In a January 20 Washington Times column, Robert Knight wrote that President Obama's administration "has manfully undertaken the task of turning America into a Constitution-free Third World country in need of international adult guidance." Knight also accused the president of "treacherous action against" the United States and of "dismantling our military before our very eyes." From the Times:
I've thought of only one good thing so far that could result from killing the pipeline: Legions of Occupy Wall Street protesters just might leave their filthy squatter encampments in our cities and gather in coastal areas to watch the seas subside as Mr. Obama promised. Sorry about you coastal home dwellers. Welcome to our world.
Mr. Obama's reckless disregard for America's needs particularly pleases his socialist friends in Europe, who have long thought that America needs a comeuppance. They've been cheering his every treacherous action against his own country, and this one's a doozy. It might not please the Russians, however, whose own burgeoning oil and gas industries will face competition from Canada. But you can't please everyone. Maybe it will be enough for the Russians that Mr. Obama is dismantling our military before our very eyes.
By the way, if you criticize Mr. Obama for any of this, you must be a racist.
I prefer being an optimist and thinking that things will turn out OK -- even while watching pipelines being killed, gasoline prices rising and Republican presidential hopefuls providing enough sound bites to fill 1,000 Obama campaign ads in November.
Actually, we've been getting used to watching horrors for three years as the Obama administration has manfully undertaken the task of turning America into a Constitution-free Third World country in need of international adult guidance.