This article first appeared in Eagle Rising.
This past week, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani told a conservative audience that in his view, President Obama does not love America. Of course, a firestorm erupted from the left. I mean, doesn't Obama close all his speeches with, "God bless America"? Undeterred, Giuliani has refused to apologize, and he has affirmed the statement. He is correct.
We should have all figured this out back during the 2008 campaign when all these associations that Obama had with Reverend Jeremiah, "God damn America" Wright, Bill Ayres, Bernadine Dohrn, Frank Marshall Davis, and Khalid Rashidi came out-not to mention Obama's being influenced by Saul Alinsky. Sadly, it failed to matter with enough voters and here we are 6 years and a re-election later.
But Obama's record has continued to grow. Once he became president, he went on his famous international apology tour reciting all of America's historical "misdeeds" against our international partners. Not only has he failed miserably to stand up to America's most dangerous adversaries, he has treated our friends with disdain, most notably Israel. Yes, he authorized and oversaw the killing of Usama bin Laden once our intelligence services discovered where he was holed up, but in virtually every other facet of the war on terror he has drawn down. He refused to leave a residual force in Iraq because he couldn't make a simple status of forces agreement with the Iraqis. As a result, a country that had been secured by the Surge under George W Bush has descended into horror thanks to ISIS. And how does Obama react to acts of terror? The four Jews murdered in a Paris deli were just victims of a "random attack". No mention of their religion as the reason they were singled out. Twenty-one Egyptian Christians beheaded in Libya? They were just "Egyptian citizens". (Remember "workplace violence"?) In response to the recent horrors, he gives a talk about getting off our high horse because of what Christians did in the Crusades and Inquisition. He adds that segregation and slavery were sometimes supported in the name of Jesus Christ. (Perhaps by some misguided fools, but they were opposed and ended in the name of Jesus Christ.)
As to Iran and their nuke program, Obama and John Kerry are making Neville Chamberlain proud as they literally get on their knees and beg to make an agreement. The way they treat Israel, it calls into serious question as to whether they care if that country is wiped off the map.
As for our national sovereignty, he has encouraged millions more illegal aliens to flock to our border where they can now merrily surrender to Border Patrol officers and be admitted. He has turned the DHS under Janet Napolitano and Jeh Johnson into little more than a social service agency for illegal aliens, and now Johnson talks blithely this week about "giving Muslims a voice", hardly a part of his job description.
Giuliani is spot on in his assessment of Obama. We have a president who does not love this country. He promised to fundamentally transform America, and he is well on his way to doing just that. By the time he leaves office, America may resemble Austria without the Alps and gingerbread villages. To quote Mark Levin, one wonders why he would want to fundamentally transform something he loves.