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Thursday, June 5, 2014

Republican Promises President Won't Be Held Accountable For Bergdahl Swap For Taliban Leaders

Here's the Nonsense:  There will be accountability for President Obama on the Bergdahl-Taliban swap because so many people are upset.

Here's the Horse Sense:  Not only will there be no accountability on this issue, there will never be any accountability for any issue with this president.  He truly can get away with anything.

With all the uproar about the Bowe Bergdahl release and swap for 5 Taliban prisoners, nothing will come of holding President Obama accountable for his illegal actions.  Once again, the establishment GOP won't do their job by making the president feel consequences for his actions.  The Hill is reporting that spineless establishment GOP Senator Lindsey Graham said, “It’s going to be impossible for them to flow prisoners out of Gitmo now without a huge backlash.  There will be people on our side calling for his impeachment if he did that.”  

That's supposed to be accountability?  No, it's wishy washy leadership that moves the line instead of taking action when something wrong has been done.  It's no different than a parent who tells their child if they do something there will be consequences, and then when the child does it the parent warns them again that one more time and they'll be in trouble.  That's all the establishment GOP has done with this president and they're doing it again.  They will never hold him accountable for anything.

Obama truly is the teflon president where nothing sticks to him.  He's a man-child who throws temper tantrums when he doesn't get his way (Remember how he's complained about how the Constitution constrains him?) and is never held accountable by Congress, whose job it is according to the Constitution to do just that.  We have a rogue president ignoring our laws and a Congress that refuses to do their jobs.  Senator Graham's comment that if the president releases another Gitmo detainee without notifying Congress, as required by law, that then there will be people calling for impeachment.  Then, not now.  Not now when he's just broken the law (for the 77th time!) they won't stand up and demand he be held accountable. 

All Graham has proven with his statement is that they don't have the spine to do their jobs and so they just keep moving the line.  Nothing will happen to this president because they are too afraid of going against America's first black president.  It's that simple.  It may be politically incorrect to say it, but it's true.  And it's about time people start to speak truth instead of worrying about political correctness.

What may be worse than Congress not doing their job is that the American voters aren't doing theirs.  Our Founders created a system of government that was to be controlled by the people, but we've allowed it to be hijacked by politicians and now it's so out of control it may be impossible to get it back.  Frankly, as I wrote in No Tomorrows, we've gotten the government we deserve.  We have no one to blame but ourselves.  As bad as the politicians in Congress are, we've allowed them to get into power and stay there.

So, even though the military says that they will investigate whether or not Bergdahl is a deserter, that really isn't the issue.  (And, by the way, the military are now saying that no matter what they find in their investigation there is little chance that Bergdahl could be punished because he's already gone through so much.  They're showing the same lack of spine that Congress is.)  The real issue is that President Obama is responsible for what happened.  Even though this is the 77th time he's broken the law (see my last two posts for links to proof of those illegal actions), nothing will come of it.  And the result is that America becomes even weaker and our freedoms continue to be lost because we the people have not done our job.