When President-Elect Obama compared himself to Lincoln - The Great Emancipator, I vowed to zip it and not point out he hadn't done anything yet. Yes. He was taking over the reigns of a country divided and had big plans for healing...however, I felt, he needed to earn that kind of respect.
I told myself not to pass any judgement for the first 100 days. Let him get his feet wet. Let him find some footing.
That was until yesterday.
"I would put these first four months up against any prior administration since FDR," Obama said.
That, my friends, is pure unadulterated arrogance...
Let me ask you these questions:
- Would Kennedy have greeted and then entertained Castro and Chavez like family?
- Would Reagan have shut down our CIA systems around the world in the middle of a War on Terror?
- Would Roosevelt excuse all the terrorists of the U.S.S. Cole, Gitmo and the 9/11 masterminds?
- Did Clinton make his first call as Mr. President to Mahmoud Abbas, leader of Fatah party in the Palestinian territory or grant his first interview as prez on Al Arabia television?
Those are just a few of the posts that were dying to get typed. Not to mention the fact he recently signed an executive order (he wrote it back in Feb.) of presidential determination allowing hundreds of thousands of Palestinians to settle in the United States at American taxpayers' expense. By executive order, President Barack Obama has ordered the expenditure of $20.3 million in migration assistance to the Palestinians. (Federal Register FR Doc. E9-2488) Did you read that?
It's a done deal. We are now going to pay the way to the American Dream for people who openly hate America. Niiiice.
Today he is with Abbas shaking his finger at Israel.
Note to my Big Shooter: I know you wanted me to rant about the D-Day snub, but I couldn't get past the "I am the greatest thing since sliced bread" insinuation. In 44 months will there even be words great enough to describe his administration?