On May 23, President Barack Obama told more than 1,000 jubilant, uniform-prepped-and-polished graduates of the U.S. Air Force Academy that the world has a “new feeling about America.” He declared: “I see it everywhere I go, from London and Prague to Tokyo and Seoul to Rio and Jakarta. There’s a new confidence in our leadership.” If only it were true. Obama boasted, “We can say with confidence and pride: The United States is stronger, safer and more respected in the world.”
“Stronger, safer and more respected”? “Stronger,” as in Obama’s plan to initiate more than $500 billion in automatic cuts to the defense budget over a decade, starting next January. Bloomberg Businessweek reported that the Democratic-controlled Senate voted May 24 to authorize another reduced spending package for the Pentagon.
The Obama campaign, the liberal media and even some conservatives are trying to paint Donald Trump as some kind of conspiracy clown for claiming that Barack Obama’s Hawaii birth certificate was falsified.
The recent outburst was set off by the exposure that Obama’s literary agent identified him as being born in Kenya. Trump parlayed that into more publicity, and the media in turn parlayed that into stories about Trump that enable them to ignore an undeniable literary fraud involving the former president of the Harvard Law Review. So much for HLR’s standards for precision and accuracy, eh?