Kevin Fobbs
America not surprised while Brussels mourned terrorist attack --- Obama danced
By Kevin Fobbs
March 28, 2016

The nation and the world was certainly not surprised while Brussels mourned terrorist attack the president decided to watch baseball and tango across the dance floor. To say that he is disengaged from reality is an understatement. Obama has developed this into an art form over the past seven plus years as he winds down his failed presidency.

After the Brussels terrorist attacks, when it came to being presidential or assuring the nation or even the world that he has a steady firm control on terrorism he opted out. Instead he decided to first take time to watch a baseball game then the next day tango on the dance floor in Buenos Aires.

After the ISIS terrorist attacks in Paris last fall, the president led from behind with a disingenuous comment that perhaps the optics of his insincere response to the scores of deaths and injuries were a bit off. He even reluctantly admitted that the ISIS inspired terrorist attacks which resulted in 14 deaths in San Bernardino was indeed an act of terrorism instead of "Workplace" violence. There is something seriously off kilter with this president.

There are liberal defenders of this type of disengagement being practiced by the president is troubling. Take for instance Fox News' The Five's cohost Juan Williams. His recent persistent apologies for the president's inexcusable behavior borders on the nonsensical. He defended the president even though the optics of a president devoting only 51 seconds in his initial remarks about the Islamic extremist attacks at Brussel's airport and subway were sophomoric. Williams contended that Obama was actually appearing presidential and even likened him to President's Bush.

The marginalization of the presidency has reached a new low. Just when one may have surmised that this perpetrator-in-chief could not damage his image as the current occupant of the Oval Office any further, he pushes the envelope of mediocrity even further. Image how world leaders have felt over the years at having to wait for the president to sound the alarm and rally the nation and the world against the Jihadist terrorists. Unfortunately, that sound and alarm would never come.

Instead, much like the Fort Hood Islamic terrorist attack which Obama's administration took several years to admit it was indeed an act of terrorism, the man in charge of the White House called it workplace violence. What he was doing early in his administration was putting the nation and the world on notice that he was erasing the threat and the very naming of the threat of extreme Islamic terrorism from ever being uttered or written.

Of course Al Qaeda and ISIS did not take verbal or written cues from Obama and have unleashed a killing spree all across the Middle East of Biblical proportions. The reign of terror has reached across Europe, Australia, Africa and the United States and have left tens of thousands of innocent victims in their horrific wake. Meanwhile, Obama has appeared nonplussed and when American freelance journalist James Foley became the first American beheaded by ISIS on August 19, 2014 Obama he barely reacted and seemed somewhat detached when he announced it and then continued on with his vacation golf outing.

So why would Americans or even world leaders ever consider that this president would want or desire to enter the real world where real barbaric atrocities do exist, when his imaginary world is more comfortable for him? This is a president who spends hundreds of millions of dollars on vacations with his family in tow, all of course on the public's dime.

So when it comes to optics, Obama has a nearly pre-packaged response ready for his many detractors. It does not matter, then, now or for the next few months left on his presidency, so get over it.

When Obama stressed that he understands the fear caused by the terrorist murders at the subway and the airport. He defended his inappropriate actions by stating that ISIS should not be allowed to disrupt American lives. That is what get over it means to him.

Of course that included him as well, as he watched baseball with a dictator and tangoed across the floor. It must be tough to seem so disconnected from his role as a leader. But he does score a perfect ten for exceling at failing in that role.

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Kevin Fobbs Media Bio: 05-21-2021

About Kevin Fobbs: Kevin Fobbs, a native Detroiter, is Chairman of the American Christian Civil Rights Movement (ACCRM), President of NAACP2021: National Association for the Advancement of Canceled People, Managing Partner of Ascension Entertainment Productions, and director of RTL Productions. He is a producer of the Holocaust-themed movie drama "Never Again," collaborator on the 2018 police documentary "Bleeding Blue" and producer/director of post-Civil War - World War II historical Christian southern civil rights drama "Johnathan - Living on the Edge of History," and Exec/Director-Producer of the film version of his soon to be released book a modern Christian fairy tale "Bernadine and Winston the Crooked Worm's Four Seasons of Life."

In the 1970's Kevin became a professional journalist and attended Wayne State University Law School. His written work has appeared in the New York Times and he has written for The Detroit News, The Michigan Chronicle, Clash Daily, Renew America, Communities Digital News (CDN) among others.

Kevin is co-writer of "Sandy Hook Massacre: When Seconds Count - Police Are Minutes Away In 2014 Kevin, together with his grandson, co-authored the Christian children's book "Is There a Lion in My Kitchen? " He is co-author of "Shut Yo' Mouth! How the Left Plays the Race Card to Silence Conservatives and How to Stop It.

He is co-host of New Right Network's "American Exceptionalism" and upcoming "American Correct" podcast shows.


For nearly 40 years, Kevin's personal devotion to Christian conservative values and principles has guided his public service in both state and national government, as well as private sector and media leadership roles, including elected and appointed positions. The primary Biblical verse that guides Kevin is: Isaiah 6:8 (NIV) 8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?" And I said, "Here am I. Send me!"


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