President Obama’s ideological disconnect from reality leaves him incapable of providing the leadership America needs.
On Fox News’s “O’Reilly Factor” on June 13th, 2014, Bill O’Reilly said:
“When Putin invaded Crimea, the Administration was “surprised”. When terrorists killed 4 Americans (one a U.S. Ambassador) in Benghazi…the Administration was surprised. When the VA Scandal came to light…the Administration was…caught by surprise. When thousands of illegal children started crossing the border…the Administration was…caught by surprise. Now Baghdad is failing and the Administration…is caught by surprise.”
Bill O’Reilly was talking about the President having an incompetent team that was not advising him on important matters. I believe the problem is much worse that that. I believe President Obama is so committed to his ideology that he only listens to those in his Administration that share that ideology and together they make an echo chamber that makes them deaf to the realities that crash up against that ideology. I believe that he and his core followers within his administration believe that it is best for America for them to implement the far left agenda as much as possible during his time left in office regardless of Constitutional restrictions or other laws of the land and regardless of how bad their actions hurt the average American taxpayer.
There are many examples of the President putting his ideology ahead of the law and America’s interests:
The Keystone XL Pipeline: His ideology tells him that opening up this pipeline will just enhance our use of carbon-emitting fossil fuels and that it is better for America not to get the benefits of the Keystone pipeline, which would add tens of thousands of jobs and reduce our dependency on Middle Eastern oil.
Releasing the 5 Taliban from Gitmo: Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl being released in exchange for 5 Taliban despite the law requiring Congress to be notified 30 days prior to any such release.
The EPA Mandates-by-Decree: The liberals have given up the idea of using the Constitutional process to enact laws to force America to accept their Man-Made Global Warming ideology on America. They realize that too many Democrat Senators and Representatives will vote against that type of legislation because it would cost them their jobs come the next election. So now they just put fellow ideologues in positions of power within the EPA and have them issue decrees such as new carbon emission requirements for coal power plants that Congress has always refused to pass.
Using the IRS as a political tool: It has been proven now that the Obama Administration used the IRS to prevent groups opposed to his reelection from completing their registration process as a non-profit. This prevented them from doing the activities they wanted to do during the 2012 campaign. Meanwhile, the IRS processed many pro-Obama nonprofits so they could assist with his reelection efforts. Using the IRS as a weapon against political opponents is as bad or worse than what was done during Watergate.
Dozens of Changes-by-Decree to Obamacare: He has unilaterally made numerous changes to the law without any regard to what the disasterous law he pushed through actually says. Regardless of how horrible the law is for America, it is a law passed by Congress. A president that can take a law and enforce what parts he chooses and make unilateral changes to it without bothering to follow the Constitutional process is a danger to our country’s future.
The Benghazi Cover Up: The administration is covering up their attempts at portraying the attack as protests over a video other than a large, coordinated Al-Qaeda linked terrorist attack. They knew from the moment it was happening that it was a terrorist attack…but that would have undermined Obama, who was in the middle of his reelection campaign and was saying in speech after speech that he’d beaten Al-Qaeda. It wouldn’t do at all to have to admit that a major Al-Qaeda terrorist attack had killed a US Ambassador and 3 SEALS. So the Obama Admin began the cover up while the attack was still going on..,not even allowing the military to try to save them. THAT is the true cover up.
It is expected that presidents, the highest level of a politician, act political. It is expected that they decide that they were put into office by those that felt they were the best candidate to lead our country. But there is also an expectation that a president will surround themselves with capable staff members who will provide them with the information they need to lead. It is expected that the president will have those on his staff who can go up to the president and tell him that what he is doing is actually harming the country regardless of what their ideology tells them. It is expected that the president will take the lead in international affairs to ensure America’s best interests are met. Several recent polls show that pretty much everyone other than those that share his far left agenda have concluded that President Obama is incapable of meeting these expectations. And America and many other parts of the world are being hurt by his inability to be an affective leader.
The world cannot afford to have an American president that is incapable of leading efforts of both war and peace on the world stage. It makes that world a much more dangerous place and hurts America in many long-lasting ways. Beyond his ideology, President Obama is an empty suit, incapable of leading and uncaring of the consequences of his agenda.
At this point, all we can hope for is a Republican House (and hopefully Senate come November) that can limit the amount of damage caused by this failed leader. Let us hope that the voters of 2016 are not so enamored of a “cool” candidate that they forget to see if the candidate is actually capable of the job.