Global Realities= Dangerous Territory with Loss of Checks and Balances

President-Elect Obama Faces a Dangerous World

So much will ride on the new president’s willingness — or refusal — to accept and act upon global realities.

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As voters stepped into the polls, they came armed with their opinions, their emotions, their gut feelings, their peer pressure, their community organizers’ suggestions and a variety of other decision-making tools that will never supplant bare-bones knowledge on the issues.

Last time around, it was Diddy warning citizens to “Vote or Die,” but last year a study by the Pew Research Center for The People & The Press nearly gave the world of punditry a collective heart attack. Looking at the survey somberly reminds us that these are the people who voted, volunteered, were perhaps cajoled into registering by an ambitious, compensated town crier with a clipboard.

Only 36 percent of Pew respondents could name Vladimir Putin as the president of Russia — even when he’d been president for nearly eight years. Only two-thirds could name their own state’s governor. Sixty-nine percent could even identify our vice president, even with Dick Cheney’s starring role as the butt of liberal jokes. Just 37 could peg the chief justice of the Supreme Court as leaning conservative, and even fewer respondents, 32 percent, could name Sunni as the Islam branch opposite Shia. And on, and on.

Too many American voters sleepwalk through the world, and yet lined up to pick the next leader of the free world. And now, Barack Obama, you have the weight of the world on your shoulders — a world where many of its inhabitants would like to see a weaker United States so that they can feel stronger themselves, and have won agreement from many on the American left. You have constituents and global onlookers alike who think that the reputation of the U.S. is paramount to doing the right — even if unpopular — thing.

Here are five things you should remember about the world today — and that you should cling to stronger than upper-class citizens’ money:

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Source:Pajamas Media

The trouble with ignorance is that it picks up confidence as it goes along..
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap. – Napoleon Bonaparte

Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we. – George Bush

George Washington’s: Advice to us

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8 Comments

  1. You have it right Abgie, most Americans live day to day without thinking of their government who makes the laws they are living by! The only time they think government is when they want something from it! From what I see these same people are going to be very disapointed when the handouts don’t come! I remember when I would feed the hogs and be throwing ears of corn in the pen and they would fight over each one and look up at me for another handout, when that last ear of corn came their face looked so unhappy!

    What do you think of this Obama pick?
    http://goodtimepolitics.com/2008/11/06/obamas-choice-for-white-house-chief-of-staff-is-known-for-his-work-as-a-killer-strategist-and-for-a-style-that-one-ally-likens-to-a-toothache/

  2. Loved this article. But the most important question….how do you get all of those icons downloaded onto your site? I have tried and can’t do it! But then, I am sort of computer handicapped when it comes to that.

    exemployee

    Thanks!I am pretty challenged too when it comes to technology with this site. Are you talking about the side bar or pictures? Let me know,and I will be glad to tell you how I figured those out by murphys law.. LOL!:) I have not figured out how to get some video’s embedded. You tube is pretty easy but some of them..forget it..will have to have a day when I am bored and don’t mind doing it a couple dozen times.

  3. We live in an age of ignorance and laziness Angie. The way i see it life has simply become too easy for us westerners. The easier it is for us to get information and figure things out for ourselves, the less of it we actually do.

    If only ignorance truly were bliss.

  4. […] Global Realities= Dangerous Territory with Loss of Checks and Balances In politics, stupidity is not a handicap. – Napoleon Bonaparte. Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we. – George Bush … […]

  5. The laziness and arrogance will come back to haunt them Ang..too back we get hit with the shrapnel though!! 🙂

  6. Good write-up. It is a dangerous world, but the BIGGER problem we face is that Obama himself is very dangerous.

  7. I totally agree laylaelizabeth cause we still don’t know who Obama really is and he is now setting up the White House staff to make himself more unknown! There must be many things that he does not want the American people to know about himself and that is troubling! When a person has something to hide then there is a reason and most the time its not good!

  8. Angie, that’s pretty scary. So with a dumbed down electorate, Obama will just about have carte blanche on foreign policy. Half of his supporters don’t even know what the heck’s going on. Paves the way for some disasters out there.


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