“a remarkable success”

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich on Obama’s first 100 days:

At home, in everything from his economic policy to his energy policy to his just-announced science policy, President Obama has successfully moved the country from a traditional American model of entrepreneurship and private initiative to a European model of regulation and government control.

Abroad, he has succeeded in his apparent goal to be the un-George W. Bush; replacing aggressive, if sometimes flawed, American leadership with a humbled, weakened America on the world stage.

Judged by these standards, President Obama’s first 100 days have been a remarkable success.

Read the rest of Newt’s missive. As it makes abundantly clear, one man’s “success” is another’s failure. In this instance, the success of the narcissistic neophyte Obama will do lasting harm to America. At home through weakening our ability to work; abroad through weakening our ability to deter and defend against attacks.

Europe’s model of how to run an economy works only because the United States has protected them from themselves and outsiders for the past 60 years. Germany, France, Italy, and the Western democracies don’t have to bear the immense costs of policing the world and keeping it safe.

If we become just like Europe with our socialized medicine, nationalized industries and banks, all the while decimating our military and intelligence services, there’s just one question for the Obamatons: who is going to protect us? The French?

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