You know that when President Obama does something and doesn’t make a big show of it that something – something bad, specifically – is in the works.
Unlike the massive public relations campaigns he launched in order to deceive Americans into supporting the Affordable Care Act and the Iran deal, Obama was surprisingly mum when he issued a new series of executive orders. In fact, the orders in question were only discovered when someone went on the White House website and noticed that the administration had quietly issued them.
At first glance, the orders appear to merely detail who will take over if the Administrator of the EPA and the Secretaries of the Treasury and Veteran Affairs die or are otherwise unable to perform their duties. However, the orders go beyond this and describe what will happen if the deputy administrator and secretaries slated to fill these roles are also incapacitated, suggesting the Obama administration is preparing for the loss of several high-ranking functionaries.
While it is understandable why a presidential administration, even one as reckless and untrustworthy as this one, would want to plan its chain of command in case of a devastating attack or other similar eventuality, the fact that the White House has chosen to do so for very specific personnel, including the people already tapped to replace sitting administration staff, should make one wonder what Obama is expecting or even worse, planning:
“The orders were signed for the Secretary of the Treasury AND Deputy Secretary of the Treasury, Secretary of Veterans Affairs AND Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and the Administrator AND the Deputy Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency… and who will step up in case BOTH of these people either die or suddenly don’t show up to work.”