I really should not be making any more political predictions
after my prediction of a Romney win. The one thing I got right is that it was "useless"!
But I can’t help myself when I think I am seeing something
momentous unfolding, and that is the self-destruction of Obama. His re-election has
unleashed his arrogant Leftism already beyond my worse expectations. And I so believe (and pray) it will
backfire on him, that I have decided to begin a Downfall series of periodic posts
on his self-destruction.
I think a
series is needful because I already see so many seeds of Obama’s downfall that
two or three posts will not suffice, not to mention I expect his downfall to be
a process, and a messy one. And I
do think it will be a self-destruction.
As after his 2008 election, Obama again has so much good will in the
country that if he were somewhat sensible and responsible he could go down as a
very successful president.
But sensible and responsible he is not.
For the first post, I will point to what may be the worst
miscalculation of Obama so far, not just in his 2nd term, but in his
entire presidency, his decision to go after guns.
In the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Massacre, Obama thinks
now is the time to push his desire largely to disarm the American people. He thinks he now has the political
capital to do so. That could be a
Obama does not get how attached Americans are to their guns
and gun rights. And it’s not just
supposed “bitter clingers” he infamously pointed to in 2008. Strongly pro-gun people include a lot
of Democrats and Independents. The
NRA endorses a number of Democrats (some of whom are now betraying gun owners,
by the way).
And those gun owners do more than just “cling” to their
guns. They take action when they
perceive their 2nd Amendment rights are under threat. Note the current soaring gun and ammo
sales. And note the coming
political backlash. Few things can
get many Americans angry as the thought of the federal government coming after
their guns. Alex Jones’ appearance with Piers Morgan gives a flavor of that.
And make no mistake about it – Obama’s proposed federal gun
registry is rightly perceived as one step away from gun confiscation.
When Obama finally begins to understand the full extent of
the anger he is unleashing, it will be too late for him politically. This issue alone could turn out
millions against his party in 2014 and turn him into the lamest of lame duck
I see only two ways for Obama to escape this scenario:
1. The economy is doing so well and soon that people forgive
just about everything else. That
is exceedingly unlikely as I may address in a later post.
2. The most obnoxious of Obama’s proposals are quickly
defeated, and he then backs off so quickly that guns are not a big issue in
That is possible.
Perhaps gun grabbing has so little support in Congress that it is shot
down quickly. But the thing is
Obama has a sordid record already of using lawless means when he cannot get his
way through lawful means. His recess appointments when there was no recess are among the examples. His regime has already made noises of
taking steps apart from Congress to restrict guns.
If Obama plays the dictator in going after guns . . . let’s
just say it could get ugly. We
will need to pray that only political means are needed and used in stopping
But Obama is going after guns. And I do think it will be the beginning of his Downfall.
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