Sooner or later, it was bound to happen.
Ever since Barack Obama assumed the presidency last January, he enthusiastically embarked on one economic disaster, foreign policy blunder and big government scheme after another. Now, the consequences of his actions have formed an endgame of epic proportions.
That endgame can be found going on all around us at this very minute. It is not a pleasant sight — to say the least.
On one front, Obama’s astonishing incompetence in handling the Afghan War caused a completely natural response from the man in charge of the American military forces in Afghanistan, General Stanley McChrystal. He gently ribbed both our Most Excellent Commander-in-Chief and his humorous sidekick, Vice President Joe Biden, in an interview with Rolling Stone this week. After hearing about this, The Chief — not one to take criticism lightly — promptly called McChrystal to Washington, DC where the General tendered his resignation. From the perspective of an Americanist such as myself, the funniest thing about this childish affair was not The Chief’s extraordinarily fragile ego, but the fact that in the 2008 presidential election, McChrystal supported the very man who would so soon end his long and distinguished career.
Meanwhile, on a totally different front, Obama’s moratorium on offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico met a fitting end at the hand of New Orleans U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman. His ruling was warmly received by a vast majority of Gulf Coast residents who feared that the ongoing oil spill off of Louisiana’s shoreline would cripple any and all economic activity in their region for years to come.
Finally, on the front of public opinion, Obama is in what could only be described as free fall. According to a recent poll conducted by Rasmussen Reports, 57% of likely voters feel that Hillary Clinton is qualified to be president, while only a bare majority — 51% — feel that The Chief is.
Talk about embarrassing.
As Obama’s endgame continues to play itself out, it is highly likely that his desperation will increase dramatically. Some have even speculated that — in a last ditch effort to see his agenda come to fruition — he may draft a groundbreaking executive order. Supposedly, it would grant amnesty to all of the illegal aliens residing in the United States.
During times such as these, a reference to the song Que Sera, Sera is in order. As its lyrics go, Whatever will be will be.
For any sane person considering the current state of our country, those are not words of comfort.