It’s been another tough week. For our country that is. Oh yeah the President has also had a tough week. Actually his cabinet has had it rougher than everyone else. It seems all the Presidents men (and women) haven’t quite lived up to their billing. Recently there has been an embarrassing string of policy disasters. Disasters so bad that had they happened to George Bush, conservatives would have actually found common ground with liberals and joined in storming the White House Grounds. But Bush was never this bad. EVER!
Where do we start? How about Big Sis, Janet Napolitano, good a place as any. Her feeble attempts at running America’s security apparatus now has every man, women and child being subjected to naked body x-rays that she defiantly proclaimed were foolproof with images that would never be able to be recorded and distributed, until of course hundreds of the scans were recorded and distributed on the web. This is in addition to physical body searches that would make the most hardened street cop blush. Now they’re feeling up soccer moms and Nuns in the name of security. Imagine if Bush allowed that? The TSA and Homeland Security under Janet Napolitano are a complete and utter farce. Their political correctness over security approach has turned every law-abiding citizen into a target while the real terrorists are laughing all the way to Paradise.
How about Geithner and Bernanke? Could our economy be any further in the toilet? I mean this is the administration that took over how many? big banks and has vilified Wall St. since day one and yet who do they go to in order to try and save their Government Motors bailout? You guessed it… Wall St. GM’s initial public offering (IPO) this week is being hailed as reassurance that the Presidents fiscal plan is working. But the stock sale isn’t nearly enough to repay the taxpayers the billions more still owed. With unemployment officially around 9 & 1/2% (probably closer to 18%) the economy is in the tank. The stimulus plan has close to zero impact as all those “shovel ready” jobs promised have failed to materialize while payoffs to unions have netted them tidy sums. Result? Net- Fail.
By far the biggest loser this week has been the utterly incompetent and equally arrogant Eric Holder and his racist Justice Department. After bitter criticism (from nearly every quarter) of the administrations insane plans to try terrorists in civilian courts instead of military tribunals where they belong, Holder who once arrogantly predicted certain victory in future court proceedings was handed a staggering defeat. The trial of Ahmed Ghailani accused in the Kenya and Tanzania embassy bombings resulted in a single guilty verdict, conspiracy. He was found not guilty of the murder of over two hundred people and now faces just twenty years in prison. This is a colossal failure of the DOJ and a devastating blow in our war against Islamic terrorism. Holder and his agency have now been thoroughly and completely discredited. Roberto Gonzalez was hounded out of office for far less. Holder should resign now or be fired.
Joe Biden- no report. Slow Joe has been off the radar these past couple of weeks. I guess since the President was out of the country the administration didn’t want to remind everyone who was minding the store.
Speaking of the Presidents trip, it was another spectacular failure. Weren’t we told how this President was actually beloved around the world? I mean this was the guy who would turn water into wine and all that. He was going to restore Americas respect around the globe. I guess Hillary Clinton didn’t get the message. With her as Sec. of State Obama has stumbled from one international embarrassment to another. She’s either cunningly shrewd or pathetically incompetent.
And last and least there is rat boy Rahm Emmanuel, Bam’s ex-chief of staff. His plan to become Chicago’s next anointed Mayor is running into old-fashioned, local electoral politics. Rahms ambition is plagued by the fact that he hasn’t been a resident of Chicago for the last year and is therefore ineligible to run for Mayor of Chicago. Funny Philly firefighters have to obey the residency law but I guess smug political hacks like Emanuel think they are above it. It remains to be seen. But If Chicagoans elect this ___________ then they get what they deserve.