Hard Working Traditional Values With A Dash of Fun

Hard Working Traditional Values With A Dash of Fun

Friday, September 6, 2013

Fiddlin' - Not My Red Line



President Obama has been widely criticized from the right and even the left for not showing Presidential leadership. When it came time to draft the plans for Obama Care, Obama strategy was to "lead from behind." He let the Democrats in Congress be in charge of coming up with the plan. It was not until national polls showed increase support for gay marriage that Obama changed his position 180 degrees. He was curiously absent in dealing with the events leading up to and following the Benghazi consulate attack. He has shown no leadership in fixing the debt problem even after his Simpson-Bowles commission presented needed actions. He has avoided taking actions to support pro-Western rebels in Syria when they were in greater control and now much of the rebellion is aligned with Al-Qaeda. He famously stated that Syria could not cross the red line of using chemical weapons and once chemical weapons were used, he stepped back and claimed the red line comment was not really his, but the world in general, all the while he has been unable to obtain international support for a questionable attack on Syria.

Somehow I don't see where Eisenhower, Nixon, Reagan, or Bush Sr. would have boxed himself in the way Obama has. Even Bush Jr did a better job getting international support for his foreign interventions. Obama's been playing a hard game of chess and making one bad move after another. It doesn't help that Obama doesn't like to lead as his actions have shown time and again.

Obama's embarrassing "Red Line" comment is ripe for a parody.  I first thought I would use the unfathomably popular Blurred Lines song, but then I read the words and yikes! I won't touch those with a ten foot pole.  So instead, Obama gets the Johnny Cash treatment.

NOT MY RED LINE
sing to the tune of Johnny Cash's I Walked the Line


I keep a close watch on these polls of mine
I pass the buck exactly all the time
My threat to Syria left me in a bind
It’s not my fault, Not my red line


I find it very, very easy to be sly
I find myself alone when each day is nigh
I'll not admit that I'm a fool who lies
It’s not my fault, Not my red line


As sure as night is dark and day is light
I’ll keep avoiding guilt both day and night
My teleprompter tells me that I’m right
It’s not my fault, Not my red line


I've got a way to dither, not decide
I’ve got a case for balking I can't hide
For you should know I only follow with the tide
It’s not my fault, Not my red line


I keep a close watch on these polls of mine
I pass the buck exactly all the time
My threat to Syria left me in a bind
It’s not my fault, Not my red line

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