BARACK GETS THE BOOT
... lucky it's a republic
Four-time Walkley Award winning political commentator and Churchill Fellow, has returned to the fray over concern that the integrity of news dissemination is continually being threatened by a partisan media.
Barack Obama, despite having already lost control of the House and now the Senate, remains as Commander in Chief of the United States military, and holds executive authority over its armed forces. He also holds the power of veto over all proposed legislation.
Although far from being a unique situation for beleaguered American voters, in this case it's a charismatic President with a strong black and Latino appeal who has been able to foist socialism on an historically conservative nation, and now it must endure two more years with a lame duck socialist president.
Short of impeachment (or a quasi Sir John Kerr) Obama will stay put, oblivious to an Islamic threat, $18 trillion in debt, an Obamacare in disarray, foreign policy in tatters, war on two fronts with no end in sight, a disenfranchised Israel and a diminutive Russian who wants his little black balls for breakfast.
When mad backroom socialist misfits eventually find an appealing figurehead to lead them into Office it leads very quickly to disaster, and don't we know it.
Australia as a republic could still have Kevin Rudd as its president if he, like Obama, had flummed a second term and that would have been a nightmare beyond even Malcolm Turnbull’s endurance.
Inside six short years Obama has reversed America’s dominance and allowed China a free hand to expand its newfound aggressive influence in Asia. So now he has focussed on the Pacific Rim as a tactical fallback position. All too late.
He steps off Airforce One in Beijing next week for the annual APEC meeting as a defeated President, walking softly but without a big stick to beat Xi Jinping around the ears with over climate change and human rights.
Obama will be politely told the Hong Kong protests, climate change, the Islamic State threat, Taiwan and North Korea are matters to be ably dealt with internally, and without the assistance of the great Barack.
Lately Abbott has had more influence internationally than has Obama and his nonchalance over the global warming hoax fits more snugly with the Chinese who are opening coal-fired power stations at the rate of one a week.
So the green tea and Pekin duck banquets may not have a place set for a lame duck Barack.
Getting America back on an even keel will take a quality Republican presidential candidate, and that will not be easy. It was the lack of an appealing Republican that led to the disastrous Democrat experiment.
And there is none on the horizon except for a third member of the Bush dynasty. Hmmm.
So, perhaps Turnbull’s republic should be shelved for the moment because at least now we can get rid of our Rudds, Gillards and Whitlams inside eight years.