Rubio was right - Obama "knows exactly what he's doing"

Obama knew exactly what he was doing by posing with the book "The Post American World"
Obama knew exactly what he was doing by posing with the book “The Post-American World”

Senator Marco Rubio is taking a lot of heat from the media for repeating at the New Hampshire Republican debate his line that “Let’s dispel once and for all with this fiction that Barack Obama doesn’t know what he’s doing. He knows exactly what he’s doing.”

This should not be a surprise or news to most Americans.

No president could make so many mistakes and blunders that have harmed our economy, divided our nation, undercut our allies, and aided our enemies were it not intentional–this president is very smart, and has certainly surrounded himself with sufficient advisors. Unfortunately, his key advisors share his ideological worldview, and work to help him achieve his promised fundamental transformation of the United States.

Michelle Obama echoed Barack Obama’s promise, stating in 2008 that “we are going to have to change our conversation; we’re going to have to change our traditions, our history; we’re going to have to move into a different place as a nation.”

After eight years, we not only know the President’s worldview, but we have seen his determination and progress towards achieving his fundamental transformation.

So why did the media attack Rubio and his repeated message? Perhaps they feared that:

  • Other candidates would pick up Rubio’s line, and use it to hold Obama accountable for his destructive actions–and by extension hold complicit Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and the Vice President, all of whom are stuck with owning and defending his record of not failures, but destructive accomplishments.
  • The truth of Obama’s deliberate actions to tear down America resonates powerfully with Americans.
  • Rubio is effectively using a Trump technique of repeating fundamental truths. It may not play well with the media or in establishment salons, but it should among the public at large.
  • Rubio’s statement correctly places the blame for the economy, doubling the national debt, San Bernardino, the Iran deal, North Korea, Benghazi, ISIS, Al Qaeda, Ukraine, Arab Spring, and so many other major and minor crises exactly where they belong: specific intent to achieve exactly the results intended.
  • It exposes the media’s “Emperor’s New Clothes” narrative that if the President has done anything wrong, it is merely due to mistakes and poor planning, and as a result he need not be held accountable for his actions.

The media may think they are ridiculing Rubio for repeatedly making his statement, however just as the media spreads Donald Trump’s messaging through their intense coverage to boost their own ratings, the whole country has now heard that Obama “knows exactly what he’s doing” in creating and furthering crises.  Please attack Rubio more on this point.

Rubio’s expanded line is “He knows exactly what he’s doing. Barack Obama is undertaking a systematic effort to change this country, to make America more like the rest of the world. That’s why he passed Obamacare, and the stimulus, and Dodd-Frank, and the deal with Iran, it is a systematic effort to change America.”

The evidence is there to support Rubio’s statements. After two terms in office, one might need to catch “Emperor’s New Clothes” syndrome to believe his actions are not deliberate. Probability alone dispels the notion that any president could ever make so many mistakes that harm the United States.

During his 2008 campaign, Obama demonstrated his intent to “fundamentally transform America” with his vow that “under my plan of a cap-and-trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket.” He then worked to try to turn the threat into reality by issuing EPA rules on CO2 and coal emissions in an attempt to “bankrupt” coal fired electric plants. His stated intent was to make energy dramatically higher for American families.

Perhaps the most disastrous of the President’s intentional betrayals was when he turned his back on the people of Iran during the 2009 “Green Revolution,” which could have overthrown the regime before their nuclear weapons program was as developed as it is now. Last year, the President completed his betrayal by paving their path to nuclear weapons and the ICBMs to deliver them–and financed their arsenal with a gift of $100 billion, which is more than enough to build a fleet of advanced missiles, build many nuclear weapons, expand terrorism around the world, and further repress their people. It was not a mistake that Iran was dramatically empowered in their quest to become the most dangerous nuclear-armed nation in the world.

In short, everything that people are led by the media to think are mistakes are exactly what the president wants, in fact Obama may be the most effective president in decades-at accomplishing exactly what he wants.

To ascribe all of the President’s harmful decisions and actions as mistakes is to greatly underestimate him and his vision of a “post-American world,” as portrayed on the cover of the book Obama carefully posed with in 2008.

I would coach any candidate sharing the stage with Rubio to give him a big “Amen!” the next time he says “the President knows exactly what he is doing,” and to repeatedly wrap that label around Obama, and by extension, onto Hillary.