Our Alien Resident in the White House
Like the proverbial elephant in the room which everyone steadfastly refuses to notice, the observations of Ms Rabinowitz shout at us for awareness of what has been before our eyes quite clearly for some time now.
Those qualities to be expected in a president were never about rhetoric; Mr. Obama had proved himself a dab hand at that on the campaign trail. They were a matter of identification with the nation and to all that binds its people together in pride and allegiance. These are feelings held deep in American hearts, unvoiced mostly, but unmistakably there and not only on the Fourth of July.
Maybe you've been a recipient of those viral emails about him. Remember the flap about the flag lapel pin? Remember the hand over the heart during the National Anthem question? Remember the discussions over his choices of what to do on Veteran's Day and Memorial Day and D-Day? Remember the series of pictures of past Presidents briefing from that podium at the end of the hall down from the Oval Office? It asked what was missing with the Bamster, and then revealed that the position is no longer flanked with American flags. The elephant has been trumpeting in the room all along.
The president's appointees, transmitters of policy, go forth with singular passion week after week, delivering the latest inversion of reality. Their work is not easy, focused as it is on a current prime preoccupation of this White House—that is, finding ways to avoid any public mention of the indisputable Islamist identity of the enemy at war with us. No small trick that, but their efforts go forward in public spectacles matchless in their absurdity—unnerving in what they confirm about our current guardians of law and national security.
That's a pile of elephant dung that we've noticed here before. Holder, Napolitano, Brennan, et. al. with their convolutions of language to avoid mentioning an identification of our enemy in the war. Truly remarkable isn't it?
They are attitudes to be found everywhere, but never before in a president of the United States. Mr. Obama may not hold all, or the more extreme, of these views. But there can be no doubt by now of the influences that have shaped him. They account for his grand apology tour through the capitals of Europe and to the Muslim world, during which he decried America's moral failures—her arrogance, insensitivity. They were the words of a man to whom reasons for American guilt came naturally.
Indeed. A President of the United States who does not believe in America's moral authority, the exceptionalism of his nation, the embrace of our Founder's values, and the benefits of hard work and capitalism over redistribution and entitlement.
Who would have thought it would come to this?