If only the Commander-in-Chief would occasionally appease fellow Americans instead of just foreign terrorist states.
Since he first confronted powerless congressional-minority Republicans invited to the Oval Office for 2009 Stimulus bill talks with his “I won” rebuff, President Barack Obama has framed every issue as between his statesmanlike position against crass politically-motivated Republicans. But after all, we all know that the best way to win friends and influence people is to first insult their mothers. Not.
But now the Chief Executive has further reduced the universe of players in Washington, D.C. that share his pure, objective, reasoned and patriotic motives by throwing large numbers of his own Democratic Party congressional allies under an Obama Administration bus whose tires no longer touch the road given the Jeremiah Wright, typical White grandmother and other road-kill underneath.
Asked about 13 Democratic co-sponsors of a senate bill that would impose more stringent sanctions on Iran should it violate its agreement with the US and other world powers preventing it developing nuclear weapons, President Obama gave fellow Democrats lumps of coal for Christmas:
I’ll work with members of Congress to put even more pressure on Iran. But there’s no reason to do it right now.
And so I’m not surprised that there’s been some talk from some members of Congress about new sanctions. I think the politics of trying to look tough on Iran are often good when you’re running for office or if you’re in office. But as president of the United States right now who’s been responsible over the last four years, with the help of Congress, in putting together a comprehensive sanctions regime that was specifically designed to put pressure on them and bring them to the table to negotiate, what I’m saying to them, what I’ve said to the international community and what I’ve said to the American people is let’s test it…
So I’ve heard arguments, well, but you know, this way we can (sic) assured and the Iranians will know that if negotiations fail even new and harsher sanctions will be put into place. Listen, I don’t think the Iranians have any doubt that Congress would be more than happy to pass more sanctions legislation. We can do that in a — in a day, on a dime.
But if we’re serious about negotiations, we’ve got to create an atmosphere in which Iran in willing to move in ways that are uncomfortable for them and contrary to their ideology and rhetoric and their instincts and their suspicions of us. and we don’t — we don’t help get them to a position where we can actually resolve this by engaging in this kind of — this kind of action.
The politics of promising Americans that they could keep health insurance and doctors they liked in order to trick them into supporting Obamacare was good, until it wasn’t. That lie, colluded in by Obama and all members of his party since 2008, now has Democratic members that also colluded in appeasing Iran, Syria and the Muslim Brotherhood, pretending to be national security hawks as they did for a short time after 9/11, until they didn’t.
We do not sympathize with Democrats accurately accused of playing politics, even if from the lips of their own crass political champion.
But we do bemoan the appeasement atmosphere Obama created by backing off red WMD-lines in Syria, surrendering Iraq-surge gains, deafening silence when Iran mowed down Green revolution innocents in the streets and in supporting the al Qaeda’s Muslim-Brotherhood-progenitors in Egypt. Now, he won’t even abide a bill sponsored by his own party that punishes the world’s largest terrorist state only if it violates its agreement not to develop nukes.
Neither he, nor any member of his liberal Democratic Party is fit to conduct national security policy for the Leader of the Free World. And if they are in charge of it much longer there will be a much smaller such world to lead. Obama as Neville Chamberlain will not bring peace in out time.
G. Sand Lapper
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