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Convictus | June 29, 2010

Now for the worst president in United States history.

As I said earlier, making value judgments depends on the beliefs of the judge.

My judgment is based on the belief that a president should try to direct his policies in conjunction with the limitations of the U. S. Constitution while affording equal respect to all citizens as best as that is humanly and reasonably possible.

I want him to strive to inspire, maintain and improve upon all Americans’ love and respect for their country.

I don’t want a super-patriot, what the French call a chauvinist, such as naval officer Stephen Decatur, who gave us those immortal words My country right or wrong–but always my country.

I want a president who will love his country and its people so much that he follow a mature religiously-based moral conscience in doing the right thing, though not all Americans will approve of his actions.

I want a president who will bring the people together without using our differences for political gain.

In a word I want a president like former South African president, Nelson Mandela, as depicted in the recent East-Holly-wood movie, Invictus.

I can’t really be certain that the former Marxist and political prisoner Mandela was anything like Morgan Freeman’s portrayal but is was an uplifting and hopeful portrayal just the same.

I was all aglow when Freeman made a direct effort to use the national rugby team, the Springboks, with only one black player, to bring his people together.

The most prejudiced principle was Mandela’s Head of Security and by the end of the film, he was hugging a white colleague after their world title victory.

As far as I could see that same spirit seemed alive and well a few weeks ago, some 15 years later when South Africa’s World Cup soccer team, Bafana, became the first home team to be ousted in the first round.

Mandela had just suffered the loss of his granddaughter in an auto accident and seemed subdued but still trying keep his nation together.

I kept thinking–wouldn’t it be great if we had a president that put the nation first–one who wished to enhance our two centuries of Exceptionalism, and help maintain its place as the envy of the world.

That’s not likely to happen under Barack Obama whom I think represents the personification of everything I do not want in a president.

Jimmy Carter can now go to his grave knowing that he no longer had to wear that ignominious worst president crown.

With our current president’s Chicago style of corruption that includes bullying, and thuggery, abetted by yellow and purple-shirts hoodlums, sweet deals, pay-offs, unilateral aggrandisement of power, any movie about Obama would more likely be called Convictus.


In talking about thuggery,  just read Tony Blankly’s column on Ken Salazar.

On CNN’s Sunday State of the Union show, Secretary of the Interior Salazar explained the Obama administration’s role in dealing with BP:

Our job basically is to keep the boot on the neck of British Petroleum to carry out the responsibilities they have both underthe law and contractually to move forward and stop this spill.

Now this tough talk happened right when BP was working feverishly to plug the leak.  Real leaders save the tough talk until AFTER the problem has been solved.   Where was our president during the aftermath of the spill?

Why does he seem to display a Hamletesque posture toward any legitimate national or regional crisis?

Or maybe it is the fact that the gulf states are mainly red states?

Salazar’s remarks were reminiscent of George Orwell’s character Winston Smith, who received this advice from O’Brien:

But always — do not forget this, Winston — always there will be the intoxication of power, constantly increasing and constantly growing subtler. Always, at every moment, there will be the thrill of victory, the sensation of trampling forever on an enemy who is helpless. If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face — forever.

But it doesn’t require an Orwell to understand the brutalizing, sadistic nature of the image of a boot on the neck.

Salazar’s Orwellian imagery reveals the temperament of the administration — which is to publicly brutalize the company that, whether they like it or not, they are going to have to work with to mitigate the environmental harm.

This is Obama’s style or what Michelle Malkin calls Chicago thuggery.

Eliot Ness call your office!

What does this say about the president’s deep hatred of American capitalism?

It seems that these bully tactics are fitting for all businesses, especially the demon of the moment.  First it was the insurance companies.

Then it was the bankers and now all the oil companies.

The president got a promise of $20 billion from BP.  That’s just the beginning.

Smells like another Shakedown, in the image of another Chicagoan, Jesse Jackson.

This president presides over the most anti-business administration in history and he seems intent on what the WSJ called the criminalization of business.

Oliver Stone’s Gordon Gekko personified all the evil businessmen in the country.  He went to jail and it seems the intention of the Obama administration all CEO’s belong there as well.  Now he’s back!

Greed is not good but businessmen seem to lust only for the profits from consumers choices.  What about government greed? They lust for all the money in this country and seem hellbent on taxing our wealth, spending it or inflating out of existence.

What about the greed of government that seems to lust for all the money in the private sector?  Are we to believe that government greed is good?

This encouraged Obama to issue a moratorium on all off-shore drilling in this country.  Much to the delight of the radical environmentalists who applaud his hatred of big business.

On a recent show Glenn Beck revealed that while Obama was against off-shore drilling for Americans, he was all for it when there were big profits in it for one of his key benefactors–George Soros.

Obama’s relationship with Soros, is just another example of his Chicago style of business.

George Soros’ hedge-fund has invested heavily in Petrobras the main Brazilian oil company to the tune of roughly $900 million, making it one of his hedge fund’s top investments.

He is also the prime mover of the Center for American Progress, founded by John Podesta who is a chief adviser to President Obama on energy policy, including the infamous Cap and Trade.

In 2009 Obama commits $2 billion to Petrobras just days after Soros’s investment.

Now a year later Obama uses a crisis to ban Petrobras’ American competition from opening new deepwater wells.

It’s all about failure!

Right after Obama’s election in 2008, Rush Limbaugh said that he wanted Obama to fail.  He took a lot of flak for his prescient comments.

There are those who believe that the president has sat on his hands with the clean-up on the Gulf Coast because he WANTS the crisis to continue.  He wants more people to fail so they will need his solutions.

There are so many books out there that expose our president’s agenda for America.  You must start reading them.

Start with Obamanomincs by Tim Carney.  But even more informative is Aaron Klein’s The Manchurian Candidate: Barack Obama’s Ties to Communists and Other anti-American Extremists.

Everything you have heard about Obama is detailed and analysed in this text.

Klein quotes David Horowitz with regard to his 2009 pamphlet Barack Obama’s Rules for Revolution: The Alinsky Model.

Writing about the sixties’ radicals strategy of boring from within, Horowitz wrote that Alinsky and his acolytes had infiltrated the War on Poverty and siphoned off funds for themselves.

Like termites they set about to eat away at the foundations of the building in expectation that they might cause it to collapse one day.

After understanding Obama’s agenda, all Americans should hope and pray that his policies end up in the graveside of history.

I would feel better about Obama if he had been raised by a pack of wolves, rather than the influences he experienced from avowed Communist Frank Marshall Davis and Sol Alinsky.

They were his mentors and they bent the twig that became the presidential timber that is in the White House

To those who know all these facts and still think Obama is a great president, I can only assume that they want America to fail or they are too dumb or insane to know what is happening.

If you seek more of my opinions on our current president, please check out my monthly essays at



  1. There is an amazing dissonance in seeing a man such as Obama act intentionally to hurt and destroy the United States, from the White House itself.

    He is no well-intentioned but overwhelmed and weak Jimmy Carter, He is not even a selfish and distracted Bill Clinton; he is a man who hates the USA, wants to destroy it, and who is unafraid to pursue such a path with eyes wide open.

    Who put him up to this? I think these people did:

    Comment by sasoc — June 29, 2010 @ 9:07 pm

  2. Bill, no doubt you have read about Keven Rudd the Prime Minister of Australia being deposed (if that is the correct (terminology). He was a God fearing man with high principles with the best interest of his country at heart.
    He was a wonderful family man and a Catholic.
    He made funds available for the Papal visitation for WYD which exceeded 150 million dollars for a country representing maybe a 25% catholic population, barely 12 months prior to the global finacial crisis which we survived, given to his leadership. The countries pensioners were given extra assistance and the official apology to our Indigenous and wards of the state abused in government and non -government institutions.
    He conceded to the Catholic Bishops Conference, NGO’s and other Human Rights organisations in relation refugees, to the point of Australia seen as a “soft touch”; that’s just to name a few.
    All Gospel Truths and Values in action.
    Therefore, a Godly canditate legitimately elected, cannot be guarranteed to see their full term in office and is not always the one who occupies the seat.
    America, a country much larger than Australia with a greater diversity, would no doubt be in the same position if these Gospel Values are found in one of your candidates. If it isn’t, it is indeed a lucky country.
    As a matter of interest, I personally didn’t vote for Mr Rudd, as I believed he would be leaned upon and caught up in religious political agendas and manipulated, which I have observed, turned out to be correct and contributed to the mutiny by his own political party.

    Comment by Lynne Newington — June 30, 2010 @ 2:04 am

  3. Thanks from the perspective from down under. Man of faih don’t seemed to last in an era that has no use for a personal God. He’s provides too much competition for the almighty self.

    Comment by bbprof — June 30, 2010 @ 2:37 am

  4. More of the “truth” BB. Thank you.
    I must say the the Democrats and Republicans whom are now serving as OUR representatives keep this Traitor in Office as he continues to destruct our culture Nation.

    Comment by Jim Vondras — July 1, 2010 @ 10:20 pm

  5. you can say that morgan freeman is one of the most versatile actors that we have today “”

    Comment by Cooker Hoods · — November 3, 2010 @ 11:25 pm

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After graduating from Holy Cross, Bill Borst earned an MA in Asian History from St. John's University and a Ph.D in American History from St. Louis University. (1972) A former New Yorker, he taught for many years in the St. Louis area, while also hosting a weekly radio show on WGNU from 1984-2006. He currently is a regular substitute for conservative Phyllis Schlafly on KSIV radio. (1320) He is the author of two books on social history, "Liberalism: Fatal Consequences," and "The Scorpion and the Frog: A Natural Conspiracy." He just retired as the Features editor of the Mindszenty Foundation Monthly Report. In his 11 years from 2003-2013 he wrote nearly 130 essays on Catholic culture and world affairs. Many in St. Louis also know him as the "Baseball Professor," because of a course that he offered at Maryville College from 1973-74. It was arguably the first fully-accredited baseball history course in the Midwest.The author of several short books on the old St. Louis Browns, he started the St. Louis Browns Historical Society in 1984. In 2009 his first two plays were produced on the local stage. "The Last Memory of an Ol' Brownie Fan," ran six performances at the Sound Stage in Crestwood and "A Perfect Choice" ran for two performances at the Rigali Center Theater in Shrewsberry. His third play, "A Moment of Grace," ran six performances at DeSmet High School in January of 2011with First Run Theater in January of 2011. He is currently working on a 4th play, "A Family Way," which is a comedy about a happy dysfunctional family. He can reached at







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