The Republicans are expected to take the Senate, retain the House, and as a result the President has a problem. But realistically, the President made this problem, he made it all by himself. piece by piece, brick by brick, board by board, and he hammered the nails all by himself. There will be those who scream racism, saying all this is because of a bunch of racist Republicans who hate President Obama because of the color of his skin. We are beyond that. Too many Americans swept him into office, thinking he could handle this job, and even gave the man a second chance, even though he had made a shambles of Foreign Affairs. They thought that the rumors they were hearing were unfounded. That the mess up’s, if any, were actually the fault of outsiders manipulating the sequence of events in places like Benghazi, Iraq, Iran, throughout the Mid-East. They even thought for a moment that increased terrorism was the product of happenstance and that our President was not the fault. But that he would handle it.
But after the national, which resulted in his second term, folks started wondering why it was always taking so long to make decisions that had to be made. ISIS was a good example. It took this President two full weeks to what amounted to a Declaration of War against The United States, to respond to the ISIS threat. By the time he got the idea it was too late and the Islamic State had taken root. As did Ebola, a killer virus now in the US. Why? Because this administration does not understand that the first mission in dealing with such a virus is to contain it at its source. You do not bring it here. You do not allow free travel into to your country from the host country.
Then many started to notice something else. The killer blow, I think. The arrogance. The perception that this President thought he knew it all. That his understanding of world and domestic events far out-reached the abilities of comprehension than anyone else here at home and around the world. That there was something not understood by the rest of us and that only he understood. We had to just trust him to make these decisions. Because he knew better than all the rest of us. This despite the advice of individuals with long-term national, International experience. He even shunned the likes of Henry Kissenger, a conservative Republican willing to advise him.
He has insulted, and ignored our closest alley in the Mid-East, Israel, and shuns them on a daily basis. He has outright ignored the fact that this country has always supported the right to existence of the nation of Israel. But, this man has leaned instead toward Palestine making unreasonable demands on Israel. This despite the fact that for each concession Israel has given, Palestine has responded that they will not be happy until all Israel is run into the sea.
Lousy Foreign Affairs. Lousy Domestic Affairs. Misguided policy. A lack of comprehension. Arrogance. And obvious inexperience has led all America to understand that it is time for a change in Washington. No this has nothing to do with race. It has everything though to do with saving this country. Many pray that our blunder four years ago, will not make our decision to correct the wrong, a decision too late.
Only time will tell.