Crisis of the Day

My political memory goes back to about 1959, when the Castro revolution took place in Cuba. Since then I have followed the national political scene to a greater or lesser degree. While all presidents have had their share of crises during their administrations, the number of incidents that reach critical media mass under Obama is staggering.

There are so many crises that it becomes harder and harder to believe that they all come about by sheer happenstance. If we are indeed looking at a clever manipulation of events and headlines, then Obama is not as incompetent as he appears, and it can only mean that he is far more cunning than his political opponents ever imagined. After observing his supposed bumbling through the first term, I supposed like most people, that it was just his inexperience leading him into so many political eruptions.

It seemed like there was always a new outrageous event absorbing the media for a week or two, and then it would be replaced and forgotten by a new political convulsion. It also seemed that just as the nation was becoming involved, and Obama was taking the harshest criticism for one of these events, a new crisis would fortuitously take over the headlines.

At some point it finally occurred to my disbelieving mind, that Obama was far shrewder than the Republicans, and he was actually doing what he said he was going to do. Even though he had openly stated his desire to ‘fundamentally transform America’, citizens reacted as if it was just politics talking and even a black, liberal president could never make it happen. The real candidate was open to view during the 2008 election, yet voters chose to ignore the fact that ‘Emperor’ Obama had no clothes, and only a few political observers like Rush Limbaugh and Ann Coulter, called him out from the very beginning.

Indeed, the guiding light of the entire Obama administration was clearly revealed by his former chief advisor Rahm Emanuel when he said, “Never let a good crisis go to waste.” Certainly Obama is the all time master at using a ‘good crisis’, and his clever manipulation of the political landscape is nothing less than genius, as he relentlessly works his way toward his stated goal of transforming America.

Like most Americans, I can quickly rattle off such high profile administration crises as Fast and Furious, IRS, Benghazi, Eric Holder, Solyndra, Veteran’s hospitals, Obamacare, Libya, NSA wiretaps, and Jonathan Gruber. But since his inauguration there have also been dozens of other scandals and crises to keep the entire nation’s focus constantly shifting, and preclude the targeting any single event for very long.

Using only my admittedly poor memory, I have an overview of the last several months that is fairly consistent with what we have seen since Obama first took office: With the nations focus constantly shifting from Ebola, to Ukraine, landslide elections, Ferguson – New York, CIA torture report, and government shutdowns, Obama illegally slipped in 60,000 unaccompanied foreign children, and then quickly disseminated them throughout America, never to return to their native countries. Then, while he still had a lame duck senate, and the media was preoccupied with Ferguson, he issued an unconstitutional executive order, granting amnesty to at least 5 million illegal aliens.

As I write, the President has once again shifted the nation’s focus. With Congress just going into recess, and Jonathan Gruber admitting the administration lied about Obamacare to ‘stupid’ Americans, the President unleashed another of his imperial pronouncements: After 18 months of secret negotiations, he dismissed an embargo action by Congress, and opened relations with Cuba.

While Barack Obama may not be the smartest President, he assuredly ranks among the most clever and ideologically driven men to ever hold the office. Any person who still thinks Obama is a dummy, or is being swept along by the times rather than directing them, needs to have his head examined.

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