Of the pathetically few Americans that DID vote in the 2008 Presidential elections, the 53% of those fools that voted for Obama are seeing their chickens come home to roost. Under normal ciscumstances, I would rather prefer it if we could put them in stocks in the public square, mock them with impunity, and disavow their rightful place in matters of public opinion while revoking their right to vote in any future elections. That we can’t is more the pity, although what we CAN do is remind them all through our grandchildren’s lives just how much damage they did with that one little exercise in stupidity.
All the noise from the other 47% of us about this President being unpatriotic and, as such, disinterested in (and apologetic for) American superiority in the world is being proven accurate, and THIS article indicates the Loser-in-Chief is on the fast track to ensuring we no longer have any future role in Global matters amongst adults:
For the first time, the international organization has set a date for the moment when the â€œAge of Americaâ€ will end and the U.S. economy will be overtaken by that of China.
And itâ€™s a lot closer than you may think.
According to the latest IMF official forecasts, Chinaâ€™s economy will surpass that of America in real terms in 2016 â€” just five years from now.
This is more than a statistical story. It is the end of the Age of America.
In fairness, former President Bush does not get a free pass here; TARP was his brain child (well, his and the Republicans in Congress) which set into motion a change in attitude about the way to “fix” America by propping it up for a time by borrowing against itself from its competition until it got back on its feet. By the time this economic disaster called Obama got into office, both parties were climbing all over themselves looking for the prettier giveaway in order to buy up a few more votes.
Not much need at this point to rehash the spending fiascoes that have evolved since…over the weeks and months ahead there will plenty of time for that. We have a budget crisis to fight over; debts and deficits that everyone owns but no one accepts responsibility for are going to be scrutinized, and gifts and goodies will be haggled over wherever a vote can be bought – from both sides of the aisle. And while the fight for scraps from the master’s table begins in earnest, Obama will already have been able to say he saw to it the fight was never worth having in the first place.
[lead image from FreedomsPhoenix]