Obama was real Putin ‘boot licker’

The Island Packet - - Opinion -

A re­cent con­trib­u­tor, suf­fer­ing an in­for­ma­tion deficit, il­lus­trates “Trump De­range­ment Syn­drome” while crit­i­ciz­ing an al­leged lack of Repub­li­can achieve­ments.

Im­mi­gra­tion re­form is called a “sig­na­ture fail­ure.” “Sig­na­ture fail­ure” bet­ter de­scribes Pres­i­dent Barack Obama’s fail­ure to re­form our im­mi­gra­tion mess when he had a veto-proof con­gres­sional ma­jor­ity, a lux­ury not pos­sessed by Trump.

Derid­ing Trump for “lick­ing” Vladimir Putin’s boots demon­strates an ap­palling ig­no­rance of facts or blind par­ti­san­ship. If not “boot lick­ing,” how would one de­scribe Obama ac­ced­ing to Rus­sian de­mands and uni­lat­er­ally can­cel­ing de­ploy­ment of mis­sile de­fense bat­ter­ies re­quested by two al­lies; or the open-mic catch of Obama ask­ing Dmitry Medvedev to as­sure Putin that he would be more flex­i­ble af­ter the 2012 elec­tions, which he was; do­ing noth­ing when Putin an­nexed Crimea; re­fus­ing to pro­vide Ukraine, fight­ing a Rus­sian in­cur­sion, with de­fen­sive weapons, in­stead send­ing RTE meals, pre­sum­ably be­ing flex­i­ble? Re­call Obama ig­nor­ing Putin’s vi­o­la­tions of the IMF Treaty and again do­ing noth­ing. Putin’s most ag­gres­sive con­duct oc­curred on Obama’s watch and he did noth­ing. Se­ri­ous “boot lick­ing.”

In con­trast, Trump pro­vided weapons to a be­lea­guered Ukraine, sanc­tioned Putin’s friends and Rus­sian in­sti­tu­tions, called Putin on the IMF vi­o­la­tions by ex­it­ing the Treaty, led NATO’s East­ern Euro­pean buildup and strength­ened our mil­i­tary. “Boot lick­ing”? I think not.

Trump achieve­ments in­clude ex­tra­or­di­nary GDP growth, more jobs than work­ers, ris­ing in­comes, record-break­ing con­sumer and busi­ness con­fi­dence and, hap­pily, the low­est un­em­ploy­ment rates recorded among mi­nori­ties and women.

Facts trump par­ti­san­ship. Trump won; get over it. – Fran­cis Dunne Sr. Hil­ton Head Is­land

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