WASHINGTON – Every day I wake up and think, “What is this country going to face now? What crazy, upside-down event is in store for America today?” I keep thinking, it can’t get worse than yesterday, but it does!
Over the past few months we citizens of this great country have had to endure unbelievable, jaw-dropping decisions by our “so-called” leaders. Starting last summer, there was the Ferguson nightmare that was stoked by the ringmaster of this circus, Al Sharpton, who, along with Eric Holder, inserted themselves into a situation without knowing any details or evidence in the shooting of Michael Brown which ended up causing more violence, looting and destruction of private property. We were all privy to scenes provided by the media of people burning and turning over vehicles, stealing anything that they could get their hands on and rioting in the streets. Lovely.
As if that weren’t embarrassing enough, we had ISIS beheading an American citizen and releasing a graphic video of the act. Our illustrious commander in chief gave a statement that lasted less than five minutes. He delivered an annoyed reaction to the violence and rushed off so that he could get back to “yucking it up” on the golf course. We all just shook our heads at that one.
After more radical Islamic terror in the Middle East, Canada and here in the U.S., you would think the “powers that be” would put on their Sunday suits and start looking presidential, decisive and authoritative. But no, that just isn’t in their playbook. When France was rocked by a terror attack that killed the journalists of “Charlie Hebdo” and others, leaders from all around the globe gathered in solidarity to make a stand against radical Islam and terror. Yes, it might have been a strange gathering, and perhaps it was a photo op, but it still meant something to the people of these countries that their leaders made an effort to care.
What did our leader do? He blew it off. He embarrassed the United States by not showing up or even sending a significant representative. How did the White House respond when it came to their attention that they screwed up? Press Secretary Josh Earnest danced around the subject and made every excuse he could from; there wasn’t enough time, to, “well, I guess we should have sent someone of higher significance.” Ya think?
At that point, they should have just left it alone, but they dug themselves in deeper by sending Secretary of State John Kerry to Paris to give President Hollande and the French people a “big hug.” That was followed by James Taylor serenading them with a rendition of “You’ve Got a Friend.” Oh please. Upon hearing that, I was looking for the nearest rock to crawl under.
Last week, we were once again treated to another presidential malfunction. Hours after Obamas State of the Union speech, the country of Yemen went into meltdown. This was one of the places that he had touted as a huge success story for us in the Middle East, and now it was being overrun by Shiite Houthi rebels who had succeeded in overthrowing one of the only friendly governments that we had in the region. The media ran footage of angry rebels shouting “Death to America!” and raising their weapons in defiance. Humiliating? I would say so.
With Yemen in tatters and ISIS and al-Qaida growing stronger by the day, Obama seemed oblivious to anything except his agenda. Instead of keeping the bad guys locked up, he opened the gates to Guantanamo and let out more terrorists to return to the battlefield – another stupid and embarrassing decision.
At this point, we are all thinking that someone in the White House has got to be noticing that this is not looking good for America and that the optics need to change. You would think that given the choice of meeting with Prime Minister Netanyahu or doing interviews with YouTube sensation GloZell Green it would be a “no-brainer.”
As unbelievable as it seems, Obama decided to disrespect the prime minister when he visits to speak with Congress and not accept a meeting, yet he had a one on one sit down with Ms. Green. She may be a YouTube sensation with millions of viewers watching her bathe in Froot Loops, with her green lipstick, but really? This is where we are when we think of the president of the United States?! I can’t imagine what the leaders around the world are thinking when they see this.
This display is just more of the dumbing down of America. It is playing to the lowest common denominator. Instead of encouraging excellence and honoring the best that we can be, we are showing the world how stupid and embarrassing we can be. We are elevating and rewarding bad behavior and demonizing and tearing down heroes like Chris Kyle. Unbelievable.
Oh, and one last thing. The media really need to get their priorities straight. Yemen, ISIS and al-Qaida are on fire, Iran is inches away from getting nukes, Cuba is now our “bestie,” but the media are spending all of its time on Tom Brady’s deflated balls.
Lord, save me. Please.