Pundits often assess the success (or failure) of a presidency by analyzing the legislative scorecard. In other words, they evaluate the president's performance based upon the number of administration backed legislation that passed congress and was signed into law. To that end, although Obama has succeeded in passing his porkulous, TARP, bailouts, EuroCare, and financial takeover, he has been denied the passage of much of his prized legislation (amnesty, cap and tax, Disclose Act, etc.) Sadly, when it comes to foreign policy, Obama has been 100% successful in implementing his policies.
This degree of success hails from the president's broad constitutional latitude in conducting foreign policy. There is no legislative scorecard and congressional transparency when it comes to vital foreign policy initiatives. The President can choose to dismantle our security with virtually no substantial mechanism to stop him. Also, we cannot observe these policy deliberations on C-span every day as we can with congressional proceedings. Therefore, there is usually less awareness and accompanying outrage towards those policies.
It’s much harder to drive populist outrage against foreign policy initiatives than to against domestic ones. Nonetheless, it is impetrative that all conservative candidates for congress campaign against Obama’s foreign policy just as vociferously as they denounce his domestic policy. There has been much debate over the role and prominence of social issues in this year’s elections, but there is no denying the importance of foreign policy. We must fight Obama’s Islamofacism as early and as often as we fight his Marxism.
Let's take a look at some of these disastrous policies that have surfaced just over the past week:
The Obama administration has announced a new round of direct talks between
Also, under such a negotiated settlement, hundreds of millions of our tax dollars would be sent to raise and equip a Hamas/Fatah army, which would be used as a proxy of
It's interesting to observe how much of a pyromaniac Obama is when it comes to border security. He is not content with merely breaching our own borders and subverting our sovereignty, he must do the same to
The news that
Today, we woke up with the news that
Last week, Obama announced the end of combat operations in
Obama made a recess appointment of Maria del Carmen Aponte to be ambassador to
The important thing to keep in mind in light of all this news is that the foreign policy dynamic is very different than that of domestic policy. Hopefully we will take back congress and have the opportunity to at least fight for the repeal of the socialist takeovers of our economy. It is certainly a monumental task, but it can always be accomplished legislatively, and the damage incurred by those policies is not necessarily permanent. Foreign policy is a different story. Obama will still be President after the midterm elections and will maintain his exclusive power to conduct foreign policy. The damage of his policies might be irreversible (especially with concern to
We need to be vigilant as conservatives and pressure the new Republican majority to conduct daily hearings and investigations of every facet of Obama's foreign policy. We need to demand that strong conservatives are appointed as Chairmen to the Armed Services, Foreign Affairs, Homeland Security, and Oversight and Government Affairs committees, as well as the relevant Appropriations subcommittees. Every conservative candidate for House and Senate should be highlighting these issues and slamming their Democrat opponents for supporting Obama. This is especially poignant in those heartland districts where the incumbent Democrats are trying to run as staunch conservatives. When it comes to issues of national security, time is of the essence and there is very little room for error. Once Obama's foreign policy chickens come home to roost, there is no turning back.