“The analogy we use around here sometimes and is accurate is if a JV team puts on Laker uniforms, that doesn’t make them Kobe Bryant.” – President Obama to David Remnick on the threat posed by ISIS
Don’t look now Mr. President, but the J.V. team just truncated one of our own.
Is the decapitated head of an American journalist somehow less revolting when viewed from the presidential seat in Golf Cart One?
If the White House Press Corps had one shred of integrity left, they would no longer entertain the farce that is the White House Press Briefing and only ask questions about the president’s golf game:
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“Jake Tapper – CNN – Does the President think it was wise to lead with the 5 iron from the 4th tee into that strong of a crosswind?”
“Jonathan Karl – ABC – Was Alonzo Mourning able to keep up with the president’s short game or was he the reason that President Obama was nearly 45 minutes late to his Shiatsu appointment?”
“John Kirkwood – Clash Daily – What is more distracting to the President’s game –plotting racial division in Ferguson from the back nine or a decapitated American journalist?”
They say that President Obama’s first term was an “apology tour” but who would have predicted that his second term would be such a buzz-kill to his golf tour?
Following the news about the decapitation of James Foley, the President did voice a few prosaicisms from podium and teleprompter – words that were harshly criticized by even friendly observers. But who can fault him for rushing off stage and heading right to the War Room, better known as the Farm Neck Golf Club, to be briefed by world renowned terror expert, Alonzo Mourning?
We have a President that has said that America is no more exceptional than any other nation and he’s out to prove it from the 18th hole. If you wondered what the world would look like if “America” took a sabbatical, just look at Gaza, Mosul, and Ferguson, but be careful not to trip over the bodies and the carnage.
Let’s leave the politics aside for the moment and just address grave-side manner: Whom would you rather have console you at the casket of your dead hero son – Hillary Clinton who tells you that she’ll go after the guy who made the YouTube video even though she knows the video is just a cover story, Joe Biden who asks you, “Did your son always have balls the size of cue balls?,” or our Commander in Chief, Eddie Haskell, still in his cleats and golf glove with Golf Cart One following the hearse?
Unfortunately Mr. President, it’s hard to call a Mulligan when a man’s head has been cut off.
As for me, I’d take any of the previous presidents, Republican or Democrat, even President Clinton. Although I’m pretty sure that Bill would be looking to hit on the widow. “Mom, the meatloaf!”
I’m not sure what’s worse, the president showing up at your funeral or just pretending that you didn’t exist. A special delegation for Hugo Chavez but Margaret Thatcher, Chris Kyle, and Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene, not so much.
Oh, he did send a delegation to the Thatcher funeral – one that didn’t include even one senior member of his cabinet or for that matter any high ranking elected Democrat, though, he couldn’t miss a round of golf to honor the highest ranking officer killed in conflict since the Viet Nam War. As for the American sniper – why would President Obama honor some cowboy from Texas that killed so many of the Muslim Brotherhood?
From his first moment in office, the man who was to absolve America of the stain of racism and usher in a new era of racial harmony has stoked the flames of conflict like Don King promoting a Tyson fight.
Barack Obama never misses an opportunity to foment division, and race baiting is one of his old standards. As his Capo, Rahm Emanuel, once said, “Never let a good crisis go to waste.” And if you don’t have a good crisis, manufacture one. He tried with Henry Louis Gates and it backfired, then again with Trayvon Martin and it fizzled, but Ferguson Missouri has been a fine show so far.
Will his blatant disdain for this country, his countrymen, and American foreign policy rise up to bite him in his Galvin Greens? I don’t think so. Americans can’t discern between nefarious Manchurian candidate and imbecile doofus. And golfing at inappropriate times leans toward the inept narrative, not the Homeland one.
I can’t say that any of this surprises me about Obama and his fellow Alinskyites, but what does shock me is that generals, statesmen, and the American people haven’t rose up and dragged him and the whole cabal to a Nuremberg hearing to be tried for treason.
Until more Americans wake up to who this president really is, we’ll be treated to even more defiant gestures that resemble a giant flip of the bird to Duty, Honor, and Country. And our Gomer-in-Chief will glean enough cover from the lap-dog press to get away with the “disengaged, trust-fund brat” alibi.
What else would you expect from an O.J. Simpson posing as a Kardashian?
For those of you who expected a lame-duck president to do less and less damage in his last few years, I have one word for you:
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