If there was any doubt about where Obama stands in the spectrum of political philosophy, it will be eradicated with this news: Vladimir Putin has endorsed Barack Obama in the 2012 reelection. Yeah, that’s right. The man who invaded The Republic of Georgia for no legitimate reason; the man who controls the state media; the man who rigs elections, and the man who runs on a seemingly permanent power trip is endorsing our president. Seem a bit odd?

But this endorsement simply follows even more extreme endorsements from other world leaders in recent weeks. Raul Castro’s daughter (in a move I strongly believe is supported by her father) threw her support behind the president, saying this:

“I believe that Obama needs another opportunity and he needs greater support to move forward with his projects and with his ideas, which I believe come from the bottom of his heart.”

But the most staggering endorsement comes from the president of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez (who recently “won” yet another election). In an interview, Chavez remarked: “Obama is a good guy” and went on to essentially endorse Barack Obama for reelection, saying that he was sure Obama would vote for him if he could.

Is it just me, or is there a problem here? This may seem trivial on the surface, but it has much greater implications. This is why: Some of the policies Barack Obama has put into place mirror the political beliefs of these dictators. In addition to that, Barack Obama’s policies are making America appear weak in the eyes of other nations. As our economy weakens, so does our image on the world stage. Vladimir Putin, Hugo Chavez and Raul Castro all run their countries as Marxist dictatorships. Some appear worse than others, but the through-line is pretty clear. They all have an agenda, and they will all benefit from Obama’s reelection. Between creating a weaker America and implementing semi-socialist policies, Obama has bolstered these dangerous nations.

When an American president has world dictators lavishing praise and endorsements on him, what does that say about that president? It speaks volumes. It says that our president speaks to their radical beliefs in some way, and that our country, in time, will very likely fall as far as they have into socialist doctrine and eventual corruption.

This will all take time, but if we keep going down this path, it is a sure bet. What’s more, these psychopaths have political histories as sordid as an episode of Rubicon. These are men who lie and cheat and kill as if it’s their second nature. An endorsement from them is an endorsement from hell.

In then end, I would ask these questions:

1. Above every other issue, what matters to you most? Social issues and economic issues are indeed of massive importance, but our security trumps them all. If we are not secure, what else matters?

2. Should a strong country be feared by dictators, or praised by them?

3. If a president is being endorsed and praised by a series of our country’s greatest enemies, is that a president who is keeping our country safe?

I would wager to say that the answers to these questions are fairly obvious. This is not a muddled issue; this is as clear as day.

My questions are these: regardless of where you stand on any one issue, are you willing to vote for a president who, as evidenced by his recent endorsements, is creating a less secure America? Are you willing to reelect a president who is praised by men who suppress and kill their own people; who keep a strangle-hold over their citizens, and who are widely regarded as enemies of our country? I would hope not.

In the end, I believe that our security trumps everything else, because it is the umbrella under which everything else is able to operate. What matters to you? If the security of our country tops your list, vote for Mitt Romney on November 6th.


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