3 months ago by Strawman
Who’s really calling the shots at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue? In the past few years the thought has been floated around that President Obama’s strings are being pulled by a number of behind-the-scenes “advisors”. Most of whom are of the un-elected female variety. And there are plenty of reasons to work that thought into the conversation.
Remember the photo of Mr. Obama; eyes glued to supposed real-time shots of the capture/killing of Osama Bin-Laden? “Obama got him!”, cheered his minions in the press. Only to learn later that the President had to be pulled off of the golf course and lured away from the card table in time for the photo op. A big part of the decision making process on the raid into Pakistan? I think not. That would have required a backbone and leadership and Obama has yet to demonstrate he possess either.
And then there are the missing hours during the Benghazi crisis. Obama again, AWOL during a key time in our nation’s history, still yet to reveal where he was and what he was doing as four brave American’s were left to twist in the wind and perish at the hands of yet to be captured assailants. There’s the infamous order to “stand down”, telling those who could of, perhaps, saved Glen Doherty, Tyrone Woods, Christopher Stevens and Sean Smith—not to respond. It’s an order that we now learn may have been issued by appointed Obama advisor and long-time family friend, Valerie Jarrett.
And now, days after the chemically induced massacre in Syrian, Obama, after beating his chest, calling out Congress and failing to attract even ONE ally who agrees with him, Saturday, made this statement: "I have decided that the United States should take military action against Syrian regime targets," Mr. Obama said, appearing alongside Vice President Joe Biden. "While I believe I have the authority to carry out this military action without specific congressional authorization, I know that the country will be stronger if we take this course, and our actions will be even more effective. We should have this debate, because the issues are too big for business as usual."
The term, ”business as usual”, as used in this context, would lead one to believe (or at least it does me), that he is the only person in the country who, by bringing Congress into the conversation, is doing the “right thing.” But, had you heard comments made by Obama and Biden earlier in the week, they were going to attack Syria WITHOUT Congressional support. Because they were right and the rest of the planet was wrong.
So why the sudden change in direction? Was it the English Parliament voting not to work with the United States on the Syrian attack? Was it France (you’re kidding, right?) choosing to pass? Or was it an advisor wearing 3 inch heels, a skirt and push-up bra (no, I’m not referring to John Boehner) who finally got the President’s attention by jerking on his leash.
Here’s my take; women shop, men buy. Women will take a week to buy a pair of shoes; men take about 7 minutes. Valerie Jarrett, Michelle Obama and God knows who else are really calling the shots in the White House. And that explains, in some respects, why Mr. Obama consistently makes the wrong call at the wrong time. No one can make a decision, so they don’t—instead leaving America’s first black President to mumble incoherent diatribes and promises that contradict statements he’s made in the past.
If anyone ever needed proof that our current Commander in Chief is in way over his head, just take a look at his lack of leadership, and the incompetence displayed by his administration over the past 12 months. That should be more than enough.
Is it 2016 yet?