Friday, October 28, 2011

Most Americans and the Media Don’t Give President Barack Obama Credits as They Gave to Former U.S. Presidents

 
 
 
 
© Copyright 2011
 
 
 
October 28, 2011
By Luders Allen
 
 
 
When retrospectively perceived at what President Barack Obama had said to the American people during his 2008 Presidential Campaign, he is one of the most credible American Presidents. During his presidency, he has accomplished so far everything that he promised and strongly continued to fight with the Congress and the Senate as to make the rest of his promises pass as Bills on behalf of the country and American people.
 
During his Presidential Campaign, the Health Care reform was one of the reforms he so emphasized upon. For over a year of his presidency, he had fought with the Congress and the Senate. Eventually, on March 23, 2010, the Health Care reform was passed as Bill. This was an historical accomplishment because many Democrat and Republican Ex-Presidents had tried to reform it in the past, but their attempts always failed. Since under former President Theodore Roosevelt, over a century ago, they had been trying, however, had never reached close to this level similar to universal health care.
 
He said to the American people: the Economic Recession didn’t take one day to get the way it is. It had taken years to get to this devastated state. It is going to take, therefore, at least 3 or 4 years before American people beginning to see some positive semblance. In addition, he said he would withdraw the American troops from Iraq by the end of 2011. So, before December 31, 2011, all U.S. troops will come home—only a small amount will remain in order to provide security to the American Embassy in Bagdad and to train some Iraqi military forces and intelligence agents (Wilson and De Young 2011).
 
He emphatically announced he would catch Osama Bin Laden. And on May 1st, 2011, his changing foreign policy strategies led a team of U.S. Navy Seals eliminated Osama Bin Laden, whom former President Bill Clinton had spent 2 years of hunt for him due to a series of bombing attacks launched on American Embassies to Nairobi, Kenya and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on August 7, 1998, which resulted in killing about 258 people and badly injured over 5,000 people (Myers 2011). And Osama Bin Laden was the mastermind behind these terrorist attacks.
 
And thereafter, his successor, former President Bush Jr., had spent 8 years of hunt for him due to the Pentagon and World Trade Center terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, which again Osama Bin Laden was the mastermind behind these terrorist attacks. So, Bush Jr. had run one of the biggest manhunts in history for Bin Laden. The plan failed due to bad foreign policy strategies and CIA’s miscommunication to other U.S. intelligence agencies. Therefore, both, Clinton and Bush Jr., failed to catch Bin Laden.
 
So, during the period of President Barack Obama Presidential Campaign of 2008, he openly criticized former President Bush Jr.’s ways of handling foreign policy, war on terror and the hunt for Osama Bin Laden. He stressed upon his criticisms and promised to the American people that he would implement foreign policy, war on terror’s strategy and the hunt for Bin Laden in order to capture him. Thence, on May 1st, 2011, the long time hunt for Osama Bin Laden came to an end.
 
Emphatically, moreover, President Obama’s implementations of war on terror nationally and internationally and foreign policy not only led to the ongoing destabilization of terrorist groups and cause the elimination of Osama Bin Laden, but they also overthrow few Middle Easterner dictators. Overthrowing dictators in the Middle East is a part of President Obama’s foreign policy agenda, which is definitely on the beneficiaries of the United States, i.e., economically and securely. Because most Middle Easterner dictators are linked to the Al-Qaeda organization and other terrorist groups, thus make their countries become safe havens for terrorist members—groups to plot terrorist attacks on the United States and other Western countries.  
 
It is certain President Barack Obama’s administration successfully manages foreign policy (even domestic policy). By doing so that causes U.S. military forces, intelligence agencies and his administration rendered to the American people the justice they had been awaiting for over 10 years (i.e., the elimination of Osama Bin Laden)… Despite this greatly challenging accomplishment/s, the credit that he and his administration deserve, apparently, is still obscure to most Americans and the Media.
 
On the night the news of Osama Bin Laden was killed by U.S. Navy Seals broke out, thousands of Americans took the streets the same night in many different states/ cities in the country, such as in front of the Pentagon, White House, Times Square, Ground Zero Site and many more to show their enthusiasms on a long time justice they had been awaiting.
 
American patriots chanted all kind of patriotic songs, and carried out banners. The name of President Obama was neither shouted nor bannered (It was only few people who wrote his name on their banners and that number could count in hands). Without President Obama’s new strategy war on terror and hunt for Osama Bin Laden, today, Bin Laden would have still been the mastermind behind terrorist attack plots….
 
Most Americans and the Media always felicitate President Obama’s accomplishments in cold manners. It is completely in contrast in the manner they had or have always applauded other Ex-Presidents’ accomplishments with such great enthusiasm. For examples, the Media was always ready to present former President Bush Jr. with great honor and most Americans were always ready to patriotically shout and pridefully consider him as their leaders—no matter how mediocre he was as a President, and how bad his domestic and foreign policies were.  
 
Until now whenever the Media is making a brief passage on the elimination of Osama Bin Laden, it always focuses only in gratifying the men and women in the U.S. military forces, CIA Intelligence Agents and the special U.S. military force that killed Bin Laden (i.e., Navy Seals). And it lurks President Obama’s successful plan that led to the elimination of Bin Laden. It is as though gratification and credit only go to the U.S. military forces and U.S. intelligence agencies. And President Obama along with his administrative staff is left out.
 
Of course, it is the norm for those men and women in the U.S. military forces that are risking and giving their lives for the freedom of the United States and its homeland security deserve to be fully adored, loved and credited by the American people. Military forces of any country, however, can not win a war, or any form of intervention, without having a solid-governmental administration.
 
To give credit and gratification mostly to the U.S. military forces, intelligence agencies and military elite force are inappropriate. The capture of certain followers of Bin Laden and his elimination derives from the teamwork of U.S. military forces, intelligence agencies, and President Obama’s administration. None of which should be left out when it comes to credit and gratification.
 
The lack of giving to President Obama the credits that he deserves, always ready to misinterpret his statements and also the blockings of his pending Bills that are on the interests of the country and American people are the conspiracies of the Media, hard-liner Democrats, Republicans and conservative Americans in order to prevent him from being re-elected in 2012.
 
One of the major conspiracies is the corporations of the private sector that were supposed to create jobs based on Obama’s administration loans and stimulus packages given to them. As a result, they don’t create sufficient jobs that could have reduced the Recession in order to back up the Obama’s administration, thus to guarantee him a second term presidency. They choose, therefore, not to create enough jobs as to sabotage Obama’s upcoming 2012 Presidential Campaign. In pretending any investment in this recession is a big risk. Meantime, they make enough capitals until they even pay the U.S. government back the loan money they owned it.
 
Furthermore, conspiracy not to create professional jobs has raised lots of disappointments among college/university graduates. In 2008, college/university students and graduates were the momentum of Obama’s Presidential Campaign in expecting job openings to come on their favors. And they were the ones voting the most for Obama. Currently, since most of them are unemployed, therefore, more likely, they are not going to vote for him or participate in the 2012 Presidential Election. And this might be a big blow for him and put his second term presidency at big risk.
 
American people must know and understand the strategies of the 2012 Presidential Republican candidates (in real sense most today American politicians). They know that Obama is giving good work performance on foreign and domestic policies and thereby can not play them against him. So, they take the Economic Recession, which they are parts of its nature, to play it against him. They are throwing into the air bunch of cheap talks about job creations just to make people vote for them so they can get elected. Deeply in their hearts they know they can not or will not create jobs in the way they sound. Most jobs perhaps they can create to sustain the Recession from turning into a disaster are bunch of entry-level jobs that pay from $7.50 to $8.50 an hour.
 
So, how can people sustain themselves by doing low wage jobs at this BRUTAL-ECONOMIC SYSTEM? And how are college/university graduates, who owe from 20 through 100 or even more thousand dollars school loans, going to pay back their loans by doing jobs that pay minimum wages? A Minimum wage job is not even enough to pay a basic-monthly rent of an individual or a family, without counting monthly utility bills, weekly groceries and personal expenses.
 
The Media and American politicians don’t want to be honest to the American people about the shifts in the United States’ economic system. They want to keep it in concealment for American people just to defend their capitals, self-interests and political positions. The doomy nature the U.S. economic system is, no President would be able to put it on a satisfactory track that can please most Americans that are going through economic hardship.
 
During Obama’s 2008 Presidential Campaign, this is why he came out with the slogan of “CHANGE.” He was and is aware of this turmoil-economic system. And the mere solution for struggling people to be better off in the American society is to change the economic system. Of course, such conscientious President would always appear as a threat in the minds and before the eyes of Americans with na├»ve character, American capitalists, conservative Americans, the Media and hard-liner American politicians. 
 
To cease this turmoil-economic system, the existing ECONOMIC MARKET SYSTEM needs to be changed into MIXED-ECONOMIC MARKET SYSTEM in which the producers (corporates and manufacturers) would sincerely work together with the government as to create jobs and to make the market affordable for the buyers/the public. In such economic system, it would be on the interests of the producers and the buyers. The buyers would be able to afford the prices and the producers would be able to sell more products. As a result, the producers would make enough capitals to create more jobs. Somehow, 3, 4, 5 and 6 decades ago such economic system existed in the United States, in which people use to economically realize by even working hard in factories….
 
American capitalists and politicians need to put greed and arrogance aside, but then apply honesty, humanism and conscientiousness in their daily lives on behalf of the United States and its citizens. For instance, when wages are raised in order to provide affordability for the employees/the public, the producers (corporates and manufacturers) should not have needed to exaggeratedly raise the prices of the goods/products to a point where they become impossible for most people to buy and afford. Therefore, it is solely people with high income that can afford to buy.
 
Once an economic system of a society is based upon deregulation, this was a part of Bush Jr.’s domestic-economic policy, “QUICKEST WAYS TO GAIN CAPITALS BY ANY MEAN,” this resulted in pure arrogance, greed and fraudulence. It is only the upper middle and upper classes, in consequence, which can survive within such society.   
 
The United States’ government and economics systems have turned into what are called “BRUTAL CAPITALISM SYSTEM” and “BRUTAL-ECONOMIC MARKET SYSTEM.” Wealthy people are getting wealthier by deeply exploiting through the bones and blocking ways to prevent the middle, the lower and the poor classes from moving forward. Meaning, in such systems, the chance to get out or to exit from a disadvantaged class to an advanced class is very, very minimal. Therefore, members of all the classes that are below the upper class—with the exception of the upper middle class—will more likely struggle for the rest of their lives and members of the poor class will more likely live in poverty for the rest of their lives.
 
Former Vice-President, Dick Cheney, reported, in an interview with Jamie Gangel, Obama is a one termer President due to lack of political experience. Obama makes a huge mistake by raising taxes of the upper middle and the upper classes (NBC 2011). This is a purely deconstructive criticism. Under the Bush Jr.’s administration, in which he served as Vice-President, wealthy people benefitted huge tax break. What did Bush Jr.’s Domestic-Economic Policy positively do for the country? In fact, Bush Jr.’s Economic Policy is one of the prime factors of today’s Economic Recession.
 
When Dick Cheney said that, he knew exactly what he was saying. In his heart, he didn’t mean to say that Obama is an incompetent President and can not be re-elected or doesn’t deserve a second term. Politically speaking, he meant to say that those conservative American extremists as he who monopolize the country’s political and economic circles don’t need a man like President Obama to be the President of the United States. And they will do anything to prevent him from being re-elected in 2012.
 
What Dick Cheney and those conservative Americans don’t understand is that nothing is stronger than the momentum of a people that are struggling for positive changes. When a people need change/s, the momentum of change always turns into a movement. And a movement is always accompanied with a spiritual force that is unstoppable. No one knew in this 21st century a black man could have become President of the United States. This is why American people voted Obama in 2008 because they needed change/s and are still eager for changes in many social aspects.   
 
This is the ideology of “CHANGE” that makes some Americans begin not to believe in political parties anymore and also start to understand that most politicians of today they are voting to represent them, either to Washington, D.C., in the States or in the Cities, are bunch of mediocre politicians. Their cognizance towards politics is not prudent and sagacious. They are more interested in defending their political parties rather than supporting and working as teams with a Premier that is on the interests of the country, a State or a City.
 
Most conservative Democrat and Republican politicians to Washington don’t want to collectively work with President Obama. They are more challenging him as rivalrists instead of working with him as colleagues. As a result, some of his promises to the country and American people are still blocking and pending to be approved as Bills in the Congress and in the Senate. 
 
Whereas President Obama’s predecessor, former President Bush Jr., didn’t face the challenge that Obama is facing with the Media, the Congress and the Senate. In 2004, this is why Bush Jr. was re-elected due to the support of his colleague politicians and the Media that had been brainwashing American people. He was not even supposed to be a second termer U.S. President. He became President for a second term due to Media’s biases that were on his favor. The same controversial way he was elected in 2000, he re-elected in a very similar way in 2004. 
 
Despite all mediocre ways former President Bush Jr. held domestic and foreign policies, war on terror and miscommunication policy of U.S. intelligence agencies, the Media was always ready to make his mediocracies appeared as superbness. The Media had begun to criticize Bush jr.’s failed foreign and domestic policies not until the end of his second Presidential Term. Why? Because the Media knew that he could not run for a third-term. That was it.
 
This is one of the societies in the world where the Media possesses such enormous power to easily brainwash its people—such a thing shouldn’t exist within a great country as the United States. It is as a robot that is operated by a remote control. The Media symbolizes the robot’s remote control and American people symbolize the robot. When it comes to the political news the Media is broadcasting or printing to them, most of them have failed to utilize their logical judgments and senses.
 
Whatever politically fabricated news the Media releases, most of them believe in it and act upon it. Most Americans are not fully aware the structural functionality of the Media. They believe the Media authentically releases the news to them. The Media and the government work hand in hand. Firstly, before the news is broadcast or printed, it had to be ratified by the Pentagon; secondly, edited by the Newsroom. In real sense, the government orders the Media what part of the news should be released or what news to release and what not to release….
 
Yet, President Obama’s first term is not even over, the Media puts all the blames of the Economic Recession upon him. And it knows that the recession began before President Obama took office. At the end of former President Bush Jr.’s second term in 2008, unemployment rates rose 7.8%. So when President Obama took office, the Economic Recession was already 7.8 percent (Shear 2011). He is inherent the Economic Recession.
 
If Obama’s administration didn’t bailout the top big corporations to prevent them from being out of businesses, the Economic Recession would worsen. More Americans would be out of jobs. The bailout of auto companies saves 1 million jobs (NEWSONE). In addition, it is the stimulus packages that prevent a lot of government and city employees from being laid off.
 
Former President Bush Jr.’s Economic Policy plays a big role in this U.S. Economic Recession.  According to the Congressional Research Service (CRS), During Bush Jr.’s two terms presidency, Iraq war cost United States a total of $622 billion. His presidency in total cost the country $11.5 trillion, if the count is done openly. And he was the one along with his fellow conservative Democrats and hard core Republicans who had always been great supporters of American jobs shipping overseas.
 
On June 2, 2004, President Bush Jr. reported to Congress, ‘The movement of American manufacturing and white-collar jobs that are shipped to other countries is a part of positive transformation that will enrich the U.S. economy overtime, even if it causes short term pain and dislocation.’ (newsmine.org). 
 
Other factors of U.S. Economic Recession are the shifts in the economic system and American jobs shipping offshores. During Bush Jr. presidency, over 5 million American jobs were moved overseas. Although jobs shipping offshores started before Bush Jr. was president, nonetheless, due to his support of American jobs shipping overseas, jobs disappeared like whales that were eating squids.
 
The media labels President Obama’s administration as the one that experiences most job disappearances in U.S. history. And in fact, this is not true. No administration in U.S. history has ever lost jobs in great numbers, and high unemployment rates, more than 23 percent, than that of former Presidents Herbert Clark Hoover and Franklin Delano Roosevelt (period of Great Depression 1929—1941). On Hoover’s administration, during a period of 3 years in a row, more than 100 thousand jobs were lost every week (Rubel 1994: 142).
 
When comparing the ways the Media and American people acknowledge President Obama’s accomplishments with that of former President Bush Jr.’s and other former U.S. Presidents, there is a big difference. And the difference is based on a conspiracy in order to prevent him from being re-elected in 2012.
 
In such a manner the Media is forging American people not to vote for President Obama in 2012, it has taken his currently national approval rating, which is between 40—42 percent, as a symbol and labeled him as an underdog President that has the least chance or is not going to be re-elected in the 2012 Presidential Campaign.
 
In fact, his current nationwide approval rating can not hold him accountable from being re-elected in 2012 if he has to. For examples, Former President Ronald Reagan and former President Bill Clinton fell almost in the same situation as President Barack Obama in the third year of their first terms. In September 1983, former President Reagan’s national approval rating was 44—46 percent and former President Clinton, in September 1995, his nationwide approval rating was 45—47 percent (Gallup). Both, Reagan and Clinton, were two termer Presidents.
 
President Barack Obama still has his chance to be re-elected in 2012 if the wider society’s unemployment rates drop from 9.1—8.8 percent to 7.1 or 6.1 percent. When former President Bush Jr. took oath in 2000, the nationwide unemployment rates were 4.2 percent. By the end of his first term in 2004, national unemployment rates rose 6.3 percent (Shear 2011). Despite the nationwide unemployment rates leapt to an additional 2.1 percent, still he was re-elected for a second term.  
 
Is the idea to prevent President Obama from being re-elected in 2012 based upon race matter or politics? American people should be able to pass adequate judgments, just as they did in 2008. They must know that qualification and knowledge have no barriers. For anyone to be in a high position or to be a good or a great leader, all he/she needs is knowledge and vision. Skinned color or race has nothing to do with it.
 
President Barack Obama has kept his consistency, integrity and honesty with full heart to the country and American people since the time he was running for President to the time being. He has proven willingness of teamwork, without prejudice, to all political parties that are opposite to his.
 
If for instance President Barack Obama would not be re-elected in the 2012 Presidential Campaign, it is not because lack of qualification, but it is rather of the Media’s frequent fictitiousness and fabrication of political news, the shifts in the structural American politics and economic system, of which yet most Americans are still far from comprehending their natures….
 
 
 
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