Dear Editor:

Clint Eastwood, American icon, added to his stellar achievements by takin’ it to Barrack Obama . In a highly original bit of stagecraft at the Republican convention, the cinema tough guy defined obummer forever as an empty chair. And said: “We own this country. Politicians are employees of ours … It’s important that you realize that you’re the best in the world … and when somebody does not do the job, we got to let them go.”

Eastwood rightly called 23 million unemployed Americans “a national disgrace,” worthy of tears, and charged that Obama was barely interested. Moments later, Sen. Marco Rubio declared, “Our problem with President Obama isn’t that he’s a bad person … our problem is he’s a bad president.” Sorry, but he is both. As good as America and her people are (“the best in the world,” per Eastwood), we are being led by an unworthy.

This president has wasted our treasure and the treasure of generations to come on follies and corruption, has spat on our traditions, our institutions and our liberties, has shredded our Constitution — all to “fundamentally transform America” into a weaker, ungloried thing. His mission is to humble and even shame the greatest nation history has seen.

And so, at Obama’s direction, American power wanes. The world reels. Obama’s “empty chair” foreign policy is a purposeful relinquishing of projected U.S. strength abroad. The gathering storm of great global hatreds and evils, held in check for generations by spilled American blood, threatens us and those who have trusted us.

Obama has, unbeknownst to most of his people, at the same time manipulated and supported dozens of regime changes world wide, installing unimaginably brutal and diabolical men. For the first time in their lives and ours, the power shifts: American weakness invites the unleashed ugliness of tyranny, and a new Dark Ages. You can see its beginnings in violent protests worldwide. It’s not too late to reverse course. But we’ve got to let Obama go.

You re-elect this guy, and mark my words, we’ll pass the tipping point: a majority of Americans will no longer believe in America as “the land of opportunity,” where greatness is possible. And they may well be right. Instead, many lives will be defined by lost opportunity. What’s at stake in November is the survival of America’s work ethic, optimism, and most of all — the American dream.

Obama is targeting the youth because they don’t remember America. They haven’t been taught America. To them, Obama and the Democrats are America. This grim place where there are no jobs and no prospects and boarded-up businesses, is the only America they know. And that’s why we have to save this nation for them. They don’t know!

It’s also why the regime is happy to write off the elderly (hello, death panels). Because the elderly are the ones who do remember what America was. And they still know how ta love her.

It’s time for the voters to restore this great and good land of our founders. Let’s not make the same mistake again. Vote for the American.

Jim Sawicki

This story was posted on October 17, 2012.