I gotta tell you, I am seething about our position in the world today brought about by the last six years of President Obama’s leadership or lack thereof, depending on your view or the latest approval poll of the President’s job rating. Depending on the group conducting the poll, Rasmussen shows 47% approve, 51% disapprove; Wall Street Journal shows 40% approval, while two-thirds are in favor of the United States using military action against ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq & Syria) or ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) OR, as they insist on their new name, Islamic State (Caliphate). Period. The Washington Post poll shows Presidential approval rated at 42% vs. 51% disapprove; while his handling of international affairs…. 38% approval vs. 56% disapprove.
I emphasize and cite these polls because, like a weather vane or President Obama reading his teleprompter as though he’s watching a fierce game of ping pong, it’s quite clear that the President is highly influenced by these polls – in between golfing and fundraising. Am I mad? You bet I am. President Obama draws lines in the sand, red lines, that have zip credibility as they come and go without any meaning or consequence. President Obama has insulted our allies and apologized to our enemies for what used to be a magnificent country willing to lead where others waited for the United Nations to do something, anything. That same body who cannot even come up with a definition for “Terrorism.” One man’s terrorist is another man’s revolutionary – a very 20th century concept. Yo! We are now in the 21st Century and ISIS, Hamas, name your favorite terrorist group is in full swing and acting in the vacuum left by our pullback from the world’s stage. And, I haven’t even discussed Vladamir Putin’s invasion of the Ukraine on his way to having a warm-water port in a direct line from Russia’s landlocked areas to Ukraine’s warm waters.
It’s a beautiful set up tonight – this National Address by the President of the United States. Saturday night, the speech was just going to be an afternoon speech. However, so much “positive” press from being on a Sunday news talk show caused the speech to be moved to prime time. I did my Master’s thesis on the use of propaganda in wartime, specifically as it was used in Iraq. The quickest way to take a country down from within is to cause the people to distrust their government. Period. Every single scandal from Bengazi in Libya and the murder of an American Ambassador and three others blamed on a unknown video causing Muslim distress… to the IRS targeting Conservative political groups to the launching of Obamacare and its subsequent limpid, inaccessibility, and huge increase in premiums, to the Veterans Administration failing our veterans to the Justice Department picking and choosing when to enforce the law, to our borders being overrun, to the NSA listening and tapping in on everyone’s phone and email to Department of Defense giving pink slips out to the men and women currently serving while they are taking fire…
Tomorrow is September 11, 2014. Raise your hand if you think that’s important to our enemies? Anybody paying attention?