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So What's Good about Barack Obama?

So What's Good about Barack Obama?
By Theodore King
Published with permission
A few months ago, a friend of mine contacted me about writing something after having read my book, The War on Smokers and the Rise of the Nanny State, and wanted me to contribute something for their Web site.  What I was asked to write was almost impossible: find something redeeming about Barack Obama.  This is a task I put off for months.  Unless you are a radical, left-wing, practitioner of the dark arts of Lenin or Mao, you would be hard pressed to find much, if anything, redeeming about the man. 
Just writing President in front of Obama is painful enough, let alone finding something redeeming about him.  But after much thought, I think I have found it.  President Obama smokes!  Yes, he’s a smoker.  Which also makes him a huge hypocrite because he has pushed Congress to pass the SCHIP tax on tobacco products for the expansion of the unconstitutional federal health-care coverage for children.   A great many cigarette smokers are poor; so he has actually favored a tax on the poor.  Taxing the poor is something he would never admit doing, but do it he has.   He also pushed Congress to pass expanded powers for the Food and Drug Administration to regulate (harass) tobacco producers.  And he is responsible for national health care, forcing citizens to buy insurance.  The federal government cannot constitutionally make anyone purchase insurance of any kind.  But what does the Constitution mean to a disciple of Saul Alinsky?  Of course, what did the Constitution ever mean to George W. Bush or Bill Clinton or countless others of their predecessors? 
Smoking is a good thing for the chief executive of the federal government to do, and it is an activity which benefits the citizenry, as I shall explain.  As president, he is faced with a myriad of crises, which lead to stress.  Smoking reduces stress.   When faced with a crisis, a calm-collected chief executive is a chief executive who will make more level- headed decisions.  Of course, a level-headed Mr. Obama is still a danger to the nation.  Also, smoking is an appetite suppressant, which is undoubtedly a contributing factor to the president’s slim frame.  Think of all those fat people out there.  What if more of you smoked?  You, too, might lose weight and be transported to “Flavor Country.”  Also, should Mr. Obama keep smoking, he may die later of respiratory complications, but he will not likely die from Parkinson’s disease.  The medical establishment is loath to admit this, but smoking reduces the risk of contracting Parkinson’s.  [1]
When one considers the damage Mr. Obama has done to our Constitution and his reckless abandon for the fiscal health of the nation (we never talk about that kind of health anymore) with a debt at 13 Trillion, 431 Billion, 76 Million dollars [2] and counting as of 11:20 pm CDT on August the 23rd, it is reasonable to suggest that Barack Obama should be impeached, arrested, and convicted of high treason.  I do favor his right to smoke in prison, though.
I should note that the man has said he has stopped smoking or is stopping or will stop or something like that, but I, like other intelligent Americans, don’t believe him except when he forthrightly states his intention fundamentally to transform the United States of America.  I believe him.
About Theodore King
Theodore J. King is an Oklahoma native who graduated from Northeastern State University in 1996. He spent a summer at the Republican National Committee in 1994, worked at the National Right to Work Committee, and spent time working on the Hill in Washington D.C. In 1999, he was a temporay employee with Congressman Kevin Brady of Texas and later worked for the Media Research Center in Alexandria, Virginia. He served as our Washington D.C. correspondent for our From Washington page before returning to Oklahoma in 2001, and continues his reports with The Federal Page.
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