Obama's 'kick me' sign
How is this for a flashback? Barack Obama, full of arrogance as usual, was flying high in 2010 when the BP well in the Gulf started leaking crude. When he was asked how he would handle the event, he responded that he had met with experts to "learn whose ass to kick." This was strikingly un-presidential, a disgrace to the office. But Obama, the great speechmaker, has uttered many disgusting phrases (see my previous column on the Barack Obama Presidential Library for a small sample).
This was not very helpful but did reveal how much of a bully Obama can be when the targets are easy to find and easy to attack. But when he has faced the converse and when someone challenges him and America, what does he do? For instance what has been his response to having his supposed "red lines" crossed repeatedly, when Putin advances Russian interests at the expense of America's, when Iran threatens world peace and plans attacks in Washington? His response has been pathetically weak and has provoked worse trampling of American interests.
What have been his positions when America is provoked and humiliated? When America becomes a laughingstock of the world? His positions range the spectrum from: a crouch and a cringe to being supine. America has been brought down by a man who has brought disgrace upon our nation.
France is showing more courage; Canada has more virtues, backbone, and is now the leader of the Free World under Prime Minister Harper.
Speaking of backbone-does Obama have one? If he does maybe he should wear a sign that is appropriate considering his earlier taunt: "kick my ass."