Thursday, August 21, 2014

As The War Hits Home Again, Mr. Obama Continues To Frolick

Effective Immediately:
The Official "White House Schedule" will be renamed "Tee Times."...WH Press Secretary 

  • Yesterday, before Obama's presser on ISIS, I Tweeted: "How quickly will Obama return to the front 9?" Well, it only took him about ten minutes according to many news reports.
  •  There's no doubt Obama is taking a lot of heat for appearing to be "disengaged" as the world burns. He's even getting some long-overdue criticism from some in the presstitute media. For example, Maureen Dowd of the NY Times wrote, "The president who was elected as a hot commodity is now a wet blanket." (Note she didn't write "viewed" as a wet blanket). Later in her piece this week, she continued, "The man whose singular qualification was a uniter turns out to be singularly unequipped to operate in a polarized environment."
  • But then there was Joe Scarborough of MSNBC. You don't have to watch "Morning Joe" too long to understand that he's a tad schizophrenic. This former Republican congressman moves almost gracefully from being a liberal to a moderate to a conservative---sometimes within just a few minutes. Then again, he does work for MSNBC. But he added new meaning to stretching a defense of Pres. Obama's entertaining himself on the golf course immediately following the ISIS presser yesterday. According to Joe, he believes Obama portraying himself as "one cold bastard" (Joe's words) is to give the terrorists the impression, "Screw you, we're not going to live by your rules." (again Joe's quote). In my opinion, there's a big problem with his theory. Obama has golfed several hundred times in the last few years, and the savage terrorists are still murdering innocents including Americans. In other words, the terrorists are sending the same message to Pres. Obama: Screw you! And to show you we're serious we'll just murder one of your journalist and post his execution online. 
  • The fact is these guys are brutal homicidal fanatics. And just as disturbing, they are now also getting recruits from the West. How serious a problem is it? Just this week, Newsweek reported twice as many British Muslims are now fighting for ISIS than in the UK military. That fact alone implies there are many Brits who sympathize with savage terrorists. And one more item. Muhammed is now the most popular boys name in Britain. That's one outcome of progressive immigration policies.
  • While it was good to hear Pres. Obama speak about bringing these maniacs to justice, we expect more than rhetoric from our leaders. Benny Avni of the NY Post reminds us of that scene in "Casablanca" when Bogart's character says, "I bet they're asleep in New York, I bet they're asleep all over America." His character finally realized he could not longer be neutral about WWII.  I know most Americans are not asleep especially after hearing and viewing the barbarism of ISIS and others of their ilk (including what happened on 9/11). But we certainly don't expect our leaders to keep entertaining themselves as terrorists openly threaten us.