Sunday, May 25, 2008

It's Hammerin' Time

Via Babalu Blog, I found this reference to a Charles Krauthammer (appropriate name - he HAMMERS Obama well) column. In it:
Obama cites John Kennedy meeting Nikita Khrushchev as another example of what he wants to emulate. Really? That Vienna summit of a young, inexperienced, untested American president was disastrous, emboldening Khrushchev to push Kennedy on Berlin -- and then nearly fatally in Cuba, leading almost directly to the Cuban missile crisis. Is that the precedent Obama aspires to follow?
Yeah, it's like that.

I don't particularly like or dislike Obama. I think he's too inexperienced, and too sure of himself (a trait often found in those from Ivy League universities - they substitute a self-aware surety - "do you know who I am? Do you realize what prestigious institutions I have attended?" for the willingness to learn, post-college). He is WAY over-sensitive to slights; he is quite proud.

These traits are not fatal; they will often wear away as the person gains experience and life lessons. But, they are not what I want in a president.

Obama lacks the ability to laugh at himself. He cannot accept that opposition to his ideas can be caused by anything by nefarious forces - which, after all, is a good description of Hillary's people. He is Nixonian - surrounded by enemies. And, for extra fun, he is (sorta) Black. I am one of the many who ask, why Black? Why not Bi-racial, a perfectly good term?

By defining himself as Black, he gains the position of having his enemies portrayed as the forces of evil - for, other than Evil, who can be against the Sainted Black Man?

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