So Obama hit Russia with some non-effective, but insulting, sanctions. In particular, closing a couple of Russian facilities and expelling 35 Russian diplomats is really a slap in the face, diplomatically. Let’s review…
Obama comes into office thinking that he could improve relations with Russia. He tells the Russians they can build more nukes while we will not and removes the plans for expanding missile defense in eastern Europe, leaving our allies saying… “What the hell, America?” He sends Hillary over there with her “Reset” button. What does that get us?
Russia invades the Crimea. Russia props up Assad. Russia conspires with China to undermine the dollar as the world currency. Russia buzzes our military ships and airplanes, flirting with our airspace.
Does Obama have any real issues so far? Nope. Not with the espionage, or anything else.
In 2015, he discovers that Russia is trying to influence our elections. He sternly tells Vlady: “Hey…Knock it off.”
Woooo…Vlad was scared! Big, tough Obama said… “Knock it off.” OMG… if Vlad disobeys there will be… well, there will be pretty much no consequences because Obama is the weakest, most feckless leader we’ve had in a long while. Obama said he didn’t want to do anything because he was sure Clinton was going to win anyway…but she didn’t.
Little backstory, Hillary supported the Vlad protesters back when he was running for President–trying to influence THEIR election. So, this could very well be payback. Or not. The RNC had hack attacks too, the same as Podesta…they just weren’t stupid enough to fall for it. So Russia could have simply wanted to embarrass anyone they could. Assuming that they are behind it at all, which I’m iffy on, honestly.
But Obama was willing to let it go…as long as Hillary won, because he didn’t want to appear partisan. I hate to say this, but there’s no way that this man could NOT seem partisan. At every turn, he has demonized Republicans. When he won, he basically told them that he won the election and could do whatever he damn well pleased and refused to work with Republicans, preferring to try to demonize and shame them in the media instead. When he couldn’t get his way, he just started signing executive orders. His behavior is pretty much the cause of the Democrats losing the Senate, which cost Obama the chance to appoint a 5th, Liberal judge to the Supreme Court. Now, Trump comes in with majorities in the House and Senate. Trump will get to appoint the next Justice. All of those sweet little executive orders are a pen swipe away from oblivion. Obama is the architect of his own demise. He has managed to reduce his own reign to a footnote: “*Obama – the first President of African descent.” That’s all he will be now. And he did it to himself with his own arrogance.
So he’s doing what any spoiled child would do when he doesn’t get his way. He is throwing a temper-tantrum. He is chastising Israel. He is destroying records of Muslim refugees which were being monitored. And he’s hitting up Russia. Why? To make sure that Trump has as much going wrong as possible. Obama will not have anyone outshine him. He will NOT have Trump come in and just win win win. Obama said he would take it as a personal insult if people didn’t vote in Hillary…and he meant it.
But the real thing is he is setting a trap for Trump. If Trump reverses this decision, the media and Obama will say that it’s proof that Trump is a Russian pawn. If Trump doesn’t, Russian relations will continue to deteriorate, leading to possible war or other strife.
I always knew that Obama’s ego knew no bounds, and the last few months are living proof. He is willing to subject millions of people to war, death, and hardships just because his pride is hurt.
I look forward to Trump flipping the script and making himself look good and Obama look like the immature amateur he always was.
Long Live the Constitution!