That beating my head against the wall thing? It's because I just can't understand, I just can't GET why people adore Barack Obama.
I have commenters on this blog and I know people that fawn over every move he makes. I hear comments along the lines of "Thank GOD we have an intelligent president now! He's awesome! I love him! I *heart* him! He's going to restore America's popularity in the world! Everyone will like us again! He's going to provide health care to EVERY American! He's going to give you a TAX CUT! " Oh, it goes on and on. I don't begrudge them their feelings and opinions, really. That's what makes politics, but I just don't GET it. I guess I'm a knuckle dragging neanderthal. Not intelligent enough to keep up with the masses.
Back to Romano. He's writing about Obama's upcoming visit to Normandy and he compares what is to come with George W. Bush's visit in 2004. For Obama's visit - he has asked that no tourists be allowed to tour Normandy that day because HE will be there. It's the 65th anniversary of D-Day and he doesn't want to let anybody else in. What arrogance!
Don't tell me it's about security either. They managed security when Bush went.
"The 65th Anniversary of D-Day is fast approaching. Barack Obama will attend the events on June 6th as George Bush did in 2004 for the sixtieth memorial service. Here is the rub, as of now Obama’s State Department has asked (read demanded) the French government not allow tour guide services to operate that day. It is a big day for Normandy tourism. Yet, the king will not allow those not connected with government to enjoy the day. Obama is very important you know. This is an unprecedented request. I hope the French come to their senses and deny it.
Compare that with 2004. Security was tight as President Bush and other world leaders were in attendance, but the event was still open to all. A friend relayed the story of waiting in line to use a port-a-potty (a French port-a-potty no doubt, yuck, believe me.) She looks to her left and who he is in the next line waiting patiently? President Bush. Sure he had Secret Service nearby, but he waited like everyone else."
Obama's arrogance is simply beyond belief. I suppose to many people, the people who voted for him, this is not a character flaw. To me, it is. I don't think you can argue a case that he is not arrogant, although I am sure someone will try. Romano has Obama on video (I'm not going to steal his entire post - you'll have to go watch it for yourself!) saying "a light will shine down from somewhere...You will experience an epiphany. And you will say to yourself, 'I have to vote for Barack.'"
Arrogance is a serious character flaw because it leads you to believe that you are always right and you are unable to listen to those who may be able to guide you. You believe your way is the only way and that you can make no mistakes. Like Caesar. Or Oediupus.
Romano enourages us to remember the 2010 elections are coming and that there is still time to slow down this train wreck. I honestly do not, at this point, believe that the Obamabots will turn against their leader; they love him. They love Michelle. They love Michelle's arms. They love the dog. But the elections will give the rest of us a chance to slow down the havoc that he is imposing on our country. If he gets all four years unchecked then the damage will be practically unreparable.
As Romano says, NOT what those boys in Normandy died for.
I've got to go finish cleaning brain matter off my walls.