Another Exceptional Year ⸻ wish there was more to report
Well, as the days are coming to a close on yet another year, let us be people with hearts full of thanksgiving, learning, wisdom, and above all, let us be filled with an attitude of philanthropy. In all seriousness, if there was anything I could do to make this world a better place in which to live, my plans would be to give more of everything I have, including my own spirituality, and make our world a better functioning world to live in.
President Bush and First Lady Laura Bush had literally stepped out of the entire process. All decisions were virtually made during the last 60 days of the outgoing administration by Obama’s new appointees.
In order to make matters a bit worse for the people who literally gave their all in assistance to ensure a smooth transition, what were they receiving in return? Not a word of gratitude, thanks, or anything of the sort. What these kind people were receiving were the ills of whatever could possibly be blamed on them. The last three months and for two years thereafter the Bush administration received blame for everything!
So what has President Elect Trump received? Current (and thank God, not for much too longer) President Obama has performed more foreign policy than the combined previous eight years and let’s certainly not forget the domestic policy that he has already put into ruins.
Sanctions against the Russians? For what? Here is the quintessential stickler about a novice amateur and someone who will at the very least engage the people of the United States. This is a very easy notion understanding look at parents. Some believe that their children need to be given “time outs” when they openly disobey or go against the rules. Other parents at the opposite end of the spectrum believe in corporal punishment. The somewhere in the middle are those parents who listen to evidence, review the rules, talk to others regarding the situation and then will release discipline first followed by punishment.
I firmly believe that a person can look into these parameters and surmise how a person was raised ⸻ albeit, permissively or constructively. If anyone has noticed, President Obama whenever he wanted anything done, he did it all by his lonesome.
Personally, as far as imposing sanctions against the Russians I would prefer hearing or better still be involved in the process beforehand, wouldn’t you?
Dana Allin and Steven Simon are not so sure. They argue that powerful demographic, political, and cultural trends in both Israel and the United States are changing the relationship in fundamental ways. In their view, the tensions between U.S. President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu constitute symptoms of more serious, underlying problems—ones that portend real trouble in the future.
Need more? Okay, here you go ⸻ President Barack Obama took unprecedented steps Thursday to retaliate against alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election, prompting vows from Russian authorities that Moscow will respond in kind.
The administration described Russia’s involvement as “Significant Malicious Cyber-Enabled Activities” and sanctioned four Russian individuals and five Russian entities for what it said was election interference. The administration also ordered 35 Russian diplomats to leave the country and two Russian compounds are being closed.
Let’s welcome in 2017 without this race based invalid president!