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Being Thankful in Barack Obama’s America

Thursday, November 26, 2015 9:15
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Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! I hope you’re having a blessed day with friends and family, spending time being as American as it gets: spending time with loved ones, remembering tradition, thinking about the settling of our great country, eating way too much and blaming your sudden exhaustion on a chemical found in turkey meat, and watching football.

We do have plenty to be outraged about, to be sure. Heck, it’s our job here at RedState to find the things that are outrageous and expose them. However, we are also aware that, even in Barack Obama’s America, there is plenty to be thankful for. Take a moment and consider these small, but very important contributions to America courtesy of the Obama Administration.

First, Republicans (even with the loss of the governor’s mansion in Louisiana) have enjoyed a massive sweep of both houses of Congress, many more governor’s mansions, and a massive amount of state legislatures. The GOP has done well under Barack Obama’s tenure. One would hope that they sit down for their Thanksgiving meals and thank the president for their gains.

On a related note, we need to be thankful for the absolute obliteration of the Democrats’ bench, which has no one prepared to take on national prominence. Mr. Obama is term-limited, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) 15% has little remaining power, Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) 11% is retiring, and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) 10% is Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) 10%. These are their national leaders. Hillary Clinton will likely be their presidential candidate, and things continue to look bad for her campaign. Her opponents are little more than jokes, with Bernie Sanders, an avowed socialist and noted lunatic, being her only credible threat.

We also need to thank Mr. Obama, who has helped America realize just how bad government expansion is. The vast majority of Americans distrust the government as a whole, which can really help set the table for the reduction of government. Increased government has given us Obamacare, the near-militarization of the police force, an IRS that targets political opponents, and other negative stories. At the same time, a Congress and a President that can’t and won’t work together have lowered trust in both institutions.

Finally, we need to be thankful for the President’s foreign policy (or lack thereof) because, historically, Republicans have a much easier time winning the presidency on foreign policy issues than domestic ones. Mr. Obama’s complete mismanagement of the ISIS situation has left the region, and the world as a whole, destabilized, and ripe for a war hawk to come in and promise swift action to return the nation to the forefront of global affairs in order to end many of these threats.

I realize America is in a sorry state thanks to the President of these United States, but please remember that the long game is also important, and he has done a lot to help ours. It won’t be impossible to turn it around. It will be tough, though. Luckily, we have enough young, motivated leaders (thanks for that, too, Mr. President!) to bring us back to where we were, and beyong.

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