Romney Exposes Obama's Ineptness
In the aftermath of the attack on the U.S. embassy in Egypt and the brutal murder of four Americans in Libya, Barack Obama prepared for a fund-raising swing to Las Vegas leaving Governor Mitt Romney to take a strong stand for America. America's longing for leadership in the White House was heightened by Romney's statesman-like response to the initial attack in Egypt that was followed by the subsequent violent deaths in Libya of four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens. For fifteen long hours after the beginning of the assaults, Obama remained silent while the violence escalated. In a leadership void, Presidential candidate Mitt Romney stepped forward before Americans to give an appropriate and firm response.
Human Events reports, “The UK Independent on Friday published a bombshell report on the deadly attack that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens, in Libya. The report alleges that "the U.S. State Department had credible information 48 hours before mobs charged the consulate in Benghazi, that American missions may be targeted, but no warnings were given for diplomats to go on high alert and 'lockdown,' under which movement is severely restricted.” Without intercession by the American President or the government and police forces in Libya, Islamist extremist mobs were able to lay siege to torture, kill, and plunder.
In the wake of the spreading violence in the Middle East and the Obama administration's subsequent apology-first response to the attackers followed by an admonition, commentator Charles Krauthammer, a seasoned political observer, took to the airwaves and declared Barack Obama, “An arrogant amateur.” News reports abound that Obama is on record as having skipped 50% of his intelligence briefings. Evidence of that are Obama and his surrogate's recent campaign proclamations that Al-Qaeda has been defeated. Obama's camp raises its own naïve spectacle of “Mission Accomplished” as Al-Qaeda continues to sponsor and execute violent uprisings throughout the region. As further violence erupted, Obama prioritized his election campaigning over the growing crisis. Void of a resolute foreign policy to protect American interests, he packed his bags and headed to Las Vegas for a fundraiser.
Notably, Presidential candidate Romney has already met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel, our strongest ally in a region of the world that is dissolving into chaos and increased violence on a daily basis. Obama has yet to visit Israel, but made time to go to Saudi Arabia to bow before the King as well as a trip to Egypt where he stirred up the Arab Spring – all the while turning his back on the freedom fighters in Iran. As a result of Obama's intervention into the region, the Middle East has become a powder keg. Obama conveyed a confused message on Telemundo in regard to Egypt that: “I don't think that we would consider them an ally, but we don't consider them an enemy.” Yet, in regard to our friend Israel, Obama is reportedly too busy campaigning and going on late night TV to meet with Netanyahu in New York as Iran threatens both Israel and the United States with a nuclear holocaust as it develops the bomb.
Mitt Romney's leadership exposed more than Barack Obama's ineptness in foreign policy. Coupled with his domestic policy, one indisputable personality trait jumps out. Obama's self-identity is consistently invested with underachievement and with those who harbor anti-American sentiments. Obama has written that his basic concepts of government were formed by the cadre of friends he sought out in college who morphed into the current ranking members he recruits into his administration. Obama writes he preferred self-proclaimed Socialists, Marxists, and anti-Capitalists whom he claims swayed and continue to sway how he governs. Obama has written that he openly sought out “radicals” among his professors and schoolmates in a school that was dominated by Socialists and Marxists who wanted to bring down America's free enterprise and capitalist system. Collectivism was their byword that relegated American citizenry to a level of mediocrity and a herd like mentality “to follow” without questioning. Their ideology is the antithesis of America and American ideals. Consequently, a pattern has evolved in both Obama's foreign and domestic policies as he applies his radical ideology to both.
An example of how Obama tortures logic and reality to fit his own disturbing radical and collectivist view is an executive order that his Justice Department is prepared to foist upon America's schoolchildren. Reported by the Daily Caller, a recent executive order signed by Obama will set-up quotas to force children, who do not qualify by current school standards as malcontents, into the ranks of those requiring disciplinary action or suspension. Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder are reportedly disturbed by the imbalance of the number of minorities who act out in school and comprise higher percentages of those needing disciplinary action or suspension. Instead of taking a strong stand against bad behavior, Obama seeks to mask the statistics by forcing more Asian and white students onto the detention rolls and classifying them as disorderly troublemakers. It has become clear that Obama does not champion success in the marketplace and now wants to “level the field” by falsely impugning students in the classroom, leaving a black mark on their educational records. Obama wants to equate, through a government imposed quota system, a false categorization of non-disruptive students into a base level of behavior with disruptive students. The Daily Caller reports:
“What this means is that whites and Asians will get suspended for things that blacks don't get suspended for,” because school officials will try to level punishments despite groups' different infraction rates, predicted Hans Bader, a counsel at the Competitive Enterprise Institute. “It is too bad that the president has chosen to set up a new bureaucracy with a focus on one particular racial group, to the exclusion of all others,” said Roger Clegg, the president of the Center for Equal Opportunity.
Obama creates real victims as he seeks to excuse rather than eliminate bad behavior and he cries racism rather than impose discipline. America's children, especially our black children that Obama has targeted as being at the heart of the issue, need help, not excuses. That Obama has a deep-seated bias is indisputable when it comes to placing blame. An example is Obama's charge that Cambridge cops acted “stupidly” and implied racism when his professor friend reportedly acted badly. Even New York Times Columnist Maureen Dowd picked up on Obama's message of deflecting blame. Dowd wrote about Obama's re-nomination acceptance speech in which Obama blamed the American people, not himself for his failed administration: “…he told us that America's problems were tougher to solve than he had originally thought. And, that is why he has kindly agreed to give us more time. Because, after all, it's our fault.” Dowd chided Obama by writing, “Our forebearing leader didn't pander to us with that standard break-up line: It's not you, it's me. He gave it to us straight, it's not me, it's you.” Off-shifting the blame onto Americans for his failures, Obama unabashedly excuses himself.
How does his pattern of “excuses” reflect on how Obama handles foreign policy? Though not in any way to be compared with previous examples; Obama's pattern of excuses repeatedly reveal his global biases. Radical Islam is no exception. Obama tends to find some excuse for the actions of Islamic extremists and assigns Americans partial responsibility for the radicals “bad behavior.” Obama is quick to point out that it is not his failed foreign policy of appeasement and feckless action, but the American people who are somehow to blame for attacks against us, thereby necessitating him to render an apology to America's enemies. Instead of taking a strong stance to hold Egypt's new government accountable with consequences, Obama bypasses Congress with plans to award $1.5 billion of Americans' hard earned tax dollars to the new Egyptian leadership, the Muslim Brotherhood.
Romney, on the other hand, has said, “Enough.” Americans not only need a responsible grown-up in the White House, but leadership. Romney acknowledged that the attacks were planned and executed on 9/11 by America's enemies – radical, extremist Muslims. Americans reacted favorably to Romney as they got a glimpse of his leadership. Romney revealed a Reagan-esque quality when he faced-down a hostile press and stood not only his ground, but America's ground. Obama harbors a destructive mentality that sets America on a dangerous course both at home and globally. All Americans suffer the consequences of his actions. The tragedy is that so many Americans voted for a smooth operator, a phantom Obama, who never existed to begin with and made promises about a stronger America that he never intended to keep. In the blame game, Obama wants us to believe that it is not him or them, it's us.
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Sharon Sebastian (www.DarwinsRacists.com) is an author, writer, and contributor to various forms of media including cultural and political broadcasts, print, and online websites. In addition to the heated global debate on creation vs. evolution, her second book, Darwin's Racists - Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, highlights the impact of Social Darwinism's Marxist/Socialist underpinnings on the culture, the faith and current policy out of Washington.