October 5, 2014
By James Longstreet
American Thinker

We now witness the unfolding of the promised transformation of our country by Barack Hussein Obama. Having promised action but not direction with platitudinal rhetoric of transformation, hope and change, the final product is now in sight. The legs of the chair have systematically being sawn through. The incompetence and negligence of this administration appear to be intentionally dispensed, complete with an animosity towards this nation on the part of those who have allegedly taken an oath to serve the country.

The “fulcrum” of our nation, the point on which our nation balances and turns, is the reliance upon a competent and honest government, limited by constitutional constraints and bound by laws duly and legislatively codified. It requires an embodiment by those who would vow to uphold those laws, promise competence, and swear to duty. It is clear that in too many instances, and in too many key positions, we have personnel that do not rise to those requirements.


Of late is the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) curious reaction to the threat of an Ebola pandemic. This author noted, in a previous American Thinker article, the curious CDC lack of concern regarding the Central American immigrant influx across our borders and the systematic distributing of those people throughout the country. Under normal circumstances and in line with the duties of the CDC, this would be a headache if not a major issue for an agency charged with the duty of stopping the spread of disease.

The lack of concern reappears. Now we are given completely illogical explanations and inherently misleading accounts of the recent intrusion of Ebola into the United States. We are told that to isolate a country of Ebola origin is to actually harm ourselves. The solid epidemiological concepts of “identify, isolate, incubate” are cast aside. Has ideology trumped good practice and honesty? It seems it has, and this is not the first instance in this administration. Dishonesty seems to be the keynote.


Eric Holder has one foot out the door, but the damage is done. One hopes that he is being chased from office. And that if this is the case, we will learn why and in high detail. Contempt of Congress, failure to identify the authority behind Fast and Furious, picking and choosing laws to be enforced thus effectively legislating his own codes, suing states that attempt to enforce unenforced federal laws, and referring to the nation as one of racial cowards when he lionizes race hustlers such as Sharpton is curious behavior for the highest legal authority. Clearly honesty is a distant concept and ideological biases the driving force behind this DOJ.


Essential to the “fulcrum” is the expectation that those who do wrong will be punished. Those who manipulated patient lists to secure bonuses from the Veterans Administration should be fired and prosecuted. Those in the IRS who targeted groups based on their political positions should be punished. Nidal Hasan should be tried as a terrorist. Punishment and consequence must be part of responsibility but seem nonexistent in this administration. Immunity for malfeasance seems in place here. The boilerplate reaction --that if you “take responsibility” and promise to “make certain it never happens again” -- is worn out, feeble, and inadequate. Throwing one’s hands in the air and saying “at this point what does it matter” is prestidigitational theatrics.


Jeh Johnson’s concerns don’t seem to line up with his title, much like Eric Holder. He is a reluctant public “servant” but a willing acolyte and sycophant to Obama. He hears the dog whistle from the White House. Johnson clings to the talking points. Again, just as the CDC head Friedman offered,

“…restricting travel between the U.S. and West Africa would likely “backfire” and put Americans more at risk of contracting Ebola.” “The only way we’re going to get to zero risk is by stopping the outbreak at the source” …. “Even if we tried to close the border, it wouldn’t work,” the top health official added. “People have a right to return. People transiting through could come in. And it would backfire, because by isolating these countries, it’ll make it harder to help them, it will spread more there and we’d be more likely to be exposed here.”

Empty logic. Isolating and attempting to eradicate at the source can both be accomplished. They are not mutually exclusive.

Regarding terrorists reportedly crossing the southern border, Johnson is evasive and vague. When asked in a Congressional hearing about the matter, Johnson said that "no specific cases come to mind." Recently, interviewed on Fox News, Johnson would only say that the matter has been “resolved.”

Kenneth Palinkas, the president of the National Citizenship and Immigration Services Council, the union that represents America's immigration caseworkers, stated,

“the Administration has also blocked our partners in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) from enforcing visa overstays. The 9/11 hijackers got into the U.S. on visas and now, 13 years later, we have around 5 million immigrants in the United States who overstayed their visas – many from high-risk regions in the Middle East.”

Open border promotion seems to be the goal for the “public servants” of both the CDC and the Department of Homeland Security. To suggest we must close the border to protect the inhabitants from a pandemic is to upset the agenda, apparently. It would serve to suspend the intentional demographic alteration of our population. Honesty and competency must be in place lest the fulcrum collapse. These men should review their oath of office.

State Department and NSA

Hillary escapes and Susan Rice is the useful idiot. Gone is the whistle blower who said documents were scrubbed, gone is the question of who issued the stand down order. Gone are the talking points and the video game. What remains is the damage from incompetency and dishonesty. And missing, once again, are the repercussions for the responsibilities connected to past decisions and actions. The fulcrum collapses.

Those who have been chosen to serve in key positions all meet the criteria of demographics and ideology. Holder, Rice, Johnson, Friedman, and Secret Service’s Pierson. Agenda has trumped common sense. Animus has replaced patriotism. Who are they that do away with common sense, who place their ideas above the security of the nation, pick and choose the laws, and who by their actions whittle away at the “fulcrum” that holds this nation together?