“Never let the truth get in the way of your agenda.” That would seem to be the motto of Mr. Obama and his administration. Perhaps he learned that from Hillary Clinton or some other unimpeachable source of falsehoods and subterfuge. Or he could have picked it up on the street as a community organizer, or from his pastor, Rev. Wright. Whatever the source, embracing this motto has been his fall-back method for dealing with problems throughout his presidency.
In his race to the finish line, Mr. Obama is wasting no time as he issues executive orders and pardons criminals. After all, there are only three weeks left to turn things into an utter shambles as an inauguration gift to Mr. Trump. Near the top of Obama’s agenda appears to be offending the Russians. After all, Hillary, who called Mr. Putin the new “Hitler” won’t be around to continue Obama’s work.
It comes as no surprise then, that all of this commotion over the alleged hacking of sacred DNC and Clinton documents would be blamed on the Russians. It’s a handy flap for both Obama and Clinton: He gets another reason to spout off at Russia, and she gets someone else to blame for her humiliation at the polls. But maybe Mr. Obama has overplayed his hand. Could it be that his most recent actions and words are based on such contrived data that few end up believing him? What might he do that pushes things over the edge?
So now we find Mr. Obama issuing sanctions against Russia for its yet unproven part in the release of the DNC and Clinton emails that proved so damaging. Which is a strange thing to do for someone who purports to be a former law professor. Typically one waits until a claim is proven before passing sentence.
Anyway, Obama is on a roll as we find that, “President Obama issued an executive order on Thursday sanctioning Russian intelligence officials, individuals, and organizations based on as-yet unproven accusations that Russia interfered in the 2016 election by hacking the emails of Democratic Party officials.”
The Russians, for their part, have the temerity to dispute Mr. Obama’s ruling: “’We think that such steps by a U.S. administration that has three weeks left to work are aimed at two things: to further harm Russian-American ties, which are at a low point as it is, as well as, obviously, to deal a blow to the foreign policy plans of the incoming administration of the president-elect,’ Peskov told reporters in Moscow. He denounced Obama’s announcement as ‘unpredictable’ and ‘aggressive foreign policy.’”
We have no desire to appear unpatriotic here, but Peskov, spokesman for Vladimir Putin, might just have a point. We, too, suspect that Mr. Obama’s real agenda is to create as much havoc as possible for Mr. Trump. That suspicion comes from the simple project of connecting the dots.
Note that, “NBC also reported about American boots on the ground just prior to Trump taking office, saying that in January, ‘The U.S. Army in Europe is due to deploy a total of 4,000 American troops and 2,000 military vehicles on a rotational basis to Poland, Romania, Bulgaria and the Baltic nations.’”
And those are just some of the actions Obama has taken that might seem hostile to the Russians.
Mr. Obama’s animosity toward Russia is obvious. As a result, he has turned up the heat not only with rhetoric, but also with the movement of military equipment and troops along Russia’s Western border in concert with NATO. It doesn’t matter whether Russia presents a real threat or not, Mr. Obama has clearly resolved to spending his last few weeks as president provoking Mr. Putin. It’s a stupid thing to do, but that won’t deter Obama.
Mr. Obama has an agenda, and it’s a nefarious one with at least two goals: to give Russia a good, hard kick in the teeth thereby further straining relations with Mr. Putin, and to poison things thereby creating problems for Mr. Trump. This agenda may or may not work. It certainly isn’t based on any proven facts. But when has the truth even been allowed to get in the way of Obama’s agenda?