When the allied coalition landed in Normandy on D-Day the casualties were appalling, but the West had made a decision. Germany had to be stopped. Violent aggression was intolerable and we ended it. Can we say the same thing about Muslims in the Middle East, North Africa, and elsewhere? Do they have the courage to die by the thousands to put an end to Islamic aggression that threatens the world, or do they prefer to play games that have a very different payoff and will never put a stop to the bloodshed?
Presidential candidates should campaign with paper bags over their heads. When the election is over the winner can pull the bag off so we can see who we voted for. Why? To stop voters from casting ballots because of hype and overblown expectations.
It is easy to blame Obama’s deplorably bad leadership for the global deterioration of U.S. foreign policy, but the truth is he is only partially responsible for the mess we are in. That doesn’t mean he hasn’t made long-standing threats worse. His dangerous, single-minded determination to change America’s role from the leader in world affairs to a community member has hurt us. So has a history of stupid foreign policy mistakes that will be with us for a very long time.
Don’t blame the likes of Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson for what liberalism is doing to America. At best they are has-beens and puppets for the real agitators, the ones with the power to persuade, to divide, and to force the country to follow their dictates. These troublemakers are in the nation’s face every day. Think Obama. Think Holder. Think Lynch, if her approval ever gets past the Senate.
The consequences of the Republican failure to stand up to Obama’s immigration action may come faster than we feared (see: Broken GOP Leaders Take Their Last Stand). The Justice Department was busy last week. On Thursday the announcement came that an emergency motion for a stay of State of Texas v. United States of America and a motion to speed up the government’s appeal of the injunction had been filed.
Someone wiser than me confided that the secret to college is understanding that you are persevering against nothing. The only thing you are fighting is yourself as you acquire lots of debt to attend classes you will never use and study long, lonely hours while living like a pauper. If you stick with it, you get a piece of paper with very tangible rewards. You will have succeeded in the face of nothing through your own strength and perseverance. Is affordable college the same kind of endeavor, or will the federal quest to make higher education cheap also make it dumber?
Alas, Ferguson did not play into the Justice Department’s hands as liberal Washington must have hoped. Attorney General Holder tried to get around his promise that his department would not “arrive at a particular outcome”1 by editorializing about the DOJ’s findings and pushing the civil rights and race relations envelope:
U.S. exceptionalism became a lost cause when we chose government over greatness. Our vision of an exceptional America was already in a death spiral when Obama made his infamous anti-private sector slur:
When it comes to destroying America, conservatives tend to think that no one can top Obama. Now we have to wonder whether our demise will be hastened by simpleminded progressive recklessness or a hapless Republican majority. What happened to our first line of defense against Democratic idiocy?
When will taxpayers stop being victimized by the biggest federal scam of all? It works like this: the Federal Government threatens us with arrest and imprisonment if we don’t give it money. Then it wastes, misspends, or outright loses the money it takes in while it blames us for not giving enough to buy opportunity for kids, minorities, and other sacred cows. State governments do the same thing and they also blame Washington for not being generous enough to make up for what it dumps on their budgets. So here is the question no one ever answers: how much tax money do we have to waste for Democrats to be able to keep whining that they don’t have enough?
Does it matter whether Obama loves America? He was elected to do a job, not wear his emotions on his sleeve. He is, after all, just a politician. Given what so many of his kind do after they are elected we have to question whether more than a handful care about anything but their bank accounts. In the end the real question isn’t how Obama feels about this country. The issue is how successful he is at turning his damaging beliefs into policy. So far he’s had a pretty good run. What does that mean for you? You can still love your country. What about our president?