Obama was real Putin ‘boot licker’
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