Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

Opinion

May 26, 2013

In Your View

(Continued)

ASHLAND — At least Obama isn’t know-it-all

One of my chief objections to Barack Obama’s 2008 candidacy was the young and inexperienced U.S. senator from Illinois was in over his head. I maintained Obama knew nothing and did not have the proper background to take responsibility of the country’s affairs.

Let’s fast forward five years. Obama didn’t know his preacher, mentor and friend was saying all those awful things about America in church every Sunday. Obama didn’t really know Bill Ayers despite working with the man and hosting fundraisers in his home. Obama didn’t mean it when he said rural Americans are bitter people who “cling” to their God and guns.

Obama’s wife didn’t mean it when she said that Barack winning was the first time she had ever been proud of her country. Obama didn’t know his Justice Department was running guns to Mexican drug lords, resulting in American deaths.

Obama doesn’t have any control over the endlessly stagnant economy, the soaring debt or the crippling deficits — that’s George W. Bush’s fault. Obama didn’t know the IRS has been unconstitutionally targeting his political opponents or his campaign used leaked info from the IRS to attack his challenger in the 2012 election.

Obama didn’t know Benghazi was terrorism, which explains why he blamed the video for two weeks — but he also claims he called Benghazi an act of terror beginning with the day after the attack. Obama didn’t know his Justice Department has been spying on reporters and seizing their phone records.

It’s evident now that Obama knows nothing and shirks responsibility. Where does the buck stop? Not with Obama. He is either wildly incompetent and truly knows nothing of these scandals, or he is a corrupt liar deserving impeachment. I hope the former is the case although neither points to a positive outcome for America.

Alex Barker, East Lansing, Mich.

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