There are times, gentle readers, when writing yet another story critical of President Obama, I pause for just a moment to reflect, to ask myself, “am I unfairly criticizing Barack Hussein Obama?” Then a story like this from The Daily Caller comes around, and I realize, if anything, I’m being restrained, and very, very polite:
A moment of silence remembering the September 11 victims at a Pentagon memorial service began early in order to accommodate a restless President Obama, a Department of Defense official told The Daily Caller.
A source close to the situation told TheDC that Obama arrived early to the memorial service — which took place at the Pentagon — and wanted to get things started early.
A Department of Defense official confirmed that the moment of silence was moved up a few minutes and that Obama was the one who made the decision, saying the president ‘moved early.’
The moment of silence was originally slotted to take place at 9:37 AM — the time at which the Pentagon was attacked on September 11 — but ended up taking place a few minutes early.
Let’s review: the moment of silence was set to be observed at the Pentagon at precisely 0937 on 09-11, because that was the time, 15 years ago, the hijacked jet crashed into it, killing our servicemen and women and civilian employees. The very nature of the observance was predicated on that time. It was that particular anniversary and time that was of historical, personal, and military significance.
But Emperor Barack The First arrived early and was restless—perhaps a tee time awaited his most glorious majesty?—and demanded to do his part early. Would this have sullied the moment? Insulted the survivors present? Angered our entire military? Demonstrated once and for all that Barack Obama hates our nation, our military and our people and has no respect or empathy for it and them? Yes to all.
It’s good to be dah king.
This, gentle readers, was just another Obama spit in the face of the American people. It’s nothing new. It’s what we’ve come to expect of him, so far has he lowered our expectations for the presidency. Yet he constantly lectures us on what American values are. He means, of course, his values, which change from moment to moment, particularly if he’s restless—or golfing. And he is not done, not by a long shot.
We elected him, twice. Any racial debt any American ever owed—and Americans paid those bills long before his election—has been expunged for all time. Even if Obama has not done mortal damage, we will be generations repairing the racial, and other, harm he has done in only eight years.
I’m not letting Barack Obama off the hook. We made the mistake of electing him—twice—but he did not have to behave badly. He did not have to make everything about him. He could have chosen to wait a few minutes to properly honor those killed at the Pentagon on 09-11, he could have made the choice not to behave like an hyperactive, selfish adolescent. But he didn’t. He chose to behave like Barack Obama.
What’s next: publically flirting with a hot woman and taking selfies at a state funeral? What’s that? He’s already done that? Oh. Of course he has.
And at a recent campaign speech on behalf of Hillary Clinton, he mentioned himself 137 times:
The president rallied with Clinton supporters in Philadelphia and when doing so, managed to mention himself 137 times.
At one point, after running down a list of what he considered accomplishments of his presidency, someone in the audience shouted out about lower gas prices.
‘Thank you for reminding me,’ he replied. ‘Thanks, Obama,’ he said to himself.
Right. Those would be the gas prices he did everything he could to see skyrocket. Those would be the gas prices his energy secretary–Chu–tried to raise to European levels. Those would be the gas prices that are at reasonably low levels despite Mr. Obama’s worst efforts. “Thanks, Obama,” indeed.
And we elected him. Twice.