Get A Room
One of the most talented observers with us today is Shelby Steel of Stanford’s Hoover Institution. Along with his colleague Thomas Sowell, these two black scholars have been there and done that; Obama is a midget compared to these guys. Both see completely through our commander-in-chief.
Steel reminds us in a recent piece that Obama, “is simply the first president we have seen who is grounded in this counterculture American identity. When he bows to foreign leaders, he is not displaying ‘otherness’ but the counterculture Americanism of honorable self-effacement in which America acknowledges its own capacity for evil as prelude to engagement.”
Steel continues, “Among today's liberal elite, bad faith in America is a sophistication, a kind of hipness.”
And there we have it. This is the heart of Obama's foreign policy. Indeed, we know that either BO does not care, or, is more sympathetic to those who voice grievances such as his own against the U.S., than he is to our allies.
Vic Hansen reminds us that BO failed to support the Iranian freedom protestors, ignored the abuses of the Cuban and Syrian totalitarian regimes, and kept silent about the destruction of democracy in Venezuela.
Well natch. It fits.
Footnote: Of course the media ignore this stuff; they are obsessed with Obama, or were. As a result the average folk out there didn’t get it all - they’ve got jobs and family to attend to, have to rely on the evening news. Phil Bronstein, writing on sfgate.com a while back tells us, “Love or lust, Obama and the fawning press need to get a room.”
Or did. We don’t think the press would consider BO as a lover any longer. They’re pissed. He charmed them into sacrificing their reputations.