I know at this point it is hard not to conclude that President Barack Hussein Obama is completely and utterly incompetent. Defending his intellect is a daunting task given his refusal to learn from mistakes and his dogged determination to pursue a bankrupt ideology. However, I am reminded of the story of General George C. Marshall who British Prime Minister Winston Churchill called the "organizer of victory" after World War II. Six years later as country after country fell under Communist domination Senator Joseph McCarthy actually commented that "If Marshall were merely stupid, the laws of probability would dictate that part of his decisions would serve this country's interest." The occasion of that comment was the victory of the Chinese Communists over the Nationalist Chinese who were allies of the
. The implication was that General Marshall was helping the Communists expand their influence around the world. United States
I don’t resurrect this issue to imply that
was a traitor or stupid – neither is true. What we know now with the benefit of 20/20 hindsight is that Communists were wildly successful in infiltrating our government. In particular infiltration of the State Department where Marshall Marshall was serving as Secretary of State surrounded Marshal with communists who provided absolutely terrible advice – unless you were rooting for Joseph Stalin and the Soviet Union. Given the revelations of the Venona Project and the vast amount of intelligence that is still streaming in after the fall of the Soviet Union, this is irrefutable today. Inside Washington, DC leftist political hacks undermined Marshall’s confidence and trust in Chiang Kai-shek (a bit of a rouge to be sure) that lead to the withdrawal of support. Inevitably that lead to Mao’s subjugation of over a billion Chinese and the death of as many as 70 Million at the hands of the Mao’s Communists. Probably the most successful espionage effort in the history of the world. US
The ghost of Chiang must have whispered to Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak “I could have told you this would happen.” Now we have a President whose experience can’t even compare to Second Lieutenant Marshall much less the architect of victory in World War II. While the various departments of the
government are probably not riddled with communists controlled and directed by a foreign power, our government is riddled with leftists (Liberals, Socialists, Progressives, Democrats, whatever). This leads to the dangerous group-think that has produced the incremental socialism creeping constantly forward from the Departments of Education, Justice, Energy, Health and Human Services, etc. etc. Couple that with the fact that Obama has surrounded himself with people of little accomplishment harvested from the Nation’s leading socialist factories (Harvard, US Princeton, MIT, etc.) and we have the recipe that has resulted in the current disaster.
Therefore to paraphrase Joe “If Obama were merely stupid, the laws of probability would dictate that part of his decisions would serve this country's interest." Of course, they have not. Getting rid of Obama is important, but slashing the Federal Government is absolutely essential as they are supporting Obama with advice and continuing to move the socialist ball down the field. You could fire 100 people at random in the Department of Education and nearly all of them would deserve it. The same is true of the Environmental Protection Agency and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.
One of the positive results of slashing the Federal Government under President Perry will be firing tens of thousands of people who richly deserve it.