Hank  Adler

They're rioting in Paris, they're starving in Iraq. There's hurricanes in Florida; ISIS is on the attack. The President is vacationing, he has not a clue. ISIS hates the Christians, Hamas hates the Jew. Turks hate the Kurds, Putin hates the Ukraine. And Obama is on yet another political campaign!

But we can be tranquil, and thankful, and proud, For mans' been endowed with a mushroom-shaped cloud. And we know for certain that some lovely day

Someone will set the spark off, and we will all be blown away.

They're rioting in Paris, there are nuclear weapons in Iran. And the President plays golf each and every chance he can.

With apologies to the Kingston Trio.

The news last week that we have no plan with respect to ISIS should come as no surprise. We have no plan to protect our borders; we are a country without plans and without leadership. The President claims that he can do his job when he is vacationing or campaigning, but the results show that this claim does not rise to a half-truth. The only person he seems to be able to communicate with one on one is the guy in his mirror. Threatening to end run Congress on energy, climate and immigration is not the role of a President of the United States. It is not how government in a Republic is supposed to work.

Harry Reid has such a strangle hold on the U.S. Senate that Senators running for re-election have literally never had so much as an amendment to a bill passed in their Senate careers. But Harry, he is worried about the name of the Washington Redskins and that "my Indians" in Nevada have been bought and paid for by the owner of the Washington Redskins. This author is unsure about the name Washington Redskins, but he is pretty sure that referring to "my Indians" is about as racist a comment as one could make.

Make no mistake, when Great Britain has their threat level from ISIS at its second highest level and our President is golfing, vacationing or campaigning 24/7, we should be afraid, very afraid.


Hank Adler

Hank Adler is an Assistant Professor at Chapman University.

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