I would not worry so much about the fate of this Republic if I believed they Obama were simply incompetent, stupid, or "feckless" as Sen. McCain says. There has always been, in my recollection whicht goes back to FDR days, a group of leftists in the democrat party who were ashamed of this country and either apologized for it or wanted to see it humbled. Obama has accomplished both objectives. His First act as president was a much publicized "apology tour". Since then his policies, both foreign and domestic have succeeded in humiliating this nation in the eyes of friend and foe. His Second foreign policy disaster was canceling the Missile Defense System in Poland in the face of opposition from Russia. His Third foreign policy was the failure to negotiate a "status of forces agreement" with Iraq. And now ISIS gives us the finger! Then, of course, there was the "reset" debacle with Russia and the whispered "flexibility with Putin" promise. The consequence is that Russia under the ex KGB Colonel Putin has taken part of Ukraine [Crimea} and is moving to take more. His success domestically has paralleled his foreign policy successes. First there was the $850 billion that went, only Obamma and God know where. Obamma later admitted with a smirk that there were no "shovel ready jobs". Then there is Obammacare and the disaster it has wrecked on the healthcare and the economy of the nation. Obamma has successfully managed to extend the recession he inherited for 5 years and is pushing for 8 years. Every policy he has advanced, whether passed by Congress or imposed dictatorially, has exacerbated the recession. Obamma has been remarkable successful, I would say beyond his and his backers wildest dreams. This country is militarily about where it was in 1939 after 6 years of Roosevelt! But Roosevelt and some of his advisors wanted to defend Communist Russia against Hither and that changed everything! Obamma and his advisors only want to do more damage. I have been saying this since 2008 and I see evidence that I was correct.