Political and media folderol
Well, the 3:00 AM call came, it took Obama 15 hours to respond to it. Why was he so unprepared? Why were the warnings not heeded? We don’t know….why?…because the media, instead of asking those important questions decided to attack Mitt Romney and his statement. Oh the anquish over his statement. the gnashing of teeth over Romney finding a problem with a public apology to the Islamists for our First Amendment right to free speech. Of course, Obama, being humiliated into finally saying something, also agreed with Romney. Did that stop the media pummeling of Romney who was accused of “politicizing” the deaths of our Ambassador and his staffers? NO! I’ve got some news for the media, their darling Obama is the President, not Mitt Romney, and his failure has caused some major damage to the US. Obama should have gotten out ahead of all this mess. Instead, mixed messages were sent out and had to be walked back. It makes us look weak and confused. When dealing with the ME that is not a good position to be in. Not attending intel meetings because he finds the real job of governing boring or because he can “read the reports on a secure ipad” shows a lack of leadership that is appalling. Now, there is an Armada of battleships heading to the ME. Does anyone think for one moment this will turn out well? Does anyone, other than the media, honestly think Obama and his foreign policy has worked out for anyone’s benefit? His egoic BS about how tensions with the Islamists would ease when he was elected has been proven false. From an interview in 2007:
The day I’m inaugurated, not only the country looks at itself differently, but the world looks at America differently … If I’m reaching out to the Muslim world they understand that I’ve lived in a Muslim country and I may be a Christian, but I also understand their point of view … My sister is half-Indonesian. I traveled there all the way through my college years. And so I’m intimately concerned with what happens in these countries and the cultures and perspective these folks have. And those are powerful tools for us to be able to reach out to the world … then I think the world will have confidence that I am listening to them and that our future and our security is tied up with our ability to work with other countries in the world that will ultimately makes us safer.
Time and again the media covers for his mistakes which endangers us all. Not just us in the US but all of the Western countries.
Another issue is the bragging and security leaks coming out of the White House. Obama and his cohorts should take a lesson from the Germans and the Israelis, keep your mouths shut. Using bin Laden to score political points has more than damaged our relations in the ME. Taking al Libyi out was not the problem, leaking it and saying the US did it is a huge problem. The missions to remove them are called covert for a reason. The media lauds these missions as proof Obama is a “warrior”. But, No, he is not. A warrior does not brag or have his surrogates brag about these missions. A good governing President would not put his ambassadors, or his people, in harm’s way by bragging and letting his ego overrule his good sense. The White House and the LSM don’t seem to care what happened in the ME to our Ambassador and his staff. Both were so busy going after Romney they paid little if any attention to the great harm they were causing and the threat their braggadocia was and is to the US. To take the heat off themselves they put the onus on an obscure movie that has been out since July and, Mitt Romney. Neither of which caused the conflagration going on. Does anyone remember how Obama said he did not need congressional approval to invade Libya? A violation of the War Powers Act, to be sure. Now, he’s running around covering his rear, leading from behind, finally discovering the War Powers Act must be there for a reason. http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/09/14/Obama-seeks-to-distribute-responsibility-complies-with-war-powers-resolution
If the government can trample our First Amendment rights than none of our rights are secure. While we individually can deplore certain films or speech, what place does the government have in investigating a man who made an insignificant movie as was his right under the Constitution? Being obnoxious is not a crime.
Rather than focus on the fact that there were no Marines guarding the Libyan consulate where the murder of four Americans was committed or the very real threats against those Americans (by al-Qaeda) the White House apparently did not take seriously, when the torch and pitchfork media wasn’t torching and pitchforking Mitt Romney — they were hunting this filmmaker.
What gives Obama the right to place American citizens in indefinite detention without due process? Where is that written in the Constitution? And lastly, what gives Obama the right to stomp on people’s religious beliefs and denigrate them if they stand up to his government overreach? Obama has tossed out the rule of law and the Constitution for a very personal agenda. We can’t let him continue. When it comes to trusting who is best fit to run this country, Mitt Romney wins it hands down.