Today I was thinking about our President, and how he is doing his job.
Let's see: the war in Afghanistan is going badly, and we need more troops, according to our top generals who are prosecuting the war that Mr. Obama said was the war we should be pursuing, as opposed to the Iraq war.
The 2016 Olympics are up for grabs, and several cites are competing for the honor of hosting them. Valerie Jarrett and Michelle Obama have been pursuing it for their hometown of Chicago, and now our President is going over to Copenhagen to lobby for Chicago.
I went back to my trusty Constitution, and reread Article II. It was a quick read, and I found an interesting piece of text. Section 2 says, in part: "The President shall be the Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and the militia of the several states, when called into the actual Service of the United States." I looked around for any mention of the Olympics. Nope, didn't find it.
So what is behind our President winging his way to Copenhagen? Is that where he will meet with General Stanley McChrystal? Maybe General Petreaus will be there to discuss our strategy going forward? No, I see Michelle Obama's fingerprints all over this. She's the one pushing for this, she's going over to Copenhagen, and there is a healthcare strategy all wrapped in one.
They are in full court press and distracting the people from health care by pushing for the Olympics. THey also have other things popping up to distract, like expanding school days and years, illegal immigration, and whatever else they can fit into the kitchen sink. If there is not one issue that distracts you, they didn't do a good job. But while the issues are important, healthcare reform will be the most sweeping, restrictive, costly, and enabling of government piece of legislation they are trying to pass. More later, I have to finish lunch.