“Political language … is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.” – George Orwell (1946)
The political landscape of Obama's America in 2016 looks daily like Mr. Orwell's dystopian “1984.” With the rise of progressives' political correctness and moral relativism, truth no longer matters. What remains is attacking, partisan narratives by ego-driven, childish and irresponsible “leaders” who would give Machiavelli pause.
A prime example is shameless Hillary Clinton. She blithely ignored FBI Director James Comey's public dressing down related to her Server-gate scandal. Outrageously to this day, Mrs. Clinton still denies that she sent or received highly classified information in violation of federal law (on her likely hacked private servers). Despite clear evidentiary findings, charges were not pursued by Obama's Justice Department. On ABC's “This Week” last Sunday, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani said, “I've prosecuted cases like that in my years at the Justice Department. Hillary Clinton skated because she's running for president. She clearly violated the law.” So, criminal wrongdoing and political corruption are somehow not that when it comes to any politician with the surname Clinton. Quack, but no duck?
Unfortunately, this is not an isolated scenario. Little reported last January—and seemingly out of thin air—Barack Obama conjures up a $400 million dollar “payment” (read: payoff) to Iran. (Once again, with his trusty pen and phone, he demonstrates: who needs Congress to make or approve appropriations?) With the nation's debt exceeding $19 trillion, the Imams naturally wouldn't accept a check? Joking aside, as U.S. law prohibits the use of U.S. dollars, foreign currencies like euros and Swiss francs were airlifted in on an industrial sized wooden pallet. The result was the very convenient sudden release of four American hostages.
Speaking of a similar U.S. hostage situation—and another terrible Obama “deal”—Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl comes readily to mind. In that exchange, one likely treasonous deserter was swapped for five high level Afghani Taliban terrorists (who returned with much fanfare to the battlefield). Both cases are windfalls for the enemy. This one is simply economic. At $100,000 a head to the largest state sponsor of radical Islamic terrorism, who says crime doesn't pay? Yet, given America's military efforts since the last Bush Administration to combat militant groups like Al Qaeda and ISIS, how is this latest farce by Democrats not direct de facto funding of this worldwide death cult? Quack, quack, but still no duck?
Speaking of Mr. Orwell's warning concerning sanitizing murder, we arrive at an intriguing murder mystery. I refer to last month's killing of one Seth Rich, 27, tragically gunned down from the back while walking along a Washington, D.C. street. Despite the fact that neither the victim's watch nor his wallet were stolen, police are calling the incident a “botched robbery.” Beyond a real-life Agatha Christie whodunit, one wonders why WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is offering a $20,000 reward for information related to this man's death. While he steadfastly refuses to disclose any specific source, he cryptically told Dutch television on Tuesday, “Whistle-blowers go to significant efforts to get us material and often very significant risks.” Given the context of recent exposure of leaked internal DNC documents by the selfsame WikiLeaks, one is left to wonder what Mr. Assange's interest could possibly be in an obscure DNC staffer—other than the blatantly apparent. Quack, quack, quack.
Every little child knows that any waddling, quacking bird that looks like a duck is unmistakably that. That's true for anyone with a lick of common sense. This is precisely what Democrats lack. Indeed, the Obama years have been largely defined by the pathological and habitual refusal to appropriately label circumstances what they clearly are. Therefore, Democrats duck reality as readily as the mindless lemmings who support them.
Mr. Obama's progression (read: fundamental transformation) for America is no child's game of duck, duck, goose. After almost eight disastrous years, America's been a lame duck domestically and worse, a dead one abroad. Where does the goose fit in? A third Obama term under lying Hillary—and America's goose is cooked.