Barack Obama, Derelict

Derelict:  (‘derəˌlikt/) neglectful of duty, delinquent; a person guilty of neglect of  duty; a bum. SYNONYM-see Obama, Barack.

A  thought experiment can be useful to explain why America is in a mess.

 

Let’s  take Barack Obama at his word — a stretch certainly for anyone who would lie  about his own mother’s death to score partisan points will lie about…well,  anything.  But let’s put the most positive spin on what President Obama has  been conveying to his fellow Americans. One can try to be optimistic even in  these perilous times — it is one of the great traits of being  American.

Barack Obama and those who serve at his whim have  declared that he knew nothing about the IRS witch-hunt of Republicans, spying by  the NSA on Americans and foreign leaders, Fast and Furious, ObamaCare website  problems, that he actually set red lines regarding Syria (though he denied it  later), security problems at the Benghazi consulate, and spying on the  Associated Press. When asked, Obama has asserted that he learned about all these  problems only after reading about them in the media. Who knew our presidents  would model themselves after Sergeant Schultz on the old Hogan Heroes television  series (Obama has admitted he watched a lot of television when he was younger —  and some with reason believe he  still does).

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The President as Sergeant Schultz

How is it that, time and again, the most powerful man on the planet doesn’t  seem to have a clue what is happening in his own government? Famed for never  accepting blame for anything, the more I see President Obama these days, the  more I am reminded of Sergeant Hans Schultz of the TV sitcom, “Hogan’s Heroes”,  that ran from 1965 to 1971.

The wonderful Hans Banner the actor who played the prisoner of war guard left  an indelible legacy with his repeated denials, “I know nothing. I hear nothing,  and I see nothing”; often all three at the same time to avoid being implicated  in Col. Robert E. Hogan’s manipulation of Werner Klemperer’s Col. Wilhelm Klink,  the camp commandant of Luftwaffe Stalag 13.

Obama’s way of dealing with everything has been to talk it to death and he  has been responding to questions from the press, claiming that the accusations  are all “a sideshow” or that “there’s no there, there.” It is not working. In  the case of Benghazi-Gate, his lies are so blatant that it has gone from an  embarrassment to a full-fledged cover-up.

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