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Our Roost, Obama’s Chickens

From the Middle East to Russia to our own southern border, Obama’s bills are coming due.

by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online

 

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About Victor Davis Hanson

Victor Davis Hanson is the Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow in Residence in Classics and Military History at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, a professor of Classics Emeritus at California State University, Fresno, and a nationally syndicated columnist for Tribune Media Services. He is also the Wayne & Marcia Buske Distinguished Fellow in History, Hillsdale College, where he teaches each fall semester courses in military history and classical culture.

10 Thoughts on “Our Roost, Obama’s Chickens

  1. EssEm on July 8, 2014 at 9:16 am said:

    “…then the end of the Roman republic was at hand, and nothing could save it. The laws were the same as they had been, but the people behind the laws had changed, and so the laws counted for nothing.” Theodore Roosevelt, 1911.

    The attitudinal change in the people fifty years ago, the complete collapse of the historical American people’s self-confidence and self-respect under the guise of great moral crusades, was the precursor of the actual demographic changes we have suffered since and are still suffering. “The people” has become the Balkans within one lifetime.The Republic is gone.

  2. Thomas on July 8, 2014 at 11:48 am said:

    I am concerned , but will not be surprised, if we have revolution like the French Revolution, with the reprisal against the political elite ,as they were treated (slaughtered) and what happened to them and the aftermath that followed.

  3. EssEm and Thomas, please. American is the Balkans? It faces something like the French Revolution? You’re way over the top.

  4. Jeff on July 9, 2014 at 4:52 am said:

    I think certainly the most tragic part of this account is in fact not the villainy of Obama but the apathy of the people on whom the villainy has been committed.

  5. Proudly Unaffiliated on July 9, 2014 at 5:45 am said:

    This is an excellent summary of the Obama administration to date. An interesting question might be — what holds this guy back from doing far worse? Maybe, partly, reality itself but I contend that Obama’s Dems are pleading with him to cool it before this November’s election as they will reap the whirlwind.

    Prediction: after the election, regardless of results, Obama will fully flower for his last 2 years and ALL the chickens will come home to roost. With nothing to lose and no feedback or controlling forces, Obama will do all he really wants to accomplish, establishing his legacy as it were. Buckle up for this part of the ride!

  6. Zanne on July 10, 2014 at 10:24 pm said:

    Eventually the good and the bad meet up. See ya there.

  7. Suzysilk on July 14, 2014 at 5:42 pm said:

    Mr. Popper: Have you visited the Southern border? Perhaps that would give you a picture of the problems you could understand.

  8. Victor,
    One wishes that Obama would study Sergeant S. Prentiss, the most brilliant orator America has ever produced! Where is the secret chart of Obama’s Chickens and Potatoes of “Foreign Policy?” Where has his War on Terror gone? What continues to frustrate me about Obama is that he cannot answer his own question which has loomed large since his election: “If it is not working, what do you do?” The President still does not understand how a successful foreign policy works, the gathering storm and the nature of war requires better strategic planning.
    jwc

  9. Richbert88 on July 25, 2014 at 11:20 am said:

    Obama has not served in the best interest of Americans. On the contrary, he has greatly weakened and accelerated the demise of a great society. Nazi’s, Communists and enemy moles would have celebrated to have been as effective.

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