Wielding the Big Stick
The man who made history with his priapic presidency is now on the air letting everyone know that when it comes to cojónes, Obama's are bigger than his. Yep, the Arkansas State Stud is out there going about what a hoss Barry is for hiding in a corner of the situation room in his golf jacket while the real men and women in the room monitored the mission to eliminate Osama bin Laden. Of course, by comparison to Bill Clinton's hiding in the Oval Office closet when Osama was an easy target in Africa, I suppose that Obama's reluctant and tentative approval of the operation does seem heroic to not-so-ballsy Bill. You see, wartime heroics are always a matter of degree with Democrats. May I submit as evidence their all-time, number-one Vietnam hero, Jean Fraud Kerry? At the current rate of decline in their standards of heroism, Neville Chamberlain should soon be eligible for some sort of posthumous Democrat honor.
The problem I have is that I don't get what, why and how the Democrats never seem to get it when it comes to heroes, especially war and combat heroes. They advance an easily proved phony hero to the top of their ticket back in 2004 and to this very day claim that he was stabbed in the back by a bunch of Swiftboaters. Except that a close examination of the war records of those Swiftboaters shows that they were honorable warriors who served their full combat tours with no other objective than to serve their country as their government directed them to do. But, on the other hand, in Jean F. Kerry we have solid evidence of a self-serving young man with rabid political ambitions seeking every possible way to rapidly acquire the necessary medals to ensure a truncated tour of duty. Yeah, that's the classic example of who the Democrats will embrace and elevate as a war hero.
Now they're at it again, trying to take a callow community organizer from Chicago's south side, whose closest brush with a uniform may have been dropping a quarter into the Salvation Army bucket at Christmas, and make him into a nominee for the Medal of Honor. The courage! The incomparable, steely courage that it took to squat there in the situation room and watch his order being carried out! My God, has an American Commander-in-Chief ever displayed the sheer daring, and dare I say it, guts, that it took to come in from the putting green long enough for the photo op? What the hell, he got a Nobel prize for peace for doing nothing to forward peace, so you Democrats might as well start a movement to get him awarded a Medal of Honor for doing nothing honorable. You've managed to debase everything else in American life, why not her most venerated award for valor in combat?
Update. Richard Terrell's visual commentary frpom Aftermath is apt.