Prediction: Our Incompetent Congress is About to Screw Up Everything To Do with ISIS

boehner-very-sadAs ISIS continues to become a huge problem not for just the United States, but the entire world, it’s clear that something must be done. We must stop this radical Islamic terrorist group from achieving their ultimate goal of creating a massive Islamic state ruled by their extreme and barbaric leadership.

And, to his credit, President Obama has ordered airstrikes in parts of Iraq with the hope that they might weaken ISIS forces to an extent where the Iraqi military might finally be able to overpower them on the ground.

Because it’s clear that President Obama is trying everything he can to avoid sending tens of thousands of ground troops back to Iraq. Though, unfortunately, I believe that’s inevitable.

But the entire situation is about to get a whole lot worse. Because it seems many members of Congress, both Republicans and Democrats, are “eager” to get back to Washington D.C. to “debate” our plans going forward.

Because that’s exactly what we need right now: 535 members of Congress, most of whom are up for re-election in less than ten weeks, reading poll numbers to determine what they “think” about what we should do with ISIS.

My prediction: Most will probably try to avoid openly saying what they feel we should do, hoping to buy some time until after November’s elections. Then suddenly many members of Congress will have a much more definitive opinion.

Funny how that works, isn’t it?

Now I know our incompetent Congress has to be involved. That’s how this whole thing is supposed to “work.” But I also know what’s coming. Both sides are going to take this very serious issue and turn it into some kind of ridiculous juvenile back and forth. And the closer we get to November’s elections, the more concerned each side will become about scoring political points instead of, you know, acting like leaders in the best interests of this nation – not their political careers.

It’s just gotten to a point with Congress that I look forward to when they’re on “recess.” Because they don’t do anything when they’re “in session” anyway.

It’s an inefficient incompetence that will only be made worse with midterm elections coming up in a couple months. So neither side is going to dare do anything that might potentially cost their party power in Congress or their own individual elections.

So, sit back and get ready America. Because Congress is set to return to Washington D.C. in a couple of weeks to make sure that they screw up any possible action we might take against ISIS about as much as they possibly can.


Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.

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  • Nemisis

    Just a wild thought…

    Obama should issue a statement that he will pardon Rick Perry should he be convicted. The GOP will have a melt down.

  • Bea

    8 year term limits for anyone elected/re-elected in November. And they can’t run again for re-election for at least four years. That way they may have more time to be actually concerned with what is best for the country and a lot less time campaigning for their next election. And just maybe of less use to big corporations getting big money out of our gov.

  • Gabriel Gentile

    “We must stop this radical Islamic terrorist group from achieving their ultimate goal of creating a massive Islamic state ruled by their extreme and barbaric leadership.”

    What, another?

    And I wouldn’t be too worried even if they do succeed. ISIS seems to have a knack for invading territories and gaining ground, I’ll grant them that, but there’s a big difference between that and running a nation, especially in so fragmented a part of the world.

    The swan song of many a revolutionary movement; “We won….. Now what?”

  • Eg Kbbs

    Unfortunately, it doesn’t take much psychic ability to make that prediction.

    Commenters on other stories are already rehashing the false Faux News / Limbaugh talking points such as calling Obama a Muslim, McCain has consistently called for bombing as a solution to everything from psoriasis to the common cold, etc.

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