State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki issued a press release denouncing the “enemies of Islam ” following car bombings in Baghdad that appear to have been timed to target Shi’ite “festivities marking the end of Ramadan.”
Throughout the course of the past year, America has been witness to some of the most abusive scandals in our nation’s history. From the terrorist attacks at Benghazi, to the IRS scandal and the NSA spying program, these scandals only scratch the surface of the criminal behavior we have been witnessing; not just from the Obama administration but from many administrations preceding it, as well. Our so called representatives, many of whom were elected to stop the corruption and restore something resembling constitutional order to our House and Senate, have all but turned their backs on the people who have entrusted them with the duty of representation. Serving in the government was at one time considered an honor, and men of much greater character served for the purpose of preserving liberty and humbly returned to their careers of choice when their service was done. Today the allure of power and prestige has all but destroyed any semblance of what it once meant to represent the American people. Acting out of greed and a sense of entitlement, our congressmen and senators ignore the will of those whose consent gives them authority to govern as they plunder our wealth and the fruits of our labor for their own gain. There is little to no chance that today’s political elite will solve the financial woes plaguing America today when they are, in fact, the ones who have realized they can vote themselves gifts and raises from our public treasury. There is little to no chance they will return to the arduous chore of representation when the chief executive grants them status above those whom they are supposed to serve. There is little to no chance any of this will correct itself as long as people turn a blind eye for their “fair share.”
Our tax dollars hard at work.
When President Barack Obama goes on holiday to the seaside things can get complicated.
Rooms have to be found for dozens of Secret Service agents, someone has to carry a selection of presidential basketballs, and of course the family dog needs his own state-of-the-art aircraft.
Arriving in the idyllic coastal retreat of Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts, Mr Obama left behind him in Washington DC high profile debates over the budget, government surveillance and his health care reforms. Instead, he will spend the next eight days playing golf, going to the beach, and buying books from the Bunch of Grapes bookstore.
In the air he swapped his suit and tie for khakis and a blue shirt with rolled-up sleeves, while Mrs Obama wore a yellow-and-white summer dress.
Bo, the president’s Portuguese Water Dog, arrived separately on one of two MV-22 Ospreys, a hybrid aircraft which takes off like a helicopter but flies like a plane.