GIVAT SHMUEL, Israel, January 22, 2014 — Do you remember that one Christmas or Hanukkah when you received that awful gift from a loved one and had no choice to but to contort your face into a smile so forced you looked like Ted Bundy? The worst-case-scenario for kids with parents who weren’t nice enough to let them exchange their new tube socks or (true story) blocks of tofu, was hiding this atrocity in the dark recesses of their closet for all of eternity. No tube socks were forced onto their feet and no tofu was shoved down their throat.
The current actions of the Obama Administration have given terrible gift giving a new aspect of fear.
US Secretary of State John Kerry doesn’t care that Hanukkah passed over two months ago. As he continued to waste tax-payer money the federal government doesn’t have flying to and from the Middle East, he has decided that a belated-Hanukkah gift of imitation “peace in their time” is in order for Israel.
A signed agreement where Israel gives up more land, or releases more convicted murders, for a promise not worth the paper it is written on is the ultimate stinky stocking stuffer.
With the passing of former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, Israel has been forced to relive his decision to unilaterally disengage from Gaza in 2005. The general conclusion is that Sharon himself would have been furious had he known the amount of rocket fire that would continue to rain down on the Jewish State and that the Palestinian population elected Hamas as their new leadership immediately following the withdrawal.
The eviction of these innocent Israelis was meant to be an olive branch extended to Mahmoud Abbas and his people. The Palestinians took this branch and snapped it in half like an insignificant twig.
Now, John Kerry has picked up this twig, wrapped tape around it like a bullied-nerd’s glasses, and is trying to re-gift it to Israel like they are too stupid to see its foreboding wear and tear. This is a new breed of unjustified arrogance only modern day American leadership can justify, and it means Israel is probably better off rolling the dice, or more appropriately, spinning the dreidel, on going it alone.
Former Secretary of State Robert Gates’ new tell-all (about-myself-and-how-great-I-am) book, “Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War,” has been quoted, predictably, by long-time anti-Israel pundit Jeffery Goldberg to hammer the Jewish State. In a column for Bloomberg (no thank you Bill de Blasio for making us miss that guy) News, Goldberg recounts that, “Gates writes that he found Netanyahu so offensive that he once tried to get him banned from the White House.”
Why would he want to ban the leader of America’s only ally in the Middle East? “I was offended by his glibness and his criticism of U.S. policy,” Gates pens, “not to mention his arrogance and outlandish ambition.” To clarify, according to Gates, Benjamin Netanyahu’s refusal to truckle to policies pushed on him by America that he found harmful to his country is “glib” and “arrogant” and wanting his small country, which is surrounded by an endless amount of hostile and violent enemies, to have a shot at survival shows “outlandish ambition.” Gates, like Kerry, holds the pompous belief that whatever America offers, or more accurately, charitably commands, Israel to do is a gift like manna from heaven that it must gratefully and gracefully accept. Please excuse us for a moment while we try to turn our clenched teeth into the smile Israel-haters so desperately demand.
However, just like the Supreme Being he thinks he is, President Barack Obama proves that everything descends from on high. This “here is your gift, now thank me” attitude has been the platform for nearly every policy implemented by this tyrannical president. ObamaCare and his announced overhaul of NSA surveillance are just two recent examples.
ObamaCare was a disaster before it even began, hiring a failed Canadian (way to create American jobs) internet firm, whose senior vice president is a former Princeton classmate of the First Lady (how cruel America has been to her), to create a website that has been crashing since day one. However, the busted website is simply a distraction to divert the American people from the liberty that was taken from them against their will. The people rejected, and continue to reject, ObamaCare. It only received the meek, yet sufficient, backing it needed after the American people were lied to repeatedly by the president, his staff and the liberal media. This leviathan of bureaucracy has been shoved down America’s throat while the administration asks for praise and adulation. How dumb has America become that it elects leaders who think it is acceptable to slap the people in the face and then ask them for a “thank you.”
ObamaCare is a gift no one ever hopped on Santa’s lap and asked for, yet there is sits under our collective tree, more disheartening than a truckload of coal (read: that thing we used to get power from but Obama and the EPA has sought to destroy due to ‘environmental concerns’). At least Santa never had the gall to ask for milk and cookies (read: what children used to enjoy eating as a snack before the First Lady swapped it out for a celery stick) from the fossilized-carbon (gasp!)-getters.
Additionally, President Obama has been ruling by fiat since he has taken office, yet he has never flaunted his lawlessness like he did last week. With regard to his upcoming battle with congress over his NSA surveillance policies, Obama said he’s approved a “new presidential directive for our signals intelligence activities both at home and abroad.” At a cabinet meeting later that day, Obama declared, “We’re not just going to be waiting for legislation in order to make sure that we’re providing Americans the kind of help they need. I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone and I can use that pen to sign executive orders and take executive actions and administrative actions that move the ball forward…”
Once again, the brazen-and-loving-it President has decided that Congress, which is elected by the populous to represent the populous, is less qualified to advocate for what the country wants than he is. This time, he is even arrogant enough to announce his plans to circumvent over 200 years’ worth of safeguards against this type of single-branch tyranny beforehand, and expects the people’s gratitude in return. For the unemployed-and-loving-it, Obama’s pen has become the gift that keeps on giving. For the hard-working Americans who are busting their tails and still not getting by, it is the gift from hell. Not that it matters, Obamaclause is bringing it for us, all wrapped up with a pretty bow, whether we like it or not.
The scary thing is that the liberal nut jobs of America are not done giving. This exceedingly unadulterated egotism is pervasively spreading through the halls of Washington. Next holiday season, expect to see a refurbished Hillary Clinton sitting under your tree and eating your latkes.
Thank you liberal lunatics, but I think we would rather have the tofu.