Obama Still Doesn’t Get It
He campaigned with the slogan “Hope and Change”.
Well, for nearly eight years now we’ve been hoping that Obama would change.
However, the recent Iran seizure of two small U.S. Navy boats show that Obama just doesn’t get it:
Every president is entitled to the confidence of the nation that he means well. That includes Barack Obama, even when he retreats to his other home in a universe far, far away. He just doesn’t understand what’s going on here on Planet Earth, where the rest of us live. Meaning well is not enough.
He seems to understand now, after it was explained to him at some length, that America is indeed the exceptional nation that Abraham Lincoln said it is, but not for the reasons Mr. Obama thinks. “The United States of America is the most powerful nation on Earth, period,” Mr. Obama told the nation in his State of the Union address earlier this week. “It’s not even close. We spend more on our military than the next eight nations combined.”
That’s rich, from the man who has starved the military for resources and has set out to inflict mortal damage on the great fighting machine by remaking it to answer the sighs and whispers of feminist wishes and dreams. As if he had something to do with making the troops he commands the “finest fighting force in the history of the world.” That covers considerable territory. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia and Patton’s legion that raced across France, destroying everything before them, were pretty good, too, and there were no presidents to hobble them.
But President Obama knows nothing of the American fighting man, having never worn the uniform, having never heard shots fired in anger, relying on the word of senior officers who would rather switch than fight, and he has no understanding why a commander who betrays the spirit and grit of his men is worse and weaker than a cipher.
He just doesn’t get it. “Surveys show our standing around the world is higher than when I was elected to this office,” he told Congress, “and when it comes to every important international issue, people of the world do not look to Beijing or Moscow to lead — they call us.” True enough, but there is no confidence among “the people of the world” that there will be anyone at the White House to answer the phone.
Thanks for the change Obama.
You’ve taken American exceptionalism and turned it into a weak coward.