Morning Wakeup Call for Friday, March 6: Emailgate revs up; Iran carries Obama’s water; the Race Card plays again
A morning digest of what Political Woman is reading.
Stupid-meter’s Needle Goes off the Charts
With Hillary’s current embroglio in Emailgate, there’s a marked difference between a well-paid hack defending her, and a sycophantic nimrod, whose reasoning leaves one speechless, including Chris Matthews. Fortunately, the latter gets smacked down numerous times during the interview, but there’s no comfort in the fact that there are millions more like Ms. McIntosh, whom Hillary is depending upon to save her, yet again. And, let’s not forget to add to our stupid-meter face-off, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), who recently praised Mrs. Clinton for her, “transparency.” You can always count on Elijah for good political theater.
Iran Slowly, Methodically “Gobbling Up” Another Country
In Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech before the US Congress on March 3, he made the point, “Iran is busy gobbling up the nations.” Unfortunately, for the US, it’s one where over 4000 Americans gave their lives and over 32,000 gave limbs and sanity. Iran is now in the forefront of leading Shiite militias in the reclaiming of Tikrit in Iraq from ISIS. With the march toward removing ISIS from Iraq, comes more Iranian influence and hegemony over a region that is nothing short of tinderbox. Meanwhile, a hapless America, once a great influence on the world stage, has defaulted its leadership role in favor of let the Middle East sort out its Middle East problems meme. In the not too distant future, Iran will be the military threat to the US, as China is currently economically.
Personal Behavior and Responsibility Do not Count
President Obama injects himself yet again into the Ferguson, MO incident, picking up where outgoing Attorney General, Eric Holder, left off. “I don’t think that is typical of what happens across the country, but it’s not an isolated incident,” said the President. Blaming law enforcement for “racism” while not entering into a conversation about the behavior/responsibility of the perpetrators of the crime is foolish at best, and creates more animosity and polarization. But then, that’s what this President has become known for.