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Reelecting Obama like Titanic hitting iceberg again

Published 4:11pm Wednesday, October 31, 2012

by Ash Cutchin

I finally took Chuck Lilly’s advice (“‘2016:’ Obama’s America a documentary everyone should see,” Oct. 24) and went to see the movie “2016.”

I understand it is now available as an online download, and I encourage everyone to watch it.

Although nothing in it really surprised me, it is encouraging to learn that I am not such a rarity, being one who thinks Mr. Obama, as president, is in a position way, way beyond his ability.

I think the first debate with Gov. Romney proved beyond a doubt that Obama has virtually no leadership skills, a trait everyone should have been able to determine from his voting record as an Illinois state representative. I think he voted “present” on nearly every roll call vote.

What we have seen during the past four years is that he likes to play golf, take vacations, and he reads from a teleprompter reasonably well. Some say he is a great orator, but I don’t think he does such a good job unless he is reading from a prepared script.

We have also seen that his prior community organizer experience prepared him to bulldoze his way around Washington. With the support of a Democratic-controlled Senate and his handpicked “Czars,” unfortunately he has accomplished much of his 2008 campaign promise of hope and change.

Except, of course, he has not come close to living up to his promises of transparency in government or cutting the federal deficit in half. Both of those empty promises are a joke.

It is disturbing that many Americans, perhaps even a majority of Americans, do not like the change he has brought us and like even less what he might be able to cram down our throats if he is re-elected. Please pray that the Democrats lose control of the Senate and keep the House.

I accept the fact that Mr. Obama inherited a mess. During most of his term, he went to great lengths to blame everything on Bush. What he has failed to mention, however, is that during George Bush’s last two years in office, Bush was saddled with a Democratic-controlled Congress … both House and Senate.

While Bush was warning Congress several times (17 times I believe) that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were in trouble, Democrats like Chris Dodd and Barney Frank were busy telling the American public that both of those government-supported enterprises were in fine shape. At the same time, Dodd, Frank and then-Senator Obama were the largest recipients of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac campaign contributions.

Why do government-supported enterprises need to make campaign contributions anyway? And another thing that Obama fails to tell us is that Bush did very little without the approval of Congress — a Congress of which Obama was a member.

I am very worried about the future of our country. I worry about the huge, almost unimaginable amount of debt we are passing along to our children and grandchildren. It is something like $16 trillion and growing by millions every day. Isn’t that 16 followed by 12 zeros?

Do you realize that a trillion is a million million, and we owe 16, much of it to foreigners. If there are 300 million of us in this country, that means every man, woman and child’s share of this huge national debt is about $53,000.

If the past four years are any indication of what we can expect under another four years of Obama, it will likely double. Think about it. We might soon be passing along to our children and their children maybe $100,000 of debt each. And, sad to say, with his admitted preference for “redistribution,” he will likely try to place the greatest burden of this debt on those of us who actually pay taxes, thereby increasing our “fair share” even more.

How is it fair that I pay thousands each year in taxes and some people actually receive money from the government? That debt is not even counting what our grandchildren will have to spend on education, housing, and taking care of their families. That is only their share of what they will owe to our creditors.

We have seen what such massive government spending and the accompanying debt can create by observing Greece and other European countries. We will have rioting in the streets like we have never seen if we do not bring our national debt situation under control and SOON.

I wonder if such a threat is the reason Obama is organizing the new National Community Service volunteers under the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

So far, Mr. Obama has shown us that he has no grasp of the debt situation, and in fact, he has worsened it by about $5 trillion. I read that his policies have created more debt than all the presidents who preceded him.

Gov. Romney is right. We cannot afford another four years of Obama and his cronies and their agenda. I repeat a meaningful message I received via email this week. Reelecting Obama would be like the Titanic backing up and then hitting the iceberg again!

And if that isn’t bad enough, here is one more thought. One or more Supreme Court Justices may retire soon. Can you imagine Eric Holder sitting on the Supreme Court?

ASH CUTCHIN  is a Courtland resident and owner of Ash Cutchin Real Estate Appraisals, and can be reached at


  • Makalani

    RE: “Can you imagine Eric Holder sitting on the Supreme Court?”

    Any Supreme Court nominee has to be approved by the Senate comprised of both (Rs) and (Ds).

    Anyone silly enough to think:
    A. That Prez Obama — if reelected — would be crazy enough to risk political capital to nominate someone as divisive/controversial as Atty Gen Eric Holder to the SCOTUS
    B. That he would EVER be approved by the Senate
    A. Suffering from dementia
    B. Trying out material for a standup comedy routine
    C. So blinded by/inured with partisan blather that they can’t see/think straight
    D. So obtuse that they actually believe that Fox news is fair — balanced and objective

    “NO!” Anyone with more than 10 working brain cells cannot imagine Eric Holder on the SCOTUS.

    “The mind is a terrible thing to waste!”

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  • Makalani

    RE:”I finally took Chuck Lilly’s advice…”

    LOL You’re funny! I hardly think you needed Mr. Lilly’s encouragement to see this movie/propaganda hit piece. Nor did you need this movie to convince you of Mr. Obama’s perceived incompetence. Just say you needed your beliefs reinforced and this movie was the ticket! (no pun intended)

    As Boortz constantly reminds his listeners — “do not take my word for anything — do your own research.”

    A reasonably intelligent person would not base their assessment of Prez Obama solely on someone’s non-objective movie/propaganda hit piece without doing their own additional research. I would dare say that you harbored most of your negative opinions of Prez Obama prior to seeing this movie. This movie simply reinforced what you already believed and provided you with more negative fodder/claptrap!

    RE: “… what he might be able to cram down our throats…”
    I can certainly relate to this. I am still angry about that idiotic — stupid — unnecessary — $wasteful$ (several $trillions$) Iraq debacle that Dubya “crammed down our throats.” Perhaps the Congress has learned from that misadventure and will keep similar cockamamie schemes by either Mr. Obama or Gov Romney in check!

    RE: “And another thing that Obama fails to tell us is that Bush did very little without the approval of Congress…”

    “DUHHH!” Aside from Executive Orders which are limited in scope — doesn’t the Congress — both Senate and House have to approve of ANY President’s proposed laws?

    This is the zenith of (R) claptrap. It would be hard for anyone to top this statement in absurdity.

    RE: “How is it fair that I pay thousands each year in taxes and some people actually receive money from the government?”

    FYI — “Enacted in 1975, the initially modest EIC — Earned Income Tax Credit — has been expanded by tax legislation on a number of occasions, including the widely-publicized Reagan Tax Reform Act of 1986, and was further expanded in 1990, 1993, and 2001…” (

    The EIC or earned income tax credit which allows the working poor to get refunds from the IRS was passed with BIPARTISAN SUPPORT and expanded under Ronald Reagan — the greatest American President of all time!

    Since (Rs) are adamantly opposed to increases in the minimum wage — the EIC is supposed to give the working poor some bootstraps to lift themselves out of poverty. Many of the working poor on Amory Dr. who toil in fast food joints — the mini-marts — at Sprawl Mart and who clean up the filth in the motels are eligible for the EIC.

    If the (Rs) would let the (Ds) raise the minimum wage to a decent LIVING wage like some cities have done — the working poor would make enough to pay taxes. The min. wage in San Francisco is $10.24. Of course — that is an evil — liberal Democratic stronghold.

    It is NOT fair that you pay taxes while the working poor get EIC/refunds. You can blame the (Rs) for that.

    RE: “…he has worsened it by about $5 trillion. I read that his policies have created more debt than all the presidents who preceded him.”

    If the national debt is approx $16 trillion and Prez Obama is responsible for $5 trillion of that debt — how can that possibly equate to “more debt than all the presidents who preceded him?” You tell a blatant lie and refute your own blatant lie in the same sentence — AMAZING! You get your facts and figures from The Onion or Mad magazine?

    Gary Johnson for Prez on Nov 6.

    PS– RE: “I read that his policies…”
    There is this thing called GOOGLE that allows people to check several sources to confirm statements before disseminating false statements/info to others!

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  • mmtwinsmom

    This was a well written article. I agree with Scott, America will lose if Romney doesn’t win. I just do not get why so many are still voting for President Obama. I understand believing in an Ideology but he now has a record. The record is not good. What happened in Libya is not acceptable. He has nothing new to offer and our country is broke. Imagine hiring a new Head of Business…that is such a joke. Why not just elect Romney.

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    • spider68

      RE: Why not just elect Romney?

      Because Medicare will be voucherized, Social Security will be privatized, and there is absolutely no way he can cut taxes for the rich, raise defense spending, and not raise the deficit or taxes on the middle class.

      Because women will be relegated to being barefoot, pregnant, and in the kitchen. I also happen to be old enough to remember the back alley abortions, and foul concoctions women used to drink trying to abort unplanned,and unwanted children before Roe V Wade was passed. He will not state his true position on equal pay for equal work for women, and I just find it very hard to understand why a woman would vote against their own interests.

      Because he will continue to stash millions in his offshore accounts, and refuse to release his tax returns as other candidates have. He will do the same thing for American workers that he did while with Bain Capital. and I could go on and on, but I think you get the picture.

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  • Liberty With Responsibility

    I think anymore, that we should vote out ANY president after his first term. Imagine what he will do in a second term, with nothing to lose! A first term prez has to hold his ambition in check at least a little, in hopes that he might have a chance at a second term, but in the second term, if he gets one, “Katie bar the door!”

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    • Sinoptik

      You have to analyze a theory like that before throwing it out there. In your scenario it would be Katie bar the door from the get go, and if that was the common reaction it would be constant chaos. Vote third party, give another set of ideas a chance. Ds and Rs have done enough damage.

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  • employee2

    Well reasoned argument, but most vote their emotion.

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  • Va Native American

    If Obama wins re-election, Mitt Romney will not lose; America will lose.

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  • southamptonborn@razed

    Well said!

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    • 4grands

      Voting third party is a waste of a vote. I agree with Scott 15!

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      • Sinoptik

        A large portion of voters agree with Gary Johnson’s stance but, like you said, think that their vote will be wasted. If all those that secretly support him put their integrity ahead of their fallacies, he would stand a chance. I can not vote for someone I disagree with simply because I think they might win or because I despise the other too much. I have to stand and vote for the best person for the job.

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