Friday, November 06, 2009

Here's a "Shout-out" to Barack Hussein Obama: Start Acting Presidential

Evidently when he was growing up, during his formative years in Indonesia and then later in his young adult years spent at Columbia and Harvard, Barack Obama didn't spend a lot of time watching television footage of U.S. Presidents. If he had, he would be able to show he has some concept or understanding of how a President behaves during times of stress and tragedy in our country.

In this clip, Obama spends almost two minutes speaking conversationally to his audience at the Tribal Nations Converence before he gets around to mentioning the tragedy at Fort Hood: "I want to give a shout-out to that Congressional Medal of Honor winner. It's good to see you."

An aside: Obama couldn't even get that one right. His "shout-out" was to Dr. Joe Medicine Crow, recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, a medal that Obama himself put around the recipient's neck.

So our president doesn't know the difference between the Medal of Honor and the Presidential Medal of Freedom? How can that be, when we've been told he's the smartest man evah elected president? As far as I'm concerned, it's just another way he shows contempt for his office and the people of the United States. But I digress.

Someone needs to tell Obama that he's Commander-in-Chief of the military. That's his job. I saw this live yesterday, and I honestly thought they were playing the wrong clip until he finally got to the point. His comments about the tragedy** at Fort Hood, when he finally got around to them, came across as something of an afterthought. Then in his remarks he managed to turn the subject around to being mostly about himself, one of his favorite narcissistic tricks: And I want all of you to know that as Commander-in-Chief, there's no greater honor but also no greater responsibility for me than to make sure that the extraordinary men and women in uniform are properly cared for and that their safety and security when they are at home is provided for. Really? How about when they're under fire in Afghanistan? Is that an "honor" and a "responsibility" for you too?

Maybe it's just me, but I found his remarks and demeanor yesterday 'way beyond odd. Listening to his tone and looking at his demeanor, he could have been talking about Cash for Clunkers or the next Girl Scout Cookie Drive.

**Newsflash, Champ. Fort Hood was not a tragedy; it was an atrocity. Get it right, you who are so good with words.

P.S. The lamestream media is of course playing a sanitized version of this clip, sans the conversational "shout-outs" to his audience. They've got your back, O. Big surprise.

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