CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 20, 2014 — President Obama lives in a world that has little relationship to reality. He is able to rationalize anything to suit his purposes, and no amount of logic can shake his reasoning.
Washington is an almost purely political environment with no understanding of what is happening in the real world beyond the beltway. Both political parties are complicit in whatever happens to be the latest news event or debate, which these days usually means scandal.
In Obama-world, where paranoia reigns supreme, everything is political regardless of the subject. The Republicans are evil because they do nothing but thwart the multitude of magnificent programs Obama wants to implement for the country.
According to Breitbart News, Obama told a small group of donors at a fundraiser that scandals such as Benghazi and Obamacare are “pointless.” He made his comments amid yet another growing scandal involving the Veterans Administration. The VA scandal is gaining momentum among both parties.
“The debate we’re having now is about what — Benghazi? Obamacare? And it becomes this endless loop. It’s not serious. It’s not speaking to the real concerns that people have,” said Obama with his usual smug, dismissive attitude.
So let’s ask Obama, if government is not addressing the “real concerns people have,” what has he, the president of the United States, been doing for nearly six years? Playing golf, going to fundraisers, attending Beyonce concerts, sending the family on taxpayer-paid vacations, screwing up the Middle East, passing legislation nobody wants just because he wants it, and most of all, lying on a daily basis?
Will Obama blame the Republicans for all of that?
Beghazi, Obamacare, Syria, Egypt, Libya, Ukraine, the NSA, the IRS, the VA — the drip, drip, drip of scandal and ineptitude goes on and on. To Obama, these are all insignificant matters, nothing more than “bumps in the road.” Yet somehow they keep him from improving the economy, creating jobs, opening the Keystone Pipeline and promoting other policies that “concern the people.”
Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and Eric Holder haven’t had a thing to do with any of this. The Republicans alone are to blame. George Bush started it all, and the mess Obama inherited was so vast and overwhelming that his administration can hardly begin to untangle the massive web of red-tape.
Speaking to his groveling supporters, Obama said that Republicans are “trying to figure out how they can make people sufficiently cynical, sufficiently angry, sufficiently suspicious that they can win the next election. I hate to be blunt about it, but that’s the play.”
OK, so why don’t we really get blunt, Mr. Obama. First of all, you don’t “hate” to be blunt about it, you love it. The cynicism, anger and suspicions arise from your leadership, not the Republicans.
The goal of both parties is to win elections. That is no great insight on Obama’s behavior. What is a source of insight is how quickly he forgets that the Benghazi scandal erupted because he was in the middle of his re-election campaign.
Obama forgets that al-Qaeda has risen like the Phoenix, and terrorism is not nearly as dead as he told us it was. In reality, terrorism and al-Qaeda were never even, as Miracle Max said in “The Princess Bride,” “only mostly dead.”
If Obama has one trait that trumps even his dishonesty, it would have to be gall. No president has ever been as disingenuous, secretive, dishonest or cynical as the current occupant of the White House. And no amount of phony rhetoric can alter what is glaringly obvious.
Bob Taylor has been traveling the world for more than 30 years as a writer and award winning television producer focusing on international events, people and cultures around the globe. Taylor is founder of The Magellan Travel Club (www.MagellanTravelClub.com).
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