The following week, when terrorists struck a Belgium airport killing 31 people and wounding over 230, Mr. Obama was in Cuba celebrating the re-opening of diplomatic relations, and suggesting that it was time to lift the embargoes that have been in place for 88 years. As news of the attack hit the wires, our president took to the podium and gave the tragedy a whopping 51 seconds of consideration. Then, instead of returning to Washington, he took in a sunny baseball game wearing his cool shades and doing the “wave.” The next day he continued on to Argentina, where he and Michelle were cajoled into doing the tango at dinner. Do you remember when, after the beheading of a journalist, he went golfing and was forced to later admit, “the optics weren’t optimal”? I, for one, find myself wondering just what he might have done if another 9-11 had taken place on his watch and intruded on prior plans.
The re-establishment of diplomatic relations with Cuba holds nothing of real value for the people of America. It is an “event” that Obama hopes will add some shine to his miserable legacy. After all, we have more pressing concerns like our poor border control, illegal immigration, the deficit, and the flood of unvetted Syrian refugees into our nation, to name a few. But Obama hasn’t got much to point to: the economy is dragging, unemployment is still too high, healthcare is bleeding both participants and insurers, and we have no particular strategy in the Middle East. And so, the Left and Obama are desperate to find anything to add to his résumé other than the “man who got Osama Bin Laden.” Thus we now have the dubious achievements of “ended the Cold War with Cuba,” and “struck a deal with Iran to avoid nuclear war.” Well la-dee-dah! Have a cigar—a Cuban one, in fact.
But here’s an irony: Obama was his usual conciliatory self during his two-day visit to Cuba. Common courtesy usually dictates that when an olive branch is proffered, it is met with generosity of spirit. Instead, Obama managed to be publicly ridiculed by both the current Cuban Premier, Raul Castro, and his retired brother, Fidel Castro, the latter sarcastically noting, “We don’t need the empire to give us any presents.” Even Obama’s spokesman Josh Earnest had a difficult time putting a positive spin Fidel’s comments, basically saying, Wow! Such a “forceful” response shows you just how much impact Obama’s trip had!
While Obama’s speech in Cuba mildly alluded to human rights abuses, he was only paying lip-service—nothing really was going to threaten the rapprochement he wants for his legacy. Okay—you treat the Cuban people poorly, let’s just ignore that fact and move forward—have a cigar! Dissidents? What dissidents? I didn’t see any dissidents. That, Mr. Obama, should have been clue number one: the Castro regime had brutally swept them from the streets before your arrival.
For almost eight years, Obama has sought ways to change our nation. Befriending hostile regimes is one of them, Cuba being the latest example. During World War II, our 19-year-old young men stormed the beaches at Normandy to help rid the world of the Nazi blight. Today, our 19-year-olds demand free college where they are coddled and taught to believe in a utopian sugarplum-fairy world. Everyone plays nice. No-one’s feelings are hurt. And military service? This is seen as the USA exerting its imperial will on a victimized world. What we are seeing here mirrors what Obama thinks. Ever since taking office, he has gone out of his way to apologize for who we are and embrace fascist dictators. Finally, America is seeing the light and moving toward the more progressive attitudes of Europe!
This is the true legacy of Obama. Not healthcare, not killing Bin Laden, not Cuba. It is on Obama’s watch that the foundation of America fell under siege and broke apart. Like a maestro, Obama is directing our destruction: the Progressives, the Socialists, the Communists, and every other radical faction of the world are jubilantly coming forth to extol the virtues of their beliefs with clanging bombast. The score is not about the destruction of America, but how America is finally becoming what she always should have been, but for those vexing Constitutionalists.
As a nation, we are approaching the inevitable “fork in the road.” In all likelihood, the 2016 presidential elections will determine which side of the fork we set out upon. If conservatism fails to get its message across to the people who have either forgotten our history or never learned it in the first place, we will elect Mrs. Clinton or Mr. Sanders. Both have been referred to as the “third term” of Mr. Obama, and we simply cannot afford a third term of the greatest mistake ever made in the USA.
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