The POTUS To-Do List
Manny Prays for Our Future
Good Morning, Breakfastpoppers. Today is Monday, October 6, 2014. Our pious friend, Praying Mantis Manny, is at the breakfast table. He has been pondering the almost six years of the rule of Obama and his conclusions add up to a bleak present and an even darker future. Manny has asked me to extend a breakfast invitation to all of you. He is preparing a batch of luscious donuts. One of the breakfastpoppers, bradmaster, put in a request for this kind of breakfast, so donuts it is. Manny and I will be anxiously awaiting your arrival. We hope to see you soon.
President Obama came into office with an ambitious list of things he was determined to accomplish. Thus far, he is succeeding in bringing his list to life, to the delight of many and the despair of most. He is almost six years into his presidency and he is attacking the foundations of the nation like a man on a mission. We still don't know where he came from or who sent him here, but we do know the results of his coming. Let's pretend that we are in possession of the POTUS T0-Do List and see how Obama is doing.
Number one on the POTUS List has to be the undermining of Congress. President Obama came in determined to have his way, and so far he is doing a remarkable job. He has faithfully refused to execute the laws as written and passed by Congress and he has effectively usurped Congressional authority. Way to go, Mr. President! He told the nation that he had a phone and a pen and he is wielding both quite effectively. Oh sure there is a whole lot of grumbling going on, but not much action. He is a one man show in terms of rule by executive fiat. Where did he learn to do that? I doubt it was at Harvard.
Fire the Military!
As Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces he has decided to get rid of the best and brightest in the military. After all, why keep men with experience around when you have no intention of taking their advice. He pulled out of Iraq against the advice of people who knew better and now we have ISIS on our backs. Oh well, it really isn't the president's fault that ISIS filled the void. It is the fault of Fox News or President Bush or Smokey the Bear, but it is definitely not the fault of the president.
And Justice for Some
Overhauling the Department of Justice was definitely on the to-do list. Installing Eric Holder as the Attorney General was a brilliant move. Mr. Holder brought all his bias to the department and insured that racism was re-invigorated into America life. After all, without racism what would Rev. Sharpton or Jesse Jackson have to do. President Obama and Eric Holder used the Department of Justice as their personal playing and leveling field. With Holder in charge it was and is possible to label terrorism as workplace violence. Holder is resigning but, no doubt, a Holder think alike will take his place. Long live the racial divide and the totally inadequate execution of the laws as written.
Scandals and More Scandals
What is the big deal about a few scandals in Washington. We should be used to it by now. The Obama Administration is awash in scandal and thus far not one of them has been dealt with to the satisfaction of almost no one but President Obama and his friends in high places. The VA scandal has yet to be resolved, but isn't the military famous for the line, " hurry up and wait?" The Benghazi tragedy is finally being looked into again, but if it places responsibility on the guilty parties I will be very surprised. Oh, then there is the matter of the IRS being used as a personal tool of retribution by President Obama. I have said it before and I will say it again, it's good to be the King! Remember Bergdahl, the guy who walked off the military base right into the loving arms of the Taliban? Well, so far he is doing just fine. No charges have been filed against him and that is a sweet thing for the president who must defend his decision to trade one alleged deserter for five confirmed terrorists. That was a deal made somewhere, but it certainly wasn't in heaven. This president carries a big ax and he doesn't mind using it. He has given the EPA the authority to go after law abiding citizens trying to a make a living. He has issued so many new regulations that no one knows what the laws are anymore. He has managed to corral all the powers vested in departments of the government to do his dirty work.
A discussion of Barack Obama's presidency would not be complete without his total refusal to enforce the immigration laws. He has invited half the world to walk right in, apply for benefits and be taken care of at taxpayer expense. What a brilliant move on his part. These people will vote eventually and they will all be grateful Democrats. Now that is a brilliant move. Of course, one day soon the free ride will run dry, but he'll cross that bridge, or not, when he comes to it.
Last, not least and certainly not only, is President Obama's most memorable accomplishment, the Affordable Care Act. That was a coup if there ever was one. It isn't affordable, popular or user friendly, but President Obama said it was working so that's that! The fun part for him is that he can and he has changed it so many times that no one understands it at all. In any case, the fact that people don't seem to like it has nothing to do with him and everything to do with Fox News! President Obama is the least understood man on earth and we have a few people on a cable news channel to thank for that. Life can be so strange sometimes.
And the Award Goes To..
Let's get it over with and present the Golden Trophy Award to the man who came to the presidency to change America. With any luck at all we may emerge from this era bruised, battered and wiser. Let's hope for the best and prepare for the worst...
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Before I stretch my wings
I say a little prayer for you...