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Stupid Or Crazy

May 7, 2013 by  

Stupid Or Crazy
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Normally, someone who oversees the engineering of a program that leads directly to the murders of hundreds of people and then acts as if questions about the program are somehow unfair or even racist is either an absolute idiot or an outright sociopath. But, as Americans have learned over the past four years, “normally” and “President Barack Obama” seldom collide in the same sentence.

Thus, not only can Obama preside over a government that created Operation Fast and Furious (OFF) and its body count, but he can blatantly stonewall investigators about the multimillion-dollar disaster that intentionally armed Mexican narcoterrorists. Moreover, not only can he blatantly stonewall investigators looking into OFF, but he can direct Attorney General Eric Holder to lie so unconvincingly that even a rat’s nest like the Congress will rule him in criminal and civil contempt. Moreover, not only can he direct his minions to perjure themselves in front of Congress, but he can travel to the country in which OFF left a trail of corpses and tell the grief-stricken survivors that the whole nightmare is someone else’s fault.

I have my doubts about Obama’s intellect. Considering his oddly ill-documented academic career and his serious lack of Constitutional comprehension (especially for a supposed con-law professor), it’s hardly unfair to wonder if his purported intellectual acumen is as manufactured as his other “Presidential” qualifications. However, I’ll be fair and acknowledge that Obama might not be stupid. He might be insane. What else would explain the speech he delivered to the National Anthropology Museum in Mexico City on Thursday?

According to the man who Presided over OFF, Benghazi, Obamacare and an attempted assassination of the 2nd Amendment, so-called “gun violence” in Mexico doesn’t stem from the finest firepower the U.S. Department of Justice can funnel south. Instead, the tumult that confronts our southern neighbors stems from… Actually, he’s saying precisely that, although I don’t think he realizes it.

We also recognize that most of the guns used to commit violence here in Mexico come from the United States… I will continue to do everything in my power to… keep guns out of the hands of criminals and dangerous people… So we’ll keep increasing the pressure on gun traffickers who bring illegal guns into Mexico. We’ll keep putting these criminals where they belong — behind bars.

His own Administration illegally exports guns to murderous narcoterrorists (over the objections of everyone involved with an IQ higher than earthworms), and he then blames a cabal of shadowy “gun traffickers” who sound an awful lot like the senior suits at the Justice Department.  Holder is the Attorney General, not an inmate at Leavenworth.

In a perverse sense, one almost has to admire Obama’s unmitigated gall. In blaming OFF’s Mexican casualties on American guns and gunrunners while refusing to acknowledge that his own minions are the gunrunners, he’s displaying magnificent arrogance, supreme cruelty, shocking stupidity or, more likely, some combination of the three. I wouldn’t be any less stunned if Al Gore delivered a speech on so-called “global warming” from a private jet paid for with Qatari oil money — not that anything that silly could ever transpire.

Nevertheless, I could be wrong. Obama may actually believe his own bull. Just as he may believe Obamacare wouldn’t hike premiums, amnesty for illegal aliens is a “civil right,” Benghazi was caused by a YouTube video and guns cause crime. We’ve finally found the answer to the question: “What’s worse: stupid or crazy?” And that answer is: “Both.”

–Ben Crystal

Ben Crystal

is a 1993 graduate of Davidson College and has burned the better part of the last two decades getting over the damage done by modern-day higher education. He now lives in Savannah, Ga., where he has hosted an award-winning radio talk show and been featured as a political analyst for television. Currently a principal at Saltymoss Productions—a media company specializing in concept television and campaign production, speechwriting and media strategy—Ben has written numerous articles on the subjects of municipal authoritarianism, the economic fallacy of sin taxes and analyses of congressional abuses of power.

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