Posted by Tina
Good grief Charlie Brown, there’s just no peace to be had in the few days remaining before Christmas 2019. Why? Because the sky is falling in newsrooms and DC: 1. Trump won’t bend to the will of Chuck and Nancy on the wall, 2. Trump is pulling troops out of Syria, and 3. General Mattis is out (they’re sayin he was the last ‘adult’ keeping President Trump in check). Oh my!
In Tweets and articles the delirium is of the high voltage variety. A few have suggested that there would have been a coup by now in some locations. I’ve never seen so many drama queens spinning out of control.
1. Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Chuck Schumer and 23 other Democratic senators voted in favor of legislation, to the tune of $10.4 billion, that included border fencing over 700 miles, authorization for the removal of people that had entered illegally, and measures to “end catch and release.” The fencing portion was initially two fences with space in between but it was cut back to the current, unworkable little fence that is easily compromised. The legislation did not accomplish it’s intended purpose. The Wall would at least be an improvement. But the fact that lawmakers are failing to meet their officially sworn duties to the American people is the most troubling of all.
2. Conservative Treehouse recalls the mess Obama Policy made in Syria. Former Secretary John Kerry audio indicates, “Flashback 2016: Secretary of State John Kerry Admits President Obama Intentionally Armed ISIS in Syria…” Over a period of three years we facilitated the rise of ISIS and the growth of the territory they controlled…without authorization to be there. McCain was part of it too.
3. Time for a wake up call on hysteria over Mattis leaving:
January 25, 2013 – President Barack Obama fired General James Mattis, the head of Central Command, without even calling the general to let him know he was being replaced. … “I am told that General Mattis was traveling and in a meeting when an aide passed him a note telling him that the Pentagon had announced his replacement as head of Central Command. It was news to him — he hadn’t received a phone call or a heads-up from anyone at the Pentagon or the White House,” Thomas E. Ricks reports.
In reality, Charlie Brown, there’s nothing or unusual or catastrophic going on in DC or the newsrooms that cover the goings on. The same old promises, the same old arguments, and the same old self mostly serving legislation either passes or doesn’t.
Now…let it go, let it go, let it go…and have a Merry, Merry Christmas! (Powerful base!)
(And for all of you Queen fans, their version of Bohemian Rhapsody is really good! Talented young people!