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April 2, 2009
What's So Cool About the Obamas?
I'm tired of listening to one pie-eyed Obamaphile after another blithering about B.O.'s coolness. Now Susan Estrich, even in the face of the new President's bumbling foreign policy, rapacious ear-marked spending, and ham-handed meddling with American industries, has the temerity to write an article about the Obamas titled Mr. Cool .
What's so cool about surreptitiously contacting the Russians, Iranians and Syrians, offering mea culpas to three of the most devious, dangerous and anti-American regimes on the planet?
What's so cool about nominating incompetents, anti-Semites, and tax-cheats to prominent positions in the cabinet and federal bureaucracy?
Maybe reading lines off a teleprompter was cool for Bob Hope or David Letterman, but Americans expect our leader of the free world to be able to think on his feet. Having some Svengali behind the curtain provide your ideas for you decidedly ain't cool for the POTUS.
Was it cool to send back the Churchill statue to the U.K. or to gift the British Prime Minister (who is nearly blind) with a Wal-Mart CD package in a format unplayable in his homeland? Or to give the Queen of England an Ipod loaded with Obama's own speeches? My 10 year old has a better sense of proportion than this supposed cool-cat and the unprepared mopes in his vacuous State Department. I would bet the Royal Mum is just not that into you, Barry.
You would think our revered Second Amendment offered us the Right to Bare Arms the way the media goes on about the FLOTUS's toned biceps. Thanks but no thanks: give me a flabby-armed patriot with the sense to wear appropriate garments when representing our nation on diplomatic visits. Mrs. Mao http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jiang_Qing was pretty trim and fit too and look where that got the Chinese Communists until they got a whiff of capitalism.
Here's a perfect glimpse into the window of an Obamabot's soul. Estrich touts Obama's air of confidence as the over-riding key to our nation's success:
Whether he's right may not matter?
This was what got this inexperienced, anti-life, peace-doofus elected in the first place! So long as he is cool about it, Obama has carte blanche with these nimrods to dismantle our defenses, nationalize our economy and re-distribute our wealth. Whether he's right or not may not matter? Does Estrich have a prescription for medical marijuana?
Estrich is beside herself with excitement just watching the Obamas deplane. Never mind that their mission is to reduce the American footprint on the world to Lilliputian dimensions.
We'll be Cool? Most of us would prefer to be safe, financially secure and free. 3 years from now you might be taking mass transit to your temporary, shovel-ready job helping construct the new Russian mosque but at least you will be able to wear your government-issue, Official Barack Obama sunglasses.
Ralph Alter blogs at Right on Target.