Why I'm Rooting for Barack Obama
by James Delingpole: More
Bad News for the Anti-Energy, Green Greed Brigade
Let's get one
thing clear: Obama unquestionably ranks among the bottom five presidents
in US history. In terms of sublime awfulness he's right up there
with our late and extremely unlamented ex-PM Gordon Brown
which is quite some doing, given that Brown singlehandedly wrought
more destruction on his country than the Luftwaffe, Dutch Elm Disease,
the South Sea Bubble, the Fire of London and the Black Death combined.
damage President Obama has done to the US economy with everything
from Ben Bernanke's insane money-printing programme, to his cancellation
of the Keystone XL pipeline, to his ban on deep-water drilling to
his crony capitalism hand-outs to disaster zones like Solyndra to
his persecution of companies like Gibson is incalculable. And, of
course, if he gets a second term the damage he and his rag-bag of
Marxist cronies at organisations like the Environmental Protection
Agency manage to inflict on the US small businessman trying to make
an honest buck will make his first term look like Calvin Coolidge
So why do I
think this would be preferable to a presidency under Mitt Romney?
Simple. Because I've seen what happens, America, when you elect
yet another spineless, yet ruthless, principle-free blow-with-the-wind,
big government, crony-capitalist RINO squish. His
name is Dave Cameron and trust me, the cure is far worse
than the disease.
Of course it
may not seem that way at first. You'll be so busy dancing round
in circles singing "Ding Dong the witch is dead!" that
euphoria and relief will completely overwhelm your intellect and
your powers of observation. You'll read endless articles by David
L Brooks, the New York Times's pet pretend-conservative,
telling you how Romney is just the kind of uniting, post-partisan,
pragmatic POTUS America needed. And you'll believe it because you'll
want to believe it. This may last for some considerable length of
time. In Britain, many Cameroon conservatives of the Nick Boles
persuasion continue to perform this auto-lobotomisation even now.
But then, little
by little, something rather unpleasant will begin to dawn on you.
The label on the can may have changed but the contents taste remarkably
similar. Similarly emetic, that is.
Yes, I know
from the other side of the pond David Cameron may look just the
kind of stand-up conservative you'd like running the US. But that's
only because the stories you hear about him are extremely selective.
For example, I'm constantly surprised by US talk show hosts telling
me how tough on militant Islam Cameron is because of some speech
they heard Dave give once about the problems of multiculturalism.
we should judge our political leaders by what they actually achieve
rather than (Tony Blair-style) by what they tell us they are achieving.
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