Barack Obama; Dreams of his Mustache
Barack Obama continues to slowly reveal himself to the people he has been elected to serve.
He told us something about himself when he put the murder of an abortionist over the murder of one of his soldiers. The death of the abortionist was immediately condemned with a security deployment ordered. It took days upon days for the death of his soldier, at the hands of a convert-to-Islam intent on mayhem, to be acknowledged with the release of a woefully inadequate and rather cold expression of “sadness” at the murder of a soldier who had volunteered to serve under him. Barack Obama revealed himself in those stories.
And now, he is in Cairo, saying Ich Bin Ein Muslimer!
In Obama’s giving a 6,000 word speech we see his lighter side as he lectures the whole world, and everything that has ever come before him, with the lolcats messages, “yer doin’ it wrong! I fix!”, and “I wuvs you, now be nice” and “Interwebz is danger!”
Speaking of self-revelation, in the past President Obama has written and talked about how he has been exposed to Islam all his life and has stated that the Muslim Call to Prayer is “one of the prettiest sounds on earth”. He then recited the call in “a first-class accent” (that line no longer exists in the New York Times). Just recently Obama – who made a fuss if anyone mentioned his middle name, Hussein, during the 2008 campaign – has made much of his familial connections to Islam.
The Muslim Call to Prayer is rather pretty, and I can’t imagine why the NY Times would feel the need to edit out how perfectly Barack Obama can recite it. I myself can recite the Shema very well in Hebrew and it doesn’t necessarily make me a Jew. Odd, that. I always thought press reports, once filed, were left alone, unless corrected with appropriate notation.
Anyway, as Obama sojourns through the Muslim lands that must feel very familiar to him, lecturing and even quoting from Koran in Cairo, he seems, as evidenced in the picture above, to be raising a mustache.
Interesting. I don’t think we’ve had a modern-era president with facial hair since Teddy Roosevelt. In our Italian family, facial hair is more common than not. What do you think of it? I think it’s Hussein-alicious!
I still don’t think Obama is a Muslim. And even if he is, so what? There are lots of peacable Muslims who find their religion hijacked by the global extremists.
But if Obama is a Muslim, he should have told us, don’t you think? I mean, I know the nation elected a person they really did not know in 2008 (the press would not ask him a question or tell us anything about him, after all, besides “he’s so great and so cool and so elegant.”)
An election is a contract of sorts, and before he entered into one with us, he should have told us who he is, that’s for certain. But then again, Obama doesn’t think much about contracts, so it might have been pointless, anyway.Speech reactions:
NRO has a reaction symposium
Andy McCarthy: Koranic text Obama left out
Andrew Bolt: Islam, I am your savior!
Fausta: What was missing from the speech
Abe Greenwald: Not too good on Women’s Rights
Jennifer Rubin: Abudullah is not charmed by Obama
Bookworm: Gives the speech a C and wonders about specifically Muslim formulations
Ed Morrissey: Not so bad; not much different from Bush
Rich Lowry: On the whole not bad
Max Boot: Could have been a lot worse
Ann Althouse: Commenters parse the speech
Jake Tapper: President finds himself in Hieroglyphs
“Yes we can” in Hieroglyphics
Mike Allen: Kinda common rhetoric
Confederate Yankee: Obama’s Brilliant Delusion
Andy McCarthy: Founding Fathers Friends to Islam?
Dana Perino: Comparing two presidents, two speeches
Noisy Room: United Under Allah
Obama’s Nixon China Speech
Flopping Aces: Charm Offenses & History
Gateway: US President won’t stand for democracy