Once again, the smartest man to ever serve our country in the capacity of President, King Hussein Obama the First, is backpedaling from another stupid comment; in this case from his misinformed condemnation of the police in Cambridge, Massachusetts over the arrest of Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., a renowned expert in African American studies. http://www.abcnews.go.com/Politics/Story?id=8163051&page=1 Just in case you'll been dead for the past few days, here's a quick recap. Cambridge police were called by a concerned neighbor who saw two black men breaking into a house. Sgt. James Crowley responded to the call and confronted Gates inside the house. The Professor reacted harshly, accusing Crowley of being a racist. Ultimately Professor Gates produced identification to prove he belonged in the house but continued to berate Crowley and was arrested for disorderly conduct.
During his press conference on Wednesday the King, responding to a question about Gates' arrest, said the Cambridge Police "acted stupidly" and conjured up the specter of racism as potentially playing a role in incident. Now before I go on any further, don't forget that the Obama press conferences are not a spontaneous exchange of information but are staged performances in which reporters submit their questions ahead of time and the King decides which questions he will answer. He specifically chose this question and carefully crafted his answer to defend Professor Gates, whom his Majesty indentifies as a friend.
Well, the King stirred up quite a reaction from the Cambridge Police, who have a recording of the incident that may yet be released. My guess is that this recording will prove that Gates was the instigator in this situation. Condemnations from police organizations from across the country rained down on Obama and public opinion quickly turned against his Majesty.
So today, two days after his self-righteous condemnation of Sgt. Crowley and his fellow officers, now Obama has said that he didn't intend to malign the Cambridge Police, that maybe his buddy Professor Gates overreacted, and Crowley, Gates, and his Majesty should all sit down and have a beer at the White House. And of course, like the ignorant clown that he is, King Hussein Obama the First claimed to be "surprised by the controversy surrounding my statement."
Well I'm not surprised because I've seen it many times:
1. Reverend Wright
Obama's erstwhile spiritual advisor, Wright's racist and anti-American comments stunned the nation during the primary last year. At first Obama supported Reverend Wright. In a speech on race that the liberal idiots in the media praised ad nauseam http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/03/18/obama-race-speech-read-th_n_92077.html , the King pointed out that Wright was not perfect but:
As imperfect as he may be, he has been like family to me. He strengthened my faith, officiated my wedding, and baptized my children. Not once in my conversations with him have I heard him talk about any ethnic group in derogatory terms, or treat whites with whom he interacted with anything but courtesy and respect. He contains within him the contradictions - the good and the bad - of the community that he has served diligently for so many years.
And he went on to say:
I can no more disown him than I can disown the black community. I can no more disown him than I can my white grandmother - a woman who helped raise me, a woman who sacrificed again and again for me, a woman who loves me as much as she loves anything in this world, but a woman who once confessed her fear of black men who passed by her on the street, and who on more than one occasion has uttered racial or ethnic stereotypes that made me cringe.
These people are a part of me. And they are a part of America, this country that I love.
Touching huh? Kinda of gets your right here. (I'm touching my chest near my heart if you hadn't guessed that because you're a stupid liberal).
Within two weeks though, Rev. Wright continued to spew his hate and Obama was forced to cut ties with the man http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/30/us/politics/30obama.html . Suddenly all the sappy talk about the good work of Wright and his racist grandma was out the window:
His comments were not only divisive and destructive, but I believe that they end up giving comfort to those who prey on hate, and I believe that they do not portray accurately the perspective of the black church," Mr. Obama said, his voice welling with anger. "They certainly don't portray accurately my values and beliefs."
2. Bitter Americans
Sometimes the King is like a little kid who closes his eyes and thinks you can't see him. Such was the case during last year's Pennsylvania primary when the dumb ass spit out the following gem while talking to a bunch of worthless liberals in San Fran Sicko:
you go into these small towns in Pennsylvania and, like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing's replaced them And they feel through the Clinton administration, and the Bush administration, and each successive administration has said that somehow these communities are gonna regenerate and they have not. And it's not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations
Well the smartest man to ever serve as President found out that the dumb hicks in Pennsylvania were actually aware of events way out there in San Fran Sicko and they were pissed. His Majesty had to admit that he didn't mean what he had plainly said. http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalradar/2008/04/yet-another-exp.html
"I didn't say it was well as I could have," Obama confessed today during a town hall in Muncie, Ind., in response to the controversy he described as a "political flare-up because I said something that everyone knows is true."
This response was an early example of what is common Obama tactic. After he says something really stupid, he claims that people are pissed because he's right and only he has the courage to speak the truth. This is a text book example of chutzpah.
3. Meeting without Preconditions
Community organizers don't spend much time thinking about foreign policy issues so the King's primary opponents quickly identified this area as a potential weak spot and it didn't take long for Obama to prove them right. During the CNN/YouTube Debate in 2007 Obama foolishly replied, "I would" to the following question:
Would you be willing to meet separately, without precondition, during the first year of your administration, in Washington or anywhere else, with the leaders of Iran, Syria, Venezuela, Cuba and North Korea in order to bridge the gap that divides our countries?"
The King spent months explaining this one and was still coming up with new spin in May 2008.
http://justoneminute.typepad.com/main/2008/05/obamas-clarific.html And in a foreshadowing of another common tactic, the King said:
I think if we lay out repeatedly and clearly my position, ultimately I think I've got the majority of the American people on my side on this issue.
In other words, the King's argument is that regardless of how stupid my comments are the majority of Americans (whether they really do or not) agree with me so shut up.
4. An Undivided Jerusalem
The King has a bad habit of telling his audience what they want to hear which doesn't serve him very well when he treads onto bitter disputes between warring groups. So when during the Democratic primary his Majesty addressed the American Israel Public Affairs Committee he thought he'd throw a bone to his audience:
Jerusalem will remain the capital of Israel, and it must remain undivided.
He basked in the glory of the roaring applause but when his Muslim brothers heard this one, they were pissed. The next day, the King had to once again clarify his remarks.
Jerusalem is a final status issue, which means it has to be negotiated between the two parities (as part of) an agreement that they both can live with.
Doesn't quite have the same ring to it as the first comment does it? Nevertheless, well over 70% of the Jewish population voted for this two-faced loser in the general election.
5. Insults Nancy Reagan
After Obama won the general election, he was at his insufferable worst: smug, completely full of himself. It was time to settle old scores and since Ronald Reagan was already dead he decided to take a cheap shot as his 87 year old widow. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/11/07/obama-apologizes-to-nancy_n_142280.html
At a news conference in Chicago, Obama said he had spoken with all the living presidents as he prepares to take office in January. Then he smiled and said, "I didn't want to get into a Nancy Reagan thing about doing any séances."
As the article points out, Mrs. Reagan never held séances and in fact it was his future Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton that did such things in the White House.
After the predictable outrage, Obama, by now used to this routine, called Nancy Reagan and apologized.
6. Special Olympics
My good friend Limis Ward covered this infamous gaffe in his column on March 20, 2009. http://delta-man.blogspot.com/2009_03_01_archive.html In short, while on The Tonight Show, the King joked about how his poor bowling was "like the Special Olympics."
The King didn't even bother to defend this one and quickly called the head of the Special Olympics, Kennedy clan member Tim Shriver, to apologize. http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0309/20268.html
7. Bows to the Saudi King.
I covered this incident, in which Obama shamefully humbles the United States by bowing to the Saudi King, as part of a post on Citizen Gibbs on April 10, 2009. http://delta-man.blogspot.com/2009_04_01_archive.html In this incident, Obama didn't apologize but instead ran away, leaving his spokesman to lie about the obvious bow by claiming Obama was actually trying to shake the Saudi King's hand.
Unfortunately we still have at least three and half years to go in the Obama Disaster and this is not even close to a complete list of all the dumb things his Majesty has been forced to clarify. I'm sure this list will expand exponentially as the inevitable decline in the King's political fortunes gains steam. Like a wounded animal, he will lash out at the American people, no doubt calling us stupid and/or stuck in the politics of the past.
And before I leave this subject, here's one more screw up that I'm sure he apologized for but for which we'll probably never know for sure. http://www.timeswatch.org/articles/2009/20090709135708.aspx
As you can see, during his recent trip to Russia, the smartest man ever to serve as President forgot where he met his wife and even how old his youngest daughter is. I usually don't give the King advise but I will in this case. Your ever-loving wife is getting rather big these days. If I was you, I wouldn't cross her.