CHARLOTTE, N.C., January 29, 2015 — President Obama has been lying to the American people for so long that he isn’t even good at it any more. Prevarication used to be Obama’s strength, but “the little boy who cried wolf” has used up his supply of mistruths and falsehoods.
On March 3, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will address congress. Bibi’s words will be much closer to a State of the Union address than Obama’s.
Following Netanyahu’s speech, Obama will snub his visit; the Obama Administration supposedly does not want to interfere with the upcoming elections in Israel. That excuse is as hollow as the president’s reasons for skipping the solidarity demonstration in Paris after the Charlie Hebdo attacks.
Obama is superb at lying with a straight face, but he has lost the ability to convince the world he is being truthful. Not that he cares. Each day he spends in office now is nothing more an effort to get him to the next, until he can pass his flickering torch and aberrant record to whoever follows him.
Obama honestly believes he has accomplished great things for the American people. The sad fact is that his greatest achievement will be to leave office. That will be his real legacy.
The president is crying foul over the Netenyahu visit and the impropriety of a head of state bypassing executive approval by going directly to congress. Not that Obama has never used similar tactics himself, ignoring the legislative branch of government on several occasions.
Far worse, and much less reported by the media, is that while the administration claims it does not want to interfere with Israel’s elections, it already has operatives in that country who are aiding Netnayahu’s opposition.
It is good for Netanyahu to show that he has the internal strength to challenge the American president. After all, if you want to go tit for tat, Obama ignored Bibi once at the White House, too.
Obama’s vindictiveness is hard for some people to grasp. One way or another, in the end he’s gonna getcha. He cannot help it. It is ingrained in his psyche.
Former President George W. Bush once said, “you’re either with us or against us,” but even he was not as vindictive as the man who followed him into the Oval Office.
Congress is considering the possibility of expanding sanctions on Iran to slow the development of their nuclear arms program. Obama says he will veto any proposed sanctions, but his problem is that there may be enough detractors within his own party to override the veto.
That would not sit well with Obama. In his world, a veto is a one-way street.
Robert Menendez, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations committee disagrees with Obama. “The more I hear from the administration and its quotes, the more it sounds like talking points that come straight out of Tehran. And it feeds to the Iranian narrative of victimization, when they are the ones with original sin, an illicit nuclear weapons program going back over the course of 20 years that they are unwilling to come clean on. So I don’t know why we feel compelled to make their case,” said Menendez.
With several other Democrats in agreement with Menendez, there appears to be enough internal dissent that Netanyahu’s speech could be the catalyst that causes Obama’s veto pen to run out of ink.
So while Benjamin Netanyahu speaks the truth to congress, Obama plots against him with more back-stabbing threats and flowery, yet dishonest rhetoric.
Who would have ever thought that there would come a time in American history when two voices from the Middle East, Israel and Egypt, would be more trustworthy for Americans than their own president?
Even Rod Serling’s Twilight Zone could not have created this script.
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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