Leave it to Barack Obama to go out of his way to purposely step into a big flaming pile of dogshit, try to scrape the mess off on your living room rug, vehemently insist that he hasn't done what he oh-so-obviously-has...and then go on vacation. For ten more days.
That's what he did with this whole Ground Zero mosque thing.
Last Friday, he's talking to a bunch of murderous towelheads and he tells them what they want to hear;in a nutshell, that they have the right to be a bunch of obnoxious motherfuckers and build a Victory Monument on the very bones of the people murdered by their coreligionists. Obama garnered the applause, naturally, and the next day all the Oh-My-God- he's-soooo-courageous-ass-kissing-fawning-I-wanna-suck-his-dick-sycophancy was served up by the Press, which printed and broadcast his obvious pandering to a room full of potential suicide bombers, and presented it as a defense of American values in the face of racism.
But Joe Sixpack doesn't agree that Obama is"courageous". Or that Muslims are simply exercising their rights (most people have no issue with a mosque being built; they just don't want it built near Ground Zero). Obama chimes in, without the need to do so, and then does not address the burning question of whether building this thing, in this location, is insensitive to the victims of 9/11. And when the public outrage over our "courageous" President's pronouncements result in such an overwhelmingly swift and vehement rebuke, he resorts to his favorite past time -- splitting rhetorical hairs in order to create the appearance of the reasonable, technically-always-right Leader, who understands all seven sides (or more) of the issue. Penn and Teller couldn't create a better illusion of calm and calculating super-smartness than the one Obama creates (with the aid of the Press, of course). It's a load of rubbish, but there's still enough rubes out there who fall for it.
Obama does this all the time; he involves himself in shit that isn't his business, says or does the wrong thing, insists that we're all just too stupid to understand his intent or the nuances, and then just claims he was right all along. He's an arrogant prick who hasn't yet discovered that he's a fucking moron. Probably because he's had people whispering in his ear all his life about what a "special" person he is, and how much"better" he is than anyone else, despite the fact that he couldn't find his own ass with both hands and a GPS; that's mostly how Affirmative Action works, you know.
There is, however, someone who can lay claim to the title of Biggest Asshole In America this evening, and that's the guy who actually sued to become Mayor of New York in the wake of 9/11, so that he could handle the"recovery and rebuilding"...and nine years later there's still a hole in the ground, and the only thing about to be built is a monument to the assholes who created that crater.
That Superstar of Assholes would be one Micheal Bloomberg, Mayor of New Yorkistan.
Bloomberg also takes the position that the Muzzies have the right to build a mosque near Ground Zero, without ever tackling the question of whether it it's in poor taste or not. Apparently, in today's multi-culti world, the worst thing you can do is accuse a minority group of poor taste...especially one which includes members so mentally ill that they imagine murder/suicide with Semtex to be the highest religious calling.
The reason neither man addresses the REAL issue and instead chooses to frame the argument as one of fundamental rights, is that to do otherwise requires a sense of honesty, and implies the ability to make a moral judgement.
These are two things which no modern politician can do, mainly because they're a) dishonest people, b) have no morals, and c) have no judgement. Someone, probably some third-rate-underpaid political aide, formulates the "policy", gins up the talking points, and the douchebag-in-a-suit reads it off the teleprompter. If it's a good policy, the douchebag takes credit for it, if it isn't, he weasels out on legalities, technicalities, and lawyerly talk. When that doesn't work, he digs in his heels and and attempts to defend the indefensible, because the worst thing in the world to him is to be seen as having been wrong.
You have to wonder what the political aides are smoking if they somehow managed to convince the empty suits they work for that support -- even conditional support -- for that mosque being built where it's planned is somehow "leadership", is beyond me. In the shallow sense in which the words are used today, it's somehow "courageous leadership" to advocate for something that is oh-so-obviously wrong, and which flies in the face of monolithic public opinion.
Or maybe both men are just the most arrogant pieces of shit imaginable.
You have to laugh at people who suddenly remember what the Constitution says after they've nationalized the banks, mandated that you buy health insurance against your will, created an entire regiment of political offices which are subject to no oversight by any non-Executive branch or bureau of government, set dates for the withdrawal of combat forces while the fighting still rages, or who make it their business to interfere with and tax-to-hell everything you may eat, drink, or smoke, because it offends their self-righteous sensibilities.
These men have the nerve to talk about the exercise of rights, and the proper role of government? Don't make me laugh. They can't even keep up with their own contradictions. Two and a half years ago, Obama was denouncing the Bitter Clingers, and now he's somehow the "courageous"Stalwart Defender of Religious Rights?
What they are doing is neither courageous, nor an indication of leadership. Neither Bloomberg nor Obama deserves to have such words attached to them, because they have taken their stand for what must be simply selfish reasons. Obama needs to gin up the race war rhetoric to get minorities to the polls this November, and Bloomberg is probably already looking to when he returns to his multi-billion media empire and when he'll need boatloads of Arab money to keep it afloat in the lean times ahead.
Neither man would have made a decent-sized pimple on Ronald Reagan's Ass. Or George Patton's Scrotum, for that matter.
Fortunately, we'll be rid of both come 2012, unless (dare we hope?) The Sickle Cell or Hypertension takes away The One, and the other is gunned down in a drive-by on the steps of Gracie Mansion by the Tobacco Gangs that will control the black market trade in illicit cigarettes created by his own tax regime.
Those are the only suitable ends for such shallow and arrogant men. The sooner this City, and Country, are rid of such so-called "leaders", the sooner we can tell the Islamonazi triumphalists to go pound sand.
UPDATE: The 3rd biggest asshole in America adds her $0.02. Once again, it's an opinion that no one asked for, and which it wasn't necessary to make public. I guess we can start the Inquisition with the 9/11 Victim's Families. That should go over big on national TV. Everyday that goes by makes Joe Biden look like the sanest and smartest one in the whole lot.
And, from the I-Told-You-So-Files: The Perils of Praise.