President Obama says his policies are on the ballot this fall. And he’s right, especially when it comes to national security and veterans’ issues.
I know at times too many Republicans sadly seem to go out of their way to make it seem as if the American people really don’t have much of a choice on November 4th. However, even today’s pretty pastels Republicans can’t avoid showing there is a stark difference between the national security and veteran policy even the most generic Republican offers, and the record of the Marxist in the White House.
For example, getting to the truth of what really happened at Benghazi, which tragically resulted in the deaths of four Americans killed in action, has been a focal point of our efforts here at VSA. Unfortunately, the truth has been stonewalled by the Obama Regime from the beginning. Starting with Susan Rice flat-out lying to the American people on the Sunday morning talk shows immediately after the Benghazi terrorist attack, for which she was shamelessly promoted to National Security Advisor.
Currently, Trey Gowdy is attempting to lead an effort in the House to get to the truth, but with Harry Reid still in charge of the U.S. Senate nothing is happening there. Since it is the Senate that confirms the president’s appointments, including areas of national security, perhaps the only chance we have to ever find justice for those four dead Americans is on the line in the 2014 election. If Democrats retain control of the U.S. Senate this November, rest assured they will do everything they can to isolate and/or discredit whatever Gowdy’s committee uncovers.
Especially since it’s likely Hillary “what difference does it make” Clinton, who was Secretary of State at the time of the Benghazi attack (and thus at least partially responsible for the decisions that were made/unmade), will be mounting her 2016 presidential bid as well.
Let us also not forget the entire long train of abuses on the ballot in 2014.
Let us also not forget that our relations with every key, strategic player in the world are worse off now than they were before Obama took office.
Let us not forget that while Americans are worse off on Obama’s watch, Iran, Russia, and China seem to be stronger and doing just fine.
Let us also not forget Obama had to be dragged, kicking and screaming, into confronting ISIS/ISIL for beheading Americans. But he didn’t hesitate to send our troops to a West African hot zone to confront the Ebola virus, which kills 70% of the people exposed to it.
Let us also not forget the $47 million of our money Obama offered to Hamas, just as it was launching myriads of missiles at Israel.
Let us also not forget the at least 40 veterans (according to CNN) who died while awaiting their healthcare from the government they served in uniform.
Let us not forget the more than 12,000 veterans (according to an internal VA audit) that were left waiting for their healthcare from the government they served in uniform, or never received it.
Let us not forget the Obama Regime consulted with anti-religion activist Mike Weinstein in order to crack down on religious soldiers, particularly Christians, and threaten them with court-martials. Essentially telling religious soldiers they can’t have access to the very freedoms they’re willing to lay down their lives for.
Let us not forget Obama’s disastrous “Arab Spring,” which led to the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood and empowered Islamic Radicalism in the Middle East.
Let us not forget when Obama went after the Second Amendment rights of veterans.
Let us not forget former Marine Andrew Tahmooressi, whom Obama has left behind to rot in a Mexican jail. Maybe if he was one of the Mexican drug lords Obama and Eric Holder were secretly running guns to, he’d be a free man by now.
Let us not forget the Obama Regime still refuses to call evil in the world what it is, but instead refers to it as “workplace violence.” How can we defeat evil if we won’t even name it when we see it?
If the president desires to have his policies on the ballot this fall, then by all means we should oblige. It’s time for the American people to render their verdict on what he has done to diminish our standing in the world, and erode our God-given rights and Constitutionally-protected liberties.
Therefore, let us not forget to vote on November 4th.
(Steve Deace is a nationally-syndicated talk show host and the author of “Rules for Patriots: How Conservatives Can Win Again.” You can like him on Facebook or follow him on Twitter @SteveDeaceShow.)