REACTIONS To the President’s Friday Press Conference

Written by Allan Erickson on January 18, 2015

Listening to David Cameron and Barack Obama, I thought I heard Ethel Merman singing “Everything’s coming up roses!

The Obama/Cameron clown show was a big hit: their strong leadership taking us to the brink of economic catastrophe in the face of escalating Jihad globally, and the dawn of a nuclear Iran.  We are so glad for such potent leadership delivering measurable results for the sake of security and prosperity “for all our peoples”.

I’m hopeful that change will deliver us from evil behind the installation of solar panels and reliance on the U.N.  If talking the bark off a tree solved world problems Obama would have ushered in utopia by now, defeating Muslim terrorism at long last. Yet many words make smoke.

However, Barack did share one truth, but he then blew it, speaking out of both sides of his mouth, a honed skill. He said “violent extremism” and the poisonous ideology driving it, have metastasized throughout the world. Then he told us his administration has made great progress confronting and defeating “violent extremism”. Well, which is it, Mr. Obama?

Muslims say Obama was born Muslim because his father was Muslim. Therefore, in Muslim eyes, Obama’s confession of faith in Christ makes him an apostate, a vile unbeliever. Thus, they hate America more than ever. Yet, Obama feigns affection for Islam, posturing as a friend of Muslims, encouraging the rest of us to ignore the Islamic roots of Jihad and terrorism, even as he does everything possible to destroy Christianity.

He alienates everyone, lies through his teeth, wondering why he is held in such disrespect.
The same holds true on the economic front. He pretends to embrace free markets and capitalism, all the while working feverishly to install collectivism. The leopard cannot change his spots, and Obama cannot do other than what he has always done: deceive, divide and destroy.

His assurances on Iran are heartening.  It is confusing how he coddles the clerics and attacks Congress.  When Obama fails to prevent Iran from building the Bomb, he’ll blame Congress, no doubt, for no matter how they vote, Republicans are evil.   Obama would have us believe his track record negotiating with adversaries inspires great confidence. Truth be told he has given away the store to China, Russia, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syrian, Cuba, Venezuela, Egypt and elsewhere. With this kind of strong leadership, I’m quite sure the clerics in Tehran will immediately stop building nuclear weapons, and cease funding terrorism worldwide, joining James Taylor and John Kerry singing “You’ve got a friend.”

To sum up, the Obama administration is a machine hammering out demands, insisting the West submit to secular humanism, communism, and multiculturalism. It tolerates no dissent, embracing only the like-minded. In the end, dissenters will have to be dealt with, but by then, some other dictator will be running the machine. Let us hope the dissenters gum up the works before that day arrives. Otherwise, this experiment in liberty and self-government will end.

All in all, the presser demonstrated Obama has laid the groundwork leading to his daughters being forced to wear the burka, and worse, much worse.  He never promised us a rose garden.  Or did he?  Just the thorns?

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Allan Erickson
Allan Erickson---Christian, husband, father, journalist, businessman, screenwriter, and author of The Cross & the Constitution in the Age of Incoherence, Tate Publishing, 2012.