An discussion/argument I keep hearing goes like this:
Obama is a hardcore leftist, thus all his failed policies fail on purpose in order to sow chaos and create an emergency that, according to Obama—and every two-bit banana republic El Presidente—demands forceful action. In short: what seems to be managerial ineptitude is a cover for further power grabs.
The other side of the argument is that Obama and his army of bureaucrats are in over their heads, a Praetorian guard of Marxist ideologues who wallow in classroom theory, but have zero experience in the real world of cause and effect.
This either/or argument misses the larger truth.
Being a leftist means that you are an incompetent amateur.
Leftists do not bring prosperity. All their energies are directed towards creating a society where equality reigns, where the individual is denied his place in the cosmos.
So: Obama is in over his head because leftists are in over their heads.
And they lie—endlessly—so as to deny responsibility and rewrite history.
Last week Obama was lying about the IRS.
This week he’s lying about the Border.
J.E. Dyer, a retired Naval Intelligence officer, and a first-rate military and political analyst, unveils the heart of Obama’s moral nothingness .
Americans watch in horror as our southern border is overrun by people fleeing violence and upheaval in parts of Central America. Not everyone understands that the crisis in the “Northern Triangle” of Central America – Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador – is very real. But the reality of the crisis at the U.S. border is unmistakable.
President Obama has every tool of law and administration that he needs to handle the crisis differently. He does not need new legislation to “fix” the problem. If you come away from this with no other clear thought in your mind, at least come away with that. It is categorically a mistake to suggest that the only fix for our current border problem is new legislation: “comprehensive” immigration reform, amnesty, etc.
Another way of putting that is to point out that it’s a lie to say we need immigration reform legislation. When the president holds the American people hostage, demanding such legislation as the price of dealing with the border influx, it is appropriate, and indeed necessary, to call it a lie.
Read more at Liberty Unyielding.