If you visit quality blogs, you will find many quality comments. This is particularly true for sites that do not publish anonymous comments. What follows below is but a sample. It was submitted in response to a Power Line article about the Muslim Brotherhood and the Grand Jihad.
Ken Willis · University of Denver
The Obama Doctrine in the opposite of the Truman Doctrine. The latter was containment of Communism, the former is containment of the United States.
The Obamanists believe the U.S. is a militaristic, patronizing international bully that must be reined in. Friends and allies of the United States represent obstacles to the Obama mission of transforming the country. Enemies are seen as convenient sources of assistance to the final accomplishment of changing America’s role in world affairs from an aggressive, arrogant nation lecturing others on such things as democracy and freedom to a communal and co-equal partner with other nations. According to Obama, “any world order that elevates one nation or group of people over another will inevitably fail.”
The decline of the United States is seen as a positive development by Obama. A suggestion that the United States has been a force for good in the world is seen merely as proof of its arrogance.
That the Grand Jihad is an effort of one group to dominate others is conveniently ignored, or seen as America getting its just deserts.
The term “civil service” isn’t used as much as it once was. When I was a toddler, civil service meant low pay, low workload and early retirement with lots of security. They were positions of service to the civilian community. Today they are high pay, low workload and early retirement jobs with lots of security. They no longer qualify to be called a service. From what I see, many of the workers no longer qualify to be called civil either.
Obama said he had campaigned in all 57 states. He said it twice. Now southern California wants to split with their compatriots in the north. Could it be that Obama knew something the rest of us didn’t? Perhaps he was just off on the timing. Obama also said Hillary’s home state of Arkansas bordered on Kentucky and his state of Illinois did not. He gave that as the reason Hillary was polling better than he was in Kentucky. That would require some border changes too. Hmm…