Just imagine with me for a moment if one of the worst terror attacks ever on European soil occurred while a Republican-conservative president was in the White House. A terrible terror attack carried out by our radical Muslim enemies, not just any radical Muslim group, but the Islamic State itself.
Cuban President Raul Castro, right, and U.S. President Barack Obama attend a baseball match between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Cuban national baseball team in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, March 22, 2016. (Ismael Francisco/Cubadebate via AP)
Imagine some of the Americans who died included the wife of a U.S. military officer, a beautiful young couple, and a young brother and sister. Imagine that three Mormon missionaries were badly hurt and among the other Americans injured were my own neighbors here in Henderson, Nevada (with the husband having part of his leg amputated).
Now imagine this Republican-conservative president away on a trip visiting a mass-murdering fanatical right-wing regime that routinely arrests, tortures and murders its own citizens who have different political beliefs. A right wing regime that murders liberal dissidents. A right-wing regime with economic policies that violates civil rights every second of every day, and leaves its own people living in misery and poverty.
Imagine our president hanging out in that country, having fun, enjoying himself, partying, allowing himself to be photographed and videotaped laughing, smiling, doing the wave at baseball games - all while our citizens and our allies lie dead in the streets of Europe.
You don’t have to imagine. President Barack Obama did all of that in Cuba only days ago. Except Cuba happens to be a communist regime run by left-wing murdering despots.
Imagine this Republican-conservative president being unwilling to cut his trip short, only a few miles off the coast of America to deal with this terrible terrorist crisis involving our sworn enemy, our allies and dead Americans. He needs to show leadership to the American people. But he refuses to interrupt his vacation. To this president doing the wave is leadership.
Imagine this Republican president thinking it’s okay to go to a baseball game instead of dealing with a massive terrorist attack.
Imagine instead of him looking solemn at the baseball game, he looks like the happiest man on the face of the earth. He looks like he doesn’t have a care in the world. He’s smiling and high-fiving and waving while my neighbor’s leg is being amputated.
Does this sound like the actions of a sane man?
Wait, it gets better.
Then instead of going home to deal with this terrible tragedy - which security experts believe could signal America is at risk for an imminent terror attack too - and while Islamic State announces they are sending 400 specially trained suicide bombers to unleash a new bloodbath across Europe, our Republican-conservative president decides it’s more important to continue his trip to Argentina, where he dances the Tango in front of the world. He might as well put a rose in his teeth and join the cast of “Dancing with the Stars.”
It’s a surreal scene.
US President Barack Obama (L) and First Lady Michelle Obama (2nd R) dance tango with dancers during a state dinner at the Kirchner Cultural Centre in Buenos Aires on March 23, 2016. (Photo: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
Still think these are the actions of a sane world leader? They sure sound to me like the actions and mindset of a mentally-ill psychopath despot of a third world nation.
Continue using your imagination.
As a conservative I can think of nothing more extreme, disgusting or sickening ideaology than communism. Tens of millions have been murdered in the name of communism. Experts put the figure at 94 million. Hundreds of millions have lived lives of desperation because of communism. What is the difference between communism and Nazism? Didn’t Joseph Stalin and Pol Pot and Mao Zedong kill tens of millions, just like Adolf Hitler? Of course they did. All done in the name of communism.
Well suppose a Republican-conservative president gave a lecture to school kids in Argentina telling them to:
"Stop using labels. Don’t worry about Nazism or capitalism. Those are just words. Forget labels, from now on just mix the two. Use whatever works best. Grab some Nazi ideas and mix them with capitalism. No problem."
That's exactly what Obama did in Argentina.
He gave a lecture trying to convince school kids that there's no difference between the greatest economic system in world history (capitalism) and a system that murdered 94 million human beings (communism).
And all of this was more important to our president than rushing home to deal with Islamic State.
Don’t forget this is the guy who called Islamic State “the JV team.” This is the guy who swears he has "the best strategy" to defeat Islamic State. Yet that JV team has carried out two recent massive attacks in both Paris and Belgium. What if that was a Republican-conservative president with egg on his face and murders on his hands? How would the liberal press respond?
Wait it gets better.
The attack in Belgium occurred because over a million Muslim migrants were let into Europe. Don’t take my word for it. Islamic State themselves announced they’ve smuggled thousands of terrorists into Europe posing as refugees and migrants. European leaders opened the front door to let in people that killed and maimed their own citizens, even while admitting the danger.
Obama’s reaction to this was to immediately announce he will import more Muslim refugees into America.
He's doubling down. He is more intent than ever to bring Muslims to America, knowing that it's almost a certainty some of them will kill Americans once they get here. The people they kill could be your children.
Is this not the very definition of insanity?
Imagine if a Republican-conservative president, immediately after a series of Christian right-wing terror attacks, boldly bragged that he intended to bring in more right-wing extremist Christian refugees from that specific region of the terror attack?
What would the media say? What would Democrat leaders say? What would anyone with common sense say?
Even assuming most of the Muslim refugees Obama wants to import to America are good people and forgetting that America is broke and heavily in debt and virtually 100 percent of Muslim refugees will need welfare, food stamps, free education, and free healthcare for a long period of time, while many of America’s own veterans are destitute, homeless and over 300,000 may have died while on waiting lists at Veterans Affairs hospitals all because we don't have the money.
Forgetting all that, even if only one out of every 1,000 Muslim refugees intends to kill, maim or brutalize Americans and cause billions of dollars in damage to the U.S. economy, why would any politician in his right mind desperately want to bring that danger to America? Why court disaster? Why dare Islamic State to send killers our way? Is America flush with money? Are we flush with jobs?
Why do we need any new immigrants, let alone dangerous or deadly ones, when 94 million working-age Americans have no jobs? Don’t forget the middle class is being ravaged by the costs of Obamacare - up 28 percent since 2009. There is no money to take care of the healthcare of 320 million American citizens, let alone millions of desperately poor non-English speaking newcomers.
Why would a president of a country in debt and crisis be so desperate to bring a wave of new poverty, dependence, violence, crime and death to America?
I know what I’d say if a Republican-conservative president did all this. I’d say the president is either mentally ill, legally insane, or a traitor out to destroy his own country.
It’s time to ask the question out loud. Is President Obama insane? Because if not, the alternative is even worse.
If not, we have a traitor in the White House.
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