At this point, I am convinced that Barack Hussein Obama could be face down on the canvas, his face resembling a parasitic creature from "Star Trek," with the referee's count at nine, and he would still manage to blubber haughtily through split, swollen lips that he was going to give it to his opponent in just a moment.
"[W]e are going to be engaging Russia to let them know that you can't continue to double-down on a strategy that is doomed to failure. …"
– Barack Obama, on Russia's escalating level of military support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Sept. 11, 2015
Ironically, doubling-down is probably one of the top three plays in the White House's playbook, so often has Obama used it. There have been several occasions where Obama has been politically cornered and he doubled-down on the same policy that got him cornered in the first place, even though it appeared to be the most imprudent move on the board.
This differs, by the way, from those occasions when Obama policy failures weren't really failures at all, where Obama was content to be thought a buffoon by those who didn't recognize his actions as sabotage.
Once again, Obama's policy can be traced directly to the modern Marxists' holy tome: "Rules For Radicals" by Saul Alinsky. Rule No. 8 reads: "Keep the pressure on. Never let up," with Alinsky instructing followers to "Attack, attack, attack from all sides, never giving the reeling organization a chance to rest, regroup, recover and re-strategize."
Only time will tell if Obama is out of his league with Vladimir Putin in this regard.
Last week, foreign press outlets began reporting on the shellacking ISIS forces are now taking in the wake of Syria's receipt of heavy weapons and assistance from Russia. It also has not escaped the notice of the foreign press that the Obama administration and some of its NATO allies have made no effort to conceal that they have been supplying ISIS with weapons and fighters. My past references to Obama having created ISIS are now being echoed by foreign press organizations and dignitaries alike.
Within the last 48 hours, Russia claimed that its warplanes are now assailing ISIS positions in northern Syria, stipulating that U.S. strike forces should steer clear of the area. The Pentagon has countered this, saying that the Russian airstrikes are instead hitting Obama's imaginary friends – the "well-vetted" Free Syrian Army and other nonexistent allies of whom we heard so much when Obama wanted Congress to authorize aid to "Syrian rebels."
"We should finally acknowledge that no one but President Assad's armed forces and [Kurdish] militia are truly fighting Islamic State and other terrorist organizations in Syria."
– Vladimir Putin, United Nations General Assembly, Sept. 29
Earlier this week, Fox News reported that dozens of Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles (MRAPs) provided by the U.S. to Kurdish allies in Iraq arrived without protective armor. In addition to effectively rendering them "Vehicles" instead of "Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles," they are now essentially death boxes on wheels.
Why would our government supply our allies with such substandard equipment? Because they're not our allies at all, as far as the White House is concerned.
Then, Obama had the temerity to brag on America's successes in the Middle East during an address to the United Nations on Monday. There, he claimed that the overthrow of Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi was one such example.
Doubling-down. As potentially dangerous a topic as Libya represents to Obama, you think he'd keep his mouth shut. His oratory also included an admonition to reject "the ignorance that equates Islam with terror" despite Islam's daily confirmation that this equation balances perfectly.
On another front, while increasing numbers of Americans chafe at the belligerent deportment of the homosexual lobby, and amid the recent revelation that the Department of Defense has been facilitating the homosexual rape of boys at the hands of our proto-simian allies on U.S. military bases in Afghanistan, Obama said during a speech at an LGBT fundraiser in New York City Sunday that "our religious freedom doesn't grant us the freedom to deny our fellow Americans their constitutional rights."
Doubling-down again. In addition to the incomprehensible audacity of asserting that the capricious demands of this miniscule faction trumps the free exercise of religion as proscribed in the First Amendment, this is an object lesson in how those on the left employ legalese and constitutional relativism to advance malignant agendas.
Pray tell, what constitutionally guaranteed rights have been denied homosexuals in recent memory? Their perceived "right to marry" is a wholly subjective interpretation of law, and ensuring homosexuals anything under the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment is a lube-slathered slope toward their legitimately demanding whatever their perverted little heart's desire in the future. Practical labs in fisting for kindergarteners, anyone?
Does this doubling-down pose risks to Obama, and will he ultimately run out of luck?
Taking into account House Speaker John Boehner announcing Friday that he would step down (as a result of pressure put on the Republican Party by conservatives), many are optimistic that a trend toward jettisoning more of the complicit elements in the GOP leadership might be in the offing. This would be mightily advantageous going into the 2016 election cycle, even considering some of the more diabolical contingencies some of us believe Obama has in mind toward safeguarding his "accomplishments."
If such is the case, perhaps an overconfident Obama is just what the doctor ordered. The political climate that gives rise to a House speaker stepping down could bespeak the coalescing of forces that transcend the power of the Executive Branch – no matter how ruthless the present chief executive happens to be.Facebook, Google Plus, & Twitter. You can also get Freedom Outpost delivered to your Amazon Kindle device here.