Category Archives: Obama

Above the Law

above the lawAre some people above the law?

FBI Director Comey told Congress that Hillary was “extremely careless” and “negligent.” He said she lied about classified information on her private server (but not to the FBI). And he said her lawyers wiped emails from her server. Then he let her off the hook.

Attorney General Loretta Lynch, uninfluenced by her surprise meeting with Bill Clinton, proclaimed the case closed.

Above The Law

Paul Mirengoff at Powerline thinks Comey was protecting the will of the people. Democratic voters didn’t care about her emails when they nominated her for president.

But Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan says, “Americans’ trust in their government is at an all-time low.”

Considering police killings of Alton Sterling and  Philando Castile, followed by the murder of five police officers in Dallas, Congressman Jordan might have a point.

Sell Guns to ISIS

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Last week Senate Republicans voted to deny the executive branch the power to revoke second amendment rights without due process.  Leading Democrats accused Republicans of wanting to sell guns to ISIS.

Sell Guns to Mexican Drug Cartel

Early in the Obama administration ATF actually did sell weapons to members of the Mexican Drug cartel. The program was called Operation Fast and Furious. It was a scheme to track the movement of weapons to Mexican crime scenes. The Justice Department called it gun walking. But ATF lost track of where the guns walked.

Sheryl Atkinson covered the story extensively for CBS News. U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and hundreds of Mexicans and  were murdered with weapons sold by the Fast and Furious Operation.

Words Matter

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For a guy who’s all about narratives President Obama doesn’t seem to think words matter anymore.

He still refuses to use the term “radical Islam“.  He says it wouldn’t make any difference. On Tuesday he angrily asked,  “What exactly would it accomplish? What exactly would it change?”

The WSJ editorial board thanked him for asking and answered his question:

If the U.S. is under attack, Americans deserve to hear their President say exactly who is attacking us and why. You cannot effectively wage war, much less gauge an enemy’s strengths, without a clear idea of who you are fighting.

Mr. Obama’s refusal to speak of “radical Islam” also betrays his failure to understand the sources of Islamic State’s legitimacy and thus its allure to young Muslim men. The threat is religious and ideological.

Islamic State sees itself as the vanguard of a religious movement rooted in a literalist interpretation of Islamic scriptures that it considers binding on all Muslims everywhere. A small but significant fraction of Muslims agree with that interpretation, which is why Western law enforcement agencies must pay more attention to what goes on inside mosques than in Christian Science reading rooms.

Words Matter

During the 2008 campaign Hillary Clinton dismissed Obama’s gift for gab as “just words.” Obama responded with this speech:

“Don’t tell me words don’t matter: ‘I have a dream,’ just words? ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal,’ just words? ‘There is nothing to fear, except fear itself,’ just words?’”

 

 

 

The Struggle Continues

The Struggle Continues

Hillary is the presumptive nominee but Bernie says, “The struggle continues!”

President Obama says, “I endorse Hillary.” “I don’t think there’s ever been a more qualified candidate to hold the office.”

And what does FBI Director Comey say?

War on Isis

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On Friday President Obama acknowledged, to Stars and Stripes, three military deaths in Iraq despite his pledge to end war. I planned to draw a cartoon honoring American war dead for Memorial Day. But it kind of morphed into a cartoon about the war living.

Daily Beast reported American Special Forces, wearing Kurdish insignia, were photographed in Syria 18 miles from Raqqa, the ISIS capitol . Meanwhile, the U.S. is providing air support in a difficult Iraqi campaign to liberate Fallujah, again.