We are not hearing about the evils of contraception from the Republicans. We are hearing about President Obama’s apparent dismissal of the First Amendment by telling religious groups they must provide products or services that violate their beliefs. Obama also tells private-sector businesses – i.e., insurance companies – that they must pay for these products or services.
Richmond County Democratic Party Chairman Lowell Greenbaum (“Obama is our truly presidential president,” March 4) wrote of 1.5 million jobs saved by the auto bailout. What is a saved job? Fact: 1.9 million fewer people are working today than when Obama took office. That isn’t “unsubstantiated Republican rhetoric.”
Greenbaum says the Tea Party is trying to diminish women’s rights. Talk about unsubstantiated rhetoric. Greenbaum extolls the virtues of the payroll tax cut and the Medicare compensation of physicians. The payroll tax cut is a bald-faced defunding of Social Security. “Appropriate” Medicare compensation of physicians is causing physicians to drop patients in droves. Greenbaum touts Obamacare as a panacea. But virtually every poll taken shows a majority of Americans want Obamacare repealed.
The economy is in shambles, the housing market has collapsed, our liberties erode daily and the Mideast is afire. And Greenbaum holds up the repeal of “don’t ask don’t tell” as one of Obama’s great accomplishments? I do not think “don’t ask don’t tell” is very high up on the list of things Americans are worried about at this time.
Of course Greenbaum had to highlight that Obama, with “great courage and intelligence,” got Osama bin Laden. Bin Laden’s whereabouts were revealed by enhanced interrogation methods that Obama opposed.
Greenbaum lauds Obama’s choice for secretary of state, Hillary Clinton. The “Arab Spring” turned out to be an Arab nightmare. Countries celebrating the Arab Spring are seeing the emergence of the Muslim Brotherhood as the party that could take control. The brotherhood will impose Sharia law, and it is devoted to the destruction of Israel.
Obama snubs Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, our ally, but apologizes to the Muslim world. Hillary’s “nonstop diplomacy and peace overtures” are giving Iran more time to build a nuke, while the Obama administration scolds Israel publicly and privately.
All of this while the Obama-Clinton team is dismantling our military personnel and weaponry.
Greenbaum seems to be living in a fantasy land.