"Ernie" has some thoughts on this year's events. Allow me to wish each of you a Merry Christmas while it's still legal to do so. Ever wonder what Muslims do on Christmas? Well, seems some of them play golf in Hawaii. As we go about sweeping and cleaning up the place at the end of 2014 it's interesting the things you find laying around that many folks have forgotten about. For example there's the uncovering of all the lies told to get ObamaCare passed and to keep it from being repealed. And in that same vein there're all the shenanigans a corrupt administration and democrat controlled congress did to get this disaster passed in the first place. But in fairness, those latter violations of legislative protocol were in the sweepings of 2009 and have long ago been trashed, swept under the rug and forgotten. And let's not forget that 2014 was the year the GOP establishment almost completely destroyed the TEA Party. You know, that grass roots movement that won the day for republicans in 2010.
This year after yet another landslide election win we saw the GOP return to their normal position of licking the boots of democrats in order to be close to the power. Among the sweepings we find very little mention of this once proud group of patriotic Americans and most of those scraps are just stale quips from SNL. Then again there's the IRS fiasco. By the end of the year it looks like the media has pretty well got this scandal under control and on its way to the trash heap with other Obama scandals that they've successfully whitewashed. Among the sweepings we see little pieces of conservative comments by Cruz, Goudy and other remnants of the TEA Party vowing to get to the truth. Yeah, good luck with that. Lots of comments about Obama's foreign policy (or lack thereof) laying around.
Occasionally we see something about forgotten "red lines", abandonment of Iraqis, blind eye toward Iran, and the betrayal of those pesky Israelis who just won't give up and turn their country over to ISIS. Even tho it's obvious that their greatest ally, the president of the USA, would very much like to see that happen. Prevalent among the sweepings are scraps pertaining to how the government threw law enforcement under the bus in favor of mob rule, so long as the mob rule is blacks against whites. No visa versa here. Yes, the Alinsky rule of dividing the country by race, gender, social class, religion, etc made a giant leap forward in 2014.
The sweepings contain way too many discarded sins of the Obama administration to list them all here, so let's end this with a comment about the new management style known as leading by memos. You have to give Obama credit, when the adverse publicity about excesssive executive orders grew more intense he replaced them with "memos from the boss". I mean, who can fuss about that? Memos in the business world are as common as political contributions. This year 2014 might be most remembered for the year that the government was reduced to the executive office, negating any/all power, influence and oversight by congress. When schools used to teach history I think this was called a dictatorship. Oh well, the stock market's still booming. Best wishes to everyone for a Merry Christmas and a better 2015. Course with no effort to impeach underway I don't see much improvement in the forecast. But fear not with McConnell and Boehner in charge of the House and the Senate you'll no doubt see a whole lot of......uhh...nothing? See you next year.