One thing Obama is good at is insulting the collective intelligence of the entire United States of America. For example, he tells us that this will be the most morally upright administration in history, but then nominates an entire slew of cabinet members who "forgot" to pay their taxes. He promises transparency in his administration, but then goes behind closed doors and locks Republican lawmakers out of the legislative process. He signs into law a stimulus package that includes protection of bonuses for companies like AIG and then turns around and says that the bonuses are wrong.
I could go on and on with the missteps this guy has made before his first 100 days in office are done, but I'd like to move on to two more.
First, the White House claims that Obama did not bow to the Saudi King Abdullah. Interesting claim considering the video clearly shows Obama bowing to the Saudi ruling anti-semite.
Ben Smith of the Politico has this:
|The White House is denying that the president bowed to King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia at a G-20 meeting in London, a scene that drew criticism on the right and praise from some Arab outlets.|
"It wasn't a bow. He grasped his hand with two hands, and he's taller than King Abdullah," said an Obama aide, who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
And why is this an insult to our intelligence? Because Obama is also taller than Queen Elizabeth but no such bow seemed to be necessary in that meeting.
You can access that complete story and video on-line here:
White House: No Bow To Saudi
April 8, 2009
Obama also insulted our collective intelligence by by refusing to give any comment whatsoever on the Somali pirate hostage situation in which an American is being held against his will.
When asked by a reporter for comment, Obama refused and instead wanted to stick to some sort of script.
|April 9 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama declined to answer reporters' questions on Thursday on a hostage crisis off the coast of Somalia, where a U.S. ship captain is being held captive by pirates.|
Obama was asked to comment on the situation several times by reporters at a White House event on refinancing for homeowners. Obama, however, stuck closely to the script and replied that he wanted to remain focused on housing.
Is the situation just not that important to him? Couldn't he have said something reassuring to the family of the hostage? No. He couldn't bring himself to be that good of a leader.
Maybe the person running the teleprompter could have put something up about it so that Obama would at least have had a script to read.
You can access the article on-line here:
Obama Declines Comment On US Hostage Crisis Off Somalia
Jeff Mason, Sandra Maler
April 9, 2009