Tonight President Obama will hold his optional State of the Union Address to the Country.
He’s holding it on Lincoln’s Birthday in the hopes that President Lincoln’s greatness will be associated with him.
He will undoubtedly mention President Lincoln in a heavy-handed attempt at moral relativism.
In a way it’s sad that he must resort to such efforts. But it is indicative of where we are as a Nation under his leadership.
While many of my fellow Anti-Socialists will be focused on what the President offers up for solutions to our continued high unemployment (even after playing with the numbers) and economic malaise, I will be thinking about those who are conspicuously absent with no explanation.
I will be wondering why Ambassador Stevens is not sitting in Michelle Obama’s box.
I will be curious where Tyrone Woods, Glen Doherty, Sean Smith are and exactly why.
I will be interested to see if the President calls out into the audience and thanks any of the other 10 Americans Injured in the Benghazi attack. Will he ask to the public to forgive him for not having any apparent interest in the Benghazi Assassinations when they were happening… or shortly there after… or now?
I will look for Jaime Zapata and Brian Terry. Will they be there? Clearly they will not be. So will the President take this opportunity to apologize, personally, to the families? And… will he publicly apologize to the Citizens of Mexico for arming the very Cartels that terrorize their country and have kill thousands of their loved ones? Is he man enough to admit that up-arming Mexican Drug Lords through his Operation Fast and Furious was a mistake?
I’ll listen carefully for assurances that the President will not continue to kill U.S. Citizens with Drones, combined with a firm statement that such power cannot be possessed by nameless, faceless individuals within our clandestine services let alone the Executive. I look forward to hearing that oversight by a specific bi-partisan committee of our elected representatives will be immediately implemented. (If you are one of these Republicans who don’t see this as dangerous… you don’t get it. It’s not the Drone, it the immense power to unilaterally decide which Citizen lives and dies.)
And, as demonstrated during Fast and Furious as well as Benghazi… the President doesn’t seem to care.
I suppose caring might imply responsibility, and President Obama will certainly not accept any of that.
I guess we’ll have to wait and see…
I’ll have a bottle on Glenfiddich handy.