Monday, May 16, 2016

President Obama and the Gospel of Ignorance

President Obama delivered the Commencement Address at Rutgers yesterday. He warned against ignorance: “In politics and in life, ignorance is not a virtue. It’s not cool to not know what you’re talking about. That’s not keeping t real or telling it like it is.” That is rich. The community organizer came into office ignorant of economics, but well versed in Liberation Theology. He is still economically ignorant. An ironic remark by the President or either was ignorant of what was in his ObamaCare bill, or lied to the American people, a far worse trait than ignorance. Remember, “If you like your insurance plan, you can keep it?” Remember, “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor?” How ignorant was he of his Stimulus Bill when he told the American people “shovel-ready” jobs were waiting for the Bill, but then a few years later joked “I guess they weren’’t so shovel ready after all.” Which time was he ignorant of his Bill? An ignorance prat from the candidate who said he campaigned in all 57 states with one or two remaining. The President entered office ignorant of foreign policy, but believing America is an oppressor nation. Thus, he began his Administration with an apology tour and will end it in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. In between he failed to understand Russia, China, Iran, and ISIS. He unilaterally yanked the anti-missile defense system out of Czechoslovakia and Poland. All he got was Putin was contempt. He is truly ignorant of The Art of the Deal as proven by his negotiations with Cuba and Iran. He gave up much and got so little in return. He also warned a few weeks ago that we need to get along better in politics. Yet he started his Administration by stiff-arming the Republicans on the Stimulus Bill. He unleased Senator Harry Reid, then Senate Majority Leader, to stiff arm the Republicans. How ignorant is a President who refuses to recognize Islamic terrorism for what it is: “Radical Islamic terrorism.” Indeed, he will not use the name because he is ignorant of Islam other than the peaceful Islam he knew as a child in Indonesia. Ignorance and the failure to learn are the hallmarks of this Administration. How ignorant can you be when you are ignorant of your own ignorance?

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