Monday, July 28, 2014

The Obama Administration + Congress Inflict Lasting Wounds On The Entire Nation

An actress was sentenced to 18 years for sending ricin to Obama. BHO was never in danger because the poison was sent to the Oval Office...WH Press Secretary

In a few six years, we've watched how this administration and Congress were able to converge incompetence in domestic and foreign policy. While other administrations were not immune to doing  some of the same, this administration actually felt and often boasted about how this type of transformation was good for America as well as the rest of the world. Instead we've seen many destabilized regions in the world become even more destabilized. Domestically, we seen much of the same. In the past, on this blog, I've asked many questions. I've also challenged  the credibility and validity of many of the policies of this administration. Some of these included, but were not limited to, the following:

  • "Leading from behind" leads to a leaderless nation. In other words, the problem with leading from behind is eventually no one will be following.
  • Is America becoming a nation of broken windows under this administration? I asked that question one year ago last month. I asked it after reading a piece by Thomas Sowell. At the time, he wrote this: "When Barack Obama squanders his own credibility with his glib lies, he's not just injuring himself during his time in office. He's inflicting a lasting wound on the nation as a whole." Sowell added we have only ourselves to blame considering Obama was elected twice. I'm obliged to add most of these wounds have been self-inflicted.
  • After reviewing these last six years, I'm also obliged to ask---as I have in the passed---can this administration and Congress do anything right? To be fair, government does do some things right. For example, the FAA does a pretty good job of keeping our skies safe considering the number of aircraft in the air at any one time (by the way, 5000 according to Flightradar 24). CDC does commendable work. And although they are under construction much of the time, the interstate highway system is a wonder to behold. But beyond those, it certainly appears much of what this administration touches turns to crap.
  • Regarding foreign policy, it's not even necessary to list all the failures here (it's a damn long list). All anyone needs to know is we've had two people in charge of that foreign policy in the last six years: Hillary Clinton and J. F. Kerry now. That's all you need to know. In addition, American "leadership" in foreign policy has been ambiguous and ambivalent. We saw that on display with Syria (the disappearing red line) and our initially taking sides with moderate rebels who only committed moderate war crimes. In short, from Libya to Israel, our foreign policy has been inept.
  • And just as inept, this administration doesn't appear to have a clue how to deal with Islamic homicidal maniacs. Even as I write this, Christians are being slaughtered on a daily basis in the Islamic world.  For example, Persecution.Org reports that Boko Haram alone has murdered over 1600 Christians in the last six months alone (two times as many as last year). Iraq is being emptied of most of its Christian communities. Yet, this administration has largely been silent about this ongoing holocaust. Hashtag diplomacy doesn't appear to be working.
  • And while I can go on a list a plethora of addition problems created and/or not managed well by this administration and Congress,  more dangerous failures and actions have been apparent in the attacks on our freedoms and liberties. We've seen how political ideologues used the nation's laws (when they don't break many of those laws themselves) against American citizens.  Wayne LaPierre, executive VP of the NRA, wrote recently: "Obama's promise of the 'most transparent administration in history' has morphed into the 'most lawless administration in history.'"
  • We used to be a nation that was both feared and respected. The global community turned to us for guidance, protection and leadership. That's fading quickly and the damage will most likely last for decades. We can only hope the good people step up before it really is too late.
Postscript: Since this was posted, we now know---via Gruber---that Obamacare was indeed based on lies. In addition, Obama announced his immigration plan and vetoing the Keystone Pipeline flipping Americans the bird yet again.