February 17, 2015 Arlington VA
If a young soldier deserts in the face of duty, we would generally call it cowardice and prosecute the person when apprehended. What do we do when a President of the United States does the same thing? The answer--NOTHING!
The United States was once a great and respected world power. It did not matter who sat in the Oval office, the words of the President were feared by those on the other side of the table. Do we have that today? Almost certainly not. Instead, we have the man with the 'selfie stick', making himself look ridiculous while the world is in crisis. We have a President who refuses, or cannot understand that animals such as ISIS are real threats to our national security, and that it is spreading exponentially because there is no longer a 'great power' to stop it.
We have a President that rushes to defend Islam, while refusing to even acknowledge that other religions are suffering under the radicals who use Islam as a cover; a man who is in denial that religion is playing a crucial role in the spread of these extremists.
Instead, Obama thinks that global warming is the biggest threat, and, according to his state department, if we give ISIS and others a better economy and jobs, their threats will go simply away. Does anyone else out there in the world really believe this to be true?
While Egyptians are beheaded, he golfs and raises political funds in California. While others die, he golfs in other cities and goes to fundraisers. When the international outburst of condolences for the Charlie Hebdo and delicatessen massacres were occurring in France, he claimed not to be invited to the tribute. Instead, he would hold a summit later.
This president has two significant problems: First, he is basically a coward--he cannot face up to reality, other than what he sees--himself--in the selfie stick. Second, he lacks true leadership, a critical attribute of any President of the United States. He is a political hack with no prior experience, and has not seemed to gain any during the past six years. Protected by Harry Reid, and a few other political hacks in the Senate preventing his impeachment, we are stuck with him for two more years. That means two more years of erratic, incoherent, and misguided administration actions designed only to stir up and alienate portions of the population, and get Democrats elected in 2016.
The legacy of Barack Obama is yet to be written by the historians and political scientists, but when it is, what can he point to as accomplishments? Very little, even less than Ulysses Grant and Warren G. Harding, the other two scandal-ridden presidents currently below him in the latest presidential polls. At the rate he continues with his cowardice and divisiveness, he is destined for the dust heap of history.