Moreover (after Republican victory – ETat), the major challenges that the nation faces are still primarily an executive responsibility, as they relate mainly to foreign policy. ISIS is still in Iraq and Syria. Ebola is still in Western Africa. The Mullahs are still in Tehran. Putin is still in Ukraine. And Obama is still in the White House. Given that reality, as emotionally satisfying as yesterday’s verdict is, and as much as it represents a verdict on Obama’s foreign policy failures specifically, it will not fundamentally affect the crises that beset us, and given Obama’s personality, any effect may be for the worse.
It is not a good thing that we let matters come to such a pass that the survival of the Republic, and of continued representative democracy in America, should hing on the outcome of a single election, or even pair of elections (2014 and 2016). This is the sort of situation into which, when I was a young man, only Third World banana republics ever got.
Now that we Republicans are in charge again, we need to act during our period in power to make this less likely in the future.
In light of this stunning defeat of the Democrats, Republican leaders must revoke their decision to write an omnibus bill during the lame duck. Instead, they must defund Obama’s lawlessness now and allow the next Congress to hold Obama accountable through the budget process. […]Sadly, Boehner made no mention of Obamacare and amnesty in his uninspiring response to the election results.
It’s time to listen to We the People. It’s time to grant the American people amnesty from Obama’s radical transformation of our great Republic.
It’s unlikely that Ebola will turn into a full-blown plague. For one thing, we have governors who can take over quarantine and security measures on the local level if that seems necessary (though you wouldn’t know it to look at the recent antics of Christie and Cuomo). It’s bad enough contemplating Ebola becoming endemic, as it is in Africa, popping up by mysterious means at irregular intervals. This is what happened with dengue in Texas, and is almost inevitable for immigrant-borne enteroviruses.
But it acts as a pure metaphor for the Age of Obama: failure, incompetence, willful negligence, dishonesty, the collapse of the elites, and utter indifference toward the public welfare. The Obama administration is now the chief victim of the plagues — prostrate, fevered, bleeding from all orifices, little more than a paralyzed bag of pus. It needs to be isolated and quarantined. God knows what would happen if it spread.