“He who defends everything, defends nothing,” said Frederick II (1712-1786).
President Barack Obama is defending everything: the economy, earmarks, his health care plan, environmental plan, energy plan, education reform, government spending, bigger government, the rights to free and open seas (re: China), a stronger U.N., an encircled North Korea, the Muslim world, the power of negotiations (with Syria, Iran, and others), the ramp up of troops in Afghanistan, etc.
You get the idea.
In many ways I see this president as going the right things. But then again he is doing everything.
He is pro-immigration and today he said he’d send troops to our border with Mexico, maybe.
Michelle doubts that.
But then again: doesn’t everything depend upon the economy; followed closely by national security and stoppong terrorists?
But terrorists and terrorism are gone from our public discussion….deleted from the Obama lexicon.
From Rasmussen Reports
Forty-one percent (41%) of U.S. voters worry that America’s preoccupation with the ongoing economic crisis will make us more vulnerable to a terrorist attack, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey.
But 43% disagree and say it’s not a concern while 16% are not sure.
Forty percent (40%) also say America has more enemies than friends among the nations of the world, although 44% say we have more friends.
Voters are closely divided, too, over whether the current worldwide economic crisis is more likely to create tension between the United States and other nations or more likely to foster cooperation. Forty-four percent (44%) see more tension to come, while 43% expect greater cooperation between America and other countries.
Confidence in how America is doing in the War on Terror dropped dramatically in late February, but it is not yet clear whether the numbers are a statistical blip or a reflection of recent news developments.
Iran continues to be the country the plurality of voters (35%) expect to be the first to seriously test the Obama Administration. Nineteen percent (19%) say North Korea will be the new president’s first major threat, while 12% predict China. Eight percent (8%) say Russia will be the first serious challenger, but one-out-of-four voters (25%) are not sure which country is the greater threat.