AFDI Geller Fellow Nonie Darwish speculates on the likelihood that we will not be rid of Barack Obama on January 20, 2017:
President Obama started his presidency with a lack of confidence in America as an exceptional nation bringing hope and goodness to the world. He mocked Christians, the Bible and those who support the Second Amendment even as far back as 2006. In the meantime, he shamelessly defended Islam with every fiber of his being, even after horrific acts of Islamic terrorism on Americans. Both abroad and internally, Obama never demanded an apology from his attorney general, Erick Holder, when he reprimanded America as “a nation of cowards.”
The feelings of lack of confidence are now mutual, not only on Obama’s side towards America, but more importantly, on the side of the majority of Americans towards Obama. Many are now openly looking forward to the end of the Obama presidency in 2017. It took the American people a while, but they finally got the message from Obama, that he is unable to put their best interests first. All surveys express a lack of confidence from the majority of Americans in their Commander-in-Chief’s ability and willingness to keep them safe.
Obama was a terrible disappointment to many who were passionate about the first Black president, who turned out to be more passionate about protecting and appeasing citizens of other countries rather than his own. Many Americans have been lately saying: “We can’t believe what Obama is saying and doing.” In the last seven years, Americans have been left to feel orphaned, abandoned, shamed, blamed and belittled by their own President, not only in inside the US, but in foreign lands as well.
In response to claims that during Obama’s last year in office he will be a lame duck, White House senior advisor Valerie Jarrett said that he is not a "lame duck." and that "really big things" are coming. I am sure that Obama will not leave without big surprises that will further the amazement of the American people about his presidency. So far, the Justice Department has decided to release about 6,000 inmates from federal prison, opened the gates to tens of thousands of Muslim refugees and other illegal aliens, and even unaccompanied minors and children, and more surprises are yet to come.
Before Americans breathe a sigh of relief after the 2016 election and end the Obama disappointment, they will learn that Obama’s passion to change America will not go away after his term is over. In fact, he will double down on his agenda.
After 2017, Obama will be free from the burdensome presidential duties he never liked anyway, such as defense, upholding the Constitution and compromising with the opposition to get things done. Obama will be free to carry the mantle of the new face of the civil rights leader; that is, not just the civil rights of African Americans, but more importantly, the civil rights of a group he always refers to as victims of Islamophobia and racism; that is, the Muslim Americans. Because of Obama’s defense of the brand new victimhood group in America, Muslims, those who want to double down on defying and changing America will find it attractive to convert to Islam.
Obama will make it hard for the new President, whoever he or she may be, to roll back his policies and sympathies on illegal immigration, Muslim immigration, Obamacare, income inequality, redistribution of wealth, the anti-police movement, Black lives matter, university lawlessness and anti-Semitism, the tolerating and excusing of radical Islam, the pro-liberal and pro-Islam educational agenda, government expansion, anti-Israel policies, white privilege insults, releasing violent criminals early, etc.
An Obama army of loyal, angry but misinformed Americans, illegal immigrant supporters and Muslim refugees, welcomed without the proper vetting by Obama, will be the front-line defenders of the Obama policies to stay in place. Under the threat of an Arab-style intifada right here in America, and with the help of a willing media, any replacement to the Obama policies to get back to the essence of what America is all about and the culture of law and order that applies equally to all citizens, will be fiercely fought.
Some might say that such predictions and fears for the future of America are absurd, because the tradition for American Presidents has always been to retire gracefully, writing books, building a library, and giving a chance and respect to the next administration to do the job they were elected to do.
But Obama is no ordinary president, and the far-left and media no longer like to abide by the rules.
Obama is flooding America with an Islamic and Third World culture that will supply his future soldiers to permanently change America. There is a good possibility that our ride with Obama’s roller coaster of hope and change might not end with his presidency.
AFDI Geller Fellow Nonie Darwish is the author “The Devil We Don’t Know” and president of “Former Muslims United,” a program of the American Freedom Defense Initiative.