The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


November 4, 2012

Obama's extremism


What Obama is doing in the area of foreign policy is just as extreme and radical as his domestic policies.

The unfolding scandal of Benghazi in which he and his administration denied repeated pleas for protection for our consulate in Libya, which resulted in the deaths of our American ambassador and three other American citizens, is outrageous.

Was it incompetence or was it a deliberate attempt during the weeks leading up to the election to preserve the myth that Obama has al-Qaida "on the run," when in fact al-Qaida's increasing strength underscores Obama's incompetence and failure in foreign affairs.

And almost two months later the cover-up is still going on.

Extremism and radicalism are serious labels which should not automatically be applied to one political party or the other. But when the leaders of a political party engage in extremism and radicalism, they should be called on it.

The America we love cannot survive four more years of Barack Obama's extremism.

n Donald J. Ely is the Republican State Committeeman for Northumberland County; He taught government and history at Shikellamy High School for more than 30 years.

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