Barack Obama strikes me as a singularly passive-aggressive individual. He'll screw you over, but never to your face. Someone else will always do that dirty work. He'll merely sit back and enjoy his invidious handiwork.
Don't like the British? Give insulting gifts, and return cherished ones. They'll get the idea.
Don't have the intestinal fortitude to pull out of Afghanistan? Dilly-dally with your commander in the field until he throws up his hands in frustration.
Not politically expedient to proclaim your abiding allegiance to Islam? Castigate your countrymen for "jumping to conclusions" when one of your brethren commits jihad.
Pastor giving you the blues? This is not the man I knew.
Former employer ACORN getting their asses snapped in a scandal? It's not something I'm paying a lot of attention to.
Fearful the head gangster of the House of Saud will call you an apostate? Prostrate yourself before him.
I'll wager this conflict-avoiding lightweight has never even fired anyone face to face. Terminating another person is shitty, souring work, but adults have to do it now and then. Obama the Immaculate uses his hatchetmen and his magic bus instead. His is a sweet but impenetrable bubble, blessed with innoculation against consequence.
I believe if the buck ever stops at the Oval Office again, and Obama is finally forced into a situation where he cannot vote "present," when he can not pass that buck, he will swoon like a competitive eater with the meat sweats.
His pampered upbringing, his affirmative action history, his utterly empty portfolio, have not equipped the man to make the hard calls. One day soon he will have to make the hard call, and it will probably involve coming down on the side of the citizens of this nation or militant Islam.
If I'm in Vegas, and I have one benjamin to bet, and that decision is the only bet available, deduce for yourself which way I go. And sadly, once he is forced to decide, and is unconstrained, I don't think it will be that hard of a call for the man. He may even find it liberating.
Posted by Velociman at November 13, 2009 8:28 PM