An addendum to my prior post about opposition to President Obama and racism:
When Mr. Obama was elected to the presidency in 2008, the only comfort that I could take in his victory was that America had finally crossed an important racial barrier. That was, for me, the silver lining in the cloud that I believed his presidency to represent — a belief that, in my opinion, has been comprehensively vindicated by his performance in office.
In fact, when, once in a while, I hear somebody talking about the desirability of impeaching Mr. Obama, I always remind him or her of the man waiting in the wings: Crazy Joe Biden, der Gaffemeister — who is, among other things, a serial plagiarist and fabulist.
At a very minimum, the prospect of Mr. Biden’s becoming president of the United States
Puzzles the will,
And makes us rather bear those ills we have,
Than fly to others that we know not of.
Thus Conscience does make Cowards of us all,
And thus the Native hue of Resolution
Is sicklied o’er, with the pale cast of Thought,
And enterprises of great pitch and moment,
With this regard their Currents turn awry,
And lose the name of Action.
If Ms. Winfrey’s style of reducing the motivation of those who disagree with her politics is to be followed, though, I suppose that my opposition to Mr. Biden reveals my bigotry against borderline white Catholics from the American Northeast.
In the meantime, though, here’s another example of white racist disdain for Mr. Obama. It’s attributed to that low-brow, Oxford-educated, Princeton-doctorate-holding, Pulitzer-Prize winning troglodyte George Will, and was apparently written during the bad old days of the government shutdown, back before the triumphant rollout of Obamacare:
America has had some great presidents, many mediocre ones and a few bad ones. But we’ve never had one like Barack Obama. He’s the first who thinks the job is beneath him. He’s the first who turns political give-and-take into a crisis by refusing to negotiate with Congress. He’s the first who thinks the way to more power is to inflict pain on ordinary people. The move to barricade the World War II memorial reveals the mentality of a tin-pot dictator. The limited government shutdown did not need to affect the memorial because it is open 24 hours, without gates and often without guards. But to turn public opinion in his favor, Obama’s goons trucked in barricades to keep out World War II vets and other visitors. By one estimate, the barricades and workers cost $100,000. The same punish-the-people attitude led to shutdowns of other parks and historic sites that get no federal funding. “We’ve been told to make life as difficult for people as we can. It’s disgusting,” a Park Service ranger told The Washington Times. The ranger cited the order to close the parking lot at George Washington’s home in Mount Vernon so visitors couldn’t use it. The cheap trick captured the contrast between a revered president and the current one. I’ve been saying for a while that there is no bottom to Obama. He’s not just ruthless. He’s without scruples and honor. Now the shutdown has ended, it will bring only a temporary respite from the crisis atmosphere in Washington. When it comes to his countrymen, Obama always chooses conflict over cooperation. Meanwhile, Jimmy Carter can rest easy. We have a new worst president.
In the meantime, though, Mr. Obama’s short-game may be getting much better. At least, judging by this article from roughly six weeks ago, it should be: http://www.whitehousedossier.com/2013/09/29/crisis-unfolds-obama-sets-personal-golf-record/