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The Real Side | Commentary by Joe Messina
| Monday, Feb 16, 2015

joemessinamugOnce again, last week many of Mr. Obama’s failed “policies” started to close in around him – military, economic, healthcare and immigration, to name a few.

Obama has again submitted a plan to defeat ISIS … ISIL … terrorists, I don’t even know what to call them so he will know who I’m talking about.

He wants a 3-year war powers authorization finally to defeat “the enemy.” But it still doesn’t include boots on the ground. Really? Even after many of his military advisors, many retired military advisors, and many of the allies we have left in the Middle East say it won’t work without boots on the ground.

This plan comes from a man who continually ignores the experts – a man who probably hasn’t ever played a game of “Battleship,” let alone cared about our military as a whole.

His last plan is working so well that 24 Christians were beheaded Sunday by ISIS affiliates, and the successful example of his plan working in Yemen (his words, not mine) is evidenced by their fall on the very day he claimed victory there.

Let’s pray for our troops in Iraq who are being surrounded as I write this. In the meantime, the White House is “monitoring” the situation. That’s just further proof that the Prez couldn’t care less about our men and their mental state.

Hey, Prez, yo. Why don’t you grow a spine and send in our Air Force to wipe out anyone who even smells like they’re going hurt our guys? Show you care about US instead of them.

He has no problem housing, feeding and providing medical care for all of those illegals within days of their arrival across our border, yet he is willing to keep letting our vets die long, slow deaths because they can’t get medical care, there aren’t enough facilities or doctors, and definitely not enough caring. Apparently, there is no executive order he can sign to speed it up.

Obama also has decided it would be good to do a “selfie” commercial to get young people to sign up for Obamacare. Please note that Obamacare is woefully low on membership. They are millions of subscribers short of what they need since they were relying heavily “forcing” young people to sign up and carry the older folks who would be a drain the healthcare system.

It looks like a little more than 10 million people have actually signed up “for real,” and the system, based on early estimates, needs at least 13 million, with a large number being young signees.

So far, there have been numerous complaints about broken exchanges, cancelled coverage, higher premiums and unaffordable deductibles. Oh, and let’s not forget that the administration cancelled more than 6 million policies deemed to be substandard, forcing just under 6 million to have to sign up on Obamacare to get insurance again. Forced healthcare.

Our economy is good? Well, kind of. How solid is it? I say, stop the feds from propping up the stock markets and let’s really see how it does.

Like the phony unemployment numbers this administration loves to put out there, they do the same with the economic figures. Stores like Panera Bread, Kmart, a large Pillsbury plant, Lord and Taylor stores in several cities, Radio Shack’s 1,400 stores, and many more are losing jobs. Not us, we are doing fine, right, Mr. Prez? Except Tesco’s 10,000 job cuts, IBM looking to shave more than 100,000 jobs, many tech firms making major cuts, United Airlines with 1,000 cuts, Halliburton with 6,500 cuts, Global Oil with 100,000 cuts, Finance America with 3,000 cuts, and Siemens with 7,500 jobs cut – just to name a few.

Does this sound like a good economy and a good employment environment? No. We need real numbers to make real decisions.

I figure either I just don’t understand the English language or simple economics, or the left refuses to call out one of their own, no matter what damage they do or how bad they are.

It seems most on the left see Obama as perfect, because there are very few of them willing to speak out against him or his policies. On the Sunday shows and in other interviews, they keep saying his healthcare plan is working, his economic policies are working, his world-peace policies are working. According to them, he sounds perfect and is just what American needs at a time like this.

What a twisted way of looking at things. If he is the symbol of perfection, I want the next president to be extremely imperfect.

Joe Messina is host of The Real Side (TheRealSide.com), a nationally syndicated talk show that runs on AM-1220 KHTS radio and SCVTV [here]. He is also an elected member of the Hart School Board. His commentary publishes Mondays.

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5 Comments

  1. John Rubin John Rubin says:

    All I can say is here is another one sided uninformed republican mouthing off and not acknowledging the accomplishments of the past six years. What a waste.

  2. Chet Mehra Chet Mehra says:

    Who gives these idiots the microphone?

  3. Mike Devlin Mike Devlin says:

    The easiest job in the world is criticizing the hardest job in the world.

  4. Bill says:

    Spread the word, Joe
    The masses have been lied to and they need to hear the truth

  5. I wonder how many of these commentors were sticking up for how hard Bush’s job was or all of his accomplishments over the past 8 years. Obama is a lame duck but people still need to know the truth about the reality of his policies or else we might elect more of the same in 2016. And we can’t take much more of this.

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