President Obama and The White House: A Ship of Fools
Last Friday, Barack Obama made another televised campaign stop in Baltimore at the House Republicans Retreat where he emphatically stated, “I’m not an ideologue.” When the laughter died down he persisted, “I’m not.”
In his State of the Union address Obama spoke of continuing the fight for a Healthcare Bill, Cap & Trade, the closing of Gitmo and the criminal prosecution of KSM and four other 9/11 co-conspirators. Days after taking office he shutdown the Enhanced Interrogation Program, started by George Bush. From now on any captured terrorists can only be questioned under the rules of the Army Field Manual.
Barack Obama is not just an ideologue, he’s a hard-left ideologue. Our ship of state is being steered by a ship of fools.
On Monday, Obama trotted out his 2011 budget that plans to spend an additional $1.7 trillion and run up an additional $2 trillion in budget deficits. Obama is proposing an annual budget deficit 49 percent larger than last year’s, increasing the debt by an additional 6 percent of GDP. By 2020 our national debt will be over $18 trillion.
The White House follies continued with Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano visiting Miami’s Sun Life Stadium and stating that preparations are in place to thwart any terrorist threat or safety problem at the Super Bowl.
Meanwhile in January the three stooges; Director of National Intelligence, Dennis Blair, FBI Director Robert Mueller and National Counterterrorism Center Director Michael Leiter could not explain why the Christmas Day Underwear Bomber, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was Mirandized after only 50 minutes of interrogation by the FBI and not treated as an unprivileged enemy belligerent subject to military detention and more interrogation.
Nor could they explain why Abdulmutallab was not questioned by special intelligence interrogators under the High-Value Detainee Interrogation Group, or HIG created by the same White House last August, 2009.
The reason: It has not been staffed yet and we have that idiot, Attorney General, Eric Holder who is a friend to every terrorist and the enemy of the CIA.
Jennifer Rubin of the Weekly Standard put it this way, “Attorney General Eric Holder’s decision to ask a special prosecutor to investigate for possible criminal prosecution CIA operatives who interrogated terrorists in overseas locations is the latest and most egregious instance of political gamesmanship by Holder, who strode into office promising to remove the taint of politicization from the Justice Department.”
All fingers point back to President Barack Obama who is running this asylum. If you read Marc A. Thiessen’s “Courting Disaster”, you will see that Obama’s wholesale dismantling of the enhanced interrogation apparatus will result in a devastating terrorist attack on our soil by al Qaeda.
But you wouldn’t know that by listening to Barack today in Nashua, New Hampshire at his 26th Town Hall Meeting since taking office. As coached by his re-hire, David Plouffe, Obama was back to spearing the Republicans, repeating his succesful stream of attacks that won him the White House in 2008.
Barack Obama has never stopped campaigning and he never will, because that is the only thing he can do; besides being an arrogant elitist who is too stubborn to listen to the people.
This November we’ll deliver the message loud and clear — your agenda stinks fools and change is coming fast and for real.