I’m not unhappy Obama’s senior advice team has disbanded; they weren’t very good at what they did. The sad part is, that in Washington D.C., no matter how incompetent the administration official, Democrat or Republican, there is a never ending and nauseating string of association’s newsletters, think tanks, beltway bandits and news programs willing to quote, write about and re-print what these “Former Administration officials” have to say, think or do.
It’s bad enough we have to listen to the incessant drivel of these want-to-be politicians while they pretend to be powerful for a few years because they are close to real power but to have to listen to them for the rest of my life because some President once thought they knew what they were doing — is a great burden on the listening, reading and still non-comatose public.
Speaking of nonsense, 3 liberal hard core supporters of the President’s, who apparently don’t care about fracturing the Democratic party along the Jewish vote, have decided that protecting Obama’s pride by boycotting Netanyahu’s speech in March will help the President. Listen to this list; Reps. John Lewis, G.K. Butterfield and Earl Blumenauer.
That’s a disgrace.
It’s a disgrace they won’t go hear Netanyahu plead for the life and safety of his country under fire from a relentless Iran, a country long in the making of a nuclear bomb with which to hit Tel Aviv,
Yes I said hit, can we really doubt that anymore? They’re burning people alive in cages. That’s truly demented. Even the Nazi’s didn’t do that. These guys are the first people I’ve written about saying they are worse than Nazi’s and I wasn’t saying it for effect. They are worse than the Nazi’s. Hard to do really.
That’s right — Iran again –these ISIS characters are getting their marching orders from that total whack job the Ayatollah Khamenei. They’re animals and have to be put down before they succeed in literally spreading chaos and a reign of terror all over the world.
A disgrace that the President of the United States is so personally insecure and petty he’d pick a fight with Netanyahu over this.
It’s a disgrace the President commanded so little respect and fear Netanyahu can afford to ignore him.
It’s a disgrace that only 3 members of Congress choose to boycott, signaling the President’s influence within his party is rapidly on the wane. This is happening for 2 reasons. Most of the less than competent little White House staff “officials” have fled for the good ship Hillary, setting sail for 2016 as we speak. But Her vacuuming up a lot of his key people isn’t his biggest problem.
Obama’s people are disappointed; disappointed his big ideas didn’t work. Disappointed their boss, who they still love and adore, is so misunderstood by the stupid, greedy, rich, ugly Americans who may have voted for him twice – but are still racists — and who don’t understand either the black community or distributive economics, or Islamists, or the Iranians, or…
His tactical, rhetorical and strategic choices brought him to this point. I’d say it’s a disgrace but really it’s much more than that. Obama had a really huge opportunity to do something important in 3 key areas; the economy, race relations and foreign affairs.
Instead he passed a health bill that has consumed the country for years and has still got the public, the parties and the medical establishment split in two although to his enormous credit, it is a disgrace the Republicans never stood up to the health companies in the decades before Obama took office and demanded universal coverage for kids and a lifting on that stupid prior conditions rule.
The economy is feebly recovering but the size of the bubble underneath this pathetic imitation of growth is frightening. GDP growth at these rising debt levels is probably not real growth at all. The single most important thing Obama or the Republicans could do, tax the huge corporations on revenue at 3%, (not a profit tax which is too easily manipulatable), nobody is even discussing.
Of course Foreign Affairs is where he really dropped the ball, withdrawing, apologizing and making deals with people he should have been advancing on, taking a stand against — or even fighting militarily. If ISIS is remembered as worse than Hitler, Obama and Hillary will be remembered as rivaling Chamberlain, not a strong record.
Obama now needs to get lucky or very aggressive against ISIS. If he’s unlucky anymore, in Israel, in Jordan, in Saudi Arabia, in the Gaza strip, in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Yemen, the bad beat will go on, Iran keeps pushing and he keeps getting pushed.
If he gets aggressive against them, it won’t matter if he gets unlucky and they get in a good hit, the public will know he’s on the move against them. At some point, politics becomes war.