As the candidates - Democrat and Republican - continue to jostle each other around for political advantage, something larger than any of their egos is developing on the horizon.
It's a shame the Republican candidates continue to waste time hectoring each other over the most trivial matters when over the last few days it has become increasingly clear how completely the president of the United States sold out the interests of our country and the West to the Islamic Republic of Iran -- by far (it isn't even close) the biggest state sponsor of terrorism. The candidates are missing an extraordinary teaching moment about something of monumental significance, assuming they are paying attention to it themselves. – Roger Simon
it’s not wise to take your eye off the ball while in the heat of a campaign. If you don’t believe me, just ask Richard Nixon. While he wasn’t paying attention the Plumbers hatched the campaign scheme that ultimately took him out.
The media, for sure, have missed this big story:
What the supposed journalists are missing is a chance to solve the greatest mystery of our times -- why Barack Obama decided to sell out those Western interests to Iran; and why, at least for the moment, he has taken the Shiite side in the thirteen hundred year plus Sunni-Shiite civil war and in so doing placed humanity in jeopardy, making the mullahs stronger and virtually assuring they will eventually have atomic weapons.
Why does this peculiar man who somehow ended up president of the United States make the often inexplicable decisions he does? Does he have real reasons (nefarious or otherwise) or is it, to be blunt, emotional disturbance? - Roger Simon
Not that those two things are mutually exclusive, butt the media isn’t particularly interested in the answer so it looks like we won’t get a definitive answer to that not-so-rhetorical question until after he leaves office.
Some parts of the world have already weighed in however:
They think he’s simply a clown:
UK and Israeli newspapers have one word for Obama – ‘clown’ – for flashing the peace sign as the photo of world leaders was taken at the end of what was a very serious two-day nuclear summit. David Cameron looked on unfavorably and others looked bemused, laughing at him no doubt. Russia didn’t bother to attend.
And these days he’s a sad clown at that because Iran refuses to follow his clowny instructions:
“Iran so far has followed the letter of the agreement, but the spirit of the agreement involves Iran also sending signals to the world community and businesses that it is not going to be engaging in a range of provocative actions that are going to scare businesses off. When they launch ballistic missiles with slogans calling for the destruction of Israel, that makes businesses nervous.” – Jihad Watch
Cheer up Barry, you are still historical. And when your legacy is written you will be remembered for the historical clown you are.
Edit: I forgot to add Roger Simon’s final admonition - “Republican candidates, wake up! There's serious work to be done.”
Cross-Posted on Patriot Action Network