To no one’s surprise, last week President Obama was caught on a hot mic again. This time he was leaning over to apprise Russian President Medvedev of his sticky situation as far as his need to keep up appearances until after his next and last election – “I’ll have more flexibility”. The implication, of course, is that whatever the Russians don’t already have by then he’ll be in a better position to deliver after he’s re-elected.
Obama obviously thinks his re-election is a foregone conclusion. It is up to Republicans to see that he is wrong on this. But has anyone mentioned that he will hold office either way until at least late January of 2013? He will either be a re-elected incumbent or a lame-duck. What is to prevent him from delivering whatever he wants to the Russians before he leaves office and the new guy is sworn in? We’ve seen these eleventh-hour moves before, most recently in Mississippi, where out-going Haley Barbour for reasons all his own, apparently, pardoned a slew of felons, who have since spread across the nation for whatever mischief they can muster. Why not Obama?
We’ve moved past the bowing to Saudi kings, the seeking of child-rearing advice from Turkey’s current pasha and the apologizing all over the place for some singed books while our troops are being murdered by their Afghan “hosts” in a scenario which has eclipsed the Massacre of Glencoe for treachery.
There are a couple of obvious questions here. Number One: Why does anyone support term limits? Just wondering, because lame-ducks are all potentially dangerous and we institutionalize lame-duckism through term limits. The application is universal. Number Two: Does it occur to anyone that the greatest safeguard of our nation’s security might rest with Sheriff Joe Arpaio? Think of it this way: If Obama were to be quickly impeached and tried and found guilty he would not have time to be a practicing lame-duck, would he?
Truly, America’s national security interest could rest with that investigation Sheriff Joe has been pursuing so intently and thoroughly. We would do well to heed the warning that was sent us via that hot mic; we would do very well to do what we can to accelerate the work of Sheriff Arpaio and quit running interference for this traitor. And shame on the media and those career climbing or fearful men such as Ben Shapiro who are deliberately or de facto shielding our nation’s most dangerous enemy.
Sally Morris is a member of Americans for Constitutional Government and the Executive Committee of the Valley Tea Party Conservative Coalition, for whose website (vtpcc.com) she regularly blogs.