The reverses American and Western interests now suffer around the world come as a direct result of Obama policies which aim at nothing less than transforming the United States from the world's most powerful country and a liberal western democracy into a flaccid, politically correct socialist monstrosity that distances itself from its western civilization origins and becomes something else entirely.
Every step that would increase American independence and global power is opposed by this misadministration. Much of this we have covered before. This opposition to American power and independence has seen us abandon our victory in Iraq, retreat from the Middle East, acquiesce to China's growing military bullying, cower before Putin's threats and actions, and gut our military not just in size and reach but gut its internal ethos and make it into another feminized institution of political correctness. We have seen this misadministration oppose efforts at making the US energy independent; it has launched a war on coal, seeks to prevent greater US-Canadian cooperation in the oil business, and, of course, wants a halt to ocean drilling and fracking.
The Obama misadministration has openly lied; it has gutted our laws and traditions, in an effort to reinvent the Constitution when it just doesn't ignore it; and it has used long-established and once-respected federal institutions to carry out political vendettas and force the above-mentioned transformation of the country. In my view three major actions--there are many others--by the Obama misadministration serve as prime examples of the lawlessness and cynicism characterizing this regime since 2009. Two we have covered in some detail and won't again: 1) the outrageous "Fast and Furious" operation in which the federal government shipped thousands of weapons to Mexican AND Central American drug cartels as part of an effort to undermine and destroy the second amendment; and, 2) the criminal use of the IRS to suppress political dissent.
The third of this trifecta of lawlessness we now see unfolding along our southern border. Tens-of-thousands of mostly Central American "children" are crossing the border seeking "asylum" in the USA. This, of course, has galvanized the progressives into demanding that the feds help these "children" with lawyers, medical care, and other benefits. The US Border Patrol, once a respected institution, has been made into highly paid baby sitters for this invasion. The media, overwhelmingly, depict these migrants, first as children, and second as refugees from a "sudden spike in violence" in Central America by the drug gangs. Nowhere in the liberal media do we see or hear mentioned, of course, that this surge in migrants coincided with all the talk about amnesty, the granting of federal benefits to illegals, and, of course, the policy of not deporting these illegals.
The facts are quite different, naturally, from what the progressive media depicts:
-- Many if not most of these migrants are not "abandoned children"; all one has to do is look at the film footage of the "children" and see that many if not most are accompanied by adults, often their mothers or other close relatives. In the rare interviews one hears with these illegal migrants there is an odd uniformity in the language they use about the violence, as though--perish the thought!--they have been coached. Once the interview drags on for a few minutes, and the poor migrants run out of script, you hear the real reason they have come: free stuff. We hear that Homeland Security is "processing" these migrants. "Processing" is just a bureaucratic word for ignoring the law and turning them over to relatives already in the US, legal and illegal, preparing the grounds for a petition for "family reunification." We also see and hear the ghastly President of Honduras lecturing the USA on our need to take these "children" and reunify them with their parents--in the USA, of course. The even more ghastly Nancy Pelosi also has gone to the border to welcome the migrants; I note that despite her great wealth, however, she did not see fit to take a few dozen home with her. I guess she has all the illegal maids she needs . . .
-- There has been no sudden spike in violence in Central America. It is the same old, same old. If Honduran mothers are so genuinely concerned for the immediate safety of their children, why not head for much closer Nicaragua, Costa Rica, or Panama where there is much less violence than in Honduras and where the cultural issues are not anywhere as pronounced? No, they don't go there because those countries enforce their immigration laws, and don't hand out free stuff to foreign migrants--Nicaragua, by the way, has some of the most draconian immigration laws of any country. Poor Hondurans willingly undergo the long trek through Guatemala and Mexico because at the end of it they have been assured, and rightly so, that they will get, well, that they will get free stuff, lots of it. The Mexican government, in an act of open hostility--revenge for "Fast and Furious?"--facilitates the transit of these "refugees" and piles them at our border.
I was encouraged to see the citizens of small Murrieta, California, a town I know very well, rise up against the Border Patrol and its effort to dump several hundred "children" at its facility in Murrieta for "processing," i.e., cutting free. In a near-repeat of the Bundy ranch stand-off, Murrieta residents blocked the USBP buses and made them turn back. Perhaps these buses could head for the White House or for the Kennedy compound in Martha's Vineyard?
Mayor of Murrieta Alan Long, a decent man, said that his town suffers the consequences of a "failed federal policy." I must disagree with the Honorable Mayor: Murrieta and America suffer the consequences of a deliberate federal and Democratic party policy aimed at changing the nature of our country forever.
The war on American interests abroad being waged by the Obamistas is replicated on the home front and on steroids.