Fairy tales are simple lessons for children of good versus evil. The villain is easy to spot. Often it’s a big bad wolf.
This week, frustrated Republicans, anxious to prove they are in control of Congress, penned a fairy tale of a letter and sent it to one of the world’s big bad wolves, the country of Iran. Ostensively, the purpose of the letter was to put Iran’s leaders on notice that any deal they sign with President Barack Obama could expire the day he leaves office. The real purpose of the letter was to make us believe they are doing something.
It would be laughable if it were not so pathetic. Continue reading “Republicans Confront the Big Bad (Iranian) Wolf”
That is the question for president Obama. No doubt it is every bit as vexing as the one with which Prince Hamlet wrestled in the Shakespeare classic that bears his name.
In Hamlet’s famous soliloquy, he tries to decide if it would be better to commit suicide or struggle with the pains and unfairness of life. His dilemma is not that far removed from the one facing our 44th president. Obama’s choice is between political suicide or pubic ridicule.
Obama firmly believes that he was elected to avoid war at all cost, so much so, that he squandered our hard-fought victory in Iraq in order to declare peace, when there was no peace, and bring our troops home prematurely. But, alas, our enemy metastasized. It is slaughtering our friends in the region, openly beheading our citizens on the internet and threatening to spill blood in our streets.
Does Obama declare war on ISIS and take the necessary action to rid the world of this evil or does he simply invoke the Authorization for Use of Military Force given to his predecessor?
If he does the former, he would need permission from Congress, which likely would mean the political deaths of some dovish Democratic senators. If he does the latter, he will be exposed as a hypocrite. Continue reading “To War or not to War?”
Hillary Clinton would like to become the first woman president. Should she succeed, it likely would be a bit anticlimactic. We’ve already had a girly man president. More correctly, we’ve had a valley girly man president — an uppity little pampered princess who can’t, or won’t, be bothered with things in which he has no interest, like terrorism or foreign policy.
For six years now we’ve looked for an Obama doctrine. Finally we have one. Last April aboard Air Force One, he summed it up for reporters: “Don’t do stupid s – – t!” How very presidential! The only thing missing from that statement was “totally” and “whatever!”
Last week, Obama admitted that he hadn’t developed a policy on ISIS or ISIL in Syria yet, even though Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Martin Dempsey said it must be defeated there. So did Obama take advantage of the long holiday weekend to come up with one? No. In true valley girl (I’m privileged and don’t have to work) fashion, he spent his time partying with socialites and high rollers at a series of lavish fundraisers and attended an extravagant wedding.
Obama told his guests at the event in Westchester County, N.Y. “(Like) I promise you (like) things are (totally) much less dangerous now (I’m so sure) than they were 20 years ago, 25 years ago or 30 years ago.(Rad!)” Nor was Obama the least bit worried about the growing crisis with Russia in the Ukraine. As if to drive home that point Obama added, “(Like) this is not something that is comparable to the challenges we faced during the Cold War (Duh)!” Continue reading “Our Girly Man President”
We have a crisis on our souther border. President Obama’s solution is to ask Congress for $3.8 billion dollars to process and care for these children who are illegally crossing into our country at an unprecedented rate. This, of course, would only be a down payment because, if these children aren’t immediately returned to their home country, thousands more will be on their way.
Meanwhile, Obama is flying the children, many of whom are sick and diseased, around the country and dumping them in selected communities without so much as a warning to local officials.
This must stop, not only for the good of the country, but for the welfare of these children! Obama’s policy and lack of enforcement are causing poor Central American parents to put their children into the care of smugglers in hopes of using them as anchors into the United States. Sadly, many of these young people are mistreated and raped along the way! Continue reading “Real Immigration Reform: What’s Missing”
Russia’s President Vladimer Putin is hot, red hot.
United States’ president Brack Obama is cold, stone cold.
After Russia’s takeover of Crimea, Putin is more popular than ever in the motherland. After Obama’s capitulation, his poll numbers are at an all-time low.
The buff, bare-chested Putin, a former martial arts master and K.G.B. colonel, has attained rock-star status. Meanwhile, his lanky American counterpart, the former community organizer and pick-up basketball player, looks weak and strangely out of place in a world where the strong survive and the weak get trampled.
If this were bowling, Putin just had a 300 game, while his opponent rolled nothing but gutter balls. If it were baseball, Putin pitched a perfect game while Obama struck out. Continue reading “The Hot and Cold War”
President Hillary in 2016? While some see this as inevitable, color me skeptical.
Hillary has a soft underbelly of supporting Marxist groups and sympathizers. A part of that underbelly was exposed last week when she endorsed Bill de Blasio for New York City mayor. The Democrat nominee is considered the odds on favorite for the top spot in the Big Apple. The former First Lady rarely gives her endorsement so this one is curious indeed.
Why did she go the extra mile and give this man her stamp of approval? Continue reading “Hillary Clinton’s Soft Underbelly”
It is popular in some circles to draw comparisons between Obama’s proposed action against Syria to Bush 43’s war in Iraq. A far better example would be Clinton’s bombing of Iraq. Even better: Clinton’s war on Kosovo.
Obama is simply following his Democratic idol in this latest wag-the-dog exercise.
For the uninitiated, “Wag the Dog” was a black comedy produced by Barry Levinson, starring Dustin Hoffman and Robert De Niro that, in 2008, became a classic case of life imitating art. Continue reading “Syria: Obama’s Bubba Imitation”