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Romney Exposes Obama's Ineptness

By Sharon Sebastian · Sep. 14, 2012

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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Related article: Obama & Islam.

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Sharon Sebastian ( 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.


Anthony Cusumano in Macungie. Pa said:

Pray for our country. We need to be on God's side .

Friday, September 14, 2012 at 3:27 PM

S in Oklahoma said:

Our only hope is GOD, but I cannot imagine that He would bother. I am sure the human race is a great disappointment to him.

Friday, September 14, 2012 at 9:20 PM

Melissa Lyles in Newnan, GA said:

I can not believe that our president wants to blame these obviously coordinated attacks on a video. I have watched the video in question. While it was short and low budget, I feel that it was an accurate betrayal of their beliefs. So it boils down to a case of the truth hurts. I believe the president is using this as an excuse to do NOTHING! Really sir, Vegas??? What are u going to do about our dead??? As a nation we should act swiftly and quickly!!!!! Hello!!!! As a mother of a solider I realize sacrifice in ways that other people all over the world will never fully understand unless you walk a mile in my shoes! Where is my Commander in Chief??? You are sending more husbands, sons, brothers, mothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, etc off to further defend this?? Really??? Bring our ambassadors home!!! Stand up and defend our country, our flag, and our freedom. I am ashamed of the presidents lack of "manning up". We are trying to be a helping force in area that has fought for hundreds of years. It is time to stop trying to save everyone in the world and defend our country. Where is the president? What are you doing about this? And for the love of God, stop blaming a video for this terroristic acts against our country. It is time to end this. If they are confused on how to handle it, go ask the Japenese. They know first hand how swift and deadly our wrath can be. God help us all.......

Friday, September 14, 2012 at 10:13 PM

enemaofthestatistquo in GA said:

You know what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, like when you register into a hotel in Vegas you go onto the registered voter rolls as well, Just ask Mr. Boredom- Harry Reid, How The Hell he got re-elected.

Friday, September 14, 2012 at 11:44 PM

Ted R. Weiland in Nebraska said:

Anyone who thinks Romney and the Republicans will solve America's problems, need to read Laurance Vance's "Lies, Damn Lies, and the Republican party Platform" at

Since our current constitutional government, regardless who's running it, has no real answers for how to save America from the precipice upon which she teeters, how about joining in pointing people to the only place answers can be found: Yahweh (the God of the Bible), His Son's blood-atoning sacrifice and resurrection from the grave for us as individuals, and His perfect law and altogether righteous judgments (Psalm 19:7-11) for society, particularly for government.

For more regarding how His laws apply to today, see "Law and Kingdom: Their Relevance Under the New Covenant" at Also, don't miss our Constitution Survey in the right-hand column by which you can receive a free copy of the 85-page "Primer" of "Bible Law vs. the United States Constitution: The Christian Perspective."

Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 9:04 AM

demsarerats in Oregon said:

Romney exposes ineptness, but not Obama’s. Take a look at the ads,

and see why even John McCain is laughing at the weakness of the Romney ads compared to Obama’s.

Your examples of “Romney Exposes Obama's Ineptness,” as in

“Notably, Presidential candidate Romney has already met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel,”


“Romney, on the other hand, has said, "Enough,"

are laughable; 99.99% of the exposing of Obama, in your own article no less, was done by others.

You would do well to do your own exposing of Obama’s ineptness and let Romney do what he does best, look pretty.

I’m sure that you mean well and I intend nothing personal in my comments, but as you can see I’m not yet persuaded that “Romney Exposes Obama's Ineptness.”

Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 8:30 PM

Jimmy in Heath, Ohio replied:

Romney doesn't need to prove obummer's ineptness he's already done it himself.

Sunday, September 16, 2012 at 6:23 AM

Jerry D in Alabama said:

Obama Missed Security Briefings When Warnings Of Possible Attacks Were being received; And No Orders Were Given To Increase Security Measures At Those Installations? And You Want To Focus On Romney's Criticism Of That Obvious Gross Incompetence?

And Now There Is A Concerted Effort On The by The White House To Deflect Attention From those Advance Warnings & focus
on the video, Yet You Are Obsessed with focusing Upon The Candidate's Words? People DIED as a result of the incompetence of this
president & you focus on trivial matters?

According to senior diplomatic sources, the US State Department had credible information about potential violent attacks 48 hours before the mobs charged the consulate in Benghazi.

Either that information never made it into a security briefing which is difficult to believe, or perhaps no one in authority ever saw the information. In either case, no orders were ever issued for any type of increased security measures to be deployed.

And in either case it raises some very serious questions indeed. Are we dealing with a breakdown at the State department, The CIA or perhaps the President's unwillingness to take live security briefings, preferring in many cases to simply read the written briefing.

Nothing like an AMATEUR at the helm who feels OK to skip security briefings to campaign or play golf.

Had Obama took the daily security briefings, he would have learned of the threat of attack. Obama SAYS he READ the briefing? You believe him? And if he did read them, then WHY did he not see the danger and take steps to mitigate that danger with increased marine presence?

And as it turns out, the US Marines in Egypt were not even allowed to carry live ammo!

AN EPIC FAIL !!!!!!!

Sunday, September 16, 2012 at 8:31 AM

Alex in NJ said:

Punish Success.
Reward Failure

Sunday, September 16, 2012 at 11:20 AM

Wayne in Hinesville, GA said:

How can any person look at the last four years and not realize that Obama is incompetent. Unemployment still above 8% and even higher is you count the people who have stopped looking for work. Solyndra, the auto bailout, the apology tour of the Mideast, bypassing Congress when he doesn't get his way, throwing more than a million illegal aliens into the work force when we aren't creating enough jobs now. His own party not coming up with a budget in almost four years and then no one in his own party voting for the budget he submitted. Putting the lives of Seal Team 6 members in jeopardy by revealing that they killed Osama bin Laden. I'm not sure how much more incompetent you can be!

Sunday, September 16, 2012 at 1:53 PM