Roger Cohen’s The Great Unraveling, followed by Stephen Hayes’ Failure Upon Failure, are two brilliantly written compositions from opposite ends of the political alley that say plenty while revealing nothing new! In other words, tell us something we don’t already know! Please!!
Mr. Hayes does a wonderful job of describing the complete and total failure that is Obama… “As we approach the sixth anniversary of his election, the Obama presidency is in tatters. Obama’s policies, foreign and domestic, are widely seen as failed or failing. His approval rating is near its lowest point. Obama’s base of support is loyal and fierce and shrinking. Much of the country sees him as incompetent or untrustworthy, and government, far from being “cool,” is a joke on good days and a threat on bad ones.”…while dancing around the failure of the system that allowed either a most incompetent man or a most nefarious man into the most powerful office in the world to begin with!
And on the other hand we have Mr. Cohen who actually writes “How could this happen?” in the opening sentence of his… “The nation’s leader mockingly derided his own “wan, diffident, professorial” approach to the world, implying he was none of these things, even if he gave that appearance. He set objectives for which he had no plan. He made commitments he did not keep. In the way of the world these things were noticed. Enemies probed. Allies were neglected, until they were needed to face the decapitators who talked of a Caliphate and called themselves a state. Words like “strength” and “resolve” returned to the leader’s vocabulary. But the world was already adrift, unmoored by the retreat of its ordering power. The rule book had been ripped up.”…never answering the question, or the much greater sin…never taking ownership for his part in ushering in the very cause of the “unraveling” he took the time to write about in the first place!
It’s as if William Tell lined up on one side of the apple, and Robin Hood lined up on the other side. They both missed the apple and hit themselves in the crossfire leaving Obama unscathed…as usual! And that’s because there is no possible way to answer Cohen’s opening question without going directly to the issue of Obama’s illegitimacy and the culpability of those who “installed” him! Nobody, it seems, has the cajones to get anywhere near that pink elephant…much less draw a bead on it! Fine…cower at your own peril, oh courageous men of letters that you are. But ask yourselves this. Have you thought this through to the other side, after the leviathan collapses under the weight of its own lies and corruption? How will you explain yourselves to those of us left standing?
Americans know they’re being lied to for the very same reason MSNBC is in a ratings spiral. They’re smart enough to realize that “Leaning Forward” is really propaganda code for “FALLING BACKWARDS”…without you telling them!
They know they can’t trust a President whose EPA and IRS have the only lost email epidemic known to man! They know they can’t trust a President who promises to dismantle a savage threat by cutting and running from it!
They know they can’t trust a President who deliberately covered up the truth about Benghazi and the Secret Service breach in Columbia to protect his 2012 re-election bid, and now plots to deceive the American people yet again to protect the Mid-Terms by delaying the result of the treasonous Bergdahl Scandal investigations until after the elections!
And they sure as hell know they can’t trust the man whose very name has become synonymous with scandal and deception to protect them from the same deadly outbreak that he assured them was “unlikely” to begin with! Gosh…“ To Protect and Defend” sure don’t seem to mean what it once did, now does it?
Fact is, when journalists avoid the Truth as well as the politicians hide it, the rest of us aren’t very far from losing the greatest Republic the world has ever known! Chew on that this Thanksgiving Dear Friend!