There’s an adage that if it has a flat bill, feathers, webbed feet and it quacks, it’s a duck – regardless of what color it is. This is something that Obama would do well to remember. But he conveniently chooses to overlook that fact. Either that or he wants to believe we will.
In his interview with the New Yorker magazine, he blamed his falling poll numbers on white people who dislike him because he is black. I would expect such puerile, indefensible utterances from Louis Farrakhan or Al Sharpton, but not from the president. Especially since white people voted him into office. But he’s not interested in letting facts get in the way of his state of denial.
His latest sulking attack was directed at Rush Limbaugh and Fox News when he blamed what he views as Washington’s gridlock on his failure to convince Americans that he is “not the caricature that you see on Fox News or [hear from] Rush Limbaugh,” as noted by Kathy Shaidle at WND.com. (“Obama blames Limbaugh for ‘caricature’ status,” Jan. 23, 2014)
Obama continued his pathetic lament, “The issue has been the inability of my message to penetrate the Republican base so that they feel persuaded that I’m not the caricature that you see on Fox News or Rush Limbaugh, but I’m somebody who is interested in solving problems and is pretty practical, and that, actually, a lot of the things that we’ve put in place worked better than people might think.”
To which I respond, “The problem is, sir, people are thinking and they’re paying attention. They don’t want what you are peddling.” And let me also point out that his lament is a thinly veiled attempt to have black people say, “Obama is trying, but the evil ‘white’ Republicans won’t let him get things done.”
This lament by Obama is incomprehensible because he is purposefully denying that people are thinking. People are thinking about the epic and repeated lies he told about Obamacare. People remember him telling us if we liked our current health plans we could keep them. People are thinking about him telling us if we liked our doctors we could keep them. People are thinking about him telling us Obamacare would reduce our health premiums. People are thinking about his illegal gun-running operation that resulted in the murder of Border Agent Brian Terry, ICE Agent Jaime Zapata and hundreds of innocent Mexicans.
People are thinking about his using executive orders to bypass Congress and force through onerous legislation. People are thinking about him lying about the Supreme Court during his State of the Union message. People are thinking about him berating congressmen during his speeches. People are thinking about him telling a person who complained about his policies driving up fuel prices to “buy a car that gets better gas mileage.” People are thinking about him ignoring the funerals of the former heads of state of America’s closest two allies when he did not attend the funerals of Margaret Thatcher and Ariel Sharon. People are thinking about his support of the Muslim Brotherhood.
People are thinking about him refusing to lift a finger to save Ambassador Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods who were murdered in Benghazi. People are thinking about him lying that Benghazi was caused by a movie.
People are thinking about his wife using her position as a taxpayer-provided American Express Black Card holder to take repeated lavish vacations and parade about as if she were royalty. And as his wife is throwing her lavish lifestyle in our faces and saying disparaging things about our country, We the People are thinking that nearly 50 million people are on food stamps and that the true unemployment numbers are an unprecedented 37.2 percent, according to influential Wall Street adviser David John Marotta.
You’re wrong, sir, We the People are thinking. We’re thinking that we do not approve of what you are doing to our America. We the People are thinking that you are a caricature of what we expect, no, what We the People demand in our president.
We the People are thinking how offensive and dishonorable you are to resort to playing the race card in an attempt to gain sympathy and foment discord.
We the People are thinking about what you are doing, not what color you are – as you repeatedly suggest.
President Harry Truman famously said, “The buck stops here.” You, sir, say it’s not your fault, blame President George W. Bush and use the color of your skin to avoid facing and/or admitting the truth.
Oh, we’re thinking, sir. We the People are thinking what an abysmal disappointment you are and that we cannot wait for your term to end. And, if, as you claim, that makes you the caricature that America sees on Fox News or hears from Rush Limbaugh, then so be it.
And we do not apologize if the truth offends you.
[by Mychal Massie, writing for WND.com]
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