A History of Denying Reality

Tonight is debate night. The topic is domestic policy. I almost wish the first debate would be on foreign policy because that has forced its way into the forefront lately. A number of things have occurred nearly simultaneously. The biggest event, of course, was the attack on our consulate in Libya that led to the murder of six Americans, one of whom was our ambassador to that country. We now know the consulate had been begging the administration for greater security for some time, but all requests were denied. We also now know it was a terrorist attack, not some spontaneous protest over some silly film. Yet Obama and his people continue to push that discredited story. The radicals don’t need an excuse to hate America and try to kill our citizens, but the administration keeps blaming our insensitivity to Islam instead. It’s flimsy, but it fits the Obama narrative and his worldview:

Then when Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu sought a face-to-face with the president, he was rebuffed. Netanyahu performed a valuable service to the world with his speech at the UN, seeking to draw a line in the sand, so to speak, with reference to the Iranian nuclear program and that country’s publicly expressed desire to annihilate the Jewish state. Netanyahu challenged the world community—such as it is—to draw a “red line” and take a stand. What was our president doing in the meantime? His calendar was very full:

Even more recently, just in the past couple of days, the Spanish-speaking network Univision did some investigative reporting that revealed how the foolish Fast and Furious operation killed even more Mexicans than we originally thought. It’s a scandal that should be shouted from the housetops, along with the Libyan fiasco. Why does the mainstream media bury these stories and concentrate instead on manufactured Romney gaffes? It’s almost as if the president has some sort of mesmeric control over them:

None of this should be surprising anymore. There’s a history of denying reality with this administration. One cartoonist offers this little history lesson:

Another four years of this could signal the death of the republic.