This weekend, the Obama administration leaked details of the president’s response to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s handling of the Ebola crisis. The White House would have the public know that the president is “visibly angry.”
The president’s indignation resulted in Bloomberg Politics providing readers a list of all the time Obama has seethed with anger over one incident or another. Unfortunately, Bloomberg Politics misses the point of the White House leak. While all these incidents warrant the emotional response from the free world’s leader, an emotional response—anger or otherwise—is simply not enough. It appears that what the president and his aides have yet to realize is that actions speak louder than words.
According to Breitbart, Obama’s new Ebola czar, Ron Klain, does not appear all that invested in resolving the Ebola outbreak. Klain has already skipped two Ebola meetings with the Obama administration. As for Obama, he managed to attend a yesterday’s meeting on Ebola right after a round of golf with his buddies.
Obama has a long history of failing to act on incidents that warrant decisive action. Breitbart offers its readers a look into the top times Obama declared a crisis, then did nothing. Breitbart,
IRS Scandal. In the aftermath of the IRS admitting that it had targeted conservative non-profit applicants, President Obama said, “Americans are right to be angry about it, and I am angry about it.” He then said that there was no need for a special prosecutor – Eric Holder would clearly clean up this mess. Today, conservatives are still being targeted, and the Obama administration continues to obstruct any attempt to find the wrongdoers.
Fast and Furious. “People who have screwed up will be held accountable,” Obama said in October 2011 of an operation approved by his government in which guns were smuggled from the United States to Mexican drug cartels. “It’s very upsetting to me to think that somebody showed such bad judgment that they would allow something like that to happen.” Nobody has been fired. Nobody has been prosecuted. Attorney General Eric Holder, who greenlit the operation, just stepped down as an honored member of the Obama inner circle.
Benghazi. According to then-White House press secretary Jay Carney, the president was “committed to finding out what happened. He is committed to making sure that those who killed four Americans are brought to justice, and he is committed to ensuring that actions are taken after the Accountability Review Board thoroughly assesses this matter, to make sure that what happened in Benghazi never happens again.” Not a single person was fired over the murder of four Americans including an ambassador of the United States in Libya. A year later, according to CBS News, “The State Department still has not fully implemented recommendations.” But hey, it’s been like two years, dude.
The Veterans Administration Scandal. After news broke that the VA had deliberately lied to veterans about their waitlists, leading many vets to die waiting in line, President Obama declared a state of political emergency: “If these allegations prove to be true, it is dishonorable, it is disgraceful, and I will not tolerate it, period.” After initially backing VA Secretary Eric Shinseki, he then threw Shinseki under the bus. And that’s been about it. Nothing material has actually been solved.
ISIS. After stating that ISIS was actually a “jayvee” version of al Qaeda and allowing ISIS to then run roughshod over half of Iraq, President Obama declared ISIS a serious threat to America’s national security and pledged to fight them. “There can be no reasoning – no negotiation – with this brand of evil. The only language understood by killers like this is the language of force,” Obama explained. Obama has spent the last month bombing our allies, sending humanitarian aid to our enemies, and downplaying ISIS moves toward Baghdad and the Turkish border.
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