I see numerous similarities between King David and President Obama. No, not the parts detailing David’s giant killing nor being a “man after God’s own heart,” but the concerted efforts to cover-up evil deeds.
The story’s familiar. David spied a beautiful woman bathing, sent for her, committed adultery, and the couple conceived a child. King David mulled over the possibilities and chose to conceal the secret sin. David ordered Bathsheba’s husband home from the fighting in hopes Uriah would spend some “quality” time with his wife. However, Uriah refused. Uriah, a respectable man explained he could not enjoy the pleasures of marriage, knowing his comrades remained on the battlefield. David implemented plan B. David drew up orders for his military, demanding Uriah be assigned to the front lines and when the fighting raged, to draw back, making Uriah the prime target. Sadly, not knowing the details of the memo, Uriah delivered his own death sentence. After receiving words of Uriah’s death, King David took Bathsheba into his palace, making her his wife. David possibly patted himself on the back, believing he got away with his sinful acts.
After all of the baby showers and decorating the nursery, David settled into life with his little family. Enter Prophet Nathan. The prophet utilized a story that tugged at the heart strings of the King. The King demanded justice for a poor man taken advantage of by a rich arrogant neighbor. II Samuel records the words of the king,
“As surely as the Lord lives, the man who did this deserves to die.”
The prophet wagged a bony finger in the face of David declaring, “You are that man.”
David uttered no arguments or excuses. He didn’t blame his parents or a heathen advisor. David responded to the scolding by saying,
“I have sinned against the Lord.”
There. He said it. I have sinned.
Many forget how David ended up in this dilemma in the first place. II Samuel 11 begins this way,
“In the spring, at the time when kings go off to war, David sent Joab out with the king’s men and the whole Israelite army.”
Do you see the problem? David wasn’t where he was supposed to be. Instead of galloping up and down the lines, encouraging his men in battle,
“one evening David got up from his bed and walked around on the roof of the palace.” (II Samuel 11:2)
From that vantage point, his eyes locked onto the beautiful Bathsheba. The rest of the heartbreaking story is history.
Though there’s much still to learn about Benghazi, sources have reported for months that President Obama slipped off to bed the night of the embassy attack, and the next morning he delivered a brief statement before flying to campaign in Las Vegas. Some claim he’s derelict in his duties. Clint Eastwood spoke to an empty chair at the Republican National Convention, portraying the President as an elected official unwilling to lead the greatest nation on the face of the earth.
I believe it’s more than that.
I believe the “2016” documentary sums up the ideology and long term desire of President Obama. He intends to cripple our economy, weaken our military, and belittle us to the rest of the world. The President longs to see America transformed into a struggling third world country.
The President is not where he belongs; he never deserved the vote of the American people. But because the President’s rock star persona swept many into the fold, voters cast ballots for an untested and untried leader. Constituents chose to disregard his past but embraced his “Hope and Change” and “Forward” mantras. Now some realize “Forward” is a code word for “the cliff is looming.”
Because of recent developments, the news media, once firmly tucked in the President’s pocket, now seems ready to investigate miss dealings in the Obama Administration. Maybe holding the feet of elected officials to the fire will right this ship. Maybe not.
I agree with Rush Limbaugh. I hope the President fails.