Throughout history there are periods that later generations look back on in amazement and ask, "What were they thinking?" I can't help but wonder what will be remembered about us 20, 50, 100 years from now.
This administration, touted by the media as the most highly educated in our nation's history, is headed by a president who thought there were 57 states, a former secretary of state who asked, "What difference ... does it make?" when our embassy was overrun and the ambassador and other Americans were killed, a speaker of the House who said a law must be passed to see what's in it, an attorney general who refuses to enforce the law, a Congressional rep who thinks the Constitution is 400 years old, and on and on. Then, there's the VP (but let's not go there!) I can remember when the media ridiculed a former VP for misspelling "potato."
We now have a media that will cover and spin and spin and cover till you have to gag. When the president repeatedly lied (28 times) about health care, they grudgingly admitted he "misspoke." Boy, I wish I'd known that word when I was a kid!
President Bill Clinton in 2005, then Sen. Barack Obama, along with Republican Sen. Dick Durbin, helped secure $48 million in federal funding to help Ukraine scrap thousands of tons of weapons, from small arms to missiles, plus 15,000 tons of ammo in order to make that region, and the world, safer, and assured them their borders would be defended if need be as the Russian bear was dead. Turns out the bear was just snoozing and now he's awake and irritable.
Incidentally, by the same mindset, the liberals seek to disarm law-abiding citizens because criminals with guns cause too much violent crime. Reportedly, Clint Eastwood commented recently that made about as much sense as having yourself castrated because your neighbors have too many kids. Good one, Clint!
So, now, Obama again is blustering about red lines and consequences and diplomacy and I'm sure President Vladimir Putin is impressed. Will Rogers defined diplomacy as the ability to say, "Nice doggy," until you can find a rock; having seen Obama throw a baseball, we better scrap that idea!
Even as I write this, the people of Crimea are voting to return to the Soviet fold and Mother Russia is tightening her grip on the throat of an unarmed (but safer?) Ukraine. I wonder if Vlad will lose any sleep over those consequences he was promised?