In this tumultuous and wildly volatile political season, it's almost refreshing to see that some things never change. In this case, the fact that the Obama family is winging their way to yet another taxpayer funded multi-million dollar 5-star vacation in Martha's Vineyard and coincidentally getting the hell out of Dodge just as fresh feces is hitting the fan.
In this case, the word "coincidental" is central to at least one bit of that fan-flung poop. Specifically, the claim by the White House that it was only coincidental that the Obama administration flew $400 million in untraceable cash to Iran, after which the regime released a handful of hostages for no particular reason whatsoever outside of being, in the president's words, "really swell guys."
Even Obama's DOJ Department was against the transfer, saying that it would look exactly (and perhaps accurately) like a ransom payment - a feeling shared by Iran's mullahs who declared to their ululating masses in the streets that this was absolutely ransom money. And for that matter, the American hostages were given the same impression.
All of this is being flatly denied by Secretary of State John Kerry, who asserts "the United States does not pay ransom and does not negotiate ransoms," whether it be to cash-hungry state sponsors of international terror or our other mortal enemies, radicalized air conditioners and refrigerators.
Also in the news as Barry heads out to the golf courses is his unprecedented commutation of hundreds of federal sentences for prisoners who were in the pokey for (ahem) mostly low level drug offenses. Granted, many violent criminals plead guilty to lower level drug offenses in exchange for not being tried for their bigger crimes...but that's hardly the president's concern.
In fact, this president seems concerned with very little other than making sure his freeloading family takes full advantage of their last opportunity to hobnob with the rich and famous while sending the very considerable bill to the working schlubs of America.
All of whom are, in the president's eyes, low level offenders.
|This cartoon is from 2009. Did we call it, or did we call it?|