Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Personal Aside: `Bye-bye `Bama!
It was the worst mistake a candidate for president can make telling a crowd during wartime that American lives lost in the war in behalf of the United States were wasted. And although the cosmetics brigade of the guilt-ridden white media will cover for him, if sufficiently capitalized upon by surrogates of his opponentsnotably Hillary--the speech in Durham, New Hampshire by Barack Hussein Obama should be enough to relegate his campaign to minor status. There is no way that a blunder of that magnitude should not be turned against him in the fight for the Democratic nomination and, even further down the road in the general election as a rebuke to those who have not repudiated it. Obamas instinctive evasion of a full apology, then followed by a full apology, makes it worseand doubly certain that his candidacy is George Clooney radicalism unvarnished. If this were to be the view of a presidenteven if apologized forit would signal that for the first time the holder of this office were not a patriot.
It was not misspeak like the incompetent telling of a bitter joke aimed at George W. Bush by John Kerry which made it sound like Kerry believes only the dumb ones go to Iraq or the tongue-gone-wild gaffe that afflicted poor garrulous Joe Biden but unmistakable evidence that compassion support for men and women who gave their lives and their families has eluded this rock-star candidate who has been idolized for color not competence far beyond his capacity to assimilate it. In the end, the coolness he seemingly showed was symptomatic of an astounding inner coldness: inexplicable coldness to the needs of families who lost loved ones. We shall see if the affirmative action administered by his media friends will explain this egregious failure to appreciate noble sacrifice for country.
Let the comparisons with Abraham Lincoln end now. The cruel view made during wartime soundsindeed may benot only cold but unpatriotic. No one before has had the temerity to tell Americans that their lost childrens liveseven in conflicts that failed such as Bull Run, Chancellorsville and Picketts charge at Gettyburg not to forget lives lost at isolated defeats at the Alamo, Bataan, Corregidor and Vietnam were wasted. All the cosmetic stitching and bruise-repair work David Axelrod can do will not be sufficient. Obama will still be beloved by the full moon white liberal Left and a segmentnot all--of the black community to them but as for getting the nomination, he should be history.
So much for the excitable, heads-over-heels-in-love jumping teen-aged girl Sun-Times over-aged adolescent duo Carol Marin and Jennifer Hunter who accompanied the cool-headed old pro Lynn Sweet to the unveiling in Springfield. So much for the ensconced liberal media Greek chorus the f-word spewing Chris Matthews et al that sacrificially froze their stones Saturday which was a delight to see in hopes of even touch the hem of this falsely perceived cardboard icon. And so the orchestral symphony of a falsetto candidate ends with the discomfiting equivalent of a rude intestinal-based noise. Axelrod has already passed the word to those who are supposed to write todays history er, it never happened: ignore it. Not to do so is racist. Of course.
I have been ruminating from the past to see how this enormous blunder rates with those of prior presidential contests. Answer: its the worst. Worse than Bidens appropriation not just of Neil Kinnocks words but his resume George Romneys brainwashing statement showing how easy it would be to mislead him if president when he was mis-led by the generals whom he visited Vietnam. Dwight Eisenhowers answer when asked what Nixon had contributed to his administration (if you give me a week, Ill probably have the answer), Thomas E. Deweys insult to the engineer of his campaign train, calling him an idiot with the engineer saying, its okay, Im not going to vote for him anyhow, Herbert Hoovers prosperity is just around the cornerprobably you have to go back beyond rum romanism and rebellion to John Adams description by Benjamin Franklin (He means well for his country but some times and in some ways gets absolutely out of his senses which was used by Jefferson to help defeat the 2nd president).
Even then most of these are words said about a candidate not by him. The solution for the Obama campaign: treat the cold insult to dead soldiers and their families with silence. Which the lefty blog bund decided to do without waiting for Axelrods orders. We shall see what the Left does now. The Left that so hates the president it wishes defeat for the country the Left, whose prime candidate has declared what he and the left inwardly have always felt--that heroes sacrifices made in behalf of America in Iraq are wasted.
The unpatriotic Left that cannot wait to see America punished and fail.