When President Obama criticized Republicans, accusing them of being afraid of “3-year-old orphans”, he diminished his credibility. Specifically, President Obama said “These are the same folks often times that say they’re so tough that just talking to (Russian President Vladimir) Putin or staring down ISIL (ISIS) or using some additional rhetoric will solve the problem and they’re scared of widows and three-year-old orphans.”
President Obama, why didn’t you care about these orphans 3 years ago? Why did you turn a blind eye towards the Syrian massacre? It’s insulting that he’s now making it sound like Republicans hate Syrian infants, especially considering the fact that President Obama’s inaction helped Assad wage a civil war against these orphans’ parents.
It isn’t understatement to say that President Obama’s skills as a trash-talker put him right up there with former NBA star Charles Barkley. It isn’t understatement to say that President Obama’s leadership skills put him right down there with Jimmy Carter and George McGovern.
It’s important to see how President Obama’s trash-talking skills have put our national security at risk. By flippantly calling ISIS a JV team, he essentially said that he wasn’t taking ISIS seriously. A month later, ISIS captured Ramadi, Fallujah and, eventually, Mosul. Once ISIS had control of a large section of Iraq and part of Syria, its next priority was to take over as many oil fields to fund their terrorist training plots.
Because President Obama passionately opposed war of any sort anywhere, ISIS consolidated its gains, then started into building a terrorist training program that could reach western Europe and beyond. Rather than act decisively, President Obama dithered, which made things in the United States and Europe worse by creating a refugee crisis in Syria.
With refugees flooding into Europe and more coming to the United States, the federal government has the responsibility of vetting these people. Instead of vetting these people, the President has essentially said that our vetting process is fine and no terrorists will make it into the United States. Meanwhile, people who aren’t wearing rose-colored glasses aren’t as certain as President Obama.
President Obama’s credibility is suffering, too, because his military ‘strategy’ is a joke. Insisting that flying 7 sorties a day is a serious strategy is intellectually insulting. That’s on a par with Ukraine asking for defensive weapons to fight off Russians inside Ukraine’s borders only to have President Obama send them MREs, aka Meals Ready to Eat, to the Ukraine. (Yes, that actually happened.)
President Obama loves giving speeches or talking trash with Republicans. It’s a shame he won’t do the dirty work of making America safe or prosperous. He’s an abject failure, which is why he’s lost most of his credibility.