows us then to work more cooperatively with other countries moving forward to meet the important challenges ahead.
“But I’ve still go a lot of work to do, so maybe in 18 months I’ll check back with you, and let you know.”
Earlier, Obama told the group that “Democracy is hard. I think that many of the things that are said about me are terribly unfair. But the reason Americans democracy has survived for so long is because people, even if they’re wrong, have the right to say what they think.
“George Washington, our first president, he complained terribly about some of the foolishness that was said about him. But part of the reason he’s considered one of our greatest presidents is because he set an example of recognizing that if democracy was to work, then you had to respect the rights of even those people who you disagree most with. Because otherwise there’s no way that a democracy can flourish over the long term.”
Now back to Paul Harvey, and his broadcast from 1965 on “If I Were The Devil” …
“If I were the devil, I wouldn’t be happy until I had seized the ripest apple on the tree—Thee. So I’d set about however necessary to take over the United States. I’d subvert the churches first—I would begin with a campaign of whispers. With the wisdom of a serpent, I would whisper to you as I whispered to Eve: “Do as you please.” “Do as you please.” To the young, I would whisper, “The Bible is a myth.” I would convince them that man created God instead of the other way around. I would confide that what is bad is good, and what is good is “square”. And the old, I would teach to pray. I would teach them to pray after me, ‘Our Father, which art in Washington…’
And then I’d get organized. I’d educate authors on how to lurid literature exciting, so that anything else would appear dull and uninteresting. I’d threaten TV with dirtier movies and vice versa. I’d pedal narcotics to whom I could. I’d sell alcohol to ladies and gentlemen of distinction. I’d tranquilize the rest with pills.
If I were the devil I’d soon have families that war with themselves, churches that war that themselves, and nations that war with themselves; until each in its turn was consumed. And with promises of higher ratings I’d have mesmerizing media fanning the flame. If I were the devil I would encourage schools to refine young intellects, and neglect to discipline emotions—just let those run wild, until before you knew it, you’d have to have drug sniffing dogs and metal detectors at every schoolhouse door.
Within a decade I’d have prisons overflowing, I’d have judges promoting pornography—soon I could evict God from the courthouse, and then the schoolhouse, and then from the houses of Congress. And in His own churches I would substitute psychology for religion, and deify science. I would lure priests and pastors into misusing boys and girls, and church money. If I were the devil I’d make the symbols of Easter an egg and the symbol of Christmas a bottle.
If I were the devil I’d take from those, and who have, and give to those wanted until I had killed the incentive of the ambitious. What do you bet I could get whole states to promote gambling as the way to get rich? I would question against extremes and hard work, and Patriotism, and moral conduct. I would convince the young that marriage is old-fashioned, that swinging more fun, that what you see on the TV is the way to be. And thus I could undress you in public, and I could lure you into bed with diseases for which there is no cure. In other words, if I were to devil I’d keep on doing on what he’s doing. Paul Harvey, good day.”
Sing your serenading song, Barry…Loud and Clear…nice sound bites for the rogue fraud “president” Obama Museum !!!