Saturday, August 14, 2010

President Poltroon

Last night you allocuted on the Ground Zero mosque with the clear clarity of clearness that so often characterizes your public discourse:

But let me be clear: as a citizen, and as President, I believe that Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as anyone else in this country. That includes the right to build a place of worship and a community center on private property in lower Manhattan, in accordance with local laws and ordinances.

Today you muddied up the place, sloshing some really very Hillaryesque dishwater all over it:

I was not commenting and I will not comment on the wisdom of making the decision to put a mosque there. I was commenting very specifically on the right people have that dates back to our founding. That’s what our country is about. And I think it’s very important as difficult as some of these issues are that we stay focused on who we are as a people and what our values are all about.

For God's sake, Mr. Obama, you are not the mayor of Podunk arguing with the City Council over sewer versus septic; you are the president of the United States of America, the greatest country in the world! It may be that your utterances are sounding like indefensible rubbish to more and more of us, but at the very least you, the presidential enunciator of them, ought to have the courage to defend themespecially when theyre already in writing.


  1. You're assuming that he is saying what he wants to say- he probably went off teleprompter to state his support for the extremist Muslim war against the US, and then was told to back off those comments by his political handlers.

  2. Nope, his remarks were prepared.

    But I congratulate you. One sees so few people these days who still want to believe that an American president can be so thoroughly detached from America. He is a man of the Left, and for him and many others in this country 9/11 was the big comeuppance. There were many people who came out after 9/11 to say America had it coming, and one of them was Obama's old friend and ghost autohagiographer Bill Ayers. In his ideas about America's relationship with the Muslim world, Obama has much more in common with Imam Rauf than with he does with ordinary Americans and he's not afraid to say so, he's just really really bad at handling the blow back. He must be marveling that the population of bitterclingers seems to increase geometrically every time he articulates his version of America's ideals.

  3. Bad Rachel, I like your photo. You write baaad and you look badder than baaad. You the baddest. (This all constitutes high praise, as I'm sure you're aware.)

    Has anyone made the observation yet, replete with screaming, perspiring, eye-bulging, and all Rev. Jerimiah Wright inflection and cadence, that, with this past Friday night's Obama Ground Zero Mosque endorsement, America's chicken has come home to roost?