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THE UPRISING OF THE AMERICAN PARTY "Clearly the voters are engaged right now, at least for sure on the republican side, and what they have concluded is that the republican party has not done their job. Thus, Donald Trump gets their vote."

Saturday, January 9, 2010


Fox News talking head Bill O'Reilly suggested the other day on his show, "The O'Reilly Factor," that if there was one more terrorist attempt made, especially a successful one, the fate of the presidency of Barack Obama would be sealed. In the segment O'Reilly had his regular guest, Dick Morris, join in on the debate, and at first he was in disagreement with O'Reilly's assessment. It wasn't until Bill O'Reilly threw in the word 'successful' that Dick Morris changed his mind. "You've convinced me," he said.

And I think it's true as well. I don't think there's any denying that if we have another attack on American soil by someone associated with Al-Qaeda, Barack Obama will not be elected to a second term. My personal opinion is that he may already be just a one-term president, but that's for another day.

The American people have to feel safe. As it stands right now, Barack Obama is not acting tough enough. He's not sending a clear message to would-be terrorists that we mean business, and you better not mess with us. That's the message he must send loud and clear. These people who are running these terrorist groups will use any sign of weakness to their advantage. I think it's safe to say that Al-Qaeda feared President Bush. They knew there would be dire consequences if an attack were made. Barack Obama has made the argument repeatedly that the prison at GITMO has been used by Al-Qaeda as a recruitment tool. I think the fact that he's decided to close it actually serves to embolden terrorists more. It's a victory for them. When Barack Obama says we will not torture, it is a victory for Al-Qaeda. When people hop onto planes with bombs strapped to their underwear and they get court trials, Al-Qaeda becomes, in their minds, a winner.

Barack Obama is viewed as a weak president, and that's going to hurt his presidency, and it may wind up hurting Americans as well.

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