Of late, the Obama Administration and hypocrisy have become synonymous. For a president who loves to pretend his policies and ideas are always in favor of middle-class workers, Obama can’t seem to help himself when it comes to attending fundraising events put on by wealthy liberal elites. Yes, all presidents raise money for their political party, but Obama has taken fundraising to a different level–appearances be damned.
It is amusing that the same Super PACs Democrats are trying to make unconstitutional are the very thing that Obama is constantly spending his time focusing on helping. Similarly, this Administration has absolutely zero interest in remaining transparent throughout these numerous fundraising events. For President Obama to claim, “This is the most transparent administration in history,” is simply hyperbole. President Obama continues to make these $25,000 per-plate fundraisers closed-off to the press. In claiming transparency in this Administration, the President is not only being dishonest but purposely deceitful.
Obama and the Democrats’ continuous attacks against Citizens United’s Supreme Court free speech victory in Citizens United v. FEC has recently, once again, been placed front and center. Senate Democrat leaders are currently imposing a full-court press trying to pass a constitutional amendment to upend the Citizens United decision and the First Amendment rights it reasserted (this attempt, like many others before it, will go down in flames).
It is extremely unfortunate that this is what Democrats are focusing on while the world is in complete turmoil and our presence on the world’s stage has never been weaker–or more questionable. This is the battle Democrats are choosing to pick while there is crisis after crisis abroad and at our own southern border. It is clear now more than ever that Barack Obama, as the President of the United States and supposed leader of the free world, has his priorities completely backwards.
Even Andrea Mitchell, a huge Obama supporter, has come out bashing the President for his lack of wherewithal when it comes to being a real leader in the face of crisis and tragedy. Last Thursday, when in the same day an airliner carrying nearly 300 people was shot down in Ukraine and an all-out ground war was started in Gaza, Obama continued on to two fundraisers and a “burger photo-op” at a time of crisis when the American people were in need of a leader. We should also not forget his decision to play pool and drink beer instead of showing up at the crisis at our southern border.
At this point in Obama’s presidency, it is abundantly clear that he no longer cares. He no longer cares about the promises he has made and broken and he no longer cares about our best interests at home and abroad. Russia is running amok, illegal immigrants are invading our country, and presidential transparency and openness is at an all-time low. Our Fundraiser-in-Chief is unable to choose leadership over politics, and it is extraordinarily unnerving. My only hope is that we are able to band together these next two years and withstand this complete abomination of an Administration.