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10 disasters America will face if Obama gets a second term

In today’s Washington Post, I argue that while electing a transformational conservative president may not be in the cards this November, stopping a transformational liberal president still is. The damage of a second Obama term could be potentially irrevocable. I asked a number of conservative thinkers what they feared most from a second term, and compiled this list of the top ten disasters that would befall America if Obama were re-elected this fall:

1.    Obamacare will not be repealed.

2.    The unprecedented levels of spending in Obama’s first four years will become the new floor, as America sets new records for fiscal profligacy and debt.

3.    Job creators will face massive tax increases, and more Americans will come off the tax rolls—resulting in fewer citizens with a stake in keeping taxes low and more with a stake in protecting benefits.

4.    Government dependency, already at record levels, will continue to grow.

5.    Four lost years in dealing with the entitlement crisis will become eight—digging us into a hole from which we may not be able to emerge.

6.    Obama, unworried about the impact of gas and electricity prices on his reelection, will finally wage the regulatory war on fossil fuels the Left demands.

7.    He will unleash the Environmental Protection Agency to impose crushing new burdens on U.S. business.

8.    His administration’s assault on religious freedom will go on and expand to new areas.

9.    The Defense Department will be gutted, with cuts so deep that America will no longer be a superpower.

10.    Obama could have the opportunity to appoint more liberal Supreme Court justices, ending the Roberts court in all but name for a generation.

This is, of course, not a complete list—not by a long shot. I’d be interested what readers and my fellow AEI scholars think: What’s missing from this litany of impending disasters?

286 thoughts on “10 disasters America will face if Obama gets a second term

  1. Anna, I am sorry about your employment status. Most people are not blaming Bush Bush Bush despite what you see and hear on the fake news. Most of us realize that its taken the better part of 30 years to get where we are. One of my many points has been that we would be in this situation regardless of the presidency, yes maybe we would be recovering faster if there was a rep president but he/she would only continue to ramp up the situation that got us here, maybe you would have a low paying job with poor working conditions but for how long? Not to mention he/she would have to be in the pocket of the Tea Baggers. We should learn a lesson. Gridlock is what you get when you elect a bunch of small minded and short sighted bigoted armatures. You complain about the deficit and these idiots have cost us billions in interest due to the debt ceiling debacle. Congress and the Senate fight over pennies. Yes you are correct. He is just one man, you want to make a difference then vote for your local politician, or better yet get involved and run for congress. You will only work a few weeks a year, get great pay, a great pension plan, health insurance and nobody will ever take it from you. Maybe you will get a chance to cut the social security the govt is keeping you and your family fed with. Price skyrocketing on everything under Obama? My budget doesnt reflect that, Prices started to climb about the time the ethanol subsidies took off, like big oil they too have been buying politicians to increase their bottom line at our expense. Why you ask? Because corn is in everything. Just like everything the Govt subsidizes for longer than necessary the price skyrockets. Lets start connecting the dots.

    ignoramus? Look in the mirror.

    • ok i can’t take it anymore we have been doing this too long if obama gets another 4 years botttom line people will regret their votes and when they do i don’t wanna hear the crying of why didn’t i listen to romney i’m sick of telling people i told you so and so is everyone else so we shall see what happens

  2. American conservatives, the majority of which live in states with the lowest scores for education and highest for crime, are the the only people on the entire freaking planet who don’t like Obamacare. And all other countries with health care scratch their heads in confusion at them. Yes, even the conservatives in those countries. I’m not sure how Obama is limiting your freedom of religion. Giving other people freedom you already have is not taking away your freedom. Unless you think your freedom is “freedom to stop other people from being equal and practicing their own religion instead of being able to bully them all into Christianity.” If you want religion in schools you have to realize there are other religion out there besides your own.

    • we have lost the freedom we are not allowed to say the pledge of allegiance we can’t have bibles or anything in our schools with god or jesus by we have to allow everyone else the religion and shit us christians have lost that right jane are you dumb or blind or both? if you don’t want to do it thats on you but the kids and adults that choose to aren’t allowed its bullshit!!!!!

      • My grandchildren say the Pledge everyday. I don’t know where you live, but that is up to your State, not the federal government.

        People have no good common sense when they blame Obama from everything to what their schools will and won’t do to what kind of ammo they are allowed to buy.

        States rights wind up being more restrictive than the Federal government on many issues. Before you complain about something find out where the root cause is, then you can actually try to do something about it!

        Just blaming the feds for everything is really ignorant.

        • You want to talk about don’t blame the feds for everything is really ignorant. Take a look at how everyone has blamed Bush for everything, something could happen now and Bush could still get the blame for it and he has been in office for four years. It’s like it’s ok to talk all the smack you want about Bush but god forbid we say anything about Obama the first thing people want to say is racism.

    • @Jane: Where are these states on which you so profoundly refer to? If you look at the public education system which is liberal to its root; has become a saddened disappointment. Obamacare is socialized medicine, which means taxes are needed to fund it. If businesses lay off workers or enact a hiring freeze due to the tax burden; meaning they would have to provide under the provisions of Obama’s health care the taxes necessary to keep it in place. Such a tax burden will bring thier profit margin to low records thus forcing layoffs and hiring freezes I mentioned early. Maybe you’re one of those have nots who demand from the haves a cut of what they have worked so hard for.

  3. Oboma is gonna kill us by 4 years u will prov. Be dead so um yea don’t cry whe that happenes hes gonna take away everyones gun so u will have no protection when we go in war and he is gonna put a tracker in us nd if u don’t get it then u will not be able to buy food there. 4 u will die. And if u get the tracked it means u deny Christ so when u die u go to hell. He is also taking money away from everyone. Etc. Don’t u c Wat’s gonna happen. I will pray for u. No wait?!?! Why should I?? Ur doing it to ur self. God……(while I can still say that word)

      • What we should do is clean house in Washington give everyone their pink slips and start over !!!!!!!!!! If you like liars keep voting for your friend OBAMA Who cares less about you or our country!!!! You wanted change how’s that change now??? People better drink some coffee and open your eyes and ears!!!Go see Obama 2016
        still playing in the theatres!!!!

    • where do we find these grate amerikan spellers. Bunch of skeeters here.

      As I read these posts, I remember the kids who just sat back and didn’t work hard to learn spelling, math and those other important subjects that get us through life.

      Instead, we have a bunch of people who are sheep, can’t think for themselves and just luv them fox idiots.

      Stupid leading the stupid.

      Wake up! This is what is killing my beloved America.

  4. OK folks, here is the plain and simple truth. Barack Obama came into office with a socialist agenda. People were so mesmerized by this fast-talkin’ shister, that they voted for him, not knowing anything about him or his true intentions. After four years in office, he has divided this country, and has plans to destroy the american way of life. IF he is re-elected, most of the freedoms we have enjoyed for over 200 years will vanish. Sounds radical doesn’t it. Well, if we don’t vote this clown out of office, all that you have worked for and hoped for, will simply disappear and your lives and your children and grandchildren, will never see the standard of living that we have enjoyed up to this point. Obama is a dangerous man and if we allow this tyrant to complete his intended mission, America will fall. You will witness the greatest involuntary transfer of wealth and opportunity, ever seen on this planet. Look around and reflect upon the damage that he has already done to our culture and our society. He hates america and does not consider americans to be worthy of anything we have accomplished. He despices our constitution and will change or eliminate any part of it that does not agree with his “vision” for this country. And lastly, if Obama is re-elected, no one will be allowed to state what I have stated herein. This will be considered a criminal act and punishable by imprisonment. This will be the “NEW” america. Think about it folks. This is the most critical time america has ever faced. Vote Obama out, or be prepared to loose everything you have and to resign yourself to live in a very strict society, which will resemble russia under Stalin and Lenin. This is no joke, we’re in trouble !

  5. If Obama wins reelection; the white middle class male, the same ones who start and own small businesses, the same people who believe in working and pulling-yourself-up-by-your-own-bootstraps, the same ones who believe in and support America—these are the class of people who will quickly become the most despised minority in the country.

    The day after Obama is re-elected, the small business owners and job creators might just as well pull down their pants, bend over, and take their scr*wing like a man.

    • job creators? the walmarts and koch brothers. They freaking pay crap to your white breathen so they can make what? over 125 billion dollars between them walmart heirs. Give me a break. If you think they care about you, you’re a bigger fool than any liberal out there.

      If that’s the case, I just hope you have gone to your boss and told him you’d work for less than minimum wage so that he/she can continue being a job creator.

  6. My predictions are:
    1. The middle class will grow due to the policy of the last four years, which leads to..
    2. The economy wil be at or near full steam at the end of 2013
    3. There will be a significant reduction of deficit due to a modest tax increase for the wealthiest Americans and a broadening of the tax base.
    4. Liberal leaning justices will be appointed to the Supreme Court leading the Roberts Court to a long string of historic popular judgements that return America to the world leader it was before George W. Bush.

  7. Well, I am one of those that voted for Obama but have realized the error of my ways. I voted for Reagan the first time too. So, here is a short list of things that may/will happen. The first addresses the so-called health care law which is in fact more government/NWO control over the American populace, cut off the head and the body will follow. Starting next March, we will all have to have dog chips implanted in us to supposedly weed out the people who aren’t eligible to receive health care, either they have it already or can afford it on their own. Watch out for the cyanide these chips contain, to be used on us when we become unsustainable by Agenda 21. Then there’s the 6000 storm troops, an addition to Obama’s illegal army, that will control us if we don’t bow to the HCL. This means they will come after me if I don’t get the chip. Then, there is the IRS that will administer the law. What gives the IRS any experience in running so-called health care?
    NONE! It’s all about controlling us, not health care. My insurance is going up $4500/year because of the health care law. Then there is all of the other things Obama and his NWO minions want to eliminate and control, basically destroying the USA. I never was a birther, I thought these people were full of hot air and just trying to make noise or trouble. Then, I saw the long form Donald got the administration to produce. It is a total fraud, just like Obama. Obama’s entire family background and the way he made it to the top is completely fraudulent. The last document expert online I saw examined the birth certificate from a layman’s point of view and he pinpointed at least 20 outstanding frauds, starting with the fact it is a copy of a copy. He came to the same conclusions I did. Someone was really stupid to let this out and couldn’t do a better job of forgery or they really want Obama outed. Obama is all about himself, the NWO and destroying the country. When he was on the Leno Show he admitted he couldn’t do math above the seventh grade level. How did he pass his high school exit exams, how did he pass the college entrance exams and how did he get into law school? How?!
    I could go on and on like most of you, just watch out for those other 20,000 domestic shock troops already to go to control us and the 450,000,000 extra rounds of wall penetrating ammo the American Gestapo has ordered!!!

    • This has nothing to do with RFID chips. 1 Hr3200 is not the bill that past, HR4872 is. 2 the national registry for the implants is a registry to track medically implantable devices like pace makers and such. No where in either bill does it say anyone has to be implanted with an RFID chip. You people almost had me but I took it one step further I read the Bills, I suggest you do the same and stop the fear mongering

  8. @ D. Hauronski

    Your predictions were:
    1. The middle class will grow due to the policy of the last four years, which leads to..
    2. The economy wil be at or near full steam at the end of 2013
    3. There will be a significant reduction of deficit due to a modest tax increase for the wealthiest Americans and a broadening of the tax base.
    4. Liberal leaning justices will be appointed to the Supreme Court leading the Roberts Court to a long string of historic popular judgements that return America to the world leader it was before George W. Bush.

    Do you stand by them now? We have 7 months to go…

  9. The Rev was right they came home to roost however Americans are getting hungery and tired of the bs by a gov. that does not respond to the needs of Americans. Most of of our children and many students know what and how America is being destroyed.History repeats itself we are on our way to becoming a Hitler style goverment. It will fail and those to blame will be tarred and feathered.By HSC

  10. I agree, this is all very scary. This has nothing to do with democrats and republicans, nothing to do with race or wealth. The entire system is inherently flawed and will never change, no matter which party is in power.

  11. Not to mention the 100 million Muslims he want to install in the country, many to become full US Citizens after jusdt 10 weeks (WTF???) in his quest to Islamize the Caliphate of America.

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