Obama was, is unqualified to lead U.S.

In 2008, U.S. voters elected Barack Hussein Obama president of the United States, a man whose experience résumé would not have qualified him to manage the local Walmart.

This son of a Kenyan Muslim and leftist mother parachuted onto our national political scene with a murky educational background and murkier associations, among them “Old Frank” Marshall Davis, a card-carrying Communist; Saul Alinsky’s successor, Jerry Kellman; former Weather Underground leaders Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn; convicted swindler Tony Rezco; billionaire currency manipulator George Soros; and 20 years in the congregation of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s “black liberation theology” church.

Lured by the siren song of “hope and change,” we elected a president who had never run a business, never met a payroll, never served in the military and not even completed one term as U.S. senator, giving him responsibility for managing a $1.6 trillion U.S. economy, directing a federal workforce of more than 2 million employees and serving as commander in chief of the U.S. military.

In less than four years, Obama has added $6 trillion to the U.S. debt – now more than $16 trillion – much of it borrowed from Communist China. He has sharply curtailed offshore and other drilling permits on federal lands and blocked the Keystone Pipeline from bringing Canadian oil to U.S. refineries. Gas prices soar at the pump, Unemployment reaches all-time highs. The Middle East is in flames. Iran is rapidly progressing toward nuclear weapons capability.

Behind the scenes, Obama pushes for steeper cuts in the U.S. military, including reducing our nuclear arsenal to a level that would eliminate our historic deterrence to a first strike by hostile nuclear powers. He offers no plan for the future except more of the same failed and dangerous policies.

Are we willing to continue to gamble our nation’s future of this man?

Virgil R. Pulliam

Durango