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Before leaving Washington on his next multi-Million, taxpayer funded vacation in Hawaii, it was in a year-end interview with National Public Radio (NPR), aka your tax dollars at work, that Barry said that while criticism of his strategy to combat the Islamic State group is legitimate, he said that the problem lies not with the strategy being employed but, instead, with failure to keep the public informed about what exactly Barry and his team are doing to combat the terror group.  According to Barry, the most damage the group can do to the U.S. is to force Americans to change how they live or what they believe in.  Barry said, “I think that there is a legitimate criticism of what I’ve been doing and our administration has been doing in the sense that we haven’t, you know, on a regular basis I think described all the work that we’ve been doing for more than a year now to defeat ISIL.”

Barry says that if people don’t know about the thousands of airstrikes that have been launched against IS targets since August 2014, or aren’t aware that towns in Iraq once controlled by the group have been retaken, “then they might feel as if there’s not enough of a response.”  He said, “And so part of our goal here is to make sure that people are informed about all the actions that we’re taking.”  But as is always the case with this guy is the fact that quantity always, ALWAYS, takes precedence over quality.  What good is accomplished by these thousands of airstrikes when the targets being chosen result in very little impact being made upon the enemy?  Barry has demonstrated time and again that he underestimated the danger to the homeland represented by this enemy, even being unable to put the proper name to that enemy.  He is far more interested in fighting the NRA than he is ISIS.

To that end, Barry proceeded to outline what has been, and, I assume, will continue to be, his ‘strategy’ against ISIS in a nationally televised address from the Oval Office on Dec. 6, days after a radicalized married couple who had pledged allegiance to an IS leader opened fire on the husband’s co-workers in San Bernardino, California, killing 14 and heightening people’s fears about home-grown extremism.  The Islamic State group also claimed responsibility for a series of attacks that killed 130 people in Paris about two weeks before the California shooting.  But it was during his address that Barry seemed to be far more concerned about gun control in America than Islamic terror attacks.  Barry failed to soothe the public’s anxieties about attacks on the U.S. through a series of public appearances with members of his national security team regarding potential threats to the U.S. homeland.

After one of those briefings, which took place at the National Counterterrorism Center, Barry said publicly that officials had no specific, credible information suggesting a potential attack against the U.S.  He urged people to be vigilant during the holidays.  In this same interview Barry also urged keeping the situation in perspective, saying that ISIS “is not an organization that can destroy the United States.”  Barry said, “But they can hurt us, and they can hurt our people and our families. And so I understand why people are worried.”  Adding, “The most damage they can do, though, is if they start changing how we live and what our values are, and part of my message over the next 14 months or 13 months that I remain in office is to just make sure that we remember who we are and make sure that our resilience, our values, our unity are maintained.”  Barry said, “If we do that then ISIL will be defeated.”

And it was in this same NPR interview that Barry also said that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is exploiting economic anxiety among workers, particularly among “blue-collar men” with some of his rhetoric.  Trump has argued for temporarily banning Moslems from entering the United States, and has made comments about those entering the illegally.  With economic stresses and flat wages, Barry said, “there is going to be potential anger, frustration, fear.”  And Barry claimed that Mr. Trump is trying very hard to take advantage of that.  Barry then put forth the rather idiotic premise that the only reason that Trump has been able to gain significant traction in the Republican primary is because the boisterous billionaire has found a way to play off American anxieties, especially among “blue-collar men.”  But all Trump is doing to point out how ‘Obamanomics’ has been a complete bust.

Here’s how Barry himself put it: “I do think that when you combine that demographic change with all the economic stresses that people have been going through — because of the financial crisis, because of technology, because of globalization, the fact that wages and incomes have been flat-lining for some time, and that particularly blue-collar men have had a lot of trouble in this new economy, where they are no longer getting the same bargain that they got when they were going to a factory and able to support their families on a single paycheck — you combine those things, and it means that there is going to be potential anger, frustration, fear.”  And he went on to say, “Some of it justified, but just misdirected. I think somebody like Mr. Trump is taking advantage of that. That’s what he’s exploiting during the course of his campaign.”  Trump is exploiting nothing, he’s merely pointing out the facts.

And it’s much of that anger and frustration that has been directed at Barry himself. Pressed on whether he understands why some regular Americans blame him and believe he is changing the country for the worse, Barry once again played the race card saying, “Well, look, if what you are asking me, Steve, is are there certain circumstances around being the first African-American president that might not have confronted a previous president, absolutely.”  Let me be perfectly clear, the reason, the ONLY reason that I remain so adamantly opposed to Barry, and his policies, has absolutely nothing, what-so-freaking-ever, to do with fact that he is black.  My objections to him are based entirely on the fact that he is obviously a very devoted socialist and he came into office on a mission to “fundamentally transform the United States of America.”  And those are   his words, not mine!

And then Barry went on to say, “If what you are suggesting is that, you know, somebody questioning whether I was born in the United States or not, how do I think about that, I would say that that’s something that is actively promoted and may gain traction because of my unique demographic. I don’t think that that’s a big stretch. … The fact of the matter is that in a big country like this, there is always going to be folks who are frustrated, don’t like the direction of the country, are concerned about the president.”  With a year left to go in presidency I think it’s a little too late to be worried about whether or not he was born in this country.  While I do think there were some legitimate questions that could have, and should have, been asked back in 2008 on any number of topics, our state-controlled media could not have been less interested in looking into Barry’s background.

Barry then went on to say, “Some of them may not like my policies, some of them may just not like how I walk, or my big ears or, you know. So, I mean, no politician, I think, aspires to 100 percent approval ratings. If you are referring to specific strains in the Republican Party that suggest that somehow I’m different, I’m Muslim, I’m disloyal to the country, etc., which unfortunately is pretty far out there and gets some traction in certain pockets of the Republican Party, and that have been articulated by some of their elected officials, what I’d say there is that that’s probably pretty specific to me and who I am and my background, and that in some ways I may represent change that worries them.” Barry noted, however, that there are those who object to his policies and may have “perfectly good reasons for it,” like when it comes to his continuing war on fossil fuels, for example.

He continued:  “I think if you are talking about the specific virulence of some of the opposition directed towards me, then, you know, that may be explained by the particulars of who I am. On the other hand, I’m not unique to that. I always try to remind people, goodness, if you look at what they said about Jefferson or Lincoln or FDR — finding reasons not to like a president, that’s, you know, a well-traveled path here in this country.”  That Barry is actually able to, in any way, compare himself to such men pretty clearly demonstrates the size of the ego possessed by a man who has been described by some as being nothing short of sociopathic.  The virulence of the opposition, to which he refers, has much more to with the fact that during his tenure the nation’s debt has doubled, more people are now in poverty and we have the fewest number of Americans working then we’ve had since the late 70s.

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