Editorial Opinion
January 20, 2017

Obama’s presidency ends but his anti-American revolution marches on

by Bob Hoig, Publisher
Midlands Business Journal

Just when patriots thought the outrages of President Barack Obama couldn’t get worse, the nation found that “yes,” they could.

Or was he just saving some zingers for last.

One action involved freeing four more terrorists from Gitmo. Officially, he has failed to meet his original election vow to close the camp.

But this is Barack Obama, who promised to “transform” the United States of America. He still has two days as of this writing.

A major parting gift came Wednesday. Obama commuted the sentence of Ms. Chelsea Manning, formerly Bradley Manning, the Army intelligence analyst who provided hundreds of thousands of diplomatic and military documents to Russia and other enemies through WikiLeaks. Manning goes free in May after seven years of confinement.

The New York Post said in an opinion column that she told a confidant she hoped her work would spark “worldwide discussion, debates and reforms.”

It would take some doing, however, for Obama to top his single-handedly ushering the maniacal mullahs of Iran onto the path of nuclear weapons. Or to equal his betrayal of Israel in the UN.

Iran has given no hint of deference to America for Obama’s allowing Islam’s military dream to come true as part of the grand bargain shipping billions of dollars to Teheran. The usual street mobs continue their chants of “death to America” and “death to Israel.”

On Obama’s motion out of the blue came resurrection of normalization of relations with the unrepentant Castro dictatorship. The act of Obama’s generosity came just as the Cuban economy was collapsing. Older brother Fidel was soon to die. Fidel, 90, and Raul, 85, gave up nothing to Obama’s deal making. The dictators got what they wanted, especially access to American hard currency while paying their subjects, average Cubans, in near worthless pesos.

Three days before his Jan. 20 exit date, Obama has with the Manning case crashed his political bulldozer into the wreckage he bequeathed to a Democrat Party built around philosophies of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, and John F. Kennedy.

These final days have been emblematic of Obama’s stewardship.

This writer’s guess in his final rush towards Gotterdammerung, is Obama will ink a presidential edit to deliver Gitmo to Raul Castro — land, prisoners, and ammo.

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