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Weak Tea

Yesterday, after meeting with the Attorney General to confirm his biases and uninformed opinions, President Obama finalized plans for a series of executive initiatives which he hopes will make people think he’s still relevant when it comes to the subject of gun control.

I won’t enumerate or discuss them here, because better writers and thinkers than me have already done so.

What I do want to point out is just how ineffectual this president is, and to be honest, always has been, no matter the subject.

Obama came into office with a majority in the House of Representatives and a super-majority in the Senate.  He and his party wielded that powerful tool until after the 2010 mid-term elections.  They accomplished exactly one significant thing with it – Obamacare.  That one, singular sensation was so odious that it had to be packed with carve-outs, bribes, and favors to get even the Democrats to vote for it.  It is such a bad law that the President has had to delay its full implementation on multiple occasions, and it is currently in danger of imploding under its own weight.

Other than that, President Obama has accomplished, well, not much.

We have the Iran nuclear deal, which is off to a resoundingly bad start as Iran tests missiles, sometimes less than two kilometers from our ships.  But, hey, the Iranians turned over the nuclear material we knew about to the Russians, who we all know can be trusted.

Speaking of Russia, how’s the President’s policy toward them working out?  Well, if we’re being brutally honest, it’s not.  A big chunk of Czechoslovakia Ukraine lies under Putin’s heel, and our NATO allies are more likely to work with Russia in Syria than they are to work with us.

Speaking of Syria, the President has made so many red lines, then scribbled them out, that the country must look like it lost a Sharpie fight with Jackie Chan.  At the moment, the best that we can hope for is that the stable dictator is able to hold onto power so that the unstable horde doesn’t get its hands on the entire country.  In the meantime, the most the President can do is have our pilots wave from 35,000 feet as they pass overhead while our Kurdish allies fight to hold what they’ve got.

Back on the domestic front, the President has focused his attention on gun control, but seems to be prescient enough to realize that he’s powerless to influence the direction of the country in that particular situation.  That is, of course, unless you realize that every time he opens his noise hole, every company, craftsman, and merchant involved in the legal gun trade gets trampled by their customers buying every gun and bullet they can.  Seriously, I know more people who went from neutrality on guns to “DB, what’s the best AR-15 under $1000, and where’s the best place to buy cheap ammo?” than I ever thought possible.

While we’re on that subject, I’d like to thank the President for swelling the ranks of the National Rifle Association, the Second Amendment Foundation, and the myriad other gun rights organizations across the country.  We couldn’t have done it without you, big guy.  It is my sincere hope that after you leave office, somebody thinks to send you a ball cap or something for your efforts.  Now that I think about it, the NRA ought to start a new prize, named for the President, which recognizes the person who does the most to grow the NRA and get people into the gun stores and shooting ranges.

So, here we are, with the lamest duck I’ve ever seen.  His super-majority in Congress is a distant memory, and the best he can do now is t say “While I’m President, try to do what the law has told you to do since before I rolled my first joint.”  But, remember folks, he’s the most powerful man in in the world, and quite possibly the smartest.  Just ask him and his dwindling crowds of adoring fans.

I’ve always wondered what it would look like if this country didn’t have leadership or even management at the top.  Looks like I’m about to find out.

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1 Comment

  1. Anonymous

     /  January 7, 2016

    Well said. BZ!

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