It is normal for incumbent second term presidents to become “lame ducks” late in their second term, but even before the midterm the current occupant of the office seems to have quacked up. However, the old duck still seems combative and so perhaps boxing analogies may be more appropriate. In the pugilistic arts or the sweet science, when a boxer has suffered three knock downs, the referees call the bout a technical knockout! Some boxers’ corners even have the sense to know when to throw in the towel. Not our President. Beleaguered with foreign policy set backs and the sectarian violence in Iraq as the U.S. begins an ill-conceived full bug-out without a trained Iraqi military to keep order, the President bobs and weaves and changes the amount of “advisors” who may remain and blames Bush ’41. A flood of children crash the border and the Obama cut men put out the theory that it was the Bush Executive Order in 2008 which provided unaccompanied children be treated humanely and kept with family if they were not caught at border, while they await immigration court removal proceedings, that caused this rush. However, there was no rush between 2008 and 2013? It was President Obama’s Deferred Action Executive Order that caused the borders to overflow with desperate children seeking a better life. ( http://www.dhs.gov/news/2012/06/15/secretary-napolitano-announces-deferred-action-process-young-people-who-are-low) Although the cap for children to remain in U.S. is 29 and they must have been in the U.S. by 2007, news in the migrant circles and immigrant communities is notoriously unreliable, hopeful and full of charlatans who will prey on immigrants and families who believe they have some inside information that a Dream Act or even some form of amnesty is in the works. The President takes it on the chin for lack of any handling of the situation. Here he is still jabbing though seeking to his credit authority to speed up removal proceedings.
Now the President took a week of knockdowns on the domestic front. The Supreme Court walloped the President twice in a week in first finding his “recess” appointments unconstitutional as the Senate was not in recess and the President cannot breach the separation of powers by deeming it to be so; and then with the Hobby Lobby decision the Supreme Court upheld a private businesses right to be free of requirements under Obamacare that would force contraceptive coverage in contravention of the owners religious beliefs. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/06/30/supreme-court-hobby-lobby/ While his press secretary claims ‘the constitutional lawyer in the oval office” disagrees with the Supreme Court, the President lost this one and he will not contravene the Court by Executive Order- Andrew Jackson he is not. Are we still waiting for the third knockdown or has that occurred. It is hard to tell with the U.S. in retreat, U.S. citizens imprisoned in Mexico and North Korea as well as in the Middle East, and the powers that be in Mexico, Iran, North Korea, thumbing there nose at the U.S.
President Obama is clearly on the ropes, holding on and occasionally trash talking. Is this Presidency done? If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck.. oh wait a minute that was the earlier analogy.. stay tuned for more sports analogies after the World Cup is done..