Last night President Barack Hussein Obama delivered his farewell address last night in Chicago. In full disclosure I watched ESPN “Super Tuesday” College Basketball…and what an awesome college football national championship game, huh? Congratulations to Coach Dabo Sweeney and the Clemson Tigers, a classic game indeed.
Ok, out with the old, and in with the new. As of this writing, Obama has 9 days, 4 hours, 56 minutes, and 50 seconds before we sing “Happy Trails.” I think we can all agree, we’ve heard it all from Obama, and another speech? Well, I for one can do without.
And here’s something, from a policy and character perspective, that Israel can do without.
As reported by Breaking Israel News, “President Barack Obama dismissed charges that he had betrayed Israel by failing to veto a harmful United Nations resolution which condemned Israeli construction in the Biblical heartland, telling Israeli media that he had “an obligation to do what I think is right.”
In an interview with Israeli Channel 2 TV, Obama said that he did not understand the “sense of betrayal” that Israeli leaders and citizens had expressed when he went against longstanding US policy to support Israel’s interests at the UN, calling the outraged reactions “hyperbole” and suggesting that they were a ploy to remove scrutiny from so-called settlements.“That kind of hyperbole, those kinds of statements, don’t have a basis in fact,” he told the interviewer, adding that they “may work well with respect to deflecting attention from the problem of settlements.”
In an interview with Israeli Channel 2 TV, Obama said that he did not understand the “sense of betrayal” that Israeli leaders and citizens had expressed when he went against longstanding US policy to support Israel’s interests at the UN, calling the outraged reactions “hyperbole” and suggesting that they were a ploy to remove scrutiny from so-called settlements.“That kind of hyperbole, those kinds of statements, don’t have a basis in fact,” he told the interviewer, adding that they “may work well with respect to deflecting attention from the problem of settlements.”Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had responded to the resolution’s passage with a statement blaming Obama for his decision to abstain from the vote, thereby allowing it to pass. “The Obama administration not only failed to protect Israel against the UN’s obsession with Israel, it collaborated with the UN behind Israel’s back,” read the angry statement. But Obama implied that the fury and shock displayed by Israel’s leadership were simply political moves which might “play well” with the government’s supporters. “They may play well with Bibi’s (Netanyahu’s) political base, as well as the Republican base here in the United States, but they don’t match up with the facts,” Obama said. “The fact of the matter is that I’m president until January 20, and I have an obligation to do what I think is right.”
So, Mr. “I Have a Pen and a Phone” is now deciding, in full arrogance, what he thinks is right when it comes to a sovereign nation, supposedly our best ally in the Middle East. I have to ask ol’ Barry, did you also think it was right to dispatch your campaign operatives to Israel in an attempt to influence and undermine the reelection of Prime Minister Netanyahu? I suppose you also think it’s right to give billions of financial resources to the number one state sponsor of Islamic terrorism who’ve vowed to wipe Israel off the face of the earth.
Just gotta tell ya folks, I’m quite sure Israel is saying, with friends like Obama, who needs an enemy? Then again, we should just acquiesce to Obama and allow him to define what is a “stab in the back” regardless of the bloody knife in his hand.
Just ask yourself, would we in America sit back calmly and allow someone to determine who can build homes, neighborhoods and communities in Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas along the border? What if Liechtenstein’s leaders decided that the United States had illegally taken land from Mexico and that the current border is invalid…you know, he just had to do what he thought was right.
But what is missing from this whole equation is that it was the United States — well, Obama himself — who encouraged the drafting of this Resolution 2334 in the UN Security Council, his parting gift to Israel and Netanyahu. And when the incoming Trump administration staved off Egypt’s introduction of the resolution, well, Obama, John Kerry, and Samantha Power found another country to do their dirty work.
And of course, all this occurred the week before Christmas. As Obama said, I am the president until January 20th…and we’re all counting the days, sir. And to what facts is Obama referring to? Oops, I forgot, the only fact that matters to Obama is that he’s president, and WILL do what he thinks is right.
This is why I find it so hypocritical and ironic that the progressive socialist left uses the terms fascist and dictator when they describe Donald J. Trump. If anything, Trump would have had a great example with our 44th president, Barry Soetoro. You know, if “I” can’t get what I want, I’ll just sign an edict.
This is why I chose not to watch yet another Obama self-indulging performance of grand proportions. I’ve watched his actions, before, during, and doggone he’s not going away, after his presidency.
Those actions have spoken volumes about his character, along with his belligerent delusional state of mind. These past eight years have been about a person who felt he knew what was right, and saw the world in that manner. Regardless of the outcomes and facts, it all came down to one thing: he was president, and he would do what is right.
If there’s any defining aspect of the Obama years; if there’s any way to characterize Obama’s presidency, legacy or farewell address, it comes down to his belief that he, and only he, knew what was right.
This obtuse state of denial and enrapture with his own existence is why Obama sees everyone else as just too ignorant to comprehend his vision. This is why Obama is angrier than a bunch of yellow jackets that the next president of the United States is Donald Trump. It is beyond unconscionable that Obama was rejected and repudiated — after all, he was the guy who was cheered and celebrated in Europe. And now he’ll be cast upon the ash heap of history, which will judge him harshly. Yes, history will not be favorable to Obama, and he knows that — and so do his progressive socialist acolytes. And they are angry as well. This was never a return to Camelot; it was more of a Potemkin Village, and if you don’t know what that is, it’s because you attended a public school that didn’t teach history.
Obama was all smoke and mirrors, a deception, a really good magic trick, but in the end it was never reality, just a figment of all our imaginations. This was an imaginary moment rooted all in one person’s mind, because they defined right. Obama embraced the liberal progressive concept that “right” is relative to interpretation, as with our Constitution.
So farewell Barack Hussein Obama. You think it was right to essentially justify Islamic terrorist violence against Israeli citizens building communities in their own country? I think you should be reminded of this Bible verse, Genesis 12:3 (NIV), “I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.” I think I’ll side with this version of what’s right.
Oh yeah, Israel has cut $6 million in funding to the United Nations because of this resolution. I bet they can’t wait until a new Trump administration cuts even more from this aggregation of despots, dictators and autocrats. And we will not restore those funds, even if one Barack Hussein Obama becomes UN Secretary-General…as he tries again to do what he thinks is right.