Last night CNN’s Don Lemon was grilling Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson about his relative inexperience with international relations, and he spoke with Mr. Carson as though such things can’t be learned by a responsible and sincere person, and as though Mr. Carson will not have experts on his staff to advise him if he is elected president. But Mr. Lemon glossed over the necessity of a president to be flexible and willing to listen and learn and desirous of making wise decisions that will better serve the American people, all of which things are dangerously lacking in Barack Obama.
Mr. Lemon forgets that as a presidential candidate, Barack Obama, as well as having no experience and no desire to learn about international relations, refused to even discuss the subject in any real way, and actually held the subject in disdain and regarded domestic politics as the only subject worth considering. After all, how could Obama develop and accomplish his “fundamental transformation of America” while worrying about dealing with Russia, for example, which Mitt Romney warned Obama would have a large impact on the next presidential administration. And after seven years in office we see Obama floundering and a total failure in anything foreign (except publicly bad-mouthing and blaming America for the world’s woes while speaking abroad) and that he remains completely personally unable and unwilling to listen to expert advice as to how to deal with Islamic terrorism or Russian expansion. But Mr. Lemon doesn’t want to criticize the man who has placed America in such dangerous circumstances; he only wants to criticize Republicans, and especially black Republicans.
Also ignored by liberals is the fact that Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State during most of Obama’s presidency and that she has contributed mightily to the disastrous failures with international relations seen during the Obama years, but the likes of Don Lemon are not grilling Hillary nor asking about her personal failures as Sec State and how she is preparing to do a better job as president. Only Ben Carson can be criticized for a relative lack of experience, although he’s demonstrated a great willingness to learn and has put himself at some risk to do so.
Liberals also turn a blind eye to the favors Hillary, as Secretary of State, gave select foreign leaders if they would donate money to the Clinton Initiative “charity”, which serves as a charity mainly for the Clintons, with some money actually leaking to the needy on occasion. During Hillary’s time as Secretary of State this charity served largely to enrich the Clintons while doling out American governmental favors to some bad international actors at the expense of the American tax payer.
But the liberal press is what the liberal press is, although lately there are indications that they are less enchanted with Obama than in previous years. Some of the glitter of our Barry is wearing thin.