The Barack Obama career tree is decorated with ornaments of failure. Most notable among the early disasters is Grove Parc. Grove Parc was a housing project in Obama’s district in Chicago. Obama used it as a springboard for his political ambitions. He enmeshed himself with the slumlords Valerie Jarrett and Tony Rezko and subsequently Obama got campaign funding while Jarrett and Rezko got wealthy. The residents suffered for it.
Back in 2012 I said this would be the blueprint for the Obama Presidency:
Grove Parc was the blueprint for the Obama Presidency. It’s a shame that no one in the MSM would have a look at it.
One activist had this to say:
“I hope there is not much predictive value in his history and in his involvement with that community.”
In Grove Parc Obama built a house of cards that appeared impressive long enough for him to benefit. Once he seized what he needed from it he ignored it as it failed and fell into squalor. It is what he is doing as President. Much like Warren Palmer, who shot Cecil and wanted mount his head on the wall as a trophy, Obama is now the hunter shooting game. Unfortunately, his weapons are trained on the US. He shoved Obamacare down the throat of America and put off the biggest problems until after his tenure ends. He’s even furiously trying to suppress the rate hikes for 2016.
Now let me remind you of something Obama once said:
“As long as I am President of the United States Iran will not get a nuclear weapon.”
As I wrote then- the key is “As long as I am President….”
This condition allows him to give away the farm and still look pretty. Who in the media will remember what he said? Who will hold him accountable for his words? They won’t confront his bald faced lies now as it is. Obama’s plan is to delay the time when Iran creates a bomb. Nothing more. It simply won’t happen on his watch.
John Hinderaker writes that Obama came perilously close to accusing the GOP of treason.
It’s those hardliners chanting “Death to America” who have been most opposed to the deal. They’re making common cause with the Republican caucus.
No. No. No. No. No.
Barack Obama has been the biggest ally of the Iranian hardliners. No one on Earth has done more to support them.
The most obvious proof of that is his utter capitulation to Iranian negotiators. Obama has given up everything he claimed was non-negotiable.
“All of this has been said by Obama himself,” Dershowitz explains. “When Obama first set out the red lines, he specified 24/7 inspections—we didn’t get that. He set out that Iran would never have nuclear weapons—we didn’t get that. He set out to end the nuclear facility at Fordow—we didn’t get that. He has crossed his own red lines at least three times.”
Obama has the chance to act against the Iranian hardliners. Instead, he demonstrated his support through inaction.
Remember Nedā Āghā-Soltān?
Soltan was shot and killed in the Iranian Arab Spring, also known as the Persian Awakening. There was unrest on a large scale in Iran and conditions were ripe for revolution. While he supported the “Arab Spring” in Egypt and Libya, what did Obama do for Iran?
Nothing. Not a damned thing.
In 2009, demonstrators filled the streets of Iran, denouncing the regime and crying out for freedom. It was a glorious opportunity for the leader of the free world to demonstrate his support for free people everywhere and strike a decisive blow against the bloody regime that had considered itself at war with the United States for three decades.
But Barack Obama didn’t help them. Quite the contrary. The leader of the free world was too busy extending his hand to those same mullahs.
It was monstrous when Obama stood by and did nothing during the abortive Iranian revolution; instead, he bought ice cream and posed for photo ops on the golf course while the only revolution against Islamic rule in a Muslim country was taking flight in Iran.
“I’ve made it clear that the United States respects the sovereignty of the Islamic Republic of Iran, and is not interfering with Iran’s affairs.”
Obama did not have the same respect for the sovereignty of the more secular nations of Egypt and Libya but he professed profound respect for the harsh Iranian Islamic theocracy.
The Iranian dissidents were the best chance for change in Iran and Obama blew them off. And worse.
On the human-rights side, administration policy has been marked by indifference. When the people of Iran flooded the streets to protest the theft of their presidential election in June 2009, President Obama was silent for 11 days. This was an early sign that “engagement” was to be with regimes and rulers, not populations — not even, as it turned out, with Muslim populations, and not even with Muslim populations rising up in protest.
So desperate for the wall trophy is Obama that in the process of capitulating to Iran the Obama regime has largely ignored Iran’s human rights atrocities and made little effort to protect Iranian dissidents.
The Iranian dissidents themselves assert that Barack Obama’s kowtowing to the Iranian hardliners legitimizes and strengthens the Khamenei government.
Days before a major Iranian dissident rally in France, the head of the host organization says the “circumstances are ripe for regime change” in Tehran, but Washington and other Western governments are standing in the way by legitimizing the regime of Supreme Leader Sayyid Ali Khamenei through the pursuit of a nuclear deal.
“Through their policy of appeasement and giving concessions to the regime, Western governments have served as an obstacle to the regime’s overthrow,” said Maryam Rajavi, the leader of the National Council of Resistance of Iran. “In the absence of Western assistance, this regime would have fallen by now.”
Russian dissident Natan Sharansky once met with Obama and was told by Obama that “it would be very important to him to continue this tradition where American presidents help dissidents.”
Right up to the election.
The case of the thwarted revolution in Iran was “the saddest” instance of Obama’s misguided human rights stance, said Sharansky in a wide-ranging interview with The Times of Israel. “Everything starts from the fact that in 2009, when Iranians were ready for the revolution, when millions of double thinkers were going to cross this line,” said Sharansky, “they hear the message from the American president: Engagement with the government of Iran is more important than [its] replacement.”
The president’s stance, he said, “took all the energy out of this [movement]. And if it had succeeded then,” he added, “the whole Arab Spring could have been a very different story.”
Indeed. Sharansky got a snootfull of Geraghty’s Axiom.
Obama did not support the Iranian dissidents. To the contrary, he wouldn’t even demand release of four Americans held hostage by Iran as part of his Chamberlainesque agreement. Obama has steadfastly supported the hardline regime in Iran. No one has been a better friend to them than Barack Obama. Obama yearns for this miserable accord as a trophy to hang in his study but it is the Iranian hardliners who will display Obama’s head on their walls.