The claim that his larger role and obligation is to the people of Africa is way down the line from doing what he should be doing, but isn’t. Any role he thinks he has in Africa is dwarfed, not enlarged, by his role to fulfill his duty here in the US.
If there wasn’t a more “in your face” rejection of what the office of the President of the United States is supposed to be, this past week Barack Obama spoke out on the Ebola virus in the US. While he claimed that it was his job to make sure Americans were taken care of, he said he had a larger role. What’s that role you ask? What could be larger than doing his job to secure the borders and obey his oath of office? According to Obama, it’s making sure that Africans, particularly children and their families, are safe.
Apparently Obama decided to be briefed by his “entire team” on Ebola (no word yet on whether he’s attended a national security briefing lately). He specifically called the virus the “Ebola epidemic” and said that the briefing was to understand how each agency would be involved and what they were doing, which he never told anyone about. He merely said he wanted to stop it at the source, which is in West Africa.
The problem is that the virus is no longer just in West Africa. It’s in Europe and the United States, with the US suffering its first fatality this week due in large measure to Obama not banning flights originating from Ebola-ridden countries in Africa. This is truly laughable that he claims to be “doing everything we can do to prevent an outbreak here in the United States.”