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Strawman: Turning His Back On America

2 months, 1 week ago by Strawman

 

 

I was looking at the UK Daily Mail on line recently and came across some coverage I hadn’t seen or heard presented by America’s media.  I saw stories about the riots taking place in Ferguson, Missouri when it dawned on me that the pictures they provided could have come from just about any third world country.  Tear gas, men with guns and riot gear, citizens with their hands in the air—seen it before and I’m sure I’ll see it again.

Another click and there’s a story about the Iraqi Christians stranded on a mountain.  And another about the United States promises, or lack thereof, to help evacuate those Christians in an effort to save their lives.  Some call that which has been going on in Iraq the past few weeks genocide, and ask for the United Nations to jump up and make the bad guys go away.  But it looks as though raping, killing and beheading Christian children in Iraq isn’t important enough for more than a cursory air drop of food and a bomb or two dropped on the bad guys.

Rewind to 1994 when the United Nations, along with the United States, looked the other way while over 800,000 citizens of Rwanda, three quarters of them members of the Tutsi tribe, were massacred.  The U.N. waited until 1996 to get involved.  Pathetic.

Another glance and there’s a story about Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi still being detained in a Mexican prison.  We’ve had a few members of Congress write letters on his behalf and yet another couple of Congressmen actually visit him.  But he’s still in jail.  And the president has still yet to acknowledge his existence.  Tahmooressi, a decorated Marine,  is guilty of crossing into Mexico illegally, by the way.

Click on another link and there’s story about illegals from Central America entering the United States at their leisure.  Here’s one about Governor Rick Perry’s Texas National Guard being deployed to help the Federal Border Control.  Here’s another story about IRS emails—still missing.  And here’s still another about citizens being concerned about the EBOLA virus that’s now in the United States.  Whoops, I almost missed this one about Hamas violating yet another cease fire with Israel.  What is that now—seven or eight?

Just another day in Obama’s America.

And while the U.K. Daily Mail covers these stories and more---in depth—the majority of the American media focus on stories like Tony Stewart being involved in an accident that took the life of a young racer—or Hillary Clinton verbally throwing the president down the stairs for his “lack of action” during her days as Secretary of State—or Robin Williams suicide.  It’s the new TMZ thing that is happening to those “once” sources of hard news.

And the president plays golf. Sure he’s taken a few moments away from the links to tell us he had nothing to do with the United States troops leaving Iraq—to provide a snarky comment on the conduct of the Ferguson, Missouri police department--- or to “hug things out” with Hillary.  But all play and no work makes Obama----Obama.

It’s one thing to be a 23 handicap golfer, but it’s entirely another to be a 23 handicap leader. I just wish he was that good.

It seems as though he’s been the ball out of bounds a lot these last six years and you and I are suffering the penalty strokes.  I'd yell Fore, but that would probably be viewed as noise polution.  Hey, the EPA has to have something to do........

 


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