The Audacity of Friday

The Anchoress sums up my feelings about Obama in a well-reasoned post. The operative word is UNCOMFORTABLE. How can you expect a person to handle the hardest job in the world, when he can’t handle the simple release of a birth certificate? Could it be he is HIDING something? Why are his minions scrubbing his web site? Why does he need 300 foreign policy advisers? Is he done with channeling Xerxes and now styles himself as a modern-day Leonides? Oh, PUH-LEEZZEE.

Pardon me, but you’d think if he was REALLY born in Hawaii, he’d at least get the Pearl Harbor facts right.

While Obama is over in Europe on his rock star tour, complete with lap-dog anchorpersons to breathlessly report every crease in his trousers, his supporters stateside are issuing death-threats to Clinton supporters who refuse to be assimilated. One was even targeted with arson. Obamatrons gone wild.

(delinked) Charles Krauthammer says it best, though, when he notes

Barack Obama wants to speak at the Brandenburg Gate. He figures it would be a nice backdrop. The supporting cast — a cheering audience and a few fainting frauleins — would be a picturesque way to bolster his foreign policy credentials.

What Obama does not seem to understand is that the Brandenburg Gate is something you earn. President Ronald Reagan earned the right to speak there because his relentless pressure had brought the Soviet empire to its knees and he was demanding its final “tear down this wall” liquidation. When President John F. Kennedy visited the Brandenburg Gate on the day of his “Ich bin ein Berliner” speech, he was representing a country that was prepared to go to the brink of nuclear war to defend West Berlin.

Who is Obama representing? And what exactly has he done in his lifetime to merit appropriating the Brandenburg Gate as a campaign prop? What was his role in the fight against communism, the liberation of Eastern Europe, the creation of what George Bush the elder — who presided over the fall of the Berlin Wall but modestly declined to go there for a victory lap — called “a Europe whole and free”?

Does Obama not see the incongruity? It’s as if a German pol took a campaign trip to America and demanded the Statue of Liberty as a venue for a campaign speech. (The Germans have now gently nudged Obama into looking at other venues.)

Americans are beginning to notice Obama’s elevated opinion of himself.

Most right-of-center bloggers have been noticing for a while. But now, it seems that a couple of (delinked) MSM outlets are daring to raise concerns. Wonder how long before they are under the bus….?

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