the focus must be to win the White House and control of the US Senate
Eric LaMont Gregory
It would not be in error to suggest that with a steadily improving economy Obama has taken the lead on the domestic agenda in the march towards the election in November 2012. And this is in spite of record high unemployment, soaring gas prices and the controversy surrounding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Obama-care.
The only ray of hope on the domestic front is the fact that the Supreme Court is weighing in on the constitutionality of the highly controversial health care law. The outcome, however, cannot be predicted.
The arena in which the president is most vulnerable today, is in his handling of America's foreign affairs. And, it is this fact that provides the best opportunity for the Republican challengers for the White House and the Senate to gain ground.
The contrast as to the direction America is heading given the outcome of the election in November could not be more clear.
On the one hand, there is Obama and our Democratic Senator pushing this country further away from limited government, and towards an ever increasing federal government that involves itself in every aspects of our private lives.
And, on the other hand, Obama's mission to apologize to people around the world who hate America, while at the same time he gives sway to Islamic regimes in Africa, the Near and Far East is not in the best interests of the United States.
The Assad regime was running out of bullets to kill its own people with and this president allowed Iran to use a no fly zone over Iraq to re-supply the Syrian dictator. The mess that the Obama administration has made by backing the Islamic leader in the Ivory Coast, while he ignores the wholesale killing of Christians in that country speaks volumes to his agenda.
Weapons removed from Libyan arsenals are destabilizing all the countries that border that failed state. This week alone Islamic fighters returning from Libya's internationally backed war with weapons from the Libyan arsenals staged a coup d'etat in Mali as other captured Libyan weapons are threatening the stability of the wider Sahara and Sahel regions.
Naturally, Obama is not the first president, even in recent history, to help topple a rogue regime without securing the arsenal of weaponry that that regime had in store. But, presidents are supposed to learn from past mistakes, not repeat them.
The apologetic nature of the Obama regime is at the heart of our now strained relations with our staunch Middle East ally, Israel. And this comes at a time when the US could exert considerable leverage over Hamas dominated Gaza, while that regime increasingly can be made to realize that its survival depends on good relations with Israel.
Egypt has refused to supply Gaza with fuel through its land route preferring that fuel enter Gaza through the land route with Israel. Where are the envoys from this administration that should on the ground helping to bring about a resolution to the fuel crisis in Gaza as a prelude to increased stability in that troubled region?
Obama, or his replacement, will have to re-think a policy that supports a two state solution, while realities on the ground exist as they are today.
The battle is to win control of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and the chambers of the United States Senate is where all our attention and the fight for this great country must be focused.