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Charlie Daniels: Sorry, Obama – Americans Are Not Who You Thought They Were

Charlie Daniels
By Charlie Daniels | June 24, 2019 | 10:18 AM EDT

Charlie Daniels

When I hear people say that former President Obama is responsible for the good economy we are experiencing, it reminds me of a statement he made about manufacturing jobs in America.

The former president said, “… some of those jobs of the past are just not gonna come back,” and questioned Donald Trump’s ability to do what he was promising, to bring back manufacturing jobs. Obama even went on to mockingly ask, “What magic wand do you have?”

And statements about the new reality, a scenario where America must accept a reduction in lifestyle, a downgrading of our economy and acceptance of our industry moving out of the country and taking good paying jobs with them to nations with much lower pay scales, where they manufacture products and sell them in the USA without penalty.

I don’t think Barack Obama really wanted to see America be all it could be. I believe Obama saw America as a bully, as an expansionist nation forcing our will on the world at large, a repressive tyrant that needed to be brought down a notch or two and take its place in the New World Order, a placating, passive nation of repentant supplicants, forever apologizing for our greatness and paring it down by sharing it with the world.

I think the statements Obama made to describe those he so disagreed with and feared – the ones about people clinging to their “guns” or “religion” and that America is “no longer just a Christian nation” – most clearly define the disparity of his ideas about America.

Most all the people I associate with believe in Almighty God and own guns that they will never give up without a fight. And I don’t know where President Obama got his stats, but America is still, by and large, a Christian nation.

I think what he meant was that the people who clung to their God and guns and practiced Christianity were standing in the way of the kind of future he envisioned for America, where the government controlled everything, setting itself up as some kind of pseudo-deity.

Christians will never accept government as their god, and people with guns are willing to protect their stand against any government who would infringe on their beliefs.

Obama’s third term, insofar as intent and policy, was to be carried on by Hillary Clinton.

But along came Donald Trump, a New York real estate developer and former television star – brash, abrasive, pugnacious, plain-spoken, and afraid of no one – who could trade punches with any politician or pundit, and who was willing to stand toe to toe with any detractor and insist that his concept of America was totally different from Obama, Clinton, et al.

He believed – and made the disenfranchised believe – that those jobs Obama declared gone forever could come back, that America could drill, frack and pump our way out of the clutches of oil producing countries in the Middle East who hate our guts.

He believed in the sanctity of life and stood against the wholesale abortion policies of Obama.

He was pro-gun, pro-Israel, embraced Christianity and told us that with the easing of regulations and some sane tax policy that the manufacturing jobs we had lost, or basically given away under Obama could be brought back on shore.

He told us that NAFTA was a bad deal for us and should be either renegotiated or abolished. He told us that China had for decades taken advantage of our lax trade policies and should be made to toe the line – with tariffs if necessary.

He told us he wanted to “Make America Great Again” and that GDP numbers in the 2 percent range were totally unacceptable.

He told us we needed a wall to help stem the overwhelming flow of people and drugs across our borders.

He told us he would appoint Supreme Court justices who would level the playing field against the liberal onslaught of the Obama appointees.

And despite the biggest and most concentrated all-out war by Democrats, media and even some establishment members of his own party, using government agencies, false FISA court warrants, and a U.S. Senator who has turned his whole tenure into trying to impeach him, he has been able to deliver on most of what he promised.

What do you think?

Pray for our troops, our police and the peace of Jerusalem.

God Bless America

Charlie Daniels

— Charlie Daniels

Charlie Daniels is a legendary American singer, song writer, guitarist, and fiddler famous for his contributions to country and southern rock music. Daniels has been active as a singer since the early 1950s. He was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry on January 24, 2008.

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