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Obama Sleeps While Americans Die

 Originally posted at American Thinker blog

Despite the poor economy, high unemployment, and the overall state of national malaise, Barack Obama has been hinging his prospects for reelection solely on the fact that the architect of 9/11, Osama bin Laden, is dead. Rather than giving most of the credit to Seal Team Six, who actually risked their lives by entering the global terrorist’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, President Obama has spent months extolling his own steely determination.

Few would argue that after September 11th 2001, George W. Bush’s handling of the terrorist attack on American soil is what likely won him a second term. Be it Timothy McVeigh or al-Qaeda, American presidents staring down extremists on behalf of Americans usually gains them more supporters than critics.

Therefore, listening to Barack Obama talk about his positive impact on the war on terror, one would think that the 44th president finally found a winning formula to ensure a second term and a terror-free future for Americans around the world.

Yet, what Obama never mentions are the 30 Americans, 22 of whom were DEVGRU Seal Team Six elite Navy SEALS who, in the aftermath of bin Laden’s body being dumped in the North Arabian Sea, were shot down by insurgents while flying in Chinook helicopters in Afghanistan. In addition, what Barack Obama also never addresses is the astounding increase in military deaths by hostile Taliban forces since he took office in 2009.

Now, Barack Obama finds himself up to his nostrils in the muck and mire of controversy over a terrorist attack on September 11, 2012. On the anniversary of killing 3,000 innocent Americans 11 years prior, in a pre-planned, coordinated attack on the American consulate in Benghazi the terrorist group Ansar al-Sharia took credit for slaying US Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens, computer specialist Sean Smith, and former Navy SEALs Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty.

America is now learning that despite the Obama administration’s indignant reaction to a low-budget anti-Islam video which for two weeks was blamed for the loss of life in Benghazi, the White House was fully aware that what was happening was indeed a terrorist attack. In the same Situation Room where Beyonce and Jay-Z had visited months earlier, the White House watched in real time, via unmanned Predator drone, for five of the seven hours that the four Americans struggled to stay alive. In the end, President Obama chose to do nothing to stop it.

Worse yet, it is being alleged that while Christopher Stevens was being tortured, raped, and killed, the president, who had plans to go to Las Vegas for a fundraiser the next day, went to bed. Meanwhile, as the president slept, life-saving troops were but an hour away in Italy.

That brings us to the 2012 election. Despite his desperate attempts to convince Americans that he singlehandedly rid the planet of the world’s most notorious terrorist, unlike George W. Bush in 2004, it appears that the bin Laden slayer is still losing credibility with American voters.

One can’t help but think that if on September 11, 2012 Barack Obama had at least attempted to rescue those four Americans, his prospects for reelection would be quite different today. If the commander-in-chief had demanded that every effort be made to save the lives of Stevens, Smith, Woods, and Doherty, even if the effort failed he would have been viewed as a tough leader. The drama, the bravery, and the dedication of a US president vowing to “leave no man behind,” whatever the cost, would have eradicated any chance Mitt Romney might have had to replace Barack Obama behind the Resolute Desk come January.

Instead, on the anniversary of September 11th Barack Obama chose to turn his back on four Americans whose lives were lost at the hands of Ansar al-Sharia, and the question is why? Didn’t the President realize that by saving their lives, in the process he could have also secured a second term?

So yes, Osama bin Laden is dead, but as the American body count continues to climb, the question that remains is: What possible reason could Barack Obama offer America for sending SEAL Team Six into Pakistan to kill one terrorist, but then refuse to send help to Libya to rescue four Americans under siege by a band of murderous militants?

This time, Barack Obama’s foolhardy decision to put himself first cost four Americans their lives and should also cost him the election.

Mrs. Biggest Loser Set to Appear on the ‘Biggest Loser’

Originally posted at American Thinker blog

White House officials say Mrs. Obama and her daughters are on another private family trip, shopping, meeting up with Taylor Swift, and disobeying Dad by going to Las Vegas.  If the calculation is correct, this is probably the official mother-daughter post- February ski vacation/pre-spring-break vacation, soon to be followed by the June mother-daughter pre-summer-vacation vacation.

Michelle Obama has certainly done her fair share of in-your-face indulging.  The first lady’s shameless short list includes a whirlwind New York City “foodie tour,” $600 soup-ladling sneakers, flying in a deep-dish pizza chef from Chicago, and hosting an Alice in Wonderland-themed Hollywood party in the midst of a recession.

Target shopper Mrs. Obama wore a $2,000 sundress to church while vacationing on a $4 million trip to Hawaii, wastes tax monies flying to vacation locales mere hours ahead of the President, and for a State of the Union address where her husband addressed the abysmal state of the union, she showed up in a shiny $2,000 peacock-blue Barbara Tfank dress.

It certainly seems as though Michelle Obama’s message to America is: ‘If you don’t like it, tough!’

Even still, it is Michelle who is to blame for promoting herself as an authority on things like poverty, diet, and nutrition, making her hypocritical contradictions virtually impossible to ignore.

But oftentimes the first lady’s unintentional faux pas not only cry out for the most attention, but also provide a measure of much-needed comic relief.

Take for instance the “private mother-daughter” trips Michelle takes with one or both of her girls, which almost always include 40-50 close traveling companions.  How about preaching the economic benefit of having a family vegetable garden, and then planting the first round of new potatoes in $500 Tory Burch gardening boots?

Or how about Michelle elevating herself to the position of maven of healthy eating and then being caught dining on everything from fried fat cakes in Botswana, to scarfing down a 1,556 calorie lunch at the Shake Shack, to enjoying, hot fudge sundaes and “braised ancho-chile short ribs” while on any one of the alleged $10 million-worth of luxury vacations she’s been on over the past 3.5 years?

But, besides agreeing to appear on “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” during an appalling housing slump, probably the most hilarious thing the first lady has done thus far was to agree to appear on “The Biggest Loser” during a presidential election year.

The outcome of Mrs. Obama’s “Extreme Makeover” appearance was sort of like Mr. Obama’s record with green energy companies, because soon after she hugged the grateful recipients of a newly renovated home, a show that had been on for more than two presidential terms was promptly cancelled.

Therefore, with Obama 2012 hoodies for sale, open mics picking up clandestine conversations, the economy in the tank, the housing market grim, unemployment a horror show and the national debt skyrocketing into the stratosphere, it’s safe to say that it’s Barack Obama’s presidency that needs an ‘extreme makeover.’

And Michelle decides now is a good time to appear on “The Biggest Loser?”

If the “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” cancellation is any indication of what awaits the hopeful contestants slated to appear on “The Biggest Loser,” then Michelle Obama’s weight loss group should probably switch to Jenny Craig.

The first lady is appearing on a show whose title describes what may very well be the outcome of the November election; maybe instead she should consider an accelerated disaster-preparedness stint on “Doomsday Preppers.”

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