So while the health care debate has been going on, Obama has finished his treaty for disarming the United States, while not a soul noticed. Except the Kremlin, of course. Exactly on schedule, as I've warned repeatedly (for example, one out of many posts is http://robbservations.blogspot.com/2009/04/next-phase-in-obamas-rush-towards.html).
Seriously, this guy is evil like nothing I've ever seen in Washington, and his goal is nothing less than the destruction of the United States. Call me hyperbolic. Call me paranoid. I don't give a damn. I haven't been wrong about anything yet. It may be a wonderful thing to contemplate that Obama galvanized a lot of opposition to the Leftists/altruists in Washington, but Stalin galvanized a lot of opposition, too. That worked out well, didn't it?
Not that Obama is Stalin -- Obama would be the first guy to go if a Stalin came into power. Real thugs have no patience with two-bit ideologue thugs like Obama. Obama is just part of the road crew, paving the way.
The challenge for us now will be to try and preserve whatever we can of this country before all Obama's plans get fully enacted. To minimize the destruction for the rebuilding. If it's to happen at all. Though in my darker moments I think we're in 320BC in Athens... good ideas exist, but they're being drowned out in the milieu of the mob, who are on their way to the Colosseum for a sporting event. In that year, would you have thought the world was in for a couple thousand years of decline, barbarism, eventual blackness and real hard times that can't be bailed out with TARP money?
Note (I just can't stop ruminating -- the consequences for us down the road are just too awful, and dwelling on it is my form of hair-shirt therapy): Health care has been passed. Legal recourse is being pursued to have it ruled unconstitutional. How's that going to work? Obama has already put Sonia Sotomayor on the Supremes. In one month, John Paul Stevens (certainly no bastion of freedom, but oodles better than Sotomayor) will be retiring. Obama has control of the Senate for another 9 months. He will put another communist into the Supremes, and with Ginsberg and the other clones, Lord Voldemort will have solved the problem that plagued Roosevelt. The Supremes will be in his holster.
Meanwhile, he has managed to "negotiate" a treaty (is that the word, when you are working in league with the opposition?) with the Russians in record time. (How do you do that? Unless...You know, of course, that Obama's father worked for the Soviets?) And there will be time to ratify it in the Senate, if just a few Republicans accept Cornhusker kickbacks. (It requires a two-thirds majority.)
And don't be surprised if Cap and Trade rears its ugly head again. (See http://robbservations.blogspot.com/2010/03/agw-crowd-planning-to-fire-back-volley.html) He knows that a good juggler always keep three balls in the air (or grenades with pins pulled), because our eyes are usually on just one. If the press is helping, that is.
All this can be done before the Democrats lose control in the fall. Obama and "Ram it through" Emanuel have played it brilliantly. He never, ever planned on a 4 year term to get things done. His plan was always 2 years and nothing more. Much more could be said on that.
I'm sorely tempted to describe exactly how things play out over the next 100 years, at least in generalities. I like exact generalities. I'll leave it to your imagination for now. But think about the fact that the world is a very small place with a very large number of irrational people and if things go south and we collapse, the rest of the world follows very quickly (isn't it already? Greece, the Euro, etc) -- food, fuel, necessities, heat, light and security. Well, those things may come and go, give or take a war or ten. Very transient. And dodging that nuclear-tipped radar-guided cannon shell depends on stopping the chief SOB in Washington and reversing whatever policies he enacts. It's going to be a close call. You'll be able to shave with the shell as it whizzes by.
Kremlin source: New arms treaty ready for signing
By LYNN BERRY, Associated Press Writer Lynn Berry, Associated Press Writer – 19 mins ago
MOSCOW – A senior Kremlin official says the United States and Russia have reached an agreement on "all documents" necessary to sign a new nuclear arms treaty.
The Kremlin source spoke Wednesday by telephone to The Associated Press but would not elaborate.
President Barack Obama has briefed top lawmakers in Washington on the negotiations but so far U.S. officials have only said the final language is close.
Czech officials announced earlier Wednesday that Prague will host the signing of the new U.S.-Russian treaty to reduce long-range nuclear weapons that would replace the 1991 Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty.
The Russian ambassador to Prague, Alexey Fedotov, told Czech President Vaclav Klaus of the date for the signing, Klaus' presidential office said in a statement.
THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama briefed top lawmakers Wednesday on U.S. nuclear arms negotiations with Russia as administration officials reported that agreement on final language is close.
Obama spent an hour in the White House Situation Room with Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., its ranking Republican. Both would play a key role in Senate ratification of the emerging treaty.
Czech officials announced earlier Wednesday that Prague will host the signing of a new U.S.-Russian treaty to reduce long-range nuclear weapons. It was in that city where Obama last April committed the United States to seeking "a world without nuclear weapons."
As part of that strategy, he shook hands with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev last year on plans to sharply reduce the two countries' nuclear stockpiles. Obama and Medvedev had hoped to enshrine new limits in a replacement for the 1991 START accord, but that treaty expired last December as the talks dragged on.
Negotiations, which have been under way in Geneva, have centered on disputes over verification measures and Russia's objection to U.S. missile defense plans for Europe.
A senior administration official, speaking on condition of anonymity because no deal has been announced, confirmed reports about the expected signing venue.
"We are still working to finalize a new START treaty but we have talked to our Czech allies and the Russians about a signing in Prague when the treaty is finished," said the official. "Prague is where the president delivered a speech outlining his arms control and nonproliferation vision last spring and where we always wanted to do a signing."
The official added that the meeting with Kerry and Lugar was "part of our ongoing consultations with Congress on START negotiations."
Russian negotiators have balked at including some intrusive weapons verification measures in the new treaty. The administration has warned that without these, Senate ratification could prove difficult.
Any agreement would need to be ratified by the legislatures of both countries and would still leave each with a large number of nuclear weapons, both deployed and stockpiled.
The expired START treaty, signed by Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev and President George H.W. Bush, required each country to cut its nuclear warheads by at least one-fourth, to about 6,000, and to implement procedures for verifying that each side was sticking to the agreement.
The two sides pledged to continue to respect the expired treaty's limits on nuclear arms and allow inspectors to continue verifying that both sides were living up to the deal.
Obama and Medvedev agreed in July to cut the number of nuclear warheads each possesses to between 1,500 and 1,675 within seven years as part of a broad new treaty.