Holding my breath describes how I’ve felt for the last decade or so, for reasons both obvious and not-so. Col. Schlichter explains:
Then came 9/11 followed by 15-plus years of botched wars and economic decline, along with an unprecedented cultural offensive against normal Americans. Once the only place you heard that average Americans were racist sexist homophobic everythingist everythingphobic was on college campuses; now, with the active assistance of Obama and his collaborators, it’s everywhere – in our entertainment, in the media, in our faces.
And we’re sick of it. #ThisIsWhyYouGotTrump
We want to return to normality, and in an ironic twist of fate it was Donald Trump, the most unnormal guy imaginable, who promised it.
When I started this blog, my plan was to keep the political rants to a minimum. Quit laughing. Really. I mean it, you guys.
So yeah, that didn’t work out too well. Once you’re active in the free-speech arena, it’s well nigh impossible to ignore the almost daily train of outrages foisted upon us by our duly elected leaders.
“Leaders,” they’ve been anything but. And lest you think I’m only talking about Obama (which I mostly am), it really starts with W’s infuriating refusal to defend himself and his actions. “Staying above the fray” acting all Presidential left him to be defined by his enemies, which included the press. If you’re going to get us into protracted and questionable wars, you’d better be ready to not only take criticism but fight back. He wasn’t, and the troops he sent into harm’s way deserved at least that much. The 2008 crash just cemented the deal and paved the way for the most radically Left-wing administration in our history, at least since Wilson.
We really don’t need to recap the malevolently incompetent policies, but this line of crap he’s pushing that they’ve not had any major scandals…’scuse me, I just threw up in my mouth a bit. Excuse me there Barky, but you’ve had plenty. You’ve just never been held to account for any of them. Kevin Williamson runs it down at National Review:
Under the Obama administration’s watch, the Internal Revenue Service and other federal agencies from the BATF to the NLRB were illegally used to target and harass the president’s political enemies. The IRS targeting scandal was the most high-profile of these, but others are just as worrisome. Federal investigations and congressional oversight were obstructed, and investigators were lied to outright — a serious crime.The administration protected the wrongdoers and saw to it that they retired with generous federal pensions rather than serving federal sentences for their crimes.
The Obama administration oversaw the illegal sale of arms to Mexican traffickers for purposes that to this date have not been adequately explained, and those guns have been used to murder American law-enforcement officers.
President Obama’s secretary of state was involved in a high-profile case in which she improperly set up a private e-mail system to evade ordinary governmental oversight; she and her associates routinely misled investigators, obstructed investigations, and hid or destroyed evidence. These are all serious crimes.
The Obama administration made ransom payments to the Iranian government and lied about having done so. (Me: not to mention giving them money and a clear path to build nukes. Yeah, that’s gonna end well)
Under the Obama administration, the Secret Service has been a one-agency scandal factory, from drunk agents driving their cars into White House barriers to getting mixed up with hookers in Cartagena.
Under the guise of developing “green” energy projects, the Obama administration shunted money to politically connected cronies at Solyndra and elsewhere.
Obama’s men at the Veterans Administration oversaw a system in which our servicemen lost their lives to bureaucratic incompetence and medical neglect, and then falsified records to cover it up. (Me: This one alone should’ve ended with torches and pitchforks)
Under the flimsiest of national-security pretexts, the Obama administration used the Department of Justice to spy on Fox News reporter James Rosen. It also spied on the Associated Press.
The Obama administration’s attorney general, Eric Holder, left office while being held in contempt of Congress for inhibiting the investigation of other Obama administration scandals.
I admit that Obama was never going to meet my approval. That’s because I’m not a Leftist. But I’ve also avoided sensationalist news outlets and tried to balance respectable sources: National Review v. The Atlantic, Washington Post v. Wall Street Journal, etc. (I was going to include “CNN v. Fox” but gave up on all the cable outlets years ago).
How about NPR v. Mark Levin (which sounds like a lawsuit they could sell tickets to)? Try switching between those two sometime; it’ll just about leave you schizophrenic. Anyhoo…
No, this has always been much more than simple policy disagreements. Obama straight-up frightened me because I understood the kind of person he was and the beliefs he held. Much of it’s right there in his own books. I am no Trump fanboy, but after eight years of having what’s felt like an enemy sympathizer in the White House, it will be a tremendous relief to once again have a President who isn’t actively working against our interests. I expected to love half of what Trump does and hate the other half; so far that’s about how things are shaping up. But I do believe that he will remain true to our allies and not cozy up to our enemies.
To which I say: Thank God.
Moving the Political Blogging Switch to OFF position. I’ve got books to write.