Scorched Earth Policy consists of destroying anything usable to the enemy as you vacate an area. The Russians employed this tactic during the War of 1812 as Napoleon was invading. William Tecumseh Sherman’s “March to the Sea” during the Civil War (1864) left millions of dollars of destruction in his wake for the advancing Union forces. President Barack Hussein Obama’s reluctance to vacate the Oval Office in 2016 and January 2017 is an effort to deny the “Peaceful Transition of Power” to President-elect Donald J. Trump.
The simplest way to look at it is “If I cant have it, NOBODY can!
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“Now, it is no secret that the president-elect and I have some pretty significant differences,” Obama said. “But, remember, eight years ago President Bush and I had some pretty significant differences. But President Bush’s team could not have been more professional or more gracious in making sure we had a smooth transition so that we could hit the ground running. And one thing you realize quickly in this job is that the presidency and the vice presidency is bigger than any of us.”
The “peaceful transition of power is one of the hallmarks of our democracy,” Obama added, insisting that come January, “we are going to show that to the world.”
Another promise made, another promise broken.
Mr. Obama has never been one to pull punches. In that regard, I must say I admire him. I, too, tend to be blunt at times when a measured tone is more appropriate. Still, all I do is tell someone what they NEED to hear, there is no force of law behind my words. You will not find yourself an enemy of the state by NOT acceding to my wishes. Think of poor Nakoula Basseley Nakoula.
Aside: I guess he STILL will not have his day in Court! (This is a PAID site. I just added the link so you could see that there was an active Court Filing)
Off the top of my head, Mr. Obama has:
Evicted 35 Russian diplomats and families over spurious charges
Banned oil and gas drilling in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas off the coast of Alaska, as well as some Atlantic coast areas (a BIGGIE with some 22% of the World’s undiscovered oil and natural gas reserves). I DID say TWENTY-TWO PERCENT, y’all
Designated 1.65 million acres of land in Utah and Nevada as national monuments. Under the Antiquities Act Mr. Obama has severely restricted use of 553 million acres. That is an area roughly 138 times the size of Belize or Wales. With the stroke of a pen, an action that was DESIGNED by the Antiquities Act to be nearly impossible to undo.
President Obama may not have performed the traditional Scorched Earth with that one but he DID render the land unusable for the purposes of commercial enterprises that WOULD have provided economic and energy independence for the U.S.
Why would he do these things? Pissed that Senator Clinton lost to an “upstart”?Embarrassed that for all his ministering, the PEOPLE wanted FRESH blood and ideas? Just plain mad that his “reign” was through?
Who can truly say WHY people do the things they do. All we know is that as he heads out the door, someone better be checking his pockets.