The Continuing Crisis

The Continuing Crisis

By From the May 2014 issue

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March departed like a lamb with a warming trend in motion, and even the fierce Obama family mellowing. Mrs. Michelle Obama flew off to China to wow officials there with her sophisticated ways and chopstick dexterity. Also with little sermons like this one: “Many decades ago, there were actually laws in America that allowed discrimination against black people like me, who are a minority in the United States,” and, for that matter, in China too! Then there was President Barack Obama, who headed east to the Netherlands, Brussels, Rome, and Araby, where apparently no one could understand what he was saying. In Rome he said one thing and the pope apparently said another. Then he talked for an hour with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, and again the United States’s transcript of the conversation said one thing and the Russians’ said another. Finally in Saudi Arabia Mr. Obama sat down with King Abdullah, who apparently suspects Our President of being “gullible” toward the outside world. Can you imagine the King thinking of our community organizer as gullible? Their conversation ended inconclusively. In Albuquerque, New Mexico, Mrs.

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R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr. is the founder and editor in chief of The American Spectator. He is the author of The Death of Liberalism, published by Thomas Nelson Inc. His previous books include the New York Times bestseller Boy Clinton: the Political Biography; The Impeachment of William Jefferson Clinton; The Liberal Crack-Up; The Conservative Crack-Up; Public Nuisances; The Future that Doesn't Work: Social Democracy's Failure in Britain; Madame Hillary: The Dark Road to the White House; The Clinton Crack-Up; and After the Hangover: The Conservatives' Road to Recovery.