Back during Barack Obama’s first campaign for election to the White House I vividly recall during a fundraising event Joe Biden making the statement, "Mark my words. It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy. Remember I said it standing here, if you don't remember anything else I said, watch, we're going to have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy.”
Well, there have been many “generated crises” during the Obama presidency, and Barack Obama’s “mettle” has been tested over and over again. And unfortunately for the American people he has failed miserably every test he’s been confronted with. And the American people have been “stuck in the middle,” to finish the title of the 1972 song released by Stealers Wheel.
Americans have stood by and watched the Obama administration pursue an inept foreign policy that started with an apology tour, and has brought us to the verge of signing a nuclear deal negotiated by Secretary of State John Kerry with the Islamic Republic of Iran, which allows the Iranian mullahs to inspect their own nuclear facilities. And then they can just let us know if they’re violating any tenants of the agreement.
I’m reminded of the fairy tale ‘Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves’, the story about the Persian named Ali Baba who outsmarted the forty thieves and ended up with their riches. Anybody see any parallels here?
It would seem that not only did the Iranian mullahs negotiate a deal which pretty much gives them a free hand to continue their pursuit of a nuclear weapon, but they picked our pocket for billions of dollars as well to help them conduct their terrorist activities around the world.
And while there are some Democrats in Washington like Chuck Schumer who have put on a show of independence against their party, claiming that they will vote against this deal. They do so only after making sure there are enough Democrat votes without them to ensure passage of the deal. Then they can claim to have fought for their constituency, when in reality they have just helped pick Americans’ pockets once again.
Republicans have quietly allowed Barack Obama pretty much a free hand so far in his last term, putting up only token opposition to anything the president has wanted to do. Instead of going on the offensive and putting Barack Obama and the Democrats into a defensive mode, where they spend more time trying to protect and defend their actions than moving them forward.
There are so many issues Republicans could be pushing back on, yet they seemingly are not up to the fight. Unwilling to oppose this president even though he has lost the support of the American people.
The crimes against humanity perpetrated by Planned Parenthood would seem to be a perfect opportunity for Republicans to draw a line in the sand and force the Obama administration and Democrats to justify the abominations, supposedly committed in the name of a “woman’s right to choose”. Yet Republicans meekly allowed funding of an organization that has proven itself to be beyond evil.
Controlling both houses of the legislature, including controlling the purse strings, one would think that Republicans could exert enough pressure on the White House through cutting off funding to at least slow down, if not prevent the Obama “fundamental transformation” of the United States.
While impeachment of Obama has no real chance of succeeding, at the least Republicans should loudly be conducting investigations and laying out the evidence for all to see into the many illegal actions of this president.
Hillary Clinton’s lies about Benghazi and her e-mail scandal should be broadcast loudly and continuously at every opportunity. Her campaign should be so busy answering questions and defending Hillary that they haven’t the time to promote her as a candidate.
Democrats who still support Planned Parenthood or who intend to support the president’s Iran deal need to take a close look at the oath of office they promise to uphold. Which includes protecting and defending the United States of American from all enemies foreign and domestic, which both Iran and Planned Parenthood certainly qualify as.
Instead Americans simply are getting “clowns to the left, jokers to the right, and we’re all stuck in the middle.”